Bonus Boommer: Jordan Willis, EDGE, Kansas State
Let’s look at notable 10 yard splits:
So what did Jordan Willis run? 1.54
No, I’m not sending his stock up because of a 40. He’s already been well recognized as an elite run-stopper for a prospect. He also provided 9.5 sacks as a senior for the Wildcats and had a dominant senior bowl. Willis jumped 125 inches on broad jump, and 39 inches for vertical showing just how athletic he is. With a 6’4 255 body, teams are getting intrigued. While most people have him being a day two pick in the second-fourth round range I think he is a late first, early second now and although it will come as a shock, the writing’s on the wall for it to happen.
Willis has been one of my favorite EDGE rushers for quite some time and I know I can’t be the only one who feels this way. Expect his name to be called earlier than mocks have him listed come the NFL Draft.
Bonus #2: “Where’s Foster!?!”
Reuben Foster got sent home and could be an obvious pick for a faller slot, but I disagree. Despite the red flags, reports came out that due to the long hospital stay (way over schedule) prospects were missing meetings with teams. And although that gives no excuse for his actions, it appears it won’t hurt his draft stock much.
Foster will have to continue to talk to teams and impress and will need to stay clean during the rest of Draft season (hopefully forever, but who knows) if he wants to keep his stock but at the moment his talent mixed with the large linebacker need in the NFL it is unlikely to hurt his stock much.