Stock Rising – Stock Falling

With just 24 hours to go before the NFL Draft comes around, I will give you a quick break down of who has seen their stock rise and fall in the past week or so. 

Stock Rising:

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NFL Draft Interviews – James Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada

Hey guys. Just completed an interview with James Michael Johnson, the inside linebacker from Nevada. James has had a very impressive four year career at Nevada and played in all four seasons. He has recently been projected anywhere from the third to fifth round of the NFL Draft and he kindly took some time to answer some of my questions. I would like to give a big thank you to James for taking the time to answer my questions.

1. What was the toughest moment in your life? How did this moment make you a better person?
Probably in 7th grade when my grandmother passed away. I had to get back to reality. That was the first time that someone close to me passed away. You kind of appreciate life a little more

After the jump see the rest of the questions

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Mychal Kendricks among the biggest winners at the NFL Combine

The Combine still has one more day to go but Mychal Kendricks stole the show for the LBs today. He ran an incredible 4.41 and showcased his remarkable athleticism in the broad jump and vertical. To go along with this great athleticism, Kendricks looked awesome in drills as well. Kendricks came into the combine as a fourth round prospect but should now be considered a second to third round prospect. After the jump see highlights on Kendricks and my updated ILB position rankings. Expect a player profile on Kendricks in the coming weeks.

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Ranking the 2012 Draft Prospects – Inside Linebackers

Hey guys. First of all I would like to apologize for having no posts up this week. I got asked to cover Rutgers football and recruiting for the past few days which has kept me away from the NFL Draft. We will get back to our normal schedule of 2 or so posts per day for the rest of the week. Anyways, without further ado, here are your inside linebacker rankings. Tomorrow I will publish the 3-4 OLB and 4-3 OLB rankings.

1. Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College – Kuechley is a tackling machine that is constantly around the ball. He is instinctive and a great leader and these attributes make up for his lack of athleticism.

2. Donta Hightower, ILB, Alabama  - Hightower is not a good athlete but he is an incredible tackler and a very instinctive player.

3. Vontaze Burfict, ILB/OLB, Arizona State – Burfict is the best athlete in this class of LBs but he has major character and ethic concerns.

4. Audie Cole, ILB, N.C. State – Cole is a solid but unspectacular prospect who does everything well but nothing great.

5. Chris Marve, ILB, Vanderbilt – Marve is a very good player who racked up the tackles while at Vanderbilt.

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