Each college football season brings a load of potential NFL stars into the spotlight, but there's also those handful of guys who see their draft stock fall dramatically due to one issue or the other. Here's our list of the 3 College Football Stars Whose Draft Stock Plummeted This Season.
QB Christian Hackenberg -- Penn State Nittany Lions
Hackenberg's accuracy and decision-making remain a question mark, and it hasn't helped that he's played behind a porous offensive line all year long. We'd like to see him run a more pro-style offense than the spread he's currently in. He appears rattled sometimes running the spread, unable to trust his progressions and rushing throws to the wrong receivers. He's been a mixed bag all season long, causing scouts to divide on whether or not he's got the talent to be a top-tier NFL quarterback.
WR/RB DJ Foster -- Arizona State Sun Devils
Foster's dropping stock isn't really his fault. Arizona State coaches made the decision to move him from running back to wide receiver this year, and he hasn't been anything close to the playmaker he was out of the backfield in 2014. NFL scouts still see plenty of worth in him as a change-of-pace back, but this was supposed to be Foster's year to prove he can be a lead back. A huge drop in touches won't help.
WR Demarcus Robinson -- Florida Gators
Robinson has been suspended for four games over three season and found himself in new head coach Jim McElwain's doghouse due to disciplinary issues (rumored to be related to drug use). It took a player vote just for him to be activated for the SEC title game against Alabama. NFL scouts see him as a borderline first-round talent, but continued off-the-field issues are hurting his value. He may fall to the second or third if teams don't like what see in NFL Combine evaluations.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed