With the NFL Draft finally starting tomorrow, I thought now would be a good time to look at some players whose stocks could be in for a big boost on day one. There are always some players who either sneak into the end of the first or go higher than expected. Now it’s up to me to help you identify those them.
TJ Green: Less than a few months ago, Green wasn’t even the most talked about defensive back prospect from his own college team. Now, the Clemson product figures to go higher than Mackensie Alexander and could be gone as soon as the late first round. With a 6’2” frame clocking in at a 4.34 forty at the combine, Green’s physical measurables along with teams thinking he could play either corner or safety has elevated his stock. At the time of writing, Green’s stock is reflective of going at the very tail end of the second round. There is a very good chance you’ll at least be able to get twice the return on your investment meaning he should be owned in almost all portfolios.
Leonard Floyd: Unlike Green, Floyd has been a projected first round pick the entire draft process. The Georgia edge rusher however seems to have been undervalued by the draft community. At this time, it seems as if Floyd’s floor tomorrow night is the tenth pick to the Giants. If he went there, that would return a profit of more than $500,000 at his current price. While stocks like Green’s at a lower cost with room to grow are more desirable, Floyd’s stock while higher end does have upside.
Ryan Kelly: Kelly has been regarded as the top center in this draft for a while now. It just wasn’t until recently that the Alabama standout was considered by many to be a first rounder. His current price is now reflective of a fringe first round guy, but he figures to go in the mid to late first. Assuming he goes somewhere such as 21 to Washington, that would result in a profit of more than $300,000 based of his current price. Center isn’t a sexy pick come draft time, but don’t hesitate to add Kelly to your portfolio.
Karl Joseph: Despite an ACL tear leading him to miss the second half of his senior year at West Virginia, Joseph’s stock has skyrocketed of late. The tape he did put out there has many convinced he very well could be the top safety available in this year’s draft. In the last month, his stock has gone up almost $500,000 but it still isn’t at a price reflective of a first rounder. There is a very good chance Joseph can sneak into the bottom half of round one, so there is potential profit to be had.