NFL draft risers, sliders: Week 2
On the other hand, the news could not be worse for Florida State's Brandon Jenkins. The senior pass rusher suffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot during the teams blowout victory over Murray State and will not play again this season. Considered in some circles as a potential first round pick, his recovery could take 8-to-12 months. Jenkins, who has a red-shirt season available to him, will have a big decision to make in the coming months as to whether he'll enter the draft or petition the NCAA for another season on the college field.
The injury to Jenkins could provide an opportunity for teammate Bjoern Werner. Scouts love his upside potential and the junior is slowly growing into the complete package at defensive end. He is now the focus of attention by opponents and a big season could vault Werner up draft boards.
Tyler Wilson, the highly rated quarterback from Arkansas, suffered a shoulder injury during the teams overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe and was forced to leave the game at halftime. The Razorbacks face off against Alabama next week and scouts hope to see Wilson perform against Nick Saban's defense.
Kawann Short of Purdue grades an incomplete for his performance against Notre Dame. He dominated play on occasion, setting up shop in the Irish backfield yet Short looked overweight and seemed to easily wear down. His two sacks and two tackles for loss were impressive but Short left scouts thinking he's capable of much more.