NFL draft risers, sliders: Week 5
• It was another tough outing for North Carolina State cornerback David Amerson. Our Week 1 slider was consistently victimized throughout the Wolfpack's loss to Miami, giving up two long touchdowns receptions in the first quarter then making questionable decisions on another pair of scoring tosses late in the game. Many touted Amerson as a potential first-round pick after the junior intercepted 13 passes in 2011, yet there are major questions about his speed and overall playing skill.
• Arkansas running back Knile Davis is another NFL prospect who continues to struggle. The junior fumbled the ball three times during a blowout loss to Texas A&M, though Arkansas recovered two of the fumbles. Davis finished the game with 18 carries for 65 yards. Aggie defender, Damontre Moore,
• Quarterback Tyler Bray of Tennessee was another we previewed during our draft watch video and his grade against Georgia comes back incomplete. Perry looked uncomfortable starting the game and seemed to lose poise in the latter stages. He was able to move the Volunteer offense down the field, yet his overall performance was erratic.
• During the Buckeyes' victory over Michigan State, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins showed flashes of dominance and why scouts love his ability. Hankins almost single-handedly controlled the line of scrimmage and was impossible to move off the point. The end result was a Michigan State offense which rushed for just 34 yards, more than 140 below its season average. Hankins is more than a big-bodied lineman who plugs the middle of the field -- rather he's a 320-pound athlete who makes plays down the line of scrimmage and outside the box. The criticism from scouts is Hankins does not consistently play up to his ability. There's plenty of season left for him to silence his critics if he turns up the intensity.