The 2019 NFL draft kicks off in just under a week. NFL teams are in the final stages of their preparations for the draft, compiling a full list of prospects on their respective big boards.
While some prospects did well during the combine and lead-up to the draft to enhance their chances of being selected in the first round, one prospect appears to be falling.
According to a recent report from NFL draft expert Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, one top prospect’s “stock is dropping.”
Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary was seen as a potential top-five pick after the season. However, now he could slide to the mid-to-late first round.
Here’s more from Miller.
Rashan Gary has been billed throughout the draft process as someone who has untapped potential and wasn’t developed well at Michigan. That might be true, but NFL teams are approaching Gary with caution as the draft nears.
While falling to the middle of the draft might not seem bad, it would significantly impact Gary’s wallet.
The total contract value for the No. 5 overall pick in this year’s draft sits at $29,114,286 according to Spotrac. Contrast that with the No. 15 overall pick, which pays out $14,328,004.
The NFL draft kicks off with Round 1 on Thursday night.