There are still more than four months until the 2019 NFL Draft, so that leaves plenty of time for draft stocks to fall and rise. There will be a lot of movement on draft boards between now and then.
Stanford running back Bryce Love could have entered the 2018 NFL Draft, but he elected to return to school. Love came into the 2018 season as a Heisman Trophy candidate and potential first-round pick.
However, he battled an ankle injury throughout the fall and was limited to 739 yards and six touchdowns after rushing for 2,118 yards and 19 scores in 2017.
Now, at least one draft analyst says Love’s stock has been dropping. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller said he will be dropping the Stanford star on his “Big Board.”
Big Board update day.
Nasir Adderley 📈
Bryce Love 📉
Dwayne Haskins 📈📈📈
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) December 10, 2018
Now, we’ve seen running backs get picked early in the NFL Draft in recent seasons, so Love could still be a first-round selection if his ankle checks out and he impresses teams at the combine.
He will likely be one of the more scrutinized draft prospects over the next few months.
Currently, WalterFootball.com has Love as a projected first or second-round pick.