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What top prospect has the biggest potential to slip?

In almost every mock draft we see, the same 15-17 players are taken with the first 15 picks. Seems legit, right? I'm not sold. These mock drafts almost always have teams drafting BPA, which simply does not happen. They do, however, draft BPA available according to their draft needs. There could very well be a CB needy team drafting somewhere between picks 10-20 that absolutely loves Desmond Trufant with Rhodes and Milliner already off the board. If the Jaquars go with Geno Smith, how will the Raiders, Bills and Jets address their QB needs? Will those teams feel comfortable allowing the round to pass in hopes of landing Manuel or Barkley in round 2? We've seen crazier things happen, just ask Christian Ponder (which was prior to the rookie wage scale mind you). Maybe WR becomes a popular position earlier than expected. Most mock drafts have 2 WRs taken prior to pick #24. What if that number becomes 4? With dynamic players such as Austin, Patterson, Allen, Woods and Hopkins I would not be surprised. It's a passing league. Teams need playmakers at the WR position. If a team drafting 16-20 loves Robert Woods, they are not going to not draft him because he's consistently mocked towards the bottom of the first round...they take him! With all of that said, what if we see some likely unexpected trends in round 1? Who has been considered a top 15 prospect they may slip to us at #24? I pesonally think, or hope, that player is one of the 2 outstanding OGs.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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