Studs & Duds - Big Movers On The TDN Consensus Board

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At the beginning of each month, our collective group of analysts combine their thoughts to provide an update to the TDN Consensus Rankings

It is an exciting part of the process that blends each unique view, opinion and value of NFL prospects into a more complete snapshot of the 2020 draft landscape. 

The landscape has already shifted and evolved throughout the course of the college football season, and it never gets old. Quite the contrary: It serves as a reminder that this process is very fluid and constantly in motion until the first team goes on the clock. 

Who are the risers and fallers for the December update? It is here in this week's edition of Studs & Duds

STUD: Alabama OT Jedrick Wills (TDN Consensus Rank: 13th)

Jedrick Wills has become a favorite in just about every draft circle, and rightfully so. The TDN staff has bought in on Wills' skill set as a potential top-15 selection. With Alabama missing the College Football Playoff this season, it is one of those rare seasons where the Crimson Tide prospects will be considering their futures in the month of December instead of January. If Wills chooses to declare, he has got an opportunity to push for the title of OT1. 

DUD: Georgia QB Jake Fromm (TDN Consensus Rank: 63rd)

It was just a few short months ago that the 2020 quarterback class was considered something pretty special. But the 2019 college football season wasn't kind to several of this year's signal-callers, none more so than Jake Fromm

Fromm doesn't have the physical tools of some of the other QB prospects eligible for 2020, so where does his floor and ceiling lie? Fromm completed less than 50 percent of his passes in his last four consecutive games. As a result he is experiencing a tumble down the consensus board rankings. 

STUD: Washington IOL Nick Harris (TDN Consensus Rank: 51st)

Nick Harris hasn't come out of nowhere, but when you put his film under the microscope it is very easy to get excited about his play in the middle. Harris has plenty of range as a blocker and his squatty build provides him with natural leverage to drop anchor when he is locked up in pass protection. 

Harris will have a great opportunity at the Senior Bowl to announce himself as a contender for a late first-round pick. 

DUD: Syracuse EDGE Alton Robinson (TDN Consensus Rank: 62nd)

Alton Robinson entered the 2019 season fresh off of a 10 sack campaign in 2018, but he has failed to meet that same standard this year. The dip in play extends well beyond the stat sheet. Robinson simply isn't finding ways to beat blockers with consistency. As a result, he has tumbled out of the top-50 prospects in every board update over the last month. 

STUD: Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins (TDN Consensus Rank: 41st)

Few players in all of football have done more to help their case as a potential draft prospect than J.K. Dobbins. With over 2,000 yards from scrimmage in 13 games, Dobbins has done all he can to push himself into the conversation in the top tier of running backs for the 2020 NFL Draft. 

Dobbins looks more dynamic than ever and his bruising style will get a grand stage later this month in the College Football Playoff. How much higher can he go?

Written By:

Kyle Crabbs

Founder and Director of Scouting

Kyle Crabbs is the Founder and Director of Scouting for The Draft Network. Prior to his time with TDN, Kyle worked for seven years as the founder of his own third-party scouting service, NDT Scouting. Providing media coverage and also consultation services for agencies, Crabbs penned an annual NFL Draft Prospectus featuring 300+ player profiles on an annual basis from 2014-2020. Crabbs is currently the co-host of the Draft Dudes podcast with fellow TDN scout Joe Marino and helps coordinate TDN's national scouting effort.