CLEVELAND, Ohio — There was a time this summer where it didn’t look like there would be any college football played at all. But despite numerous postponements, cancellations and opt-outs, we had a season.
As a result of that season, we now have a clearer picture of who the top prospects are heading into the 2021 NFL Draft in April. Some of the top players will be drafted at or near where we expected them to be before the season, including Trevor Lawrence and Ja’Marr Chase.
But not every player kept their stock steady, for better or worse. Some players benefited greatly from playing this season, while others, including those who opted out, did not.
It’s part of the process every year. So let’s take a look at three players who bolstered their draft stocks, and three who had their stocks fall this year.