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2013 NFL Draft stock report: Tyrann Mathieu, Marcus Lattimore trending up

We react to this week's pro day, while trying our hardest not to overreact.


As the smoke clears from the final pro days over the next few weeks, in theory, the movement should stop. In fact, most NFL teams have their boards set in stone at this point. Pro days serve as a way for members of the front office to get a chance to meet with the prospects and get a look at some players that may be flying under the radar.

Nevertheless, the public perception of a player's draft stock will continue up until the final weekend in April. With LSU, USC and South Carolina among the school's holding pro days this week, high profile prospects had a chance to impress on last time.

Here's who's rising, and who's falling.

Stock up:

Marcus Lattimore, running back, South Carolina

After the devastating knee injury that ended his season, few thought Marcus Lattimore would make much noise throughout the pre-draft process in 2013. But Lattimore managed limited participation in South Carolina's pro day on Wednesday, which impressed quite a few people. Obviously, Lattimore has a ways to go in his recovery, but he's off to an incredible start and would have been the top running back in this draft class had he not been injured. He's still probably a day three selection because of the injuries he has suffered, but Lattimore has definitely garnered some positive attention lately.

Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame

First, Tyler Eifert outperformed Stanford's Zach Ertz at the combine and separated himself as the draft's top tight end. At Notre Dame's pro day this week, Eifert widened the gap, running crisp routes and showing off the athleticism that has made him such a highly regarded prospect throughout the season, according to Russ Lande of National Football Post.

Robert Woods, wide receiver, USC

While all of the attention and cameras were on quarterback Matt Barkley at USC's pro day on Wednesday, Robert Woods was the most impressive player on the field, according to Lande. In a crowded wide receiver class, Woods stacks up with some of the top prospects in the group. He's not a burner, but Woods runs his routes well and is quick in and out of his breaks. He should come off the board in the second round.

Tyrann Mathieu, safety, LSU

Tyrann Mathieu is continuing to try and rehabilitate his draft stock after doing catastrophic damage to it throughout 2012. At LSU's pro day on Wednesday, Mathieu built off a strong combine performance, and the buzz is starting to build that he could be a day two pick, according to Bucky Brooks of NFL Network.

Stock down

Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia

All eyes were on Jarvis Jones at Georgia's pro day after the linebacker was unable to run through drills in Indianapolis. Jones didn't quite take advantage of the spotlight, running in the 4.9-second range in the 40-yard dash. A productive player for the Bulldogs, Jones relies more on his motor than his natural explosiveness. He looks more like a mid-to-late first round pick at this point.

Nickell Robey, cornerback, USC

Nickell Robey got off to a solid start at USC's pro day on Wednesday, running the 40-yard dash in the 4.4-second range and posting a 39-inch vertical. But Lande said Robey was too stiff in the short shuttle and positional drills to be considered a day two pick at his size. He looks like a day three pick.

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