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2015 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects Who Hurt Their Stock in College Football’s Week 1

NFL Draft Stock Down: Week 1

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Week 1 is a very small sample of the college football season. However, not every team or player started off on the right foot. Several players expected to be drafted early struggled in their opening game. Here are five of the players whose draft stock is on the decline.

5. Mike Davis (RB-South Carolina)

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5. Mike Davis (RB-South Carolina)

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Mike Davis not only struggled in Week 1, but he's questionable to even play in Week 2. The third-best RB on my board, Davis had a great opportunity to showcase his talents on national television. Texas A&M ranked last in the SEC in run defense last season. Instead of taking advantage of the matchup, a rib injury held Davis to only six carries and 15 yards.

4. Brett Hundley (QB-UCLA)

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4. Brett Hundley (QB-UCLA)

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While the full details of Hundley's struggles can be found at the link below, the UCLA QB struggled against the pressure of Virginia's defense. With horrible pass protection, he had nowhere to run and was forced to rush his passes. 242 passing yards may not seem like a poor performance, but Hundley's struggles were obvious when watching the game. Unless he can improve his downfield vision, Hundley will continue to slide down draft boards.

3. Vic Beasley (DE-Clemson)

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3. Vic Beasley (DE-Clemson)

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Vic Beasley did not look at all like a top-10 pick against Georgia. The defensive end who tallied five tackles and one sack against the Bulldogs was constantly overmatched by the Bulldogs' offensive line. Last year, several teams ran away from Beasley. On Saturday, Georgia RB Todd Gurley ran at Beasley six times for 65 yards and a score. Beasley is expected to move to OLB in the NFL, and his struggles against Georgia show why.

2. Sammie Coates (WR-Auburn)

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2. Sammie Coates (WR-Auburn)

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The emergence of D'haquille Williams helped Auburn defeat Arkansas, but hurt the draft stock of teammate Sammie Coates. While Williams caught nine balls for 154 yards, Coates managed only one reception for 13 yards. If this is a sign of things to come, Coates will drop out of Round 1. Coming into the game, Coates was regarded as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the draft. After Week 1, he may not even be the best WR on his own team.

1. Chuckie Keeton (QB-Utah State)

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1. Chuckie Keeton (QB-Utah State)

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In what was the best opportunity for Chuckie Keeton to show he could play against top competition, the Utah State QB struggled immensely. Keeton only completed 51 percent of his passes and threw for just 144 yards in a game where Utah State was chasing Tennessee the entire way. A good performance may have warranted a team using a third-round pick on Keeton. Now, he likely falls to the latter rounds.

Shawn Spencer is an NFL Draft writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Spencer_NFL, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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