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2015 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects Who Raised Their Stock In College Football’s Week 1

2015 NFL Draft Stock Up: Week 1

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Week 1 of the college football season is in the books. Some players and teams were in mid-season form while others struggled to execute game plans. Here are five players who shined on opening week whose draft stock is on the rise.

5. Devin Funchess (TE-Michigan)

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5. Devin Funchess (TE-Michigan)

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Devin Funchess entered the season as the top TE prospect in college. After Week 1, he only increased his lead. He finished the blowout of Appalachian State with seven catches for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Funchess lined up at WR as well as TE, creating mismatches all over the field. If he continues to play at such a high-level, Funchess will likely be a top-20 pick.

4. Cedric Ogbuehi (LT-Texas A&M)

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4. Cedric Ogbuehi (LT-Texas A&M)

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Cedric Ogbuehi made the switch to left tackle look easy. The potential top five pick consistently set the edge for A&M running backs to run left. On a day in which QB Kenny Hill threw 60 passes, Ogbuehi didn't allow a sack and forced speed rushers well outside. Even against the best draft prospect on the South Carolina defense, J.T. Surratt, Ogbuehi excelled. On the first touchdown run, he can be seen pancaking Surratt to open the running lane.

3. Cody Prewitt (SS-Ole Miss)

No defender helped his draft stock more than Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound safety finished the nationally televised game with eight tackles, one interception and multiple bone-jarring hits on Boise State receivers. Prewitt is a projected late-second to early-third round pick.

2. Rashad Greene (WR-Florida State)

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2. Rashad Greene (WR-Florida State)

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With Kelvin Benjamin in the NFL, Florida State needs Rashad Greene to come up big all year. He got off to a good start as Jameis Winston's new favorite receiver was targeted on exactly half of Winston's 40 throws. Greene finished with 11 catches for 203 yards and a touchdown to lead the Seminoles to a narrow win over Oklahoma State. Although he lacks the typical size of top NFL receivers, Greene could still sneak into the end of the first round.

1. Todd Gurley (RB-Georgia)

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1. Todd Gurley (RB-Georgia)

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Like Devin Funchess, Todd Gurley entered the season as the top prospect at his position. Rather than battling other running backs to be selected early, Gurley is fighting the recent declining stock of backs in the draft. A few years ago, Gurley would have been a lock to be selected in the top-10. Against a Clemson defense loaded with NFL talent, Gurley ran the ball 15 times for 198 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned a kick for a score.

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.

Related: Preseason 2015 NFL Mock Draft