There were no real surprises during Week 4 of the college football schedule, as teams at the top of the rankings all won. But who were the individual risers and sliders from last week? Whose 2022 NFL Draft draft stock report changed the most?
2022 NFL Draft Stock Report: Risers from Week 4
Whose draft stock rose the most in Week 4 of the college football season?
Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
While Razorbacks defensive tackle John Ridgeway received serious riser consideration following a disruptive performance against Texas A&M, Treylon Burks was just too dominant to ignore. The junior finished with 6 receptions, 167 receiving yards, and a touchdown. Burks smoked top Aggies cornerback Myles Jones on his 85-yard TD grab. Burks has a rare combination of size, speed, and pass-catching ability. He has great upside and is swiftly moving up draft boards.
Danny Gray, WR, SMU
The Mustangs beat crosstown rival TCU by a score of 42-34, and Gray was a big-play threat all game. He finished with 4 receptions, a game-high 130 yards, and a touchdown. Through four games, Gray has managed 4 TDs while averaging 14.3 yards per catch. He is also outproducing Reggie Roberson, his higher-rated teammate. Gray has nice length, speed, and athleticism and has improved his game this season. He now projects as a fifth-round prospect.
Devin Cochran, OT, Georgia Tech
Devin Cochran is someone I’ve been waiting to watch for a while and he hasn’t disappointed this season. He initially made my board as a sophomore at Vanderbilt, where he was a 32-game starter. Cochran transferred to Georgia Tech in 2020, opted out last year, then returned to grab the starting left tackle job this season. He’s a massive lineman (6’7″ and 325 pounds) who shows great strength at the point and blocks with solid fundamentals. Mostly ignored by NFL scouts entering the season, Cochran could definitely play right tackle at the next level.
Zach Tom, OL, Wake Forest
Smart, tough, and fundamentally sound, Zach Tom is a typical Wake Forest offensive lineman. While he lacks great measurables and athleticism, Tom gets the most out of his ability. He does a great job using angles, position, and sound techniques to open running lanes or protect his quarterback’s blindside. Tom has the tools to be a solid backup interior lineman in the NFL.
Dontae Bull, OT, Fresno State
A massive left tackle for upstart Fresno State, Dontae Bull is another prospect who blocks with great mechanics and awareness. He certainly lives up to his name — he’s strong as a bull on the field and consistently controls opponents at the line of scrimmage. Bull is a right tackle prospect at the next level who could be selected in the late rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Isaiah Graham-Mobley, LB, Boston College
Three years ago, Isaiah Graham-Mobley looked like an up-and-coming prospect as a freshman at Temple. But he never progressed and was invisible at times during the past two seasons. A transfer to Boston College and a change of scenery has done him well. Graham-Mobley now rates as one of the best defenders for the undefeated Eagles and leads the team in tackles.
During Saturday’s victory over Missouri, he led the defense with 7 tackles, including 1 for loss. Athletic with outstanding pursuit speed, Graham-Mobley is a late-round prospect with the ability to line up in a variety of defensive schemes.
Sleeper Prospect | Alonzo Addae, S, West Virginia
After playing three years at New Hampshire, Alonzo Addae was essentially ignored by NFL scouts. That’s changing since his transfer to West Virginia. The hard-hitting safety is one of the top tacklers on the Mountaineers’ defense. Most recently, Addae posted 10 tackles against Virginia Tech, followed by 9 against Oklahoma. Slightly undersized, Addae is quick with solid ball skills. He’s gone from draft oblivion to priority free agent.
Small-School Prospect | DeAndre Washington, TE, Arkansas Monticello
Looking for a sleeper tight end with the athleticism to stretch the field and the hands to make deep receptions? Check out DeAndre Washington. In four games this season, he’s averaging more than 14 yards on 15 receptions with 2 touchdowns. Measuring 6’2″ and 245 pounds, Washington times in the mid 4.6s but plays faster. He’s a prototypical move tight end at the next level.
Week 4 Sliders
Not every prospect rises through the ranks — who slid down in Week 4?
Jordan Strachan, EDGE, South Carolina
Jordan Strachan was a sack machine at Georgia State before transferring to South Carolina. He totaled 10.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss for GSU in 2020. As such, scouts were expecting big things from Strachan when they handed him a third-round grade before the season. Needless to say, they’ve been disappointed. Through four games, Strachan has managed 5 tackles and just 1 sack. Sadly, Strachan looks like a one-year wonder.