3 First-Round NFL Prospects Who Could Fall on Draft Day

By Taylor Smith
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The days leading up to the NFL Draft can some of the most unpredictable in sports. Some players, who were once relatively unheard of, can soar up draft boards, while others can experience a tumble out of the top-10 or even the first round, for one reason or another.

With the NFL Draft kicking off Thursday night, here are three prospects who could fall come draft day.

3. Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State

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Montez Sweat was viewed as a near-lock to be a Top-10 selection after an impressive showing at the NFL Scouting Combine. Since then, however, there have been conflicting reports about a potential heart issue, which could scare some teams away. While some organizations have said they've removed Sweat from their draft boards altogether, others could simply drop him down a few notches.

2. Rashan Gary, DE, Michigan

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Rashan Gary's draft stock has fluctuated so much that some experts are calling him overrated while others think he's underrated at this point. Despite limited college production, Gary was once thought of as a potential Top-10 pick. But following reports about a labral tear in his shoulder, Gary could end up falling in the first round.

1. Drew Lock, QB, Missouri

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Some see Drew Lock as a Top-10 pick, but others have Duke's Daniel Jones as the No. 3 QB prospect, behind likely No. 1 pick Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. Quarterbacks usually come at a premium on draft day, so while Lock will likely remain a first-round selection, there are only so many QB-needy teams likely to spend a pick on Day 1.

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