Rising Stock: Terrence Cody

Entering this draft season I thought the most overrated player in this year’s class was sure to be Terrence Cody. My fear was that he was simply too big for the NFL.

LSU v AlabamaAt Alabama, Cody was used in a rotation on the defensive line. He wasn’t an every-down player in part due to Alabama’s impressive depth, but also due to his poor conditioning.

When Cody weighed in at 379 pounds at the Senior Bowl my fears were confirmed. If a rookie weighs 379 pounds, how long before he tips the scales at 400 once he’s in multi-millionaire in the NFL? If a player can’t get in shape for the biggest job interviews of his life, then he’s destined for a career filled with weight issues.

But to Cody’s credit, he has been shedding pounds at impressive rate since the Senior Bowl. He weighed in at 354 pounds at the Combine and 349 at his Pro Day this past week.

He needs to lose more weight – 325 would be an ideal goal – but his effort should be commended. And there’s no question that his stock is one the rise as a result.

Projecting where Cody may go in the draft, however, is still difficult. While nose tackles are becoming one of the most valued positions, only a select few teams are in the market for one in the 1st or 2nd round where Cody is likely to come off the board. He come off the board as early as No. 29 to the Chargers or as late as No. 60, also to the Chargers.

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Ryan launched DraftAce in 2004. His Top 100 board is currently ranked 1st out of 20 publications in The Huddle Report's five-year averages. His mock draft is ranked 10th out of 32 competitors.You can also find Ryan's weekly Heisman Predictor series on ESPN Insider every fall.