Nkemdiche is one of the most talented players available this year, but off-field concerns and inconsistent play could lead to a draft fall for the former Ole Miss defensive lineman.
NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks called him the draft's "biggest boom-or-bust prospect" during NFL Network's coverage of Ole Miss' pro day last week. He isn't likely to be a consideration for the Jaguars and Ravens in Round 1 because of those concerns, as Jacksonville is slated to pick fifth overall while the Ravens hold the sixth pick. It's more conceivable that he would be in play for the Raiders (No. 14) and Cardinals (No. 29), in the first round. NFL Media's Chad Reuter forecasts a slide to Round 2 for Nkemdiche in his most recent mock draft.
Of course, Nkemdiche has plenty of company when it comes to making the rounds with NFL teams ahead of the draft.