Week 9 of the college football season brought several key matchups that shook up the standings. Joe Burrow led LSU past Auburn in a narrow home win. Oklahoma shockingly dropped the ball against Kansas State in Manhattan, opening the door for a slew of College Football Playoff contenders. And the Big Ten saw big winners with Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Minnesota.
Beyond the biggest games, numerous individuals across the nation stood out or struggled.
The NFL always keeps a close eye on Saturdays to unearth the next great playmaker. We've been watching as well and have found eight individuals who helped or hurt their 2020 draft stock in Week 9.
This week's risers can build on this momentum or slide back into the pack, while those who are trending downward can still rebound. That's the beauty of college football—another game is just days away to prove oneself.
We're looking at traits and situational play for each of these eight risers and fallers. It's not just about the numbers, though often those who produce are doing so because of a special skill set.