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NFL draft spin, weekly risers: Midseason surprises, QB1 debates

With Week 7 of the 2022 college football season complete, we're hitting midseason. Where do top 2023 NFL draft prospects stand? And what do they still have to prove? NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr., Jordan Reid and Matt Miller answer big questions about the biggest surprises of the first half and look ahead to the second-half stretch. Plus, they make cases for three quarterbacks to be QB1.

Kiper, Reid and Miller also single out prospects rising up their draft boards and players flying under the radar who could get a draft-stock boost. Finally, they empty their notebooks with everything they saw and heard over the weekend. Let's get started.

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Big questions | Risers
Under the radar
Emptying the notebook

Who's the biggest riser on your board through seven weeks?