Yes, I'm sorry it's another draft post, still one week before the combine and we're already sick of draft posts, until after the combine anyway;^J, but this is a post of hope, not a mock draft, so please bear with me.
It is my personal opinion that there are at least 6 players in this draft better than last year's whole crop, pre draft status of course, but you could make a case for even 12 players, either way it's also a deep draft, so with the fact we draft high in the rounds, I am indeed exited about this draft.
Before that however there is the combine, yes next weeks combine is going to change what we think about some of these players, and then in the time before the draft more things will change, try to remember how you feel about the players now and ADD that to what we learn from the combine, don't let one or the other make your choice, right now is how you feel about them as players, and the combine will tell us if they have the measurables we thought, combine the things you learned,(see what I did there:>D) and extract your decision from that.
An interesting draft in that there is a lack on offense at the top, I mean there are no skill players with any proto-type size/speed, strength/size or any thing like that, Spiller fast but small and Dez just has a decent size/strength/speed ratio, kind of a jack of all trades master at none physical specimen.
Of course it's not all about measurables, you don't always have to be proto-typical to be great, but it helps, look around the league, look at all the great players, most of them have some type of big time measurable, at least one, so it's always wise to keep half an eye out for these measurables, these NFL guys go through an awful lot to set these things up, I think it's important;^J
There are a ton of "nice" looking offensive guys in this draft, and some very nice prospects as well and I wouldn't be surprised to see some of them moving up as we get toward the draft, but there seems to be a lot to choose from in the mid rounds.
Well like I was saying, I think this is an exciting draft and that there are at least 6 players in this draft better than any from last years, there are 4 players in particular that I think are future NFL stars just waiting to happen, I don't care where they end up in 3 years I think they're all probowl caliber players.
Eric Berry; Height: 5-11 Weight: 203 40 Time: 4.40 projected
Playmaking ballhawk, proto-type FS with good cover skills and exceptional "center field" skills who also can lay the wood, and a real leader, is like custom built for this team but will be gone before we draft, I could see us moving up a couple spots if he fell, but too many factors to even guess.
Joe Haden; Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 40 Time: 4.42 projected
Premiere cover corner, a more polished Vontae, not quite as strong but more fluid, very similar style though, aggressive and in your face, not afraid to lower his head and runsupport, but is a ballhawking shutdown corner, and like Berry a natural leader, and also like Berry gone before he gets to us. Not a need pick but he's just so good it would be hard to pass up if he slipped.
Derrick Morgan; Height: 6-4 Weight: 272 40 Time: 4.72 projected
This guy reminds me of LaMarr Woodley, big and strong enough to set the edge and mobile enough to wreck havoc, this guy screams 3-4 SOLB stud to me, him and Wake would be scary, our own version of Harrison and Woodley, I hope we get this guy.
Mike Iupati; Height: 6-5 Weight: 330 40 Time: 5.20 projected Bench's 400lbs and squats 600lbs
The physical freak, the Samoan juggernaught, this dude is a man beast, over 800 snaps and no sacks given up, only allowed 5 pressures this year, a pancake factory, and a very mobile pulling guard with a knack for getting on smaller players, which is difficult for the big guys, he is strong AND agile, a little rough around the edges but great footwork and great body control, I picture him and Long playing next to each other, both the best at their position, lol, a dream that could become reality.
P.s. Iupati played every position but C at the senior bowl and was very good, our FO loves stuff like that.
I will do in depth posts about these guys at a later date.
Are you as excited as I am about this draft???
Do you see greatness???