Re: 2010 Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4)
posted at 11/3/2009 5:21 PM EST
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4)
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Draft (Rounds 1-4) : We have differing opinions on Griffen, I've watched him rush from a two point stance and drop back into coverage particularly as a spy for Pryor against Ohio State, looked pretty good. He also has the size to set the edge against the run. He has excellent straightline speed (4.6 range) so we'll see how that translates to short area quickness, fluidity in space and COD skills all of which are needed to play OLB in the 3-4. I also wouldn't say he's too heavy to play OLB as Adalius is listed at 6-2 270.
Posted by mbeaulieu07[/QUOTE]
I was talking about Norwood. 253 6'1" is generally too large to play 43 OLb. That is a thick dude right there. My hunch is that as an OLb at SC he is not likely to be the kind of athlete to play in the kind of space a 43 ilb would be iether.
Norwood is a 34 guy all the way-- the only move I could see in the pros is inside in the 34, if he looks stiff in space.
Everson could go either way depending on how he performs out there. if he looks servicable in the drops then he will get looks at OLB too. If he looks like a DE only, his stock will drop a bit, because he is a bit light to be an every down 43 end.
Everson could very well be a tweener at OLb. I didn't doubt that. Although USC has put better DEs past BB because their DEs don't tend to do OLB stuff at USC very often, so there isn't a lot of film.
I mean, I have been doing draft chatter for a while, and every year there is a new DE/OLB hybrid everyone thinks Ne will draft from USC, and every year they pass them up. And better, faster guys that Everson. But I didn't assail his body type.
All told it is slim pickings again at OLB/DE here. Last year had some talent, but a lot of it was overrated. I feel the same way this year, about this group.
Gholston, Harvey, Orakpo, the kid from PSU, Everett, Mathews, etc, etc, the list of DE/OLB busts the last few years is growing, and I don't see any sure fire Demarcus Ware's or Mario Williams' out there -- Dunlap is about the only guy I can think of. Kindle scares me, in a bad way.
I see two elite ILBs -- which NE will not be shopping for. Two elite RBs, which they could be in on. One really elite TE. And a big time WR group (again).
OL looks kind of strangled for such a deep draft.
DT, well this is the b est DT draft in years. Two guys like McCoy and Suh at the top should get teams exited.
But WR is the spot tons of talented guys out there, Ne might take a stab.
In where NE is drafting the value seems to be with players like Gresham and LaFell, with a few others like Decker and Dwyer filling it in, and not forgetting other possibilites like McKoy from USC and a few others.
Personally, if I were drafting for Ne and forced to chose right now, I would be going TE and or Rb, with interior OL as another choice.