Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***WITH NEW MOCK***
posted at 12/15/2010 9:44 AM EST
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***WITH NEW MOCK***
[QUOTE]If there's a DE available, a stud DE that would be the pick although with more 34 teams I don't think there will be anyone left that's worthy of that pick but hope I'm wrong. If a DE is taken then I look at the 3rd rnd for a CB and have a pretty good one for you. He's mostly an unknown in most circles but if you want to see a great game look at the Boise tape against Utah State. Curtis Marsh, 6'1" 195 he held Titus Young to 34 yards. Young is not a 1st round talent but a talented WR in his own right. Young has over 1100 yards and over 17 yards per catch this season. He was a running back until moved to CB so still raw. Hope to see him at the senior bowl.
Posted by Pats7393[/QUOTE]
Marsh looks pretty good in the quick search I will have to do more research on him.
Right now I'm thinking Chumdi Chekwa in the 3rd. He has faced a higher level of competition playing at Ohio State and is a great leader. Being that i went to Ohio state and have seen all of his games i can tell you this kid is a player! Qb's tend to avoid him and he is all around the ball.
here is an analysis of him by http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1117485
Reads the quarterback's eyes and reacts quickly to the ball in the air. Often involved in plays after coming off his man because he's looking into the backfield, but will also get beat when falling for pump fakes and double moves because of his aggressiveness.
Man Coverage: Has quick feet and fluid hips to stay with most receiver throughout most routes. Smooth, quick pedal when not in press-bail, patient waiting for his man to make the first move off the line before committing. Maintains contact down the sideline, but needs to find the ball in the air more consistently. Needs to know where his help comes from, gets in trouble playing inside position and getting beat outside. Will give up strength to many NFL receivers, who will shield him with their bodies on slant patterns and go through him on jump balls (though his vertical gives him a chance to break up those passes). Plays well off the line and in press-bail. Will mix it up just inside the five yard mark, but does not usually get his hands on his man at the line of scrimmage, backpedaling or bailing per the team's scheme.
Zone Coverage: Could excel as a zone corner because of his toughness, change of direction ability and quickness to the ball. Reads routes and the eyes of the quarterback very well, comes off his man to pick up underneath out route and makes a play on the ball. Able to bring back receivers quickly after the catch. Transitions well from his low, quick pedal to plant and drive. Able to knock away passes in front of the receiver or as the ball is being caught because of his length and closing speed. He must prove discipline to stay in his zone until the ball is away, or else quarterbacks and receivers will take advantage of the vacated area.
Closing/Recovery: Excellent closing speed to make tackles or get to the receiver while the ball is in the air. Plants and drives quickly after recognizing stop or slant routes when playing off the receiver. Adept at reaching in front of receivers to knock away passes without interfering-though he will commit that penalty when not looking around for the ball fast enough. Recovers well if receiver gets inside position down the field, using his speed to get back to the play, but is at times a step late to get back to deep balls if biting on double move. Must work on his hands for the interception.
Run Support: Should be capable of chopping down running backs at the next level, but won't be a superstar in this part of his game. Gives good effort to release himself from receiver blocks but is more effective using his speed and instincts to beat them. Comes on run blitzes off the edge; forces plays inside but needs to work on defeating fullback blocks with his hands to be a factor in the tackle.
Tackling: Is not a physically imposing cornerback, but has the length and tenacity to wrap and drag down most receivers after the catch. Effective cut tackler against the run when he keeps his head up; will escort backs out of bounds as well. Lays a shoulder into receivers after the catch if playing off. Can be easily eluded in space after trying to break down, however, looks a bit clumsy at times approaching ballcarriers in the open field. Lack of strength and bulk may cause him issues bringing down larger NFL receivers on the outside.
Intangibles: Tough, durable player. Has the confidence to come back and make a good play after giving up a touchdown. Missed start with a left shoulder injury in October 2008, still played in the game.