Re: The Combine
posted at 2/19/2013 2:01 PM EST
In response to wwPATRIOTSww's comment:
who do you think will climb the draft board the most after the combine? I am going to be keeping a close eye on Tavon Austin from West Virginia. I truely believe that he will be our 1st round pick if he is still available. After hearing that they will not franchise Wes, I think this only confirms that he is our top targeted player. If New England drafted him, I think he would put up the same reception numbers as Wes, but have more yards and TD's. This kid is EXPLOSIVE!
My Candidates for Big Climbers:
Brandon Williams, DT/NT - all the potential to be this year's Dontari Poe. They both played against lesser competition. The difference between the two is Williams accumulated better numbers.
He's a bit of an enigma. His legs are quick (quicker than some DTs who are 40 lbs lighter), but somewhat not as powerful on the push as his size suggests (perhaps a technique issue that can be corrected by good coaches).
Robert Alford, CB - Will probably show impressive speed and agility, to build on impressive performance on Senior Bowl week.
Darius Slay, CB - The CB who plays opposite Banks. IMO, his combination of athleticism, size (6'1", 190) and upper body strength (I anticipate better than Banks; critical when battling bigger receivers) will catch evaluators' attention enough that they will look at his film. On his film they will find a CB with very good instincts. When all considerations are put together, he may convince some that he has one of the best ceilings.