Is it just me or does the 2011 draft class look EXTREMELY weak?
Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:46 PM
Many of the top high-value positions (DLine, OT, LBer in particular) are really thin as well. Your most valuable position, QB, Luck is the only one I'd even consider using a 1st round pick on. Anyone else I wouldn't even take at the bottom of the 2nd.
If the Panthers do end up with a top 5 pick, let's see... P.Peterson is one of the best CBs to come out in awhile and is my BPA. AJ Green wouldn't be a terrible pick either but all things being equal I'd take Dez Bryant before him and he slid to 24th overall last year, so is Green really worth a top 5 pick?
Though I wouldn't hate those picks, the real problem is being stuck with no choices. You're basically picking from a couple of players or making a huge reach if you want to fill a specific need.
Then what happens if you end up picking around 10th. In all likelyhood the top QB, DE, DT, WR, and probably top 2 CBs are off the board already. And those are really the only guys I have being worth a 1st at their positions, so what the hell do you do then?
Get one of the 2nd tier DLine prospects that could easily be the next Derrick Harvey? Spend a top 10 pick on a guy that's really a 2nd round talent? Or go BPA and take Ingram so he can get like 10 carries a game?
And just one last thing to consider, Andrew Luck, AJ Green, Patrick Peterson, and Marcell Dareus, the top prospects at their respective positions, are underclassmen and could all stay in school another year. Almost always a projected high 1st rounder will go ahead and declare early but if the CBA doesn't go through then who knows.
Here we come Da'Quan Bowers as our top 10 pick... Oohhh f**k me....
Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:16 PM
Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:00 PM
Posted 28 October 2010 - 10:32 PM
The whole combine is overrated as hell. It's like people expect a guy to become a dominant player in the NFL because he has great measurables. Well, he had those same physical abilities in college and if he couldn't dominate there against lesser competition what makes you think he will suddenly start to in the NFL?
I remember Mayock saying about the combine, he only uses it to back up what he's already seen on game tape, just another way to further refine the evaluation process. He'd never watch a player struggle on tape and then convince himself he's really a top prospect just because of an insane combine showing.
Edited by R0CKnR0LLA, 28 October 2010 - 10:34 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:07 PM