If you were GM and you're sitting in Gettlemans shoes cap & player wise, would you cut Stewart in June and just take the cap hit?
I ask because I think he's great...but it's a waste having him and his contract here. Think about it this way: we cut stew and Godfrey in June and CG's savings cover the JS cap hit. I know that's not how it works but I think we need to just ditch Stewart. We're not trading him barring a restructure and we don't need him to get to 12-4.
Mayock's thoughts on the depth of overall talent in the draft were strong. "Deepest and best draft class I've seen in probably 10 years," he said. "I had a GM tell me the other day that having a top 20 pick this year is like having a top 10 pick last year. There are some positions that are stacked, where you can get a quality player through three or four rounds."
10. Plenty of OTs to be found
As high as Mayock is on the depth of wide receivers in the draft, he was equally effusive about offensive tackles beyond the first round. "If you're not going to jump on a tackle in the first round, you can get into the second round, or even later in the second round," he said. Mayock named Virginia's Morgan Moses, Clemson'sBrandon Thomas, Nevada's Joel Bitonio and Ohio State'sJack Mewhort as a few good examples of players who could be found in the second or third round and are likely to be starters.
13. Fuller underrated
In noting that long speed is the primary question for cornerback prospects Darqueze Dennard of Michigan State and Kyle Fuller of Virginia Tech, Mayock let on that he is far more excited about Fuller than most draft pundits. "If they both run well, I think they're going to climb even higher, especially the Fuller kid, who most people have in the second or third round, and I think he's a first-round player."
I'm enjoying some small school prospect digging as of late and came across Larry Webster and Zach Moore. Here's some good info on them:
LARRY WEBSTER III:
Towering at 6'7 and around 250, he may need to beef up a bit but there's a reason why: he's a transitioned basketball player with football in his blood.
A four-year starter on the Bloomsburg basketball team, Webster had one year of eligibility remaining and decided to join the football team for the 2012 season, a sport he hadn't played since high school. He finished the season with a team-best 15.0 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks, adding an interception and 39 total tackles. Webster was selected to the All-PSAC Eastern Division first team.
On the basketball court, Webster was named the PSAC Eastern Division Player of the Year for the 2011-12 season, finishing as the school's all-time career leader in blocks (175).
Webster's father, Larry Webster Jr., played 11 years in the NFL at defensive end. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round out of Maryland in 1992 and also suited up for the Browns, Ravens and Jets over his career, winning a Super Bowl with Baltimore in 2001.
Strengths: Looks the part with a tall, long frame and the growth potential to get stronger. Has good first step quickness to burst and change directions quickly with flexible ankles. Uses his long arms to make wrap tackles and finish. Has the athleticism and range to cover a large area and make plays in pursuit. Was very productive in his one season of football at the college level and impressed coaches with the way he quickly adapted to the game despite being away from the field for so long. He has a good work ethic and puts in the time to prepare and get better. As the father of an 11-year NFL veteran, he has athletic bloodlines and knows about the NFL process.
Weaknesses: Needs to commit himself to the weight room and add bulk to his body. Needs to develop football strength as well, to hold up in the trenches and match up at the next level. His hip movements are a little stiff and he needs to do a better job breaking down in space. Needs to continue to develop his pass rush moves and learn how to better use his hands to protect his body and shed blocks. Will play too tall at times and needs to learn to use better leverage off the snap. Has only one full season of football experience under his belt since high school and lacks ideal experience, doing his damage at the Division II level.
NFL Comparison: Michael Johnson, DE, Cincinnati Bengals - Although he's not there yet, Webster has the frame and athleticism to develop into a similar pass rusher at the NFL level.
It would be an understatement to say Webster is athletic. His size and speed alone make him a draftable prospect. He does have a tendency to lean on the defender in his edge rush, but his rip and bend is very sudden. I would also like to see him improve his quickness and intensity of the snap and his playing experience is very limited. However, Webster demonstrates that he has pass rush skills that can undoubtedly be fostered at the next level.
I’ve played in a 4-3 front for 2 years and a 3-4 man front for 2 years. I think my size helps me play in both. I really don’t have a preference because I think I’ve played good in either fronts. I can play on the edge with the ability to slide inside to a 3 tech.
What is your biggest strength?
I would say my biggest strength is being calm under pressure. Majority players panic when adversity hits and when that happens it leads to more mistakes. As far as game play I would say my strengths are being good at rushing the passer and being stout against the run which is very important.
Moore said he's heard from someone in every NFL front office. All but two teams have sent a representative to Concordia's campus. Seahawks general manager John Schneider, Colts general manager Ryan Grigson and Browns director of player personnel Jon Sandusky all paid personal visits.
What Moore has to offer them is 4.8 40-yard dash speed and familiarity with a variety of schemes and techniques. The Bears stuck with a traditional 4-3 alignment during his middle three years of college, but Strop came in and reverted to the 3-4 lineup Moore had learned his freshman year.