This is a dumb post. anyone who makes a mock draft isn't going to be right about all of there picks because the draft is ever evolving. You can't predict what trades are going to happen and one trade throws your whole mock out of wack. Its like nailing someone for having their march madness bracket not pan out.
Doesn't mean kiper was wrong. Hes just not a fortune teller. You do mocks based on what a team should do...and they are fun. They are not ment to be 100% accurate.
first off i hate the shaq pick...don't see it helping us in the short term. With that out the way i love funchess and im optimistic about the Oklahoma kid. everything else is a wash...calling this a better draft than last season..how? We had the majority of our picks make the all rookie team.
That said lets say shaq pans out and funchess. Williams isn't really in a position to start like trai...who knows how good he is. The last two picks are not going to play much sorry(maybe Payne will). And to say this class is better than kelvin ealy trai,bene, and Boston????? Wishful thinking.
Shaq aint a backup. He's already our most athletic WLB and his coverage skills and ball hawking ability will put peanut to the test.
Hes a backup day one for us. We don't stay in base and spent over 60%(give or take) of our time in nickel. We already have the best coverage lbs in the game so why get another when we have bigger needs at ol cb and wr. a player who sees the field 30% of the time is not what you draft in the first 2 rounds.
Da'rick Rodgers wasn't 6'5 237 and didn't run a sub 4.5. I loved Rodgers but as far as being a football specimen,he and DGB are on different planets. DGB was the consensus top player in the country coming out of high school. He is a "blue goose" based off talent. Everyone know how hard i banged the table and told you benji was superior to he who shall not be named in indy. And with that said DGB is better than Benji....Same size faster better hands and better route runner. He can win in the small ball game on the ground breaking out of cuts as well a being a jump ball demon. Even while playing for a mizzo team without elite QB talent,he still pretty much was the best prospect at wr in college.
I think he has a shot at going in the first...just not us. I saw where KC and some other teams are giving him a good hard look. And If you can refuse to interview with a team(the cowboys) then someone has told you something good. Again this is my dream pick and the pick we should make but won't bible belt Big Kat meh no tats blah blah old school.
I don't want Shaq in the 1st, but was on board with him in the 2nd. If the coaches think they can help him, not to mention learning from TD and Luke, then I'm good with the pick. He's a playmaker, and if given the chance to mostly force turnovers his first couples years until TD retires, I'd be excited while he learns how to play the position better. He's a guy who has always wore different hats on the field. Primarily focusing on one position? Maybe those numbers improve.
This i'm ok with. I just dont want him in the first. But my preference would be to go offense first two picks to help cam.
People have been in love with Thompson's athleticism since he was a five-star recruit coming out of high school in Sacramento. However, all the athleticism in the world won't make up for poor instincts as a linebacker, and Thompson has yet to show he can make the necessary reads for the position. His 7.3 run-stop percentage was 41st among 58 draft-eligible starting inside linebackers, and he was an overall ineffective player against the run, outside of forcing and recovering fumbles.
Thompson's skill set translates better to safety, as he was smooth in coverage and has nickelback experience, but it's hard to feel comfortable picking a player early for a position you've never seen him play.
Have to agree the guy has bad instincts and is a chase and run down from behind type LB. Then all this talk about safety...Just don't see it. He is a tweener who is a jack of all trades master of none type guy. Even his sparq rating was only average while so many hype up how athletic he is. This is not the way to go(in the first) DG. Sorry about the title..he was number 8 on a list of ten.
http://www.rotoworld...rq-edge-and-lbsthe guys athleticism is overrated. He isn't even among the most athletic in this class and his sparq rating was slightly below average for nfl linebackers. And yes his instincts are not good. He doesn't have that nose for the ball that luke had and is more of a see it then react type player. this guy is a second round pick And not one we need right now. Way to many upgrades needed across the board to be thinking about thomas davis backup. We run a nickel the majority of our snaps so why the hell would we want our first round pick on the sidelines til td or luke goes down.
Meanwhile cam gets blasted needs back surgery and throwing to cotchery and Ted ginn who was beaten out by a rookie in Arizona. But yea a backup linebacker would surely hell us beat the seahawks right? I mean defense is the reason we lost that game right?