Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
Originally posted by genus49:
Originally posted by SF69ers:
As of now, Jerry Hughes is a legitimate 2nd round selection. Most likely the top half of the 2nd. However, if we performs well in the Combine (which I think he will) I think he may be the first 3-4 OLB taken in the draft.
He's playing a lot better than a 2nd rounder. The workouts will only help him due to his athletic ability.
If we walk away with Hughes and Bryan Bulaga in the first round I'll be a very happy man.
Actually, Hughes is not playing that well at the moment. He has been help without a sack for the last two games (UNLV and San Diego St.) which are not exactly powerhouses. TCU faces a big test against Utah this week and Hughes will definitely need to play well against another ranked opponent. Mad Dog also pointed out that Hughes almost always lines up as a weakside OLB/pass rusher, like Parys Haraylson. 2nd round is actually a good call right now.
Last year he was primarily the strong-side DE and accumulated 15 sacks... He has had a bit of a dropoff in production - but that is to be expected from someone who led the nation in sacks last year and started this year off by getting 9 in his first 6 games... Teams have severly rolled extra protection to his side by using backs and unbalanced alignments with 2 TE's rolled to his side.
Consequently, the production of his teammates has seen a steady increase. Once some of the extra attention dissipates, he'll be back to his old self.
If Larry English went in the mid-first last year, this guy will definately follow suit. He will be a first rounder - NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!