Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Tate has been the best WR on Notre Dame this year in the absence of Floyd. I don't think he'd come out unless Clausen does. But with his exceptional production at a major program and his terrific speed, he'd go in day one, almost certainly.
He's not that small really. 5-11 195, Percy Harvin-sized. If he declared, I really wouldn't be opposed to nabbing him in the 2nd, and I wouldn't be surprised if we pulled the trigger on him, too.
I have to wonder what we're going to do with guys like Hill and Jones though. Sure, they'll get more playing time next year, but neither seem particularly pleased with their roles now, and my hope is that they don't cause a ruckus because of that.
Yea I like Tate also. But Jones and Hill aren't good enough to even cause a ruckus if they do just get rid of them. I alwasy thought the signing of Jones was a mistake especially at that price. Regardless of Crabtree he just isn't nothing more than a 3rd string WR. Hill isn't great either. all he has done is run a fast .40 time at the combine. Hopefully they can contribute but to be honest they aren't even worth the trouble if they did cause any.
and this whole draft is startign to fall off. I'm all for draftign guys in teh trneches in this draft. a lot of these skill positions just aren't looking to strong in this draft class. Teams gonna really have to do some homework.
In whatever OL that we may draft, I think we need to look for a solid balance of maulers, technique-and-finesse guys, and of course the versatile all-around players. My hope is that out of 8 picks currently, 3 are OL. That allows for one of each. We need more than one-trick ponies, and we've got to have someone who could swing back and forth between LT and RT without issue. This is why I'm opposed to selecting Trent Williams. Charles Brown, Bulaga, and Fox even are better prospects overall right now.
If we choose, we can always upgrade in FA as well. That opens up other positions for the draft, of course.