Originally posted by ninertico:
Is a R. Jones more valuable to a Mt. Cody or a G. Hardy, former first rounders in the second? I just don't see the value in this class with Jones at S at #49. Maybe it is a similar rise like Iupati where the talent is justified at that point?
Is Jones truly that good enough to bump a Cody or Hardy? If both are not there, then I can see it.
What do you think?
Absolutely. Cody is a 2-down, perhaps 1-down player at best in the NFL. He's useless against the pass, as even the slowest of QB's would be able to get away from the guy. He'll be a great goal-line, FG-block package guy, but if he can't get his weight under control, he won't be the kind of impact player that a Franklin, Wilfork, Jamal Williams, or even Kris Jenkins (who is way more athletic) can be.
I don't think people realize just how talented Jones really is. He may not go in the first round, but I like him much better than Cody and Hardy. Hardy's injury list is a mile long and if he can't stay healthy in college, I'm petrified to think he'll get it together in the pro's. Sure there are cases like with Gore where a player finally gets healthy in the NFL, but there are also a fair share of players whose injury history carried with them into the NFL.
Hardy and Jones have first round talent, but I project both to go in the 2nd-3rd. I'd take Jones over Hardy, but I wouldn't be upset if we drafted the other way around. It could work out if Greg didn't ever get hurt, but would we take that risk?
Honestly, I believe if we had the choice -- the guy Scot is probably hoping will fall in the 2nd is Chad
Jones, but I just don't think he's going to make it to that pick.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Jan 19, 2010 at 17:56:45 ]