Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Everything looks just about right to me, MD. I think this is a very accurate assessment.
I do, of course, have some small disagreements that I must mention.
Discrepancies: (I will only post discrepancies of approx. 10 spots or greater)
Arrelious Benn (-20), by "-20" I see him going about 20 spots later.
Brian Price (+10)
Fox (+10) -- Even despite the injury.
Colt McCoy (+10)
That's about it. And lastly.
Wootton instead of Wooten.
Again, still very good. It's still early obviously, but I agree with this list just about all around.
Thanks for the spelling on Wootton. Another mindless spelling error.
One cheating note living in Big Ten land. During the year, there was a ton of talk about Benn, who just didn't put up the numbers he expected. The beat writers for Illinois spoke to scouts who really like the kid a lot, and feel that his best football is ahead. This scout thought Benn would be a top 15 lock if he played for vitually any team in the country outside of Illinois. And, he's a really good kid. Final note: I had the chance to watch him play live this year, and he can really run. Ran a 9 route right through the secondary and had some serious jets.
Being one of Benn's biggest fans, I have to agree that with a real QB at the helm, he would probably be considered a 1st round lock. Top 15, though, I'm not sure about that. He'd have to absolutely torch the 40.
Benn has insane acceleration; the way he can stop and hit full speed immediately just astounds me. He looks like Adrian Peterson playing wide receiver. If he runs 4.45 or lower, he may go in the late 1st (20-30 range), a la Hakeem Nicks. I think he has the tendency to drop some easy catches though, letting the ball get into his body.
After some serious thought over the past couple of weeks, I think the order of the top WR's selection spots this year is going to be very interesting, and concede Gilyard may fall to the early 2nd. My thoughts are: Will his incredible production and versatility land him in the 1st? Or will his good-but-not-blinding speed push him just far enough down to make him go in the 2nd, especially considering the super-fast DeSean Jackson went there himself? My conclusion: I just don't know.
I believe Gilyard is the most polished Senior wideout, but guys like Tate and Bryant are almost surely going to go in the 1st. If he slides to the 2nd, I see Cleveland pulling the trigger on Mardy immediately.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Dec 28, 2009 at 10:34 PM ]