Couple notes on Pierre-Paul that may drop him from top 20 consideration:
1) He's not very experienced at playing major college football, and is really raw. His productivity was not that impressive. It is all about his potential, which may, or may not be actualized.
2) Sorry to say, but reports are coming out that he is as dumb as a brick. One report doubts he will score a 10 on the Wonderlic. Now, the Wonderlic is not all that important for some positions (RB, WR, etc.). However, as a 3-4 OLB, players have a lot of responsibilities and have to read and react well. Intelligence on the field is key, and many doubt he will be able to digest the complexity of the game any time soon.
The combine will be a big test for him.
I still believe some team will draft him in the top 20. However, I'd rather take the proven stud, Graham, who I've been high on for some time now, than a guy with potential.
This may ultimately be the same dilemma we face when selecting an OT. Depending who is on the board, do we select Bulaga, who has shown himself to be a studly, experienced player, or a guy who may be the better athlete, but has little experience.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Jan 31, 2010 at 9:29 AM ]