Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
Maybe you have posted this elsewhere but how do you rank this draft. It seems very deep for the first three rounds however the level of talent from the 1st to the 2nd seems very close.
It seems like the Niners would do very well if they traded their second for 2 and 3 like the reverse trade for Lawson.
How do you rank the following?
QB - Three strong Qb's- A
OG - After Lupati seems to fall off - B
OT - Lots of tackles but not the elite tackles, lots of RT - A-
RB - No backs seem worthy of top 15 pick B+
WR - ?
TE - ?
DE - ?
OLB - Graham looks like a stud
ILB - Seems very thin after spikes
S - Super Deep - A
SS - Also Very deep B+
CB - Haden seems to be the top prospect who else is close
KR - A+ for returners
Would love to hear your comments
I think that people have overrated this draft coming into this season, although there are a lot of good players to be selected.
The strength of this draft will be at DT, where the top two players selected should be Suh and McCoy. Dunlap has all-world skill, and if he continues to gain weight, and moves inside (He's already about 290 pounds), this would add to the strength of the position. I wouldn't touch him, but scouts love his ability. Jared Odrick may have moved inside the top 20 picks at the Senior Bowl. This draft also has two big 3-4 NT's graded high in Williams and Cody. That is a rarity. Atkins, Neal, Price, and more, round out the position. Lots of starters.
I think the WR crop is pretty thin. After Bryant, teams will look at Benn and Tate. But, beyond that point, it is pretty much up in the air. Not many studs.
The draft is stocked with lightening fast smaller guys at RB: Spiller, McCluster, Best, but at the same time lacks many 215-220 pound stud, every down backs.
It is a weak draft for MLB's. After McClain, the talent drops off pretty severely. The next tier is Spikes and Weatherspoon. Just not much firepower.
Another off draft for FS. Berry is elite, but the next best is probably Allen, who is a mid-late second rounder. Mays has been a big disappointment in shoring up this unit, and I do not think the underclassmen will add much of a boost. I expect Thomas to move to CB.
Two good QB's at the top of the board, and then a ton of question marks later. McCoy will be a second rounder, and the same with Tebow, but a LOT of scouts are skeptical on both players. The rest of the boys look like third rounders or later.
I like the CB's in this draft, with Haden, Thomas, Wilson, Cox, Warren, McCourty, who I think are all starters. The draft also goes pretty deep with nickel corners in Arenas, Thompson, Ross, Ghee, Spievey, Franks, Jackson, etc. Very strong position.
So, this draft is a mixed bag.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Feb 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM ]