Reloaded post-Texas vs. Nation game.
Couple notes: Thanks to those, especially OTC and confusedrhino, who helped find the mountain of errors in spelling (Muckelroy, Larsen) and the sacriledge of Jason Worilds attending West Virginia, instead of Va. Tech. That would not sit well in the land of the toothless.
I also noticed a host of ommissions that I have corrected/added, including Doug Worthington, who is a serious climber, George Johnson, Travis Ivey, Brandon Deaderick, and Perry Riley. With each day, I am tightening up this mess.
Notes of players: I'm going to stick to my guns on players like Taylor Price, who some in scouting circles think is a second rounder. I don't think he'll get inside that holy circle, but with 4.36 speed, and coming off a terrific Senior Bowl, momentum is on his side.
I also think Trindon Holliday will go much higher than some expect. Teams with fourth round picks are staring a special teamers, and at this point, he makes complete sense. Holliday should be the fastest player entering this draft, and should make a bigger impact than a reserve middle linebacker who breaks wedges on kickoff returns.
As for the seemingly inflated placement of Thaddeus Gibson: I believe the combine will be a good showcase for his explosiveness as a 3-4 OLB. He will run well, look solid in drills, and will probably be one of those guys who emerge after the first top tier of 3-4 Sams and Wills. For now, I'll hold with a late second round prediction.
Those who think Iupati has slid after the Senior Bowl game are going to be surprised how high he goes. There are numerous people who think he will be drafted inside the top 15 picks, and his arrow continues to point up. I think it is only a 50-50 shot he will be on the board at number 17 at this point; thus the placement at that spot.
Final Note: Before the combine, I'll do a major shakeup Big 250 board, which should pretty much complete the draft.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Feb 7, 2010 at 8:10 AM ]