Originally posted by SofaKing:
Nice job! This appears to be a very deep draft. I see a ton of intriguing prospects from 1-253. A lot of quality small school prospects as well.
It does look increasingly likely that an interior lineman could be the pick for us at #30. If that's the case, I hope Konz is available. We could plug him in at RG, and possibly shift him to Center in the future, but I'd be happy with Zeitler.
If we go d-line in the 2nd, I think the team would pick Crick over Ta'amu. The Niners never seem to have an interest in these 340-350 lb behemoth nose tackles. I'd love to have Crick as the heir to Justin Smith's throne.
I like seeing Fletcher Cox in the top 10 picks, best DT in the draft IMO.One of my personal favorite sleepers in the draft is S Kelcie McCray. I was hoping we could get him in the 6th-7th but you have him slated at #134! I could definitely see that happening though. Who wouldn't want a 6'2" 200 safety with 4.4 speed and ball skills? Could be a nice prospect to develop in case a long-term deal with Goldson cannot be reached.
Overall, great job as always. I always like your big boards better than draftcountdown, draftscout, espn, walterfootball, etc.
Thanks for the note.
Crick is a guy that was a superb college player, but appears to be a guy fitting exclusively in a 4-3 DE role. At 279 pounds, he doesn't have the girth to be an effective 5-technique guy. Even worse, 32" arms. That is a real problem for an edge guy.
I will cheer for him in the NFL, but I would really pass.
When looking at Carolina's 9th overall, the team desperately needs defense, and especially at DT. Not sure which guy will go here, but I think Cox's upside may be the kicker.
McCray is going to be a 4th-5th rounder. Way too much athleticism. I like him a lot as well.
Finally, drafting a star OL from Wisconsin almost always pans out. These guys come in pro-ready.