Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I was watching both NFL-N and ESPN at first, but soon saw NFL-N had much better coverage. They stayed on the picks, whereas ESPN wandered too far off it. On day 3 they were constantly behind and gave only lip service to the picks. Mayock's the best analyst I've seen...having played the game, he has a very good understanding of players and how to evaluate them, plus how they'll fit into the teams that drafted them.
My take is both Jenkins and James bring speed and explosiveness to a team that desperately needed it. Don't underestimate them or Looney, who had higher round abilities, but slid some due to a broken foot. He's healthy now and IMHO will win the RG position. He's a road-grader...and they'll coach him up in pass protection. The competion between he and Kilgore should be cool to watch. Fleming's a ST'er at first, but Leavitt will coach him up to be a solid b/u. Robinson was an outright steal in 6th rd...he'll buddy up w/Whitner, you can bank on it. Both guys have heard "you're too small" and TR will use that as motivation to prove he can do the job. Slowey was a div II standout...and will likely understudy Goodwin to be our C of the future. Lastly, Cam Johnson has all kinds of ability..and could prove to be the biggest steal of the entire draft. Again, he'll be coached up by Leavitt, who did a terrific job with our LB's last season. Mayock had him at #50 on his top 100 list.
I think both channels have there pros and cons. Only problem with NFN is that i don't like when they have 4/5 guys up there. I'd rather just have Rich Maycok and one other guy. Not sure why Irvin, and Deion are part of the 1st day coverage. ESPN has finally gotten right by only having 3 guys. But I realized that I just can't take much of Chris Berman anymore. I like Mel but I'm not really all that crazy about Gruden who says the same thing about every prospect. I think they need to let Trey Wingo or somebody new take over for Berman. I think NFLN work were quicker to break down and analyze guys but ESPN graphics and highlight packages were much better. Where as ESPN were talking big picture topics with certain teams then would come back and breakdown the last several picks. So it's all about preference, I think both did a good job this year while last year they both sucked.