Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:Some thoughts on the draft.
Jesse Williams - at this point I do not believe he is a first rounder. A better target, if he comes out, is Louis Nix of Notre Dame (Junior)
Quinon Patton - a 2nd rounder? He is a physical WR but I doubt he has the speed to qualify for a 2nd rounder. Combine and such will be really crucial for him to prove the speed.
Micah Hyde - at this point, it would be a surprise he was not drafted in the first 3 rounds
Bruce Taylor - he is a 7th rounder? That would be quite a drop. Right now I'd say he is a mid-rounder.
Fair points. Williams doesn't have flashy stats, but his game tapes tell a different story. If he has a strong combine, and I think he will, then he's in that 23-37 range of being picked.
Agreed with the combine comment on Patton. Teams will really need to do their homework on Hyde if they want to take him within the first 3 rounds. When you look at Vontae Davis and Talib, no team wants to repeat that.
ILBs are very hard to project after the top 3-4 prospects are off the board. He's got on field production, but combine will define his draft value.
You make good points though. I kind of want to modify this mock after seeing the Stanford TE last night, too. BEAST.