Originally posted by blm7754:
I like it. Lots of guys I haven't seen on other mocks. Would you mind telling us all a little about Williams and Alford? Strengths/weaknesses?
Williams is a big DLman from UNC who has some real nice natural pass rush ability to pair with great raw strength. He showcases great first step quickness to get by OLmen and is really the most impressive DT in this class in that regard. He is constantly disrupting on tape. His conditioning needs a bit of work, as well as his technique, but he appears to learn quickly. He only has 4-5 years of football experience, as he only played 1 year of each HS and JC ball before landing at UNC where he became an immediate starter.
Alford has great physical tools and appears to have nice football instincts. I love his explosion and flexibility and think he has the tools to develop into a very good starting corner. Alford faces a steeper learning curve than most because of the level of competition he faced in college but I am not overly concerned. I can't help but be impressed by the kid's playmaking abilities when I watch his tapes.
Interesting.... I've been working on my mock and I have (spoiler alert!) Trufant, Hopkins, and Sylvester Williams with my first three picks. The rankings I've been looking at have Sylvester going a little later. Obviously, my version would be great for the 9ers because they'd get a better CB out of it. But now I'm really curious where Sylvester will end up going.
Seems like this draft is a lot more unpredictable than most.
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