Originally posted by Scoots:
Had you clicked on the link you would have seen that it was a mock draft database that includes the NFL.com analyts, the CBS analysts and a lot of pros.
You said "draft sites" so you made it more open, but let's just limit it to pros.
Professional analyst:#1 CB
Dane Brugler:Joyner (he must be insane)
That's just the first ones I found ... but certainly Dennard is not the consensus #1 CB.
He's not ranked 5th by anyone either, like was claimed by the person I was responding to. I think people on this site obsess far too much over measurables and Combine #'s, there's not enough attention given to a guy's in-game performances, judging by that standard, Dennard was dominant throughout the season and has consistently been improving throughout his time at Michigan State.
Gilbert received a lot of hype for his Combine performance but I've never looked at him as anything more than a late 1st rounder at best. Super athletic, talented, versatile but not nearly as good as the hype would indicate IMO. I'd still rank him behind Dennard, Verrett and Fuller in terms of pure coverage skills.