Todd McShay (whom I respect a lot compared to a lot of other draft analysts) has him going 39th overall. I think it would be absolutely crazy if that happened. Are people forgetting how good this guy is?
The dude is a Vince Wilfork clone. See for yourself:
Almost every play I've seen him he was either getting double-teamed or the play went away from him. He's about as safe a pick as you're ever going to find in the NFL, and I'd take him over any DB or WR in this entire draft class. I don't care that DL isn't as big of a need as WR & CB; a guy like that is going to be a pain in the ass of offensive coordinators for a decade, and there will be nothing an offense can do. You can double a WR or throw away from a DB; it's impossible to neutralize a great DL.
If Louis Nix is there and the Niners pass on him I might burst a blood vessel (like I did back in 2004 when I almost broke my TV as it was announced they traded the pick instead of taking Vince Wilfork).
[ Edited by VPofCarnage on Apr 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM ]