Nothing wrong in how you stated your viewpoint, FriendlyIrish. No worries about the mods IMHO. Your were rational and made some good points. Nothing wrong with that around here.
A couple of things...
Why is Dee top five someone asked?
He has great size, really good speed, and amazing range. What moves him ahead of every other corner (like Banks) is that he is physical enough to jam big receivers and is phenomenal in run support.
Jarvis Jones, if he lands in Detroit, won't play lb (they run 4-3 not 3-4). He'd play weak side defensive end. Think of their d line then. Jones on weak side, Vandenbosch on strong, with Suh and Fairley in the middle. That's a nightmare...
TEO - he is first round talent easily. Don't judge just from the bcsncg, as he had his worst game. He plays smart, and covers well. He's not as physical as a lot of LB's, but he is more athletic. His immeasurable qualities are off the charts too. I'd take him in the 10-20 range.
Also on Kiper's board, he has Fluker going in rd 1. I don't think Lacy will, unless his combine is amazing. Then I would look for him in the 20-25 range..
Last edited by Matt0424; January 16th, 2013 at 01:19 PM.
If he goes into the combine and shows decent speed numbers I think it would go a long way toward erasing the showing in the game. If he doesn't it may reinforce the perception and I could easily see him dropping out of the first round. Those NFL guys are pretty fickle.
IMO Dee is way more physical than Banks and can start right away.
Aren't Teo's INT stats a little inflated? I remember hearing that he had an inordinately high number of INTs off of balls other people tipped. I'm not sure that is a very meaningful stat.
BTW, two should have read TEO... fixed it
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Read he declined to participate in the Senior Bowl
Same Mel Kiper that said Bama had "no answer at WR" after DeAndrew White got hurt, right...........??
The day I start getting my NFL Draft predictions from a guy who looks like he just got done shooting his Glamour Shots is the day I will start listening to Kiper!