"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" Patrick Henry
15 SEC players in the first round! Goodness gracious
‘I can’t really say that you’re going to come in here and start. You’ve got to come here and be ready to compete because the best man plays.’ CNS
Eddie to Green Bay or Atlanta, I'm calling it.
Id say the cant miss player we have in the draft is warmack. Imo he will start whete ever he plays i believe he is that good. Milner is up there too. Lacy and b jones will be scrutinized closely on the medical side and it could hurt them a little. Jones has injury prone feet and ankles. If you got a bad wheel you cant go. Lacy he has seldom been injury free but nothing cronic. Jones feet could be a cronic thing that will hurt him some.
Barrett is easily my favorite player from this team, and I will root for him no matter where he goes (even the Cowboys, but I'll be rooting against the rest of the team). That said, I don't see anyone taking Barrett in the first round. NFL staffs always seem to fall in love with measurables, and IIRC, Jones will be too physically limited before the draft to give any "surprising" workouts. Some may already be skittish about his foot, and if he doesn't get a shot to prove people he's more athletic than they currently believe, I don't see him sneaking into the first round.
Don't get me wrong, he will be an absolute steal to the team who finally selects him, and can be a pro-bowl caliber guard or center. I just don't think there will be enough "buzz" about him to go higher than mid 2nd round.
What I do know is that it will be very interesting to see where Barrett goes. The debate between 1st or 2nd round will certainly continue.
I'm not really going along with his foot or other injuries being a huge problem for him. Everyone gets banged up in the NFL - dudes are just too big and too fast not to. What's mentionable is that the guy plays through pain while still performing at a high level.