- Dec 11, 2012
Bust = Mac Jones first, than Fields
Star = Kyle Pitts, Jamar Chase
Star = Kyle Pitts, Jamar Chase
Bust = Penei Sewell, Mac Jones, Devante Smith,
Star = Groot (considering his stock is supposedly sinking, for no reason at all), Jamar Chase, Fields, Teven Jenkins
Players outside of R1 I am pounding the table for...
Lloyd Cushenberry III
Antonio Winfield Jr.
I see the upside with Payton Turner but I'm not buying the hype. He's gotta be the most upright rusher in the draft. He rises up out of his stance and plays way too tall. He has some explosion, some bend, some speed to power so maybe if he puts it all together he can be an impact rusher with his length. Thing is I watched his Tulane tape and he was invisible for most of the game until Tulane started rotating awful backup LTs in the game and he abused them. At the Senior Bowl he was stonewalled in the 1on1s from what I saw. I think he winds up being mostly an effort and cleanup guy like an Anthony Nelson type.
The guy who impressed me in SB1on1s was Cam Sample. He has a sturdy build and a twitchy inside move. Then I watched his tape from that same Houston game and he doesn't have much edge speed and couldn't even sniff the QB. Maybe the switch flipped at the Senior Bowl but it's more likely OTs will just set firm on his inside half and make him win the edge. He kinda reminds me of Harvey to date so I hope Harvey shows more.
It's a weak edge class and I'm not gonna push names up the board. I do like Milton Williams as a rusher though. He can't play the run for **** but his twitch and body control will be an asset.
Spencer Brown's ceiling is up there with any OTs in the class.
Pounding the table for Terrace Marshall is ironic cause I don't know if he'd pound the table for himself. His playing demeanor is so lax. But I do see the talent with his frame and fluidity and ball skills. He might take a while to develop like Devante Parker. Parker is his #2 comp on mockdraftable...
Yeah that was a formatting error on my part. He's a 3-tech or upfield 5-tech. He's too stiff and doesn't bend like an EDGE.For Turner...he's a very large human with legit speed to power and bend that will only improve with good coaching. Very few humans on the planet with his size and movement skills. Lined up on both sides. Also had reps lining up inside shoulder. Had reps where he's beating NFL players (sack on Brady Christensen, for example). 5 sacks in 5 games while dealing with COVID, too. Definitely not a finished product though. You getting a lot for the money with a Day 2 pick. But he's got some refinements he needs to make.
I think its a weak edge class, mostly at the top, but I think you get some nice value per sack with some of these guys slotted to go Day 2.
Milton Williams name was written down during the Miami game and the athleticism checks out. Not sure I'd call him an EDGE though.
I'm buying all the Spencer Brown stock. Just looks like a future starter at a tackle spot and another example of a line conversion from TE.
As for Marshall. Just buying stock in all of the LSU WRs. Marshall might be more of a WR2/3 in the league, but he'll be a useful player. I'm not sure where he's drafted, but once you get past the Top 4 guys, he and Moore are my guys. I'd take him over Rondale Moore, Toney, St. Brown...those types that have been floating around the Late 1, into Round 2 area.
History isn't on the side of Mac Jones or Justin Fields. For that matter, T Lawrence* neither.
*Might not be his fault if Jags OL gets him killed