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Some Thoughts

Thanks for all the commenting and recs on my previous posts. Anyways I couldn't really release a final article or even one on Alshon Jeffery too. Also a major congratulations to every prospect selected tonight; you have earned it and it is a tremendous achievement just to play in the NFL. Also congratulations to the newest member of the Houston Texans, Whitney Mercilus of Illinois Fighting Illini. However I would just would like to take the time to put down some of my thoughts.

  • Whitney Mercilus seems like a great guy and player. For the argument that he was a one year wonder, 16 nation leading sacks might be overlooked but 9 FF is impressive.
  • Mercilus has impressive technique, his use and combination of hands, speed and raw strength are impressive for a college player. He has the ability to change it up
  • I'm not an expert on pass rushers so don't take my word for it. However football is all about not letting the opponent get hands on you and Mercilus has some violent hands.
  • I did study Alshon Jeffery's tape, he scored a superb 49/50 (running ability, minus .5 for quick slants on route-running and -.5 for 4.4ish 40), I just didn't write it up. Alshon Jeffery would be a steal if we could snag him somewhere in the top ten of the second.
  • However the amount of offensive talent is impressive. Coby Fleener (46/50), Rueben Randle (44/50), Stephen Hill (44/50) and Alshon Jeffery (49/50) are still on the board.
  • Greg Childs scored 46/50 on my board and he should still be lying around at the top of the third and maybe even at the bottom.
  • Greg Childs is legitimately impressive, I am betting on him being a productive receiver, I like him a lot.
  • My take is that Houston will try to trade up once two or three of the previously mentioned players (Fleener, Randle, Hill and Jeffery) are taken. However there is still massive amounts of talent left, so a trade up with offense in mind might be unnecessary.
  • I would be ecstatic if Jeffery or Hill are drafted, Andre will take them under his wing, no doubt. He can keep an eye on both of their respective weaknesses (work ethic and finesse). However I would feel safer with Randle. He is a fantastic route-runner, possession-type receiver. Also I project that Fleener goes 34th overall to the Colts.
  • I think its most likely Randle goes to Houston out of the four of them.
  • There is ridiculous amounts of talent left at every position. QB: Kirk Cousins. WR: Above. TE: Fleener, Charles. OT: Jonathan Martin (how is he still on the board???). C (Peter Konz). RB: Chris Polk, Lamar Miller. CB: Janoris Jenkins (guy will be a steal in the right conditions).
  • Round two is LOADED.
  • Brian Quick should not be an option in the second, third or fourth, absolutely not.
  • Has anyone noticed the amount of DT talent in the second? Devon Still, Jerel Worthy, Jared Crick, ETC are still around and are all fantastic players.
  • Two or three or four picks in the second round would be nice...just saying.
  • I'm not a sleeper kind of guy. I don't like calling anyone a sleeper. Why? The draft is chaos, 32 different ideologies and POVs are all clashing. Joe-Shmo could be a sleeper for us but he could be a top-rated player on half the teams boards without anyone knowing.
  • With that being said, Greg Childs will be the only sleeper I'm calling. The guy is flat out too good to be in the late third-early fourth but it looks like he will be there.
  • For all the teams trading up into the first, trading up in the second could end up being just as unpredictable and chaotic. Round 2 has the same breadth of talent and talent but at different positions and there will be a massive run on DTs, WRs and a team will realize that Kirk Cousins is the real deal and take him.
  • Players to watch tomorrow: All WRs and TEs (the entire thing is a crap shoot), Devon Still, Jared Crick, Jerel Worthy, Josh Chapman, Janoris Jenkins, Kirk Cousins, Lamar Miller, Jonathan Martin, Chris Polk, Andre Branch, Peter Konz.
  • Thanks for the read, Aloha!

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