kearly wrote:As always, I applaud you for bringing new names to the table.
I see Williams as a likely 1 tech in the NFL. He's not even close to being explosive enough to feature in a pass rush role. I could see him as depth for the Red Bryant role, but we could probably retain Branch on the cheap for that purpose. If Seattle drafted Jesse Williams (assuming Branch is retained), it would be a shocker, IMO.
Agreed on Lane/Maxwell, but I just don't see [Commings] as a likely 2nd round target. Like the pick but I see Commings as a mid rounder.
Harper is an interesting pick. He looks the part physically. This draft is ridiculously loaded for WRs though. I would be surprised if he was the best WR option in the late 3rd. Wasn't Harper a converted QB from Oregon? Lack of experience will hurt his stock. (Don't get me wrong, I like this pick.)
I don't see Alonso reaching the 5th, and I'm also unsure if he fits the profile Pete wants at LB. His speed is just average. Good player, just not sure he fits into the plan.
This mock I really just focused on the players that were big for thier position, yet still were good players. I for the most part I only include players in my mocks drafts that I have scouted.
Williams is one of my favorite DT's in the draft. I agree that Williams is not a great fit as a 3-tech and his best fit is 5-tech & 1-tech on our team.
Cummings I think could excel on our defense, because his size and ability to play press-man. He is not going to fit every teams' defensive scheme, so he vary well may be available in the 3rd or 4th round. Trade out Cummings for U of Connecticut (CB) Blidi Wreh-Wilson is probably more realistic. Blidi is my favorite CB outside of the 1st round. Blidi has flown under the radar until recently, now his name is starting to show up in the 2nd & 3rd rounds on some mock draft web sites. Blidi is 6-2 190 lbs and fits Coach Carroll pro-type CB. He played a lot of man-press and he has plays the ball when its in the air. Blidi has the potential to be the best CB in this draft, but time will tell. I don't know if he is going to run any better than a 4.55 40-yard dash at the NFL draft combine, but Browner & Sherman aren't speed demons either.
Kansas St (WR) Chris Harper is one of my favorite players in the draft, which is why I have a difficult time leaving him out of my mocks. Yes, Harper was a QB his freshman year at Oregon, but he switched to WR when he transferred to Kansas St. He has been a WR the last 3 years, so IMO that shouldn't have an negative effect on his draft stock. Golden Tate was a WR for only 4 years prior to the draft and he was selected in the 2nd round. I rate Harper higher than a lot of other big name WR's that are projected to go in the first four rounds of the draft. IMO Chris Harper = Anquan Boldin (when Boldin was in his prime with the Cardinals). Harper like Boldin is not a burner, Boldin ran a 4.6 or 4.7 40-yard time at the NFL combine, but both players make up for it with good hands & a physical style of play.