Lot of interesting WR's and CB's. Already the best looking WR and CB groups the Senior Bowl has had in a few years.
senior bowl is looking nice. Though I still can't understand the love some people have for Mike Glennon. I hear people saying he'll be a first round pick. If somebody takes him in round 1 I will laugh at them for a long time
Banks is going to slide a little in the draft. I don't see any way it doesn't happen. He's been burnt to a crisp this season. I've already talked about how bad he performed against Moncrief in the Egg Bowl, to the point they had to take him off Moncrief and try their hand with Slay covering him... but he also let himself get burned for a 25 yard TD by Jamal Mosley in straight man coverage on a simple vertical route... he's a tight end. That's the 2nd tight end that's burned him for a TD... Michael Williams got him in the Alabama game.
Not as physical as you'd like to see. I think he needs to run a solid time to stabilize his stock some and help him.
I'd be surprised at this point if he goes in the 1st round unless it's late. I'd have him more in the 2nd round area at this point.
Still a good player who's capable of making plays, but he's obviously not an elite player. A good value player with significant experience in the 35-50 range is what I think ideally fits him.
Anthony Barr is a hell of a talent. Just a physically superior monster with dynamite in his boots. He's going to go high if he comes out, even with his lack of experience on defense.
He absolutely is. One of the main differences between the SEC and the Pac-12 is where they tend to put their best athletes. SEC coaches like to try 'em on defense first in a lot of cases, then move to the offensive side of the ball if it's not a fit. It's the opposite in the Pac-12.
The fact that this kid wasted away for 2 years at the RB position due to Neuheisel trying to fit a square peg in a round hole is inexplicable. I don't know of any top notch SEC coach that wouldn't have had Barr playing linebacker from the moment he stepped on campus. A 6'4", 235 pound athlete like that is going straight from the parking lot to defense around here. Jim Mora being a defensive coach by trade, didn't take long to figure it out.
Neuheisel is just a terrible coach, and even more clueless when it comes to college football. I figured that out watching him try to force feed that pistol offense when he didn't have the personnel to run it. Now that he's fired and out of a job, we get to listen to him on the radio whine about the SEC and listen to all of his pro-Pac-12 propaganda.
Same for Keenan Allen who was a Bama commit all the way up to the last minute. He was being recruited as a safety to Bama. He had a handler Saban refused to deal with. We tend to turn down every player who has a handler or demands a "twofer".
Which is why Tedford just got fired at Cal. He let Keenan Allen strap him with an abomination at the QB position as part of the Allen package deal. Matter of fact, the word I hear from one of the parents of a Cal player is that Allen refused to workout, made it known in no uncertain terms that he wouldn't play with any other quarterback besides Maynard, and generally did whatever he wanted.
I doubt any of that will ever make it to the pen of a journalist or sportswriter... or draftnik.. but it's something that's likely to affect the way teams view Allen and his ability to be coached when they begin their due diligence into what type of kid he is.
Would our moves in FA prior to draft weekend dictate your moves at WR? Say we get Mike Wallace, do you want to pair him with a big bodied guy like Allen? Or if we were to get Bowe, go with a shiftier guy like Stedman Bailey?
Myself personally, I want a pairing of Mike Wallace and Stedman Bailey. One of the things that really made Bailey even more dynamic and deadly was having Tavon Austin and his explosive skills paired with him. If we have a Mike Wallace across from Bailey, it opens up so much more as to what Bailey can do in the short/intermediate game. Imagine if a team like the Bears pulled the trigger on Bailey, with Jeffrey and Marshall on the outside, he would do DAMAGE.
I cannot for the life of me fathom Glennon going in round 1. Hell, I don't even know if top 64 is even something I can imagine. I have never been impressed with him, not to the point where I would feel comfortable him being my main horse in the stable for grooming. And if you're taking him as high as many say he may go, he has to be the main horse. I really only can see him succeeding in a vertical passing system, something that the Norv Turner's of the world run. I don't see him as a hit the 5th step, ball gone in rhythm kinda guy. Not a fan of his footwork, too many balls sailing high or at the feet of the defender. Todd McShay started hyping him about a month ago, and I couldn't believe my ears. I have seen some of the postings you are referring to about going high, and that is insanity. Pray the Jets or Bills are buying his hype, because we would eat him for lunch. Hell, Ryan Mallett went in the 3rd round, no way Glennon goes top 64. No way.