FSU Player draft breakdown (for Dallas)....
As it relates to Dallas's needs. The board is slow and obviously these are the players I know best, so here goes (potential 1st day guys only on this post, I'll do a seperate post for 2nd day guys)...
Alex Barron- Unless Mike Williams is sitting there at #11, I take Barron if he's still there, play him at LT and move Flozell to RT. If Dallas is not comfortable playing a rook at LT then don't pick him...Barron isn't cut out to play RT in the NFL. He's not physical enough. But he's a ridiculous athlete for his size and would be a great pass protector for 10+ years if healthy. He'll be an adequate run blocker.
Travis Johnson- I don't see where he fits in. If he's there at #20 it would be tempting....we need young DL and he's a good one. But he scares me a bit. Great talent, but only one great year of production at FSU for various reasons. High floor, low ceiling. I don't know if he fits in a 3-4. He played DE in high school but was DT all the way in college. He's a one gap player who can get in the backfield and disrupt, but not sure he would keep the OL off the LB's consistently. I like him at DT in a 4-3, but while we need depth there we can't use a 1st rounder on a DT with all our other needs.
Bryant Mcphaden- Physical CB with good speed. Bad hands, but good at batting balls down. He's 6 feet with good size. I think he'll be a solid pro. If he's there with the 2nd round pick I'd be tempted, but with all the $$$ invested at CB we seem to have our starters for the next 4-5 years. I don't see a fit here. He's not a potential saftey convert. If we trade down and have a 3rd and he's there, we have to take him.
C. Thorpe- This is risk/reward. Somone may get a HUGE steal with Cro. He wasn't himself his entire Senior year til maybe the bowl game when he had a nice game against WVU's secondary that includes pac man Jones. Prior to the bowl game he sucked, no other way to say it. But QB play at FSU last year was erratic at best. Of course, Thorpe's JR year prior to his injury, he was lights out. He's a deep threat with great speed, a nice vertical and a knack for going up and getting the ball (he's around 6'1). Thorpe was also a good blocker his JR year (not great). He actually got hurt blocking down field against NC ST. His senior year he played tenantive most of the season, hence why he's slipped and will likely be available in the 2nd round. If Dallas hasn't addressed fresh legs at WR at that point, Thrope is a good option IMO.
Last edited by noletime1995 : 03-27-2005 at 08:03 PM.