Originally Posted by Hostile
Well, I can't be held responsible for the ideas running around my melon at the new coaching hires. Some people are upset about Kiffin but I think that's crazy. Nick Eatman said yesterday that he was leaving Valley Ranch around 9:40 PM and Monte was in his office watching film and taking notes.
Jerome Henderson did that last year and he was my favorite hire of the year.
I like Marinelli a lot and if Bisaccia is our STs Coach then I really expect all three phases of the game to be mash the pedal to the floor. Well, in my opinion, you can't do that right without fixing the O-line and for the 3rd straight year I am focusing on the Interior of the OL in my thinking.
But not in round 1. Interior OL doesn't get the splash even though it is a huge need. There are other needs that can be met though and we do that. I'd like to trade down and add a pick or two. Good OL and DL depth is possible throughout this Draft.
[View Full Quote]18. Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU, 6-5", 270. He is a physical freak. Literally. If you haven't heard his story, it is amazing. He is from Ghana Africa and he came to BYU after he joined their religion. One of the Missionaries who taught him suggested he should play football, so he applied to BYU and was accepted. He had other ideas and walked on to the basketball team in 2008 and 2009, surviving until the last cut. Dave Rose, the BYU basketball coach is an old friend of mine. He says Ziggy, that's his nickname, is in another world as an athlete. In 2009 Ziggy also walked onto the track team where this at that time 250 pound monster ran a 10.91 in the 100 meters. Folks, that is sick speed for a man that big. In 2010 he finally decided to try football and walked into Bronco Mendenhall's Office and told him. If you saw his efforts in the 2012 Poinsetta Bowl you were probably as blown away as I was. He hasn't even scratched the surface of how good he can be yet. This kid is our JJ Watt.
48. Barrett Jones, C/G, Alabama, 6'4", 305. His foot surgery and likely inability to work out at the Combines is expected to drop his draft stock to the bottom of the 2nd round. I don't let him get there. He is a 1st round talent with an all world football brain. He and the Bama QB McCarron clashed a little in the Championship Bowl game despite being best friends and roommates. Jones even pushed his QB away. After the game he laughed and said he was right on the snap count. He is so versatile that he can play anywhere along the OL. I consider him a must have for 2013.
80. Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina, 6'3", 320. Word right now is that Ratliff will be back and so will Spencer. I am fine with this, but we also have to fix the D-Line. This big bad monster is just what the Doctor ordered. If we switch in and out of a 3-4 at all, and I think we will, here is our pocket collapsing NT. If we play our DTs in a 1 technique like Marinelli and Kiffin are know to do, this guy will push the pile back so we can stuff the run.
111. Brennan Williams, RT, North Carolina, 6'7", 315. I am hearing Doug Free will not be waived, but instead his contract will be re-worked. I hedge my bets, and I bet this big nasty man can take his job. Back to back Tar Heels named Williams and two of the biggest, meanest kids we could draft right now. You have to wonder why the Tar Heels are not a better football team because they are deep every year lately for NFL talent.
144. Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon, 5'11", 192. We have got to have a RB who can carry the load if Murray goes down. I think we need a RB who can catch the ball and even help in the return games. Here is my pet cat RB this year. Speed to burn and more moves than Ex Lax. He is versatile and he plays hard every snap.
175. Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU, 5'10", 180. I am very serious about acquiring this kid. He is a dolt for letting pot get in the way, no doubt, but wow can this fool play football. I believe his contrition is real. I also believe he is probably the ebst CB in the Draft and though he is projected in the 7th round, I don't let him fall that far. I honeslty believe he is better than Jenkins was. He can help with the return game and Claiborne was his mentor. He can be again.
There you go folks, rip it up.
Nice job of selling this draft, Hos and I will defer to your superior knowledge regarding these players. I do have some questions:
1) Is our Safety situation adequate as it curently stands, or are we looking free agent?
2) Ansah looks intriguing, and I have only seen him play on the highlight reels. Is he JPP, JJ Watt, or a workout warrior?
3) Sylvester Williams looks like he has the goods, but how do you see him stacking up against the other DT's who might be available, like the two DT's from Georgia, Jenkins and Geathers? I guess I'm wondering where the best value might be in the trenches, for that matter, on both sides of the line.
The Truth will STILL not be the first casualty of war