March 20 mock

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by bodi, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

    2,962 Messages
    1,055 Likes Received
    1 Charles Harris, DE, 6-3 #255 Missouri
    Sources Tell Us
    "Don't get caught up in his numbers this year. He just didn't mesh with what they asked him to do. He's also got to be coachable and I think he may have fought the changes a little too much. What I saw in 2015 is what I think he's going to be." NFC North regional scout
    NFL Comparison Connor Barwin
    Bottom Line
    High-cut pass rusher with good athleticism but concerns regarding his ability to drop anchor against the run. Ironically, Harris might be best suited as a penetrator which is something he fought against this season. His hands can be improved as pass rush weapons, but he has agility and footwork that can't be taught. Harris can play on the edge in a 4-3 or 3-4 front and should be the next in a line of early contributing defensive ends coming out of Missouri.

    2 Quincy Wilson, CB, 6-1 #210 Florida
    Sources Tell Us
    "He may not be that clean with his coverage but I would rather go to war with him over (Teez) Tabor any day. He's big and he's tough. Tabor has more talent but Wilson just has to find the right spot because he's got the mindset to be a pro player." -- AFC executive
    NFL Comparison Tre' Boston
    Bottom Line
    Wilson rose to prominence this year after finishing with three interceptions and allowing fewer than 40 percent of the passes his way to be completed. His size and physicality combined with issues in staying glued to quick receivers could lead him to the safety spot where his instincts, ball skills and willingness to tackle will all serve him well.

    3 Justin Evans, SS, 6 #200 Texas A&M
    Sources Tell Us
    "His interception against UCLA at the beginning of the year was one of those plays that not many safeties can make. But I'm worried about his missed tackles. Hard hits are great for Sportscenter or YouTube but getting guys to the ground is top priority." -- Front-office executive for AFC team
    NFL Comparison Karl Joseph
    Bottom Line
    Soft-spoken but carries a walloping stick. Plays the game with an elevated sense of urgency and excitement. He is a little undersized, but has plus speed, is an extremely physical hitter and can play deep or near the line of scrimmage. Athleticism and ball skills might lead a team to test him out as a slot corner. Regardless of where he plays, he has the talent to become a plus NFL starter and a potential Day 2 (Rounds 2-3) draft selection

    4 Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, 6 -5 #255 Ark
    Sources Tell U
    "I think Sprinkle is a much better blocker (than Michigan's Jake Butt) and he's got more of an NFL body type." -- NFC South regional scout
    NFL Comparison Larry Donnell
    Bottom Line
    True "Y" tight end with outstanding length and a frame that can handle more weight. Has the toughness to be an NFL blocker, but might need to add more upper- and lower-body strength before he's ready. He's a big, reliable target in the red zone and underneath against zone, but needs a longer runway to create separation in his routes. Sprinkle isn't great in any one area, but he's good in most and should be a safe pick and quality starter in the league.

    6 Drontae Kazee, CB, 5-10 #185 San Diego State
    Looks for most efficient route to the ball to disrupt the catch. Very good route awareness from zone. Can split the high-low combinations and anticipates the chosen route early. Highly instinctive with a taste for turnovers. Wants to make a play on every ball thrown his way. Posted 43 passes defensed over the last three years including 16 interceptions during that time. Active and downhill in his run support.
    Bottom Line
    Limited by his size and his long speed, Kazee has all the instincts and ball skills that a team could want. If he fails to run well, he could drop a round or even two, but he's a good fit for teams who run zone and off man. His willingness in run support and his penchant for taking the ball away should follow him into the pros and make for an early transition into a third or fourth cornerback role.

    7 Tavin Dural, WR 6-2 #195 LSU
    Sources Tell Us
    "Remember that this is the same program that was able to hold Beckham (Odell Beckham, Jr.) and Jarvis Landry at bay in college. LSU's quarterbacks stink. Dural gets a projection grade because he just didn't do enough on tape." -- AFC area scout
    NFL Comparison Arrelious Benn
    Bottom Line
    Dural has the size and athletic traits that could push his draft value well beyond his college production that was hindered by a flailing offense that never found a capable quarterback. While he has legitimate pro talent and deep speed, his average ball skills and body positioning make him a "high ceiling, low floor" option at wideout.

    7 Bandon Bell, OLB, 6-1 #235 Penn St
    Season: Started 10 games...Posted a career-high 88 stops despite missting four games...Selected as team captain...His two 18-tackle efforts rank tied for No. 18 on the FBS single game charts...Was one of just four players in the FBS to post multiple games with 18-plus tackles in 2016
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  2. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

    3,743 Messages
    2,569 Likes Received
    Overall I would be happy with this draft.

    1 round pick I go back and forth with. Liked his tape, but his combine was concerning.
    Rest of the picks I like a lot.
     
  3. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

    2,097 Messages
    531 Likes Received
  4. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

    2,097 Messages
    531 Likes Received
  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

    42,371 Messages
    29,739 Likes Received
    There are a lot of draftniks who are just blasting Harris on Twitter. I don't know if that is backlash to the fact that he is probably the most mocked player to the Cowboys or not.
     
  6. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

    12,586 Messages
    5,228 Likes Received
    Hmm? Its surprising he still is mocked in the first rd.imo if he didn't fail in the Combine he would go way ahead of us.I like him but I am leery about his athleticism which does show on tape though.
     
  7. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

    42,371 Messages
    29,739 Likes Received
    Most of the grumbling about him has been since the combine where some are posting his Mock Draftable "web" and downing his athleticism. There are some like Matt Miller who are still stridently defending him, probably based more on his tape.
     
    tm1119 likes this.
  8. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

    1,345 Messages
    411 Likes Received
    I've learned to keep trusting the tape over the Underwear Olympics any day. Terrell Suggs didn't have a great combine, but his game tape was undeniable (obviously not saying Harris is TSizzle, but you get where I'm going with that). Harris has great movement skills - just looks like a natural rusher. Of course, his Run-D leaves a LOT to be desired, but that can be fixed. THE TAPE DON'T LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

    3,743 Messages
    2,569 Likes Received
    Oh I agree. Especially when it comes to 40 times. However, he scored poorly(for a 1st round DE) IMO in almost every test.
    Not a huge red flag, but definitely makes you pause for a second.
    Curious to see how we have him ranked when the draft board gets leaked in the future. We seem to be high on Sparq players, and I doubt he scored high on that.
    Like you said though, his tape is very encouraging, and he played in a good conference.
     
  10. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

    6,564 Messages
    4,053 Likes Received
    2nd, 3rd, and 6th round picks are amazing.

    1st round pick blows.
     
  11. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

    7,433 Messages
    1,608 Likes Received
    Swap Harris for Barnett and Sprinkle (shoplifter) with Butt and I'd take it
     
  12. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

    6,564 Messages
    4,053 Likes Received
    Matt has ties to the Missouri program so I'm not sure if he's protecting one of their guys or has some insight on him.
     
  13. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

    6,381 Messages
    2,722 Likes Received
    Nice draft but just don't see some being there at those picks but you never know
     
  14. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

    3,610 Messages
    1,955 Likes Received
    I would take this draft. Love the Wilson pick.
     
  15. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

    7,334 Messages
    4,728 Likes Received
  16. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

    3,772 Messages
    1,321 Likes Received
    I became a big Kazee fan during the combine. I would like for him to take a year to put on a little weight and try him at FS. He didn't run all that great, but with his instincts and ball skills, I think he can be a turnover machine at that position.
     
  17. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

    3,772 Messages
    1,321 Likes Received
    If we go CB at 2, I think we can do better than Quincy Wilson, which is a little crazy to say considering he was considered a lock to go in the first round only a couple of months ago.
     
  18. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

    2,962 Messages
    1,055 Likes Received

    if I can get Sprinkle in the 4 th rd I am running to the podium

    Strengths Combination tight end who doesn't have to leave the field. Has arm length and base to help in pass protection. Effective blocker willing to do the physical work. Snaps into down blocks and secures. Strong hands lead to sustained blocks. Able to engage and sustain against safeties in space. Long frame with room to carry more weight. Has arm length and hand size of an NFL offensive tackle. Big, presentable target over the middle. Plus red-zone worker. Sells blocks on delayed-release play-action. Burrows into holes of zone and protects passes with his frame. Goes down to pick low throws off top of grass. Sneaky build-up of speed in routes. Long strides eat up ground as route progresses. Can pull away from linebackers on intermediate routes. Uses height, arm length, and high-point technique to go way up the ladder and over top of defenders. Nasty stiff-arm after catch. Above-average body control for size.

    J Butt

    Weaknesses A little cumbersome getting off the line and into his routes. Very average athleticism. One-speed runner without many gears. Lacks speed to threaten vertically. Upright into and out of his breaks. Acceleration out of his cuts can be slight. Separation often comes from rub routes and scheme. NFL linebackers should be able to stick him in coverage. Limited catch radius. Grabby as a blocker and takes questionable angles up to second level. Allows physical outside linebackers to set strong edges against him. Needs more commitment and work as a run-blocker on NFL level

    and the two knee injuries

    never seen Sprinkle olay huh

     
  19. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

    2,962 Messages
    1,055 Likes Received
    well IMO we got three guys that should be there at 28

    Charles Harris, DE

    Takkarist McKinley, OLB 3-4 team

    Carl Lawson

    Bennett an Charlton will be out our reach
     

Share This Page