Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by casmith07, Mar 29, 2014.
It would be a Super Draft if Easley stays healthy and reaches his potential, but he does worry me a bit. He's definitely worth the risk in the 3rd.
Crichton is a very safe pick.
Evans could be a Super Start type player.
I'm a big fan of Trai Turner.
I could go either way in terms of drafting a QB or not.
I'm not sure about Cassius Marsh as a 4-3 DE. He's a 3-4 DE that appears to be best going in a straight line to the QB but he's too small to play DT.
My main questions about Easley are how he hurt his knees. One was playing, the other was a non-contact drill in practice.
So, there is definitely cause for concern there.
I like your 1st 4 picks Marsh does seem like a 3-4 guy to me also... I haven't a clue about the last 4 guys honestly haven't looked at them, but I will now.
In your mind who did you pick Evans over? Or was it a case of running up to the podium? I heard (via one of the meaningless draft shows I watch) that there are whispers of Evans going ahead of Watkins.
Barr, Donald, etc. were all picked. The only person worth a pick at 16 left was Evans.
In real life, I don't think I would take Evans. I would trade back.
I'd trade back too if I could, but who knows if someone if going to love someone enough to move up in such a good draft. I think you have to take him though if you don't get a decent offer to move back.
I think the only team that would want to move up for a WR would be Baltimore, behind us, and they're directly behind us. I don't see them trading with us to select Evans when they can just trade right in front of us.
I'm also concerned about the report about his mental makeup. The reports I saw described him as child like and sounded bit bit like a description of MartyB. Does a guy like that do the proper rehab?
I would be happy with this draft, the first two especially, although I would be nervous if they took a WR in the first and didn't have a plan to get the other players/positions that you selected....
What I read is that he took his rehabilitation really seriously. Sounds like there was an issue with his left knee early on with swelling, etc. and didn't get it taken care of properly, leading to the eventual 2nd tear.
That's good to know that he did the rehab correctly.
My concern with having 2 ACL surgeries is that they have the best results using part of the Patella Tendon to do the repair. My understanding is that if you have 1 ACL surgery, then they still have the option to use the other Patella Tendon to do another surgery; however, once they've used both, they have to use something else to do the repair which is not as good as the Patella Tendon. Maybe somebody here with medical expertise could comment on that.
Based on game footage evaluation, I would have him ranking as the #1 DT if not for the injury and possible mental makeup issues.
3rd rounder at best, in my opinion. I think that's appropriate slotting for risk vs. reward.
I like it a lot.
Evan is going to give defenses fits.
Crichton is one of my favorite 43 DE candidates.
Easley would be only second to Donald if he wasn't hurt and he could make the draft a homerun if he stays healthy.
I also like Turner a lot.
The rest is only so-so for me but I really like the first few picks.