Mayock's updated position rankings

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by supercowboy8, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I wish he would do 3-4 positions and 4-3 positions.


    1. David DeCastro, Stanford
    2. Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
    3. Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
    4. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
    5. Brandon Brooks, Miami (Ohio)


    1. Peter Konz, Wisconsin
    2. Philip Blake, Baylor
    3. Ben Jones, Georgia
    4. David Molk, Michigan
    5. Michael Brewster, Ohio State

    Defensive End

    1. Quinton Coples, North Carolina
    2. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
    3. Nick Perry, USC
    4. Chandler Jones, Syracuse
    5. Vinny Curry, Marshall

    Defensive Tackle

    1. Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State
    2. Jerel Worthy, Michigan State
    3. Michael Brockers, LSU
    4. Dontari Poe, Memphis
    5t. Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
    5t. Devon Still, Penn State

    Outside Linebacker

    1. Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
    2. Shea McClellin, Boise State
    3. Whitney Mercilus, Illinois
    4. Andre Branch, Clemson
    5. Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma


    1. Morris Claiborne, LSU
    2. Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
    3. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
    4. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
    5. Josh Robinson, Central Florida


    1. Mark Barron, Alabama
    2. Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
    3. Brandon Taylor, LSU
    4. DeQuan Menzie, Alabama
    5. Phillip Thomas, Syracuse
  2. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    Shea McClellin really has shot up the boards.

    I listened to the audio that Mayock did, and he thinks he could even go end of Round 1 now.

    As for Poe, as many of us have suggested, the production and skills don't match. That's what Mayock also mentioned.
  3. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    yep I never jumped on that Poe train. I seen him in person play and didn't see anything great.
  4. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    thanks for posting.. i dont care how we do it but i want Shea McClellin on this team. Dont think he will be there at 45 anymore so we would have to get creative.
  5. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    By the way, I agree with you that I really hope we don't draft Poe, Brockers, or Upshaw.
  6. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Has some Clay Matthews in him. I like him alot.
  7. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    If Blake is going to be viewed by most as the 2nd best OC in the draft, we may have to take him in the 2nd. Konz will go in Rd 1, and I just don't see 55-60 picks between the #1 and #2 rated OC. If we don't end up with either Konz or Blake, I will be very disappointed.
  8. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    I agree completely!
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    I hear you, but you don't draft a person who is 3rd round value a full round early just because he's rated by someone as 2nd best at his position. It may be that the 2nd best still means that 3rd round is his true value.
  10. FootballCorner

    FootballCorner New Member

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    I think the idea of Poe going top 20 is a little crazy and felt that way when he said it. I have him as my top 3-4 NT guy and top DT, but that is based on where he is in 2-3 seasons, not today. Cox is pretty close, but I think he is more of a 4-3 guy. Not sure I would take either guy in the top 20.

    The thing with Poe that many discredit, the coaching staff at Memphis was fired this past season, late November, early December. The head coach was a 1st time HC that was known for recruiting. He was there 3 seasons, all of Poe's tenure. All the coaches under him were trending down in their careers, so I really question how much he was taught. Poe worked at Athletes' Performance pre-combine and was there with Da'John Harris of USC. In an interview, he stated that Harris had taught him several techniques for playing different styles that he had never seen before. I found that statement a little troubling. I mean, in a few weeks Harris, a player, is teaching him stuff his college DL coach missed in 3 seasons.

    The things I like about Poe, thick legs, big backside, squatty. He anchors well, does not often get blown back, plays on the other side of the line a lot. He shows the ability to split the double team, does not do it often enough, but needs better hand play. Real raw. Has to get with a DL coach, maybe a veteran unit, that will push him. He has great character, hard worker. He played on a defense really devoid of talent. Some games were hard to watch. Arkansas State....played 85 snaps. Eight five snaps. Most defenses play 60 a game. Most NTs play 40. They worked the outside, ran the edges, forced him to move, went away from him. Just had their way with the rest of the defense. Against Miss State, they doubled him the early part of the game. Cut him. Locked him up with a single blocker and ear holed him. They just roughed him up early. Gave him extra attention. They threw the edges, ran off tackle. By the later part of the first half, they had wore him out. I think they ran for over 300 yards, threw for 300 more. SMU did the same thing, quick hitters to the WRs and ran off tackle. Forced him to run. Used the OL to dig at him, chipped him, hit him. Just nicked at him all game while they worked the edges.

    In all that, he went as hard late in most games as he did early. Who does that? You are getting beaten all over the field. The defense is not putting up much of a fight and you have been getting the business, yet you keep coming. Crazy.

    I may be completely off base on this one and it happens to everyone, but I think the kid simply loves football. He is an elite athlete. He flashes those great abilities, especially great power. He is just unrefined and needs a ton of technique work. The thing is, IF the light comes on for this guy, his upside is tremendous. He has everything you want in a DT. He just has to harness it and put it together. If he can't, he is a colossal bust. If he can, he will make some GM look like a genius. I do not see much middle ground here. He either gets it or he is doing something else in 5 seasons.
  11. RamziD

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    I have a feeling he will be rated by many as 2nd best and will go before we pick in the 3rd. I just think there's a big gap between Konz/Blake and Jones, Brewster, Molk, etc. Those 2 are starting-quality centers and we currently don't have a starting OC on our roster.
  12. arglebargle

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    Best argument I have seen for him yet. Not sure I would buy into it without a lot of due diligence. And if there are no coaches worth their salt from his college era, I don't know who you'd go to for that.

    Interesting, at least.
  13. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    No Bruce Irvin in there...
  14. fanfromvirginia

    fanfromvirginia Inconceivable!

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    It wouldn't have to be that creative. We could trade way down, near the end of round one and take Shea. If he's gone, you could grab Konz. If the FO decides they like him, he could be had, and then some. Either way you get a great player plusvwhatever you net from the trade.
  15. FootballCorner

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    I think Bruce Irvin will end up being a pretty good player. Another risk because he has to develop in some areas, specifically the run game. But, he went to college as a safety and it was reported in high school he ran a 4.38 forty. He has excellent speed. He has excellent change of direction. I do not know if anyone paid much attention to his shuttle, which I think is an excellent measure of COD, but it is better than ANY LB, SS, and only 1 FS matched it. Of the CBs, only 6 had better shuttle numbers. So, if you need to teach him to turn and cover a TE, he has the speed and length to do it.

    Right now, he is a situational pass rusher. I see a lot of Aldon Smith in him. He will need time to develop against the run, but he could be really special.

    I like him a lot. He had 8.5 sacks in his final season. He had 14 the year before. His last season at Juco he had 16 sacks. He can get to the QB. Oddly enough, the Juco coach needed some help at DE and Irvin was playing safety. In practice, he told him to come up and give it a shot. He blisters the LT a couple times for sacks and the rest is history.
  16. DFWJC

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    I guess I tend to think there are two big gaps. One between Konz and Blake, and then another (maybe) after Blake. So I would not want to burn our 2nd rounder on what I feel is a 3rd rounder. I think we are in psotion to get ogg value with our 2nd this year.
    It may turn out that deserves a 2nd round grade, then my point is moot.
  17. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Poe will undoubtedly go top 20.

    Even well-trained guys 350+ seldom look great on tape versus 250 pound guys. They don't have the motor or stamina to go all out for an entire game and get double-teamed to prevent their biggest advantage.

    Vince Wilfolk is the last really big guy I can think of who put up good stats. And he was a freak playing with other NFL defensive talent that couldn't consistently get double-teamed.

    NFL teams have to make a decision on Poe and will be a tough one for even experienced NFL scouts. Fans really should just shut up about the guy because we are clueless. Accurately analyzing and projecting 350 pound guys is a painfully rare skillset.

    I can almost assure you the guy rated highest in this draft class for Bill Parcells would be Dontari Poe. BP uses the 'rare human theory' and favors big guys with even a modicum of athleticism over everything.
  18. btcutter

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    The same BP who wanted to draft Marcus Spear at 11 instead of Ware and picked Al Johnson, Peterman and loser OL that have set our OL back 5 yrs? Same old BP?
    Bill is an excellent coach when he was younger but I am not certain he's the authority as a talent evaluator.
  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    and of course you ignore all the others- like 3 times as many- that he hit on over the years. Now with Dallas I think that it takes time to get a scouting staff going in the right direction. BP reorganized that as one of the first things he did here; but that takes a few years to bear fruit.

    And frankly just how good were the boys doing picking ANYONE before BP got here?
  20. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    excellent post

    i have said this before, the question with poe is not his talent, it is his work ethic/desire
    if the scouts/front office can get a good handle of that aspect and feel that will not be an issue, he should be the pick at 14 hands down

    no other defensive player will impact our defense more than a motivated athletic freak at NT who can consistently collapse the pocket stop the run and prevent the QB from stepping up

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