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Playoffs 02-17-2013 01:59 PM

Mike Mayock 2013 Draft thread
 
Mayock's. 5 deep rankings...

Quarterback
1. Geno Smith, West Virginia
2. Matt Barkley, USC
3. Mike Glennon, NC State
4. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
5. Landry Jones, Oklahoma

Running Back
1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama
2. Montee Ball, Wisconsin
3. Andre Ellington, Clemson
4. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
5. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

Wide Receiver
1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
2. Keenan Allen, Cal
3. Terrance Williams, Baylor
4. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
5. Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech

Tight End
1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
2. Zach Ertz, Stanford
3. Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
4. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati
5. Jordan Reed, Florida

Center
1. Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
2. Brian Schwenke, Cal
3. Barrett Jones, Alabama
4. Khaled Holmes, USC
5. Braxston Cave, Notre Dame

Guard
1. Chance Warmack, Alabama
2. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
3. Larry Warford, Kentucky
4. Kyle Long, Oregon
5. Brian Winters, Kent State

Tackle
1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
4. D.J. Fluker, Alabama
T-5. Menelik Watson, Florida State
T-5. Justin Pugh, Syracuse

Defensive End
1. Bjoern Werner, Florida State
2. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
3. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
4. Sam Montgomery, LSU
T-5. Datone Jones, UCLA
T-5. Margus Hunt, SMU

Defensive Tackle
1. Sharrif Floyd, Florida
2. Star Lotulelei, Utah
3. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
4. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
T-5. Kawann Short, Purdue
T-5. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

Outside linebacker
1. Dion Jordan, Oregon
2. Jarvis Jones, Georgia
3. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
4. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
5. Arthur Brown, Kansas State

Inside linebacker
1. Alec Ogletree, Georgia
2. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
3. Kevin Minter, LSU
4. Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
5. Kiko Alonso, Oregon

Cornerback
1. Dee Milliner, Alabama
2. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
3. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
4. Desmond Trufant, Washington
5. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

Safety
1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
2. Matt Elam, Florida
3. Johnathan Cyprien, Florida International
4. Eric Reid, LSU
5. Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

TexansSeminole 02-17-2013 11:06 PM

Re: Mike Mayock 2013 Draft thread
 
Crazy that DeAndre Hopkins is so underrated right now. Look for him to jump up draft board or surprise these experts come draft day. That guy is a first rounder.

Playoffs 02-18-2013 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by TexansSeminole (Post 2126756)
Crazy that DeAndre Hopkins is so underrated right now. Look for him to jump up draft board or surprise these experts come draft day. That guy is a first rounder.

He'll rise. Nice in little article on him:

The Tape Never Lies: Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins has quick feet, burst

Wolf6151 02-18-2013 02:00 AM

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Originally Posted by TexansSeminole (Post 2126756)
Crazy that DeAndre Hopkins is so underrated right now. Look for him to jump up draft board or surprise these experts come draft day. That guy is a first rounder.

I agree completely, absolutely a 1st rounder and I'd have to problem if the Texans took him or Quinton Patton in the 1st round. Great hands, attacks the ball, great feet, strong, good size, and he's physical.

aussie_texan 02-18-2013 08:59 AM

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Floyd as the number 1 dt is interesting

Playoffs 02-18-2013 02:01 PM

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What we learned about draft from Mayock conference call:
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1. Best overall depth in 10 years. In his opening remarks, Mayock provided the following snapshot of the 2013 draft: Possibly the best overall depth he’s seen in 10 years, not the standard difference-makers in the top 10, and a lot of holes in the quarterbacks. Later, Mayock added that he doesn’t see much of a difference between picks 5 and 25. The Patriots have just five selections in the draft, and perhaps the depth of the draft leads Bill Belichick to seek trade-downs to bolster his draft-day ammunition.

2. One of the best safety classes in years. Mayock views this safety class as one of the best he’s seen. This echoes the thoughts of ESPN’s Todd McShay from last week, who called this a “very deep group of safeties.” One thing to keep in mind on this type of information is that if a team like the Patriots views it the same way, it could affect the level of aggressiveness of potential pursuit of free agents like Ed Reed and/or Charles Woodson. Understanding the areas of strength of the draft, and marrying it to free agency, is an annual exercise in front offices around the NFL.

3. If you like Anquan Boldin … Keenan Allen could be your WR. California receiver Keenan Allen (6-3, 210) drew raves from Mayock, who made the point that if teams are comfortable with Allen’s speed, he could be viewed as an Anquan Boldin-type. But if teams get hung up on speed questions with Allen, that could lead him to slide a bit. Mayock seems to think Allen is a nice fit in the 20-30 range of the first round, citing his size, toughness and ability to get off press coverage, among other things. The Patriots pick at No. 29 and if they inject some size and youth at receiver, Allen could be a player on their radar if he slides (which could happen if he doesn’t run sub-4.5 in the 40 at the combine).

4. Just one cornerback with first-round grade at this time. When Mayock shared some of his prospects with first-round grades, he highlighted six offensive tackles, six defensive tackles, two receivers and one cornerback. The light cornerback class after Alabama’s Dee Milliner was notable from this perspective because it could be an area of interest for the Patriots. Mayock said Mississippi State’s Johnthan Banks could work his way into the first round by running well at the combine. One other point from Mayock that adds good context for this time of year: cornerbacks and receivers are “true speed positions” and the combine is where teams look for the an accurate gauge of their speed.

5. Chance Warmack – best player on tape. Mayock said that Alabama guard Chance Warmack is the best player he’s seen on tape this year. He put Warmack, Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher and North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper as the four players who the Chiefs would be deciding between with the No. 1 overall pick.

El Tejano 02-19-2013 01:25 PM

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Kenny Vaccaro will be on my list.

htownfan32 02-19-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Playoffs (Post 2126926)


I have us taking Allen in the 1st round. He'll fall because teams will pick based on 40 yard times instead of other indicators of talent.

IDEXAN 02-19-2013 02:02 PM

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5. Chance Warmack – best player on tape. Mayock said that Alabama guard Chance Warmack is the best player he’s seen on tape this year. He put Warmack, Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher and North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper as the four players who the Chiefs would be deciding between with the No. 1 overall pick.
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(1) Warmack may be his highest rated player in this Draft, but the Chiefs won't ge taking him #1 nor will anybody else. Tell me just one guard or center who was a top 5 pick in the Draft ? Ever ? So forget about even top 5, let alone #1.
(2) Is WR Hopkins really that good ? I've never seen him play ?

TexansSeminole 02-19-2013 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by IDEXAN (Post 2127398)
5. Chance Warmack – best player on tape. Mayock said that Alabama guard Chance Warmack is the best player he’s seen on tape this year. He put Warmack, Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher and North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper as the four players who the Chiefs would be deciding between with the No. 1 overall pick.
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(1) Warmack may be his highest rated player in this Draft, but the Chiefs won't ge taking him #1 nor will anybody else. Tell me just one guard or center who was a top 5 pick in the Draft ? Ever ? So forget about even top 5, let alone #1.
(2) Is WR Hopkins really that good ? I've never seen him play ?

Hopkins is a playmaker, plain and simple. He's no megatron or Andre Johnson from what I have seen, but he's my favorite receiver in this draft by a long shot. I wouldn't expect him to run real fast. Maybe between 4.45 and 4.55, but he really goes after the ball when it is in the air and he has a tendency to beat his man. He's not slow by any means but don't expect a blazing time at the combine.

Insideop 02-19-2013 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by TexansSeminole (Post 2127426)
Hopkins is a playmaker, plain and simple. He's no megatron or Andre Johnson from what I have seen, but he's my favorite receiver in this draft by a long shot. I wouldn't expect him to run real fast. Maybe between 4.45 and 4.55, but he really goes after the ball when it is in the air and he has a tendency to beat his man. He's not slow by any means but don't expect a blazing time at the combine.

Speaking of which, does anyone know what Hopkins real height is? I've seen him listed anywhere between 5'11" and 6'1". Don't know who or what to believe, but it could make a difference where he's drafted. And, if he is only 5'11" he better have more than 4.5 speed or he could drop to the 2nd round or later.

Lucky 02-19-2013 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by IDEXAN (Post 2127398)
(1) Warmack may be his highest rated player in this Draft, but the Chiefs won't ge taking him #1 nor will anybody else. Tell me just one guard or center who was a top 5 pick in the Draft ? Ever ? So forget about even top 5, let alone #1.

You have to go back awhile, but in 1975 Ken Huff was drafted #3 overall by the Colts to play guard. A couple of years earlier, John Hannah was taken #4 by the Pats. It's not common and it won't happen this year. Unless it does.

Dean Steinkuhler was an Outland award winning guard for Nebraska. But he was taken #2 overall by the Oilers in 1984 to play tackle.

TexansSeminole 02-19-2013 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Insideop (Post 2127583)
Speaking of which, does anyone know what Hopkins real height is? I've seen him listed anywhere between 5'11" and 6'1". Don't know who or what to believe, but it could make a difference where he's drafted. And, if he is only 5'11" he better have more than 4.5 speed or he could drop to the 2nd round or later.

He looks about 6'1". The most common height I see is 6' and the most common weight I see is 200 lbs. We shall see once the combine gets going.

IDEXAN 02-20-2013 07:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Lucky (Post 2127585)
You have to go back awhile, but in 1975 Ken Huff was drafted #3 overall by the Colts to play guard. A couple of years earlier, John Hannah was taken #4 by the Pats. It's not common and it won't happen this year. Unless it does.

Dean Steinkuhler was an Outland award winning guard for Nebraska. But he was taken #2 overall by the Oilers in 1984 to play tackle.

Way, way back in the '70s the league barely knew what a forward pass was when compared to the pass-happy offenses of the modern NFL. Accordingly they didn't have to worry about protecting the QB in the pocket until the game started to go airborne, and then along came L.Taylor and OTs protecting the edge became much more valuable while interior Olineman (guards & centers) who were primarily run-blockers.
The one interior Olineman I seem to recall getting really big bucks and big headlines was the free agency deal the Vikings pulled off to steal guard Steve Hutchinson from the Seahawks, and even that situation was 'bout 20 years ago.

Insideop 02-20-2013 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by IDEXAN (Post 2127630)
Way, way back in the '70s the league barely knew what a forward pass was when compared to the pass-happy offenses of the modern NFL. Accordingly they didn't have to worry about protecting the QB in the pocket until the game started to go airborne, and then along came L.Taylor and OTs protecting the edge became much more valuable while interior Olineman (guards & centers) who were primarily run-blockers.
The one interior Olineman I seem to recall getting really big bucks and big headlines was the free agency deal the Vikings pulled off to steal guard Steve Hutchinson from the Seahawks, and even that situation was 'bout 20 years ago.

Ha ha ha! 20 years ago! It was in 2006 when the Vikes used a "poison pill" in the FA contract offered to Hutchinson that Seattle couldn't match. He played last season for the "tacks."

IDEXAN 02-20-2013 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Insideop (Post 2127682)
Ha ha ha! 20 years ago! It was in 2006 when the Vikes used a "poison pill" in the FA contract offered to Hutchinson that Seattle couldn't match. He played last season for the "tacks."

Wow ! I really pulled those dates out of my azz ! Don't know where they came from, but big Steve was only 'bout 15 when he got that big FA deal with the Vikings, according to my numbers.
Thanks for setting me straight there, Insideop.

beerlover 02-20-2013 09:37 AM

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Barrett Jones 3rd best Center prospect :mcnugget:

Insideop 02-20-2013 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by IDEXAN (Post 2127686)
Wow ! I really pulled those dates out of my azz ! Don't know where they came from, but big Steve was only 'bout 15 when he got that big FA deal with the Vikings, according to my numbers.
Thanks for setting me straight there, Insideop.

No problem! I find the older we get the more time becomes a complete blur! :shocked

Doppelganger 02-20-2013 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by IDEXAN (Post 2127398)
5. Chance Warmack – best player on tape. Mayock said that Alabama guard Chance Warmack is the best player he’s seen on tape this year. He put Warmack, Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel, Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher and North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper as the four players who the Chiefs would be deciding between with the No. 1 overall pick.
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(1) Warmack may be his highest rated player in this Draft, but the Chiefs won't ge taking him #1 nor will anybody else. Tell me just one guard or center who was a top 5 pick in the Draft ? Ever ? So forget about even top 5, let alone #1.
(2) Is WR Hopkins really that good ? I've never seen him play ?

The highest off the top of my head was Mike Munchak #8 in 82. That said, if you draft a OG number one, he better be the second coming of Munchak, Steve Hutchinson, Larry Allen, Randall McDaniel, or Gene Upshaw.

b0ng 02-21-2013 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Doppelganger (Post 2127937)
The highest off the top of my head was Mike Munchak #8 in 82. That said, if you draft a OG number one, he better be the second coming of Munchak, Steve Hutchinson, Larry Allen, Randall McDaniel, or Gene Upshaw.

I agree, nobody drafts a G that highly in the first round unless they have plans on moving him to tackle. If Warmack fell that far to the Texans he'd certainly have to be close to the highest BPA at that spot for sure.

The NT depth and the WR depth are both very very intriguing for this years draft. OLB, meh not so much, ILB has some decent looking guys, and Safety seems to have a lot of decent prospects. Also I like a lot of the OT's coming out too, but I have to say WR is definitely the most intriguing class to me in terms of what the Texans have a shot at getting.


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