Re: LORKs Mock #1
Thanks for the comments everyone. I guess safety seems to be the hot topic so I'll chime in. Taylor Mays scares me, in a bad way. He doesn't get the stats in any department at all, and everyone is obsessed with him solely based on his potential. Moore to me is the more natural safety, but everyone is down on him because this year doesn't compare to his previous season (which in my opinion was almost impossible to duplicate). What most don't realize is that Moore played most of the season hurt and was forced to play out of position for part of it. Whenever I saw him at the Alamo Bowl, they lined him up basically as a nickel CB. He does fit the Kubiak mold though and normally plays around the 220-230 range. Funny thing is I'm not completely sold on drafting either safety in round 1 just because of the talent that lies behind them in rounds 2 and 3.
Out of all the safeties, I'm most impressed with Courtney Greene out of Rutgers. He could of left his junior year, but returned. It started out rough (as did the entire team's start of the season going 1-4), but he caught on at the end and showed why he's a potential starter in the NFL. He's got good size, solid speed, can play in the box and deep, and can make plays in both the run and the pass game. Look at the bowl game for examples. First play on defense he delivers a big blow and forces a fumble. A few series later, he almost picks off a pass over the TE jumping for it (who happens to be a 4th round prospect). Towards the end he finally gets his INT. It will be interesting to see how he performs at the combine.