omission of Michael Oher is premature as a top 10 pick
I liked Stafford as a sophomore, no doubt throws a nice ball. He did not show me much development in refined QB skills as a Junior reading defenses, going through progressions, pocket awareness even accuracy. he still has a quick release with good strength but is nowhere near refined as say Matt Ryan was coming out of Boston College in the shadows of Tom Brady. bottom line he could develop into a good pro, possess skills pro teams covet but its a risk & timetable predicated on how effective a team offensive line/running game is built around him. closer to Carr then Ryan but hey do what you want Todd & all mass media outlets
Maclin is the type of pick teams select after 15. quick, slot WR with special teams skills. not a #1 more of a weapon used to complement a bigger dominant #1 like a Fitzgerald or Andre Johnson.
Curry top 5? how many LB's with his size go in the top 10 nevermind top 5? 6016 242 is he that much bigger, better than DeMeco or Willis? if I had the choice between Aaron Curry or LaRon Landry I would take Landry & he went pretty close #6, as a great saftey prospect, to where Curry probably falls because losing teams know they need to address defense.
Evertte Brown has been a high flyer, it was not that long ago during the mid-way of 08 College Football season he still was projected with a 2nd rd. grade. is this draft class that weak? I'll give him a top 15 grade & see him slipping into top 10 because once again whos available & teams needs, but I'm not 100% sure about his pro career. I suppose like anyone else dependent on the team who drafts him, I just don't see that he has elite size for DE position in the NFL with only recent upgrades to his game without a long history or production.
2. St. Louis: Jason Smith-OT, hit this one on the head
4. Seattle: B.J. Raji-DT, a little high maybe but as prospects go he is top shelf
6. Cincinnati-Andre Smith-OT, no problem with this pick
7. Oakland- Michael Crabtree- WR, could see Al Davis take another high flyer
8. Jacksonville-Eugene Monroe-OT, Del Rio wishes he still on the board
9. Green Bay- Malcolm Jenkins-CB, in converstation with Curry as best defensive player