Originally Posted by Ole Miss Texan
First off, excellent excellent work by you three. Best most well thought out mock I've seen. Always interesting to see where some guys are projected to fall (often times its wishful thinking)... but you really never can tell. Never thought Adibi would drop to us in the 4th rd... Winston in the 3rd?
Round 1: Bose State CB Kyle Wilson 5'10" 190
Thumbs up. If Dunta walks, starting CB is vital. I like this kid's upside as well as his ability to impact immediately. Could be the #1 CB we always wanted.
Round 2: Stanford RB Toby Gerhart, 6’1” 235
Supportive of the pick although not overly excited. Of the 'more powerful' backs, I assume Dwyer was long gone... but do yall like Gerhart over Ryan Matthews?
Round 3: Alabama LG Mike Johnson, 6'5" 306
Thumbs up. Great value with him in the 3rd round. Havn't kept up with him lately but it sounds like his stock is dropping. I think he'd be a great LG for us.
Round 4: East Carolina University DT Linval Joseph, 6'6" 322
Thumbs up. I have a feeling Joseph will be getting some interest. I think he'd be a great addition as a 4th who rotates with our other DTs throughout the season.
Round 5a: Bowling Green WR Freddie Barnes, 6’ 210
Indifferent. Not familiar with Barnes. Andre and Jacoby are speedy guys. If Walter leaves, we need a possession receiver and this guy sounds like that.
Round 5b: Iowa ILB Pat Angerer, 6’ 235
Thumbs up. Another case of a value pick. I was very impressed with his play (only paid attention to him in the bowl game). Love how he plays.
Round 6: Clemson OG/C Thomas Austin, 6'3" 310
Thumbs up. I havn't watched him closely but there's been lots of talk of his ability to fit in this offense. Good value in the 6th round.
Round 7: LSU Returner Trindon Holliday, 5’5” 170 lbs
Thumbs up. I like taking a flyer on a guy like this. With drafting Holliday and Barnes, what WR's do you see leaving? Andre, Walter, Jacoby, Davis, Anderson, Martinez + Barnes, Holliday. Does Davis get cut b/c of his contract and Holliday take over KR duties? Walter leaves through FA? Martinez to the PS?
Again guys, great job. really well thought out and realistic. Takes our needs into account but also addresses value with each selection. Half the guys would make a considerable impact from Week 1.
I had Wilson on my board from early season as he just flat out impressed me from last year, but Boise State, you know? I had him ranked just ahead of Jerome Murphy South Florida who is taller and 4.48 to Wilson 4.42 and just behind Perrish Cox. I really like Perrish but he has a discipline issue. He busted curfew twice week before the Senior Bowl game and that spells Knuckle head. He might work thru that but I hesitate to select him in first round. WIlson projects on my board to end of first but expect him to move up after combine. Like the Beatles song "If you want it, here it is. Come and get but it may not last."
Same with Gerhart. I began mock this season pushing Jonathan Dwyer who will go after our pick in first 21-32 probably. I was clobbered for using his last Bowl game to switch 100 % behind Gerhart. RMartin 65 brought him to my attention and the white boy got game. TG just powers every run and seems to avoid direct hits. I worry about his attempts career 671 3522 over 1/2 this last season. He just played stronger as the game progresses. His last game, with his starting QB out everyone watching knew he would have the ball. 32 attempts 135 yds 4.2 avg.in a 4 point loss to OK. The kid stepped up and carried the team. Dwyer is a player and if he lands on Texans, great. Gerhart? A true cut above.
Mike Johnson was a struggle for me. I see him more as a power guard and he blocked well for the HEISMAN RB. I don't see him at our pick but hope I am wrong cause he will grade out as a Pitts type if not better. I was looking at Petrus in third but he had some issues blocking in Seniors.