Re: 2012 Walterfootball Mock Draft.
Jeffery is dominant @ times. In the NFL this translates into a specialist. Will draw double teams away from Andre in compressed situations, 3rd & long, red-zone targets that kind of thing. I'm not convinced he is full time starter material? I think he will be successful with more pieces around him & shows the discipline & work ethic to improve. He reminds me a lot of Plaxico Burress but thicker. Plex ran 4.59 @ his combine, expect something similar from AJ.
Nothing new you ask yourself? Apparently not, pulled this from an old clip circa 2000 & this is what was said about him "As long as Burress has been draft-eligible--and probably longer--whispers have echoed about his undeveloped work ethic. Some scouts see a receiver with the ability to dominate his position but who doesn't seem to show up for every game, let alone every play.
"He has the tools," says one scouting consultant who asked for anonymity. "The problem is his concentration."
So there it is. The Question will be how well does this coaching staff reach out to him & squeeze out every ounce of his talent? We will not know what goes on behind close doors/workouts, but my guess is if he meets or exceeds the Texans requirements & he has a great interview with them, if available? I would have no problem with the pick nor would the draft world in general.
Throw in Joe Adams, there is the other guy to surround him with. A deep threat to be reckoned with. I've almost convinced myself to take Adams if the Jeffery/Wright/Floyd are all off the board #26.... this is also my mock draft pick for the Texans in the 2nd rd.
Very disappointed in Billy Winn @ the Senior Bowl. He doesn't look ready to compete at the next level. Liked him in games but maybe it was just the system & level of competition faced? In the Senior Bowl he was pushed aside, abused & anything else you can think of. Give me LaMichael James, RB, Oregon (looking at their list) he would be our new kick-off & punt returner, plus might prove a valuable 3rd down option out of the backfield as well straight up RB depth since Texans need to clear cap space (Ward is a FA).
Josh Kaddu is an interesting prospect. Good speed would be a back-up OLB & special teams player. Great work ethic, high motor, fits club just gets after it. Personally I would make a change again & target Nate Potter, OT/LG Boise State. Actually already mocked him in earlier edition to Texans in the 3rd rd. So 4th would be plus value in my view instead of reaching, he could kick inside to LG seems like his natural fit, ZBS type of OL not big but fast, smart & competitive.
2012 Draft was Mercilus