Join Date: May 2004
Re: Bl Top 32
Wanted to update my current top 32 & compare it to Todd McShay's most recent. Obviously since it's mine I like it better but what's important is how my fellow mock-sters like it?
1. Andrew Luck QB, Stanford 1
Franchise QB with pedigree to follow in Payton Manning footsteps.
2. Robert Griffin III QB, Baylor 2
Intriguing athlete who could actually perform better than last years #1 pick & QB Cam Newton.
3. Matt Kalil OT, Southern Cal 3
Have to admit this Kalil kid is the real deal, the only true plug him in franchise LT in 2012 draft.
4. Trent Richardson RB, Alabama 5
Complete package, skill-set to perform @ an ultra high level as a rookie in the NFL. Best RB prospect since "All Day" Peterson.
5. Morris Claiborne CB, LSU 4
Most complete CB in this draft, sets himself apart from competition with tantalizing length, technique & ball hawk ability.
6. Justin Blackmon WR, Oklahoma State 6
Yes he has dropped, not overly quick or fast but fluid enough to create separation, has great hands & instincts to create big plays.
7. Michael Brockers DT/DE, LSU 14
Big body inside. Scheme diverse could play DE in a 3-4 or 4-3 DT. Upside with long NFL career ahead of him.
8. Melvin Ingram OLB, South Carolina 11
Best pass rusher in this draft. Plus athlete with extraordinary instincts for the ball. Takeaway machine.
9. David DeCastro OG, Stanford 12
Anybody not having him in their top 10 is crazy, dude is going to be a stud inside.
10. Luke Kuechly LB, Boston College 7
Doesn't mean he'll actually go this high but is an impact player for a team needing to shore up inside run defense along with plus coverage skills.
11. Riley Reiff OT, Iowa 15
Solid but not spectacular athlete who could play Left or Right Tackle even kick inside to LG which adds some value because of versatility.
12. Michael Floyd WR, Notre Dame 18
Has risen up draft boards because he answered character concerns, workouts have been phenomenal to add with game tape.
13 Fletcher Cox DT/DE, Mississippi State 16
Fluid, with some explosive moves, will need to add strength but could develop into a premier DL lineman.
14. Nick Perry DE, Southern Cal N/A
Maybe the top 4-3 DE in this draft? Has both size & power with excellent athletic instincts to get after QB's.
15. Ryan Tannehill QB, Texas T&M 8
Pro-Day went well, according to Maycock had a "franchise type workout" with only 19 games experience in College teams must factor in adjustment period.
16. Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford 27
Excellent technician, with good size. Needs to get stronger but a fine OT prospect.
17. Kendall Wright WR, Baylor 25
Productive, quicker than fast can create separation. NFL ready, with fully developed route tree. Excellent Pro-Day running sub 4.5 forty.
18. Quentin Coples DE, North Carolina 9
Not explosive as projected. Best fit is 3-4 DE. Reminds me of less explosive Mario Williams not Julius Peppers. McShay must feel he is more like Peppers.
19. Devon Still DT, Penn State N/A
Big strong inside DT. Can dominate trenches, would trust him over Poe, not even in McShay top 32.
20. Cordy Glenn OG/OT, Georgia 19
Can play inside or out. Very good feet, movement for a big man, could play either tackle position or OG.
21. Dont’a Hightower ILB, Alabama 20
In Texans neighborhood, fills #1 need & has the potential to be a star.
22. Dontari Poe NT/NG, Memphis 10
Big man who can move but really, is that all it takes? must show me more & some team will roll the dice. Like many other's I feel McShay is trying to support his mock draft rating untested raw talent Poe this high.
23. Courtney Upshaw DE/OLB, Alabama 17
Must find a position. Fits Steeler mold.
24. Mark Barron S, Alabama 13
I'm not his biggest fan but in a weak safety class he stands heads & heels over his competition.
25. Janoris Jenkins CB, North Alabama 21
Character issues aside, kid can cover & will compete on the next level, just needs to be in a structured environment.
26. Andre Branch DE Clemson 22
Explosive, 4-3 DE w/desirable length & ability to bend corners.
27. Peter Konz OC Wisconsin N/A
High ankle strain late in season not only sidelined him but has hurt his draft stock. Phooey on that, he can play & easily best center in this draft, usually one taken end of first round.
28. Whitney Mercilus DE/OLB Illinois 23
Just think someone is going to fall in love with his length & pass rushing moves in a draft short in area for a team who needs some production.
29. Doug Martin RB Boise State N/A
Closest thing to MJD Drew, all around special player coming out of the backfield.
30. Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech 31
Having followed in some pretty big footsteps I'll cut him so slack for his lackluster QB play & option instead of west coast offensive system. There is a benefit to this however in the fact he learned how to block.
31. Dre Kirkpatrick FS/CB Alabama 26
Give him slight edge over Gilmore in a weak cornerback class. Physical style, better in run support & finishes plays. Both not explosive.
32. Kendall Reyes DT/DE, Connecticut N/A
Reason why his stock has rose is many 3-4 teams think he can switch positions in NFL to DE. Can set the edge & flashes some pass rush ability.
2012 Draft was Mercilus
Last edited by beerlover; 03-31-2012 at 01:04 PM.