Join Date: May 2004
Re: Doppelmock: In Season Version 2.0
1. Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford, 6'4, 245lbs, 4.61
I don't project Chase to be a first round pick, but you never know. Convince me he could kick inside linebacker then maybe. He is a smart player, has nose for the ball, athletic enough does a great job reading defenses & picking up snap counts. I thought about him seriously with second round pick.
2 D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama, 6'6, 335lbs, 5.15
Now we agree, end of second is about right. I don't see him as a guard prospect like some because he's not a natural knee bender, hey he is 335 lbs. Will struggle against outside speed in the NFL but there are very few who don't, must be coach-able to play for Sabin. I slotted him here as well in my most recent mock, so props!
3.Andrew Jackson, ILB, Western Kentucky, 6'1, 265, 4.72
This is one of badboys guys, I personally don't know a whole bunch about him other than what he's written or told me. Seems like a good fit @ need position, so I can buy this one as well.
3. Larry Black, Jr., DT, Indiana, 6'2, 309, 5.55
Black is a Senior, but unheralded anyway you must feel pretty positive about the guy to select him this high when nobody has a draft-able grade on him? I just can't say on this one.
4. Isaiah Johnson, S, Georgia Tech, 6'2, 208, 4.57
Like his size for SS position, just a Junior so think he probably stays in school, could move up a couple rounds, should vie for one of the top safeties next season.
5.Michael Williams, TE, Alabama, 6'6, 270, 4.77
Don't think he lasts this late, more like late 3rd to mid 4th. Plus blocker & under rated pass catcher. Love the blocking aspect of his game almost like adding another LT.
5.Sam Schwartzstein, C, Stanford, 6'3, 290, 5.10
Like this pick. 5th/6th are excellent rounds to add a player who can help your OL depth. Right now he doesn't get a draft able grade but that should change by end of season Stanford is having.
6.Quinn Sharp: K/P, Oklahoma State, 6'1, 205
Kicker in 6th we agree once again. I expect him off the board either in 5th or 6th due to fact he can save you a roster spot. Great leg, might suggest switching Center with Kicker.
7.Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina, 6'0, 218, 4.50
How do any of us know what he's going to do? I would rehab as doctors recommend, but make sure its 100% first before playing football again. Meanwhile get that degree. If he does come out & if available end of draft, why not? From everything I've heard he has great character, is a good person even if doesn't make the team Texans could always quality people in their organization.
2012 Draft was Mercilus