Originally Posted by WolverineFan
1 - Te'o - Drafting him as the 'run stuffing' ILB is a mistake. As shown against Alabama, he struggles to shed blocks. He's been overrated all season long. Not a 1st round talent.
2 - Hunter - Great physical tools, wish there was more film on him. Really only played one season in college and had tons of talent around him. Could be a very good #2 and eventual AJ successor if he stays healthy. I do prefer him over guys like Austin, Bailey, and Woods.
3 - Slay - Solid player. I think there will be better talents available this early though.
3b - Williams - Great athlete, could be an answer at the Nose for us, but don't think he lasts this long. He will do great at the combine and go earlier than this.
4 - Buchanan - Great athlete, could be a real sleeper this year, but did not have near the season I thought he would.
5 - Williams - Love his size and like his skill set, but he needs to develop as a receiver. He could be what Hill never was.
5b - Hawthorne - Very underrated player. He will be long gone by the 5th round. Really like him. He's been a stalwart on the back end for Illinois for years.
5c - Wood - Great tools, a bit underrated because ND uses a lot of backs. Fits the system. Not sure we get two 5th round comp picks though. If this is a 6th I doubt he's there. Zac Stacy might be though.
Both Wood and Stacy look to be pretty fast. Both are ranked really low by CBS.
I think I prefer Kenjon Barner though.
I think 4-5th is good value for him.
His cutting ability is pretty sick.
Another guy that caught my eyes is George Winn (Bearcats).
He's not as fast, but he has powerful legs that keep churning.
Hard to bring him down.
Could be an UDFA or late round pick.
Might be a sleeper here.