Originally Posted by thunderkyss
I'm not one of the draftniks, I don't start paying attention to that stuff until draft time. But I'm sure Austin was the consensus
#1 & most people had Patterson as the probable #2, however Hopkins was graded close enough that no one batted an eye when we took Hopkins with Corderelle still on the board.
As a draftnik, I was glad Austin was gone as I did not want him. I liked Patterson but Hopkins was the safe pick. One of things I like about following college players early is it provides some ownership of your final mock choices. Also you have your own opinion of what you have watched players do rather than just accepting opinions of others. I have increased interaction with others who watch college football. For example today a neighbor & I were discussing Alabama, LSU, OK, Texas, Old Miss and Okla St and another neighbor said he preferred only NFL. By end of conversation, Steve said he would start watching some college. We are now planning a shrimp fry for Nov 9th to watch games as a group.