Thursday, 12 March 2009

Big links update - Wednesday's mocks

Mel Kiper from ESPN has published his latest mock draft. ESPN's draft guru has Seattle taking Eugene Monroe (OT, Virginia). This is becoming a popular choice amongst pundits.

Dave 'Softy' Mahler agrees. He also has Seattle taking Eugene Monroe in the latest pick in ESPN's rolling mock draft.

Todd McShay also from ESPN has published the latest edition of his mock draft. The Seahawks take B.J. Raji with the fourth overall pick.

Clark Judge of CBS Sportsline has written his first mock draft of the off season. He thinks Seattle will select wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

Pete Prisco also of CBS Sportsline has updated his mock draft. He has the Seahawks selecting B.J. Raji. If you want to know why I think this is unlikely, click here.

Rob Rang from NFL Draft Scout made some minor adjustments to his mock draft yesterday, but still has Seattle taking Michael Crabtree. Rang also reports on Andre Smith's pro day and Aaron Curry's progress heading into the draft.

Aaron Weinburg at Next Season Sports is running a new interblog mock draft. The Lions have taken Aaron Curry and the Rams Jason Smith. Seattle will be on the clock soon.

Matt McGuire talks about the bust potential of Alabama's Andre Smith. Kyle Rota from College Talent Scout told me yesterday that there's serious rumors that Smith could fall out of the first altogether, a serious drop for someone previously touted as a top five pick.

Mike Sando from ESPN conducts a live chat session to discuss NFC West issues. On the chance of Seattle taking an offensive tackle in first round, "My instincts have said they might not take an OT that early. Re-signing Ray Willis bought them some flexibility at that position. I could see them taking Crabtree and figuring they wouldn't have to worry about that position for a while." - Sando.

Chris Steuber from Scout.com is holding a live draft forum at 4:30 pm EST.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Say, isn't this Kyle Rota a student at Western Washington?? Your big expert? Very strange..

Louis said...

Anonymous - What r u talking about? All he said was that Kyle Rota is from the College Talent Scout and that he thinks Andre Smith might fall out of the first round. Just because you're a college student doesnt mean you cant be a College Scout (or in ur words, "expert")

Aaron Weinberg said...

I Didn't know Rota went to Western, I'm an alumn... they have a great J program

Rob Staton said...

Annonymous, Kyle Rota puts an incredible amount of time into his scouting and draft analysis and I have found his work to be interesting, accurate and detailed. Whether Kyle is a student at Western Washington or not is of little interest to me, I value his input and am more than comfortable using him as a source of information and advice.

Anonymous said...

Rota didn't go to Western, he IS going to Western. Do you really think a undergraduate has 'accurate' scouting analysis? Hell, he's the one that put the 'takes plays off' onto Monroe. Great for an OT that could very easily be a Seahawk. I, an ex-football coach, called and asked a buddy, who works in the scouting department with the Panthers, if Monroe was a lazy player who is unfocused and his answer went something like 'what a crock of [must censor but it is the same as llama 'pearls'.] I then asked him about Raji's supposed 'bad character' rap and he assured me if getting bad advise concerning needed credits to graduate [re:stay eligible} made you 'bad,' well, ain't no GM going to pay attention to that. Finally, where does Rota get his information?? I think where any could. Sad sad sad, especially when I had hoped this would be a 'source' of good info concerning the Seahawks..it is still a place which sends you to good sources..

Louis said...

Anonymous - Age has nothing to do with how good of a scout/expert he is. Just because he is still in school means absolutely nothing...you dont have to be out of college to be a good scout. If he has the resources and the time to do what he does best, then him going to Western Washington doesnt make a difference.

Anonymous said...

What's the point of trolling a blog? Are you that dissatisfied with yourself that you have to take shots at an established writers' credibility? If you have all of these "connections" why don't you make your own website and see how that goes. I'm sure you'll be half as successful as Rob has been...

george said...

No offense but being half as successful as someone else isn't much of a, well, 'diss.' Hell, why not say a third or, if your really going for the 'ol juglar, how 'bout a tenth! Gee, I didn't realize I was reading a genuine established writer. I thought I was trying to establish who the Seahawks might draft. And finally, checking out all the 'hits' on the site I'm guessing half as successful is, well, thirty, forty?? Or am I shooting a little high here..LOL! though an expert from Bellingham ain't much to believe in, he's Rob's special friend for sure.

Anonymous said...

yikes get a grip there buddy

Rob Staton said...

George, I wouldn't describe myself as an established writer just merely somebody who enjoys talking about the draft with fellow Seahawks fans. If you don't enjoy the blog then that's a shame and I hope you'll find more useful information elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, what's the point of ranting and bashing a site? If you do not like it, go somewhere else. It's that simple.

Anonymous said...

Rob and Kyle are just two big fans of Seahawks, they enjoy talking about the upcoming draft (who doesn't) and share what they think. They don't get pay or anything. This is not ESPN, this is a blog.

BTW- Rob and Kyle, keep up the good work, I enjoy reading what you guys write!

Big Joe said...

"Rob and Kyle are just two big fans of Seahawks, they enjoy talking about the upcoming draft (who doesn't) and share what they think. They don't get pay or anything. This is not ESPN, this is a blog."

Ditto, and even more weak when somebody rants about anything and submits as anonymous. Part of this must be the frustration of 4-12 season and a long way to go until the first real game of 2009.

Go Hawks! (and Rob and Kyle)!