Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Wednesday links

Chad Reuter from NFL Draft Scout posts a new three round mock draft. He has the Seahawks taking Jason Smith (OT, Baylor), Louis Delmas (S, Western Michigan) and Sean Smith (CB/S, Utah). There are some eye catching choices, perhaps none more so than Darrius Heyward-Bey going in the top 10 picks. The Maryland receiver has raw ability and elite speed, but he wasn't amongst the top 100 receivers in college football last year.

Mike Sando joins ESPN's NFC North blogger Kevin Siefert to discuss the early picks in this year's draft. "I'm not convinced the Seahawks should take a tackle with that fourth pick. They expect Walter Jones to be OK following knee surgery. They've got quite a bit invested in right tackle Sean Locklear. And with Ray Willis having re-signed, depth at tackle isn't too bad. The way I see it, these top draft choices are commanding too much money for teams to sit them on the bench for a year or two. That's why I think Seattle needs to target an impact player at No. 4." - Mike Sando

Rick Gosselin from the Dallas Morning News talks about Virgina offensive lineman Eugene Monroe. "Left tackle has evolved into a money position in the NFL. There were six of them chosen in the first round last April, including Michigan's Jake Long with the first overall selection. There could be as many as six more selected in the first round of the 2009 draft. Like a handful of other left tackles in this draft, Virginia's Eugene Monroe thinks he should be the first to go." - Rick Gosselin

Todd McShay reviews LeSean McCoy's pro-day work out below.

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