Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Wednesday links

I'm going to be away most of Wednesday and into early Thursday, but will try and update the blog if anything big breaks.

Todd McShay and Mel Kiper publish their latest draft podcast. The first topic of discussion? Knowshon Moreno. We talked in depth earlier this week about Tim Ruskell keeping a close eye on the Georgia running back. I still think the Seahawks will have Moreno near the top of their draft board, whether or not they can justify taking him fourth overall or find a way to move down is the burning question. The pair also talk about the guys they think are slightly over rated. Kiper names Eugene Monroe, McShay goes with Robert Ayers. have published a first round mock draft using their scouting network. The Seahawks take Eugene Monroe with the fourth overall pick. "The team will be guided by Walter Jones' age and recent microfracture surgery, and they'll take Virginia tackle Eugene Monroe with the fourth pick." - Unspecified,

The NFL Network speak to Matt Hayes from the Sporting News and their own draft guru Mike Mayock to discuss prospects that are 'on the bubble'. Roughly translated, that means guys expected to go in round two that get taken in the first. The names mentioned? Max Unger (C, Oregon), Donald Brown (RB, Connecticut) and Shawn Nelson (TE, Southern Miss). Mayock adds Louis Delmas (S, Western Michigan) to the list as the drafts top rated safety.

Mike Mayock and Charley Casserly return to talk about the top defensive tackles in this year's draft class. Mayock says it's a lean group, with few top end talents. It's hard to argue, outside of Mayock's top five there isn't a great deal to work with. B.J. Raji seems to be a lock for the top ten, with Peria Jerry and Evander Hood potential first rounders.

Donald Brown and Darrius Butler from Connecticut speak to ESPN about the upcoming draft.

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