Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sunday links

Don Banks publishes a post-Cutler trade mock draft with a twist. He thinks the Lions will take Jason Smith first overall, with the St Louis Rams selecting Michael Crabtree with the second pick. We haven't seen that in a while. The Seahawks select Matt Stafford with the fourth overall selection.

Tony Pauline lists his 'risers and sliders' from the recent pro days. He wasn't impressed with Oregon corner back Jairus Byrd, "Eyebrows were raised when Byrd left Oregon to enter the draft as a junior. His workout proved the pessimists were on to something. Byrd, who did not run at the combine, timed in the mid 4.6's even after showing up six pounds lighter than he did in Indianapolis. Byrd's poor speed will limit the types of defensive systems he can be successful."

Matt McGuire gives his view on the recent steroid allegations surrounding USC linebackers Clay Matthews and Brian Cushing. It certainly looks like the report, published by a website called 'NFL Draft Bible" was premature. McGuire has even stronger views: "Either has amazing sources that no one else in the world knows about, or they are flat out lying."

Draft Tek and their sophisticated software has compiled an updated mock draft. Using their system, they predict a full seven round mock draft. The Seahawks take Michael Crabtree (WR, Texas Tech), Alex Mack (C/G, California) and William Moore (OLB/S, Missouri) in the first three rounds.

Chris Sullivan reports on three interesting draft related topics for Seahawk Addicts. Amongst the subjects up for discussion - the Seahawks' new regime perhaps looking for their own quarter back, the true value of the number one pick and a link to a National Football Post article which ranks the defensive prospects - with some surprises.

1 comment:

Mind of no mind said...

I'd be very happy if the draft played out the say Draft Tek has it listed. They also have us taking Mike Reilly in the 7th, which would be pretty cool.