Thursday, 15 October 2009
Mel Kiper has published his latest big board. He still has Sam Bradford at the top spot, but Ndamukong Suh moves up to #2 ahead of Eric Berry. Jake Locker is added to the list for the first time, shooting up to number four. Trent Williams suffers the most dramatic fall, dropping all the way down to #23. Check out the video above for Mel and Todd McShay's views on tonight's Cincinnati vs USF encounter.
Dennis Dodds hops on the Ndamukong Suh bandwagon (about a week after everyone else did): "Suh is coming off what might be the best game ever by a collegiate defensive tackle. On a rain-soaked Faurot Field at Missouri on Thursday, he was seemingly the only once with balance, so much so that he put together one of the more staggering lines for a tackle -- six tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, two pass breakups and an interception that led to the winning touchdown."
Walter Cherepinsky puts out an updated mock draft. The Seahawks are taking USC offensive tackle Charles Brown and California running back Jahvid Best in round one. Both seem a bit of a reach to me, judged on perceived needs and not necessarily what the Seahawks will do. He also takes Matt McGuire's recent criticism of Carlos Dunlap on face value - I think it's a bit OTT personally.
Draft Tek's sophisticated software has computerised a new mock draft. You'll possibly notice subsequent remarks for the two Seahawks picks (CJ Spiller and Marvin Austin) were provided by me. I didn't make the picks, but I did offer advice on the team's biggest needs... the computer does the rest. On a side note, I'll be truly stunned if the top three goes Colt McCoy, Russell Okung and then Taylor Mays.
Posted by Rob Staton