Thursday, 22 October 2009
Mel Kiper has updated his 2010 big board. Sam Bradford, previously top, has slipped to #5 after injuring his shoulder for a second time. This pushes Ndamukong Suh to first place, following a steady rise up the board over the last few weeks. Check the video above for more draft talk with Kiper and Todd McShay.
Kiper justifies Bradford's fall: "Bradford is snakebit; there's no question. But you're talking about a guy who very likely could have been the first pick last year, or at least would have been in the mix had he come out. So the issue is the evaluation process. Surgery could very well be his best option to make sure the shoulder is right and that means he might not even be able to throw at the level he'd want to at the combine."
Wes Bunting updates his 'Super 30' list, tallying the nations top draft prospects. Washington quarterback Jake Locker remains in first place, followed by the two stud defensive tackles - Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy. I'm surprised not to see Joe Haden (CB, Florida) make the list but also pleased to see someone downgrading Russell Okung (OT, Oklahoma State) whom I'm not overly keen on.
Walter Cherepinsky updates his mock draft. The Seahawks pick Charles Brown (OT, USC) with the 13th overall pick. It wouldn't surprise me if Brown made a move up the boards, he's a converted tight end with good footwork and athleticism - he fits Seattle's zone blocking scheme. C.J. Spiller is the second Seahawks' pick (27th overall). That's a good call from Cherepinsky - I like both of those picks.
Scott Wright says Jimmy Clausen is 'the real deal': "I wrote that more than two years ago, even though Clausen had only played in a grand total of two college games at the time. Despite that relatively limited track record I felt comfortable going out on a limb and since then Clausen has done nothing to change my opinion. In fact, he has developed into an even better player than I imagined."
Posted by Rob Staton