Friday, 15 January 2010

Underclassmen deadline today

Underclassmen wishing to declare for the 2010 NFL draft have until the end of the day to do so. Most high profile prospects have announced their decision, with only a handful yet to decide. You can see who has chosen to declare by clicking here. Last year there was late drama with Sam Bradford choosing to stay with Oklahoma for his junior year, whilst Mark Sanchez opted to turn pro. I doubt we'll see anything as dramatic as that today, although as reported yesterday - you never know.


Anonymous said...

Gerhart declared for the NFL draft should we get him?

Rob Staton said...

Gerhart, for me, deserves a grade in the 4th-5th round range. He will probably be over drafted because of his production this year. If he is around later in the draft he could be used as a LeRon McClain type in a committee.

Anonymous said...

From Texashawk,


What are the chances in your opinion that locker would then drop to #6 for the Hawks to grab him? If he would not drop that far what would it cost Seattle to move up into a position to grab him and would PC do it? Locker sounds very exciting but in your opinion is he worth both of our 1st if we had to move up? How enamoured would the rest of the NFL be on him especially #'s 1-5?

I think that him declaring could be our best bet at ever landing him because there is no Guarantee that we will find ourselves this low next year. I am not saying that we will be super competitive but i do beleive that PC will at least put together an 8-8 team next year which would move us to the middle of the draft. I would really appreciate your thoughts on this!

(I also posted this on your previous thread)

kearly said...

Well that was fun. Let the Bradford-Clausen debate begin!

Seriously, McShay sounds like he reads this blog when he talks about Clausen.

Rob Staton said...

Hi Texashawk,

For starters I don't think Locker is coming to pull the u-turn to end all u-turn's. He'll almost certainly return to Washington - that will be confirmed by the end of today when the deadline passes.

If it does happen, then it would be down to how the teams in front of Seattle view him. They'll either fall in love with his upside, the athleticism and his ability to make plays in a number of ways - or they'll look at a guy with one year's production who could do with another year's seasoning. St Louis and Washington would be in the market for a QB. If the Seahawks wanted to move up, it'd almost certainly cost both first round picks. That would be a fair price for Seattle to lock up the long term position at QB but I need to see more of Locker, I'm not totally convinced he warrants the hype. It'd be a nice story, but if he played, for example, for a college on the east coast - I'm not sure there'd be this much attention from a Seahawks point of view. But essentially, it's a debate that will run on to 2011 because Locker will return to Washington.