By Rob Staton
The NFL Network has shifted some attention to the draft this week, with less than a fortnight until the scouting combine. Mike Mayock, Charles Davis, Michael Lombardi and Jason La Canfora discuss the different positions and what's on offer in this year's class. I've linked to the video clips below:
Top five discussion (Lombardi, La Canfora)
Quarterbacks (Lombardi, Davis)
Running backs (Lombardi, Davis)
Wide receivers (Lombardi, Davis)
Defensive lineman (Mayock)
Linebackers (Lombardi, Davis)
Cornerbacks (Lombardi, La Canfora)
Myron Rolle: Draft Journey
Just a couple of notes: Dexter McCluster is not a wide receiver. When he was played at receiver for Ole Miss in 2009, he struggled badly. His route running is abysmal and it didn't help Jevan Snead early in the year that his best playmaker was being asked to do too much - he isn't going to be a Percy Harvin type like Houston Nutt hoped. When his role was scaled right down to a pure running back, he had a lot of success. I don't think he can do that same role in the NFL at 165lbs, which is why talk of him as a second round pick is way wide of the mark. He's a late rounder for me.
Secondly, Jonathan Dwyer is not a beast.