Big, strong, athletic, basically the New Jason Peters.
Anytime a player of this caliber is available, you've got
to go do it.
DE Trent Cole
43rd overall pick
105th Overall pick
(AKA:2nd round and fourth round pick)
Fact is, Cole is a tad bit undersized and getting up there in age. And the Chargers would like the opportunity
to add an explosive player at a position of need.
as a hard-nosed, physical safety in Florida who delivers vicious hits, and since Florida plays in the
SEC I feel a bit more confident in his profile than I do say in Jarrett's
Getting Ryans and Kendricks was a start, but a third linebacker is clearly in order and Chase is the guy
that we're looking for. He's not incredibly fast, but his "nose for the football" means he'll stop the run and make
Here's a name whose dropping and if he's available here he's the kind of high upside pick the Eagles
need. He's registered 36 tackles on the year, averaging over 3 tackles a game against FBS winning
teams. Even if Washington's been a losing team, this guy's done his part. Of course, at 6'0 he has
safety size, not exactly CB size. So against a tall TE or the Calvin's of the world, he's not
gonna help out.
They say scouts have the ability to nitpick more about your game and the longer you stay in college
the more your draft stock will fall. That's certainly the case for Landry Jones, but it's not on the
account of his talent. He has size for the position, he's accurate with the football and he can go
through his reads and progressions. But, when the play breaks down....That's when he forces himself
into bad decisions.
Reading up on him, he seems like a Kevin Kolb-type of QB. Which, as we know is a very good back-up to
have maybe even a Kyle Orton-esque/Alex Smith type starter. With Foles/Jones, we at least have stopgags
until we find The Franchise. No need to make hasty(and payroll-ish) bad decisions.
Some have expressed optimism that maybe Danny Watkins could succeed as a Guard, rather than a tackle and
maybe he could but that doesn't mean we shouldn't give him competition. At 6-4,320 with 78 knockdowns
this guy is a heavy hitter. He could even move up in the draft, let's hope not. I'd love to get him here.
I said early on in the season(JasonB disagreed), that our wideout options were over-rated. Hey, maybe it
is the way Marty uses them, but Desean's a one-trick pony. Maclin's solid, but nothing special(Doesn't
mean he's not a keeper. He is) and everyone else from Avant to Cooper are simply roleplayers.
Otten at 6'5 runs a solid 4.7 in 40, weighs 245 and he has good hands. This is taking a page out of the
Patriots Playbook for a two-TE System. If we need Celek to help out with the O-Line(hopefully not, after
drafting two Olinemen and our starters returning) then Otten can lineup for us to still give us a TE
Dimension on offense.
166th-Abry Jones(DT)--So, here we are at the 6th/7th round picks. It's here where you take roster
fillers and gambles. And it's a fitting gamble: Cole was a fifth round pick, whose intensity and hunger
let him fulfill his potential. Before getting injured, he was on a monsterous pace with 17 tackles.
Standing at 6'3 and 308 pounds, in a full year last yr he piled up 48 tackles and he has the versatility
to play DE as well.
201st-Aaron Mellette(WR)--I like the kid, I hope he doesn't jump up. At 6-3,218 with a 4.5 40. He either could
be an Avant replacement, or potentially more.
What this draft tried to address: Everything.
Okay, so 4th was rather obvious and we all liked Elam. But as far as me personally, I agree with
Dan. We were small, we were soft and we utterly lacked talent. Chase fulfilled the need for upgrading
size, intensity and clogging the middle of the field. Trufant might be opposite to that, but the hope is
like with Elam and Kendricks, the kid can play. Dawkins wasn't a giant either, but he had a giant heart.
In no way shape or form is that a comparison, but there've been guys in the NFL who've compensated for
their weaknesses to truly become great players in their own right.
Landry Jones is the kind of guy we wanted out of this draft. He has the talent, potential and he's capable of
at least being Foles's back-up. And he has size, mobility and accuracy. There won't be dazzling running
plays from either, but making plays with your arm is a lost art.(Without the turnovers)
Gabe Jackson's a beast, Imagine a line of Jockels/Jackson/Kelce/Peters/Herremans. All of a sudden,
there's size on the O-Line and we won't be pushed back anymore.
Then the final three picks: Otten, Abry and Mellette all have size for their positions and the skillsets
to go with it.