Mtjhoyas wrote:This will be unpopular, but I don't see ASJ as a top 20 pick. He's a fantastic player and reminds me of the age 30+ Tony Gonzalez. That said, he's going to run a really poor time. His blocking is pretty sub-par too, despite his massive frame. I think he's going to be a good pro for a long time, but I think teams will be scared to pull the trigger when he runs a 4.75-4.85 at the combine. I would take him as a Seahawk without hesitation. I just don't buy him as a Elite, top 15 TE type of talent.
Agreed on everything but blocking. Actually, I don't know about his pass blocking, but given that he was their #1 weapon last year I'm guessing he didn't do a lot of it. His run blocking has always impressed me though. But you would expect him to run block in a body like that.
JSeahawks wrote:IMO even though its an under valued position RB's should go as soon as possible. Yea, he probably wouldn't get drafted in the first couple of rounds, maybe not even in the first 4 rounds, but as a running back I think you want to put yourself in position for that 2nd or 3rd contract at as young of an age as possible. Its not like returning for his senior season would vault him up a couple of rounds in the draft either.
True, but going undrafted is a real possibility if guys like Polk and Wood can go undrafted. Seems like the league is leaning away from skinny/fast RBs these days in favor of Marshawn Lynch clones. Even quick RBs like Doug Martin are pretty beefy.
If he think he'll probably go undrafted after this year, he should hang around and see what happens. Maybe he has a huge season at some point and forces his way into the round 2-4 discussion. Given his body type and weight though, it's not going to be easy. Kenjon Barner is a great example of size bias from last year (he went 6th round). Sankey's a little bigger and maybe a little more talented, but it's going to be tough for him.
On the plus side, UW has an easier schedule this year and Sankey had huge numbers after a slow start last season. He really took off when Sark introduced the read option wrinkle.