cover-2 wrote:Who are your 5 most intriguing prospects for the Seahawks in the late 1st round? Or if you want to address that question or write an article about that topic on your blog, then just provide a link.
It's still a little early for me to project late first round grades, but I'll list some of the guys I like.
Dominique Easley was right up there until his second ACL injury. Apart from that James Hurst (T, UNC), Vic Beasley (DE, Clemson), Brandon Coleman (WR, Rutgers -- purely for upside and potential), Odell Beckham (WR, LSU), Chris Whaley (DT, Texas), Ed Reynolds (S, Stanford), Seah Crichton (DE, Oregon State), Jonotthan Harrison (C, Florida). I want to see a bit more of Cameron Erving (T, Florida State).
There are a couple of players on your list that I haven't heard of and will definatly take a look at. It's interesting that both you and Attyla the Hawk mentioned Stanford (S) Ed Reynolds, I'll take a look at him today vs Washington. Talking of the safety position, Alabama (FS) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is one player who up until a week or so ago I didn't think would be available towards the bottom of the 1st round. Clinton-Dix was suspended for an off-the field incident which could vary well hurt his draft stock just enough to have him slide down in the 1st round. He has great range and is a good open field tackler, I could see Coach Carroll using him as the "big nickel" DB or possibly as a LB/spy when we play against mobile QB's.
Attyla the Hawk wrote:1. Ed Reynolds S
Pete tinkered with a 3 safety lineup. I have to think we are going to add some Earl insurance at some point. He is one of two players on the team we cannot lose.
2. ASJ TE
He is as close to Zach Miller is in the draft. Enough with the Evan Moore/joker washouts. Get a guy that can actually play and not just run fast in shorts.
3. Allen Robinson WR
He is a player who runs very similar to Harvin in the respect that he looks like a running back with the ball in his hands. He's similarly built athletically but has greater size and physicality. Very good ball skills. A solid prospect to succeed Rice.
4. Brandon Coleman WR
Size yeah. Bad ball skills and I think that actually matters to us.
5. DaQuan Jones DT
Good size. Great athleticism this year. Will need to answer motivation questions as he was an underwhelming player before his senior year. Could also substitute McCullers here. World Theory guy who if he improves, gives a massive presence in the middle. Clearly a successor for Mebane.
I just took a quick look at one of Allen Robinson's games and I didn't realize he was 6-3. For some reason I thought he was a shorter than 6-0 which is why I kind of wrote him off before today. I like his combination of size, speed, and run after the catch. Robinson is kind of like a poor-man's Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings WR).
I haven't seen DaQuan Jones, but I recorded Penn St's game today so I'll check him out.
I would substitute McCullers for Washington (DT) Danny Shelton. I scouted Shelton last week and he was a man among boys vs the run. He was ragdolling offensive lineman last week vs the run, he was able to stack and shed lineman like no other DT I have seen this year. Shelton is kind of similar to Mebane, at least in body type, they both have that natural leverage (both are 6-1 325 lbs). Shelton is only junior, at this point I don't think he is a 1st round prospect, but he could be a solid selection for us in the 2nd round.