kearly wrote:Among the prospects that are at least 50/50 to reach the 32nd pick or later, are there any that you feel strongly will be looked back upon in a few years time as a great pick? For Seattle.
This isn't about picks being "safe" or "high upside", it's just an abstract "gut feel" thing. Any options you have a gut feel will be good NFL players that Seattle might be able to consider?
For me it's Allen Robinson, but I'm not sure if he's fast enough for PC/JS to draft him. Though he's not as fast as Tate, his short area quickness is pretty similar, as are his natural receiving skills and college production. Would fit in really nice at punt returner. The guy just has "it" at receiver, all the instincts are plainly evident. He plays hard too. He really is like a blend of Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. I think there is a really good chance he could be there at #64 too.
Much later in the draft, I think Devin Street is very likely to pan out as a #2 or #3 starter in the NFL. He needs to add bulk, but he's about as talented a WR as you'll ever find on day 3 of the draft. Good athlete and a great route runner with excellent instincts.
Offensive line is relatively good but there isn't anybody who I feel is a slam dunk. There are a few RB/TE/QB options I think could be steals, but they don't fit Seattle.
Honestly, I haven't seen any defensive players that give me that Lavonte-David-surefire-awesome vibe from picks 32 on. The closest is Kyle Van Noy as an OLB, but he's probably not fast enough for Seattle. Van Noy reminds me some of Kiko Alonso, I think he could really surprise people at middle linebacker. He would learn the position fast. I have a hard time seeing him bust, unless some team is stupid and drafts him to play 4-3 DE.
Man, at least half of my posts on this forum of late have been repping either Allen Robinson or Devin Street. It'd be great if we could land one of them.
I actually think we'd be willing to look past Robinson's lack of speed (sure his 40 was slow, but he plays a lot quicker) and as far as comparisons go I actually see a bit of Larry Fitz. Though I don't share your optimism in him being there at 64. For me, he looks like one of the most natural receivers in this draft, along with the likes of Marquise Lee and Jarvis Landry (doesn't mean they're my favourite three WR prospects).
Sticking with WRs I'd feel confident that Jared Abbrederis turns into a very good receiver in this league, he's got a defensive back repellant.
And I think Antone Exum could be the next 5th round db who becomes a perennial pro-bowler.
I don't know when he will get drafted, but I am really high on a guy who flashed talent on the DL, Jay Bromley. Love his ability to push the pocket.
I really like Jay Bromley as a late round prospect, had him in my (firstpick website) mock draft in the 6th I think, even though they graded it a D. Has some exciting potential that'd be great for a guy like Quinn to work with.