Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia. Reminds me a lot of Beast Mode and would be an excellent replacement in a year or two in combination with Christine Michaels. Plus, having a RB named Gurley and another named Christine would make us sound pretty tough! Like a boy named sue.
HawkinNY wrote:Gordon reminds me more of Chris Johnson then Peterson.
In terms of his size (6'1, 215), upright, slashing running style, and vision, Petersen is a better comparison than Chris Johnson. I am guessing his speed is also more similar to Petersen (4.40) than Johnson (4.24).
My guy this year is Baylor DE Shawn Oakman. Oakman is 6-9 280 lbs and athletic for his size. He is roughly the same size as Arizona DE Calais Campbell was coming out of college. He is my #1 player on my Seahawks prospect watch list.
cover-2 wrote:My guy this year is Baylor DE Shawn Oakman. Oakman is 6-9 280 lbs and athletic for his size. He is roughly the same size as Arizona DE Calais Campbell was coming out of college. He is my #1 player on my Seahawks prospect watch list.
Unfortunately because of Christine Michael being relatively new, the chances they pick Gurley even if he's there are slim. There are plenty of teams looking for rbs ahead of them. Raiders, Jags, Falcons, Browns, Jets, etc all could be in the market for running backs next year. Plenty of teams with aging rbs.
After week one the following players are guys I was impressed with,
Michigan WR/TE Devin Funchess is already a household name and I was kind of luke warm on him as a propect. But, he had a great game and had a great TD catch over two defenders. He had problems with drops last year, hopefully he can be more consistent catching the ball this year. He is athletic for his size, 6-5 230 lbs, it is highly unlikely he will be available for us at the end of round 1.
Miami LT Ereck Flowers started at RT as a true freshman and last year he started at LT. Flowers has good size at 6-6 324 lbs, he has a good kick slide, good balance, good at combo blocks, good at getting to the second level, and he has a mean streak. Based on one game, he looks like a future 1st round draft pick.
My last guy of course is Baylor DE Shawn Oakman.
The above players I went into the game to specifically watch them, but the one player that jumped off the screen who I didn't know about was Kentucky FS A.J. Stamps. Stamps played CB the last two years at a junior college, but this year Kentucky made him a FS. He was flying around making plays all over the field. He had 8 tackles, 1 TFL, and a great interception. He looks like he has good acceleration, great range, and he showed good ball skills. At 6-0 199 lbs, Stamps isn't the biggest guy, but he seems to make for it with grit.
Melvin Gordon already has 14 TDs and has hit the 1,000 rushing yards mark while averaging 7.9 yards per carry. Teams are loading up the box on him, but he's still on pace for 2,000 rushing yards this year.
From the games I have watched, Gordon does appear to have some consistency issues . . . but his ceiling is extremely high.
mbtitleist wrote:It's a homer pick but I'd love to see Leonard Williams on the Seahawks next year.
He does have an injury history, but it's hard to see him falling to us. He's too good of an athlete. I too would like to see them draft a beast three or five technique to replace what McDonald/Bryant brought to the team last year.