peachesenregalia wrote:Wrong forum, Kip. Nice write-up, all the same.
This didn't go in the draft forum? Methinks there is a glitch going on. That's 3 times in 6 weeks after zero times in 6 years.
JSeahawks wrote:For some reason youre just off though when evaluation Ducks: For example, Darron Thomas.
In fairness, bias/reputation/gut-feeling is king in the draft, and Thomas never even got his shot because of his reputation. There were quite a few decent QBs last year who didn't get drafted or even signed, and Thomas was one of them. Last year was a stacked QB class in the mid to late rounds, but demand didn't fluctuate so guys fell through the cracks. If not for a small handful of teams who knew better, Russell Wilson might have been one of them too. So I don't take him not getting getting his shot as an adequate piece of evidence that the doubters were right. By that standard, the doubters were right about Warren Moon. The doubters were right about John Kitna. To slightly lesser degree Kurt Warner and Jake Delhomme too. I said was that if Thomas got his chance, he could be a very solid backup with the upside of an NFL starter, but he never got that chance, unfortunately.
JSeahawks wrote:He's spent more time as the drop end in coverage this year then he has rushing the passer. I think his best spot in the NFL will be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. I dont see him ever being any kind of defensive back, in fact i find the idea kind of laughable.. no offense Kip, cuz you're one of the best.
I don't think Jordan would be a DB for most teams, even with his 4.4 speed he's too stiff in the lower body. But as a specialist press corner matching vs. tight ends, I could see him fitting like a glove in PC's scheme. Hell, even Chip Kelly is lining up Jordan at CB. I laughed too when I saw that, and then I saw how special Jordan looked at press. I'm not laughing anymore. I think Chip Kelly might be even smarter than I thought he was.
My guess is that Jordan ends up being drafted in the 2nd round as a LB, unless he has a late rise like Bruce Irvin and Chandler Jones had last year. I don't think he'll survive the pre-draft vetting process as a 4-3 end. He looks more like a giant WR than a DE. Jordan might be able to make things work as a DE, but his toolset indicates WR, TE, LB, or big DB.
I wonder why Jordan isn't playing TE/WR? Physically he's megatron-esque with similar speed. You'd think Kelly would at least try him there.