Thought this might be fun.Underrated:Matt Barkley:
People are mocking him in the late 1st or early 2nd round. That is insanity. He's the same QB he was in 2011. Really, you could include Geno Smith and most other QBs on this list as well.DeAndre Hopkins:
Gil Brandt just mocked Hopkins to Seattle at #25 in his latest mock, then called it a reach. I'd gladly "reach" for Hopkins at #25. Best WR in the draft.Matt Scott:
He's kind of this year's Chandler Harnish* for me. Lot's of innate talent, not a lot of hype. I had a 3rd round grade on Harnish and be ended up the final pick in the draft.Most of this WR class:
Robert Woods, Markus Wheaton, Ryan Swope, Cobi Hamilton, etc. Could be some huge steals in rounds 3-5 at WR.Gerald Hodges:
One of the better LBs in this draft, but is being mocked as late as the 4th round. May have been overlooked by draftniks due to playing on a "death sentence" team.John Simon:
He has his issues, but the guy can get to the QB. I don't think I'd burn a first on him, but he should be getting more press in a very weak pass rusher class.
*Matt Scott and Chandler Harnish are very different QBs. I just meant their ability and draft hype seemed very much at odds.Over-rated:Star Lotulelei:
Draft stock wise, he's Ndamukong Suh. I guess if you look like Suh for 1 or 2 snaps a game, you get Suh type draft stock now.Manti Te'o:
I like Te'o the player. He may not be versatile, but he's instinctive and he's a classic lunch pail type of player that isn't sexy but gets the job done. But he's not worth an early first round pick. MTD has him #4 on their top 100
. WTF?Johnathan Hankins:
I could put a lot of DTs on this list, but I think Hankins deserves special mention. He's talked about as a top 10ish pick, but he offers little pass rush ability and doesn't seem terribly athletic. He's big and strong, and I'm sure he'd be a quality 1-tech, but so would many alternative options in round 2 that are arguably more talented. Never really got the hype for Hankins.Khaseem Greene:
He's starting to get placed in the 1st round. I'd grade him 4th round. Very little about him is special and he lacks physicality. He's not awful, but he's one of those LBs I'd only draft after all the good LBs were already taken and I HAD to draft a LB.Dion Jordan:
I like Jordan as an athlete without a position. To me, he's worth a late 1st round pick to a coach like Carroll that would find a role for him. I think it's pretty clear though that Jordan is not an every down NFL DE. He might make it as a 3-4 OLB, but that's unclear. He is being projected as a top 15 pick. I think that's a tad high.Barkevious Mingo:
Mingo has some talent and some quicks, but he's basically a poor man's Bruce Irvin, with less pass rush ability, and even less bulk/strength. Barring a big change in his size/technique/power, Mingo will only be a situational rusher in the NFL, and probably won't be as good as Irvin even in that role. Now watch Seattle trade up and draft him. Keenan Allen:
Looks like I was dead wrong about Allen's draft stock. I like Allen, but sniffing the top 10 in most mocks seems high to me.