http://seahawksdraftblog.com/the-bill-w ... ive-tackle
My thoughts on this DT class through the prism of Bill Walsh's analysis.
jammerhawk wrote:I liked the article a lot but at least two and possibly the top three of these guys won't be around when the Hawks pick if they stay @ 25. To me it seems more realistic for a Seahawks draft blog to discuss the players that are realistically available to the team as Lotulelei, Floyd and Richardson are not going to be still on the board @ 25 unless they drop significantly. That said it is a great article and well written with lots of good information about the Bill Walsh style '3 tech DT' .
jammerhawk wrote:What about Hankins, Jesse Williams, Bennie Logan, Montari Hughes, and Akeem Spence who with Sylvester and Brandon Williams? Short and Hill or one of the 6 just mentioned appear to be more likely potential selections if the team chooses a 3 tech instead of a a big NT or two gap guy?
kearly wrote:jammerhawk wrote:What about Hankins, Jesse Williams, Bennie Logan, Montari Hughes, and Akeem Spence who with Sylvester and Brandon Williams? Short and Hill or one of the 6 just mentioned appear to be more likely potential selections if the team chooses a 3 tech instead of a a big NT or two gap guy?
Bennie Logan has awful tape, I don't think he'll go in the first round. Would love to be wrong, assuming it's not Seattle that takes him. Spence and Hughes will be mid rounders. THe article already went 3000 words without mentioning every 3 tech in the draft, I was trying to cover the usual suspects at #25 but also threw in Jordan Hill since I think he's one of the better mid-round guys.
Hankins, Jesse Williams are 1-techs. Hankins is pretty terrible even as a nose tackle. Very poor run defender despite his size. Jesse Williams is a solid player but not a pass rusher.
I like Jonathan Jenkins out of Georgia but not sure what position he'd play. Reminds me a lot of Red Bryant. Massive dude that plays like an ogre, but might not anchor well enough to be an NFL nose tackle.
kearly wrote:Agreed, Lotulelei and Floyd aren't making it, and Richardson probably isn't either. But I wanted to cover my bases in case of a trade up. They make for good comparisons to the late 1st round guys too so you can see the degree of dropoff. I am reasonably sure that Short will go in the 16-32 range, if not he'll be very close. The Williamses seem a lot less likely, but I think they'll both be top 60 picks and could be in play in the first round given the unpredictability this year. Jordan Hill will probably come off the board sometime after the 3rd round.