Peyton wins it all...rides off into the sunset
DEN decides to address other concerns
Clady comes east
Any ACC diehards watch Duke's Sean Renfree play?
He's had a solid senior year.
Only threw more than 1 INT once and that was vs. Stanford (2 INTs).
6'4...225lbs with a strong arm.
Smart...already working on his Master degree.
Here's CBS' favorable write up:
Renfree is a traditional drop back passer and looks the part with a tall, filled out frame. He has a strong arm to easily make all the throws and does a nice job working through his progressions to find the open target. Renfree shows excellent chemistry with his receivers and is a confident thrower, never appearing shy to take chances downfield. The career statistics aren't glamorous (32-30 TD-INT ratio), but he has all the tools NFL scouts look for at the next level. And it won't hurt that his collegiate head coach is the same offensive mind that mentored Peyton and Eli Manning.
Warning: He's a quiet leader ;)
From SI via rotoworld
SI's Tony Pauline is hearing that Stanford junior TEs Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo are "leaning towards staying in school."
This is a mild surprise for Ertz since the tight end put together an excellent season. Toilolo is more of an inline type but was inconsistent from game to game. Still, both project as second day picks and would be paired with third tight end/fullback Ryan Hewitt next season to once again form an excellent trio. Source: Sports Illustrated
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore to enter the draft.
I'm surprised to hear this. I don't see anyone spending a high draft pick on a guy who may not even be able to play next year.
Central Michigan's offense vs. Iowa ...aka Eric Fisher film!
Thicker trunk than I anticipated. Looks pretty damn quick on pulls. I like his feet...very little or no wasted steps. Good banana.
Great article. What's everyone's opinion on brown? I like the sound of him. Maybe too small to play 34 ilb
I'm now feeling that we are going to go LB heavy, especially after reading Filmstudy's current D report.... not good on Bynes or McClain.
Maybe not 1st round (do need LT - who doesnt?)
but we are dinged now with age and at the end of our depth.
Ray - no hometown discount here.... he gets a hometown bonus factored in, but it is still right player/right price mantra.... is he willing to play in the 2 mil range with incentives?
Ayanbadjo- 266,666 cap hit if cut, he'll be 11yrs, he gets competition
Bynes- hasn't stepped up yet, very short window for the light to go on left.
There is still Ricky Brown on IR
Kruger to get signed or priced out of our equation
So I can see us going LB heavy this draft. I know this thread is focusing on the top (best we can do this early with limited info)...... just saying my interest is tweaked with every LB mentioned
Memories of 2007 Antwan Barnes, Prescott Burgess, Edgar Jones, and last-cut Haley
With all that said, I'll toss out Dion Jordan OLB Oregon 6'7" 245 who looks like has pass defense abilities but not top rounds unless he blows his 40 off the charts.... PAC 10 looks like they have a couple who can do that. I'm not a fan at all of Pac 10 but I will be watching that position in any of their bowl games I catch
Lattimore has missed a lot of games the past 2 years.
I could see a team spending a 2nd rounder on him, but I'd be REALLY surprised if they went for Lattimore when they could get guys like Montee Ball, Giovani Bernard, Joseph Randle, or Stepfan Taylor in the 3rd or 4th rounds.
Here is a really good analysis of LB's Arthur Brown and Alec Ogletree...I like both of these guys. Depending on how Ray returns i'd be all for resigning Ellerbe and starting him alongside Ray and letting one of these guys play in the nickel next year while they groom and bulk up to eventually take over for Ray.
One prospect that has been catching my eye a lot is Georgia's John Jenkins (DT): for a guy that is 6'3 358 he is pretty damn quick. Him and Ngata on the inside could be pretty interesting. The problem is with value at the bottom of the 2nd. If there isn't an ILB or LT (there won't be) worth the pick I'd rather grab a guy that I think has great potential and brings in the size and quickness to be dangerous. Not comparing him to Ngata, but he is a similar build (little bigger weight wise), but has that quickness I see in Ngata.
Other guy in the 1st that address the OL: Sylvester Williams (UNC) and Jesse Williams (Bama). Just something to think about it as our DL is also just disgusting.
There are some interesting mid draft ILB who have some potential such as Skov (Stan), Minter (LSU), Mauti (Penn St) and Nico Johnson from Bama who I am actually quite big on (I watch a lot of Bama)
A 2nd round LT prospect who I think can eventually be a quality starter is Aboushi from VA. There will not be a trade up to get LJ or Lewan so we can forget that. Aboushi is a LT who has a lot of upside. An ideal 3 rounds in my opinion would be:
Just trying to think outside the box and give an idea how to get the best value for needs
The only thing about Ray (and in no way would I ever knock him because he is my holy god) is that we are paying him around 5 mill (can't remember the exact figure) and no way is he worth that anymore. I can't see him taking a cut and in no way would I ever want the Ravens to cut him, but I think he's done now. I would like to see him retire and become the motivational coach of the Ravens haha.