Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense
Some guys I'm keeping an eye on in the first three rounds that haven't been mentioned much in this thread as options for the Ravens (in the last half-dozen pages or so):
Shareef Floyd, DT, Florida - Love his motor and size/speed/power combo. Could probably play either a 5-tech or a 3-tech at the next level due to his size and athleticism.
Nuk Hopkins, WR, Clemson - Elite hands and body control, good route runner, decent speed. I bet he runs in the 4.6 range at the combine, but it'd be a mistake to pass on him for that. He's still got plenty of physical projection left, as he's spent his college career in a sub-par S&C program.
Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford - The other Stanford TE. Monstrous physical specimen (6'8", 263) for the position. A natural pass-catcher who plays with an edge and is actually proficient blocking. Would be an excellent foil to Pitta.
David Amerson, DB, NC State - Really instinctive ball hawk in the secondary who's tough in run support. I don't like him at all as a corner, where he's listed by seemingly every service--too stiff in the hips with sub-par speed. But I think he could excel as a safety. Reminds me a bit of Antrel Rolle as a prospect, who moved off the corner and turned into an All-Pro safety.