Run Blocking ~ Solid, if he goes to a Zone Scheme, but he won't drive'is Man. Middling Drive Power.
Pass Blocking ~ Dubious. He's a Scrapper Deluxe, but lacks Core Strength.
Justin Pugh is one of this Draft's Hot Commodities, having risen from relative obscurity to prominence as Scouts ate up his impressive Tape. Columbia BroadCasting ~ the YardStick by which I derive Consensus Market Value ~ has'm high in the 2nd Round, and I'm starting to read multiple Reports of 1st Round Projections.
I, however, cannot get behind this Riser, even though I'm an enormous fan of Justin Pugh.
He's a Scrapper Extraordinaire, and that goes a long way in The Trenches.
But he suffers from a perilous lack of Core Strength & Drive Power to either thwart or project Power. I believe that Coaches will love'm and his ferocious Attitude, that he'll rapidly become a Leader, and will actually win most'f'is Battles, by sheer Force of Will...But against superior Competition, I believe that he's going to have serious Problems.
2 ~ DT John Hankins ~ Ohio State BuckEyes @ #49 ~ Semi Reach!! Gave'm a 3rd Round Ranking!!
There's a lot to work with, with John Hankins, but there's also Work to be done.
He's an High Effort guy with exceptional Core Strength & Drive Power, and boasts outstanding Athleticism.
He does need to develop his Combat Craft, though, and his Stamina.
Even so, there is tremendous UpSide, here, and remarkable versatility.
3 ~ DR DaMontre Moore ~ Texas A&M Aggies @ #81 ~ A Bit Rich!! Gave'm a 4th Round Ranking!!
Damontre Moore commands exceptional Talent, but he scares the shit out'f me.
He lacks Core Strength, he lacks Discipline, I question'is Processing Speed, and he's Raw.
He could very well become a Multiple All Pro, and frankly I love a guy with his Motor, so I'm rooting for'm.
But as a Prospect, I see an Ocean of Risk in this guy, and will grade'm appropriately.
By the way: He's quite Clearly a Flank Defender at the Next Level ~ a Will Flanker, of course.
4 ~ QB Ryan Nassib ~ Syracuse Orange @ #110 ~ Outstanding Pick!! Gave'm a 2nd Round Ranking!!
Heh!! I called'm "OverRated" because Word Around The CampFire had'm going Top 10!! Hah!!
Motor > Excellent. A dedicated Student Of The Game.
Accuracy > Short & Intermediate: Exceptional. Long: Sketchy. But Exceptional @ Short & Intermediate wins.
Diagnostics > Outstanding. A tremendous Decision Maker under Pressure ~ when it really counts.
Ryan Nassib's consistently displayed Capacity to Read Defenses, identify their weaknesses, work the Angles, and hit his Receivers with Quick Strikes that give them the best Angle & Timing to maximize Gains, within 20 Yards of the Line of Scrimmage, is what I consider to be the deadliest Attribute a QuarterBack can have.
It's what translates into Moving The Chains when you need to, even against the best Defenses in the Land.
It's what wins Championships.
80 Yard Bombs be damned.
There's Work to be done, here, mind you, but when isn't there? His Vertical Accuracy needs refinement, and there isn't any Aspect of his Game that wouldn't benefit from a bit of coaching, but the confluence of'is Intelligence, his Arm, his Poise, and his Passion make for an excellent QuarterBack Prospect ~ the best, perhaps, in this Class.
Even so: I'm looking at a Draw of a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Round Pick, as I Ranked'm...
As far as I'm concerned, the Net Affect is that Giants torched their 1st Round Pick!!
Put another way: They torched their 1st Rounder, shredded their 2nd Rounder, shredded their 3rd...and only redeemed a Passing Grade in this Draft by snatching on to a Bargain in the 4th Round!!
New EngLand Patriots ~ B-
Buffalo Bills ~ A
Miami Dolphins ~ D
New York Jets ~ C
PittsBurgh Steelers ~ D-
CleveLand Browns ~ B+
Cincinnati Bengals ~ B+
Baltimore Ravens ~ A
OakLand Raiders ~ A+
San Diego Chargers ~ D
Kansas City Chiefs ~ B
Denver Broncos ~ D
Planet Hoosten ~ B+
JacksonVille Jaguars ~ B+
Tennessee Titans ~ C
Indianapolis Colts ~ A+
Philadelphia Eagles ~ D-
Washington RedSkins ~ B+
Dallas CowBoys ~ C
New York Giants ~ D
Detroit Lions ~ B+
Minnesota Vikings ~ F-
Chicago Bears ~ B
Green Bay Packers ~ A
Seattle SeaHawks ~ A
San Fransisco Miners ~ A+
Saint Louis Rams ~ A-
Arizona Cardinals ~ B
Atlanta Falcons ~ C+
Carolina Panthers ~ C-
New Orleans Saints ~ A-
Tampa Bay Buccaneers ~ C-