Pass Defense ~ Horrific Verticity. Would probably fall flat on'is face, if somebody's stupid enough to draft'm to play CornerBack at The Next Level...But as a CenterFielder, he shows some Savvy and substantial Testicular Fortitude. However, his Processing Speed & Diagnostic Acuity isn't the greatest, nor does he command exceptional Range.
Run Defense ~ Not very physical.
Despite talk of Zone Corner or Off Man, David Amerson clearly projects best as a Free Safety at The Next Level.
I'm not an enormous fan of his, and have my doubts about'is Run Defense and'is appetite for Contact.
Indeed, I'm not so sure about'is emotional resilience, nor his Agility.
Even so, there is Potential, here, if he can pull'mself together after a disastrous Senior Year: He is a Natural Born Ball Hawk and Opportunist, and I can see'm developing into a valuable CenterFielder and Spot Zone Corner.
2 ~ XE Jordan Reed ~ Florida Panthers @ #85 ~ Steal!! Gave'm a 1st Round Ranking!!
Jordan Reed is a phenomenal Prospect ~ a recent QuarterBack, HalfBack, and Split End ~ who is raw as Hell as a WingBack, but who nevertheless brings an exceptional level of Wisdom to the table because'f'is unique Resume!!
I've read a lot of comparisons to my first SuperBinky, Aaron Hernandez, Reed's TeamMate from the 2010 Draft Class, and let me say: they are very appropriate.
Reed is by no means as refined as Aaron Hernandez was, 3 years ago, but that doesn't matter.
What matters is that he commands an eerily similar Fusion of Fluidity, Ricochet, Vision, and phenomenal Instincts.
And he has the Intelligence, the Savvy, and the amazing Instincts to make the most of those extraordinary Gifts.
Simply put, Jordan Reed has the Potential to become a phenomenal Receiver, especially After The Catch ~ the kind of Receiver whose Open Field Running makes your jaw drop ~ as well as an adequate complementary Blocker.
I think the kid's gonna be a Star.
3 ~ FS Phillip Thomas ~ Fresno State BullDogs @ #119 ~ Decent Pick ~ Gave'm a 5th Round Ranking.
Pass Defense ~ Sketchy. Terrific Instincts & Savvy. Decent Range. And of course: tremendous Ball Skills, as illustrated by'is illustrious Senior Campaign...But I see a fairly pedestrian Skill Set, all things considered.
Run Defense ~ Awful. Thomas displays superior Range in getting UpField, but his Fluidity is absolutely horrific, and he's a bad Tackler. He looks lost & confused once he gets within Striking Range, with often disastrous results. In'is Defense, he plays with a lot of Fire & Passion, and makes Big Plays...It's just that he also gives up far too many.
Frankly, I believe that Phillip Thomas's scintillating return from a lost 2011 Campaign ~ his leading the Conference in Interceptions, in particular ~ has driven his Stock far beyond its Intrinsic Value.
I like Phillip Thomas: He's a smart and Savvy kid, and he plays with Passion & Intelligence...
But the fact remains ~ at least in my eyes ~ that while he'll probably continue to make the occasional Splash Play in Coverage ~ read: Interception ~ and might even cadge an All Pro selection or two because of it, if he gets enough playing time to do so...that he's unremarkable in actual Coverage and a phucking nightmare in Run Defense.
4 ~ XB Christopher Thompson ~ Florida State Seminoles @ #154 ~ Steal!! 3rd Round Ranking!!
I didn't actually write a Scouting Report on Christopher Thompson, the injury-riddled FlexBack who nevertheless commands exhilaratingly explosive Potential, and who would certainly be a likely RedShirt Candidate in 2013.
But I mocked'm, and if he can actually stay healthy, his Potential is that of a screaming 1st Rounder!!
I thought that their first and third Picks were pretty expensive Prices for a couple of Free Safeties, but I liked their second and fourth Picks so much that, in my view, they decisively outweighed them.
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-