The whole joint:
Originally Posted by Boom
The whole joint:
Originally Posted by Boom
I'm really liking what I see on these vids of Cyprien playing FS, especially this one against Louisville. He's reminding me of Earl Thomas. Great range for his size, and packs a punch when he gets there.
I looked at Cyprien's cut-ups before Senior bowl. And he looked good at the Senior Bowl, he was active and played with physicality. But imho he didn't vault ahead of some of the other prospects.
But, that post wasn't meant to be about Cyprien. Just wanted to post a link to Mayocks entire Combine press conference.
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Cyprien isn an interesting case. I heard about him before the Senior Bowl. Now post Senior Bowl the rest of the mainstream draftniks have caught on and he's gone from off the radar/underrated to imo overhyped.
Well, 3 months out, a lot can change. And I can guarantee you there are plenty of players I have yet to look into that I am leaving out of consideration ... and it seems that every year I see 4-5 guys available that I "liked" aka I had heard their names thrown around enough to identify them as guys "that I really want" ... only to have us pass them over for some lesser known guy at a position we didn't necessarily expect to get targeted. Case and point, I really wanted Zebrie Sanders last year in the 3rd round. When we drafted LeReibus I was miffed ... well I should have known to trust Shanahan, and I'm excited for LeReibus to get some time this year.
So that said, I fully expect Jonathan Cyprien, Xavier Rhodes and Tavon Austin to ALL be there for us when we pick in the 2nd round and have Shanahan go with an OC valued in the 5th round. That's kind of a joke ... but ... not really at the same time. I can fall in love with some of these guys' talent based on message board fodder but when it comes down to it, maybe one, of all the names dropped, will actually be on the Redskins.
But now that I've gotten that off my chest ... if we could get Cyprien in the 2nd, Wheaton in the 3rd and either Webb and or Mathieu I will have happy regardless of the other picks.
Last edited by JamesMadisonSkins; February-19th-2013 at 03:21 PM.
Yeah LeReibus was a left field pick for the draft geeks and me too. First time, I can recall in a long time of not having heard of the player when the Redskins selected them -- at least in the first 5 rounds. I recall Kiper talking about Gettis when we drafted him saying he had him ranked higher on his board versus LeReibus. But that pick IMO is really an outlier for Shanny as opposed to a defining pick. As much as Shanny is about subterfuge during the season, he for better or worse seems fairly direct in his predraft pressers so this one this year should be interesting.
Last edited by Skinsinparadise; February-19th-2013 at 04:06 PM.
Last edited by Skinsinparadise; February-19th-2013 at 04:21 PM.
Those are the interesting cases to me, the guys that drop like rocks in the draft to the shock of all onlooking fans and draftniks. Most of the time it's injury (Polk) or character (Burfict--less of a surprise). Sometimes a combination of both. But it's always fun to watch, because you just never know.
For instance last year we got Minnifield as an UDFA and the Pats got Al Dennard in the 7th (one of those no-brainer picks of a talented guy with questionable character that is of course working out). Nobody could have seen that coming. I had Minnifield mocked to us in the 4th-5th and that was considered a huge fall, and I was ecstatic we got him after he fell all the way out of the draft.
All this is reminding me why I love watching the draft so much, and why I don't mind the three day format.
With how deep this WR class is, I guarantee there will be a couple of ridiculous values, guys that fall all the way to the 5th-6th who many had in their top-10 at the position because they're all so close and we can only know so much compared to teams.
Last edited by ConnSKINS26; February-19th-2013 at 04:49 PM.
or him to he available in the fifth, but he's really only a slot imo.
I know people like Steadman Bailey, but I think he's overrated to be considered a second rounder. His run after catch and physical skillset is not enough imo. He is a very good reliable possession WR, but I think this team would be better served to add explosiveness.
Last edited by Skinsinparadise; February-19th-2013 at 05:42 PM.
So after thinking long and hard about it, I finally put together a mock I like. I think these players have a pretty good chance of being around when we pick, and aren't pipe dreams.
2nd: John Cyprien - S - pretty self explanatory honestly.
3rd: Leon McFadden - CB - This pick is interesting, I was aiming for a CB here, and there are some guys who might be better who fall to the 3rd, but McFadden is likely to be here and would be decent value
4th: Ryan Swope - WR - He's been compared to Wes Welker a lot, and he'd probably excel in the slot as a numbers accumulator.
5th (#1): Quanterius Smith - OLB - Strikes me as a Shanny pick, for whatever reason. Kid was a beast, but got injured, so he's slated to go later, but I wouldn't mind scooping him up here.
5th (#2): Theo Riddick - RB - Converted WR, his top end speed isn't blazing, but he's a pass catching threat, something we sorely need.
6th: Tanner Hawkinson - OT - Mostly read that he's a developmental RT for the NFL, which is fine, that's what we'd be looking at in the 6th anyway.
7th: Steve Greer - ILB - Seems like a guy who might succeed at the next level, if he's here this later, he'd be great to groom.
For UDFAs, I'd like us to take a look at maybe Elvis Fisher and, if he doesn't get drafted, Mauti as well. Their injury history concerns me, but both look like NFL caliber players when healthy.
Code:Jordan Mills | Tackle Team: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Age / DOB: 22 / 12/24/1990 Ht / Wt: 6'6' / 315source: https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/st...07873156653056Ravens beat writer Aaron Wilson is "hearing some good buzz" on Louisiana Tech T Jordan Mills.
Mills continues to generate top-100 talk after a solid Senior Bowl performance, shutting down many higher profile prospects form his right tackle spot. We suspect teams believe he can play three spots on the offensive line and consistently displays a hard-nosed, finishing attitude.
Feb 12 - 2:28 PM
Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter
source: https://twitter.com/dpbrugler/status...46918931427331CBS Sports' Dane Brugler is hearing from NFL sources that Louisiana Tech T Jordan Mills might be a top-100 pick.
Mills was a late addition to the Senior Bowl and held his own from the start of the first practice. As a right tackle in college, Mills helped pave the way for a fairly balanced offense. NFL evaluators likely expect him to have the versatility to play three positions along the offensive line.
Feb 1 - 8:37 AM
Source: Dane Brugler on Twitter
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Louisiana Tech's Jordan Mills gets nastierOriginally Posted by Jordan MillsOriginally Posted by Jordan Mills
2) Menelik Watson RT,
3) Brandon Jenkins OLB,
4) Terry Hawthrone CB
5) Theo Riddick RB
5) Bradley McDougald FS
6) Brandon Kaufman WR,
7) Cooper Taylor SS,
7) Joe Vellano DE
Maybe we can also get Bruce Taylor in UDFA or Michael Mauti.
Separate we are strong, but together we are invincible.
I'd love the Watson pick except for two things:
1. I think he'll go before we pick.
2. I don't see us taking an OL in the 2nd unless he's the BPA by far, which I really don't see happening.
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