Representatives for each team came from other SBN blogs and where fans of their teams. I offer thanks to AngelsColts and JP 23, Colt and Dolphin fans respectively. More over the Jump.
- Jaguars trade their 4th round pick for the Panthers 4th and 7th.
(Featuring: Scouting Analysis from Lindy's Sports Pro Football Draft: Trench Warfare Draft book, scouting links, and my own reasoning in italics)
1st round pick- CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
"Blessed with elite speed, superior elusiveness and return skills (NCAA record seven career kick return touchdowns), Spiller's production and versatility is sure to earn high first-round consideration. Teams will worry about his ability to hold up due to his size, but he didn't miss a game in four seasons at Clemson. CJ Spiller is the best offensive asset in this draft." He creates nightmare matchups and will exceed well in a 2 RB Tandem with the dynamic MJD. I'd expect many 2 RB sets. For more info, click here
3rd round pick- Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
"Tebow's statistics were inflated by Meyer's scheme. He'll need to improve an elongated release (including his low drop point), overall accuracy and feel in the pocket just to remain at quarterback in the NFL. If he can improve his overall his overall mechanics, Tebow has the intangibles every team is looking at quarterback." Tebow is the most controversial player we ever had a chance to draft. In the 3rd round, you can afford to scale back the negatives of an irregular playing style and seize on the benefits, which are discussed enough. For more info, click here
4th round pick- Pat Angerer, MLB, Iowa
"Angerer lacks great size, but his motor, fluidity, awareness in zone coverage and hustle to the ball should intrigue teams looking for a weak-side -- or undersized, active middle -- linebacker in the mid-to-late rounds." Pat Angerer adds much needed competition to the Jack's LB corps, which is something he has always wanted. Hopefully Russell Allen and Pat Angerer will add a spirit to a lifeless middle of the Defense. For more info, click here
5th round pick- Myron Rolle, S, FSU/Oxford
"As if to remind scouts that he remained eligible for the draft following a year at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Rolle elected to participate in the 2010 Senior Bowl. How scouts view his performance there and in workouts before the draft will go a long way determining his draft placement." Myron Rolle is a smart DB, some say being a "Thinker" slows you down on the field, but I'd also point out not being a "Thinker" can be as bad, just watch our fan favorite Reggie Nelson not think. Rolle is a high character player with a chip on his shoulder, something Gene Smith likes. For more info, click here
6th round pick- Jeff Byers, OC, USC
"Byers has started at left guard for three straight years while capably filling in at center, but the sixth-year player has a thick injury history teams will closely review. Byers versatility, intelligence, competitive nature and underrated athleticism give him a chance to have a long NFL career in the pivot." Byers is a capable lineman, the only questionable thing is durability. I think he can contribute and be an asset in the interior line. For more info, click here
7th round pick- George Johnson, DE, Rutgers
"He doesn't have the stats of a first- or second-round pick. but Johnson was asked to sacrifice numbers in head coach Greg Schiano's defense by twisting inside and dropping into coverage. If given the chance to let loose at the next level as either a 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 Linebacker, he could surprise as a mid- to late- round bargain. If you looking to find a gem, here's one. He comes from a small school, (Rutgers), and was forced to struggle in a complex defense that like it said made DE's cover and twist inside. A regular 4-3 defense like we had could best utilize George. For more info, click here
Best Pick: Most Thought Provoking Pick: Best ??? Pick:
C.J. Spiller Tim Tebow George Johnson
More Links to Read:
CBS' Risers and Fallers (Draft Stock: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/risersandfallers?tag=fastFacts.nfl;Risers
Scout.com's Jag Mock Draft: http://jac.scout.com/2/957037.html
My personal Grade for this draft:
B, the same grade as last time. We got more offensive power (CJ Spiller, Tim Tebow), though I have some second thoughts on passing over Rolando Mcclain. We filled some needs and got BAP value. Of course, we got our share of small school talent. All of these guys have character and talent, and should fit according to Gene Smith, in which We Trust.
Thoughts, or Grades?
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