He isn't as good as Luck but like you said he's a safe prospect.
BCB, where would you rank Dion Jordan on your list of DE's?
I know this is a typical Wisconsin homer type of question BCB but where you got Monte Ball? In your rankings and projected round at this point??
Guys I like and that I've seen graded high initially in addition to the 5 I listed goes on for a while: Jackson Jeffercoat from Texas could be a top 12 pick; Bjoern Werner and Brandon Jenkins both have initial 1st Rd grades initially IMO; William Gholston from Michigan St is an intriguing talent that could rise like Chandler Jones; Michael Buchanan from Illinois is in Jordan's range IMO. Right now, because of the depth of pass rushers and that he isn't very big, I would have Jordan as a value in the mid rounds.
I considered him with Le'Veon Bell for the 5th spot.
I really think a lot of people are in the same boat as you are with the whole being a Wisconsin RB and all. That's definitely a red flag. It's probably because I'm a Wisconsin fan and want to see those guys do well, but I can't help but think he's a different back then the recent backs that have come out of Wisconsin. I'm interested to know if you feel that is accurate or not?
I'm not sure I feel comfortable with this comparison, but if he can translate his YAC ability to the Pros he reminds me a little of Ray Rice.
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Ball make the million dollar mistake of coming back for another year. This upcoming class of RBs are much deeper, he was coming off a great year, and he will be putting more mileage on his body for free.
But seriously, this is good stuff and a GREAT list at this point.
I'll be curious to see how this progresses, I think I might step back for a year. I spent way too much time on the draft this past one and still really learned nothing.
I just read this... bro I'm just bustin your balls. I'm as sarcastic as they come and I BS when I'm sounding like a wise ***.
I love the whole draft process so this whole thread would be right up my alley but what I meant when I said who cares was that I think we will draft low and all the guys I really want be taken by someone else.
My bad if you took it the wrong way honey!
You may think you know but you're horribly blind...
Gonna be funny when not one person accurately predicts a Bears draft choice again
with the first pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Bears sellect, Marcus latimore RB SC.
By by Forte.
"If your going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big"
I wouldn't be surprised if we go after a Fitz Touissant or a Kenjon Barner though. Someone with a little more home run ability.