Taylor might be the best bet for a Ray Rice type back in this draft. Love that he was such a horse in college.
I highly doubt he lasts to the 3rd though. Even at his position
NY JETS .we just can't win the games we need to win
NY Knicks LETS BALL!!!
2013 NFL PSD MOCK DRAFT:
1ST RD PICK 9: KEKE MINGO OLB
2nd rd pick: Giovanni Bernard rb
3rd rd pick: Zac dysert Qb
4th rd pick: xavier nixon Og
5th rd pick: D.C jefferson Te
6th rd pick: Sio Moore Lb
I've seen some mock drafts recently that are projecting the Jets to grab Ezekiel Ansah from BYU at #9. He is a good athlete, but I think that is a major reach because of how big of a project he is going to be. What does everyone else think of him?
He's more JPP than VGholston.
Ansah is going to be one of the guys to keep an eye on at the combine, if he shows out he could go top 10, if not he could drop into the bottom half of the 1st, but no ones denies his effort, and that was the biggest question mark on VGholston.
He's not a speed guy by any stretch but active, athletic and relentless. He's flying up boards and with a good combine will pass over many of those initially projected in the top half of the 1st round.
I agree about the 40, it only really pertains to a couple of positions and OLB/DE isn't one of them, in all actuality I'm more concerned with their 10 yd break.
But the combine is helpful for the Chris Johnson's of the world, that can proof they have elite talent although they did not come from the top collegiate programs, or even players that come from the top programs but may not be considered the elite cream of the crop, they can show that they can hang with the best as solid contributors.
I prefer game speed to track speed, VBurflict is a good example of that, and players like VGholston are great workout/combine warriors but look at their total body of work and it's probably not surprising that he didn't succeed as a NFL player.
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Ansah not only destroyed everyone during the game, all reports out of practice were that he did the same there too.
The only thing Ansah doesn't have is experience, if he had came up through high school and started all 4 years at Alabama with the same numbers he put up this year, he'd be talked about as the 1st or 2nd DE/OLB of the board.
He just doesn't have the field experience, but he does have the size/speed, will, ability and motor to be very good.
Inexperienced, but not raw.
When I look at his game, he plays alot like Chandler Jones, but maybe more athletic.
Ansah is intriguing to say the least, but I'd still go JJones and Mingo before him if their available.