if the Saints would pass on home town once in a lifetime type of player in Leonard Fournette I would DIE!! Mark Ingram hasn't shown to be all that great. We will likely have a new young QB in a few years and a BEAST back would do him wonders. Hell he may help Brees last a little longer in that he won't have to pass 100 times a game. Delvin Breaux, PJ Williams, DeVante Harris, Ken Crawley, Damian Swann, and Kyle Wilson will be plenty enough depth at corner. The 2 UDFA corners have played good considering they are undrafted. I think PJ was gonna have a good year before the devastating concussion. We are missing Sheldon Rankins right now and our top 3 corners. This D isn't as bad as most think, but the devastating injuries to all our corners have killed us, which would happen to every team out there. Plus I'm scared of Bama corners BIG TIME!! They seem to bust or take forever to produce!!
Yeah the Patriots are just clamoring for an interior offensive lineman. After all they have Thuney and Mason as starters at guard with Jonathan Cooper and Ted Karras as back-ups and have a very good center in David Andrews. What the Patriots need is an offensive tackle because Sebastian Vollmer ain't getting any younger and hasn't really been fully healthy the last two seasons. If there's a great prospect at OT at the end of the first round the Patriots should take him. You're out of your tree if you think the Patriot's greatest need is an interior offensive lineman.
Yet again, I will follow Walt's lead for this draft order outside the fact that the Bears land the top pick over the 49ers or Browns, I have more faith in Cutler running into wins before I do with Kessler or Gabbert. Also, there are still some players not in the system such as the Illini DEs, Justin Evans and Malik Hooker at safety. Until they are in I will mock without them.
College Football Picks (Week 1, 2011): 3-2 (+$50) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2011): 2-2-1 (+$370) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2011): 2-3 (-$380) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2011): 3-2 (+$270) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2011): 4-1 (+$580)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 14-10-1 (+$890) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fourth-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
Boise State at Fresno State Line: Boise State by 20.5. Saturday, 9:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (though not this year); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
It's funny that Boise State is known for its Smurf Turf homefield advantage, yet they always seem to cover the spread as large road favorites. This veteran Bronco team knows how to take care of business.
College Football Pick: Boise State -20.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
Minnesota at Purdue Line: Purdue by 10.5. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
I don't like the fact that Purdue is a double-digit conference favorite here coming off a loss as a dog. This seems like a pretty bad spot for the Boilermakers.
College Football Pick: Minnesota +10.5 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Illinois at Indiana Line: Illinois by 14.5. Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Illinois is coming off an emotional win in a very close game over rival Northwestern. I don't think they'll cover two touchdowns at frisky Indiana.
College Football Pick: Indiana +14.5 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Iowa at Penn State Line: Penn State by 4. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Penn State is my alma mater. I've watched this Nittany Lion team for weeks now, and it's like spending three hours in a dentist's chair each time. They can't score, and their quarterbacks stink. Iowa owns Penn State, and should be able to upset us again.
College Football Pick: Iowa +4 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Kansas at Oklahoma State Line: Oklahoma State by 31.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I usually don't take high favorites like this, but I don't see how Kansas can possibly contain this red-hot Oklahoma State team coming off rest. The Jayhawks were blown out by Georgia Tech a few weeks ago, 66-24. This one could be uglier.
College Football Pick: Oklahoma State -31.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100