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, 2012): 1-4 (-$460) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2012): 3-2 (+$170) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2012): 2-3 (-$140) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2012): 2-3 (-$50) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2012): 4-1 (+$570) College Football Picks (Week 6, 2012): 4-1 (+$790) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2012): 3-2 (+$380) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2012): 3-2 (+$250) College Football Picks (Week 9, 2012): 3-1-1 (+$160)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 25-19-1 (+$1,670) College Football Picks (2011 Season): 36-32-2 (-$390) 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.
Missouri at Florida Line: Florida by 17. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (at least I used to be); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Florida just lost its chance at the national championship. Its season is essentially over. The Gators are going to be flat against Missouri, especially in an early start like this.
College Football Pick: Missouri +17 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
TCU at West Virginia Line: West Virginia by 6. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
West Virginia was clobbered in consecutive games, but I think a week off is exactly what the team needed to figure things out again. The Mountaineers should be back to form against TCU.
College Football Pick: West Virginia -6 (1 Unit) -- Incorrect; -$110
Texas State at Utah State Line: Utah State by 25.5. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
Utah State has been clobbering everyone lately and I expect that to continue. I don't think Texas State stands much of a chance.
College Football Pick: Utah State -25.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
UMass at Northern Illinois Line: Northern Illinois by 34.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
This spread is very high, but this should be an easy blowout for Northern Illinois. The Huskies have clobbered teams far worse than the Minutemen, who are not competitive with anyone.
College Football Pick: Northern Illinois -34.5 (4 Units) -- Correct; +$400
Illinois at Ohio State Line: Ohio State by 27.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I was very impressed with the Buckeyes last week. Penn State had all the dynamics in its favor, yet Ohio State just destroyed its rival. I think that momentum will carry over to this game. This shouldn't be close. Illinois is complete garbage and can't compete with the Buckeyes.
College Football Pick: Ohio State -27.5 (4 Units) -- Correct; +$400