NFL Draft Mailbag Notes: These are not actually e-mails. They are comments left on the comment board in my 2011 NFL Mock Draft. I've included some of these comments and my responses to them.
2011 NFL Draft E-mails - Combine Hate Mail
Walter loves to degrade any AUburn players.
--> True story. As a Penn State alumnus and fan, my hatred for Auburn runs deep since, you know, Penn State and Auburn are huge rivals. In fact, it was I who poisoned the trees! Muhahahahahahaha!!!
I think you're putting a little too much stock into 40 times!
--> The 40 was what got Trent Williams drafted over Russell Okung. If 40s aren't important, why does every single coach sit there with a stop watch and write everyone's time down? And besides, if you run a great 40, Al Davis will give you a 3-year, $31.5 million contract.
Adding you dont know anything when it comes to strategy. Russel Okung is a straight-ahead blocker he would struggle in a zone blocking scheme compared to Trent Williams.. thats something that Mike Shannahan runs if you didnt know.
--> And that's something the Seahawks run as well, if you didn't know - and yet Russell Okung had a much better rookie year than Trent Williams.
BRIAN DUNCAN? LYLE LEONG? DETRON LEWIS? COLBY WHITLOCK? BARON BATCH? THE COVERAGE BIAS AGAINST THE BIG 12 ISN'T EVEN FUNNY ANY MORE WALT
--> Damn it. My bias against the Big 12 was supposed to be my greatest joke ever. But if Tech Fan doesn't think it's funny anymore, then I guess it's not funny anymore.
I guess mayock is clueless because he said Smith and Solder had a strong showing. Mayock owns you btw
--> Mayock is the man, so I'll take his ownage of me as a compliment.
I'm sure it's because your "NFL Matches" section is just the usual copy/pasta from other scouting report articles, but I literally spit out my drink reading you suggest Mixon as a fit for the Ravens. Zero chance that happens lol.
Here we are 4 days away from the big draft. Last year at this time the big trades were done. I`m a Fantasy Football junkie so I love the draft. Had a few thoughts on the top 6 players from 2016 ,was cool how they actually panned out so I thought I`d do it again this year. Went with 15 players this year showing the depth of this years draft..
Most intriguing ?? Watson-Trubisky-Mahomes-Webb & Kizer... Once again , just like last year, the QB position has the most questions and interest.
Safest picks? Garrett-Thomas-Adams-Barnett & McCaffrey all look NFL ready.
Most athletic? Peppers-Samuel-Melifonwu-Ross... GARRETT
Just wow on how deep this draft class is. Best in decades.