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.
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.