I have been praying that the Bengals don't select a WR in the 1st round this whole time but after watching some highlights today. My mind has changed, Corey Coleman has superstar written all over him and I would love to see him go side-to-side with AJ Green. Coleman can go up for the ball if need be, runs routes extremley well, has good speed and Lesean McCoy type cutting ability at WR. I also, was really impressed by Josh Doctson who posses almost all the same skill traits as Coleman except for the cutting and he's not quite as fast but he goes up for the ball better! I was really not to wow'ed by Laquon Treadwell, I think he runs routes well and would be a nice redzone receiver but he's definitley not going to be the best reciever out of this class. As an Ohio State fan, it's hard for me to say but I don't like Michael Thomas's shot to be good in the NFL he's very average and doesn't excel at anything, he has decent speed, runs decent routes, and is decent at going high for the ball. Tyler Boyd is tremendous at going up for the ball and is hard to take down and has good speed too. So, my takeaway from all of this is that the way these WR's will pan out is: 1) Corey Coleman, 2) Josh Doctson, 3) Tyler Boyd, 4) Laquon Treadwell, 5) Michael Thomas.
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Posted March 26, 2009
Every NFL Draft analyst has a job: We analyze how the draft could play out and why.
One way to do this is through a mock draft.
I have one question, where is Mike Mayock's mock draft?
He is one of the two best NFL Draft analysts in the world along with Mel Kiper.
So, where is HIS mock draft?
Many people from NFL.com and the NFL Network have written mock drafts, yet none of them are true NFL Draft analysts. Jamie Dukes, Steve Wyche and Pat Kirwan are on this list. Why have they written mock drafts, yet arguably the most famous football analyst on the NFL Network, Mike Mayock, has put out nothing in terms of a mock yet?
I am not a Mayock hater at all. He is a pioneer in the industry and has gotten football analysis back to its roots, focusing on actual game tape and technique, as opposite to ESPN's formula of highlights and music, which interrupts the person talking and tries to make their channel as corny and fake as possible.
I am a big fan of Mayock's, but why hasn't he put out a mock draft yet?
It is an honest and important question. Every other draft analyst in the world has a mock draft, so why not him?