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Posted April 8, 2010
Response to Mike Mayock's Redskins-Trent Williams Comment
Mike Mayock is a highly intelligent individual. You can't just have an average brain and be able to be a great draft analyst.
I'm not ruling it out. This is very logical and we know Williams is a more athletic player than Russell Okung. However, Branden Albert was also a more athletic player than Ryan Clady. They had similar measurables, but it was clear that Albert had more mobility and athleticism when you put on the tape.
Mike Shanahan selected Ryan Clady with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
I think Mayock makes some good points and I could very well see the Redskins opt for Williams over Okung, but at the same time Shanahan picked the better tackle prospect instead of the more athletic tackle two years ago.
It's important to make sure to fit your personnel to your scheme, but I just don't think you mess around with the left tackle position because it is so critical to get the right guy when you have the opportunity. Millions of dollars are on the line, as is the future of your franchise.
Like I said, Mayock makes a good case for Trent Williams, but draft history says "not so fast my friend."
I think you are missing one BIG cut and that's Jason Peters. He takes too many penalties and is being paid way too much (cap number is $11.7 million I believe). Cutting clears $10.7 million in cap space. I just don't think they can keep him around with that cap number.
PIT= NE D has not gone up an offense even close to this, Bell is awesome and if NE stacks the box then it goes to Brown and PITS D will pressure Brady Big, all day and this kid Dupree OLB who started week 14 and has 4.5 sacks looks like a winner!
This is the first draft that I actually have taken time scouting and looking into the players and teams. But again, it is still really early and a lot more scouting and more things need to happen in the process in order to get me a basis to go on. In this particular mock I predicted the picks based on where I think the SHOULD go not what I think they WILL Do. I will do drafts like those but not in this one.