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.
No. 1S Kentucky vs. No. 1W Michigan State
I have three ones and a two here. Sorry for picking all chalk, but as I mentioned, all of the sleeper teams I liked (Memphis, St. Louis, Wichita State) were seeded poorly. I'd have no problem picking any of them to advance to the Final Four if they were in the East bracket. Running into Kentucky and Michigan State early is unfortunate, however.
I love Tom Izzo and dislike John Calipari, so I'm tempted to pick Michigan State. But Kentucky is just too damn good. I think this is the best college basketball team we've seen in quite a while. Anthony Davis is amazing, so I believe he'll have a Carmelo Anthony-esque tournament run, winning a championship as a mere freshman.
2012 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 1S Kentucky
No. 2E Ohio State vs. No. 1MW North Carolina
I have North Carolina ahead of Ohio State despite the fact that the Buckeyes have the No. 1 defense in the country. Three key differences: First, the Tar Heels have been much better on the road (I know Ohio State won at Michigan State, but the Spartans suffered an injury in that game). Second, North Carolina has finished on a much better note than the Buckeyes, who have dropped three of their previous eight. And third, Roy Williams is a better NCAA Tournament coach than Thad Matta in terms of overachieving/not underachieving.
2012 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 1MW North Carolina
2012 NCAA Tournament: Championship
No. 1S Kentucky vs. No. 1MW North Carolina
Let's hope that this matchup is as good as the first one. Like the first one, I'm picking Kentucky to win. The Wildcats are a slightly better team, and I just don't think that Anthony Davis will be denied. Kentucky is better offensively and defensively, owns a superior point differential, and has a more impressive road record.
John Calipari will finally win the NCAA Tournament, and he'll be able to cherish the championship forever - at least until the NCAA strips it away from him for committing some sort of violation.