Anthony Fasano, Martellus Bennett, Gavin Escobar. All 2nd round TE picks of the Cowboys, all failed to produce for them. There's so much bad luck involved with that string, I think they've learned to stay away from this combination.
I like the picks, but I think the Titans would take Jamal Adams over Hooker because they need an SS not an FS. They took an FS last year Kevin Byard who has been playing a lot and the coaching staff really likes. I also think Sutton is a reach in the first round, but if you rank him that high WR is definitely a need.
Strengths: Nice height being listed at 6 feet tall ... Very solid timed speed ... Receivers simply have a tough time getting away from him because he is a master at press man coverage ... Great athleticism and recovery speed ... Outstanding ball skills ... Reliable wrap-up tackler who gets the job done ... Smooth backpedal with fluid hips ... Seems to have a knack for forcing and recovering fumbles ... Quick break on the ball.
Weaknesses: Needs to add on about 12-15 pounds of bulk to be able to get physical at the jam in the NFL ... Less impressive player in zone coverage ... Needs to improve versus the run; do a better job of taking on a block ... Hand use must be improved at the line of scrimmage.
Summary: Teams that run press man coverage will really like his skill set, and Tampa-2 bases will see him as an awkward fit ... Makes a lot of big plays at crucial points in big games, and this is what separates good corners from great corners.
Player Comparison: Leigh Bodden. Bodden is one of the best press man corners in the NFL with outstanding ball skills. Lindley has a similar frame as well.