@Robert this seems to be how the league thinks. The Bills draft Cardale Jones and are going to end up running him because he's black. It's racism. He's the best goddamn QB in this draft & a bunch of rich white guys are sitting on their perch throwing low-key racist diatribes against him. He was a terrible option QB because God put him on this @[email protected] planet to throw @[email protected] TD's. He got benched so Elliot would have a better time in the running game, because Barret was an Option QB that had the speed to make the defense respect the option; yet they hold it against him?
HAHAHA. Giants get a C for Eli Apple who is arguably the worst pick of the 1st round and Dallas gets a D for Zeke Elliot despite actually NFL coaches, retired players, and real analysts all praising the pick of Elliott. Walter Football is a joke. Your mocks were trash leading up to the draft. The site has become a waste of a click.
Tons of experience at multiple positions on DL (DT, DE, 5-tech)
Strong work ethic
Nice initial pop
Highly inconsistent and can take some games off (not plays - whole games)
Doesn't always play as big as he is
Motor runs hot and cold
Not a fluid athlete; a little stiff
Lacks a pass rush repertoire
Doesn't make much of an impact rushing the quarterback
Below average production
Summary: I don't think a player's stock has fallen on my board over the summer more than Heyward's. I went into the summer expecting to see a first-round pick on tape, and instead I now see a second-rounder. He gets dominated by inferior competition and should be more dominant on a more consistent basis when you factor in his size, strength and talent.
Heyward's best fit by far at the next level is the 5-technique position (3-4 DE), and I just don't see him being an impact pass rusher at 4-3 left defensive end. Heyward needs to step up in his senior year if he wants to be a top 25 pick. As I mentioned previously, Heyward is starting the 2011 season with a second-round grade on my board.
Player Comparison: Kenyon Coleman. Coleman is a strong player against the run for the Browns, but he's a little inconsistent and doesn't offer much in terms of a pass rush.