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.
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Posted July 23, 2010
Ryan Mallett vs. East Carolina
Couple of nice throws from Mallett in 1st QTR on the same play, consecutively, but nothing worth really notating.
1st 9:50 (4th down) - Shotgun, 3-step drop ... too much back leg kick on follow through and needs to be more balanced in motion ... Ball tends to flutter ... Puts bad touch on football ... Difficult to tell intended receiver on this play.
2nd 6:56 - Poor footwork on PA, pistol-form ... Steps are very choppy and ineffecient ... Heavy footed and not particularly athletic ... Ball doesn't come out very sharp with average touch.
2nd 5:49 - Horrendous footwork on this play ... Doesnt' look very natural in the pocket with a poor presence ... Nice job stepping up slightly in pocket to get throw off ... Ball is very wobbly - somewhat inaccurate but still catchable.
Footnote: Seems to have a little bit of an Andre Woodson in his release in which he slightly takes his elbow up in his motion, but it isn't very exaggerated.
2nd 5:43 - Seems hesitant in pocket ... Very poor timing and ball is thrown couple yards over head of receiver.
2nd 5:38 - 4th down and 7 ... Excellent throw on slant to tight end ... Tight window and shows his gun ... Very powerful arm strength and nice accuracy ... Dropped pass but not Mallett's fault.
3rd 5:23 - Poor footwork on plant and drive - seems to have poor balance in lower body and might be too long-legged ... Solid throw to WR but WR comes back to ball a bit ... Throws off back foot but a solid TD pass.
Footnote: Footwork is consistently heavy footed ... doesn't seem to be on toes very much and is flat on heels.
4th 7:58 - Good job stepping up in pocket to escape pressure ... Nice pass to WR on hook route.
4th 7:25 - PA naked bootleg ... Very poor footwork in set up ... Off balance and causes erratic accuracy ... Ball is slightly wide but because of horrendous balance and footwork.
4th 1:03 - Really inexcusable drop from RB on flare route ... ball was slightly high but this is nitpicking ... nice checkdown by Mallett with space for 1st down.
OT 3rd & 4 - Ball comes out a half-second late and nearly Pick-6