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Well with the signings of Porter, Grimes, and Nnamdi recent it looks like the CB market is pretty much dead. Given the progression of the league I don't see any quality CB's entering the secondary market like other positions. For me this basically points to having to take a CB in the draft. The question is when? The Pats tend to like to take CBs in the 2nd (early to mid). I'm hoping this doesn't point to trading back the 1st for a mid 2nd and 4th but that scenerio is likely. If true then we won't be taking a DT early nor DE. It also suggests to me that they would double down on both WR's and CB's.
I remember someone bringing up what DL's people saw in the late round so I went over some players:
Montori Hughes DT Tenn-Martin 6'4" 330lb: If not for off-field issues which resulted in him getting booted out of Tenn he'd be a late 2nd-3rd round pick. Not overly athletic he has tremendous power and a quick burst. He had an impressive senior bowl and from reports looked great in position drills. He's been inconsistent but has very high upside if he can mature.
Quanterus Smith DE W Kentucky 6'5" 250lb: Another day 2 kid who's stock has dropped because of a late season ending ACL tear. Prior to the ACL injury he was dominanting his conference with 12.5 sacks and 18.5 TFL. The more impressive thing was that he absolutely owned Fluker with 3 sacks against Ala. His sacks came in bunches showing a lot of inconsistency but when they came they were impressive against some of the better OLs in the country. He's a bit of a tweener but if he can add 15lbs during rehab he could become a passing rushing 43 DE specialist.
David Bess DE W Missouri State 6'4" 262lb: If you are looking for a small school sleeper this might be the kid. He has been very consistent in pass rushing and has well developed moves. He had 14.5 sacks in 2011 and 11.5 in 2012. He had a good Shrine game beating some of the better Ts in 1v1 drills.
Nick Williams DT Samford 6'4" 310lbs: Only playing 1 year of football in high school and going to a smaller school he is easily overlooked. He doesn't have the best stats and you might not even find his name on any draft board but at the combine I watch his position drills and came away fairly impressed. He was fluid and had a focused drive. He showed some power and ability that I didn't even see in some of the bigger named prospects. Coming from a school no one has ever heard of and having no real training in high school I'm sure this kid is as raw as they come but he has some athletic ability.
Chris Jones DE/DT Bowling Green 6'2" 300lbs: On the smaller side and not that gifted athletically this kid could have the highest motor out of anyone in the draft. He's relentless at the line and is extremely consistent from play to play. He has amazing short area quickness and has developed great use of leverage because of his smaller size. He just wears down lineman giving max effort with every play. He's one of the few in the country for DL who typically work in the A and B gaps to put up double digit sacks and has consistently improved with every year he's played. He might end up being a good roational DL player moving inside and out but his lack of natural athletic ability is going to limit his ceiling
Good info on some lesser known/discussed prospects... of your list, Jones is a kid that I have on my posted board for the reasons that you mention... love this kid as a potential Day 3 option that can provide some interior passrush when needed.
ha! you punk i was talking about chris jones months ago and you disregarded him because of his size. lol ;)
Haha, he was listed at 6-1 293 back then but measured in at 6-2 302 which put him back on my radar.