Re: MB and Draftniks, What Position You Got at this point in the First, and what position in the second Round?
posted at 8/24/2012 6:57 PM EDT
2013 NFL draft
1st Round - Barrett Jones, T/G/C, Alabama
2nd Round - Tyrann Mathieu*, CB/S, LSU will drop due to off field issues could be a steal
3rd Round - Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
4th Round - Braden Hansen, G, BYU
7th Round - Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico
Barrett Jones, T/G/C, Alabama
Height: 6-5. Weight: 311.
Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
Projected Round (2013): Top 25.
5/14/12: Jones had a tremendous junior season at left tackle and it has really elevated his draft stock. In his biggest test of 2011, Jones was playing very well against LSU before he sustained an ankle injury in the second half. Early in the evening, Jones was doing a phenomenal job of run blocking for Trent Richardson, and Alabama had a lot of success running behind Jones. He also wasn't getting help with LSU's speed rushers on the edge, and Jones was rock solid not allowing a sack or pressure. He had another good game in the National Championship
Jones moved to left tackle last season after playing guard the previous two years. His transisition was flawless. He did a fabulous job of run blocking for Trent Richardson, and was equally good in pass protection. Jones is an intelligent player who has the physical tools to be effective. Interestingly, Alabama has moved Jones to center for his senior season. He is extremely smart and versatile. It will be interesting to see where Jones plays in the NFL, but he definitely could play guard.
Jones started 14 games at guard in 2009 as a redshirt freshman and Ingram ran his way to a Heisman. Jones stayed at right guard and started 11 games there in 2010. He was named as a First-Team All-SEC selection last season.
Tyrann Mathieu*, CB/S, LSU will drop due to off field issues could be a steal
Height: 5-9. Weight: 175.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Projected Round (2013): 1-2.
5/23/12: Mathieu was one of the best defensive players in college football during the 2011 season. He was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, and he had a massive impact for LSU.
Mathieu plays much bigger than his measurements, and anyone who watched LSU the past two seasons can't help but see that he is a pure football player with off-the-charts instinct. Mathieu led LSU in tackles with 76 as sophomore last year. He also had 7.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, two interceptions and nine passes broken up. Additionally, Mathieu served as a punt returner in 2011, averaging 16 yards per return with two brought back for touchdowns.
The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder has been a dynamic play-maker for the Tigers since Day 1. Mathieu compiled 57 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, two interceptions, seven passes broken up and two interceptions as a freshman. He will have to clean up some off-the-field issues, but he looks like a pure football player in the mold of Ed Reed. Mathieu could move to safety in the NFL.
Braden Hansen, G, BYU
Height: 6-6. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
Projected Round (2013): 4-5.
5/13/12: Hansen was a starter instantly as a freshman, and has started every game at guard the past three seasons. He was named an All-MWC honorable mention as a sophomore. BYU had a strong running game and Hansen opened a lot of holes for the Cougars. He also was a reliable pass blocker. Hansen is a well-rounded guard, but is not overwhelming at the line of scrimmage.
Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
Height: 6-8. Weight: 275.
Projected 40 Time: 4.83.
Projected Round (2013): 3-4.
5/14/12: Hunt is a physical freak. The Karksi-Nuia, Estonia product is a raw player that really came on strong at the end of his junior season. He recorded all three of his sacks for 2011 against Pitt in the Bowl game. He had 28 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss. Hunt totaled 5.5 sacks in his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Hunt uses his height to be a dangerous weapon on special teams. He blocked seven kicks as a freshman. In 2010 he had three blocked kicks and as a junior he had four kicks blocked. It is entirely possible that he could end his college career approaching 20 blocked kicks. Hunt may be best as a five technique defensive end in a 3-4 defense in the NFL.
Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico
Height: 6-6. Weight: 232.
Projected 40 Time: 4.65.
Projected Round (2013): 6-FA.
8/21/12: Reed is the younger brother of Houston Texans linebacker Brooks Reed. Lucas Reed hauled in 22 receptions for 241 yards as a junior in 2011. His most productive year was in 2010, when he caught 33 passes for 459 yards and five scores.
Reed caught 17 passes for 212 yards and a score in his redshirt freshman season. He will need to add weight and fill out his frame for the NFL.