Why I wouldn't draft these players...
posted at 4/18/2010 10:24 PM EDT
These are some of the players people are "jonesing" (sp) for that I wouldn't draft and why... These reasons are from so called draft experts everywhere. Kind of an amalgam of negatives.
QB Tim Tebow, Florida: It's not just the fact that he is changing his mechanics its the fact that he had to!
RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech: Looks like a potential power back super star with identical 1,395-yard rushing seasons in 2008 and 2009. Can he gain the same type of yardage away from Paul Johnson's triple-option? Add to that his 40 times are slow.
TE Jimmy Graham, Miami: Graham played mostly basketball for the Hurricanes, with just one season of football at the collegiate level. He is a work out warrior and with the one good year he had teams are thinking they found the next Gates or Gonzalez from the BB court to the gridiron.
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State: From what I hear Bryant has been taken off several draft boards altogether because of maturity and work ethic questions. And still someone will take him by the middle of round one.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida: The one that scares me the most because he so looks like a Patriot type OLB. Sure he has amazing 0-60 speed from the snap but he is another player with just one season to judge as he had Junior college experience previous to last season. From what I read he is very tallented and has mostly straight line speed so stunts tend to stop him cold. not great in space or as a run stopper (sounds like Tully Banta Cain).
DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida: At 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, and able to run a legit sub-4.7 40, Dunlap has the physical tools to dominate at any level. However, his tendency to rely too much on that size and not enough on technique may leave him ill-qualified to deal with NFL tackles who will be far less impressed with Dunlap's ability to lunge around a bad block. Also his DUI arrest four days before the SEC title game tells me he is not the character guy the Patriots would want to draft.
So... any concerns? or thoughts?