Yeah, that's a real possibility, though maybe they'd target an OLB in the move up from the bottom of the second.
My guess is he wouldn't take Mixon there. As I said earlier, I have trouble seeing him inviting that kind of scrutiny into his locker room. If he took an RB at 33, I'd think it would Cook. But I'm still guessing he'll end up with a CB or OLB with his first pick, whenever that is.
Running back is a real need, they need a guy to split time with Montgomery, and that position gets hurt so much you really need depth there. But you often can find solid backs in the third and fourth rounds. So if he takes one earlier you have to think he really likes the guy.
That's a pretty good guess. I don't know, maybe Bowser? If I had to bet on any one of them, I'd probably go King. But I still think he's more likely to trade down one more time.
It was Jeremy Thompson, an OLB who's career ended early because of a neck injury.
That's true. Though they've also gotten Bakhtiari, Lang, and Sitton in the fourth round. But your point stands, playmakers on defense are tough to find. Looks to me like he thinks this draft is uncommonly deep and he thinks he's going to get good players in the second and third rounds. Let's see what happens tonight.
I haven't. Just checked Twitter and did a Google search, nothing. So that must be a mistake. If anyone out there has seen a report about a deal, let me know where it is, thanks.
That has to be Thompson's thinking. Otherwise the move doesn't make sense. And if he trades back again, it tells you he didn't think King was a must-have, and that he thinks he can get someone just as good a little later.
Yeah, that's not ideal. I'm told that if you read the replay, the question appears first. Don't know why it's this way. ScribbleLive has sent me a questionnaire for feedback, so I'll mention that.
I've been thinking about that. I saw reports last night that his medical re-check last weekend for a shoulder injury was bad, and that's the reason he lasted to the bottom of the round. I know he's a really talented, aggressive guy who's sideline to sideline in run defense, a real dynamic presence in that way. The only thing I wonder is whether his impact will be diminished by the way the game is evolving. It's all about match-ups in the passing game, and even a guy as talented as he is can get picked on in the passing game. I think he ran 4.67, which is good, but in coverage against RBs and good TEs, you really can use a guy in the 4.5s, and they're rare. So maybe that makes it tough to take him in the first round even though he's a dynamic guy. That's just food for thought, I don't know if that was Thompson's thinking. Could be the shoulder was the main concern.
He was really high on him, and thanks for reminding me. He's another guy that very well could be in play in the mid-second round.
I'm guessing King over Awuzie because of the height (6-3) and physical talent.
That's my thinking as well. With all the defensive needs that would strike me as odd.
That's my thinking as well, good pass rushers make everybody on defense better. I don't know if Thompson shares that thinking or feels CB is the greater need.
I'd guess no, not sure how well he fits in the passing game. I still think they might come out of this draft with two RBs.
I haven't sat in the war room, I'd think they don't dissent openly. McCarthy I'm sure takes part in at least some of the meetings so gets his say in during those, that's when most of the important decisions are made in setting the board. But I don't know for sure how much influence he has overall. The draft is Ted's thing, his and the scouts. I do believe they've had an agreement, just as Wolf did with his coaches, that he'd never give the coach a player the coach didn't want.
Can't really answer because it all depends on how far of a move. If it's for a QB, that drives up the value.
I know that idea has been floating around. Might be true but my guess is that Thompson thinks CB is a big need. We'll have the answer that when the second and third rounds are finished tonight.
Could be that, maybe even a third if there are a couple teams looking for a quarterback and bidding against each other.
I think one can come in and play. Sam Shields did it as the No. 3 CB as an undrafted guy in '10. Casey Hayward had a really nice rookie year and played a lot. Randall looked pretty decent as a rookie too and played a lot. So I think it can be done. I also wonder if Capers needs to find ways to simplify the scheme if necessarily to allow for rookies to play. Randall did have the coverage error on Fitzgerald on the play that basically won the playoff game in Arizona two years ago.
I wondered if they'd pick a QB, there's just no way any teams sees Glennon as their guy long term. But I thought maybe they'd trade back a few slots and pick one. Big move up by them. Risky because he's a one-year starter. But in this league, the QB is everything.
I don't think he can let past failures in drafting CBs prevent him from taking a CB high now. He's a pro scout and has a good scouting staff. They have to learn from their mistakes and be like a CB who gets beat for a big play -- move on to the next play.
I don't think I could justify taking an OL. And RB, maybe, if you think a gift fell to you and that the guy is special. But he really better be special.