Tyran Mathieu will enter the draft. Given his drug history alone, I don't see him going any higher than the 5th round. He hasn't played in over a year plus he was being saved constantly by Claiborne and the safeties.
Will get Vontaze Burfict treatment. UDFA.
The fact that the whole drug issue lead him to become kicked off the team, and then he still went back to it means he's got a real discipline problem.
I'm not sure a team will waste a pick on a kid who doesn't seem 100% committed to football. Then add in his size issue.
UDFA who will be signed due to his playmaking ability.
I agree with you 100%, I just think somewhere out there a GM would be willing to take a risk on him based on athleticism alone. He's a very recognizable name, and fans would be excited to see him in kick/punt returns.
With a guy like that a lot will come down to workouts and interviews. Think this one could fluctuate between 3rd round and not drafted.
Id like Te'o as an Eagle, though not sure what they would do wih Ryans. Peter King had him on his All Pro team for the halfway mark. But you cant go wrong with Manti Te'o.
I love Te'o as a player, and he'll be a great NFLer. Would form a great trio with Ryans and Kendricks. But the Eagles need a lineman so badly it isn't funny. Jason Peters is very good but 30, Kelce is also a building block on the line. Watkins has shown flashes but what else is there? Bell has been meh. Dunlap and co. has been terrible. The Eagles should be able to get Joeckel to anchor the line for the future.
This will most likely be the case. Burfict is having a pretty good year in Cincy though so maybe a team will take a chance on Mathieu in the late rounds. That being said, Burfict's issues were all about attitude whle Mathieu has questions about his size/skill along with the attitude/behavioural issues.
Carolina game is a no shot 10 AM start, the Raiders are horrid in those and have been for years. Also have serious problems vs running QB. If I'm the Raiders I shut Palmer down after the upcoming ass kicking by Denver and stick Pryor in there against KC to ensure a loss, but at this point the Raiders only real chance of winning a game is against the Chiefs...I like our chances to pick top three.
Correction: This draft isn't deep with skill positions.
Yes, you are correct. But those are the type of players where teams can demand big returns in draft day trades (ala RG3). Without those players in this draft, teams moving down cannot expect to get as much as what the Skins offered last year. The top 3 picks this year are not as valuable.