Originally Posted by drpatriot
How controversial of you; I assume this is a rating of actual talent, not a media-biased placing of players. That's very refreshing.
QB: Vince Young is #1. This is possible, but only if Young goes to a team that will use his talents.
HB: You don't like Maroney or Addai very much, do you? I actually agree with you, Drew is going to be a great pro.
WR: No love for Moss? Oh well, I prefer Stovall to him anyway.
IL: What has impressed you about Mark Setterstrom?
DE: Interesting list. I've never even heard of the 4th guy, Victor Adeyanju.
CB: You like Marshall over Williams, interesting.
Overall, very interesting and a refreshing new look on the draft that evaluates on actual talent, not projected placement in the draft. We'll look back at this at the end of next season.
Appriciate the feedback and the compliments. I really do try to form MY opinions the best I can without listening to any media garbage by watching as much college football as I possibly can.
I've watched probably 13 or 14 of Young's starts over the last 2 years and a similar number of Leinart's, and I can tell you that Young has entirely much more upside and I think he brings a lot more to the table. Regardless of what you may hear, Young has a good arm that improved a ton from sophomore to junior year. he can make most of the deep throws and arm strength is something a quarterback can always improve on. He really reminds me of a young Steve McNair or Donovan McNabb, back when those two would threaten to run but still be pass first quarterbacks.
Addai never did it for me and only gained the starting role this year by virtue of an injruy to Alley Broussard. he may be a good spell back, but he never jumped out to me as a starter. I think Maroney is entirely too soft to be an effective back in the NFL. he doesn't have the toughness to carry the ball 20+ times in the NFL.
moss's stock got way overblown by a couple plays at the senior bowl. he is a great 3-4 round prospect, but I really dont thikn he deserves to go in the first or second. However, I do think he'll land in the first two rounds because receivers always get overrated come draft day.
Setterstrom impressed me so much every time I tuned in to watch Minnesota. most of the time I watched the Gophers, I made a point of focusing on Maroney, but Setterstrom always distracted me. He is a great pull guard and is clearly fundamentally sound. Biggest knock against him is his strength, which is a positive to me because when players come in the NFL strength is something almost every player improves.
Adeyanju is really an interesting prospect who has tons of upside and potential. He's a terrific athlete, but is still raw and learning the game. He improved a lot every year and he really stood out to me on the field. He has the athleticism to play OLB, especially in a 3-4 system, but he has the frame to be a defensive end if he adds on a few pounds and gets stronger.
I like Marshall more than Williams, but I also like Williams a lot. I think Marshall has the potential to be the better pure cornerback, and I think Williams is going to have to be basically a cover 2 corner. Marshall has the ability to be effective in man and zone.
again, thanks for the feedback, its great to hear that readers enjoy what I write.