Gil Brandt Top 100

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  1. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Gil Brandt just release his top 100 players list:

    The 'Hot 100' picks for the 2009 draft

    It's organized in groups of 10 with no distinction within the group as far as relative position.

    Some surprises:

    - Matt Stafford and Josh Freeman in the top 10 group at QB, but Mark Sanchez in the second (11-20) group. That seems low for Sanchez and very high for Freeman. One of my potential wild cards is someone trading up to the top 10 for Freeman if Stafford and Sanchez go early.
    - Tyson Jackson in the 1-10 group and BJ Raji in the 11-20 group. Seems high for Jackson and low for Raji.
    - Connor Barwin, Darius Butler, Hakeem Nicks, Jarron Gilbert and Louis Delmas all in the 41-50 group. Seems a bit low.
    - Ron Brace, Sean Smith and Eric Wood in the 61-70 group. Seems low.
     
  2. alvinnf

    alvinnf In the Starting Line-Up

    Just got done reading it on NFL.com. I think unlike mocks were you see certain players in certain places because of need, he sort of lumps some positions together in certain tiers. Or one players placement in a tier might relegate another player of the same position to a lower tier. # QB's in tier one stuck out, obviously because he deems the position to have a greater value. Later on in tier six and seven he sort of remembered lumps of CB's and OL. Overall I liked looking at it in tiers. After reading through I stopped to see where I was, teir five, and I thought to myself, we get three of those guys....... Cool.
     
  3. TealSox

    TealSox Guest

    Tier 5 (41-50) looks good to me; I could deal with any two of these guys Barwin, Chung, Delmas, Gilbert, Darius Butler and Sintim.

    John Parker Wilson in Tier 9?!?!? Interesting.
     
  4. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

    This is the most useful tool on the draft i've seen yet.
     
  5. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Tier 5 gets my vote 2. I would be thrilled with Barwin, Delmas and Gilbert with 3 of our 4 picks. Add an OL (Beatty, Mack or Wood) or an SILB candidate with the other pick, or trade it into 2010.
     
  6. CoachK

    CoachK Practice Squad Player

    Not to nitpick, but he has Barnes (CB) at #61 and $ 81.
     
  7. CanadianPat'sFan

    CanadianPat'sFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Interesting read and Michael Johnson has the longest neck I have ever seen, no wonder he is 6'7. Check his picture he looks like a freak:D

    Look at what he has to say about Gilbert:

    "Father Daren played OT for the New Orleans Saints… Good combine numbers (4.85 40 and 35 ½-inch vertical jump at 288 pounds)… Has 36 ¾-inch arms… While he had 9.5 sacks and 22 tackles for loss in 2008, he might have better upside as an offensive tackle… Does not go all-out on every down."

    Does he really think that he is going to play offensive tackle in the NFL???
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  8. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    Quite some comments on Vontae Davis, eh?

    "Not real easy to coach… Will remind you of DeAngelo Hall as both a player and a person."
     
  9. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Seems reasonable to me.

    It would allow my ideal draft:
    Laurnaitis #23 future Team Captain and SILB, blitzer and pass defender
    Barwin #34 another OLB candidate to go with Woods, Crabel, Redd
    A S from 2b Chung, Moore, Delmas,
    A backup NT #2c Ron Brace, finally a real NT backup and 7th DL. or
    Robiskie WR #2c alternate
    #3a an OL, destined for IR/PS for development
    #3b BPA

    :D
     
  10. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Clay Matthews looks like a penis.
     
  11. Feep50

    Feep50 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I like the look of this a lot! Voice of reason APF! I would be very content with a draft along these lines!
     
  12. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    What an outrage, that list only has Barwin as a tier 5 player, not like the amazing future perennial pro bowler our armchair experts have been predicting here.
     
  13. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Calm down. Any of the guys in tiers 3 to 5 are virtually interchangeable. It's a testament to how deep this draft is. Besides, Brandt obviously hasn't picked up on the Barwin hype yet. It's ok, he'll find out soon enough on draft day. :D
     
  14. Clonamery

    Clonamery PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Just goes to prove you are hardly ever correct. Welcome to the human race.
     
  15. Clonamery

    Clonamery PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    ...some act like one.
     
  16. CanadianPat'sFan

    CanadianPat'sFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    You really are too much man. You constantly do not want to hear about Barwin yet you bring his name up in almost every one of you posts. You really must be getting influenced by BOX as he has you talking about Barwin all the time now. Must be a weird Jedi trick Mayoclinic is pulling on you.
     
  17. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I think he got this just about right as to where he ranks the players. No big agruement at all and seems to be close to some other credible rankings.

    Matthews will wear a helmet and will look beautiful in it.
     
  18. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    :D

    Matthews' combine photo really is unfortunate. Was the photographer kneeling before him or something?

    I like Brandt's format a lot. It's kind of a pointless exercise trying to decide which among, say, a center, a strong safety, and a slot receiver/PR to rank #77 vs. #78. At that point, it's all about fit and needs with the team picking. So a rough sort into tiers seems sensible.
     
  19. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Looks like ET a bit.

    And the Max Unger pic is much more flattering that the one that we usually see, which might actually be Tom Hanks from the Man with One Red Shoe junket.

    And we should draft Kevin Barnes. Not only is he a tier 7 player, he also moonlights as a tier 9.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  20. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    It's a positional thing. Whoever took the pictures of the green shirts (DL/LB) did something wacky, they all look like aliens from the planet Neck.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
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