I have been watching the practices these past few days and thought I would get some initial thoughts on what I have seen. 1. Overall, I am not really in love with to many of the players so far. Nobody has been that guy who is making plays every single time and shoots up boards because of their performance. Last year, there was just so much talent on the field you could see real playmakers out there. You can see Mike Singeltary getting frustrated with the linebackers he has to work with. 2. Speaking of linebackers, I am frustrated with the coverage of the north's linebackers, so I have not seen much on Beau Bell and Keith Rivers, which is dissapointing. Mayock has had good things to say about Rivers and I have not heard Bells name mentioned once, not good imo. 3. There is absolutely no one at this game worthy of the #7 pick, except maybe Sedrick Ellis, but we do not really need a DL at that high of a pick. I have liked what leodis McKelon has done and what they have shown of him on tape, but that pick is to high for him. 4. This may sound bias because I went to school there, but one guy that I really do like is Rubin out of Iowa State. He has dominated one on one drills and even 7 on 7's. I think he fits in perfect for a 3-4 NT and would love to get him to back up Wilfork. 5. None of the offensive lineman do anything for me that are at this game. I watched the guy from Boston College a lot because he caught my attention earlier this year. He, along with every other lineman have a lot of work to do to become elite lineman in the nfl. The last couple of years an O-lineman would come out of this game moving quickly up draft boards, not this year. 6. Colt Brennan cannot play QB in the nfl. He has no arm strenght whatsoever. 7. I think the Running back from LSU is a patriot type guy. He seems like the runningback version of Wes Welker. I could see him taking over for Heath Evans. He had some excellent blocks and some tough inside runs. 8. There is talent at the CB position, but it seems raw. I am not sure if there is any guy that I have seen who could step in right away and make an impact. There is size and speed out there, but most of them have to work on their fundamentals. I see lots of guys with 1st round size and speed with 5th round fundamentals. Lots of these guys will be drafted in the 3, 4, 5th rounds, high risk, high reward. 9. One guy who is on the opposite end of that spectrum is Chevious Jackson from LSU, not real fast, but his technique seems very solid. Do you take the measurables over the fundamentals? 10. cannot think of a great number 10, so I will say this: lets go cyclones, beat kansas tonight!