Welcome to my 2013 NFL Draft breakdown.
I love the Draft, it comes around my birthday, ESPN puts baseball back where it belongs, in segment 3, and it means the NFL year has started.
So lets go down the NFL Rosters and see how it went for each team.
I recently reposted my 2010 Draft Diary, for the first 3 rounds, so you can see how I did. I normally like to wait a bit before giving grades, just to kind of absorb what major changes have been made, and also to kind of combine what the team needs. Just because you need a QB, doesn’t mean you have to pick one in Round 1.
For Round 1 picks, I’m going to add in what I said during my Draft Diary.
1 9 Dee Milliner CB Alabama
What I said:I knew there wasnt a chance in Hell Carolina could have gotten him, I don’t think he’s as good as Patrick Peterson or a mentally healthy Honey Badger, but he’s a keeper.
The JETS DID NOT BOO THE PICK!!!!
That should make the powers that be happy.
Now: Best CB in the nation coming into Bama, best coming out. Yeah, there’s a chance he sucks (/sarcasm) Whats his only problem? How many WRs can beat his 4.4 speed? Exactly. He drops a good bit moving backwards and if you get a step on him, he may not close on you. But Tanny and EJ are gonna hate this guy.
1 13 Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
What I said:REACH
I’m thinking bust here. I saw him play vs some of the NFL players in the SEC, and I wasn’t impressed. Hate the Pick.
Now: About the same. He’s big, burly and quicker than some DTs but can be taken out of plays. I just don’t like the pick.
2 39 Geno Smith QB West Virginia
I got two words for you when you wonder why he dropped to round 2.
Is this dude a real NFL QB? I understand that he played in the shotgun, and can run, but is a top level QB? You do know Barkley is just as fast as he is right? Cam Newton weighs just a hair more than the 220 he goes. he does have a solid chance, but I’m not putting money on him a ROY. I’m not going to go into his Draft Day stupidity or his agents. I hope he sits to start, and learns everything, then gets going around Thanksgiving.
3 72 Brian Winters G Kent State
Gonna move from tackle. Thats gonna be hard. But he’s strong, and a little slow in the foot department. I think he could be very good vs the run, and as his footwork improves so will his pass protection. The problem here, is if Geno is the QBOTF, then they need people that can create a moving pocket- this ain’t one. He may work out, but I bet he latches onto a second team that is going to love him.
5 141 Oday Aboushi G Virginia
We sure he’s a Guard? He also played Tackle at Virginia, LT to be exact and does have technical problems vs speed guys, but I think he could play RT and be effective. Dropped a good bit, this was a very good pickup. I think he works into the rotation.
6 178 William Campbell DT Michigan
Huge, Strong, Quick. Why is he a 6th rounder? Oh cause he can get blown off his feet and gasses. Could have a long career since he won’t play all 3 downs.
7 215 Tommy Bohanon FB Wake Forest
The Jets need help running, and I’m not sure this fits the bill. Fullbacks are a dying art, but Bohanon can block, isn’t scared to go up the middle and does play well outdoors. Worth a shot this late.
Overall: I’m not a fan. We have several reaches, and Geno. I homerun player. If Geno pans out, then we have a star on Defense and one on Offense. If not, then we have Dee and situational starters/package guys. I don’t like this draft. I really don’t. Take Dee out and this draft blows. Worst I’ve done so far.
What I said: REAAAAACH ALERT!!
Horrid pick. MONSTER REACH. Not sure he’s gonna be a bust, he might be a 7 star starter, but that is going to be a pick where its “chosen over” other guys later on.
Now: Still a major reach. He could be very good, I would be willing to bet he’s better in year 3 than he will be in 1 or 2. Lets keep in mind, he’s been playing football for 3 years. He’s got a TON to learn. Problem is, do the Lions need a guy that could be great in a few years, then for the rest of the decade, or do they need to add an impact player to catch up to the Packers and Vikings? Imagine that Lion D with Dee. In 2 years they could have a devastating front 7, just in time for them to start hitting free agency.
2 36 Darius Slay CB Mississippi State
Reach. One year wonder, yes I see the potential, but he was playing vs the other teams number 2 guy. Does not like to get hit and has poor technique. Really a round or TWO early. I’m not sure he starts. He’s got some talent so there is potential that he cleans up and becomes a very good coverage corner.
3 65 Larry Warford G Kentucky
This one I like. Finally. I do see him starting sooner rather than later, and could be very good vs the pass. Might need to drop some weight to get better run blocking. Can’t complain here.
4 132 Devin Taylor DE South Carolina
HUGE REACH. He’s not going to be that good a pass rusher in the NFL, He looked worse last year than the year before. I think he might be better out OLB, if he learns the position. He works hard, won’t get tired and knows where the ball is. If this was a few rounds down, I’d love him, but in round 4?
5 165 Sam Martin P Appalachian State
Never pick a punter. Period. I don’t care if he plays a decade. A FIFTH?? Pick players so you DON’T use a punter!!
6 171 Corey Fuller WR Virginia Tech
A one-year wonder, has a case of the drops, but is learning to position. Puts in the work. I’s stash him on the bench and get him a good coach. There is some serious talent there. On the flip side, if he gets hit over the middle right now, he might break in half. He’s all bones.
6 199 Theo Riddick RB Notre Dame
This one I can get behind. Started as a WR, but really doesn’t have the speed there. Very dangerous in the open field. I can see him doing some punt returns on short fields. Is NOT scared of getting hit. I wonder if he might look good taking snaps at TE? Does have a problem hitting the hole right though. I like the pick though.
7 211 Michael Williams TE Alabama
Very good blocker, any help to the running game helps.
7 245 Brandon Hepburn LB Florida A&M
Prospect, can’t complain. Good hard worker who should make this team. Might be a practice team player for a year or two.
Overall: Reach, Reach, good pick, Reach, Punter. OW. 2 one-year wonders. I know I said the Jets draft was bad, but this one is worse. I got ONE starter, maybe 3. Horrible Draft for THIS year, but come December, could look much better. This is the draft of a PLAYOFF team. Not a team trying to get there. Awful draft. They take the “Worst Draft so far” Mantle from the Jets.
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