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Atl would have to include picks next year if they wanted to move up to 9 this year. They have a lot of picks but just not the value to make that kind of jump.
@MoveTheSticks: Knock on Jordan and Mingo is lack of sack production. Interesting timing for Clay Matthews new extension. He had 4.5 sacks his Sr year
SI's Peter King thinks "the Rams, and many other mid-round teams, worry about the long-term viability," of Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson.
One NFL personnel man said Patterson is a "Randy Moss type... That can be good, but obviously not all good." Patterson is lethal with the ball in his hands, but many are unsure if getting to that point is easier said than done. The former JUCO product can dominate on slants, screens, and crossing patterns, but separating downfield on routes is not his best trait. Apr 15 - 1:39 PM
Eitherway, I do think he's a talent, and he could become a lethal weapon, but it's gonna take some time and some coaching. And that's OK. Just as long as we're not talking about the next AJ Greene.
Charley Casserly: NFL Draft's overrated and underrated prospects
With all the buzz flying about in regards to risers and fallers in the 2013 NFL Draft, which is just a week away, Charley Casserly joined "NFL AM" Thursday morning to break down the draft's most overrated and underrated players.
Casserly, if you remember, was the former Houston Texans general manager who foolishly* selected Mario Williams over Reggie Bush in 2006.
» Ziggy Ansah
Casserly pointed to lack of experience to say he doesn't see Ansah as a top 10 pick.
"My concern with him is I call him a 'rope player,' by the numbers. He is a straight -line guy." Casserly said. "I don't see a lot of instincts in him. I don't see a lot of reactions in him. Can he learn that with his limited football background?"
» Tavon Austin
Casserly believes Austin's biggest impact will come on special teams and compared him to Dexter McCluster, pointing to Austin's slight size at 5-foot-8, 174 points.
"I see him as a role guy, a game-plan guy, a guy who will play in the slot," Casserly said. "Bigger corners, which is almost anybody that is in the league, will give him problems on press and on downfield plays he'll have trouble contesting the ball."
» Tyler Eifert
While Eifert is the No. 1 tight end, according to Casserly, he doesn't believe is worthy of a top 15 pick, where some mocks have project the former Notre Dame player.
"I don't see the blocking ability or the true speed," Casserly said. "He's more of a build-up speed guy. I like him in the second-half, the later part of the first round, not the top part of the first round. Solid player."
» Eddie Lacy
This is another nother situation where Casserly believes he is the top player at his position, just not a first-round pick.
"Durability is my biggest question," Casserly said. "I don't know how long this guy can stay healthy and he didn't really have a lot of big games at Alabama, with a ton of talent around him. More talent than he'll probably have with the NFL team he'll end up with."
» Jonathan Cyprien
There has been a buzz about the Florida International safety, but Casserly doesn't believe he is a first-round pick.
"He misses an awful lot of tackles," Casserly said. "I think he makes mistakes on play action. At times I question what he sees and I see some stiffness in him in man-to-man coverage."
» Alec Ogletree
Casserly said Ogletree has Pro Bowl talent as an outside linebacker in a 4-3 scheme.
"If his off field problems weren't this guy would be easily in the top half of the draft," Casserly said.
» Sanders Commings
Scouts must not like Georgia Bulldogs, because Casserly also believes Commings isn't getting nearly the recognition he should for a second-round prospect.
"He is a physical guy, he presses well ," Casserly said. "I think this guy has a lot of talent and in a draft that has about 20 second-round cornerback-safeties this is the guy who is getting missed."
» Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Casserly said he wouldn't be shocked to see Wreh-Wilson sneak into the end of the first round.
"Fast, physical, plays the zone very well," Casserly said. "Good enough hips to show you some man-coverage, but they didn't do a lot of man at UConn."
» Kevin Minter
The LSU prospect's game film shows Minter might be the best inside linebacker in the draft, said Casserly.
"He's under 6 foot, he ran in the 4.8s, when you watch him on tape he plays faster than that," Casserly said. "He's a more athletic guy than Manti Te'o. I think he's a better prospect than Te'o too."
» Le'veon Bell
Casserly sees Bell as a second-rounder who can be used in a multi-back system as a grind-it-out runner.
"He's an instinctive guy, move-the-chains-type guy, not necessarily a big-play guy, but I like him better than Montee Ball from Wisconsin who gets a lot more recognition and publicity," Casserly said.
Last edited by C Mart; 04-18-2013 at 11:54 AM.
Atl is making a run at the Super Bowl this year ... Gonzo put off retirement for 1 more season to give it a final effort and they are looking to ink Matty Ice to a long term deal ... The last thing they would do is trade away their best WR