Friday, April 26, 2013
RTC: Draft reaction from around division
By Paul Kuharsky
Reading the coverage ...
DeAndre Hopkins gives the Texans someone who can take some off the plate of Andre Johnson, says Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.
The bigger the game, the better Hopkins played at Clemson, said offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, per John McClain of the Chronicle.
Ten things to know about Hopkins, from Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.
Hopkins could be the missing piece for the Texans, says Doug Farrar of Shutdown Corner.
Why Hopkins? Stephanie Stradley of the Chronicle blog examines the question from multiple angles.
Never mind that Bjoern Werner didn’t run great at the combine. GM Ryan Grigson said he jumps off the tape with his game speed, says Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star.
Werner felt a quick connection with coach Chuck Pagano when the prospect and the Colts coach met, says Mike Chappell of the Star.
The Colts might have had a couple of better options at No. 24, says Farrar of Shutdown Corner.
Can Werner be some sort of meld of J.J. Watt, Paul Kruger and Jarrett Johnson, asks Evan Sidery of Stampede Blue.
At the beginning of Round 2, several highly regarded quarterbacks are available for the Jaguars to either grab or use as enticements for teams to give them extra draft picks in return, says Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union.
Luke Joeckel was the No. 1 player on the Jaguars’ draft board according to GM David Caldwell, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union.
Eugene Monroe and Joeckel will make solid bookends, says Farrar of Shutdown Corner.
Deciding on Joeckel at No. 2 was not a difficult decision for David Caldwell of the Jaguars, says John Oehser of the team's website.
The Jaguars rated as a Day 1 winner to Will Brinson of CBS Sports.
Joeckel is an A-minus pick for Chris Burke of SI.com.
In Chance Warmack, the Titans feel like they definitely got a sure thing, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
WIth Warmack in hand, look for the Titans to shift the focus to defense Friday night for Round 2, says John Glennon of the Tennessean.
The Warmack pick is a power play for Tennessee, says David Boclair of the Nashville City Paper.
The Titans got it right with Warmack, says Farrar from Shutdown Corner.
With Warmack in the lineup, look for the Titans to run the ball and run it some more, says Tom Gower of Total Titans.