AFC South: AFC South scout survey

Scout survey, part four

April, 22, 2010
4/22/10
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In recent days, I asked two AFC scouts and two guys with scouting backgrounds who are now in the media the same 12 questions.

As we count down to the Rams kicking off the draft Thursday night, here’s the fourth of four posts with their answers, which are largely a lesson in how many different views there can be on the same subjects. (Check out part one here, part two here and part three here.)

For the final piece, I focused on veterans the teams of the AFC South may overvalue, asking my respondents for a player a team isn't looking to replace but probably should be.

The Jaguars have false confidence in:

Scout A: David Garrard

Scout B: Running back depth

Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.: Brad Meester

Daniel Jeremiah, movethesticks.com: Reggie Nelson

The Titans have false confidence in:

Scout A: Chris Hope

Scout B: Michael Griffin

Williamson: The cornerback position. I bet they think they need to find one guy here, but I actually think they need two.

Jeremiah: Stephen Tulloch

The Texans have false confidence in:

Scout A: Their corners.

Scout B: Amobi Okoye

Williamson: Their defensive tackles in general. Adding a nose tackle type (Dan Williams) would pay off huge. It would further free up Amobi Okoye and would also allow their exceptional linebackers to really run and hit.

Jeremiah: Kasey Studdard

The Colts have false confidence in:

Scout A: Charlie Johnson

Scout B: Jeff Saturday

Williamson: Curtis Painter

Jeremiah: Kyle DeVan

Scout survey, part three

April, 21, 2010
4/21/10
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In recent days, I asked two AFC scouts and two guys with scouting backgrounds who are now in the media the same 12 questions.

As we count down to Thursday, here’s the third of four posts with their answers, which are largely a lesson in how many different views there can be on the same subjects. (Check out part one here, part two here.)

The most likely AFC South team to trade up is? For what?

Scout A: Houston for a defensive back or running back.

Scout B: None

Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.: Another tough one. I would think Jacksonville very much wants to trade down. Houston should be thinking the same if several of the players I mentioned are still available, which is likely. That isn't Indy's style, but maybe they get aggressive for an offensive tackle, but the one I will take is Tennessee and it would be for [Derrick] Morgan. Morgan is just such a safe pick, and due to team needs, might fall to the point of being a terrific value.

Daniel Jeremiah, movethesticks.com: Tennessee for defensive end.

The most likely AFC South team to trade down is? For what?

Scout A: Jacksonville for extra picks and to take Tim Tebow in the 20s.

Scout B: Jacksonville for picks.

Williamson: See above, but give me Jacksonville. Also for Morgan, perhaps, or more likely [Earl] Thomas.

Jeremiah: Jacksonville, safety

Scout survey, part two

April, 20, 2010
4/20/10
12:09
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In recent days, I asked two AFC scouts and two guys with scouting backgrounds who are now in the media the same 12 questions.

As we count down to Thursday, here’s the second of four posts with their answers, which are largely a lesson in how many different views there can be on the same subjects. (Check out part one here.)

Segment two focused on matchmaking.

The perfect fit for the Jaguars that you expect to be available at No. 10 is?

Scout A: Rolando McClain or Jason Pierre-Paul

Scout B: Pierre-Paul

Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.: Honestly, I really don't think that there is such a thing. The Jags are in no-man’s land. But if I had to pick one, I would take Earl Thomas.

Daniel Jeremiah, movethetticks.com: Pierre-Paul

The perfect fit for the Titans that you expect to be available at No. 16 is?

Scout A: Derrick Morgan or Brandon Graham

Scout B: Sergio Kindle

Williamson: Graham

Jeremiah: Graham

The perfect fit for the Texans that you expect to be available at No. 20 is?

Scout A: C.J. Spiller or Thomas

Scout B: Kyle Wilson

Williamson: This is a tough one and they should be very happy with Dan Williams, Thomas, Wilson or Ryan Mathews. But if I only get one, I will also go with Thomas, but I don't love his chances of still being on the board.

Jeremiah: Kareem Jackson

The perfect fit for the Colts that you expect to be available at No. 31 is?

Scout A: Maurkice Pouncey or Jared Odrick

Scout B: Rodger Saffold

Williamson: Saffold

Jeremiah: Pouncey

Scout survey, part one

April, 19, 2010
4/19/10
3:07
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In recent days, I asked two AFC scouts and two guys with scouting backgrounds who are now in the media the same 12 questions.

As we count down to Thursday, here’s the first of four posts with their answers, which are largely a lesson in how many different views there can be on the same subjects.

I started with a focus on defensive end and cornerback, as I think all four AFC South teams will consider cornerback in the first round and three of our four teams will consider an end the first round (not Houston).

In order, rank defensive ends you think are top 35 picks:

Scout A: Derrick Morgan, Jason Pierre-Paul, Brandon Graham, Sergio Kindle, Jerry Hughes, Everson Griffen.

Scout B: Morgan, Pierre-Paul, Graham, Corey Wooten, Kindle, Carlos Dunlap, Hughes, Griffen

Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.: Morgan, Graham, Pierre-Paul, Hughes, Jared Odrick (but only for a 3-4, otherwise he is a DT), Griffen

Daniel Jeremiah, movethesticks.com: Pierre-Paul, Graham (could be DE or OB), Morgan... that's it for 4-3 DE's.

Combined/consensus order: Morgan, Pierre-Paul, Graham, Hughes, Kindle, Griffin. Wooten, Dunlap and Odrick all get one mention as top 35 picks.

In order, rank cornerbacks you think are top 35 picks:

Scout A: Joe Haden, Patrick Robinson, Kyle Wilson.

Scout B: Haden, Wilson, Robinson, Devin McCourty, Brandon Ghee, Kareem Jackson, Dominique Franks, Perrish Cox

Williamson: Haden, Jackson, Wilson, McCourty

Jeremiah: Haden, Jackson, Wilson, McCourty

Combined/consensus order: Haden, Wilson, Jackson are one-two-three, with Wilson and McCourty even at four, though Wilson was mentioned as a first-rounder by all four. Ghee, Franks and Cox each got one mention.

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