Friday, February 17, 2012
Scouts Inc: Matching players with need
By Kevin Seifert
Earlier Friday, our friends at Football Outsiders offered an Insider-only (!!) look at NFC North team needs. We can now pair that post with another Insider offering that matches those needs with specific players available in the draft. I have to leave most of the good stuff behind the paywall, but here is a smidgeon of what Scouts Inc's Kevin Weidl wrote:
Chicago Bears: Two offensive linemen to keep in mind at No. 19 overall are Stanford's Jonathan Martin and Ohio State's Mike Adams. Both could conceivably play left tackle.
Detroit Lions: If the Lions want to upgrade at guard, one possibility at No. 23 overall is Stanford's David DeCastro. Another is Georgia's Cordy Glenn.
Green Bay Packers: Assuming the Packers agree with Football Outsiders' suggestion to focus on their defensive line, Mississippi State defensive lineman Fletcher Cox could be an option at No. 28 overall. In the second round, Boise State's Tyrone Crawford would be an intriguing prospect.
Minnesota Vikings: No. 3 overall is high for a cornerback, especially if USC offensive lineman Matt Kalil remains on the board. Montana cornerback Trumaine Johnson could be a player worth considering at the top of the second round.