ESPN Mobile: Draft Recap
Josh Barbarotta (12:59 PM)
What's up everyone? Welcome to the NFL Draft Wrap-Up edition of Tuesdays With Mobile. Let's talk NFL Draft aftermath. What's on your mind?
luke moore. cabot arkansas [via mobile]
Who drafted Pat Decline?
Josh Barbarotta (1:02 PM)
Ouch. I imagine you're speaking of Deleware QB Pat DEVLIN. The answer to your question is no one. No one drafted the former Deleware and Penn State QB who was once considered to be 1 of the top 10 QBs available this year. The UFL even passed on Devlin in their latest draft. Harsh.
Mark (baltimore) [via mobile]
Josh, What grade do you give the Ravens?
Josh Barbarotta (1:06 PM)
I'm no NFL expert evaluator but I really liked the Ravens draft as a whole. Staying at no. 27 and still being able to draft a premier CB like Jimmy Smith was the best-case scenario for Ozzie Newsome. Really love the Tandon Doss selection in the 4th round and the Anthony Allen pick in the 7th. A-minus for the Ravens.
NC [via mobile]
Which player drafted will have the biggest impact this coming season?
Josh Barbarotta (1:08 PM)
I'll go Bengals' 1st-round pick A.J. Green. His selection alone could directly influence the immediate futures of 2 Cincinnati icon's in Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco...and that's before he even steps foot on the field!! Once the season starts, Green is a dynamic athlete who should contribute immediately.
Tonio Killings, MT [via mobile]
What grade do those Broncos get?
Josh Barbarotta (1:11 PM)
It would've been a strong A in my opinion if they addressed a gaping hole at defensive tackle. Von Miller will be a stud and I strongly believe Denver made the 2 best selections in the 7th round by taking TE Vigil Green and DE/OLB Jeremy Beal. High B-plus from me.
Me [via mobile]
Who was the best late round steal in the draft?
Josh Barbarotta (1:16 PM)
There were several in my opinion. As I just mentioned, loved the Broncos taking Virgil Green and Jeremy Beal in the 7th round. In fact, a bunch of guys who went in the 7th round provide excellent value; Greg McElroy (Jets), Da'Rel Scott (Giants), Greg Romeus (Saints) and Stanley Havili (Eagles). Also, the Bengals got one of the draft's most intriguing prospects in the 5th round when they drafted 6'5" safety Robert Sands.
Karson, South Jersey, New Jersey [via mobile]
Do you think marcel dareus will make a run for defensive rookie of the year?
Josh Barbarotta (1:17 PM)
Hard to imagine he wouldn't. He's in a great situation in Buffalo...not a ton of pressure and he basically has a starting gig right out of the gate. Don't sleep on Von Miller, Patrick Peterson or Robert Quinn.
Dalton(atlanta,ga) [via mobile]
What do you think of Atlanta trading up to get Julio Jones and what draft grade would you give the falcons?
Josh Barbarotta (1:20 PM)
The biggest trade of the draft has it's pros and cons for both teams. I like the deal for Atlanta, personally. You could argue that defense was the Falcons' greatest need but the opportunity to match someone like Jones with an already elite NFL WR was worth the risk I think. Hey, the best defense is a good offense...right? Still, it's hard to not love the Browns stockpiling picks and positioning themselves to have 2 1st-rounders in 2012.
antonio ventura, ca [via mobile]
What grade do the 49ers get?
James pennsylvania [via mobile]
What do u think of the 49ers draft?
ryan(nb mass) [via mobile]
What do you think of the 49ers draft picks?
Josh Barbarotta (1:23 PM)
I'll give the 49ers a B-minus. I really thought they fell into an ideal scenario with Gabbert falling to them at no. 7. I was very impressed with Aldon Smith during the season and like him to be come a top defensive standout in a year or 2 but he wouldn't have been my pick if I was Trent Baalke. Kaepernick and Kendall Hunter have a ton of upside obviously. Especially like the picks of Ro-Jo in the 6th and DE Bruce Miller in the 7th.
shane (akron, oh) [via mobile]
Josh, do you think its possible that cleveland stockpiled picks for next year to maybe make a run at Andrew Luck?
Josh Barbarotta (1:24 PM)
With all due respect to Browns fans...they may already be in position to draft Luck next year. We are talking about the Browns here.
Pete, Boston [via mobile]
What do you think about the Chiefs' surprising 1st-rd pick of Jonathan Baldwin?
Josh Barbarotta (1:26 PM)
Outside of the Seahawks making James Carpenter a 1st-round pick, the Chiefs surprised me the most with that one. OL and LB/DE were much bigger needs for KC than WR and Baldwin was a borderline 1st-rounder at best. Didn't work out all that well and really failed to show elite top end speed. I like Baldwin as a player, just not in the 1st round.
Heather, Boston [via mobile]
What do you feel were the most shocking draft picks, if any?
Josh Barbarotta (1:28 PM)
Hard to say I wasn't "shocked" when the Vikings selected Christian Ponder 12th overall. As mentioned above, also very surprised by the Seahawks taking James Carpenter and Baldwin going to KC.
Nolafan504 [via mobile]
What grade woul you give the saints draft? With the pick of ingram do you think reggie bush's days are numbered?
Josh Barbarotta (1:31 PM)
Well, Reggie Bush certainly seems to think his days are numbered. In my opinion, whether or not Bush is there, the RB corps needed an upgrade in New Orleans. I'll say the Saints deserve a solid B. Anytime you can acquire 2 1st-round picks, you're probably doing something right. But the price they had to pay in order to make 2 1st-round picks left them with only 6 selections total. Especially like the defensive selections of Martez Wilson and Greg Romeus.
Dustin (Phoenix, Az) [via mobile]
Could the 2 safeties Denver drafted be the next great Safety Duo?
Josh Barbarotta (1:33 PM)
Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter. Yeah, I think the 2 of them can be a force in the Denver defensive backfield for years, especially considering who they'll be learning the ropes from. Future HOFer, Brian Dawkins.
ray m houston tx [via mobile]
Do you think the Texans did the right thing by passing on prince amukamara and getting JJ watt in the first round?
Josh Barbarotta (1:35 PM)
In my opinion, yeah...I think that was the right nove. Amukamara slipped quite a bit because I think team's would have liked to see a larger body of work over his college career. Plus, the Texans drafted CB Kareem Jackson in the 1st round last year. I believe the best way to help our a young, struggling secondary is by applying pressure on the QB. The Texans first 2 picks (Watt and Reed) will do just that.
Ab [via mobile]
How many rookie QB's will be starting next year?
Josh Barbarotta (1:38 PM)
Total guess...I'll say 3. Newton, Locker and Dalton. Gabbert and Kaepernick are still 1-2 years away I think. Not convinced Christian Ponder is truly an upgrade over Tavaris Jackson...yet.
Josh Reading PA [via mobile]
What grade do you give the cowboys draft?
Josh Barbarotta (1:42 PM)
I'll begrudgingly give them a C-plus/B-minus. The Cowboys greatest need, in my opinion, was in the defensive secondary. Buffalo CB Josh Thomas is the only pick they made to help address that area. Would have liked to see them trade down, acquire more picks and target another O-lineman like Carimi or Castanzo. Intrigued by Bruce Carter as an athlete and excited to see what DeMarco Murray can do...just confused as to what Dallas thought their needs were.
Mark Herzlich, Boston [via mobile]
Seriously? The 10th round of the UFL Draft?
Josh Barbarotta (1:43 PM)
Have no doubt you'll use that as motivation once you're invited to an NFL camp after the lockout is lifted.
Ryan (Tampa, FL) [via mobile]
On 1st impression, did the Bucs do enough in the draft to win the division?
Josh Barbarotta (1:45 PM)
Tough call. If you're putting me on the spot (and I do believe you are), I'll guess no. I LOVE the prospect of having a defensive line consisting of Adrian Clayborn, Gerald McCoy, Brian Price and Da'Quan Bowers for years to come, but you're still in the same division as the Saints and Falcons. 2 more years.
will. camden new jersey [via mobile]
what do you think of the eagles draft and if their first round pick can make an impact?
Josh Barbarotta (1:47 PM)
While it's not the sexiest pick in the world, the Eagles did manage to draft the best offensive guard in the draft. My favorite pick by the Eagles came in the 4th round when they took Nebraska K Alex Henery. Dude's got a boot.
Daniel (Nassau,Bahamas) [via mobile]
Do you think someone drafted beyond the 3rd round can have a breakout rookie season? If yes, name and give reason
Josh Barbarotta (1:51 PM)
Total shot in the dark but how about Rams 4th round selection Greg Salas? He doesn't possess great speed but he has solid hands and runs excellent routes. He was insanely productive while at Hawaii and steps into a offense in desperate need of a playmaker at the WR position. Plus, he'll have a pretty good young QB slinging him passes.
Michelle lansing,mi [via mobile]
What grade would you give the lions and do you think they will bring an instant impact on the team
Rashadd [via mobile]
What grade do you give the lions and will give thier pick bring an instant impact on the team
Josh, Daytona,Fl [via mobile]
What grade do u give the lions draft?
Josh Barbarotta (1:55 PM)
B-plus from me. Hard to give them an A for the total draft since they didn't make a pick in round 3, 4 or 6. BUT...their 1st 3 selections were just about as good as it gets. Everyone is raving about the future pairing of Ndamukong Sun and Nick Fairley along the defensive line, but how about Jahvid Best and Mikel LeShoure in the offensive backfield?!?! Titus Young should be able to step in almost immediately and help Matthew Stafford.
ed toledo oh [via mobile]
What do you think about the colts taking two offensive lineman with their first two picks.
Josh Barbarotta (1:56 PM)
I bet Peyton Manning is happy. The Franchise is 35 years old and needs more protection than what that patchwork o-line has given him in years past. Love Castonzo to be an elite NFL blindside protector in 3 years or less.
Darian [via mobile]
Did anyone draft noel devine
daniel Miami fl [via mobile]
How does a explosive player like Noel devine not get drafted
Josh Barbarotta (1:59 PM)
One of the more productive and high-profile RBs in the 2011 class, Devine was not drafted this year. I'm no talent evaluator but it seems like his lack of size and injuries throughout his college career led to that.
garrett (LA, Cal) [via mobile]
Who are some top NFL prospects for 2012?
Josh Barbarotta (2:02 PM)
It's never too early, right? Just to rattle some names off: Stanford QB Andrew Luck, Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd, Texas A&M RB Cyrus Gray, Alabama S Mark Barron, Alabama RB Trent Richardson, Nebraska DT Jared Crick and Georgia C Ben Jones.
Va [via mobile]
Do you think Austin will have a impact in the Giants defense this year?
Josh Barbarotta (2:03 PM)
Well, it all depends on what happens with Barry Cofield in free agency. If Cofield leaves, Austin has an excellent chance to play a roll in their defensive line rotation.
Michael (Columbus MS) [via mobile]
What grade do you give the reigning Super Bowl champs in Green Bay?
Josh Barbarotta (2:05 PM)
Honestly, no team knows how to work a draft quite like Ted Thompson and the Packers. They filled a need by taking offensive lineman Derrek Sherrod in the 1st round and found good value on 2 play makers in Randall Cobb and D.J. Williams. Like the Lawrence Guy pick in the 7th round. Solid B from this guy.
dayton ohio [via mobile]
What did you think of the bengals overall draft
Josh Barbarotta (2:08 PM)
The Bengals were in a tough spot. With all the drama surrounding Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco, 2 positions that weren't neccessarily immediate needs became exactly that. Given the set of circumstances, I think the Bengals drafted the top WR available and perhaps the most NFL-ready QB available. Not to mention, stealing Robert Sands in the 5th round (I really love that guy). B-plus in my view.
Mike: alexandria, va [via mobile]
What grade do you give the Redskins in the draft?
Josh Barbarotta (2:12 PM)
The Redskins draft class is full of guys who produced in college. Kerrigan, Hankerson, Helu, Paul, Royster, Robinson, etc. But they never addressed the QB position and I'm not sure they drafted any immediate starters in any of their 12 picks outside of maybe Kerrigan. C-plus.
Nathaniel Sumner [via mobile]
With the drafting of Demarco Murray. Who stays and who goes in the backfield in Dallas?
Josh Barbarotta (2:13 PM)
Total guess. Felix Jones and Tashard Choice split the carries. DeMarco Murray is a returner primarily and a 3rd-down back used mostly in passing situations. Marion Barber is the odd man out. Again, I have no information leading me to believe this...I'm just guessing.
Lennis Brooksville Fl [via mobile]
Do you see any Hurricanes being top draft picks in 2012
Josh Barbarotta (2:19 PM)
The U has a trio of WRs who should hear their names called next April: Aldarius Johnson, Travis Benjamin and Laron Bryd. But their best NFL prospects are on the defensive side of the ball, namely: SS Vaughn Telemaque, FS Ray Ray Armstrong, LB Sean Spence and DT Marcus Forston. Always a ton of talent on South Beach.
Ryan (Tampa, FL) [via mobile]
Lemme put you on the spot again Josh. Better d-line now, Bucs or Lions?
Josh Barbarotta (2:21 PM)
Right now? It's your Bucs, Ryan. Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh have taken a snap together yet and they will need some help on the outside once they do.
Shane Vereen Foxboro, ma [via mobile]
What do you think? Do I fit in the New England? I'm going to prove I'm the steal of the draft..
Josh Barbarotta (2:24 PM)
I have to admit, the fact that you were drafted in the 2nd round was a bit surprising...but who am I to argue the decision-making process of Bill Belichick? You're a burner, Shane...and I can't remember the last time the Patriots employed a RB with your specific skill set. I'm not sure you can handle 25-30 carries a game, but you'll be effective in certain situations which is exactly what you were drafted for.
Joseph Houston TX [via mobile]
Was Ras-I Dowling a good pickup for the Patriots to compliment there other young cornerback McCourtey?
Josh Barbarotta (2:26 PM)
Yes. Great pick actually. Big, physical CB who could have been a 1st-rounder if he wasn't so injury prone.
chris nor cal [via mobile]
i think the seahawks draft is getting a bad rap. That OL was in shambles even after drafting Okung last season. Why draft a QB if you can not protect him or run the football?
Josh Barbarotta (2:28 PM)
I don't fully disagree with you Chris. I just don't think they needed to reach so much for Carpenter in the 1st round. He's a prospect who rated as a 2nd-3rd rounder and probably would've been available the next time Seattle was on the clock. I don't think they screwed up by not drafting a QB but it just looks like a draft with a lot of reaches and not enough players who can make an immediate impact.
Mike COLELLA Sacramento Ca [via mobile]
Did the Rams really get the help at WR and CB they needed?
Josh Barbarotta (2:31 PM)
Remember, Sam Bradford won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award with targets like Danario Alexander and Danny Amendola. Lance Kendricks, Austin Pettis and Greg Salas are an immediate upgrade for the Rams offense. I don't think they did enough to help their defensive secondary but they also didn't have a ton of picks. Plus, they got Robert Quinn. Solid draft for St. Louis.
provo utah [via mobile]
What grade would you give the raiders draft
Josh Barbarotta (2:33 PM)
I don't know. What grade do they get every year? The Raiders always seem to do the same 2 things in EVERY DRAFT. They take a guy way too high with their first pick (with the exception of McClain last year) and then they draft the fastest player on the board at some point. They did both again this year. C-minus.
Chicago,IL [via mobile]
How did the bears do in the draft????
Josh Barbarotta (2:36 PM)
The Bears did very well with what they had to work with, in my opinion. Love Carimi. He's a mauler who should contribute right off the bat. Stephen Paea has Monster of the Midway written all over him. That dude is a beast in every sense of the word. Like the Nathan Enderle pick as well. Productive QB in college who could become a useful backup in the NFL with time and the proper coaching. Bears get a B.
Dezzy Dez [via mobile]
Have the Jets adressed their needs or will they still look towards free agency to fill the holes?
Josh Barbarotta (2:38 PM)
The Jets didn't address 2 key needs: Pass rusher and depth in the defensive secondary. They probably could have used another o-lineman too. Like Wilkerson, Powell and Kerley to help out Gang Green but overall, I'm not sure they got exactly what they needed. C-plus.
Nick (miami, fl) [via mobile]
What are your thoughts on Miami's draft?
Josh Barbarotta (2:42 PM)
I've been chatting about the draft pretty much non-stop since Thursday's 1st round and I have yet to find a Dolphins fan who actually likes their draft. Everyone...EVERYONE was hoping for QB. Personally, I really like what the Dolphins did in building around Chad Henne, if only for the short term. Pouncey is a stud and Daniel Thomas could wind up being the most productive rookie RB in the league next year (my opinion). Gates and Charles Clay are two more guys who should help the offense right away. B for the Dolphins.
Josh Barbarotta (2:48 PM)
That's all for me guys. Thanks for the comments/questions...here's NFL guru and ESPN Mobile Senior Newsroom Manager, Professor John Pez!!
Luis (Las Vegas,NV) [via mobile]
What do you think of the secondary players Pittsburgh picked in this years draft, considering how much of a priority it was to draft a corner?
John Pez (2:56 PM)
Luis, the Steelers in 2010 pretty much neglected the secondary, selecting only Clemson CB Crezdon Butler in the 5th round. This time, they went for Texas CB Curtis Brown with the 95th overall pick and Cortez Allen of the Citadel in the 4th round. They simply have to re-sign CB Ike Taylor if and when free agency hits. Neither of these rookies is ready to start although Brown could see time in the slot
atlanta georgia [via mobile]
Do you feel the falcons gave up too much for julio jones?
John Pez (2:58 PM)
Yes I do, Atlanta, I do. Here's why. The defense could not stop the Packers in last year's playoff loss, so they couldn't afford to send 5 picks, including a No. 1 in 2012, for Jones. I know this offense is capable of being real explosive, but the defense needs help on all three levels - the D-line, linebackers and the secondary. Plus, tight end Tony Gonzalez is in decline.
Rookie (storrs? [via mobile]
Has the ponder pick gotten better in retrospect or worse?
John Pez (3:02 PM)
Rookie from Storrs?. I think it looks worse. Ponder had elbow issues, shoulder issues at Florida State and the Vikings still may go out and get McNabb anyway, so why take Ponder 12th overall. That means spending mucho money on an unproved QB who should be getting paid like a 2nd-rounder. DEs Robert Quinn or Ryan Kerrigan or T Nate Solder could have provided immediate help moreso than Ponder.
Jordan Kingston, MI [via mobile]
Why did the Lions pass up on Bowers in the later round when they need help on the outside?
John Pez (3:05 PM)
Jordan, I think after surprisingly having Fairley fall in their lap in the 1st round, the Lions figured with Suh, Fairley and Vanden Bosch, they were strong enough on the D-line. If Fairley did not drop to them in the 1st round, they would have strongly considered Bowers in the 2nd round. 2nd-round pick Titus Young will be a solid slot receiver and returner for the Lions.
John C: bowling green, OH [via mobile]
What do you think of the Steelers draft... Did they get strong enough DBs to help their pass defense? Also, when should PIT think about a young QB?
John Pez (3:11 PM)
John C., the Steelers opted for DE Cameron Heyward instead of Texas CB Aaron Williams in the 1st round. They may regret that, but the Steelers are all about the front 7 on defense with Polamalu and Taylor in the secondary. So Heyward gives them depth on the D-line. No questioning the pick of Florida T Marcus Gilbert in the 2nd round because they need help on the O-line and Texas CB Curtis Brown was a solid pick in the 3rd round. He could slide into as a nickel back. No sense wasting a late-round pick on a QB when you can turn to vets like Leftwich and Batch to back up Ben.
vandergrift pa [via mobile]
I would like to know who took noel devine and jaquizz rogers those guys can change a game
John Pez (3:15 PM)
Vandergrift, a shutout for Noel Devine, probably due to his numerous injuries in college. However, Quizz Rodgers was drafted in the 5th round by the Falcons and that is an ideal spot for him. GM Thomas Dimitroff said he was looking for breakaway threats, so there will be a third-down pass-catching back role for the 5-foot-6 Rodgers, who is quite explosive. And this offense can spread the field with Roddy White, Julio Jones, Tony Gonzo and Quizz in the backfield as a third-down back who can make linebackers miss. Quizz is a golden 5th-round pick for Dimitroff.
Augusta ga [via mobile]
Does any one but me hope can newton gets that smile knocked off his face?
John Pez (3:18 PM)
Hey now, come on, Augusta, give Cam his due. But you will see that smile get knocked off his face after he takes some NFL hits. Cam may be big and strong, but he's not as fast as Michael Vick and Vick can be seen wincing more often he is smiling after taking his share of hits. Plus, Cam will be quarterbacking a team that will probably win just 3 games.
Jordan Kingston, MI [via mobile]
Well to put a second thought to my first question. Should the Lions have picked a CB instead of Young?
John Pez (3:21 PM)
Jordan, back on the Lions, I like Titus Young for the Lions to add a complement to Calvin Johnson. But instead of trading up for Mikel Leshoure, maybe they should have considered Miami CB Brandon Harris with their second 2nd-round pick.
Brayen.del rio tx [via mobile]
Do u think that casey matthews can be as productive as his brother fos the eagles?
John Pez (3:25 PM)
Brayen, NFL scouts say Casey is nowhere near as athletically gifted as Clay. But Casey is instinctive and can definitely develop into a player. He was one of the keys to Oregon's defense and looks to be a steal in the 4th round.
Olafan504 [via mobile]
What did you think of the saints draft? Do you feel they had the best draft value wise in the nfc south?
John Pez (3:28 PM)
Olafan, yeh the Saints probably did have the best draft value wise, although you have to put an asterisk next to the Bucs with their risk/reward selection of Da'Quan Bowers in the 2nd round. Cameron Jordan and Mark Ingram should make immediate impacts for the Saints and LB Martez Wilson and CB Johnny Patrick could turn out to be starters down the road.
Scott (Mesa, AZ) [via mobile]
Almost every expert mock draft had Broncos taking Dareus, but they took Miller and everyone says they should have taken Dareus. Don't you think with as many holes they have, picking the best defender is more important then choosing one of the holes?
John Pez (3:33 PM)
Scott, I think the Broncos couldn't go wrong with either Miller, Dareus or Peterson. All three are capable of turning into Pro Bowl players. I love the Miller pick because with Elvis Dumervil on the other side, those edge rushers could make life miserable for QBs.
Tyler Andover,NY [via mobile]
Why did the Jets waiste a 7th rounder on McElroy?
John Pez (3:35 PM)
McElroy won a national championship with Alabama in 2009, but I agree. They wasted a draft pick on QB Erik Ainge in the later rounds of a previous draft and they probably did it again. But between Brunell and Kellen Clemens, McElroy will probably stick as the 3rd QB with Brunell or Clemens departing.
kyle [via mobile]
Do you think that greg jones will get a chance at becoming the giants starting linebacker?
John Pez (3:38 PM)
Kyle, now I wouldn't count on him starting in 2011, but the Giants are a good team for him. They drafted Nebraska's Phillip Dillard last year to compete at MLB, which has been a weakness since Antonio Pierce was let go.
daniel (cali) [via mobile]
do you think that toddman out of penn is a suitable replacement for darren sproles if he leaves for free agency and how does he fit in the back field for the chargers
John Pez (3:40 PM)
Daniel, the shifty Jordan Todman from UConn can very well fill the Sproles role in San Diego. Maybe not as fast as Sproles, but will prove to be more durable. Todman carried quite a workload at UConn.
Brandon Dallas texas [via mobile]
How do you rate the titans draft outside of locker.
John Pez (3:46 PM)
Average at best, Brandon. LBs Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy and DT Jurrell Casey will determine the success of this draft along with Locker. Will Casey be better than LSU DT Drake Nevis, who was drafted later in the 3rd round by the Colts. Jim Schwartz liked Casey better and that decision could turn out to be the 2nd most important pick, besides the selection of Locker of course.
lmoney waterbury,CT [via mobile]
Do u think the raiders should have drafted ryan mallett or any of the quaterbacks in the draft!!
John Pez (3:50 PM)
Yes, yes and yes again on Mallett. They traded a 2nd-round pick in 2012 for the right to select LSU T Joseph Barksdale in the 3rd round. So they certainly could have instead used that pick to move into New England's spot for Mallett and would not have had to pay him first-round money like a certain player named JaMarcus.
James,NY [via mobile]
What role can bilal Powell play for the jets?
John Pez (3:52 PM)
Not sure, James. They have LT, Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight and last year decided to release Danny Woodhead (who was a special teams standout). I think Powell is strictly insurance if one of the 3 - LT, Greene, McKnight - gets hurt.
Eric, Austin TX [via mobile]
What do you think of the Packers pick of Randall Cobb from Kentucky and the RB out of Hawaii
John Pez (3:54 PM)
Eric, absolutely loved this pick of Randall Cobb, the all-everything player from Kentucky. He fills a Brad Smith (Jets) role with the Packers and coach McCarthy will figure out a way to utilize him effectively.
Sal,NY [via mobile]
What do you think about the giant's pick of jerrell jennigan?
John Pez (3:57 PM)
Sal, yes Jernigan provides electrifying return ability and can play in the slot. Domenik Hixon is coming off serious knee surgery and the Giants lost their patience with Sinorice Moss. Plus, WR Steve Smith is also coming off an injury, so the fit is there for Jernigan. Kudos to Jerry Reese for taking him in the 3rd round.
Steven (Troy) [via mobile]
Let's say for a moment Tebowmania fails (I'm betting as a Broncos fan it will). How do the Class of 2012 QBs stack up next to this year's mediocre bunch? Specifically where could Barkley go?
John Pez (3:59 PM)
Steven, I'm thinking Barkley would be a top 5 overall pick and the 2nd QB taken. Andrew Luck, of course, would be the first. But USC QB Mark Sanchez went 5th overall when Matthew Stafford was picked 1st, so I could see Matt Barkley going 5th in a year when Luck is the No. 1 pick.
Allen az [via mobile]
If prince would have fell to 27 do you think the ravens would have took him instead of smith ?
John Pez (4:02 PM)
Allen, I think Ozzie Newsome had his mind made up on Colorado CB Jimmy Smith, no matter what. They were willing to trade down even further in the round, knowing no other team was willing to pick Smith, due to his personal issues.
John Pez (4:10 PM)
OK, that's it for our NFL draft wrap on Mobile Tuesday. Thanks to you the fans, of course, for all the questions and to Josh Barbarotta for kicking this chat off. Send in your suggestions for future topics to discuss or debate. Hopefully, there will be plenty of football to talk about. We can only hope free agency will actually take place sometime soon. Thanks again.