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#2 TE - Dion Sims (2nd-3rd round)
#4 RB - Le'Veon Bell (2nd-3rd round)
#9 DE - William Gholston (2nd round)
#15 OG - Chris McDonald (7th round - undrafted)
#17 DT - Anthony Rashad White (5th-6th round)
#19 CB - Johnny Adams (5th round)
So what are you saying?
Should we all now? Are we combing the jucos around the clock?
Seems accurate but I don't see McDonald or White getting drafted. While they're throwing Juniors in there, I wonder where Bullough and Allen would stand.
Surprising Johnny Adams has fallen that far. He had a rough start to the year but I think he's actually played very well the last few weeks. Some of the open opposition receivers lately have been more due to bad communication and decisions by our safeties more so than J Adams getting beaten. I know he's taken flak on this board but he's a tough kid who can cover and is not afraid of contact (as we well know from Dennard's interception return.... and as we also know a BS call)
This post was edited by Leonard Smalls 20 months ago
I think the scouts see that Bell's a talent who is stuck behind a mediocre OL, so his position makes sense.
I can't agree with Gholston. One on one, he seems to do ok. When he's asked to go up against an elite OT, or gets a double team, he's neutralized.
... and this is why Big Boards in July are a waste of everyone's time, including those who put them together.
Sims, Bell and Gholston = goners
Adams should have went last year.
Wasn't Adams projected around the 5th round last year too? Im assuming he got his degree, so him coming back was a good decision if he got it.
9 DEs in the first 2 rounds?
I think he will be moving up when they look more into the film and the combine. ( apparently he is fast? So the combine could give him a boost) Only possible negatives I really see are trash talking and penalties. (besides the possible missed assignments) Has been clean lately tho so that is a plus.
This post was edited by MindlessChaos 20 months ago
This. Next year we will be one year less 'green' at QB but one more year 'green' at RB. Hill is not exactly a starter or power runner. Gholston would have been much more appreciated if he was more consistent game to game and took it to the next level. He could have been a lot more! Sims may come back due to injury... but MSU doe not exactly play to his strength consistently which is surprising. When they do it's almost expected on third down.
I expect McDonald will do well at the combine and will go around the 5th round. Players who start for 3 years on a Big Ten OL usually get drafted.
Bet atleast 2/3 come back.
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I think the injury with Sims was as big a factor as anything this year. Early in the season they went to him more often on earlier downs. Now it seems like he's only a weapon on 3rd down because they don't want to push him too hard. It also doesn't help that he's relied on more and more to block since the line has been hit so hard with injuries.
I really like what Hill brings to team if he gets a few more carries. The difference between Bell and Hill though is very clear when there isn't a hole. Bell makes more from less, but I think Nick Hill has breakaway speed that Bell doesn't always show. If there's a hole, Nick will hit it and it could be a big gain. If there isn't a hole, he doesn't usually have the ability to create a few yards out of nothing. Compared to Bell who seems to make something out of nothing and at least falls forward for 2 yards even if nothing is available. With Hill, I feel like we'd see 2 runs for no gain or little gain and one run for 11 yards. He'd end up averaging 4 yards per carry, but in a much different way than Bell...a less consistent way
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sorry but these mock drafts are pretty worthless and seldom accurate after the first 10 picks or so.
there are a lot of good prospects at the lower levels who just dont get the hype until the sr bowls combine etc
highly doubt rashad white gets drafted
eh jesse miller, roland martin where good college linemen who barely got a sniff. just because you're a multi-year starter at a bigten school doesn't mean you'll get drafted.
Dont get me wrong I hope he shows great at the sr bowl/combine,workouts etc and does but I wouldn't bank on it.
Updated 2014 Rankings
#2 SS Isaiah Lewis
#3 ILB Max Bullough
#8 OLB Denicos Allen
#13 CB Darqueze Dennard
If Gholston comes back next years defensive draft class should be very impressive, should help sell those 2015 defensive recruits....
yeah I dont think so either. and gholstons still way to much of a project to burn a 2nd rd pick on in this point and time.
I think he's the guy that would benefit the most from returning. He should be the #3 DE in 2014 and a first rounder
I respect Hill's speed. He is compact, elusive and fast. Hopefully fumbles won't creep into the discussion as he sees more PT. I'd love to see a RB at about 210-220lbs with 4.4- 4.5 speed. Sedric Irvin was fun to watch back in the day or even Lorenzo back in the day. We will need a compliment for the short yardage situations.
Not sure what you meant by referencing Irvin and White, but if you meant to indicate they they had 4.4-4.5 speed...they definitely did not. White ran a 4.65 at combine and Irvin was no faster. Speed next year at RB should come via Nick Tompkins. Reported to be a 4.37 guy. Although most of those kinds of times are BS(that's flyin')...he is certainly very quick and fast.
Have a hard believing there are 18 CBs better than Adams. It's not like he's had an awful year. A little underwhelming perhaps, but only because expectations were so high to begin with.
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Funny how 10 games of Football takes a guy from 1st round to 5th round
I assume that none of these factor in the the usual 1 to 2 round slip that Spartans seem to suffer. When was the last time that a Spartan did as well as projected in the draft? Maybe this is because it seems that 40 to 50 are projected to the first round.
If you start in the big ten you have a chance to go pro but Worth and Gholston for sure
Lol there are plenty of big ten starters that Never have a shot at going pro
They were never 1st rounders to begin with.
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