who fails upward better: Whitlock, Kiffin, or Brandon?
According to Mel Kiper:
Mel Kiper on Denard Robinson's draft stock: "He's either the No. 2 or No.1 most highly rated WR option & he hasnt even played the position"
Don't really know how to take this, but interesting nonetheless.
Some way-too-early 2012 Draft Analysis from Mel Kiper on ESPN's Insider
Just 2 Michigan players make the top-5 at their position, Molk and Martin. Mel ranks both of them at #3 in their respective positions.
Seems about right to me, and it's way too early to think NFL talent. But I'm bored at work on a wednesday. Who else ya got getting drafted from Michigan?
Edit: Charts formatted terribly once I hit "post", here's just Mel's Analysis
Centers Analysis: This is the same list that ended the year, too. Most people expected to see Pryor and the Ohio State passing game develop this season, but the offense under coach Jim Tressel always will be about pounding the football, and Brewster has been a key to that. Ask Michigan. Keep an eye on Molk out of UM. He has decent athleticism and has been a big part of the improvement in that running game. Brady Hoke will probably power it ahead more to some extent, and Molk could catch more eyes that way.
DT Analysis: The biggest name here last year was Nick Fairley, and he's off to the NFL (possibly as a top-three pick). Crick had a good year without Ndamukong Suh next to him and will likely have another one. A name to look out for here is Mike Martin; people dissed Michigan's defense all year, and for good reason, but Martin is a stud and has a chance to impress in a newer system
Mel Kiper thinks that Zoltan is the number 1 junior punter. Which would come as no surprise to, like, anyone in the universe.
1. Zoltan Mesko, Michigan
2. Eric Maust, Notre Dame
3. Jeremy Boone, Penn St.
4. Brent Bowden, Virginia Tech
5. Zach Johnson, Eastern Michigan"