I am pretty sure if I was predicted to be a top five pick and the top QB selected in the draft that I would have come out (especially in an uncapped year!) When you consider what happened to Sam Bradford among others, the risk seems far too great compared to the reward of staying for one more year.
I know what Bo thinks, but in today's day and age what does the board think of Locker's move?
Serious Question: How many times has a QB foregoing the NFL draft ever worked out?
I remember when Manning (Peyton) returned in 1997. M won the National Championship and Woodson won the Heisman.
Then in 2007, Henne, Hart, and Long returned and .......
Of course, this year it's Sam Bradford.
Anyone know when this has turned out well?
As if the NFL draft was dragged out enough already, it will now run Thursday through Saturday meaning an extra day of Kiper and Berman.
National Football Post, a site which I've found to be much more insightful and accurate than ESPN's NFL coverage (i.e. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay), has released its top 60 NFL prospects. Some interesting points:
1. Brandon Graham is number 58, which makes sense because he's most likely a Lamarr Woodley 3-4 OLB quarterback-menace-in-training than a 4-3 DE.
2. Lions fans that wanted the them to pass on Matt Stafford to get the better Sam Bradford or Colt McCoy will be surprised to learn that Bradford is only the number 12 prospect (lower than Stafford was this season) and not even the highest rated QB (that would be Jevon Snead). McCoy is number 31 and Tebow is 34. The fifth rated QB and first not-obvious one? Western's Tim Hiller at 50. Should be an interesting first game.
3. There is going to be a TON of high end defensive talent from which a team with a talent-deficient defense and a very likely top 5 pick may choose. (Taylor Mays [please?!], Eric Berry [unlikely as I think Delmas will play SS], Gerald McCoy, Terrence Cody, Brandon Spikes.)
4. The list also includes juniors-to-be like Arrelious Benn. No mention of Donovan Warren.
Peruse the list at your own leisure at the following links:
Here are your unofficial Michigan free agency signings, for our boys who missed out on draft day, but will still look to earn an NFL paycheck (except Carson Butler, who will undoubtedly be cut after releasing a terror-spree the nerdy denizens of Wisconsin).
Full (and still unofficial) list can be found here: http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2009/04/2009-undrafted-free-agent-signing...
Will Johnson - Ravens
Brandon Harrison - Colts
Tim Jamison - Texans
Doug Dutch - Redskins
Sean Griffin - Seahawks
Carson Butler - Packers
Here's hoping these undrafted guys impress enough to crack the roster.
Well I was content with the lions picks so far. That was untill they just picked up Aaron Brown. He wasn't that good when he was at TCU that I know of. His stats aren't amazing. This is the pick that confuses me from Detroit. Your defense is the worst in the league (Pretty sure thats right anyways), yet you decide to draft a RB. I don't get it. He may be a fine RB, but you could use anything on defense pretty much. Anybody with me on this?