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Draft Notes From Mike Mayock’s Conference Call

Hate tip to Evan Silva of Rotoworld for live blogging Mike Mayock’s afternoon conference call.

Robert Griffin III

  • Mayock  believes that he “has a better chance to succeed, day one” than Andrew Luck because of the Redskins supporting cast.
  • In regards to questions about Griffin’s attitude:  “He has a natural, charismatic personality. Wide receivers are already lining up wanting to play with him.”

Mark Barron

  • “Barron is one of the best players in this draft, and I think he’s gonna go between 10 & 15.”

Dontari Poe

  • “Moves like Haloti Ngata, but he’s a very average football player right now.”

Luke Kuechly

  • One of the 10 best players in this draft … Best pass-dropping inside ‘backer I’ve ever seen come out of college.”

Stephon Gilmore

  • I’m a big fan. He’s a top 10 or 12 player in this draft. Definitely top half of the 1st round.”

Quinton Coples

  • He could be an All Pro. But he’s got bust potential written all over him.”

Michael Floyd

  • Big physical guy. Natural hands catcher. Maybe the best blocker at receiver in this draft.

Stephen Hill

  • I would not be surprised at all if he goes 20-32. There’s so much upside in a kid like that outside the numbers.”

Alshon Jeffery

  • Not as fast. I worry about what his weight’s gonna be. Gifted kid that doesn’t run very fast.

Janoris Jenkins

  • The Jenkins kid is scaring a lot of people off.

Shea McClellin

  • A guy that’s risen a lot lately. I think he’s gonna be a 10-yr starter.” Compares to Mike Vrabel.

Devon Still

  • Mayock believes that he’ll be an early 2nd-round pick.

Zach Brown

  • Mayock refers to Brown as a “height weight speed guy” that will end up being overdrafted. He gives him a 3rd-round grade.

Vikings #3 Pick

  • I believe Kalil is the choice. And if he’s not, it’s gotta be Claiborne.

Browns #4 Pick

  • “If you’re not gonna take a quarterback, I think you have to take Trent Richardson.”

Jaguars #7 pick

  • Obviously, if Justin Blackmon gets there, that’s a no-brainer.”

Ryan Broyles

  • Possession receiver, tough as nails. … Amazing recovery from an ACL.” Projects late 3rd to 4th-round pick.

Vontaze Burfict

  • I put his tape on with zero preconceived notions. I watched 3 tapes and really didn’t like him as a football player. Non-draftable kid. For me, he’s a free agent.”

Orson Charles

  • Very narrow, small frame. Looks like a WR and he’s not gonna get much bigger.” Mayock adds that he projects as a late 3rd round pick but could end up going lower.

Furman CB Ryan Steed

  • Mayock mentioned that he likes his physicality & competitiveness, but believes he’ll go in the 5th round.

Cincinnati DL Derek Wolfe

  • I’ve heard ppl say 1st round. I don’t see it. I see maybe late 2 to early 3.”

Brian Quick

  • Height-weight-speed guy. Not sure we’re gonna see any production out of him. I think he’s gonna be a little overwhelmed.”

Alabama NT Josh Chapman

  • I’m not sure when he’s gonna be available (health wise), but teams really like Chapman.”

Stanford WR Chris Owusu

  • I think it’s gonna be very difficult for him to be drafted” because of his concussion history.

 

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