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Draft Notes From Mike Mayock’s Conference Call

Nate Bouda April 19, 2012 Browns, Jaguars, NFL Draft Rumors, Vikings No Comments

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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