Originally Posted by LoganBuck
My list of preference
1. Michael Oher
2. Eugene Monroe
3. Andre Smith
4. Jason Smith
5. Rey Maualuga
6. Micheal Crabtree
Then I go best available center in the second round.
In the third I take another offensive tackle for depth. An Alex Boone type of guy.
I'd have to go with:
I'm just not convinced that Oher is a legit OT prospect he sounds like he is better suited to RG in the pros although I'm sure someone will draft him and attempt to play him at RT initially. Monroe I think could be better than Andre Smith but I wonder if he has the desire to be. I always question that with recent Virginia players although I haven't completely seen how well D'Brickashaw Feguson has transitioned but I think he's held up ok. But Monroe's scouting report reads like I should wonder. Jason Smith isn't a top 10 pick and maybe not even a top 20 pick either, again reading his scouting report leads me to believe this anyway.
Just based strictly on overall package this is how I see the top 10 players w/o regards to teams drafting there. Also based on the history of how teams draft in the top 10 which is mostly based on potential.
#1 - Matt Stafford - Has the big strong arm people look for which is talent #1 in a franchise QB.
#2 - Andre Smith - Has it all to play LT, isn't Pace good but still a franchise LT.
#3 - Michael Crabtree - Great big bodied playmaker elite in most ways except speed which is still plenty good enough.
#4 - Rey Maualuga - A tad over aggressive at times but other than that find a wart on this kid. He's the MLB that we have always lacked. The one true impact player in this draft that is a no-brainer.
#5 - Malcolm Jenkins - Not necc. elite but well above average in every way and a great tackler for a DB. Another sure thing.
#6 - Aaron Curry - A legit OLB but does still need some coaching up and isn't an elite talent either.
#7 - Sam Bradford - A great talent in every way but lacks elite arm strength.
#8 - James Laurinaitis - As good or better than Curry overall, but more intelligent and perhaps slightly less talented.
#9 - Brian Cushing - Would rate higher than Curry and on par with Maualuga if not for injury concerns. Although no major current issues has had some in the past.
#10 - Eugene Monroe - Could be the best player of all but some past injuries and small (pretty small) character concerns knock him down a little. Should really rank in the top 5 or so easily due to being the most talented LT prospect. (Frankly I am probably being too hard on him, I am assuming maybe too much about character concerns, just call it a hunch).
Notable: Aaron Maybin could be the wildcard but admittedly I don't have a full scouting report but he's the only DE prospect worth a top 10 pick IMO, assuming he comes out.