Notables entering the draft

January 8, 2009 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

matthew-staffordThree college stars announced today that they would forgo the rest of their college careers and enter the NFL draft, set to take place in April.

Matthew Stafford – Expected to be the first overall pick in the 2009 Draft. Perfect size for a quarterback (6’3, 235 lbs.), cannon for an arm, along with all the essential skills that would drive pro scouts crazy. Detroit has the first pick and they certainly need a QB. Stafford is just 20-years-old and he could be the building block for this Lions’ ball club. Thinking of a Stafford-to-Calvin Johnson connection?

Knowshon Moreno – At just 21-years-old, Moreno could become a featured back very fast in the NFL. Considered to be the second best running back in the draft behind Ohio State’s Beanie Wells, Moreno has the heart of a champion and tons of potential. Once Moreno gets the ball in his hands, the show begins! Moreno is the first Georgia running back since Herschal Walker to post consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Unfortunately for Bulldogs’ coach Mike Richt, his two biggest stars won’t try again for a BCS Title.

Darrius Heyward-Bey –  Heyward-Bey is an absolute speedster who will be able to break a game wide-open. He has a large frame (6’2) that will make as an easier target for quarterbacks. Heyward-Bey is an extreme threat on plays like the WR Screen and the Reverse. He may not be a Crabtree-caliber receiver yet, but his potential is immense. I may have a little hometown bias for the guy, but no matter where you’re from you can’t ignore his talent.

Everette Brown – At 6’4, 250 lbs., Brown is the prototypical speed rusher in the NFL. He recorded 13.5 sacks last season at Florida State, along with 21.5 tackles for a loss. With the rise of demand for specialty pass-rushers in the NFL, Brown will certainly be a first-day draftee.

NFL Mock Drafts can be found all over the web but it’s almost impossible to tell where guys will end up. After draft day trades and organizations taking the “best available” instead of “neccesity”, no one can have a perfect mock. My only bold pick would be Matthew Stafford to the Detroit Lions.


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