Thoughts on Ty Montgomery

Ty Montgomery

WR/KR

Stanford

Senior

6’2 215

Big strong receiver, ability to make defenders miss after the catch, great top end speed and explosion, turns short catches into big games, used on jet and fly sweeps to get in space, a playmaker with the ball in his hands, struggles to get open, many catches came on smoke screens or hitches against soft coverage, not a guy who can consistently get separation, needs to improve his footwork getting into and out of the breaks in his routes, can struggle to make catches in traffic, moved inside and out, came into the backfield and put in motion often, not a great blocker due to a lack of effort and poor anticipation, does not track the ball in the air aggressively, noticeably lacks polish as a receiver, electric returner, finds the hole and gets through the hole quickly, reminiscent of Golden Tate in his YAC ability, extremely quick but also has the strength to power through smaller defenders and is electric in the open field, shows some recognition of openings in zone coverage but needs to continue to improve in this aspect, takes time to get open, showed good chemistry with Hogan breaking off routes and coming back to the ball, occasionally looks like a running back playing receiver which can be a good and a bad thing, needs to keep balance throughout his breaks.

NFL Comparison: Somewhere between Golden Tate and Jonathan Baldwin

Outlook: Very naturally talented player who needs a ton of development as a receiver, can be used as a chess piece and a return man immediately, won’t contribute as a true outside receiver for multiple years.

Draft Projection: Mid-First Round – Early Second Round

Receiving Zones Chart (5 Games):

NFL Draft Big Board 3.0

1 Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina DE  
2 Khalil Mack Buffalo OLB  
3 Greg Robinson Auburn OT  
4 Sammy Watkins Clemson WR  
5 Jake Matthew Texas A&M OT +1 Quick kickslide and strong hands.
6 Aaron Donald Pittsburgh DT +7 relentless pass rusher with great quickness
7 Mike Evans Texas A&M WR  
8 Teddy Bridgewater Louisville QB -3 Fell due to watching more tape of Donald and Matthews, best QB in the draft
9 Anthony Barr UCLA OLB  
10 C.J. Mosley Alabama ILB -2 Fell due to being very impressed with Aaron Donald
11 Timmy Jernigan Florida State DT  
12 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M QB  
13 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Alabama S +1 Moved up 1 due to being a better tackler than I had given him credit for
14 Kyle Fuller Virginia CB +3 After watching his previous seasons he was a more fluid athlete than I thought.
15 Taylor Lewan Michigan OT  
16 Odell Beckham Jr. LSU WR  
17 Kony Ealy Missouri DE -7 Lacks an explosive first step and is underdeveloped as a pass rusher
18 Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State CB  
19 Eric Ebron North Carolina TE +2 Better hands than I had given him credit for
20 Ryan Shazier Ohio State OLB  
21 Morgan Moses Virginia OT -2 Fell due to Ebron impressing me
22 Blake Bortles Central Florida QB  
23 Zack Martin Notre Dame OT  
24 Darqueze Dennard Michigan State CB  
25 Jimmie Ward Northern Illinois S  
26 Brandin Cooks Oregon State WR  
27 Derek Carr Fresno State QB  
28 Calvin Pryor Louisville S  
29 Jason Verrett TCU CB  
30 Kyle Van Noy BYU OLB  
31 Xavier Su’a-Filo UCLA OG  
32 Ra’Shede Hageman Minnesota DT  
33 Dee Ford Auburn DE  
34 Louis Nix III Notre Dame NT  
35 Cody Latimer Indiana WR  
36 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington TE  
37 Allen Robinson Penn State WR  
38 Deone Bucannon Washington State S  
39 Scott Crichton Oregon State DE  
40 Cyrus Kouandjio Alabama OT  
41 Bishop Sankey Washington RB  
42 Marqise Lee USC WR  
43 Pierre Desir Lindenwood CB +13 Got more tape on him, more pro ready than I first thought
44 Gabe Jackson Mississippi State OG  
45 Lamarcus Joyner Florida State CB  
46 Jeremy Attaochu Georgia Tech OLB  
47 Donte Moncrief Mississippi WR  
48 Troy Niklas Notre Dame TE  
49 Zach Mettenberger LSU QB  
50 Kareem Martin North Carolina DE +4 Very good athlete with good instincts as a pass rusher
51 Trent Murphy Stanford DE -1 Martin was impressive and moved up
52 David Yankey Stanford OG  
53 Davante Adams Fresno State WR  
54 Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame DT -12 May be strictly a DT due to lack of athleticism, needs to be more agressive
55 Martavis Bryant Clemson WR  
56 Piere Desir Lindenwood CB  
57 Jace Amaro Texas Tech TE -6 Small and can’t block, doesn’t have a NFL position
58 Dominique Easley Florida DT +4 Showed he was healthy at Pro Day, elite talent with injury issues
59 Demarcus Lawrence Boise State DE  
60 Marcus Martin USC OC Impressed with his physical abilities, might move him up on my final Big Board
61 Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois QB  
62 Terrance Brooks Florida State S +3 Great athlete and good in coverage
63 Weston Richburg Colorado State OC  
64 Tre Mason Auburn RB  
65 Carlos Hyde Ohio State RB +1 more speed than I gave him credit for
66 Kelvin Benjamin Florida State WR -8 Continues a free fall, bad hands and poor route runner, also has a poor work ethic
67 Paul Richardson Colorado WR  
68 Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt WR  
69 Bashaud Breeland Clemson CB  
70 Joel Biotino Nevada OT  
71 Dakota Dozier Furman OG  
72 Will Sutton Arizona State DT  
73 Marcus Roberson Florida CB  
74 Trevor Reilly Utah OLB  
75 Ego Ferguson LSU DT  
76 Jarvis Landry LSU WR  
77 Yawin Smallwood Connecticut ILB  
78 Jordan Tripp Nevada OLB  
79 Phillip Gaines Rice CB  
80 Jackson Jeffcoat Texas DE  
81 Jack Mewhort Ohio State OT  
82 Robert Herron Wyoming WR  
83 Telvin Smith Florida State OLB +18 (was off the top 100) has the ability to be a great coverage linebacker
84 DaQuan Jones Penn State DT  
85 Bruce Ellington South Carolina WR  
86 Jeremy Hill LSU RB +6 Great athlete and looks to be one of the best power/speed combinations in the draft
87 Marcus Smith Louisville DE  
88 Keith McGill Utah CB  
89 Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska CB  
90 Rashaad Reynolds Oregon State CB  
91 Anthony Johnson LSU DT  
92 Shayne Skov Stanford ILB +3 Great instincts and motor
93 Ju’Wuan James Tennessee OT  
94 Aaron Murray Georgia QB +7 (was off the top 100) healing from ACl tear quickly, extremely smart
95 Trai Turner LSU OG +1 Raw but has great potential
96 Travis Swanson Arkansas OC +5 (was off the top 100) Solid size and smart, not a great athlete
97 C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa TE  
98 Antonio Richardson Tennessee OT  
99 Dion Bailey USC S  
100 Dri Archer Kent State RB  

 

Last 5 off the list:

Christian Kirksey OLB, Cyril Richardson OG, Loucheiz Purifoy CB, AJ McCarron QB, Ahmad Dixon S

 

NFL Mock Draft Version 3

1 - HOUJadeveon Clowney, DE , South Carolina
Best Player in the draft
2 - STLSammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
They will try to trade the pick, but in this Mock they’ll get Bradford a #1 receiver
3 - JAXTeddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Through all the hate, I am confident Bridgewater is the first QB drafted
4 - CLEJohnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Would love Watkins but settle for Manziel with him off the baord
5 - OAKKhalil Mack, LB , Buffalo
Joins Sio Moore to form a talented and versatile defense
6 - ATLJake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
Need immediate OL help, Matthews will be a good LT from day 1
7 - TBMike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Just traded Mike Williams, need a #2 receiver
8 - MINC.J. Mosley, OLB, Alabama
Need a 3 down LB, he’s a plug and play guy
9 - BUFEric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
Have a good offense in place, need a playmaker
10 - DETGreg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Have a good O-Line but always draft BPA
11 - TENAnthony Barr, LB, UCLA
Need help for Jurrell Casey rushing the passer
12 - NYGAaron Donald, DL , Pittsburgh
Lost Linval Joseph, replace him with a more explosive playmaker
13 - STLHa’Sean Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
Add a coverage safety and that defense becomes very good
14 - CHIKyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
Need CB help, Gilbert is not a great fit for their scheme
15 - PITDarqueze Dennard, CB , Michigan State
Love agressive press cover corners
16 - BALOdell Beckham, WR , LSU
Need another playmaker, Steve Smith is aging, Torrey Smith is mainly a deep threat
17 - DALKony Ealy, DL , Missouri
Need defense and need a a pass rusher
18 - NYJJustin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
A high potential corner across from Dee Milliner makes too much sense
19 - MIAZack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
As solid as you can finnd, a plug and play guard or tackle
20 - ARIDerek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Palmer is long in the tooth and they don’t really need more defense
21 - GBJimmie Ward, S , Northern Illinois
Need a coverage safety, so Ward over Pryor
22 - PHICalvin Pryor, S, Louisville
They think Malcolm Jenkins is their FS, so put a nice SS next to him
23 - KCBrandin Cooks, WR , Oregon State
Cooks and Bowe are a perfect compliment, also makes snese due to his prowess in the quick passing game
24 - CINTim Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Get a bigger body next to Geno Atkins, would be a terror in the pass rush
25 - SDJason Verrett, CB , TCU
Need any help they can get in the secondary, stud corner but undersized
26 - CLEXavier Su’a-Filo, OL , UCLA
Need help at OG, has superstar potential
27 - NOBradley Roby, CB , Ohio State
Need help at CB to go with their great safeties
28 - CARAllen Robinson, WR , Penn State
Need a pro ready wide receiver to step in and be a #1
29 - NERa’Shede Hageman, DL , Minnesota
NNeed a pass rusher and love versatile players
30 - SFMarqise Lee, WR , USC
Pro ready receiver. forms a great core with Crabtree and Boldin
31 - DENRyan Shazier, LB , Ohio State
Need a MLB who can play 3 downs
32 - SEALouis Nix, DT, Notre Dame
Could use more beef on the DL, best OG was gone

NFL Draft Big Board 2.0

 

1 Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina DE
2 Khalil Mack Buffalo OLB
3 Greg Robinson Auburn OT
4 Sammy Watkins Clemson WR
5 Teddy Bridgewater Louisville QB
6 Jake Matthews Texas A&M OT
7 Mike Evans Texas A&M WR
8 C.J. Mosley Alabama ILB
9 Anthony Barr UCLA OLB
10 Kony Ealy Missouri DE
11 Timmy Jernigan Florida State DT
12 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M QB
13 Aaron Donald Pittsburgh DT
14 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Alabama S
15 Taylor Lewan Michigan OT
16 Odell Beckham Jr. LSU WR
17 Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech CB
18 Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State CB
19 Morgan Moses Virginia OT
20 Ryan Shazier Ohio State OLB
21 Eric Ebron North Carolina TE
22 Blake Bortles Central Florida QB
23 Zack Martin Notre Dame OT
24 Darqueze Dennard Michigan State CB
25 Jimmie Ward Northern Illinois S
26 Brandin Cooks Oregon State WR
27 Derek Carr Fresno State QB
28 Calvin Pryor Louisville S
29 Jason Verrett TCU CB
30 Kyle Van Noy BYU OLB
31 Xavier Su’a-Filo UCLA OG
32 Ra’Shede Hageman Minnesota DT
33 Dee Ford Auburn DE
34 Louis Nix III Notre Dame NT
35 Cody Latimer Indiana WR
36 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington TE
37 Allen Robinson Penn State WR
38 Deone Bucannon Washington State S
39 Scott Crichton Oregon State DE
40 Cyrus Kouandjio Alabama OT
41 Bishop Sankey Washington RB
42 Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame DE
43 Marqise Lee USC WR
44 Gabe Jackson Mississippi State OG
45 Lamarcus Joyner Florida State CB
46 Jeremy Attaochu Georgia Tech OLB
47 Donte Moncrief Mississippi WR
48 Troy Niklas Notre Dame TE
49 Zach Mettenberger LSU QB
50 Trent Murphy Stanford DE
51 Jace Amaro Texas Tech TE
52 David Yankey Stanford OG
53 Davante Adams Fresno State WR
54 Kareem Martin North Carolina DE
55 Martavis Bryant Clemson WR
56 Piere Desir Lindenwood CB
57 Bradley Roby Ohio State CB
58 Kelvin Benjamin Florida State WR
59 Demarcus Lawrence Boise State DE
60 Marcus Martin USC OC
61 Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois QB
62 Dominique Easley Florida DT
63 Weston Richburg Colorado State OC
64 Tre Mason Auburn RB
65 Terrence Brooks Florida State S
66 Carlos Hyde Ohio State RB
67 Paul Richardson Colorado WR
68 Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt WR
69 Bashaud Breeland Clemson CB
70 Joel Biotino Nevada OT
71 Dakota Dozier Furman OG
72 Will Sutton Arizona State DT
73 Marcus Roberson Florida CB
74 Trevor Reilly Utah OLB
75 Ego Ferguson LSU DT
76 Jarvis Landry LSU WR
77 Yawin Smallwood Connecticut ILB
78 Jordan Tripp Nevada OLB
79 Phillip Gaines Rice CB
80 Jackson Jeffcoat Texas DE
81 Jack Mewhort Ohio State OT
82 Robert Herron Wyoming WR
83 Cyril Richardson Baylor OG
84 DaQuan Jones Penn State DT
85 Bruce Ellington South Carolina WR
86 Loucheiz Purifoy Florida CB
87 Marcus Smith Louisville DE
88 Keith McGill Utah CB
89 Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska CB
90 Rashaad Reynolds Oregon State CB
91 Anthony Johnson LSU DT
92 Jeremy Hill LSU RB
93 Ju’Wuan James Tennessee OT
94 A.J. McCarron Alabama QB
95 Shayne Skov Stanford ILB
96 Trai Turner LSU OG
97 C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa TE
98 Antonio Richardson Tennessee OT
99 Dion Bailey USC S
100 Dri Archer Kent State RB

2014 NFL Draft Cornerback Rankings

This is not a Big Board for Cornerbacks, this is a ranking of how good the cornerback is today and doesn’t take into account the potential that each player has.  Ties will be decided by which player I see as a better prospect.


21. Ross Cockrell – Duke – 6-0 – 191 lbs. – 4.56

Coverage 38/60
Run Defense 10/20
Tackling 10/20
Overall 58/100

Cockrell is long, but is very thin, average athletically, and struggles with double moves and breaking routes.  He can provide depth for a team in the NFL but he has no special skills that separate him from the other prospects.


20. Andre Hal – Vanderbilt – 5-10 – 188 lbs. – 4.50

Coverage 38/60
Run Defense 11/20
Tackling 10/20
Overall 59/100

Hal is small, but he is a very confident and aggressive player, his top end speed is good but he lacks elite quickness, he may find a niche in the NFL as a nickelback.


19. Marcus Williams – North Dakota State – 5-11 – 196 lbs. – 4.60

Coverage 37/60
Run Defense 11/20
Tackling 11/20
Overall 59/100

Williams is a physical player with average size, he is willing to tackle and make plays in the run game, at the NFL level he is going to struggle in coverage but he understands how to play and will make an NFL roster.


18. Chris Davis – Auburn – 5-10 – 202 lbs. – 4.56

Coverage 35/60
Run Defense 11/20
Tackling 13/20
Overall 59/100

Chris Davis struggles in coverage, he doesn’t have great ball skills and has tight hips, he is willing to tackle and sets the corner on run plays which is valuable.  Davis can be a valuable special teams player and provide depth in the NFL.


17. Loucheiz Purifoy – Florida – 6-0 – 190 lbs. – 4.61

Coverage 44/60
Run Defense 9/20
Tackling 6/20
Overall 59/100

Purifoy is a great talent, he shouldn’t be this low on the list, he has great feet, good hips, and is one of the most confident players you will see.  The downside is that Purifoy has character issues, he is  known to be lazy, he is not willing to tackle.  If somebody motivates Purifoy they have a long and skilled cover corner, but Purifoy could just as easily be out of the NFL in two years.


16. Walt Aikens – Liberty – 6-1 – 203 lbs. – 4.49

Coverage 40/60
Run Defense 9/20
Tackling 11/20
Overall 60/100

Aikens comes with baggage after being kicked off of the Illinois football team in 2011 but their is no question he is talented.  He is a long rangy athlete with good quickness and average top end speed.  Aikens could be a quality cornerback in the NFL, and excels in press coverage.


15. Marcus Roberson – Florida – 6-0 – 191 lbs. – 4.61

Coverage 40/60
Run Defense 9/20
Tackling 11/20
Overall 60/100

Roberson is another talented cornerback out of Florida, he is very aggressive and that is one of his biggest issues, he is not disciplined and too often tries to make a big play.  Roberson is also poor in run defense and does not set the corner on screens or outside run plays.  Roberson has the ability to be an above average cornerback in the NFL.


14. Bashaud Breeland – Clemson – 5-11 – 197 lbs. – 4.62

Coverage 39/60
Run Defense 12/20
Tackling 10/20
Overall 61/100

Breeland is an adequate run defender with solid size.  He is a smart player and has great ball skills, but he is too often beaten.  Breeland does not have great acceleration and when he is beaten he starts grabbing the receiver.  Breeland has NFL talent but doesn’t quite know how to use it yet, when he does he will be a good player.


13. Keith McGill – Utah – 6-3 – 211 lbs. – 4.51

Coverage 42/60
Run Defense 9/20
Tackling 10/20
Overall 61/100

McGill has great size, length, and speed making him a fantastic prospect with high upside.  The downside to McGill is that he is not very experienced and often finds himself out of position.  He is nothing more than average against the run.  McGill needs to play smarter and better understand his job on each play but he has the potential to be a good starter in the NFL.


12. Stanley Jean-Baptiste – Nebraska – 6-3 – 218 lbs. – 4.61

Coverage 43/60
Run Defense 10/20
Tackling 10/20
Overall 63/100

Jean-Baptiste possesses fantastic size for a cornerback but he doesn’t use it effectively, he is not a factor in the run game and isn’t an aggressive tackler.   He is surprisingly polished and smart in coverage but he is quicker than he is fast allowing him to get beat deep, I wouldn’t be surprised if he moves to safety.  Jean-Baptiste will  need time to develop but he will be a starter in the NFL for a long time.


 

11. Phillip Gaines – Rice – 6-0 – 193 lbs. – 4.38

Coverage 42/60
Run Defense 9/20
Tackling 13/20
Overall 64/100

Gaines has great speed and good length for an NFL cornerback.  He is a willing tackler and is able to consistently wrap up and bring down the ball carrier, but he is not great at fighting off blocks in the run game.  Gaines has above average coverage abilities but does not have good ball skills.  Gaines is a risk, but his measurables and coverage skills will make him a hot commodity in the NFL draft, and a very good cornerback in the NFL.


10. Shaquille Richardson – Arizona – 6-0 – 194 lbs. – 4.44

Coverage 41/60
Run Defense 15/20
Tackling 10/20
Overall 66/100

Richardson has solid coverage ability including fluid hips, but he often is caught guessing the route the wide receiver is going to run. Richardson is not very aggressive against the run but he is a solid tackler.   Richardson has a lot of potential but he will never become a star, he has too many flaws, still Richardson can become an average starting cornerback in the NFL.


9. Aaron Colvin – Oklahoma 5-11 – 177 lbs. – 4.51

Coverage 39/60
Run Defense 13/20
Tackling 15/20
Overall 67/100

Colvin tore his ACL at the Senior Bowl and will fall in the draft, but teams should not forget how good he was before the injury.  Colvin had a fantastic season, he is a smart and disciplined player who can contribute as soon as he is healthy.  Colvin has average speed and quickness but he is physical and smart which allows him to be successful.  He makes plays in the run game and will rarely get beat deep in coverage.  If Colvin heals from his ACL injury he will be a reliable starter in the NFL.

8.  Rashaad Reynolds – Oregon State – 5-10 – 189 lbs. – 4.51

Coverage 41/60
Run Defense 14/20
Tackling 12/20
Overall 67/100

Reynolds is not your prototypical mid-round prospect, he is  a polished cornerback, although undersized and not a great athlete, he is smart, instinctive and a ball hawk.  If you float a pas Reynolds will find the ball and fight for it, he is also aggressive in the run game and will never shy away from making a tackle.  Reynolds size will not be an issue and he will become one of the NFL’s best ball hawks.


7. Bradley Roby – Ohio State – 5-11 – 194 lbs. – 4.39

Coverage 41/60
Run Defense 13/20
Tackling 14/20
Overall 68/100

Roby has wold class speed and acceleration along with fluid hips allowing him to be a shutdown cornerback.  Roby allows receivers to release inside too easily and gives up a lot of short completions due to backpedaling too aggressively.  Roby can also play lackadaisically at times and chooses when he is going to stop the run.  Roby has star potential but he needs a coach who will motivate him and teach him.


6. Pierre Desir – Lindenwood – 6-1 – 198 lbs. – 4.59

Coverage 46/60
Run Defense 11/20
Tackling 12/20
Overall 69/100

Desir has every physical trait you could ask for, size, speed, acceleration, agility, and flexibility.  Desir has elite upside but playing against such poor competition he often forgot the fundamentals of the position and tried to play off of pure skill, he is such a great talent that he  was still effective while doing this.  Desir also needs to improve as a run defender and stick to his fundamentals when tackling.  Desir has the potential to be one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL if he reaches his vast potential.


5. Lamarcus Joyner – Florida State – 5-8 – 194 lbs. – 4.55

Coverage 40/60
Run Defense 18/20
Tackling 15/20
Overall 73/100

Joyner comes into the draft as a wild card, nobody knows if he is a cornerback or a safety, but one thing is sure, Joyner is a football player.  Joyner is an aggressive tackler and a hard hitter, he is an effective blitzer and makes tackles behind the line of scrimmage, he is also a solid coverage player on short to intermediate routes.  Joyner doesn’t possess great quickness or speed, this limits his ability as a coverage cornerback.  Joyner’s best role will be as a player who plays both safety and cornerback while being used as a blitzer occasionally.


4. Jason Verrett – TCU – 5-10 – 189 lbs. – 4.38

Coverage 49/60
Run Defense 13/20
Tackling 11/20
Overall 73/100

Verrett is an extremely talented cornerback, he is physical and smart, he can cover inside or outside receivers.  Verrett has good speed and a quick backpedal, allowing him to stay with any receiver.  He is also an aggressive run defender who is willing to set the edge, his effectiveness is hindered by his size though.  The biggest knock on Verrett is that he has been injury prone.  Verrett will become one of the best nickelbacks in the NFL within 3 years.


3. Darqueze Dennard – Michigan State – 5-11 – 199 lbs. – 4.51

Coverage 47/60
Run Defense 16/20
Tackling 13/20
Overall 76/100

Dennard is best known for leading “The No Fly Zone” in college, but Dennard is a great NFL prospect.  Dennard is physical at the line of scrimmage and has great closing speed.  He is not often beaten but when he is he tends to grab at the receiver.  Dennard has good ball skills and wants to get in on tackles.  The only knock on Dennard is his lack of top end speed which shouldn’t matter due to his great quickness and his press coverage ability.  Dennard will be one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL.


2. Justin Gilbert – Oklahoma State – 6-0 – 202 lbs. 4.37

Coverage 56/60
Run Defense 11/20
Tackling 10/20
Overall 77/100

Gilbert is the best cover cornerback in this draft class.  He is polished in press coverage and has great athleticism, the only faults noticeable  in his coverage ability is that he is over aggressive but that is okay when you have world class ball skills, and Gilbert has tighter hips than you would like.  He needs to be more willing to fight through blocks and drive the ball carrier to the ground but he is an adequate tackler.  Justin Gilbert will be the first cornerback drafted due to the value of a shutdown cornerback in the NFL.


1. Kyle Fuller – Virginia Tech – 6-0 – 190 lbs. – 4.49

Coverage 45/60
Run Defense 17/20
Tackling 17/20
Overall 79/100

Fuller had the best season out of any cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft.  He is a fantastic run defender, he fights off blocks, keeps his outside arm open, and wraps up and brings down the ball carrier.  Fuller lacks great top end speed but he is a smart player with good ball skills who uses his fundamentals to slow down elite receivers.  Fuller is not a shutdown cornerback but he can play both man and zone coverage very effectively, he makes plays on the ball, he plays aggressively, and he is a willing tackler and that is what makes him the best cornerback in the 2014 draft class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mock Draft Version 2

NFL Draft – Round 1 Recap
Pick Team Player Pos Ht Wt
1 Houston Texans Jadeveon Clowney DE 6-6 249
2 St. Louis Rams Greg Robinson OT 6-5 320
3 Jacksonville Jagaurs Blake Bortles QB 6-4 229
4 Cleveland Browns Johnny Manziel QB 6-0 209
5 Oakland Raiders Khalil Mack OLB 6-3 247
6 Atlanta Falcons Jake Matthews OT 6-5 304
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sammy Watkins WR 6-1 205
8 Minnesota Vikings C.J. Mosley ILB 6-2 238
9 Buffalo Bills Taylor Lewan OT 6-8 315
10 Detroit Lions Anthony Barr OLB 6-4 247
11 Tennessee Titans Eric Ebron TE 6-4 245
12 New York Giants Mike Evans WR 6-5 225
13 St. Louis Rams Ha Ha Clinton-Dix S 6-1 207
14 Chicago Bears Justin Gilbert CB 6-0 201
15 Pittsburgh Steelers Darqueze Dennard CB 5-11 196
16 Dallas Cowboys Timmy Jernigan DT 6-2 298
17 Baltimore Ravens Odell Beckham Jr. WR 6-0 194
18 New York Jets Brandin Cooks WR 5-10 185
19 Miami Dolphins Morgan Moses OT 6-6 335
20 Arizona Cardinals Derek Carr QB 6-3 218
21 Green Bay Packers Calvin Pryor S 6-2 207
22 Philadelphia Eagles Kony Ealy DE 6-5 276
23 Kansas City Chiefs Marqise Lee WR 6-0 195
24 Cincinnati Bengals Kyle Fuller CB 6-0 194
25 San Diego Chargers Jason Verrett CB 5-10 176
26 Cleveland Browns Ryan Shazier LB 6-2 229
27 New Orleans Saints Bradley Roby CB 5-11 192
28 Carolina Panthers Kelvin Benjamin WR 6-5 240
29 New England Patriots Teddy Bridgewater QB 6-3 196
30 San Francisco 49ers Davante Adams WR 6-2 216
31 Denver Broncos Aaron Donald DT 6-0 284
32 Seattle Seahawks Zack Martin OT 6-4 309

Top 4 QB Prospect Comparison

There are 9 areas I like to look at while breaking down a Quarterback, Accuracy, Vision/Ability to read the defense, Arm Strength, Poise, Pocket Presence, Athleticism, Throwing Mechanics, Anticipation, and Size.  I will be comparing each Quarterback in these areas.

The four consensus best Quarterbacks are as follows, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, and Derek Carr.

Each area a Quarterback is the best he is awarded 4 points, 3 for second, 2 for third, and 1 for fourth.

 

1.  Accuracy

1. Bridgewater

2. Manziel

3. Carr

4. Bortles

 

2.  Vision

1. Bridgewater

2. Carr

3. Manziel

4. Bortles

 

3. Arm Strength

1. Bortles

2. Carr

3. Manziel

4. Bridgewater

 

4. Poise

1. Bridgewater

2. Manziel

3, Bortles

4. Carr

 

5. Pocket Presence

1. Carr

2. Bridgewater

3. Manziel

4. Bortles

 

6. Athleticism

1. Bortles

2. Manziel

3. Bridgewater

4. Carr

 

7. Mechanics

1. Bortles

2. Bridgewater

3. Manziel

4. Carr

 

8. Anticipation

1. Bridgewater

2. Carr

3, Manziel

4. Bortles

 

9. Size

1. Bortles

2. Carr

3. Bridgewater

4. Manziel

 

Overall:

1. Teddy Bridgewater    27

2. Blake Bortles                 22

3. Derek Carr                      21

4. Johnny Manziel           20

 

Keep in mind that this is not a real formula, more of a fun experiment, but this came very close to how I really have the Quarterbacks ranked.

 

 

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