Found April 29, 2013 on Taking Bad Schotz:
Eric Fisher- The Number One overall draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to the Kansas City ChiefsPhoto Credit: Chiefs- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan- From former 2 star recruit out of Stony Creek High School to number 1 overall pick and highest picked MAC player ever, Fisher has come a long way. He is a strong, fast, athletic tackle with a great frame and very good upside. In my mind he was the best offensive lineman in a class of pretty much only offensive linemen He’s a bit of a risk because of the lack of strong competition Central Michigan faced, but that’s usually a bigger deal with skill position players than with linemen. His height can be an issue at times simply because it can be difficult for him to get low enough at 6’7 and he doesn’t have truly elite strength at this point in his development. PICK GRADE: A- Jaguars- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M- Has long arms like Fisher, great form and elite explosive burst. Probably a safer pick than Fisher. Has played excellently against both Big 12 and SEC opponents. Not a lot of weaknesses but sometimes doesn’t finish his blocks and occasionally doesn’t get his hands inside enough, something that will draw flags in the NFL. PICK GRADE: A Dolphins (Traded #12 and #42 picks to the Raiders)- Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon- Jordan is a great athlete who is a hard worker, but he only had 14.5 sacks in his entire Oregon career. Not especially big or strong. This one was a bit of a head scratcher, although I had Jordan going second I don’t think he’s worth it and I see Aaron Maybin written all over him. On the other hand, he does have potential, and has the physical skills to be a great rusher. I just don’t see why those skills would materialize in the NFL if they never did in college. PICK GRADE: C- Eagles- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma- Another big, long, explosive tackle, with great strength and the frame to add even more muscle. Has only played offensive line for two years so his technique can get a bit sloppy at times. Not great in the run game and can sometimes take bad angles. Like Joeckel he sometimes falls off blocks a bit early, but with his inexperience these are fixable skills that a good O-line staff can work on. Certainly has the talent to be a good NFL player, just needs the refinement. Eagles needed help on the O-line, especially since they (should) be a primarily run oriented offense next year with McCoy and Bryce Brown. PICK GRADE: A Ziggy Ansah, AKA the only guy to get away with wearing REAL-D 3D glasses with no lenses in public ever, went to DetroitPhoto Credit: Lions- Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU- One of the most athletic, naturally strong, talented D-line prospects in years. The Jason Pierre-Paul comparisons have been thrown around for weeks and they’re absolutely accurate. Although JPP was more of a factor than Ansah in college they both have the same upside. Ansah also possesses the risks JPP did, and if he fails it will be spectacularly. Having only played football since 2010 and only becoming a starter this year, he has the upside of a 15 sack a year monster or could be out of football in 3 years. Filled an absolute need for the Lions, and if he works out will give the Lions one of the best defensive lines in recent memory. Hard to give this pick a truly high grade because of his bust potential. PICK GRADE: B Browns- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU- Another player with a great frame to add muscle, along with long arms that make him a factor in passing lanes, an increasingly useful skill in todays NFL. Has elite quickness and first step, which has actually hurt his development a bit as he really doesn’t have many moves to beat linemen with. Definitely struggles in the run game, but he has the potential to become a good all-around player in the future. PICK GRADE: B+ Cardinals- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina- The Cardinals need offensive line help like Lindsay Lohan needs Jesus, and Cooper is a good, safe pick for them. Although at 6’2 he’s a bit short, Cooper has long arms, great footwork, moves very well and plays a physical game. He can play any of the three interior line positions, something the Cardinals have to have placed highly. Occasionally plays too high and had shoulder surgery before his senior year. Still, an overall safe pick for the Cardinals who need all the help they can get on their trash heap of an O-line right now. PICK GRADE: A Rams (Traded #16, #46, #222 and switched 3rd round picks with the Bills)- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia- The Rams needed WR help even before they lost slot stud Danny Amendola to the Patriots this offseason, and with the Jets threatening to take Austin the Bills moved up to get the consensus #1 receiver in this years draft. I cant kill them for what the gave up because I truly believe Austin is a stud in the making. He is an elite athlete who can put a foot in the ground and take off. Will make tacklers look foolish when in space and can line up at slot or running back. Despite his small frame, he is tough and has no issue taking contact. Because of his size he is a limited blocker and will drop some balls due to small hands. PICK GRADE: A+ Jets- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama- Jets had to be pretty happy getting Milliner right after trading away Revis Island (for cents on the dollar, but still). Milliner has pretty good size for a corner, and plays with physicality, something his teammate Antonio Cromartie has been criticized for lacking. He’s a playmaking corner who can defend against the pass and the run and rarely makes bad decisions. Has excellent body control, and uses his hands, hips and head perfectly. Can miss some tackles because of his aggressiveness and doesn’t backpedal well. Has already had six surgeries and is only a one-year starter, so it has yet to be seen if his body can endure multiple years of his brand of play. That being said he is the most talented corner in this year’s draft and if he can stay healthy should be an adequate replacement for one of the best cornerbacks in the last 20 years. PICK GRADE: A- Titans- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama- Like Cooper, Warmack gets to the second level quickly and hits with authority. Great on his feet and moves spryly, which helps him get to the second level faster than most guards and is rare for a 317 pounder. Makes highlight blocks a common occurrence. Like Cooper, he is only 6’2, but ultimately lacks any obvious weaknesses, a big reason why he’s considered the safest pick in this draft by far. Titans need better guard play, and Warmack should help both Chris Johnson and Jake Locker this upcoming season. PICK GRADE: A+ Chargers- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama- Not sure the Chargers needed a likely RG right here, especially since they need serious help other places and Star Lotulelei was still available. PICK GRADE: B Raiders- D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston- I personally think Xavier Rhodes and Desmond Trufant are better players than Hayden so I don’t love this pick. Oh, and did I mention that Hayden’s FREAKING HEART EXPLODED. PICK GRADE: C+ Sheldon Richardson, the newest New York Jet.Photo Credit: Jets- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri- I personally like Richardson, he’s got a great motor, plays hard and is super athletic. There’s only one little problem, and that’s the fact that the Jets play a 3-4 base defense. Sheldon Richardson is not a 3 technique. This pick makes less sense than Heidi Klum marrying Seal. PICK GRADE: D Panthers- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah- I nailed this pick because as a Detroit fan I remember Nick Fairley, a top 5 defensive line talent, dropping to the Lions at 13 because of perceived maturity issues. Star’s issues are a bit bigger, with a heart condition probably taking him off of a ton of people’s boards. Still, he has the all-around talent to be one of the best defensive linemen in the league. If he works out, the Panthers are geniuses; on the other hand he may never play at all because of his heart. PICK GRADE: A Saints- Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas- I like this pick for the Saints as long as they figure out what to do with Michael Jenkins. I felt like Jarvis Jones would have been a better pick, but I like what Vaccaro gives them, especially in the run game. PICK GRADE: B Bills- E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I have watched twelve FSU games the last three years. E.J. Manuel is a hot trash sandwich, I don’t care how much “upside” Doug Marrone claims he has. Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and yes, Ryan Nassib are all better than him. On the off chance that Manuel turns out to be good, it will only be because he sells his soul to the devil. PICK GRADE: Pile of Vomit on a Sorority Girl’s Chest. Steelers- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia- Out with Harrison, in with Jones. Stud in the making. PICK GRADE: A+ 49ers- Eric Reid, FS, LSU- Physical, and a great athlete to boot, but his play slipped without Maurice Claiborne and Tyrann Mathieu in the defensive backfield with him. PICK GRADE: B Justin Pugh from, wait for it, ‘CUUUUUSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEE is shipping out to the New York Football GiantsPhoto Credit: Giants- Justin Pugh, OT, ‘CUUUUUUSE- PICK GRADE: A+++++ (Sorry, no way I can be objective about this one) Bears- Kyle Long, OG, Oregon- Second round talent in my eyes. PICK GRADE: C- Bengals- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame- An absolute stud tight end, he and Jermaine Gresham should make up the best TE duo in the NFL within two years. PICK GRADE: A Falcons- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington- Xavier Rhodes was available, but Trufant can play and the Falcons desperately need corners. PICK GRADE: A Vikings- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida- Another top 10 talent who went later than he should have, Vikings got an absolute steal with Floyd. PICK GRADE: A+ Colts- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State- Has “bust” written all over him. PICK GRADE: D Vikings- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State- Another steal for the Vikings, because the Raiders are dumb. PICK GRADE: A Packers- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA- I saw 3 UCLA games this year and don’t remember Jones at all. Still, he has a good NFL body and had a great senior year according to most draft pundits. Ill trust them on this one. PICK GRADE: B+ Texans- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson- Only runs a 4.5 and isn’t the tallest guy, but is incredibly productive, even with stud WR Sammy Watkins on the other side each game. Wasn’t the best WR available in my opinion, but addresses a vital need for the Texans. PICK GRADE: B Broncos- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina- Big, explosive and versatile defensive lineman that I feel is perfect for the Broncos scheme as he can defend the pass and the run well. Makes impact plays, and isn’t just a space eater. PICK GRADE: A- Cordarrelle Patterson of the Minnesota Vikings wins the award for coolest picture in this article. I call it “Gridiron Grace”Photo Credit: Vikings- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee- A bit inexperienced, which shows in his occasionally poor routes, and has a few bad drops. Still, he’s a decently built WR with great production and physicality, and fits a desperate need for the Vikings. PICK GRADE: A- Rams- Alec Ogletree, OLB, Georgia- A tremendous athlete who was recruited a safety; Ogletree obviously lacks a great build for a linebacker, and has had off-field issues. Still, he is explosive, is great in coverage and has the closing speed of a defensive back. PICK GRADE: B+ Cowboys- Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin- Like Al Davis before him, Jerry Jones seems to be slipping in his old age. Frederick would have probably been available for the Cowboys in the second round, and the Cowboys should have just stayed at 18, taken Sharrif Floyd and laughed at the 49ers for only offering the 74th pick in return for moving down 13 spots. I think Frederick is going to be an OK NFL player, but the Cowboys totally screwed themselves on this one. PICK GRADE: D+ Ravens- Matt Elam, SS, Florida- I love Elam’s attitude and physicality. Although he might go for the huge hit a bit too often, which sometimes results in missed tackles, Elam is a highlight reel fixture with his crushing blows. Fills an absolute need for the Ravens defense. PICK GRADE: A    

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