DarrellShropshire Posted April 10, 2015 Share Posted April 10, 2015 (edited) 1) Brandon Scherff OL Iowa - Jason La Canfora reported on Wednesday, that he is hearing a lot of buzz from his sources around the league, that Atlanta is targeting Iowa OL Brandon Scherff with the #8 overall pick. He added that the Giants are targeting Stanford OL Andrus Peat at #9. Scherff is one of the better OG in recent memory. Slotting him next to Jake Matthews would not only keep Matt Ryan standing up, but would give us a powerful run blocker to help open up holes in the run game. Scherff brings a nasty demeanor, that he carries out even after the whistle. He is built like a prototypical LG, and has sneaky athleticism. He gets to the second level, and also is a tremendous pass blocker. Scherff started the last three years at LT in a pro style offense, but projects as an elite OG in the NFL. He is an extremely hard worker that is driven by success. He is the perfect OG to slot next to Matthews in the newly installed ZBS. Starts at LG next to Jake for the next decade. Another 'pillar' pick made by TD. The offensive line now turns into one of this teams strengths.2) Danielle Hunter LEO LSU - Everytime I hear Quinn talk about what he looks for in a pass rusher, he brings up length, speed, and motor. We all know about Hunter speed and length after he ran a 4.57 forty at the combine and weighed in at 6'5" 252 with a ridiculous 34 1/4 inch arms and 10 1/2 inch hands. What many people fail to realize about Hunter, is that he has one of the best motors in this class. I simply never stops. He plays every snap as if it was his last. He has always played with his hand in the dirt, so transitioning to the 4-3 will be no problem. His technique is raw, but that's where Quinn comes in. Quinn is known by many, as sort of a "DL whisperer". He brings out the best in his lineman, and puts then in the best position for them to succeed. Quinn would work wonders with a blank canvas like Hunter. He's got the speed of a safety, and the size of a DE. While many will bring up his sack numbers, or lack thereof, he was constantly in the backfield, and notched 13 TFL in 2014, and 21 in the last two campaigns combined. He is the perect player to rotate with Schofield and Biermann in year one, while he learns the tools of the trade from Quinn. Come year two, you better watch out, because this guy has as much potential as any DE in any recent draft class. He would be the best long term option at LEO, that we could get in the 2nd, and scouts are clamoring over his talent and measurables.3) Damarious Randall FS Arizona State - While he is smaller, coming in at 5'11" 196, he plays much bigger. Reminds me of Earl Thomas in a lot of ways, and has top notch playing speed. Flies around the field with ease, and can also play CB. He can play the deep safety in Quinn's scheme like Thomas, and also has great instincts when playing in the box, chasing down RB's. Would allow Southward to play the S/CB hybrid role. Randall has a high football IQ, and simply eats, sleeps, and breathes football. Plays with a chip on his shoulder, and can lay the big hit, despite his size. Would compete for, and likely win the starting FS spot, come week 1. Best football is ahead of him.4) Mike Davis RB South Carolina - A power back, that hits the hole hard, and has a very underrated burst. Dominated the SEC in his 3 years at South Carolina, with a 5.5 career YPC. He is the perfect compliment to Freeman, and would give us a solid 1-2 punch going forward. We have met with him, and worked him out. The interest is obvious. He doesn't come with alot of tread on the tires like other RB's in this class, carrying the ball 200 times only once in his career, and only 454 times in three seasons.5) Max Valles DE Virginia - Like Hunter, Vallesbis very young, but offers a world of potential and has flashed utter dominance while at Virginia. Huge build at 6'5" 251, but could easily add 15-20 lbs and lose none of his top notch athleticism. Has experience dropping into coverage, and accumulated 12 PBU's in his 2 collegiate years (played at a military school for a year after high school). While he is just scratching the surface, he produced at a high level in 2014, posting 9 sacks and 12.5 TFL. Long term, we would have Hunter starting at the LEO, and Valles starting at the strong side DE spot. Both will he 20 when the season kicks off, and would give us a 1-2-3 punch on the DL with Hageman, Hunter, and Valles, where all of them a world of untapped potential.6) LaDarius Gunter CB Miami (FL) - Standing at 6'2" 202, Gunter gives us some much needed length and depth at the CB position. Can play outside or inside, and has a lot of assets to his game, that will carry over to the NFL. We need some potential and depth at the CB position. Gunter gives us that, with the skills to be a starter on the outside, and at NB a couple years down the line.7) Mario Alford WR West Virginia - A small WR, that uses his route running and speed to get open across the middle, but more importantly, as a deep threat. We have met with him, and have worked him out. He would be a solid 5th or 6th WR, with the potential to be a 3 or 4 one day. Soft hands, and rarely drops the ball.7) Devin Gardner WR/QB Michigan - Tall, with good length, standing at 6'4". Gives Shanahan a project player, who Could be a solid red zone option down the line, or as a QB in Shanahan's read option formation. Very fast, and has some production at WR in his career at Michigan. Edited April 10, 2015 by DarrellShropshire Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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