Feb 25, 2008 5
Now that the skill players have worked out at the combine, it’s time to take an early look at this year’s draft class. I will be getting more and more information on this year’s class in the coming weeks from people who know more about this group than I do, but here are some early thoughts.
Generally, this looks like a damn good group, perhaps a great one. There are 3-4 legit NFL starters at quarterback, and the running back position looks loaded, and especially fast. Wideout looks only decent for stars, but it’s really deep, and there are a couple of 1st round talents here. At TE, it doesn’t look like a very good group at this point, save for Dustin Keller, who may now be considered the consensus #1 TE after USC’s Fred Davis had a downer combine catching the ball.
Starting at QB, Boston College’s Matt Ryan looks to me like a very safe pick for an NFL team, yet I also think he has a little bit of upside. He may not have the intangibles of a Ben Roethlisberger, but his tools compare favorably to Big Ben’s, and I think he might be a little more [...]