Justin Hunter is. Its a media driven world and a hype driven time of year. Cordarelle Patterson is exciting! He is electric! He is, the #2 WR on the Tenn. Vols last year. Watch the Tenn. VS. NC state game from last year and you'll see where the real talent was. Justin Hunter. All 6'4", 4.44 forty yd dash of him. Patterson dissapeared. Hunter caught absolutely everything. Yet some are listing Paterson as the best WR in the entire draft. Even though he played RB and KR and split time at WR and was second fiddle to Hunter who was Bray's go-to receiver. Man I hate the nonsense of pre-draft.
Cooper is better than Warmack, who did a lot of standing around and pointing after the play. While cooper was engaged to the whistle. Basic Football stuff.
Tavon Austin will be someone's huge mistake this year. Like Ted Ginn Jr. Exciting (ala Patterson) with no exceptional skill-set to propel him into the NFL elite at WR. Some don't even think slot WR is the best place for him. Truth be told, he is very little, and very light. he can't catch the fade, cannot out-muscle a defender, will not win a body vs. body matchup like a larger receiver and is likely to get either get hurt often, or run out of bounds often, due to his lack of size. He is a nonsensical top -ten pick, and a media product. Not even Devin Hester deserved a top-ten pick, and Austin will be lucky to be Devin Hester.
Barkevious Mingo. Love the name. If his his name was Tom Smith, he'd be a third rounder. But he's Barkevious Mingo. An undersized, underpowered pass rusher who never racked up an exceptional sack total. On the other hand, a couple of true pass rushers listed top ten a month ago, with stats of over a dozen sacks apiece, each with size and strength superior to Mingo's, are listed well behind him. Werner and Jones are better prospects, by any measure. They just have boring names. The media has decided. Barkevious Mingo. And Tavon Austin, and Cordarelle Patterson.
Ridiculous. How about this for a dose of reality. Of the top dozen picks, five will be offensive lineman. Two will be guards. Because they have earned it. They are that good. They are actual game-changers, actual producers, actually worth their draft slots. Let common sense be the rule. And all the nonsense just entertainment.