My guy is Loucheiz Purifoy. I understand why people love him. He has great size, more than adequate speed, plays against top competition etc
However when I watch him play I see a guy who, while making some big splash plays, is very exploitable (especially on intermediate routes), lacks great awareness and doesn't seem to have great change of direction skills.
South Carolina really went after him on comeback routes and he wasn't able to recognise them or adjust to them.
I also see a guy who may be limited to playing boundary CB at the next level. I'm not sure I would be confident in leaving him on an island to the open side of the field.
He is a long athlete who isn't afraid to stick his nose in and can play press man, but if I am drafting in the top half of the first round I want a guy who can be counted on in any scheme I run. I just see a limited guy in Purifoy.
He could be great in an aggressive man scheme similar to the Jets but I am not sure he is a plug and play guy in any defense. Right now I would see him as a fringe first round talent
Teddy Bridgewater. Being fairly, or unfairly, annointed as the next best thing but i'm not seeing any one great characteristic just yet. Thing is there are probably 3 QBs in Boyd, Hundley and Manziel that could go before him. Still in the wait and see mode with all these guys.
Teddy Bridgewater. I am sick of reading that this kid is an elite prospect. I think he is a solid prospect but i would not put him on the elite level. The thing about him is he just doesnt have any glaring weaknesses however I also dont think he has any strengths that make him the next top QB. People are saying he is by far the top QB in this upcoming draft but i think there are a handful of guys that are on the same level as him. And there will be a few that could very well be ahead of him when its all said and done.
My vote goes to Bridgewater as well. He's a good player, but I need to see more from him. I feel like he's just a regular prospect, not some once in a lifetime prospect like some of my friends think he is. Some of my friends are also putting him in the Andrew Luck and RGIII category when I bring up who the Jags should draft next year between Bridgewater and Clowney.
I'm going to second Ka'Deem Carey. His big plays are usually runs where he just runs to daylight. He doesn't have the power to break tackles, the acceleration or agility to elude defenders, and he gets caught from behind. Very little yards after contact.
I agree with the Purifoy, Manziel and Tuitt statements earlier. A name that hasn't been mentioned yet that I'll throw out there is Scott Crichton. Granted, I haven't been able to look at too much game tape of a lot of prospects so far but of all the tape I've seen, Crichton's worries me the most. He doesn't have a good first step and I think his ability to separate is lacking as well. Too many times I noticed a tackle handling him with ease and a running back blowing right by #95.