Here are five things I think about the 2011 draft:
Where's the tape speed?
Smith's off-field issues
I think CB Jimmy Smith of Colorado is a great talent and might be the second best corner in the draft, but his off-field problems concern me. He seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Thomas better value than Ingram
Can 3-4 D-linemen play in space?
I think when teams draft one of these linemen for their 3-4 defense they better make sure the player can play in space. 'Backers in the 3-4 must drop, must play in space and must tackle in the open field. If they can only rush, then the defense is not a 3-4, but a high school 5-2, which does not work in the NFL.
A lying shame
I think the next few weeks I am not going to believe a word coming from teams about who they like and who they are interested in drafting. We are now entering the lying stage of the draft process.