Now we know the Bears wanted him with the 49th overall selection. Mel Kiper also said another team planned to take him in the third round. Apparently a few scouts see something in this guy. Mel said the scout said that he had pro bowl potential.
Mitchell also had some interesting comments for Kiper saying Kiper can have his opinion, but that Mitchell’s nine-year-old nephew can watch tape and have an opinion and that Mitchell trusts guys who get paid for their opinion.
I don’t think Mitchell was implying Kiper isn’t paid, but that if Kiper was so good an NFL team would have paid him a lot of money to scout for them. Truth is, Kiper’s board is more of an aggregation of information from other scouts. Those scouts can easily mislead Kiper and there are scouts he probably doesn’t talk to. I don’t think Raiders scouts talk to anybody.
Mayock already has said he hasn’t seen video on the kid and that he focuses on the top 200 or so.
So what do we really know about the guy? Not much. An impressive highlight and now a very large chip on his shoulder.
I do like that we have drafted high character guys, guys with a passion for winning and playing football.
I am pretty optimistic about the draft despite what the talking heads think.