Prisco's Points: Who Will be the Fallers? (Jason Smith?)
From Prisco's blog on CBS Sports...
NFL Draft: Who will be the fallers?
Posted on: April 22, 2009 3:07 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2009 5:34 pm
We've heard a lot about who might be rising up team's boards. So who could be the fallers?
Here are two: Baylor tackle Jason Smith and USC linebacker Rey Maualuga. Scome scouts think Smith is soft. I watched him play a couple of games on tape and he wasn't as impressive as I expected. He really struggled against UConn.
It wouldn't be a shock to see him drop down as the third tackle behind Andre Smith. As for Maualuga, he has balooned up in weight at times during his career and there are concerns that he will do it again. He also plays a position at inside/middle linebacker that isn't usually drafted at a premium. Ray Lewis was picked 26th in the first round of the 1996 draft.
Maualuga isn't an every-down linebacker, which means you'd be using a first-round pick on a player who would be a two-down player. Is that worth a first-round pick?
Re: Prisco's Points: Who Will be the Fallers? (Jason Smith?)
I hope Maualuga drops to #35, the kid can play and would be awesome in horns