From the Sidelines: 4/9/09 Draft Notes

Posted by Administrator On April - 9 - 2009

by Pete Dymeck

Aaron Curry’s stock is beginning to shift. Rumors are swirling that the Kansas City Chiefs may actually draft an offensive lineman to protect QB Matt Cassel’s blind side. By moving 2008 first rounder OT Branden Albert to right tackle, Jason Smith or Eugene Monroe would fit in well on the left side of the line. Go figure. We have said all along that linebacker’s stock has a tendency to slide on draft day.

Naturally, adding Eugene Monroe, a former Virginia Cavalier alongside fellow alum Branden Albert only makes sense as they provided one of college football’s best tandems on the offensive line in 2008. The ACC’s top pass rushers at the time, including Michael Johnson (Georgia Tech) and Calais Campbell (Miami Fl.) both struggled against the Virginia offensive line.

Several Prospects that we love
-DE/OLB Everette Brown (Florida State)
-CB/S Malcolm Jenkins (Ohio State)
-DT/DE Jarron Gilbert (San Jose State)
-CB Mike Mickens (Cincinnati)
-RB Rashad Jennings (Liberty)
-WR Deon Butler (Penn State)

Several Prospects that we like, but don’t love
-OLB/DE Clay Matthews (USC)
-QB Matt Stafford (Georgia)
-RB Chris “Beanie” Wells (Ohio State)
-DE Tyson Jackson (LSU)
-S Chip Vaughn (Wake Forest)
-TE Chase Coffman (Missouri)

Several Prospects that have bust written all over them
-OT Eben Britton (Arizona)
-RB LeSean McCoy (Pittsburgh)
-WR Kenny Britt (Rutgers)
-S William Moore (Missouri)
-ILB James Laurinaitis (Ohio State)
-TE Jared Cook (South Carolina)