Originally Posted by Mediator12
It is still way too early to have this conversation with any real validity. Draft boards are still in flux, despite the media driven Internet boards that rely on way too many factors that have just now been answered at INDY like Medicals and Interviews too be accurate whatsoever.
That is why I put together a board of players I like and then start looking at what Others are saying Later. I NEVER look at big boards until 2 weeks from now. I refine my DB evaluations by what the speed numbers, not just 40, but 3 cone and Short Shuttle are after I graded that on tape. If they match I keep the grade, if they do not, then I go back and get even pickier.
The only thing left are Pro Days...in which I only have a couple questions. The rest of my board (to #58) is pretty much set. Pro Day forty times aren't going to change my opinion of Te'o or Minter enough to make much of a difference. Most of the other players are who I thought they were.
DB 3 cone's don't matter much to me (whereas DT 3 cone's are extremely important). As long as they can play press-man, have fluid hips, tight coverage on tape, are fierce competitors, put up good tackle and INT numbers, and run <= 4.45, I will consider them in the top 40. Guy's who run in the 4.3's are preferable, but big, physical CB's who run <= 4.45 hold similar value.
That's why guys like Robert Alford and Jamar Taylor make my top 40, whereas Jordan Poyer does not. He's a good player, but he's not physical enough or fast enough to cover guys like Torrey Smith (which I would expect out of a top 40 pick).