Dennis Dillon of the Sporting News talked to three of the more well-respected NFL draftniks about the upcoming player selections. The 10 questions ranged from the deepest position in the draft to whom the safest pick might be.
Here is the first questions and answer:
1. Which is the deepest position in the draft? Mayock says: "Without a doubt, it's defensive line. You could possibly give first-round grades to as many as nine ends, and I think seven or eight will go (in Round 1). And with all these 3-4 NFL teams, that end known as the '5-technique' is hard to find. This year, there are several good ones. Most of them played as a 4-3 end in college, but because of their length and their size they fit ideally for the 3-4 teams. J.J. Watt (Wisconsin), Cameron Jordan (Cal), Cameron Heyward (Ohio State)—those guys are ideal 5-techniques. Those three plus Da'Quan Bowers (Clemson), Adrian Clayborn (Iowa), Robert Quinn (North Carolina), Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue) and Aldon Smith (Missouri) probably get first-round grades right now."
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