How will the Wonderlic test affect this year's draft class? If history serves as any indication, no…
Trying To Make Sense Of NFL Draft Talk
Analyis Just for the record Mike Mayock is more much qualified to rate NFL prospects than I will ever be. He's got experience doing just that and he watches film and talks to NFL scouts every day. The one thing he's not more experienced in than me is Nick Fairley and Cam Newton and that is pretty obvious when reading his evaluations. As the lead analyst for the NFL Network, Mayock recently put out his list of the 32 top players in this year's draft and he has Fairley at number eight and Newton all the way down at 21. That may very well be correct based on talent when everything is sorted out in the wash in the NFL, but it's his reasoning that I find extremely flawed. On the former Auburn defensive tackle Mayock wrote: "To me he's a lightning rod. I was at his pro day workout, and from a foot-speed perspective, it doesn't get much better than what he can do. He ran through the bag drills, and it was ridiculous. However, he's a boom-or-bust guy. Right now, I have him here, but he's...
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