Wonder’s draft ideas:
1) a LB or WR rates to fall to the Giants at #29.
2) Heyward-Bey is going to make an excellent WR in the NFL.
3) Philadelphia should take Heyward-Bey at #21.
4) If we reach 15-18-20 in the draft and Heyward-Bey is there, go up and get him to front the Eagles.
5) Draft is strong in OT and WR, two things Reese has not yet (likely, intentionally) addressed.
6) Andre Smith was great in college, will make a solid pro, his stock has fallen, do not mind why, he could fall to the Giants at #29, take him. (I think Wonder is wrong, 0.0 chance he falls THAT far, maybe I misheard him.)
7) Another player who may (more likely than others we are discussing here) make it down to #29 is WR Hakeem Nicks of North Carolina. Do not pay attention to his 6′ 0 3/4″ height, he is like a Chris Chambers, plays bigger than his size.
8) Anyone who takes Cushing or Matthews before Maualuga in the draft is out of their minds. All 3 USC LBers are good, Maualuga is the pick of the USC litter, no question. He is second only to Curry at LBer in the draft.
9) Reiterating, Curry and Crabtree are the nuts, they are the stars of an overall weaker draft.
10) There has been a stink about Crabtree’s height and foot fracture. If he drops at all, it is an oppty to trade up and GRAB HIM.
Summary: Curry, Crabtree, Maualuga, Nicks, A Smith, Heyward-Bey are players to get excited about. At #29 realistically look at someone like Nicks if not prepared to trade up.
Btw, that didn’t take long, Craig, here comes Reese going after Safety.
Ward to Bucs for 4 yrs, 17M. Glad Reese spent that money on Canty. Nothing against Ward, nice player… he was not the reason why we lost this past season. But if not employing Ward kept our cap space for Canty, then it was once again Jerry Reese making all the right decisions. Ward had to cash that $6M check- as a 28/29 year old RB, this is his final (meaningful, and ONLY) signing bonus.