Great read NCF. Thanks for sharing.
The DB class looks pretty good. Didn't know Kiper was so high on Fitz and James outta Bama and Florida State. I don't think Ballard would go safety in the first again, but if he thinks Geathers can't come back to 100 percent, maybe they'll consider it in a trade down? Doubt either of them are gonna make it past the top 10, but hey, who knows. Hooker wasn't supposed to drop to 15. Which makes me wonder, are Derwin James and Minkah Fitzpatrick better safety prospects coming out as Adams and Hooker? Gotta do some research on that.
Their thoughts on the RB class was also interesting. McShay said he's got 9 backs in the first three rounds. I always wondered, with the dwindling value and shelf life of RBs, if a deeper class drove down the stock of some of the higher guys, but that didn't stop Fournette from going 4th last year, and Zeke the year before. I fully expect Barkley to be top 5, maybe to San Fran.
Lastly, on Mayfield, who is probably the most polarizing prospect in this class. McShay said he had him as a day 3 prospect last year, and now he probably goes round 1. But man. lack of maturity and physical tools are like the two things you DON'T want from the guy leading your franchise. I just don't know about Mayfield. I'd rather go with Jackson to be honest, and I'm not even sold on him yet. At least he's got the physical tools.
Glad they gave me some day 2 and 3 names to start studying on too. With all the contracts and such, it's pretty likely Indy takes some offensive skill position guys in the mid to late rounds.