By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 7:17 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Richard Seymour or Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder?
That’s who the Patriots took with the No. 17 pick acquired from Oakland two years ago.
San Diego’s selection of Illinois defensive end Corey Liuget baffles me a little because Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor was on the board. The Chargers have been missing the anchor over center since Jamal Williams began to slip.
It’s doubtful the Giants went into the draft looking to draft a cornerback, but wisely couldn’t pass up on Nebraska’s Prince Amukamara, who slid to a surprising No. 19. Most analysts had Amukamara as a top 10 pick. Some, including Bill Parcells, had him rated as superior to Patrick Peterson.
Somewhat of a concern that ball skills are an issue, though. There are too many corners in the league who can stick with a receiver only to be beaten on the jump and catch.
Tampa Bay took aim on its No. 30 ranking in sacks with the selection of Adrian Clayborn. Guessing they were hoping for Amukamara to fall to them to replace Aquib Talib.