In recent days, I asked two AFC scouts and two guys with scouting backgrounds who are now in the media the same 12 questions.
As we count down to Thursday, here’s the first of four posts with their answers, which are largely a lesson in how many different views there can be on the same subjects.
I started with a focus on defensive end and cornerback, as I think all four AFC South teams will consider cornerback in the first round and three of our four teams will consider an end the first round (not Houston).
In order, rank defensive ends you think are top 35 picks:
Scout A: Derrick Morgan, Jason Pierre-Paul, Brandon Graham, Sergio Kindle, Jerry Hughes, Everson Griffen.
Scout B: Morgan, Pierre-Paul, Graham, Corey Wooten, Kindle, Carlos Dunlap, Hughes, Griffen
Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.: Morgan, Graham, Pierre-Paul, Hughes, Jared Odrick (but only for a 3-4, otherwise he is a DT), Griffen
Daniel Jeremiah, movethesticks.com: Pierre-Paul, Graham (could be DE or OB), Morgan... that's it for 4-3 DE's.
Combined/consensus order: Morgan, Pierre-Paul, Graham, Hughes, Kindle, Griffin. Wooten, Dunlap and Odrick all get one mention as top 35 picks.
In order, rank cornerbacks you think are top 35 picks:
Scout A: Joe Haden, Patrick Robinson, Kyle Wilson.
Scout B: Haden, Wilson, Robinson, Devin McCourty, Brandon Ghee, Kareem Jackson, Dominique Franks, Perrish Cox
Williamson: Haden, Jackson, Wilson, McCourty
Jeremiah: Haden, Jackson, Wilson, McCourty
Combined/consensus order: Haden, Wilson, Jackson are one-two-three, with Wilson and McCourty even at four, though Wilson was mentioned as a first-rounder by all four. Ghee, Franks and Cox each got one mention.