After reviewing Mike Mayocks Top 20 prospects in the upcoming NFL draft I was a little surprised to see QB Matt Ryan at the top. From there I saw a lot of familiar names though the order is a little shuffled from other so-called expert rankings. Just as I was about to click away I noticed one big name missing. Where is RB Darrin McFaddin? He’s nowhere to be seen in the top 20.
Wasn’t McFaddin the Heisman runner-up the past two seasons? Are you kidding me? How could Mayock watch any film on this guy and not put him in your top 20? His top rated RB is Rashard Mendenhall at #12. Everyone is in love with Mendenhall's thighs. I bet Mayock thought Adrian Peterson was too fragile to play in the NFL too. Or his legs weren’t big enough.
I’ve heard people talk about McFaddin’s weaknesses and how his stock is dropping. Don’t buy into it at all. Or maybe I should be saying "Yeah, he sucks, nobody should draft him" so he will drop to the Panthers. I can guarantee you one thing, if he is there at #13 the Panthers will run to the podium to select him. McFaddin is a ‘can’t miss’ 1st round top 6 pick and I’m not scared to put it out there for people to ridicule me. Its one prediction I’m not worried about having to explain at any point in the future. Mike Mayock on the other hand will have to explain why he didn’t think McFaddin should crack the top 20 of this draft. I’m sure he will have a harder time explaining his reasoning than I will.