Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by TedSlimmJr, May 6, 2018.
He'll be a top 5-10 pick in a few years.
I could swear we've talked about Baity before.
I know we talked and disagreed a little bit about Chris Westry, who will mostly get the NFL's attention for his height, wing span, and pure running ability...but I could swear we also talked about Derrick Baity.
I remember talking about Westry. We probably talked about Baity but I can't recall any specifics.
Although I saw more of what I didn't like about Westry against Georgia last Saturday - he had outside contain on a play and completely disregarded his responsibility which allowed Elijah Holyfield to get around the left side for a big run.
He's done that several times. To me issues like that are pretty discrete. It's not that he's a bad player with bad potential, it's that there are things he's got to clean up. Having watched a bunch of their defensive reels this year, there's no question in my mind that Chris Westry is a better corner than Lonnie Johnson, with much more NFL potential.
That Kentucky defense has several men on it. I remember watching them last year to look at Mike Edwards and Josh Allen and being surprised how many other real men were on it, guys like Derrick Baity, Chris Westry, and Darius West.
Josh Allen, Derrick Baity, and Mike Edwards will all be NFL players. But I wouldn't be surprised at all if Westry and West get their shots as well. They have issues, and with Westry's pure package of size, speed, agility, and aggressiveness, I'm more inclined to bet on him than West, but they can both play.
I know Slimm has him in his top 10 CBs but David Long IMO is incredibly underrated even by Michigan fans. Lavert Hill gets most of the love, but Long has legit shut his half of the field down 2 straight years. I think per PFF, he's had the lowest completion percentage against in all of college football the last 2 years