The Draft has come and gone. And while I'm a bit disappointed in my performance as far as my mock goes, I am definitely pleased with the Hawks' results. I thought I would wrap up my 2009 Draft coverage with a brief look at each of the picks.
1 - Aaron Curry
I love this pick. We got arguably the best player in the draft and a player who can start immediately. It looks like this may force Leroy Hill out, which is the only negative thing I can find with this pick.
2 - Max Unger
Another great pick. I would have been happy if we had used our original 2nd round pick on Unger, but instead, we got Unger and a 1st round pick next year for our 2, 3 and 4 this year. Great move. As mentioned previously by Matt, the pick should be a Top 15 pick. Unger has the ability to start right away, but I'm not sure if he will. I think I'd rather have him in there at C or either G position over the guys that played there last year. If you need to know any more about Unger, just ask Bobby Bateman.
Grade: A (when considering the trades involved)
3 - Deon Butler
I don't know a ton about Butler, but I think it looks like a good pick. The Hawks must be sold on him since they traded back into the third round to take him. I wonder how he will fit into the rotation at receiver.
6 - Mike Teel
I'm pretty excited about this pick. I mentioned in my mailbag column that Hawks should make this pick. I think he's the perfect QB to have as a developmental player. He needs to work on his consistency and decision-making, but I think he could be a starter in 4 or 5 years. Plus, he was picked in the 4th round and came from a northeast college.
Grade: A (eventually you'll all agree)
7 - Courtney Greene
Scouts Inc says: "Greene is a tough, in-the-box safety. He flashes ability to deliver a big hit on occasion. However, he is inconsistent tackling in the open field and his ability on the back end is suspect."
Sounds like a Seahawks safety to me.
7 - Nick Reed
Not sure how he'll fit in on the roster, but maybe he can play on special teams. He's a bit undersized. Two Oregon players in one draft. I would have rather had them take Rashad Jennings (RB, Liberty), but figured Ruskell wouldn't take a guy from from a small school like that.
7 - Cameron Morrah
I think this was a good value pick this late in the draft. He's an athletic tight end and might make the team as another pass catching threat to complement Carlson. It sounds like he needs to work on his blocking though.
Overall Grade: A
I think this draft sets the Hawks up for a Super Bowl run and likely win this year.
In closing, let me say that I've enjoyed my time as a poster on HCM. Thanks to the founders for bringing me on to provide draft coverage to the Mustacheers. I'll see you all next January.