If this is a double post, sorry about that. The first one didn't go through and I'm not sure why there are spacing issues. The whole Mike Francesa interview with Jerry Reese can be found here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mike-francesa/id386002669 as a podcast.
But I wanted to highlight the two most interesting and insightful developments in the interview to me.
On Marvin Austin: (paraphrasing) "We had Austin in the top 15 on our board and thought for sure he was going to go in round 1 (which makes me wonder if they were picking at the bottom of round one if he would have been chosen then). As far as the character concerns go we met with him at the comibne and talked to him and felt comftorable with him. He told us that he had made some stupid mistakes, owned up to him, and we heard enought to feel comtorable with him (this next bit might be from Coughlin, but I think it's form Reese...again parphrasing...I heard it yesterday).
What we liked about Austin is even though he hadn't played football in a year he showed up at the combine and he was in good shape. He repped 38 bench presses at the combine which let us know he kept working out"
Reese on Tyler Sash (close to a direct quote-texted it to my friend who's an Iowa guy)
."This guy can put up every position on defense on the board and tell you what they're supposed to do. And what the defense is (giddy chuckle) it's pretty impressive".
Reese also talked about all the picks.
On Amukamara they discussed whether or not the fact that Prince was available at 19 made them question their evaluatoin..if teams knew something they didn't. Reese deflected that and talked about how the teams taking so many quarterbacks early is what dropped prince to them (I agree 100 percent. That's something I thought would happen fro awhile and was praying for. Every QB that came off the board got me giddy).
Francesca GUSHED about Jernigan. He kept saying Jernigan's "Scary good" and "scary explosive". I think that was Francesa favorite pick.
Greg Jones-Reese specifically mentioned that Greg Jones had a lot of sacks in college and that he can rush the passer.
On williams he talked about how they had seen him at the same JUCO college (probably on tape) and USF where Pierre Paul Went. He talked about his impressive speed, and how he's a great nickel package cover guy at linebacker and special teams.
It was pretty good stuff check it out if you get a chance. This little recap doesn't do it justice.