I'll try not to make this a very long article, and keep it as slim as possible. After the past week, I've come to learn about a unique defensive tackle that plays for, guess who, the Alabama Crimson Tide. The name? Terrence Cody, and I think he could just well be the exact player the Oakland Raiders should pick first in the '10 NFL Draft.
Don't be to quick to spam, I don't really watch college football anymore, and became aware of Cody based on an ESPN highlight special.
In short, I was more than a little bit impressed over his skills.
Back on to the subject, Terrence Cody is a beast of a player. At 6'5, 354 pounds, the 21 year old looks to have a similar frame to another great defensive tackle in the league: Jamal Williams. However being taller and bigger than Jamal by numerous pounds and 2 inches. What caught my attention wasn't just his physical appearance, however, but also the impact this guy has at the line of scrimmage.
Taking the time to browse through youtube videos, and more espn highlight films have showed me that Terrence seems to really cause havoc to any opposing quarterback he's played against this season. A true disruption to other teams gameplans.
Could you imagine having him alongside Seymour and Ellis every sunday going after opponents? Dude seems like the perfect complement to the skills of the veteran defensive ends on the team.
Oh, and did I mention he had a nickname? Being dubbed, "Mount Cody", by fans and sportwriters alike, brings recollections of the great nicknames of longtime Oakland Raider Players (The Mad Stork was the most creative, imo). "Mount Cody", just rings a nice bell to multiple members of the Raider Nation.
In recent years of the NFL draft for the Oakland Raiders, the one thing that can't be stretched is how unpredictable the choices end up being. Just one of those things that we come to anticipate every year (along with hacks like Mel Kiper dissing the silver and black). Call it crazy, but it wouldn't surprise me though if Al Davis has thought highly of the all american defensive lineman, and considered him.
Question now is, is Al Davis bold enough to take the chance?