The Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly says that Bill Parcells is targeting Delaware QB Joe Flacco, Michigan QB Chad Henne, Florida DE Derrick Harvey, and Auburn DE Quentin Groves in the early part of the draft.
Let me put on my nerd helmet (which is essentially a silver salad strainer with old wires and a calculator duct taped on top) so we can do some scouting. Okay, now:
Florida DE Derrick Harvey: Harvey is a slightly bigger version of Vernon Gholston, although not as fast or physical. At 6-5, 271 lbs, he's got the size Parcells likes in his DEs. Harvey's an exceptional athlete. He has a tremendous burst off the snap and great football speed to get around the edges of an offensive line. He attacks QBs with ferocity and shows great awareness around the football. His versatility makes him ideal for Parcells' 3-4 defense and he plays every down like someone just called his mama a big hairy moose. His one real knock is that he lacks ideal speed. But it can be compensated by his tenaciousness and indisputable desire to rip off QB's heads and shit down their throats.
Auburn DE Quentin Groves: Groves is intriguing because he's one of the fastest defensive ends in this year's draft class. He's also pretty much built exclusively for the 3-4 defense. He's a monster off the edge as a pass rusher, will administer to opposing running backs something called the concrete-wedgie and is a heat seeking missile when he goes after QBs. His outstanding speed gives him the ability to stand up and rush from the edge in the 3-4. Groves' knock is his size. At 6-3, 259 lbs. he's a bit smallish. So he may not be an all-around classic defensive end -- something Chris Long could be -- but his speed and his linebacker instincts make him a very interesting prospect. Also a bonus, he looks exactly like my friend Eddie. No joke. So if we draft him, I can take pictures of Eddie and tell everyone it's Quentin Groves! Look, here's Quentin Groves with my cat! Here's Quentin Groves drinking my beer! Here's Quentin Groves taking a shit in my bathroom! Here's Quentin Groves punching me in the face for taking pictures of him shitting in my bathroom! I'll sell them on eBay for like 7 bucks a pop. Cha-ching!
As for the QBs: Here's my take on Flacco. Here's my take on Henne. Here's my take on asking why we're completely ignoring Brian Brohm, the only QB worth taking anywhere near the latter portion of the 1st round or 2nd round. Seriously, man, what the hell?