Part one fo my 3-part prediction. Huge Senior Bowl, monster combine, 2nd round draft pick. At this point, I don't think he'll even be there at the 21st pick of the 2nd round. I know Pead has been the source of some disagreements on this board (and the word "homer" being thrown around more than it has since the Great Gilyard Wars of 2009) but can anyone really say they dont' think this guy is going to be a good to very good NFL running back? one thing that has seldom come up in the argument has been his return skills, and those were on display yesterday.
I still say that whoever Gruden wants he should get - that includes Reichardson if it means trading up in the first. Gruden earned a lot of points with the organization when he sold them on Dalton, and he earned 10 times that many when he turned down the HC offers to sign an extension here. His biggest job this offseason is going to be deciding who he wants running the ball next year and we should make sure he gets that guy no matter what. But at this point, I wouldn't be at all surprised if that turns out to be Pead. And there's no way he's lasting until the 3rd-4th round like some people have said lately.