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  • My Ideal Draft, as of 10:23 PM 4/25 (w/10th overall pick)

    ...just because I'm crazy like that.

    10th overall--DT Alan Branch



    I'm simply not buying into the talk that Branch's stock is in "freefall" mode right now. IF in fact the stress-fracture rumors are true, that obviously has an effect on this pick. But, based off contrasting information and the fact that rumors like these arise before every draft, I'm not going to take them as gospel, at the moment.

    The move-up puts us in a spot to pluck Branch in front of multiple teams that could be after him come draft day. SF, St. Louis, and a number of teams in the mid to late-teens.

    With that out of the way, I think Branch gives us an elite prospect. He has rare size and rare athleticism to go along with that size. He'll immediately improve our DT rotation, giving us three legit pluggers. Down the line, he could give us a John Henderson, Marcus Stroud-type presence.

    A solid secondary option at 10 is Jamaal Anderson, my favorite DE prospect (really, either player is a great pick at 10 IMO, and I'd say they're almost interchangeable at 10, in my "ideal draft"). Patrick Willis would have to settle for 3rd, and LaRon Landry classifies as the "super-crazy-awesome dream selection." Ted Ginn would be a welcome addition to me, but he may be a only a passable value at 10.

    70th overall--CB/S Tanard Jackson



    Oversized corner who also projects to safety. He flashed a lot of range and skill in zone at the Senior Bowl at safety, which is impressive because he was a 4 year corner at Syracuse.

    What I like about him is his toughness against the run and his tackling prowess. He has solid workout numbers and really looks good on the field.

    I think it's very possible that he'll end up being a better NFL player than a lot of the second tier guys, such as Eric Weddle, Rouse, and Wendling.

    He would be solid value at the top of the 3rd. Quentin Moses and Vic Abiamiri fall under the "steal" category, if one or both falls to 70.

    176th overall--OT Mario Henderson



    Henderson would give us a project LT who needs to develop physically. He may go higher, but other fringe-guys like OT Julius Wilson should be around. OT Jacob Bender out of Nicholls State has become a sleeper pick for teams looking for a future LT, and he'd also be a nice pick here or later.

    Isaiah Stanback, the slash prospect out of UW, would also be really interesting on this team. I don't think he'll fall to 176, but he would give us an excellent developmental WR and could contribute as a returner. He's a first day athlete, but a Lis Frankenstein (or whatever) foot injury late last season hampers his stock.

    198th overall--LB Tony Taylor



    Taylor is a true sleeper prospect, as injuries have tarnished his "shine." He hasn't put up great workout numbers in the postseason, but on the field, it's clear that he's an impact player.

    He can play inside or outside, and has no major limitations (other than durability).

    Sam Olajubutu and Dallas Sartz would both bring ST prowess, and a guy like Stephen Nicholas could make for an adequate pass rush specialist and 2 down OLB.

    223rd overall--WR D'Juan Woods



    And you thought you'd finally see a mock from me without a wide receiver. YEAH RIGHT.

    Woods is a big, strong, physical wideout who's lack of speed and inconsistency limits his ceiling to that of a no. 3/4/5 wideout. His last name doesn't help him much, though.

    THOUGHTS???
    Last edited by WABronco; 04-25-2007, 10:16 PM.

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    Is it just my computer screen or does Alan Branch look like he peed himself in that picture?


    RIP D-Will and Nash

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    • #3
      Originally posted by evendelae
      Is it just my computer screen or does Alan Branch look like he peed himself in that picture?
      Pee=mental toughness

      I forgot to add my UDFA, too!

      UDFA--JERK Navin Johnson



      'Cuz we all need someone to rail on...

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      • #4
        Also, if this draft was with the 21st pick (and the additional 2nd, 3rd rounders), DE would obviously figure more prominently.

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        • #5
          i couldn't agree more about branch. how great would it be to have a henderson, stroud, or dare I say richard seymour-type dominating presence on the d-line finally!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WABronco
            Pee=mental toughness

            I forgot to add my UDFA, too!

            UDFA--JERK Navin Johnson



            'Cuz we all need someone to rail on...

            Thanks man. I knew someone would appreciate my skills. I'm somebody now!
            Last edited by Navin Johnson_; 04-26-2007, 08:30 AM.

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            • #7
              Nice! after all the mocks ive seen and all the rumors i dont know what to think anymore, but i like your mock as well. I think Tanard Jackson is a great pick no way hes better than weddle. Sorry no way. There are alot of just good talented Safeties this year. That is why i have been a huge supporter of getting one of them, if it was Jackson, Wendling or Gattis in the 3rd, great! I really love the versatile guys like Weddle or Jackson.
              However i dont think that Henderson will last that long but if he does, sweet!
              Overall, i would be content with this draft.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by evendelae
                Is it just my computer screen or does Alan Branch look like he peed himself in that picture?

                ROFLOL!!! no it looks like 2 round sweaty circles.


                i dont know much about branch. but why wouldnt we trade a 3rd for a vet dt??? someone that can make an impact now and still have our draft picks?

                also, why isnt a lde addressed? and are we going to hope a 2nd day pick #198th overall pick will fill wilsons or dj's void? doesnt make much sense to me.

                why not give up #21 for briggs

                a 3rd for rogers and adress the safety and de in the 2nd and 3rd rounds?
                Last edited by DenBronx; 04-26-2007, 08:47 AM.
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                • #9
                  Is this assuming Okoye is off the board at 10, or do you like Branch over him at this point?

                  If I had my druthers-- I'd take Okoye-- He doesn't have the work ethic or injury question marks that Branch has, and at 19, his upside is obvious. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get Branch assuming Okoye is gone- but I think there is less risk involved with Amobi.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buff_bronc_fan
                    Is this assuming Okoye is off the board at 10, or do you like Branch over him at this point?

                    If I had my druthers-- I'd take Okoye-- He doesn't have the work ethic or injury question marks that Branch has, and at 19, his upside is obvious. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get Branch assuming Okoye is gone- but I think there is less risk involved with Amobi.

                    if we were picking at 10 its going to be either okoye or carriker. i cant see anyone else. and no one say nelson...the guy is freakin over rated.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DenBronx
                      if we were picking at 10 its going to be either okoye or carriker. i cant see anyone else. and no one say nelson...the guy is freakin over rated.

                      Nelson

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Buff_bronc_fan
                        Is this assuming Okoye is off the board at 10, or do you like Branch over him at this point?

                        If I had my druthers-- I'd take Okoye-- He doesn't have the work ethic or injury question marks that Branch has, and at 19, his upside is obvious. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get Branch assuming Okoye is gone- but I think there is less risk involved with Amobi.
                        Branch because he offers more as a two-gap player...simple as that.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DenBronx
                          ROFLOL!!! no it looks like 2 round sweaty circles.


                          i dont know much about branch. but why wouldnt we trade a 3rd for a vet dt??? someone that can make an impact now and still have our draft picks?

                          also, why isnt a lde addressed? and are we going to hope a 2nd day pick #198th overall pick will fill wilsons or dj's void? doesnt make much sense to me.

                          why not give up #21 for briggs

                          a 3rd for rogers and adress the safety and de in the 2nd and 3rd rounds?
                          Abiamiri would be the second pick at 70 if Jackson wasn't there...and so on.

                          Taylor is a guy who can contribute, but I'm thinking that all we need is a league-average guy at SAM to get by for now, like DD Lewis.

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                          • #14
                            You're a huge fan of Jackson, and I can understand why - but I think there are better options at #70. Personally, I like Gattis better - but for what you were given and what scenarios you included, (the trade) it's a solid draft.

                            I think people will be surprised where Henderson ends up on draft day, being a Seminoles fan, I'm not going to give much bias on him - but he's a decent developmental project. Erik Pears came in and did all right, and I think that Henderson is a better project than Erik was, and if we could land him there, I'd be happy. He's on the rise, I think he could come off as early as the fourth round to a team like the 49ers.

                            After that, there's really much you cannot ***** about, but I'm not a huge fan of Woods. I really think players like Ryne Robinson will go unnoticed and slip into that sixth/seventh round area.

                            Who knows though.

                            Nice work mang.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dream
                              You're a huge fan of Jackson, and I can understand why - but I think there are better options at #70. Personally, I like Gattis better - but for what you were given and what scenarios you included, (the trade) it's a solid draft.

                              I think people will be surprised where Henderson ends up on draft day, being a Seminoles fan, I'm not going to give much bias on him - but he's a decent developmental project. Erik Pears came in and did all right, and I think that Henderson is a better project than Erik was, and if we could land him there, I'd be happy. He's on the rise, I think he could come off as early as the fourth round to a team like the 49ers.

                              After that, there's really much you cannot ***** about, but I'm not a huge fan of Woods. I really think players like Ryne Robinson will go unnoticed and slip into that sixth/seventh round area.

                              Who knows though.

                              Nice work mang.
                              What if carricker was there at #70?

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