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  • MUG's Pre-Combine 3-Round NFL Mock

    Wanted to throw this up before the Combine started. I've been working on it for a few weeks now, and it should be up to snuff with the latest moves and news.



    1. Miami Dolphins select OT Jake Long

    Why: Parcells released three of his top four Offensive Tackles. Vernon Carey is adequate at one position, but there's nobody at all to play the other OT spot. When you are spending #1 Overall money, the best value is a franchise QB or OT. Long is also the perfect size for a Parcells' OT.


    2. St. Louis Rams select DE Chris Long

    Why: They need youth at DE immediately, and rookies Adam Carriker and Clifton Ryan had strong initial seasons at DT, making DE the primary need.


    3. Atlanta Falcons select QB Matt Ryan

    Why: They need a QB to start immediately and Ryan possesses all the talent and abilities to be a great QB. He has leadership and charisma in spades as well. The Falcons really don't have an option here even if they'd like to take another position.


    4. Oakland Raiders select DT Glenn Dorsey

    Why: With the re-signing of Justin Fargas and the return to health of Louisville's Micheal Bush, the Running Back situation looks solved in Oakland. And with Howie's son off the board, the best need/value mix is replacing Sapp with Dorsey.


    5. Kansas City Chiefs select OT Ryan Clady

    Why: Clady should be ready to start immediately at Left Tackle for the Chiefs, a major need to say the least. He's been working out with former Chief Will Shields all offseason to prepare for the draft. Some believe he's the best prospect at Left Tackle in this draft.


    6. New York Jets select DE/LB Vernon Gholston

    Why: They have a pretty good RB tandem in Thomas Jones and Leon Washington, they don't have a single decent pass rushing LB. And without that in the 3-4, you're defense is doomed.


    7. New England Patriots select DT Sedrick Ellis

    Why: Vince Wilfork's contract will be up next season and there is absolutely no way possible New England will be able to afford him considering they've already paid top dollar to Ty Warren and Richard Seymour. Ellis provides a cheaper, and possibly more talented, alternative.


    8. Baltimore Ravens select RB Darren McFadden

    Why: They have no depth behind Willis McGahee and he's somewhat injury prone. A slipping McFadden gives them the outside threat to compliment McGahee's pounding style.


    9. Cincinnati Bengals select LB Keith Rivers

    Why: Most of their OLBs are Free Agents, and none played very well. They need an instant dynamic starter and Rivers has good character to boot.


    10. New Orleans Saints select CB Leodis McKelvin

    Why: With Rivers gone, the Saints address their other glaring need with the top cover corner in the draft.


    11. Buffalo Bills select WR Malcolm Kelly

    Why: Lee Evans is more of a top notch #2 WR and they need a #1 calibur guy with size and the ability to make the big play over the middle. This will greatly help Edwards' maturation.


    12. Denver Broncos select OT Chris Williams

    Why: They have no Offensive Tackles. An untested 2nd year man is slated to start along with Pears, but in the event of an injury, what happens then? What happens if Ryan Harris is just not very good? When you have 2 OTs on the roster, you have a major need. Not to mention Pears is a Free Agent at the end of the season.


    13. Carolina Panthers select DE Phillip Merling

    Why: They need a starter opposite of Peppers now that Rucker is gone. And with Merling's talent, perhaps he can help take advantage of the attention Peppers receives.


    14. Chicago Bears select OT Jeff Otah

    Why: They've lost their starting RT and their starting LG. Otah is pretty raw but should be able to contribute at one of those positions right away. His upside is limitless.


    15. Detroit Lions select CB Aqib Talib

    Why: With Otah gone, they turn to their 2nd biggest need which is CB. In their Cover-2 scheme, Talib gives them a physical ballhawk, something they do not have.


    16. Arizona Cardinals select RB Jonathan Stewart

    Why: Edge is wearing down and there is no depth behind him. Stewart can provide depth and goal line ability before eventually taking over.


    17. Minnesota Vikings select DE Calais Campbell

    Why: Erasmus James is a bust and injury prone. Kenechi Udeze has cancer. Even with both guys, the pass rush was lacking. Their great run defense is wasted without a pass rush.


    18. Houston Texas select RB Rashard Mendenhall

    Why: Ahman Green looks close to finished, and if not, he's very injury prone. Dayne is a Free Agent and there is no depth. They need a RB badly.


    19. Philadelphia Eagles select CB Mike Jenkins

    Why: Their CB play slipped last season and rumors abound they are letting their starters shop themselves for a trade. It's time to prepare a replacement.


    20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select WR DeSean Jackson

    Why: Their offense is stagnant and they need a dynamic playmaker. Their main KR/PR man, Mark Jones, is also a Free Agent.


    21. Washington Redskins select DE Derrick Harvey

    Why: Phillip Daniels is ancient and there is no depth. Harvey is said to be more complete and talented then his former teammate Jarvis Moss who went around this point.


    22. Dallas Cowboys select WR Mario Manningham

    Why: Terry Glenn is on his last legs and when he is out of the lineup, the Dallas passing game suffers greatly due to the lack of a deep threat opposite Owens. Manningham fixes that.


    23. Pittsburgh Steelers select OG Brandon Albert

    Why: Faneca is leaving, they need an instant replacement. Their Left Tackle has a back injury and is probably in his last season. They had disappointing play from RT Willie Colon last year as well. Albert can potentially play every position on the line but Center. And play them well.


    24. Tennessee Titans select WR Limas Sweed

    Why: Assuming his wrist checks out, he's a huge, dynamic deep threat with exceptional hands that has worked with Vince Young in the past. The Titans have no threats at WR.


    25. Seattle Seahawks select RB Felix Jones

    Why: Shaun Alexander is rumored to be released soon, but if not, he's still obviously winding down his career. Maurice Morris proved to be an adequate backup. Jones gives them game breaking speed and, at worst, a change up to the other backs.


    26. Jacksonville Jaguars select SS Kenny Phillips

    Why: They have a lack of depth at Safety and probably need a new starter to replace stopgap Sammy Knight at Strong Safety. Phillips presents good value here and his run plugging would go well with the rangy ballhawk Reggie Nelson.


    27. San Diego Chargers select OT Gosder Cherilus

    Why: They had lackluster RT play last season, and with Oben retiring, there is no depth. Cherilus might be the best pure Right Tackle in the draft.


    28. Dallas Cowboys select DB Reggie Smith

    Why: They need secondary help. And they need someone that can play any position in the event of injury. Smith had great seasons at both Cornerback and Safety, and provides insurance should Henry be injured or Hamlin leave after this franchise season.


    29. San Francisco 49ers select DE Kentwan Balmer

    Why: Arguably the best 3-4 DE in the draft, Balmer fills the immediate void of the retiring Bryant Young.


    30. Green Bay Packers select CB Brandon Flowers

    Why: They love physical, talented cornerbacks and Flowers is the most physical CB in this draft. Mayock has him as a Top 10 selection, I'm not sold on that quite yet, but I do agree with a 1st round grade.


    31. New England Patriots select a Thumb up their Butts while they wait on their 2nd round pick due to cheating.


    32. New York Giants select LB Dan Connor

    Why: Kawika Mitchell is a Free Agent, Strahan might retire which would move Kiwanuka back to DE. Connor can play any LB position and this is a team which needs that versatility and depth.

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    33. Miami Dolphins select LB/DE Quentin Groves

    Why: They need an heir-apparent pass rushing threat to Jason Taylor, and it's not known what is going on with Joey Porter on the other side. A pass rush is a huge need and Groves might be the fastest 3-4 OLB prospect in this draft.


    34. St. Louis Rams select LB Ali Highsmith

    Why: Their OLBs are pretty terrible and it showed in their run defense. They improved their D-line last offseason dramatically, now it's time to improve the next level back. Highsmith represents tremendous speed and tackling ability.


    35. Oakland Raiders select WR James Hardy

    Why: Joey Porter is gone and they don't really have the big red zone threat guy. Hardy gives them a nice compliment to the very reliable Curry and last year's rookie speedster Johnnie Lee Higgins, and a huge target for developing QB JaMarcus Russell.


    36. Kansas City Chiefs select CB Domonique Rodgers-Cromartie

    Why: Ty Law is supposably going to be cut, and even if not, the Chiefs have extremely old starting CBs. Cromartie presents as much upside and raw talent as any CB in this draft, but needs seasoning.


    37. Atlanta Falcons select OT Anthony Collins

    Why: They have no Offensive Tackles. Seriously. It's bad. Collins starts from Day 1, ready or not.


    38. New York Jets select OT Sam Baker

    Why: They need a Right Tackle that can start immediately and Baker projects as a Right Tackle in the NFL. His smarts and technique are NFL-ready, the problem is that with D'Brickashaw and Baker, the Jets could be overpowered by larger D-lines.


    39. San Francisco 49ers select LB Curtis Lofton

    Why: They just released Derrick Smith, whom was their starting LILB last season, they have very little depth inside and a pairing of Lofton and Willis would help make up for a poor defensive line.


    40. Baltimore Ravens select QB Brian Brohm

    Why: Everyone knows they need a QB, they are thrilled Brohm falls this far, they were planning on tagging Henne or Flacco.


    41. Cincinnati Bengals select DE Lawrence Jackson

    Why: With Justin Smith departing they are in need of a legit Defensive End that can play against the run and pass. Jackson can. He also gives them flexibility in the event they turn to a 3-4 scheme.


    42. New Orleans Saints select DT Pat Sims

    Why: They are really weak at Defensive Tackle and Sims represents good value and potential at this selection.


    43. Buffalo Bills select CB Chevis Jackson

    Why: They've never really recovered from losing Nate Clements. Jackson always gets the job done despite outstanding physical skills. He's an ulitmate Cover-2 CB.


    44. Denver Broncos select DT Trevor Laws

    Why: Their DT situation has been laughable for years now. Laws gives them a hustling 3-technique that should be able to contribute from Day 1 due to playing in a complex scheme at Notre Dame.


    45. Carolina Panthers select FS DaJuan Morgan

    Why: They are very shallow at the Safety position and need someone to pair with Chris Harris. Morgan is arguably the best safety in this draft.


    46. Chicago Bears select QB Chad Henne

    Why: They need a QB and leader. Henne had a rifle arm, had withstood a ton of pressure at Michigan, and is a natural leader. He should be ready to play very quickly as well. Scouts consider him the most Pro-ready QB in this draft.


    47. Detroit Lions select OT Carl Nicks

    Why: They need O-line help badly. Nicks projects as the answer to their problem area at Right Tackle, but at worst can shift inside to Guard, where there appears to be a vacancy as well.


    48. Arizona Cardinals select CB Antoine Cason

    Why: Local hero whom was the best collegiate cornerback. They need CB help with Rolle transitioning to Safety.


    49. Minnesota Vikings select WR Early Doucet

    Why: They need a sure-handed possession guy to help move the chains. Their current crop of WRs drop an amazing amount of balls.


    50. Atlanta Falcons select TE John Carlson

    Why: They have no Tight End after releasing Crumpler. Carlson has the complete game and a great demeanor as well.


    51. Philadephia Eagles select LB Erin Henderson

    Why: They have a young group of LBs behind the aging Takeo Spikes whom is almost done. Henderson can possibly play any LB position but would make a great heir-apparent to Takeo inside.


    52. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select DT Marcus Harrison

    Why: They've had subpar Defensive Tackle play for awhile now, some youth, energy, and talent needs to be added to the position.


    53. Washington Redskins select WR Devin Thomas

    Why: They need a little size and physical play to complement the smaller, finesse WRs in Santana Moss and Antwaan Randel-El.


    54. Cleveland Browns select RB Chris Johnson

    Why: They need a dynamic change-up to the pounding of Jamal Lewis. Johnson can be split out wide like Reggie Bush and gives them a lot of options. A real thunder and lightning combination.


    55. Pittsburgh Steelers select DE Dre Moore

    Why: Outside of Aaron Smith, the Defensive End play for the Steelers was really poor last season. Moore provides freakish athletic ability and youth to the position.


    56. Tennessee Titans select DT Red Bryant

    Why: They really need Defensive Tackle help. Haynesworth might be in his last year with the team and they have nothing behind him. Bryant and Haynesworth might team up to provide the Titans with a wall in the middle.


    57. Seattle Seahawks select TE Fred Davis

    Why: He's the prototypical west coast Tight End, and the Seahawks are currently limping by with the 40 year old Marcus Pollard. USC Tight Ends usually slip in the draft to various degrees so I do expect Davis to be available at this point.


    58. Jacksonville Jaguars select OG Chilo Rachal

    Why: Naeole and Williams will be gone and Reyes is a journeyman type. The Jags need a mauler to step in and start at Right Guard.


    59. Miami Dolphins select LB Phillip Wheeler

    Why: He's the proto-type ILB for Bill Parcels. Right size, speed, and demeanor. Someone needs to replace Zack Thomas, this is the guy.


    60. Dallas Cowboys select RB Jamaal Charles

    Why: Local popularity, super speedy guy to compliment Marion Barber. Makes a lot of sense if they miss out on Felix Jones as they do in this mock.


    61. Indianapolis Colts select LB Xavier Adibi

    Why: Perfect fit in the Colts speed-oriented, under-sized scheme. They seemingly draft LBs every year as they never sign any vets at that position long term.


    62. Green Bay Packers select TE Martellus Bennett

    Why: The Tight End position is relatively weak behind starter Donald Lee. Bennett's size effectively gives the team the red zone option they used to love in Bubba Franks whom was released.


    63. New England Patriots select CB Tracy Porter

    Why: He's a very versatile player that should be able to contribute in a nickel role as a rookie, which is important since the Patriots only have 1 CB under contract at this time. He also provides Punt Return insurance in the event Welker gets hurt, or the team might not want to risk Welker next season.


    64. New York Giants select SS Thomas DeCoud

    Why: Very underrated safety that makes tackles and pounds people. Will compliment Gibril Wilson well if the team is able to retain him. Safety is a massive need with or without Wilson.
    Last edited by Mat'hir Uth Gan; 02-22-2008, 03:58 AM.

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      3RD ROUND


      65. Miami Dolphins select CB Patrick Lee

      Why: They are in massive need of secondary help, specifically at Cornerback. Lee's size and speed project as a future #1 Cornerback type. And he's very physical. Parcells loves that.


      66. St. Louis Rams select QB Joe Flacco

      Why: He's a multi-year project that has the time to grow and develop behind Marc Bulger, and the Rams get a backup with talent incase Bulger gets hurt again.


      67. Atlanta Falcons select RB Matt Forte

      Why: He's vastly underrated as things stand now, but he'll give the Falcons a pounder to go along with the speedy Jerious Norwood. Very nice combo.


      68. New England Patriots select CB Charles Godfrey

      Why: They need depth at CB so they are double dipping with Godfrey and Porter. Godfrey is a physical freak with significant starting upside.


      69. Kansas City Chiefs select OC Mike Pollak

      Why: Casey Wiegmann is on his last legs and there is nobody developing behind him. Pollak is the best Center in this draft and could unseat Wiegmann this season in camp.


      70. New York Jets select WR Earl Bennett

      Why: They need a playmaker at Wide Receiver especially now that Coles looks like he won't be with the team much longer. Bennett should make a nice complimentary piece to their #1 WR Jericho Cotchery.


      71. San Francisco 49ers select WR Adarius Bowman

      Why: He's a physical marvel that will probably remind the team of T.O. That might not be too good, but if he reaches his potential, that aspect of emulating T.O. will be just fine. He's a very nice fit with the smaller, speedier WRs already on their roster.


      72. Buffalo Bills select LB Taveres Gooden

      Why: The Weakside LB play last season was poor and Bills fans are clammoring for a new hot shot in the draft to pair with Posluszny in the middle, and Crowell at SAM. Here you go.


      73. Cincinnatti Bengals select DT Frank Okam

      Why: Because they want to get the steal of the draft. Whether they stay as a 4-3 or move to a 3-4 Okam will dominate. It's amazing to me that he's not going in the 1st Round.


      74. New Orleans Saints select LB Jerod Meyo

      Why: Assuming they sign Zack Thomas, they still need to develop a MIKE to replace him in a few years. Meyo needs to hit the weights and develop more physically, but his talent is top notch. He may be able to play WILL in the meantime.


      75. Buffalo Bills select CB Terrell Thomas

      Why: They are finally fixing their Cornerback situation. Here's another Cover-2 guy, that combined with Chevis Jackson a round earlier, really helps to solidify their depth and allow for competition at the starting spot opposite McGee.


      76. Minnesota Vikings select WR Donnie Avery

      Why: So they can finally find the speedy track star deep threat that Troy Williamson proved not to be. Lets see if Avery allows a ball to bounce off his head when he's wide open, essentially allowing the opposing team to win the game, and in the process screw up their draft by dropping down 3 slots and missing out on key players. *shakes fist at Troy Williamson*


      77. Carolina Panthers select DT Ahtyba Rubin

      Why: Kris Jenkins is gone, depth needs to be accumulated and the cupboard gets bare in this draft after Rubin is gone, especially in terms of clogging Nose Tackles.


      78. Chicago Bears select WR Lavelle Hawkins

      Why: Bernard Berrian might be gone. Moushin Muhammed is gone. They need talent at this position.


      79. Detroit Lions select RB Mike Hart

      Why: Kevin Jones is constantly injured and the Lions are transitioning into a running team. Hart provides the leadership and between-the-tackles running that Jones isn't quite so hot at. They'll compliment each other pretty well.


      80. Arizona Cardinals select DE/LB Bruce Davis

      Why: Okeafor and Pace are going to be gone. Berry can't stay healthy. They must get a pass rush from the OLB spot and Davis has shown to be dynamite in that role in college, specifically getting to the QB seemingly every play.


      81. Minnesota Vikings select FB Owen Schmitt

      Why: Tony Richardson is a Free Agent and the team wants to get younger. A smash mouth Full Back is a key part of their running game, so they have to nab Schmitt before anyone else considers him.


      82. Houston Texans select OC Steve Justice

      Why: Alex Gibbs is returning to teach his zone blocking scheme and he needs a leader at the Center position whom is flawless in his technique. Justice is made for his scheme.


      83. Philadelphia Eagles select FS Quentin Demps

      Why: Dawkins is reaching the end of his career and there really isn't anyone else back there worth mentioning. Demps is a playmaker with a ton of talent.


      84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers select RB Ray Rice

      Why: Cadillac's career might be done. Pittman won't be back with the team. And Rice provides a change up to Earnest Graham, as well as some depth in the event Cadillac can return.


      85. Washington Redskins select SS Craig Steltz

      Why: They need someone to replace Shaun Taylor. Steltz keeps missing offseason workouts due to injury, so he's under publicized at the moment, but a good combine should have him back in the spotlight.


      86. Cleveland Browns select DE/LB Shawn Crable

      Why: They need someone to replace McGinnest opposite of Wimbley. Crable has the size and athleticism to play the rover position in the 3-4.


      87. Pittsburgh Steelers select OT Heath Benedict

      Why: He showed at the Senior Bowl that he could hang with the big boys. Benedict can play Guard or Tackle, so along with 1st Round selection Albert, the Steelers offensive line woes should be a thing of the past in whatever positions these guys find themselves in.


      88. Tennessee Titans select TE Jermicheal Finley

      Why: They need a TE since they only have the injury prone Bo Scaife on the roster now. Vince Young has a history with Finley and his upside is extreme. It will take a few years to develop him, but between Sweed and Finley, Young should be thrilled.


      89. Seattle Seahawks select WR Andre Caldwell

      Why: DJ Hackett should be gone and their top receiver, Bobby Engram, is ancient. Caldwell provides good depth and slot potential.


      90. Jacksonville Jaguars select CB Justin King

      Why: They need Cornerback help and King's athletic ability and upside is a good gamble for this point in the 3rd round.


      91. Chicago Bears select OG Roy Schuening

      Why: As mentioned earlier, Brown is gone, so a starter at OG is a need, and depth at the position is lacking as well.


      92. Dallas Cowboys select LB Beau Bell

      Why: They are trying to trade Bobby Carpenter, and Ayodele was disappointing. Bell has the perfect size and straight line skill set to excel inside in the 3-4.


      93. Indianapolis Colts select DE Chris Ellis

      Why: They need depth at the position and even though scouts have soured on Ellis as of late, this is still good value at this point in terms of skill. Off field issues may scare some teams away even further.


      94. Green Bay Packers select LB Geno Hayes

      Why: They have no depth at Linebacker behind some solid starters, and Hayes can always challenge Poppinga outside at SAM.


      95. New England Patriots select LB Ezra Butler

      Why: They favor versatile players and Butler can probably line up anywhere in the 3-4 at linebacker and be effective. He's a little raw, but New England never plays rookie linebackers anyway.


      96. New York Gaints select OT Tony Hills

      Why: They currently have an Offensive Guard playing Offensive Tackle, though he did well this last year and looks like he might be the answer there (David Diehl). However, depth is still a concern and Hills is great value here as before he broke his leg, he was a probable 2nd rounder.
      Last edited by Mat'hir Uth Gan; 02-22-2008, 04:40 AM.

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      • #4
        denver don+t need a 3 teq dt... need nosetackles

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bjoli198 View Post
          denver don+t need a 3 teq dt... need nosetackles

          We have two. Marcus Thomas and Alvin McKinley.


          In our likely new speed-oriented scheme, that'll suffice. We need the penetrators to make it all go, or else when our DE's fly around the edges, the QB will simply step up in the pocket and pick apart our pass defense.


          Penetrating 3-techniques are a dire need for this team.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bjoli198 View Post
            denver don+t need a 3 teq dt... need nosetackles
            We changed schemes though, so pure NT's aren't neccesary for our D anymore.

            Anyway, from a Bronco's point of view I'd be relatively pleased with that. An elite OT, while not a sexy pick to some, would potentially improve our offense more than any elite RB could. I'd love to see what Cutler could do with real time in the pocket.

            I know you don't share the opinion MUG, but I do feel we'll seriously look at LB in the 2nd round as opposed to DT. Not that I would agree with that entirely, as I think DT is the bigger need. But I think Denver is looking to add a really top tier LB to pair with DJ, and personally I think it'll be a MLB.

            While a lot of DJ's skills are better suited to MLB, I just don't think he reads the game well enough or organises the D well enough and I'm not sure he ever will. He has weaknesses as a WLB, but I think with a truly elite MLB beside him these would be shown up far less and he'd really shine.

            I'd not be surprised if we traded our first for next year and maybe one of our latter rounders this year and got back into the end of the 1st round and got Dan Connor.

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            • #7
              Not having a third is going to cripple us.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Schism View Post
                We changed schemes though, so pure NT's aren't neccesary for our D anymore.

                Anyway, from a Bronco's point of view I'd be relatively pleased with that. An elite OT, while not a sexy pick to some, would potentially improve our offense more than any elite RB could. I'd love to see what Cutler could do with real time in the pocket.

                I know you don't share the opinion MUG, but I do feel we'll seriously look at LB in the 2nd round as opposed to DT. Not that I would agree with that entirely, as I think DT is the bigger need. But I think Denver is looking to add a really top tier LB to pair with DJ, and personally I think it'll be a MLB.

                While a lot of DJ's skills are better suited to MLB, I just don't think he reads the game well enough or organises the D well enough and I'm not sure he ever will. He has weaknesses as a WLB, but I think with a truly elite MLB beside him these would be shown up far less and he'd really shine.

                I'd not be surprised if we traded our first for next year and maybe one of our latter rounders this year and got back into the end of the 1st round and got Dan Connor.

                If so, and we go by my mock, then the options, outside of trading back up for Connor, are Erin Henderson and Phillip Wheeler. Xavier Adibi as a WILL.


                The problem is that we can get a good MIKE in the 4th Round if that is what we want. Spencer Larson, Jonathan Goff, J. Leman, and Ben Moffitt should all be there, or at least most of them. But there won't be many talented DTs, I think James McClinton is about it. Maybe Demario Pressley and Letroy Guion, but those guys are very suspect.


                DT inherently has a higher value then LB, especially MIKE and SAM. I don't think that's good draft management, especially when any new LB won't be worth much if we don't get a D-line to keep the OGs from popping him every play.

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                • #9
                  I'm really not too sure what to think about going OT at 12. I wouldn't mind it so much if we traded down. I may also feel better if we grabbed clady at 12 because he fits what we run a bit better, and has that experience already under his belt.

                  OT's just scream "GEORGE FOSTER HAHAHHAA" at me whenever I see them on mock drafts. Nightmares, seriously.

                  Thanks for the effort, nice read.
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                  • #10
                    I find it interesting that due to winning that meaningless Minnesota game at the end of the season, the one Shanahan tried his hardest to throw, the players that we lost out on are (hypothetically):

                    Keith Rivers
                    Leodis McKelvin
                    Malcolm Kelly

                    Lawrence Jackson
                    Pat Sims
                    Chevis Jackson


                    And then we'll have to see the 4th/5th Round guys when Compensatory Picks are announced.


                    Those are some pretty hefty guys to lose out on for a meaningless win. I think that's going to bite us in the butt this draft.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Botan View Post
                      I'm really not too sure what to think about going OT at 12. I wouldn't mind it so much if we traded down. I may also feel better if we grabbed clady at 12 because he fits what we run a bit better, and has that experience already under his belt.

                      OT's just scream "GEORGE FOSTER HAHAHHAA" at me whenever I see them on mock drafts. Nightmares, seriously.

                      Thanks for the effort, nice read.
                      I'm with you. Clady would be ideal, but I think he'll be long gone. And Foster has scarred me as well, though at least we turned him into Dre Bly. Chris Williams is a prototype for a zone blocking scheme, he's really very similar to Clady, so I don't think there is much of a drop off at all.

                      Either of those two guys would really help shore up a weak and undermanned position. Trading back really only leaves us with the option of taking Anthony Collins or Sam Baker, which might be ok.

                      It's going to be really hard for Shanahan to goof this draft up.

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                      • #12
                        Good job as always. Solid draft.

                        Not much for the fans at Draft central to cheer about though.
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                        • #13
                          I wholeheartedly disagree with #1 overall. Cowboys will let Flozell Adams go and 99% chance he will sign with Miami. Miami also has #32 pick and can grab next available RT albeit Gosder Cherilus or Sam Baker.

                          I'm not a big fan of OL with Denver's first pick and have to remember Alex Gibbs is in Houston now, so no OL or RB in first round.

                          <3 Denver's 2nd Round and Houston 3rd round pick though.

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                          • #14
                            I guarentee you the Ravens won't select Darren McFadden 8th overall. That will do nothing to help their problems in the least.

                            McGahee is 25 years old, was their offense last year and made the pro-bowl, albeit, an alternate. He should have been the third RB there though, IMO.

                            At that point, they would definately opt for Leodis McKelvin to answer their CB issue for the future as well as cover their more than questionable depth at the position.
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                            • #15
                              Wrong Long for Miami, it should be Chris. Vernon Carey is their LT, and a very good one. You don't spend the #1 overall pick on a RT.

                              Solid Broncos draft, hardly exciting, but addresses needs with good value.
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