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    2010 Bold Draft Predictions Game

    I've been really, really busy lately, so this game is coming a month late. For those that participated last year, you know the drill. The point of the game is to make *bold* predictions concerning the 2010 Draft. You're doing well if you get one in three right. The entire point is to be bold.

    My definition of bold is something that is against standard thought. This means no "Ndamukong Suh is going #1 Overall". Or, no "Maurkice Pouncey is the best OC in this draft and will be drafted first at the position". Keep the predictions bold. The more debate they create, the better. And, if you don't want to be overly bold, maybe try something extremely exact like "The Broncos will sign "x" in Free Agency", or "The Ravens will draft "x" in Round 2". If you want to predict a trade, do that as well.

    Remember, the point is to think outside the box. You will be wrong most of the time. The fun is in seeing who gets the most predictions right. Also, try and get some predictions in BEFORE the Combine. Things get much, much easier to predict after you get all the Combine data. Part of the fun is guessing which players will blow up and which will bomb. And to encourage this, I'm doing two methods of scoring this year.


    Scoring Rules:

    METHOD ONE:

    1) All predictions dated BEFORE the 2010 Scouting Combine get 2 points if correct.

    2) All predictions dated AFTER the 2010 Scouting Combine get 1 point if correct.

    3) Any non-bold predictions (at the time of creation) are ignored.

    4) A MINIMUM of FIVE (5) Bold Predictions are needed or I'm not going to score. There is no maximum, do as many as you can think up.

    5) I'll tally up the points, so this scoring system awards Pre-Combine predictions and volume of predictions.


    METHOD TWO:

    1) A MINIMUM of FIVE (5) Bold Predictions are needed.

    2) I'll simply do a standard percentage scoring and list the order of whom is the most accurate. This scoring method awards foresight and accuracy.


    So, we will have two final scoring lists for all participants.




    DISCLAIMER:

    Inevitablely, during some future debate, someone will link to your posts in this thread and question your intelligence. They will laugh at your predictions, call you a moron, and completely fail to understand the purpose of this game. It's going to happen. Probably more than once. You have been warned.





    MUG's DRAFT PREDICTIONS (Pre-Combine)

    1. Jimmy Clausen will be the #1 Overall selection in this draft.
    2. Jared Odrick will be a Top 20 selection.
    3. Tim Tebow will be drafted in the top 50 selections and before Colt McCoy.
    4. Micah Johnson will be a 5th Round selection or later
    5. Maurkice Pouncey will be a Top 20 selection and will be drafted higher than any OC in the last 10 years.
    6. Tony Scheffler will net nothing higher than a 5th Round pick if he's traded.
    7. Brandon Marshall will not net 1st and 3rd Round draft picks in a trade, but he will be traded, and I'll guess for a 2nd and 3rd/4th.
    8. The Broncos will commit to Kyle Orton as our franchise's QB and will not draft/trade for a QB regardless of what Bowlen says.
    10. Tyson Alualu will be drafted by a 3-4 team in the 2nd Round to play as a 5-technique despite less than ideal size.
    11. Dan Williams will be off the board before the Broncos pick in the 1st Round.
    12. The Broncos will sign at least THREE of the following Free Agents: Cory Redding, Stephen Neal, Kevin Mawae, Rex Hadnot, Jarvis Green, and JJ Arrington.
    13. The Patriots will draft Demaryius Thomas in the 2nd Round.
    14. Ryan Mathews will be the first RB drafted.
    15. S Chad Jones will be drafted at least 15 selections before S Taylor Mays.
    16. DE Corey Wootton will be drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in Round 2.
    17. CB Joe Haden will fall outside of the Top 10
    18. The Oakland Raiders will draft OT Jared Veldheer in the early 2nd Round.
    19. CB Patrick Robinson will not be drafted in the Top 50 selections.
    20. WR Taylor Price is a Top 75 selection while Mardy Gilyard, Jordan Shipley, Dezmon Briscoe, and Dexter McCluster are not.
    21. CB Donovan Warren will be a 1st Round selection.
    22. OT Bruce Campbell will NOT be a 1st Round selection.
    23. Denver will draft OC Matt Tennant or JD Walton in the 3rd Round.
    24. DT Cam Thomas will NOT be drafted in the Top 75 picks.
    25. OG John Jerry WILL be drafted in the Top 75 picks, but not as an OG, specifically as a RT.



    More to come later, I'm going to try for 50 before the Combine....

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    1. Colt McCoy will drop to the 4th round unless selected by the Vikings in the 3rd.
    2. Tebow will be a 1st round pick
    3. Odrick will be a top 15 pick
    4. Clausen will go no.1 overall
    5. There will be 3 OTs taken in the first 10 picks
    6. The Raiders will draft Carlos Dunlap and Taylor Mays

    I'll edit this post for more later but these will do for now I guess.

    St. Louis Rams GM

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    Ok, I'll try,

    1. Colt McCoy will not be drafted
    2. The Redskins will draft Dez Bryant
    3. Terrence Cody's draft stock will plummet after the combine
    4. Jevan Snead will jump up draft boards after the combine
    5. The Broncos try to make a trade for Kevin Kolb (more wishful thinking than a bold prediction)

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    I guess I have a different idea of what a BOLD prediction is than the first 2 posters do. Clausen being the first pick? Over a third of the mock drafts on the net have him as the 1st overall. 3 tackles being taken in the top 10? There are 3 tackles that are rated by many as top 10 talent. Odrick being a top 20 pick? Most have him as a first round lock, so is placing him top 20 really a reach? This is your game though Mug, so you make the rules. Here's my early predictions:

    1. The Denver Broncos will trade up to draft Sam Bradford in the 1st round.
    2. The first Denver player to be traded in the offseason will be Chris Kuper.
    3. The 2 top defensive risers at the combine will be Jason Pierre-Paul and Everson Griffen.
    4. LT will sign with the New England Patriots.
    5. Julius Peppers will sign with the Washington Redskins.
    6. Jacoby Ford will turn in the fastest clocked 40 time in the history of the NFL combine.
    7. S Eric Berry will drop out of the top 10 in the draft.
    8. Darren Sharper will also sign with the New England Patriots.
    9. Denver will draft one of the following 2 tackles in the 2nd round to play guard- Vladimir Ducasse or Rodger Saffold.
    10. Tim Tebow will be a 1st round pick.

    I'll try to post more before the week is out, and hopefully before the combine. Should we put predictions in another reply rather than editing our original post? That way we have the dates of the predictions and you can match them up with events later Mug.

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    1. Tim Tebow will be the one of the first 2 QB's to get drafted.
    2. Denver will not draft a QB in the 1st rd even if Clausen or Bradford is sitting at our pick.
    3. Denver will draft one of these QB's: Jarrett Brown, Zac Robinson, or John Skelton.
    4. Denver will go against their character rule and draft either CB Perrish Cox or RB LaMarcus Coker.
    5. Denver will not draft a O-Lineman in the first three rounds.
    6. Denver will trade Ryan Harris to the Redskins.
    7. Ryan Clady will be our only starting lineman left on our revamped O-Line.
    8. Jarvis Moss will play a huge role in the LB rotation this year.
    9. Peyton Hillis will be the starting FB, and will be very productive out of the backfield.
    Last edited by JayJack; 02-25-2010 at 04:18 PM.

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    1. QB's Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy will both got in the top 50
    2. S Taylor Mays will not be selected in the Top 50
    3. DT Terrence Cody will go in the 1st round.
    4. The Broncos will Trade Brandon Marshall for a second round pick this year
    and a conditional second round pick next year.
    5. G Mike Iupati Will be a Top 15 pick

    Thanks Blondie for the Sig

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    1. Denver will trade up to #4 overall and select sam bradford
    2. Devin McCourty of Rutgers will run in the 4.3's and be the 2nd corner selected behind Haden within the top 20.
    3. Earl Thomas will be the first safety taken
    4. Denver will use their first 2 picks on Defensive linemen, and take 3 through the entire process
    5. Brandon Spikes will run slower than a 4.9 40
    6. Ndamukong Suh will run faster than Brandon Spikes by at least .15 of a second
    7. A serious rumor of Denver trading into the top 3 will come afloat in April
    8. Tebow will bench more reps than Pike and Colt McCoy combined (void if one or more does not bench)
    9. LT will pair up with Peterson in Minnesota.
    10. Chad Jones will end up a top 20 selection
    11. Colts will select Daryl Washington in round 1
    12. Mt. Cody runs slower than a 5.7 40
    13. Andre Roberts of the Citadel is the 5th WR selected behind Dez, Benn, Tate and Damian Williams.
    14. Eric Decker runs a sub 4.5, has an impressive combine and shoots up into the top half of round 2.
    15. Dezmon Briscoe is selected in the first round after a better than expected 40.

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    1. Denver will have the most picks in the first 3 rds after all the wheeling and
    deeling is done
    2. Joey Porter will sign with New England.
    3. Mike Shanahan will draft oline in the first two rounds
    4. BMarsh will be traded to Cinci for a 2nd this year and a conditional 1st next yr based on performance/behavior
    5. Hillis will go. But not to the redskins. He will go to Seattle/Houston
    6. Denver will trade for a premier RFA Dlinemen
    7. Kyle orton will sign a incentive laden 3yr contract that will allow us to cut him with minimal cap penalty after 1 yr
    8. The Jets will sign/trade for A. Bouldin.
    9. Kevin Kolb will be traded to Arizona
    10. The Raiders will not draft a skill position in the first 3 rounds.
    11. The chiefs will trade down in the first round
    12. The Broncos will draft a Wide Reciever in either the first or second round
    13. Myron Rolle will run a 4.45 or better in the forty and end up being drafted in the late first round.
    14. Tyson Alualu will not be drafted by Denver because someone will trade up in the late first or early second and grab him.
    15. Dan Williams will be gone by pick 7
    16. DL and Oline will make up 14 of the frist round picks
    17. Odrick will end up at a 4-3 team as a DT
    18. Torrell Troup will be the 2nd NT and Cam Thomas will be draft (behind Dan Williams) drafted
    19. Mount Cody will weigh in at 360lbs and watch his draft stock plummet. He will be drafted in the last 5 picks of the 2nd round.
    20. Sam Bradford will be the last guy left at the draft hall sitting for all the world to watch as he sinks further and further into depression
    21. JETS fans will boo the first 164 picks....
    22. Mike Shanahan and Josh McDaniels will get into a war of trading draft picks just to see who can make Kipers hair move.
    23. Earl Thomas will be drafted before Mays and Mayock will be the only pundit applauding the decision
    24. Only two corners will be drafted in the first round.
    25. LT will sign with the Falcons
    26. The Bears will not draft any skill players on offense in the first 4 rounds
    27. Darren Sharper will sign with the Colts
    28. Colt McCoy will be drafted in the first round
    29. We will all hate the new primetime version of the draft and at least 10 threads will pop up bemoaning it
    30. Denver will end up with a draft grade of a B by the majority of the pundits
    Last edited by Alaskajoe; 02-23-2010 at 10:31 AM.

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    HERE WE GO THANKS FOR THE THREAD MUG!!!!


    1. Sam bradford will drop from rd 1
    2. 6 OTs will be taken in rd 1
    3. Oakland will select mays at pick 8
    4. Denver's top FA signee will be Bobbie williams from cincy
    5. Clevland will select Jason Paul pierre at Seven
    6. Kyle wilson will be a first rd pick
    7. Jimmy clausen will go six overall to seattle
    8. Shanahan will not draft a Qb in the first 3 rds
    9. There will be only 2 Rb's taken in rd 1.
    10. the strongest safety with the most bench reps will be myron rolle(he will go in rd 2 as well)
    11. Brandon Graham is a top 18 pick
    12. St louis will not draft a Qb at pick 1
    13. St louis will sign Michael vick
    14. LT will go to the redskins
    15. Iputati is not a top 15 pick
    16. Denver will draft Johnathan Crompton in rd 4
    17. Carlos dunlap will take a Calais Campbell fall into rd 2
    18. Nate Allen will be the 3rd safety taken
    19. Terrence cody will fall out out rd 1
    20. Julius Peppers will sign with the New york jets
    21. brandon spikes wont be a rd 1 pick
    22. Daryl Washington will go in the top 40 picks
    23. NT Cam Thomas will go in the top 45 picks
    24. WR Mardy Gilyard will go in the top 50 picks
    25. WR Jacoby ford will go in the top 60 picks
    26. WR Mike Williams will be a Third rd pick
    27. Qb Tim Tebow wont go untill rd 3
    28. QB Colt Mccoy will be a 4th rd pick
    29. OG Jon Jerry will go to Denver in rd 3
    30. JD Walton will be selected by denver in rd 4
    31. Miami will trade ahead of us and nab dan williams
    32. New england will trade its first rd pick
    33. Denver will trade back to 15 with the giants
    34. The giants will select Earl Thomas at 11
    35. Chicago loses the coin toss and our pick is number 11 as a result
    36. QB Jarret Brown will go in the first 40 picks
    37. Mr irrelavant will be dexter davis from arizona St.
    38. Joey Porter will go to the redskins
    39. Kevin Mawae will not end up in denver
    40. We will not draft a TE, FB, or punter
    41. the fastest CB in rds 1-4 will be donovan warren
    Last edited by elevation INC; 02-23-2010 at 10:56 AM.

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    1) Kyle Orton will get a contract longer than 3 years:orton:
    2) 1 guard and 1 DE will be picked up in FA
    3) Mike Iupati will be snubed for the pro bowl his rookie year
    4) Taylor Mays will have the biggest impact for a rookie safety
    5) Denver will draft Tyson Alualu
    6) Dumervil will be franchised
    7) Marshall will remain a Bronco
    8) Denver will draft a NT,DE,G and C in this draft
    9) JJ Arrington wil be signed as a FA by Denver
    10) McD will bring LT or Westbrook in for a workout
    11) BroncofanSD will return under a new name
    12) I will have a post combine mock
    Last edited by kona bronco; 02-23-2010 at 05:46 PM. Reason: Edited for MUG :P on Iupati

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    Quote Originally Posted by coloradomedic View Post
    I guess I have a different idea of what a BOLD prediction is than the first 2 posters do. Clausen being the first pick? Over a third of the mock drafts on the net have him as the 1st overall. 3 tackles being taken in the top 10? There are 3 tackles that are rated by many as top 10 talent. Odrick being a top 20 pick? Most have him as a first round lock, so is placing him top 20 really a reach? This is your game though Mug, so you make the rules. Here's my early predictions:

    1. The Denver Broncos will trade up to draft Sam Bradford in the 1st round.
    2. The first Denver player to be traded in the offseason will be Chris Kuper.
    3. The 2 top defensive risers at the combine will be Jason Pierre-Paul and Everson Griffen.
    4. LT will sign with the New England Patriots.
    5. Julius Peppers will sign with the Washington Redskins.
    6. Jacoby Ford will turn in the fastest clocked 40 time in the history of the NFL combine.
    7. S Eric Berry will drop out of the top 10 in the draft.
    8. Darren Sharper will also sign with the New England Patriots.
    9. Denver will draft one of the following 2 tackles in the 2nd round to play guard- Vladimir Ducasse or Rodger Saffold.
    10. Tim Tebow will be a 1st round pick.

    I'll try to post more before the week is out, and hopefully before the combine. Should we put predictions in another reply rather than editing our original post? That way we have the dates of the predictions and you can match them up with events later Mug.


    As for the "bold" part, really, you have to allow folks some leeway. If it is at all controversial, I think it qualifies. Obviously, some are more bold than others, but as long as it's not the norm, I think all is well.

    To defend the Clausen and Odrick predictions a little bit, I think there is enough debate on Clausen that putting him (or Bradford) #1 Overall is bold. Lots of questions with those two and nobody knows what will happen. The Odrick thing is a debate I've had ongoing with Mindfield since August, which was that he'd be a 1st Round pick, but I made it Top 20 to make it more difficult. I'm having issues fitting him in my Top 20 in my mock draft. The only options I see are us, Giants, Steelers, and Texans. I think if Dez Bryant and Dan Williams are gone when we pick, he's a serious option for us. I really believe in Odrick, I think somehow he gets in there.

    As for the 3 OTs in the first 10 picks by the other poster, I think that qualifies, I don't believe 3 go in the Top 10. Really, I'm only expecting Okung. I think Davis will test poorly and he's been very inconsistent. And I think Bulaga's arms and thyroid issue will drop him some. I think Williams is a RT. And I think Campbell is a Late 1st Rounder at best due to his massive injury history.



    To answer your question about editing though, this website recently implemented a 4 day edit rule, after which, you can no longer edit your post. So, we have no choice but to make multiple prediction posts as time goes by. It's annoying, but after the draft, I'll find and match everyone's predictions. So, edit until your 4 days are up, then just do another post when need be.

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    Keep it up guys, good stuff so far!


    Remember folks (Kona), keep the bold predictions so that I can grade them after the draft. I can't wait 3 years for Iupati to show if he makes the Pro Bowl or not.

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    1. Denver will trade back in the first round or draft Dan Williams
    2. Denver will draft Dan LeFevour in round 3
    3. We will draft Kyle Wilson in round 2
    4. If we don't draft Dan Williams we will draft Mt.Cody in round 2
    5. Denver will not trade Brandon Marshall.

    Excellent post mug this should be fun.

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    1. Dez Bryant will be drafted in the top 5
    2. No quarterback will be drafted in the top 5
    3. Tebow has an amazing pro day and is the second QB drafted. ( clausen being the first)
    4. Denver will trade Dumervil and get an additonal 1st rounder and we then will draft Williams and McClain. in no specific order.
    5. Denver drafts a QB in the 2nd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan View Post
    As for the "bold" part, really, you have to allow folks some leeway. If it is at all controversial, I think it qualifies. Obviously, some are more bold than others, but as long as it's not the norm, I think all is well.

    To defend the Clausen and Odrick predictions a little bit, I think there is enough debate on Clausen that putting him (or Bradford) #1 Overall is bold. Lots of questions with those two and nobody knows what will happen. The Odrick thing is a debate I've had ongoing with Mindfield since August, which was that he'd be a 1st Round pick, but I made it Top 20 to make it more difficult. I'm having issues fitting him in my Top 20 in my mock draft. The only options I see are us, Giants, Steelers, and Texans. I think if Dez Bryant and Dan Williams are gone when we pick, he's a serious option for us. I really believe in Odrick, I think somehow he gets in there.

    As for the 3 OTs in the first 10 picks by the other poster, I think that qualifies, I don't believe 3 go in the Top 10. Really, I'm only expecting Okung. I think Davis will test poorly and he's been very inconsistent. And I think Bulaga's arms and thyroid issue will drop him some. I think Williams is a RT. And I think Campbell is a Late 1st Rounder at best due to his massive injury history.



    To answer your question about editing though, this website recently implemented a 4 day edit rule, after which, you can no longer edit your post. So, we have no choice but to make multiple prediction posts as time goes by. It's annoying, but after the draft, I'll find and match everyone's predictions. So, edit until your 4 days are up, then just do another post when need be.

    the best thing to do would probally be to copy the old post into a new one and add your new predictions that way we keep it closer together.....

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