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07-06-2005, 12:37 PM
07-06-2005, 12:40 PM
nice to see Champ still No. 1.
07-06-2005, 12:43 PM
86 for Lynch, 93 for Champ. These guys are pretty much right on in my opinion.
07-06-2005, 12:48 PM
Dang....I didn't realize it had posted already....I was trying to preview....must've hit the submit button instead......man....I have graphics too! :)
07-06-2005, 01:36 PM
I love it Chefs listed as a notch below, Chef's should always be a notch below the Broncos! Although that makes them better than last year in secondary...we will see on 9/26/05!
A notch below
The trade of a second-round draft pick for two-time Pro Bowler Patrick Surtain gives Kansas City defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham ready-made corner-safety chemistry that should upgrade the left side of the league's 32nd-ranked pass defense. Surtain, an eighth-year corner, has exceptional ball skills as his 29 interceptions, including four last season, attest. He's paired with strong safety Sammy Knight, Surtain's teammate for two seasons in Miami.
07-06-2005, 01:56 PM
Waiting for Boob to come in try to hijack this thread, telling us how good Surtain is and how Champ is over rated. Hopefully Champ will more comfortable in the system this year and truely shine.
07-06-2005, 04:40 PM
What is funny is that they take shot at Lynch in the article then ranked him #6 among safties. hmmm...
07-07-2005, 02:27 AM
From the same site:
Up-and-coming: Eagles' Sheldon Brown
PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles raised more than a few eyebrows when they took South Carolina cornerback Sheldon Brown in the second round of the 2002 draft. Not because anyone questioned whether Brown deserved to be taken that high, but because the Eagles already had taken another corner — the University of Florida's Lito Sheppard— in the first round of the same draft.
The Eagles already had Pro Bowl corners Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor in their starting lineup.
"We went into that draft knowing we were going to take a corner (in the first round)," Eagles vice president of player personnel Tom Heckert says. "We didn't think Sheldon would still be there (late in the second round). When he was, even though we already had taken Lito, it was a no-brainer (to select Brown)."
The Eagles also took Colorado safety Michael Lewis one pick earlier. Three years later, the three of them plus All-Pro free safety Brian Dawkins comprise what might be the NFL's top secondary.
Dawkins, Lewis and Sheppard, who had a team-high five interceptions, all made the Pro Bowl last season. Brown didn't, but he probably was as deserving as his buddy Sheppard. Brown, 26, notched two interceptions, three sacks and led the team in tackles in his first season as a starter.
"Consistency, toughness, works at his job," defensive coordinator Jim Johnson says. "He is a complete pro as far as being consistent and (making) no mistakes. He can run with most receivers. Like anybody else, once in a while he might get beat. But it doesn't bother him. He comes right back. He's a very physical young corner."
>>I think in the next draft we should do a deal with Reid and Banner of the Eagles. Basically swap notes. The Eagles give us their notes and top picks/DB ratings for Denver's notes and top ratings for the RB prospects.
I think it's a fair deal and probably the only way this team comes close to even sniffing around a decent DB prospect.
Denver's burned multiple first/second/and third round DB picks in the past five years and NONE of them have panned out. Meanwhile the Eagles spend a 1st and two 2nds in the SAME draft in 2002 and those three players turned out to be rock solid.