View Full Version : The Official Make Your Picks here Thread (Mock Draft)
03-04-2007, 02:24 PM
Do you still have my PM with the two selections I gave you in the last round? I may not be around in time so I want the other one.....
Dallas and Ray Finkle are on the clock. Ray Finkle has sent me the pick via PM.
Dallas selects S Tony Franklin of Virginia. The pick was made at 11:20 am PST. KC and BMan are on the clock.
03-04-2007, 09:23 PM
The Kansas Shiaty Chiefs are happy to select WR, Courtney Taylor, Auburn with the 150th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.
WR | (6'1", 200, 4.68 *4.50* @ NFL Combine) | AUBURN
Scouts Grade: 69
Flags: (D: DURABILITY) Player that can't stay healthy(S: SPEED) Player lacks ideal speed at position (*However, he did run a 4.5 flat at the combine.)
Sr. Bowl weigh in: 6015 200lbs, Was thick and muscular.
Strengths: Possesses good height and the frame to improve his bulk. Is quicker than fast. Shows good agility and is a smooth athlete. Much more effective on short-to-intermediate routes than he is working vertically. He shows good leaping ability and will make the acrobatic catch along the sidelines. Possesses outstanding body control for a taller receiver. Gets in and out of breaks quickly. Shows awareness and instinct. He will go over the middle and make the tough catch in traffic. He shows very soft and strong hands. Can pluck on the run and also shows the consistent ability to take the ball away from defenders in the air. He gives a great effort as a blocker and displays good overall technique in that facet of the game. He has proven to be a clutch performer in the past.
Considering he ran almost 2 10ths faster than he was projected I would guess he'll move up the boards. He's not gonna make a move like Jason Hill, but I doubt he makes it out of the 3rd round. Good pick for the Chefs, though they would have rather of taken Rhema McKnight who was STOLEN 2 or 3 picks ago.
JENS I almost pulled a Mock here. Your list doesn't show Andrae Allison as being drafted amongst the WR's. He was actually drafted at #89. Got a little excited, then started thinking there was no way and went and looked over the draft...
Pick made @ 2020 hrs CST. The next dude that picks after me... yeah, he's on the clock!
03-04-2007, 10:35 PM
Seattle/Wabronco is on the clock. He has until 9:20 AM CST to make the selection in the 5th round.
03-05-2007, 12:41 AM
With pick 151, Seattle addressed a need by by drafting LeRoy Harris, C/OG, NC State.
Strengths: 4 year starter with loads of experience. Versatile, competitive player. Can be a dominant interior presence, and he flashes a strong punch. Sustains and finishes. State wrestling champ as a prep-athlete.
Weaknesses: Isn't overly mobile, and although he can get to the second level, he shows limited ability to locate and block defenders.
Summary: Seattle is desperate for interior depth, with Robbie Tobeck retiring and Chris Gray likely moving on. Harris gives them a good guard prospect as well as a back-up center.
03-05-2007, 12:47 AM
Philly/Arkie is on the clock. He has until 11:30 AM CST to make his selection.
03-05-2007, 12:15 PM
If Arkie does not pick in 20 minutes.......
Arkie's time has expired. Youcandoit may select at any time. His selection time runs until 11:30 PM CST.
Arkie may make a selection at any time.
03-05-2007, 09:20 PM
With the 152nd pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select Michael Okwo, linebacker from Stanford.
pick was made at 20:15 central
03-05-2007, 11:01 PM
The New Orleans Saints(youcandoit1687) trade pick #153(currently on the clock) to the New England Patriots(Clockwork Orange) for picks #187 and 196. Clockwork Orange is now on the clock.
03-06-2007, 01:39 AM
The New England Patriots select Dallas Baker, WR University of Florida.
This pick was made at 11:35 P.M. MST. DBroncos4life (N.Y. Jets) are now on the clock.
03-06-2007, 03:26 PM
03-06-2007, 04:11 PM
When you make your selection, please include the following in your post:
1) Player (first and last name)
3) The exact time and day you made your selection (you do not have to list the time in every one of the four US time zones, just your time zone and specify which one it is)
4) Which team/poster is next on the clock (This is optional, you dont necessarily have to do it, but it would be helpful.)
Pick made at 3:30pm Eastern - Oakland TheDave are on the clock
03-07-2007, 12:21 AM
Fullback | Senior | Alabama
Height: 6-01/8 | Weight: 256 | 40-Time: 4.88
Has good size and a very solid and sturdy frame...Hands are great and he is an excellent receiver out of the backfield...Solid blocker who can lead up the middle and adjust in space...Decent short-yardage runner...Versatile and was used in a number of roles...Tough with top intangibles...Has a lot of experience in the SEC.
Timed speed is well below average and he lacks a burst...Does not provide much of a threat running the ball...Is not especially explosive as a runner or dominating as a blocker...He needs to refine his technique as a blocker...Split time in college.
A good all-around player who does most everything well but nothing great...Will likely have to make his mark as a lead blocker at the next level but his real value will come in the passing game...One of the best players available at his position.
This pick was made @10:21 MST Baltimore/Anubis is now on the clock
03-07-2007, 06:06 AM
The Ravens select: Pick made at 6:03 am Est
Legedu Naanee WR Boise State 6-2 225 4.41
COLLEGE - (2006) Named first-team All-WAC...Led Boise State with 34 catches and six touchdowns, while finishing second with 522 yards receiving...Averaged 43.5 yards per game receiving and 15.4 yards per catch...Also rushed seven times for 90 yards...Caught at least one pass in all 12 Boise State games...Had a career-high seven catches for 129 yards, his first career 100-yard receiving game, and a touchdown in the Broncos’ BCS bowl clinching win over Nevada in the season finale...Had four catches for 19 yards and a touchdown against Sacramento State...Had three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown against Hawaii, three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown against San Jose State, three catches for 42 yards against Utah, three catches for 13 yards against Fresno State, two catches for 40 yards against Louisiana Tech, two catches for 36 yards at New Mexico State, two catches for 26 yards at Wyoming, two catches for 22 yards and a touchdown against Oregon State, two catches for 11 yards at San Jose State and one catch for 61 yards and a touchdown against Idaho...Had one carry for 30 yards against Utah State, one carry for 30 yards against Fresno State and three carries for 27 yards at New Mexico State...
(2005) Started all 13 games for the Broncos at wide receiver...Finished tied for second on the team with 34 catches for 483 yards...Led team with six touchdown catches...Also had four rushes for 25 yards...Had a season-high five catches for 52 yards against Boston College in the MPC Computers Bowl...Had a four catches twice, against Utah State (52 yards) and Nevada (70 yards)...Had a season-high 83 yards on three catches against New Mexico State...Had two touchdown catches against Nevada and Hawai’i...Caught one touchdown pass against San Jose State and Utah State...Caught three passes against Hawai’i, San Jose State, New Mexico State and Fresno State...Finished with two catches against Georgia, Portland State, Idaho and Louisiana Tech...Rushed for 25 yards on four carries, including 18 at Oregon State...(2004) Backup quarterback for the Broncos who spent time at tight end and wide receiver late in the season to take advantage of his athletic ability...Caught four passes for 45 yards, while rushing four times for 79 yards...Had one catch each against San Jose State, Louisiana Tech, Nevada and Louisville...Personal protector on the punt team...Took a fake punt 33 yards against Oregon State and one 26 yards against Nevada... Set wide receiver position records in the weight room in the power clean (364 pounds in spring 2005), hang clean (374 pounds in spring 2005), and back squat (525 pounds in spring 2005)...(2003) A backup quarterback for the Broncos who also played special teams...Finished the regular season completing 1-of-5 passes for 27 yards in limited time under center...Also rushed three times for four yards and caught one pass for four yards...On special teams recorded seven tackles...Named Scout Team Player of the Year for the second straight season...Holds quarterback position records in the weight room in the power clean (327 pounds in spring 2003), hang clean (356 pounds in spring 2004), back squat (520 pounds in spring 2003), bench press (305 pounds in spring 2003), and vertical jump (36 inches in spring 2004)...(2002) Red-shirted during the 2002 season, his first with the Bronco program...Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL - Produced outstanding passing numbers in final two years leading the Franklin High School team...Passed for over 3,800 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2000 and 2001, while also rushing for over 600 yards and scoring eight touchdowns...Following junior and senior seasons, named his league’s offensive player of the year...Team captain in 2001 and led team to the first round of the state playoffs...A four-year starter at quarterback...Also received first-team all-league honors on offense and defense after intercepting six passes...Also an outstanding basketball player, Naanee received all-league honors as a junior...High school football coach was Tom McCarthey.
MAJOR - General Business Management
BOISE STATE VARSITY LETTERS EARNED - Three
Traveller and the San Diego Chargers are now on the clock
03-07-2007, 09:13 AM
With the 157 pick in the OM Draft, The Chargers select Steve Breaston, WR, Michigan
Analysis from NFL Draft Showcase.com
Antwaan Randle-El, Redskins
Both are undersized receivers, although Breaston has more height to him. Both players are excellent in the return game and are reliable underneath receivers who can short passes into long gains. However, both are much better suted for the slot than a split position.
Height: 6'1" Weight: 193
OPEN FIELD ABILITY : Breaston is one of the most dangerous open field runners in college football. He has a great burst and great elusiveness. He hits creases hard when he gets them and has enough speed to outrun most defenders. He is equally as dangerous after catching a short pass as he is returning kicks and punts.
SHORT TO INTERMEDIATE ROUTES: Breaston is an excellent underneath receiver. Despite his lack of size, he is fearless over the middle and is very reliable on short to intermediate passes. He runs crisp routes and shows the agility to lose defenders in and out of his breaks. He does a nice job of coming back to the ball and catching with his hands.
DEEP BALLS: Breaston has not shown that he can be as effective as a downfield receiver. He struggles to adjust to deep balls in the air and does not have the size to outbody defenders for the ball. He does not appear natural catching the ball over his shoulder. His saving grace here is his burst which does allow him to get downfield.
DURABILITY: Although he has shown great toughness and has played through almost all of his injuries, the fact remains, Breaston has struggled to stay completely healthy for entire seasons. Part of this is his lack of size and strength. That also limits his ability to be an effective downfield blocker in the running game.
RELEASE: Breaston's lack of size and strength also makes it tough for him to get clean releases against press coverage. He has the quickness to get around this, but more physical defensive backs are able to throw him off his route. He must add more strength and improve his hand technique when facing press coverage.
Pick was made at 8:56AM EST, Chicago (Drek) is now on the clock.
With pick #158 the Chicago Bears select....
Antwan Barnes, OLB/DE, Florida International.
From NFL Draft Scout:
03/05/07 - Stock Rising: Speaking of top results at the outside linebacker position, Barnes raised quite a few eyebrows with his dominating performance at the Combine. After weighing in at 6-1, 240 pounds, Barnes ran a 4.43 (second fastest among linebackers), had a 10'2" broad jump (third best) and led all linebackers with 31 reps of 225 pounds. Barnes, who played outside linebacker as a sophomore before moving to defensive end the past two seasons, may have emerged as legitimate Day One candidate with his performance. - NFLDraftScout.com
Barnes was the defensive leader on a lower level team and has experience as both a OLB and DE. The Bears intend to make use of his startling physical gifts as a replacement for Lance "Trade me or release me" Briggs shortly down the line. Barnes is a project but with his measurables he could become a playmaking force next to Urlacher.
Original post at 10:02AM central time, BlitzingDog with Indianapolis is now on the clock.
03-07-2007, 11:12 AM
Indianapolis Colts select:
Ramonce Taylor, RB, Texas
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03-07-2007, 08:16 PM
The start of the sixth round is here!
Oakland/theDave is on the clock. He has until 10 P.M. CST on Wednesday March 6th to make his selection.
03-07-2007, 11:30 PM
Oakland's time has expired. They can still make a pick at any time.
Florida Bronco and Detroit are on the clock.
03-08-2007, 12:35 AM
Detroit selects Jon Abbate, MLB, Wake Forest.
The pick was made at 12:30AM EST, Cleveland/Bronco LB 52 is now on the clock.
Bronco LB 59
03-08-2007, 10:56 AM
Cleveland selects Travarous Bain CB, Hampton
03-08-2007, 12:03 PM
I am now on the clock. San Francisco is pleased to select:
DT Ola Dagunduro of Nebraska who will play 3-4 DE for SF.
Pick was made at 9:00 am PST. Herc and the Skins are now up. Dave can still pick at any time.
03-08-2007, 12:23 PM
Sorry about that folks...
Running Back | Senior | Northern Illinois
Was extremely productive and excelled against big time opponents like Ohio St. and Michigan...Explosive big play threat with great speed, quickness, acceleration and a burst...Has great instincts and vision...Has good balance and can cut on a dime...Very elusive and hard to tackle...Has solid hands...Tough pound-for-pound.
Vastly undersized and has neither the height or bulk you look for...Durability is a major concern...Has very little, if any, experience as a return man...Did not always play against top competition...He will more than likely be limited to a role as a 3rd down back and special teamer...Intelligence issues?...Doesn't have much upside.
Redshirted due to academic shortcomings and then began his career ninth on the tailback depth chart...Not in the same mold as guys like Darren Sproles or Maurice Jones-Drew because while those guys may have been short they weren't small at nearly 200 lbs....Prolific college runner who is not nearly the pro prospect that his press clippings would lead you to believe...Will never be a long-term starter in the pros but could carve out a niche for himself as a situational guy and a return man.
03-09-2007, 12:21 AM
Herc and Washington's time has expired. St. Louis and bpc are on the clock. Herc can still make his pick at any time.
With their first pick in the 6th round, the St. Louis Rams select CB, Courtney Brown, Cal-Poly.
03-09-2007, 01:31 PM
Miami/Arkansas bronco is on the clock. He has until 10 PM CST to make his selection.
Herc may make a selection at any time.
03-09-2007, 01:37 PM
Miami selects DT Keith Jackson Jr. University of Arkansas
selection made @ 12:27 central time
SL and Bpc are back up
The St. Louis Rams select QB from the University of Florida, Chris Leak.
03-09-2007, 03:10 PM
John Talley, CB - Duke Blue Devils
Pick made at 15:05 Eastern ... Killericon and Buffalo are up
03-10-2007, 03:11 AM
Buffalo and killericon's time has expired. They can still pick at any time. Herc and Wash can also still pick at any time.
Atlanta and Breck Bronc are on the clock.
03-10-2007, 11:35 AM
With their 6th and final pick of the 2007 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select Joe Newton, TE, Oregon State.
03-10-2007, 12:30 PM
The San Francisco 49ers are pleased to select:
LB Nate Harris of Louisville
Pick made at 9:25 a.m. PST. Cincinnati and NFLBRONCO are now on the clock. Buffalo and Washington can still make a pick at any time.
03-10-2007, 04:41 PM
Since SoCal took the guy I wanted :)
Sam Olajubutu LB Arkansas
Pick made 2:38pm Mountain Time March 10th
Eddie Mac you are up
03-10-2007, 05:15 PM
With the 169th overall pick, General Manager Killericon of the Buffalo Bills selects RB Eldra Buckley of Chattanooga.
03-10-2007, 06:31 PM
With the 173rd selection of the 2007 OM Mock Draft the Tennessee Titans are pleased to select Syvelle Newton WR S Carolina
Strengths: A versatile athlete. Has experience lining up at quarterback, running back, receiver and safety and can return kicks so is extremely versatile. Explodes out of cuts, changes directions quickly and can separate from man coverage. Is tough and isn't afraid to go over the middle. While he rounds off some cuts, he has progressed in this area and is a decent short-to-intermediate route-runner. Does an adequate job of reading defenses and can locate seams when working against zone-coverage. Has quick feet, possesses decent upper body strength and can beat press-coverage. Possesses adequate speed and generally does a good job of tracking the ball downfield. Stays focused when the ball is in the air and doesn't drop many passes he should catch. Can make defenders miss, fights for yards after contact and can produce after the catch. Shows good vision with the ball in his hands, reads blocks well and runs screens well. As a quarterback, he possesses above-average arm strength, shows good poise in the face of pressure and can be accurate when he gets into a rhythm but doesn't always make sound decisions and footwork is inconsistent. As a safety, he showed good closing speed, adequate cover skills and tackled fairly well. Is a competitor, looks to throw blocks downfield and wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line.
Weaknesses: Lacks elite top-end speed and isn't going to outrun many defenses when he gets a seam. Plays physical and is strong but doesn't have great size and bigger corners will have some success pushing him around. Versatility is somewhat of a setback because he hasn't been able to refine skills at any one position. Doesn't always secure the ball when running in the open field and is vulnerable to getting the ball knocked loose. Though shows good balance and flashes the ability to sustain once in position, is just adequate as a blocker. While he bounced back in 2006 and durability isn't a substantial concern at this point, sustained a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in 2005.
Overall: Newton started one of the 12 games he appeared in during his true freshman season in 2003 and he primarily lined up at receiver and returned kicks. He caught 22 passes for 272 yards, returned three kickoffs for 60 yards and completed one of his two passes for 18 yards. Newton played quarterback and started five of the 11 games he appeared in during the 2004 season. He completed 70 of his 131 passes for 1,093 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Newton also rushed for 262 yards and five touchdowns on 104 carries. He lined up at quarterback, receiver and running back and returned kicks while appearing in seven games during the 2005 season but he sustained a season-ending Achilles tendon injury. Newton caught 27 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns and he rushed for 150 yards on 21 carries. He also completed four of his five passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns and returned three kickoffs for 55 yards that year. Newton started games at quarterback, receiver and free safety in 2006.
Newton is a unique prospect because he has played several positions throughout his collegiate career, including wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back. While he has shown some potential at every one of them, we believe his best pro-potential is at wide receiver. Newton is raw but he has good size and speed, he changes directions quickly and he flashes the ability to catch the ball well in traffic. Newton's versatility adds value to his NFL draft stock, which is why his grade has improved to the late-first or early-second day range of the 2007 class.
Syvelle is one of the most athletic wide receivers in this draft. He shows excellent speed and strength and does an excellent job blocking from the receiver position. He has very good hands, is fast enough to go deep and quick enough to break the legs off the CB defending him when he runs his underneath routes. He can play more than one position and has done so for his college team to the degree that it has hurt his rating in this draft. Syvelle has all the moves and strength to help a team the day after they draft him. He shows excellent intelligence and mental strength to go along with his talent. Syvelle plays the game with character, intelligence, passion and talent. He has the potential to be a franchise WR for the team that drafts him.
NEEDS TO IMPROVE
Syvelle moved around so much and played so many different positions that the scouts will be afraid to recommend him too high for fear that he might be a “jack of all trades, ace of none” type of guy. I’m here to tell you that is not the case.
TALENT BOARD ROUND: 1
I’m not going to downgrade a talented kid because he has played more than one position in his college career. In fact, in most cases, I consider that a positive rather than a negative. In most cases, it cuts down on the LTI because those kids are talented, smart and coachable. Last year, I told all the members about Brandon Marshall picked by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the draft. I told you that he had first round talent and would help a team right away. This year I’m telling you about Syvelle, another player with first round talent that most likely will not be taken in the first round. I would take this kid way before I would take the Jarrett kid from USC. Syvelle has the same amount of talent, but is much further ahead on character, intelligence and passion. So here we go again. A perfect example of why we do things the way we do things here at THR. Over the years, Rob and I have figured out that when it comes to the draft, the profile of a player has nothing to do with when a player will be taken in the draft. We don’t know why, but we do know that the two are now always connected. Syvelle should be rated just as high as his teammate Sidney Rice. He played in the same games and scouts saw the both of them play. They saw them both run routes and catch the ball, block, run reverses and, in Syvelle’s case, even play more than one position successfully. Yet, no one seems to think that Syvelle and Sidney have equal talent to play and impact at the next level. All of this is because Syvelle played more than one position and Sidney did not! What am I missing here? What are they so afraid of, making a decision on a player’s talent? Isn’t that their job? Am I the only one out here looking at film?
03-10-2007, 06:35 PM
The Giants and Rohirrim are now on the clock
03-10-2007, 08:46 PM
The 6th round pick of the NY Giants and Fantasy GM Roh:
DeAndre Jackson, CB, 6’, 193, Iowa State: Jackson would like to follow the career path of former Iowa State cornerback Ellis Hobbs, a third-round 2005 draft pick by New England who quietly blossomed as a rookie starter last year. Jackson (6-0, 192) might be better. He’s a physical corner who hits like a safety and shared the league lead with five interceptions in 2005.
Pick made at 6:37 PM, Mountain Time
Buffalo and Killericon are on the clock.
03-10-2007, 11:07 PM
With the 175th overall pick, General Manager Killericon of the Buffalo Bills selects OT Elliot Vallejo of Cal-Davis.
Billy Clyde Puckett
03-11-2007, 12:46 AM
Kevin Payne - Safety/Special teams ace - Louisiana Monroe
Safety | Senior | Louisiana-Monroe Kevin Payne
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 220 | 40-Time: 4.64
Has very good size and terrific bulk...Excellent natural athlete who is more quick than fast...Does a very nice job versus the run...Good hands and ball skills...Still improving and has a lot of upside...Top intangibles...Has special teams potential.
Still very raw...Needs to work on his technique and the fundamentals...Is not a great tackler...Does not have elite speed and plays slow because he isn't very instinctive...Does not recover well from mistakes...Really struggles in coverage.
Played running back for the first half of his career and he only made the move to defense in 2005...More of an in-the-box type...Might only project to be a backup and special teamer at the next level...A project and long-term developmental guy.
03-11-2007, 03:23 AM
With their 1st selection in the 6th round the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Dashon Goldson, FS/CB, Washington
6-2, 205, 4.60
Last season player FS and CB. Led the team with 10 pass breakups. The Steelrs still need help in their secondary and this guy has the ball skills and versatility to fit in somewhere.
In the senior bowl:
had a good practice today showing great hands and ability to get deep.
From a blog on Sportingnews.com:
4th Round- Dashon Goldson is a FS from Washington. He has good speed for his position and is more fluid than you'd expect for a player of his size. Also capable of playing CB, a position which he played several times in college.
Dashon Goldson, Washington – Just like in practice, Goldson was dishing out big hits and displaying good speed for a big DB. He has a chance to be a late first day DB because of his versatility.
And from NFLdraftscout.com:
01/16/07 - East-West Shrine, West Team Tuesday Practice Report - Washington's Dashon Goldson looks like a safety at 6-2, 205 pounds and certainly hits like one (ask Austin Flynn). He has good speed for the position and is more fluid than you'd expect for a player of his size. Goldson wasn't asked to play safety here, but has played the position while at the University of Washington. This versatility will serve him well come April.
He was rated thier 6th choice among available Free Safties. NFLdraftscout.com rates him as a probable first day selection.
03-11-2007, 03:25 AM
Green Bay/Hawk's boys is on the clock. He has until 2:15 PM CST to make his selection.
03-11-2007, 11:37 AM
With the 178th pick in the O.M draft, Green Bay selects:
Marvin White, Safety, TCU
Height: 6-1<SUP>1/4</SUP> | Weight: 199 | 40-Time: 4.53
Pick was made at 9:37 mtn time.
03-11-2007, 02:42 PM
Jacksonville and Khan are now on the clock.
03-11-2007, 03:55 PM
Brandon Harrison, S Stanford
03-11-2007, 04:03 PM
BroncoMan13 and the Chiefs are up with back to back picks.
03-11-2007, 10:38 PM
With pick #180 the Kansas City Chiefs select Laurent Robinson WR.
Robinson performed the drills, and stood on his Combine performances. (In Indy, he measured 6-2 and 199 pounds. He ran his 40s in 4.38 and 4.39 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.28 and the three-cone drill in 6.85. He also had a 39-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-7 broad jump and 19 bench presses.)
02/27/07 - NFL COMBINE: Robinson distinguished himself in Sunday's workouts, first by wearing what appeared to be his "lucky" Redbirds shorts, making him the only receiver in red. Then he turned in a 40 time of 4.38 seconds, particularly notable for a tall (6-2) wide receiver weighing 195 pounds. Robinson did not drop a pass in his workout session and repeatedly had to field balls thrown behind him by quarterbacks—including Ohio State's Troy Smith—who were clearly surprised by the speed of the big receiver. - John Mullin, Chicago Tribune
02/25/07 - NFL COMBINE: Notable - 40 time 4.38 at 6016, 195 pounds 25th-rated WO per Pro Football Weekly General: Did not drop any passes in any of the sessions despite some slight stumbles on a couple of routes from what appeared to be the turf. Also handled a number of passes slightly behind him or underthrown for QB's who appeared to underestimate his speed, maybe because of his size. Specific routes - R Sideline tap-tap (1) - made a solid catch stretching for a high throw, got feet down in bounds and put the ball away cleanly. Over-shoulder Adjust drill, Troy Smith passing, slightly underthrown, turned to make the catch when the ball was coming short to him. Gauntlet (5 throws each of two times across the field, catch one from right, one from left, last one keeping feet in bounds) - Caught all passes in each direction, easy striding, stopped quickly enough on first sideline catch to turn up the sideline rather than continue out of bounds. -- John Mullin, PFWA
02/25/07 - NFL COMBINE: Pass Catching Drills, LEFT: Slant - good catch reaching for a badly thrown ball. Out - pass from Isaiah Stanback behind him, made the catch without losing stride In - pass from Zac Taylor high, Robinson stumbled in the route but recovered to make another reaching catch. Cut well and had to slow for the ball. Go - deep throw from Jared Zabransky, caught in stride, easy catch. RIGHT: Out - pass from Jeff Rowe, made catch, quickly tucked away and able to turn up the sideline rather than go out of bounds. Curl - low pass from Troy Smith, went down to make rolling catch for the low ball. Corner post - Stanback underthrew again but Robinson able to adjust to the ball behind him and make his catch. -- John Mullin, PFWA
Some dipshiat is on the clock for his next pick. :P
03-11-2007, 10:44 PM
With pick #181 the Kansas City Queefs select Kasey Studdard Offensive Guard
6-3 · 310
Lone Tree, Colo. (Highlands Ranch)
Physical and tough fifth-year lineman ... has played in 45 career games and started the last 38 ... started all 13 games in 2006 ... named first-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press and the league's coaches ... started all 13 games at left guard in 2005 ... earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press ... started all 12 games in 2004 and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors ... competed in seven games at guard in 2003 ... gained valuable experience while redshirting in 2002 ... a second-generation Longhorn ... son of former Longhorn offensive tackle Dave Studdard, who played for UT from 1975-77 and spent 10 seasons with the Denver Broncos in the NFL ... graduated in December with a degree in liberal arts.
03-11-2007, 11:14 PM
Seattle and WABronco are now on the clock and have until 7:40 AM PST to make their pick.
03-12-2007, 01:01 AM
With the 182nd overall pick, Seattle goes completely insane and drafts David Clowney, WR, Virginia Tech.
Strengths: Average sized speed-demon with surprising hands. Can run after the catch, and brings returning ability. Is said to be a hard-worker and a good character guy. Has the tools to be a no. 2/3 NFL wideout.
Weaknesses: While he has shown soft hands, he can be an inconsistent catcher at times. Production suffered from playing in a rotation.
Summary: I'm sure many of you GM's will be scratching your heads after this pick, but explain to me how a prospect like Clowney got to me in the 6th round? He can play the 3/4/5 WR role in place of either Engram or Obomanu (or even take DJack's spot on the roster following a trade). GREAT VALUE
03-12-2007, 01:49 AM
With the 183rd pick, the San Francisco 49ers are pleased to select:
C Dan Mozes of West Virginia
The pick was made at 10:45 pm PST. Pittsburgh and JCMElway are on the clock.
03-12-2007, 06:47 PM
With their second selection in the 6th round the Steelers select:
Matt Toeaina, DT, Oregon
6-2, 307, 5.06
Samoans seem to do well in Pittsburgh and the Steelers needed a big body in the middle. Tomlin is switching to more of a 4-3 look, so more beef inside was needed.
03-12-2007, 07:02 PM
Dallas/Ray Finkle is on the clock. He has until 10:45 PM CST on Monday the 12th to select.
03-12-2007, 08:26 PM
Ray Finkle has PMed me his pick. Dallas selects QB Jordan Palmer from UTEP.
Pick made at 5:20 pm PST. Philly and Arkie are on the clock.
03-13-2007, 05:37 PM
Philadelphia/Arkie went off the clock at 5:20 A.M. EST. He can select at any time.
New Orleans/Youcandoit went on the clock at 5:20 AM EST and his selection time has expired as well. He may select at any time.
Baltimore/Anubis is now on the clock at 5:20 PM EST/3:20 PM MST.
03-13-2007, 08:29 PM
With the 186th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select Chris Denman, offensive tackle from Fresno State.
Anubis is still on the clock...
03-14-2007, 01:34 AM
With the 187th pick in the draft, Youcandoit1687's New Orleans Saints select...
Justin Medlock, Kicker, UCLA
Has more than enough leg...Range well beyond 50 yards...Better on kickoffs than he is given credit for...Has a lot of experience and was quite productive....He did everything right since the end of his college career, performing well in the East / West Shrine game and even winning the kicking portion of the All-Star Challenge.
Not as consistent as you'd prefer...Has choked in pressure situations...There are a few mechanical and technique issues that will have to be ironed out...Has some character concerns and serious off-the-field troubles that need to be looked into.
Also lettered three years in soccer as a prep...Was suspended in '05 after being charged with felony driving under the influence following a bad car accident...Was named a 1st team All-American as a senior...Has a chance to be drafted late and can have a nice career in the pros if he's able to work out the consistency issues.
Sorry about the missed pick, just got home, I'll try to PM someone with #196.
03-14-2007, 05:29 AM
Marquice Cole CB 5-10 190 Sr. Northwestern
General: Four-year letterwinner ... Played in 43 career games ... Named to Thorpe Award (top defensive back) preseason Watch List prior to senior season ... Team's fastest player, with a sub-4.3 40 time.
2006: Named to Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back) preseason Watch List (one of 33 players) ... Named to numerous preseason All-Big Ten teams ... Ranked the seventh-best cornerback nationally by Lindy's ... First-team All-Big Ten preseason team by Lindy's and Blue Ribbon and second-team by Sporting News, Athlon Sports and Phil Steele's ... Named a third-team All-Big Ten preseason punt returner by Phil Steele's ... Missed the Michigan game with a sore hamstring ... Had arguably his best game of the year at Wisconsin, tallying 9 tackles (career-best 7 solos) to go along with his fumble recovery and his sixth career interception ... Recorded a career-high 10 solo tackles vs. Purdue ... Notched his second pass sack of the year vs. the Boilermakers ... Snared his second interception of the season (and seventh of career) against Michigan State ... That pick (41-yard return) led to NU's final TD of the game and a 38-3 lead ... Finished with three tackles vs. the Spartans ... Totaled three tackles (two solos), which included a 1-yard TFL, and a pair of pass deflections at Miami (Ohio) ... Had a solo tackle vs. New Hampshire and Eastern Michigan ... Four tackles (three solos) at Nevada ... Five tackles and a pass breakup vs. Penn State ... Saw limited action at Iowa (hamstring), recording one solo tackle ... Four tackles vs. Ohio State ... Three solo tackles, and a pass breakup -- which prevented a touchdown, vs. Illinois.
2005: Second-team (media) and honorable mention (coaches) All-Big Ten selection ... Team's leader in the secondary ... Ranked second in the Big Ten with five interceptions (ranked 16th nationally) ... The five interceptions are tied for fifth-most in a single season at NU ... Four of his five interceptions came in Big Ten play ... Led NU in punt returns (27.0 ypr) ... Was ranked third nationally and first in Big Ten punt returns, but did not have enough attempts to qualify for the national and conference statistics ... Helped clinch NU's win over Purdue by intercepting quarterback Brandon Kirsch in the final minute at midfield as the Boilers were attempting to score the go-ahead TD ... Added seven tackles (six solos) and a pass breakup vs. Purdue ... Named the Big Ten's Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against Northern Illinois: 101 punt return yards, including an 81-yard return for TD (tied for the fourth longest in NU history) ... Also added a 23-yard interception (the first of his career), a pass breakup and a career-high-tying eight tackles vs. NIU ... Was defending the intended target on NIU's two-point conversion pass attempt, which failed and gave NU a one-point victory ... Against Arizona State, contributed some big plays, including a 57-yard punt return and an outstanding pass breakup ... He also turned in, perhaps, the defensive play of the year when he chased down ASU running back Keegan Herring and swatted the ball out of his hands for an NU fumble recovery in the end zone ... That play helped erase what would have been a 67-yard TD run ... Notched a pair of tackles and his season's second interception vs. Penn State ... Totaled eight tackles (five solos) in the season-opening win over Ohio ... Two solo tackles vs. Wisconsin ... Three solo hits at Michigan State ... Picked off his fourth interception vs. Michigan ... Also had a tackle vs. the Wolverines ... Totaled six tackles (four solos) and a pass breakup vs. Iowa ... Two tackles and his fifth interception of the year at Ohio State ... Two tackles and a pass deflection at Ilinois ... Two solo tackles vs. UCLA.
2004: Third-year player (true junior) who was in the running to begin the season as a starting cornerback ... Suffered a broken ankle in the team's preseason scrimmage on Aug. 20 and missed the remainder of the season ... Applied for a medical hardship.
2003: Part-time starting corner ... Started 4 of 12 games played ... Recorded a solo tackle in games against Kansas and Air Force ... Versus Miami, totaled three solo tackles and a pass breakup before leaving the game with a lower back injury ... Missed the Duke game with the injury ... Came back to play sparingly (three plays) at Ohio State ... One solo tackle vs. Minnesota ... Played 61 plays vs. Indiana and had four tackles (three solos) and a pass deflection ... His pass deflection vs. the Hoosiers came in the end zone in overtime, and was caught by teammate Bryan Heinz, which ultimately led to an NU victory ... Played sparingly against Wisconsin (four plays) ... Totaled three tackles (two solos) at Purdue ... Two tackles vs. Michigan ... Notched three solo tackles at Illinois ... Had three assisted hits vs. Bowling Green in the Motor City Bowl.
2002: Reserve cornerback who appeared in eight games ... Saw most significant playing time on special teams ... Totaled three tackles.
Pick made at 5:25 Est, Tennesse/Eddie Mac are now on the clock
03-14-2007, 09:16 AM
With the 189th pick of the 2007 OM Mock Draft the Tennessee Titans select DeShawn Wynn RB Florida 5-11 234
DeShawn is a powerfully-built RB with excellent speed and quickness. He can do it all on the field and is a naturally gifted RB. His talent to play at the next level is the type of natural talent that few RB’s have. He has excellent vision and very quick lateral agility to make defenders miss him in the hole. DeShawn shows good hands and excellent burst to take a swing pass or screen pass all the way. When he hits the hole with authority, and runs with exceptional balance, it makes it very hard to arm tackle him. He understands situational football and is a smart player on the field. DeShawn has first round talent so you have to ask yourself, “Why isn’t DeShawn being thought of as a first round pick in this draft?”
NEEDS TO IMPROVE
Before this season, DeShawn’s naturally gifted RB talents were married to a donkey’s brain! It’s just that simple! His disrespect for authority figures and lack of work ethic is what was holding him back more than anything else. DeShawn also seemed to let his injuries dictate his playing time and in what games he wanted to play. This year, I have seen slow maturation to a person who seems to be ready to work harder and take responsibilities for his actions on and off the field -- but it is still up in the air.
TALENT BOARD ROUND: 4
I think this coaching staff has done a decent job trying to get DeShawn to realize that for all his natural talent, DeShawn is not using them correctly, nor is he working hard enough. He has the strength to be a strong, powerful RB like a smaller version of Cory Dillon (RB New England Patriots), but for some reason, he thinks his style should be more like Barry Sanders (former RB Detroit Lions). Urban Myers has demanded that DeShawn become the player his talents suggest that he can become. If DeShawn had been behaving himself and working hard all along I believe he would have been considered a top RB in this draft. I did a search on DeShawn and found out that he did do his schoolwork -- enough for him to be in a position to graduate. That tells me a lot about this kid. It tells me that maybe this kid just has, or had, problems that have nothing to do with immaturity. If he has a good bowl game and works out well at the combine, you could see DeShawn move up the charts and maybe into the latter part of the first day. I think that once he gets to the NFL, he is still in for a shock; however, if he has turned the corner of not challenging authority figures and working hard, then he is going to be one of the surprises of this draft. I would suspect that a team in the playoffs that needs a good back would be looking really hard at DeShawn. Personally, for me, I like this kid’s potential. I’m not sure if I would draft him on the first day, but I know I would not hesitate to draft him sometime on the second day of the draft. Sometimes you just have to let your gut guide your draft choices. My gut is screaming “Sleeper pick, sleeper pick!”
Pick made at 08-12am Eastern Time. Chicago and Drek are on the clock.
With pick #190 the Chicago Bears select....
Kolby Smith, RB, Louisville
Good athlete with good size, capable receiver and pass blocker who even has a little FB experience and can contribute on STs as well. Needs to improve his running technique (gets too upright at times) and doesn't show great change of direction, more of a downhill runner.
Cousin of Bears' safety Mike Brown. ;D
Eddie Mac is back on the clock, 8:35AM central time.
03-14-2007, 04:10 PM
With the 191st selection of the OM 2007 Mock Draft the Tennessee Titans select Eric Frampton S Washington State 5-11 208
Strengths: Reads routes well and shows good awareness in zone coverage. Plays with a mean streak and flashes the ability to punish receivers over the middle. Reads quarterback's eyes, fights for the ball while it's in the air and is a playmaker. Times jumps well, has excellent leaping ability and can compete for jump balls. Times blitzes well and flashes the ability to get to the quarterback. Diagnoses plays quickly and takes sound pursuit angles. Plays with a non-stop motor, flashes the ability to slip blocks in space and always seems to be around the ball at the end of the play. Wraps up upon contact and is a sound open-field tackler that can occasionally jar the ball loose. Has experience covering kicks and should contribute on special teams early.
Weaknesses: Lacks ideal awareness, vulnerable to play action and lacks the second gear to recover when gets caught out of position. Isn't fast enough to run with most slot receivers and can't consistently cover the deep half of the field. Struggles to open hips quickly and can't change directions quickly. Plays deep to mask lack of ideal speed and can be slow getting to the ball carrier as a result. Though is physical, lacks elite size, takes too long to shed blocks when gets reached and can get caught up in traffic when lines up in the box.
Overall: Frampton arrived at Washington State as a cornerback in 2002 and was redshirted. In 2003, as a redshirt freshman, he moved to safety and appeared in 12 contests making eight total tackles. Frampton saw action in all 11 games in 2004 and got in on 24 total tackles. In 2005, he then started all 11 contests recording 87 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception, and eight pass-breakups. Frampton started all 12 games in 2006 registering 100 total tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), eight pass-breakups, one fumble recovery, and two forced fumbles garnering first team All-Pac 10 honors.
Frampton is an overachiever whose lack of speed and explosiveness put a low ceiling on his potential but he could become an excellent reserve and special teams' player. He is a sound open-field tackler who is relentless in pursuit and can make plays in coverage. Frampton projects as a middle-round pick.
03-14-2007, 04:16 PM
I believe that's the end of the 6th round so the Oakland Raiders and Dave are on the clock at 3-00 pm Central I think, those time zones have changed by an hour haven't they.
03-15-2007, 12:27 PM
With the first pick in the 7th round the Oakland Raiders select:
Defensive End | Senior | Washington St.
Height: 6-53/4 | Weight: 268 | 40-Time: 5.09
Tough and intense with an outstanding motor...Very strong...Decent athlete with good quickness who plays faster than he times...Solid tackler...Is mobile and agile with solid range...Sheds blocks well...Very productive...Hard worker and a leader.
Timed speed is well below average...Needs to get bigger but has the frame to do so...A bit of a 'tweener...Is not very explosive and lacks a burst...Racked up stats against sub par opponents...Doesn't use his hands well...Overall upside's limited.
The type who doesn't have the physical tools that you look for but just gets the job done...Plays like a tackle but is built like an end to a degree...A nice college player who is not nearly the prospect his numbers would suggest...Good teams have guys like this on their roster and he could make it based on his intangibles.
03-15-2007, 09:48 PM
Ray Finkle/Dallas is on the clock until 3 AM CST on Friday march 16.
03-16-2007, 12:11 AM
Due to my Justin Durant/Barnes snafu I need to make a new 5th round pick. With that pick I'll take Stephen Nicholas, LB, South Florida.
03-16-2007, 05:07 PM
Ray Finkle/Dallas is on the clock until 3 AM CST on Friday march 16.
I don't believe he was taken, Martin Teal WR Troy pick was made at 5 PM EST. Med is on the clock.
03-17-2007, 12:12 AM
Tampa Bay selects:
Joe Anoai, DT, Georgia Tech
Anoai doesn't look the part, but his improvement as a senior should be enough to earn a chance in the NFL. He has a combination of quickness, strength and tenacity that can't be taught and could make him a late-round diamond in the rough. A one gap tackle in the NFL.
I list Joe as a second rounder because to impact on the field quickly, he fits a 3-4 defense. If a 4-3 defensive team picks him, then it will take him a little bit to impact; however, he will become a core player for any team that drafts him. Joe is not on many teams’ radar right now, but he will be shortly. I’m not sure what round he will be picked in because right now, he is considered more of a situational player. As soon as he starts to work out for the NFL coaches, they will start to talk about him. Like I said, he reminds me a lot of Luis Castillo of the San Diego Chargers. Luis was taken in the first round in the 2005 draft. He was a DT for his college team and now he is an impact DE in the Chargers’ 3-4 defense. The Charger fans can appreciate what he means to that defense. He, along with some others on that defense, allow for Shawn Merriman to be free to rush the QB without being double teamed. The double team has to stay inside and block Luis. I believe Joe will have this same type of impact along with being an excellent run stuffer on the inside of a defensive line.
Positives: High-effort defensive tackle who developed into a consistent college starter despite unimpressive measureables. Flashes initial quickness off the snap and improved his overall technique and playing strength as a senior. Has only adequate size, but has the frame to add considerable mass.
Joe uses excellent leverage along with a strong work ethic to have his way with his opponents across from him on the line of scrimmage. He shows good quickness and strength and is a perfect fit for a 1-gap defense or a DE in a 3-4 defense. He has such good strength and quickness that he could develop into a good 2-gap DT for a 4-3 defense or even play a strong side DE in a 4-3 defense. He is not going to be the type of DE that beats you around the corner with speed, but he will beat you with good techniques and smarts; he’ll require some double-teaming because of his strength. Joe is excellent at meeting his man, standing him up, shedding him and making the tackle against the run. He reminds me a lot of Luis Castillo (DE San Diego Chargers.)
Negatives: Lacks prototype size and quickness for the position. Isn't an explosive athlete. Struggles when he plays tall and loses his leverage. Lacks the strength to compensate when leverage is lost, especially versus the double team. Lacks creativity and relies too often on a simple bull rush and pure determination.
Playing on a team that has one of the best players (Calvin Johnson WR) in this draft can get you overlooked. Especially if you are a little undersized for your position like Joe. But his heart, effort and athletic talents are not undersized. He will go to the combine and be noticed really fast. He will receive the “undersized label”, but the smart teams will see that his size is not a real issue.
03-17-2007, 12:15 AM
Med's pick was made at 9:10 pm PST. Cleveland and Bronco LB 52 are on the clock.
Bronco LB 59
03-17-2007, 04:27 AM
Cleveland selects Martrez Milner TE, Georgia
03-17-2007, 08:55 AM
Zac Herold, TE, UNO
03-17-2007, 12:33 PM
Hercules is up. He has until 8:00 PM CST to select.
He may aso make his selection for the 6th round.
03-17-2007, 10:13 PM
Sorry guys, been busy this week and didn't see all the PMs. I'll pass in the 7th for now since I haven't even thought of who I want to pick in either the 6th or 7th.
Mock's up now with the Vikings
03-17-2007, 10:35 PM
Corey Hilliard OL Ok State. If he's taken he's been under a rock. Heh. Someone that Denver might look at as he can play any position except C along the line. Durable and has upside.
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 310
Date of Birth: 4/26/1985
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
High School: Jesuit HS
(New Orleans, LA)
College: Oklahoma State
2007 Scout.com NFL Draft Rankings (full list):
Pos: OT Pos Rank: NR Pos Rating:
Three-year starter who has been used at both the left and right tackle spots. All-Conference selection the past three years.
Athletic blocker who can be used at several positions on the line. Blocks with leverage, keeps his feet moving throughout the action and displays lateral range. Effective in motion, playing with a good degree of quickness and explosion. Gets his hands into defenders and turns opponents off the line.
Must improve his playing balance. Does not show a consistent killer instinct. Must learn to finish blocks.
03-17-2007, 10:37 PM
The Houston Texans are absolutely delighted to select
KEVIN KOLB, QUARTERBACK
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Positives: Mobile passer with the nimble feet to make all of his throws when rolling out of the pocket … Displays good arm strength and accuracy on sideline, screens, slants and crossing routes … Has enough foot speed and balance to be a threat running with the ball and shows good body control in his pass set-up … Can slide and avoid, doing a nice job of escaping pressure and creating when on the move … Does whatever he can to stay alive in the pocket, as he picks up defensive schemes quickly and has no problems taking plays from the chalkboard to the field … Best when making calls at the line of scrimmage, as he does a good job of scanning the field … Can pull the ball down and make something out of a broken play with his feet and is pretty accurate throwing on the move … Has adequate quickness dropping back from center to his pass-set point and is able to get good depth due to his fine balance and quick feet … The ball comes off Kolb's hand with average zip and good touch … When he uses a compact ¾ release and steps into his throws, his release is much more compact and natural … Throws the long ball with adequate touch and accuracy, zips the posts and even when he passes off his back foot, he is still able to generate good velocity … Shows better accuracy with underneath tosses … Puts good air behind the short fade routes, knowing when to take something off those throws … Can zip the pass into tight coverage away from the defender, demonstrating placement and has the awareness and ability to slide in the pocket and continue to scan down field (but seemed to regress in 2005) … Can escape the rush due to his nimble feet and is instinctive knowing when he has to bail … Big, athletic scrambler who throws with ease on the run, whether from the right or left hash.
Negatives: Has a soft midsection, marginal chest muscles, adequate lower body muscle tone, high-cut calves and thin ankles … Forced the ball more often during his junior year, as he ran through several streaks where he simply threw right to the opposition, resulting in 15 interceptions after having only 12 during his first two years combined … When he holds on to the ball too long, he will be forced to improvise and the result was generally not good (lots of fumbles due to poor ball security) … His problems throwing the ball away came when he threw it to dangerous spots on the field where there was no receiver in sight (see 2005 Texas-El Paso, SMU and Kansas games) … It was uncharacteristic to see him force the ball into double coverage, as some felt he was too over-confident in his arm strength, resulting in him taking costly chances … Has a nice over-the-top release, but sometimes will wind up (no major issues though) … When he carries the ball too low, it slows down his delivery a bit … When pressured and forced to roll out, he had a little bit of a problem, as his receivers did have to adjust a bit (see 2005 UTEP and Kansas games) … Most of the time, he is seldom late and if anything, most of his trouble happens when he rushes his throws (receivers are nowhere in sight) … While he doesn't get rattled under pressure, his lack of ball security and poor ball distribution when running left the pigskin exposed, resulting in 25 fumbles in 36 games … Stands in the pocket taking vicious hits trying to make the pass play because of poor protection throughout his career and needs to throw the ball away more rather than try to create something out of nothing.
03-17-2007, 10:38 PM
Arkansas Bronco and Miami are on the clock until 10.30am Eastern
03-18-2007, 12:09 PM
Miami´s Clock has expired .... Youcandoit and New Orleans are now on the clock until 10.30pm Eastern
03-18-2007, 01:21 PM
Sorry guys I took a break from survivor and just opened my pm box.
Miami selects Jemalle Cornelius WR Florida
03-18-2007, 05:12 PM
Uhhh...I don't think I'm on the board, I just made pick #196(Zac Herold in post #318) and I don't have picks until 211 and 218.
03-18-2007, 05:19 PM
Uhhh...I don't think I'm on the board, I just made pick #196(Zac Herold in post #318) and I don't have picks until 211 and 218.
You are on. You got this pick from Atlanta, but you traded 218 to Dallas. If you don´t want this pick, you can of course give it to me.
03-18-2007, 09:03 PM
Okay Jens, lol if you say so. With my pick, I'll take Tyler Palko, QB, Pittsburgh. He isn't that tall but gets it done(atleast at the college level) just like Drew Brees, although he is left handed. He'll be a good backup(hopefully won't get run over by the Titans mascot like McPherson)
With pick #202 the Chicago Bears select.....
Matt Trannon, WR, MSU.
Big, strong, played basketball on MSU's D1A team for three seasons, and ran a 4.5 40 yard dash at the combine. Should provide the Bears with a big, powerful posession reciever to compliment all the smaller speed guys they already have.
Pick made at 8:10PM CST, Buffalo and KillerIcon are up.
03-19-2007, 12:32 PM
Buffalo´s time has expired. Eddie Mac and Tennessee are on the clock until 08:17pm Eastern. Buffalo may still make its pick at any time.
03-19-2007, 04:19 PM
With the 203rd overall pick, General Manager Killericon of the Buffalo Bills selects OLB Chad Nkang of Elon.
03-19-2007, 04:29 PM
With the 204th pick of the OM 2007 Mock draft the Tennessee Titans select OT Adam Koets Oregon State.
Strengths: Rarely takes false steps, has adequate initial quickness and can beat defenders to the point of attack. Plays with a wide base, plays with a good motor and flashes the ability to sustain blocks once in position. Shows good lateral mobility when run blocking and can seal defenders lined up over his outside shoulder. Though doesn't always take sound angles to downfield blocks, possesses adequate range, flashes the ability to change directions quickly and can get into position at the second level. Can get into pass set quickly, extends arms once in position and can ride edge rushers past the pocket. Possesses adequate upper-body strength and gets adequate hand placement.
Weaknesses: Doesn't deliver a violent initial punch, lacks ideal explosiveness and isn't going to knock many defenders back. Lacks ideal lower-body strength, doesn't play with great leverage and has problems driving defenders off the ball. Doesn't play with enough of a mean streak, isn't very aggressive in the open field and needs to be more physical. Is undersized, doesn't get great knee bend in pass set and has some problems holding his ground in pass protection. While flashes the ability to redirect footwork is inconsistent and is vulnerable to double moves.
Overall: Koets was redshirted upon his arrival in 2002. During the 2003 season, he saw action in five contests including the season finale in the Las Vegas Bowl. Koets then earned a starting tackle job for the entire 2004 season (12 games). In 2005, he started at left tackle for all 11 games. Koets once again started every game (14) at left tackle during the 2006 season.
Koets isn't a powerful drive blocker who can knock defenders off the ball but he generally gets into position and he does an adequate job of sustaining once he locks onto the defender's frame. He has a chance to develop into a good backup at the next level, but only if he gets bigger and stronger. Koets projects as a second-day pick.
Selection made at 16-21 Eastern Time. The NYG and Rohirrim are now on the clock.
03-19-2007, 04:30 PM
Louis Leonard DT Fresno St
Louis is one of the biggest DT’s in this draft. He is a two-down, run-stuffing DT that every team needs to stop the run in the NFL. He does an excellent job of locking on to the man (or men) in front of him and controlling him so that the LB’s can come up and make a play. Louis has good feet; he does a solid job keeping his gap responsibilities while going down the line on sweeps and cut back plays. He understands his job and responsibilities and has no problems with doing the dirty work that is required of a DT in run defense. Louis is quick enough and strong enough to give you the push you need off the line to flush a QB out of the pocket on passing downs. He is a complete DT, but his strength for the next level will be in stuffing the run.
NEEDS TO IMPROVE
It would be nice to see him jump higher, run faster and be able to leap small buildings in a single bound – but it’s just not going to happen. He will be an excellent, taken for granted, run stuffing DT that plays better than he looks.
TALENT BOARD ROUND: 3
Do you want to know why the Seattle Seahawks and their defense failed to make the Super Bowl this year? The downfall started when Marcus (Moby) Tubbs was injured. Year after year, we go through this in the draft. Run-stuffing DT’s are taken for granted and rated low, but at the same time, everyone agrees you need a kid like this to stop the run to get to the big game. I know that Louis does not look very athletic. But that’s not the point. The point is, he can play! I’m telling you that not only can he play, but he also will help a team right away. I rate players like Louis -- who can stop the run -- as important to a team’s success the same way most people rate having good special teams unit. To me, a run-stuffing DT is like a special teams player and if you do not have a good one, then like a team with bad special teams, your team will fail. It’s just that simple. I always rate these guys higher than they are picked in the draft. But the funny thing about that is that players like Louis always seem to live up to where I rate them after it is all said and done. Maybe it’s me that has to learn that players like Louis should be taken for granted. No - I don’t think that’s going to happen because as long as the success rate of a defense is directly related to how well a defense can stop the run – I will continue to try to make everyone understand that players like Louis are worth their weight in gold and that’s a whole lot of gold in Louis’ case! Look for Louis to be picked some time on the second day of the draft and then look right in the middle of your defensive line when a running play against your team has been stopped at the line of scrimmage. I guarantee you Louis will be in the middle of the pile doing his job and letting someone else get the credit for the tackle.
03-19-2007, 11:15 PM
With our last pick in the draft, the San Francisco 49ers are pleased to select:
CB Willie Gaston of Houston.
Pick made at 8:10 p.m. PST. Big Guy and Carolina are now on the clock.
Billy Clyde Puckett
03-20-2007, 12:07 AM
Every team needs an intelligent, articulate, over achieving leader with a great sense of humor.
Big Guy homers up and selects MLB - Abraham Wright of Colorado
First Team All Big 12
Led the Big 12 in sacks -11.5 and 17 quarterback pressures
Derek Singleton Award for Spirit, Dedication and Enthusiasm
Best Interview Award (Selected by the team beat media)
Not sure what position he will play in the NFL. He is listed some places as an undersized DE and others as an OLB. I will plug him in at MLB and hope he has a career equal to or exceeding that of Keith Burns. It would be great if he filled that role for the Broncos. If nothing else he is a great interview.
03-20-2007, 02:25 AM
The Steelers select:
Rory Johnson, OLB, Ole Miss
6', 232, 40: 4.61
Athletic linebacker who makes a lot of plays in pursuit. Breaks down well, plays with good balance and displays speed to the flanks. Slides off blocks, explodes up the field filling gaps and fluid moving in every direction.
More of a chase-and-run-down linebacker rather than a defender who forces the action. Easily handled at the point. Does not have a physical presence nor is he always willing to jump into the pile.
An opinion about him on line:
I was surprised when I saw Johnson's impressive numbers from the combine. I am a huge SEC fan, and thought I knew everything about the top players in the league. He is a little small at 6'0", 232, and his season totals don't seem that impressive. However upon further research it looks like he may be an ultimate "sleeper" pick.
First of all here is how he finished among the OLBs at the combine.
10 yd split...4th
Since combine numbers are meaningless without production on the field I looked up his season stats. 2006 was his first year in Div-IA after playing a season in junior college. He didn't do much at all in his first five games, but look at what he did in his last seven games (six of them SEC games including LSU, Ark, Aub, and Alabama)
82 tkls (11.7 per game) including 39 solo (5.6 per game)
4 tkl for loss
3 passes defended
3 forced fumbles (.43 per game)
11.7 tackles per game would have placed him 7th in the nation, and 5.6 solo tackles would have been 19th. Also his .43 forced fumbles per game would have been #1 in the nation. I'm not saying that he is a first rounder, but it appears that he is a VERY GOOD player who just needed a few games to adjust to the D-IA level of play. Remember that he put up these impressive numbers at the end of the year against very tough teams. Plus his speed and athletic ability make him perfect for special teams play.
So for all of you guys doing mocks that include the second day here is a perfect player for one of those slots.
03-20-2007, 02:26 AM
Green Bay/Hawk's boys are on the clock at 1:22 AM CST
03-20-2007, 10:27 AM
Green Bay selects:
Desmond Bishop, ILB, Univ. of California
Height: 6-1<SUP>7/8</SUP> | Weight: 239 | 40-Time: 4.82
Jacksonville (Kaylore) is on the clock.
Pick was made @ 8:20 am mtn time.
03-20-2007, 02:02 PM
I am very proud, for my final selection, to take
Tight End, from Bigham Young, Johnny Harline
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Pick was made at 12:00 noon, Mountain Time.
03-20-2007, 02:06 PM
New Orleans (youcandoit) is on the clock...
03-20-2007, 11:36 PM
Really? I thought NO had traded #218 to Dallas? That's what Jens said a day ago.
03-21-2007, 12:49 AM
Really? I thought NO had traded #218 to Dallas? That's what Jens said a day ago.
But this is 211.
211. New Orleans/youncandoit (d).........
212. Kansas City/BMan13....................
214. Detroit/Florida Bronco (l)...............
215. Dallas/Ray Finkle........................
216. Green Bay/Hawk's Boys (from NYJ)..
218. Dallas/Ray Finkle (from NO)...........
219. Miami/Arkansas Bronco (from NE)...
220. Buffalo/killericon (from BAL)..........
221. San Diego/Traveler....................
03-21-2007, 10:26 AM
New Orleans´ clock has expired, BMan/Oskie or whatever his name is right now is on the clock. :)
03-21-2007, 12:17 PM
Hello my name is BlitzingDog and I have not made a pick for over 3 weeks now.
Why does NO always say it isn't there pick, doesn't make a pick, and the time expires, just friggin pick when someone tells you that you are up! :)
03-21-2007, 09:32 PM
Socal has my PM'd picks if I am not here....
03-21-2007, 11:07 PM
BMan's time expired awhile ago, WABronco and Seattle are on the clock.
03-21-2007, 11:16 PM
I'm assuming I'm up...
With their final pick, no. 213, the Seattle Seahawks select Dan Santucci, OG, Notre Dame.
--Solid interior lineman, complete with intensity and growth potential. Only glaring weakness is a lack of experience at the position. Will most likely serve as a no. 2 RG in Seattle, but has longterm starting potential on the inside.
03-21-2007, 11:20 PM
Detroit and Florida Bronco are now on the clock...the others may still make their pick at any time
03-21-2007, 11:26 PM
With my final pick in the OrangeMane Mock draft, the Detroit Lions select Matt Herian - TE - Nebraska.
This pick was made at 11:25 EST, Dallas is now on the clock.
03-21-2007, 11:29 PM
Dallas and Ray Finkle are up. He has PMed me his pick. Dallas selects South Carolina DT Stanley Doughty. Pick made at 8:25 PST. Green Bay and Hawk's Boys are now up. The others can still pick at any time.
03-21-2007, 11:38 PM
The Kansas Shiaty Queefs are happy to select............
WR, Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame
Is a tremendous natural athlete...Has great size and a tall, lanky frame with room for growth...Has excellent hands...Body control is outstanding...A leaper who goes up and gets the ball at its highest point...Is just a terror in the red zone and has a knack for scoring touchdowns...Very tough and will give up his body to make the catch...Surprisingly quick and runs very well after the catch...Great awareness and concentration...Adjusts well to poorly thrown passes...Runs good routes and just knows how to get open...Is a willing blocker who will do all the little things...Was very productive...Is competitive, smart and a hard worker with great intangibles.
Lacks elite timed speed...Will likely have a hard time separating from cornerbacks at the next level and won't be much of a deep threat...Will drop the occasional ball...Has never focused on just football and he needs to add some weight and get stronger...Will focus his sole attention on baseball for the foreseeable future.
He would have been a late 1st/early 2nd round pick had he decided to focus on football. Who knows if he'll ever play, but if he does decide to play football the Chefs will own his rights. At the very least, a 7th round pick has been wasted on a guy that will never see the field. At the best, the Chefs get a top 50 talent in the 7th round and have him playing by next year. The middle ground, the Chefs have a player to deal, much like the deals that went around with Drew Henson.
03-22-2007, 12:09 AM
Green Bay and Hawk's Boys remain on the clock. The others may still pick at any time.
03-22-2007, 12:19 AM
lol, okay, sorry about that, too much going on right now with school(I should just drop out to focus on the Mane). I thought it was 218 for some reason, early alzheimers.
Anyways, with their last pick(I think....???) in the draft, #211, the New Orleans Saints select Jordan Kent, WR, Oregon
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Official Bio (http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=3378&SPID=233&DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=529212&Q_SEASON=2006)
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/images/stars/one.gif </TD><TD vAlign=top>Strengths:
Has outstanding height and bulk with long arms...Tremendous natural athlete...A long strider with decent speed...Just oozes potential...Phenomenal leaper...Smart and a hard worker w/ top intangibles...Showed big improvement in a short time.
Extremely raw...Has very little experience...Is not really physical and may lack a football player's mentality...Hands are just average...Will need a lot of work from a technique standpoint...Not a good route runner...Might literally be years away.
Was born in Saudi Arabia...Played basketball for the Ducks and his father, Ernie, is the head basketball coach...For the most part he had been known as a track and basketball star and he actually excelled in both sports at the high school and college levels...Opted to give football a try in 2005 and in doing so he became the first NCAA athlete to letter in three sports since 2002...Didn't see much action on the gridiron in high school...An extremely intriguing prospect who may get drafted based on upside alone...Whoever brings him into the fold will have to be willing to invest a lot of time and effort in him but in the end it could pay major dividends. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Definitely my deep sleeper pick of the draft, wanted to tie him up before UDFA.
03-22-2007, 10:26 AM
Green Bay selects:
Ryan Moore, WR, THE U. of Miami.
Height: 6-2<SUP>1/4</SUP> | Weight: 217 | 40-Time: 4.54
Has terrific size and bulk...Adequate timed speed...Great athlete...Runs very good routes...Strong and physical...A outstanding leaper with great ball skills and body control...Pretty good hands...He will work the middle of the field...Still has upside. Was one of the top recruits in the country coming out of high school...Has run into trouble off-the-field with team a team suspension and then an arrest for criminal mischief and simple battery...Seems to have all the physical tools you look for and could surprise if he can get his act together...He could be worth a late round flyer.
Pick was made at 8:20 am mtn time.
03-22-2007, 07:33 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles select Toby Korrodi, quarterback from Central Missouri State.
6'-4", 233 lbs
pick was made at 18:35 central
03-22-2007, 10:27 PM
Ray Finkle and Dallas are on the clock. He actually PMed me his pick earlier (when he was up before) but there is a little ambiguity I want to resolve before submitting his pick, just to make sure his intent is correctly carried out.
03-23-2007, 07:08 AM
Ray Finkle and Dallas are on the clock. He actually PMed me his pick earlier (when he was up before) but there is a little ambiguity I want to resolve before submitting his pick, just to make sure his intent is correctly carried out.
I will take Andrew Powell
DT, Mississippi State
This pick was made at 7 AM EST.
03-23-2007, 10:30 AM
Gabe Hall, OT, Texas Tech
Pick made @ 9:21 central time
03-23-2007, 12:51 PM
Buffalo and killericon are on the clock.
03-23-2007, 11:30 PM
With the 220th overall pick, General Manager Killericon of the Buffalo Bills selects OG Uche Nwaneri of Purdue.
03-23-2007, 11:40 PM
Barbre has already been taken, killericon, please make another selection.
03-23-2007, 11:43 PM
San Diego and Traveler are on the clock.
03-24-2007, 12:39 AM
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03-24-2007, 07:29 AM
With the 221 pick in the OM Draft, the SanDiego Chargers select C.J. Ah You, DE, Oklahoma Height: 6'-3" Weight 270 lbs.
03-24-2007, 07:55 AM
Chicago (Drek) is on the clock. You guys are almost finished...:thumbsup:
With the next to last pick in the NFL draft Chicago picks Cory Anderson, FB, Tennessee.
03-24-2007, 01:27 PM
Blitzing Dog and the Colts are up with the last pick in the draft.
03-24-2007, 01:46 PM
With the final selection in the 07 OrangeMane mock the Colts select:
Melvin Bullitt, S, Texas A&M
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03-24-2007, 01:48 PM
The draft is now complete, all unused picks have been forfeited, we are now moving on to the UDFA.
01-21-2008, 11:24 PM
When are we going to have this years mock?
02-11-2009, 06:25 PM
02-11-2009, 06:49 PM
Only one of the players I picked in that one, DeAndre Jackson, did not make it in the NFL. That surprises me. Maybe that knee never came back. ???