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SouthStndJunkie
01-21-2009, 07:50 PM
Random Draft Thoughts with the Junkman.

SouthStndJunkie
01-21-2009, 07:50 PM
Mel Kiper's 2009 NFL mock draft - 1/21/2009

AFC West Teams:

3: Kansas City: Dirty Sanchez, QB, USC

7: Oakland: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri

12: Denver: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College

16: San Diego: Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia

Tombstone RJ
01-21-2009, 08:06 PM
Mel Kiper's 2009 NFL mock draft - 1/21/2009

AFC West Teams:

3: Kansas City: Dirty Sanchez, QB, USC

7: Oakland: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri

12: Denver: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College

16: San Diego: Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia

I'd love for KC to draft some dirt.

chaz
01-21-2009, 08:43 PM
Kipers mock actually makes sense....wtf...

would love to see chokeland invest in more skill position players, even though i like maclin he won't solve their problems.

kc gets a developmental qb who needs time to mature and san diego gets lt's replacement.

SouthStndJunkie
01-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Let's say these players are sitting there at 12.

Of this list of players....make your top three choices for Denver.

Aaron Maybin
Everette Brown
Chris Wells
James Laurinaitis
Malcolm Jenkins
Vontae Davis
Knowshon Moreno
B.J. Raji
Rey Maualuga
LeSean McCoy
William Moore
Larry English

SouthStndJunkie
01-21-2009, 09:33 PM
My Top Three:

1: B.J. Raji
2: Rey Maualuga
3: LeSean McCoy....I know that seems high for McCoy....but he is my favorite back in the draft and would be a perfect compliment to Hillis.

I do realize we need help on the defensive side of the ball.

BroncoMan4ever
01-21-2009, 10:46 PM
Kipers mock actually makes sense....wtf...

would love to see chokeland invest in more skill position players, even though i like maclin he won't solve their problems.

kc gets a developmental qb who needs time to mature and san diego gets lt's replacement.

if we don't take wells he will slip to SD and they will get another beast runner we have to deal with for the next 7-10 years

brncs_fan
01-21-2009, 10:52 PM
I'm not buying the Beans. Not impressed with Rey (should have came out last year). Still working on the rest.

chaz
01-22-2009, 01:21 AM
if we don't take wells he will slip to SD and they will get another beast runner we have to deal with for the next 7-10 years

I'm not going to draft a guy just so my rival doesn't get him...that isn't the way to the 'ship. Build a solid front seven that will shut any RB down and Beanie won't be a problem.

MagicHef
01-22-2009, 07:08 AM
Let's say these players are sitting there at 12.

Of this list of players....make your top three choices for Denver.

Aaron Maybin
Everette Brown
Chris Wells
James Laurinaitis
Malcolm Jenkins
Vontae Davis
Knowshon Moreno
B.J. Raji
Rey Maualuga
LeSean McCoy
William Moore
Larry English

1a) Everette Brown
1b) B.J. Raji
3) Malcolm Jenkins

SpringStein
01-22-2009, 07:30 AM
1a) Everette Brown
1b) B.J. Raji
3) Malcolm Jenkins

Almost identical - I'd prob say:
1a - Raji
1b - Brown
3 - Jenkins

MagicHef
01-22-2009, 07:49 AM
Almost identical - I'd prob say:
1a - Raji
1b - Brown
3 - Jenkins

Yeah, I'd be happy with either Raji or Brown. Or Jenkins, really. Even though we don't really need corner help, it would be such a steal value wise.

RocBronc
01-22-2009, 08:12 AM
Let's say these players are sitting there at 12.

Of this list of players....make your top three choices for Denver.

Aaron Maybin
Everette Brown
Chris Wells
James Laurinaitis
Malcolm Jenkins
Vontae Davis
Knowshon Moreno
B.J. Raji
Rey Maualuga
LeSean McCoy
William Moore
Larry English

I'll say..

Raji
Brown
Moreno

with caveat that if there isn't a defensive player worth taking at 12... TRADE DOWN...

gyldenlove
01-22-2009, 08:14 AM
Let's say these players are sitting there at 12.

Of this list of players....make your top three choices for Denver.

Aaron Maybin
Everette Brown
Chris Wells
James Laurinaitis
Malcolm Jenkins
Vontae Davis
Knowshon Moreno
B.J. Raji
Rey Maualuga
LeSean McCoy
William Moore
Larry English

1. BJ Raji

(He is flying up draft boards with his senior bowl showing, I suspect he will mimic Sedrick Ellis from last year)

2. Malcolm Jenkins

(I know CB isn't our biggest need, but it will be soon. With this guy on the roster we will be a lot better against the pass)

3. Rey Maualuga

(He had an excellent showing at the senior bowl yesterday, his pass rushing skills are the best of any ILB and he gave some demonstrations of his run stuffing ability)

Ziggy
01-22-2009, 08:50 AM
1. Raji- He can play in both the 4-3 and 3-4 defense.

2. Everette Brown- May be the best pass rusher in the first round

3. Maualuga- Boom or bust pick, but he has the size and attitude to succeed at MLB.

chaz
01-22-2009, 09:33 AM
1. Jenkins - Too good of talent to pass up at 12 with our aging secondary and he would even be one hell of a FS right away

2. Everett - Hopefully he'd be a 3-4 terror

3. Raji - our NT

socalorado
01-22-2009, 09:58 AM
1. Jenkins - Too good of talent to pass up at 12 with our aging secondary and he would even be one hell of a FS right away

2. Everett - Hopefully he'd be a 3-4 terror

3. Raji - our NT

Ah. Not sure if Jenkins could play FS at the NFL level. Did he play FS at Ohio St at all?? I dont know about that. I have heard of Vontae Davis being able to do it, but never heard anything like that about Jenkins, so i am a little hesitant about that projection. However, if Jenkins was selected, then I dont think it would matter anyways cause I think Jenkins would simply upgrade DEN at CB, and Bly goes "bye bye". No need to keep him, cause Jenkins most likely beats him out at camp. Curry and Jenkins are 2 of the most "NFL ready" players in the draft, that are not RBs.
I could see DEN taking Jenkins. I would rather a 3rd round FS play there though simply because they know the position so well.

Everett sure.

Bj. Thats where i have him right now. Just not so sure about him yet.

snowspot66
01-22-2009, 11:30 AM
Can we not use the "he's so great at CB our pass defense will get better even without a good set of linemen" argument for a CB? If the last four or five years have shown anything is that the argument just doesn't hold water.

I don't ever want to see the Broncos draft a first round CB ever again. Unless the NFL changes the rules for CB and WR contact to help the defense out it's just not worth it anymore.

gyldenlove
01-22-2009, 11:50 AM
Can we not use the "he's so great at CB our pass defense will get better even without a good set of linemen" argument for a CB? If the last four or five years have shown anything is that the argument just doesn't hold water.

I don't ever want to see the Broncos draft a first round CB ever again. Unless the NFL changes the rules for CB and WR contact to help the defense out it's just not worth it anymore.

The question is, who do you want to have in coverage, Josh Bell or Malcolm Jenkins, I know who I prefer.

As long as people know they can run on every 1st and 2nd down because they can convert 3rd and long all day against a coverage unit softer than the journalism on Fox news.

snowspot66
01-22-2009, 02:03 PM
Except we have Champ Bailey and Dre Bly as our starters and not Josh Bell. Should we trade or cut them then we can take a CB in the second or third. But never the first.

Paladin
01-22-2009, 03:03 PM
After much cogitating and reading the bones and tarot cards, I think I would prefer Rey Maualuga first, and a NT-type at 2 and a FS at three. I am not convinced that the Broncos will be in a 3-4 next year, but if they transition into it, they would have an NT with some experience in year 2. A franchise MLB is as valuable as an LT. Wilson was so dominant, he made the D work better than it was. Maybe Rey can do that for Denver.

If Rey is not there, I'd then want Brown and then the NT and then the FS or RB in the third.....

But with Goodman drafting, I don't know whom they would target and I don't know if there would be any trades. My guess is that if there were a trade, it would be initiated by some other team. Just a hunch based on the fact that Goodman drafts so well. I am, however, mindful of the trade that got Cutler and the one for Moss and then Thomas.... One out of three ain't bad.

gyldenlove
01-22-2009, 04:32 PM
Except we have Champ Bailey and Dre Bly as our starters and not Josh Bell. Should we trade or cut them then we can take a CB in the second or third. But never the first.

They are both on the wrong side of 30, they have both lost a step and the depth we have now is frankly disasterous as evidenced by the games we played without Champ.

Besides that, in the 1st round you ALWAYS have to draft for value and if Malcolm Jenkins is available he would be extremely good value.

snowspot66
01-22-2009, 05:35 PM
If you always draft for value in the first then there will always be a more valuable player. CB is just not a position of major importance like it used to be. Our over investment in it has gotten us jack.

Tombstone RJ
01-22-2009, 07:42 PM
Let's say these players are sitting there at 12.

Of this list of players....make your top three choices for Denver.

Aaron Maybin
Everette Brown
3. Chris Wells
James Laurinaitis
Malcolm Jenkins
Vontae Davis
Knowshon Moreno
1. B.J. Raji
2. Rey Maualuga
LeSean McCoy
William Moore
Larry English

alot to choose from...

BroncoMan4ever
01-22-2009, 07:53 PM
I'm not going to draft a guy just so my rival doesn't get him...that isn't the way to the 'ship. Build a solid front seven that will shut any RB down and Beanie won't be a problem.

i didn't mean we should take him so SD doesn't. i was pointing out that i doubt they would take Moreno with Wells on the board still

bpc
01-22-2009, 09:14 PM
1. Everette Brown
2. Jeremy Maclin
3. Malcom Jenkins

If we take Knowshon, i'll be pissed. He's most definitely a 2nd round pick in my eyes.

NFLBRONCO
01-22-2009, 09:57 PM
Larry English OLB thoughts on him?

bpc
01-22-2009, 10:00 PM
Good player. Late 1st, early 2nd round guy. Consistent player who is NFL ready IMO, more so than other guys at the position that are projected at the same position. Great body lean, natural pass rush and a good first step coming off the edge. He'll be a natural in the 3-4.

SouthStndJunkie
01-23-2009, 04:54 PM
In the secondary, Michigan CB Morgan Trent has really struggled since his arrival Wednesday. Trent isn’t a real gifted athlete and struggles with his footwork in and out of breaks. He was routinely beaten on deep outs and gives up far too much cushion underneath because of his lack of deep speed. His ability to click and close is non-existent. He’s a guy who has really fallen the past couple of months.

Fallen in the past couple of months?

Morgan Trent was terrible his entire career as a Wolverine.

elsid13
01-23-2009, 05:14 PM
The kid from Cinncy, Connor Barwin, I think will be helluva outside Lb in 3/4 in couple of years. He's raw, but you can see he is a player and worth 4th or 5th to develop.

SouthStndJunkie
01-25-2009, 11:15 AM
Andre Brown, RB, NC State is an intriguing prospect.

Banged up a lot and never got the chance to show everything he could do at NC State. You can see he has a lot of talent.

Nice size at 6'0 228 pounds.

Might be worth a look in the middle rounds of the draft.

SouthStndJunkie
01-25-2009, 11:16 AM
Sounds like William Moore, S, Missouri is now being thought of as a 2nd round prospect.

SouthStndJunkie
01-25-2009, 11:17 AM
Graham Harrell, QB, Texas Tech sure did not help his stock yesterday.

SouthStndJunkie
01-25-2009, 11:18 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/01/nfp-mock-draft-updated/

NFP Mock Draft-Updated

12. Denver Broncos: Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest

The Broncos’ defense has been one of the worst in the NFL the past four years and needs an infusion of talent at nearly every position. Ideally, B.J. Raji would fall to the Broncos and Denver could address some needs up front. But with Raji off the board, expect the Broncos to take the best defensive player available, which happens to be Curry. He’s a legit top-10 prospect, but I just don’t see many teams with a big need for at LB. Curry should come in and make an immediate impact helping the rebuilding process on defense.

SouthStndJunkie
01-25-2009, 11:19 AM
Aaron Curry will not be there at 12....but it would be a sweet scenario.

elsid13
01-25-2009, 01:23 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/01/nfp-mock-draft-updated/

NFP Mock Draft-Updated

12. Denver Broncos: Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest

The Broncos’ defense has been one of the worst in the NFL the past four years and needs an infusion of talent at nearly every position. Ideally, B.J. Raji would fall to the Broncos and Denver could address some needs up front. But with Raji off the board, expect the Broncos to take the best defensive player available, which happens to be Curry. He’s a legit top-10 prospect, but I just don’t see many teams with a big need for at LB. Curry should come in and make an immediate impact helping the rebuilding process on defense.


Why would GB take Brian Orakpo to play OLB in 3/4 over Curry? Make me feel the developer of the draft hasn't really watched Curry or know his strength.

WolfpackGuy
01-25-2009, 01:26 PM
Andre Brown, RB, NC State is an intriguing prospect.

Banged up a lot and never got the chance to show everything he could do at NC State. You can see he has a lot of talent.

Nice size at 6'0 228 pounds.

Might be worth a look in the middle rounds of the draft.
Tough runner who saw a lot of 8/9 man fronts because the State passing game sucked so bad.
Definitely worth a mid round flyer.

SouthStndJunkie
01-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Tough runner who saw a lot of 8/9 man fronts because the State passing game sucked so bad.
Definitely worth a mid round flyer.

Thanks for the input....kind of confirms what I was thinking, but I have seen him play a lot less than you probably have.

Drek
01-25-2009, 02:56 PM
Why would GB take Brian Orakpo to play OLB in 3/4 over Curry? Make me feel the developer of the draft hasn't really watched Curry or know his strength.

Orakpo is a hell of a prospect himself, I wouldn't be surprised if he blows Curry away at the combine and that could help him leap frog ahead.

I don't think its likely, but teams have made more questionable picks before.

ayjackson
01-25-2009, 03:00 PM
Why would GB take Brian Orakpo to play OLB in 3/4 over Curry? Make me feel the developer of the draft hasn't really watched Curry or know his strength.

Are you suggesting that Curry would play OLB in a 3-4 defence???

Elway777
01-25-2009, 03:24 PM
Victor Butler could be a interesting prospect to play the Jack in the 3-4. 6-2 at 235 with 4.55 speed. He had 4 sacks plus 2 forced fumbles and 11 tackles in his last game. He could make a good 5 round pick. Butler and Dumervil could make a good team at one linebacker spot.

Tombstone RJ
01-25-2009, 03:28 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/01/nfp-mock-draft-updated/

NFP Mock Draft-Updated

12. Denver Broncos: Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest

The Broncos’ defense has been one of the worst in the NFL the past four years and needs an infusion of talent at nearly every position. Ideally, B.J. Raji would fall to the Broncos and Denver could address some needs up front. But with Raji off the board, expect the Broncos to take the best defensive player available, which happens to be Curry. He’s a legit top-10 prospect, but I just don’t see many teams with a big need for at LB. Curry should come in and make an immediate impact helping the rebuilding process on defense.


I'd be happy with this pick. :sunshine:

elsid13
01-25-2009, 04:02 PM
Are you suggesting that Curry would play OLB in a 3-4 defence???

Yes. Because he that were he plays now. At 250 plus pound he has the size to play out there in 3/4 and is very very quick on his feet. Think Joey Porter.

SouthStndJunkie
01-27-2009, 11:14 PM
My top ten running backs right now:

1: LeSean McCoy Pittsburgh
2: Chris Wells Ohio State
3: Knowshon Moreno Georgia
4: Shonn Greene Iowa
5: Javon Ringer Michigan State
6: Donald Brown UConn
7: James Davis Clemson
8: Andre Brown NC State
9: Rashad Jennings Liberty
10: Jeremiah Johnson Oregon

BroncoMan4ever
01-28-2009, 12:47 AM
After much cogitating and reading the bones and tarot cards, I think I would prefer Rey Maualuga first, and a NT-type at 2 and a FS at three. I am not convinced that the Broncos will be in a 3-4 next year, but if they transition into it, they would have an NT with some experience in year 2. A franchise MLB is as valuable as an LT. Wilson was so dominant, he made the D work better than it was. Maybe Rey can do that for Denver.

If Rey is not there, I'd then want Brown and then the NT and then the FS or RB in the third.....

But with Goodman drafting, I don't know whom they would target and I don't know if there would be any trades. My guess is that if there were a trade, it would be initiated by some other team. Just a hunch based on the fact that Goodman drafts so well. I am, however, mindful of the trade that got Cutler and the one for Moss and then Thomas.... One out of three ain't bad.

i don't really think the Goodmans had much say in the Moss or Thomas picks or trades to aquire them. those were Bates picks that Shanahan made.

socalorado
01-28-2009, 05:45 AM
My top ten running backs right now:

1: LeSean McCoy Pittsburgh
2: Chris Wells Ohio State
3: Knowshon Moreno Georgia
4: Shonn Greene Iowa
5: Javon Ringer Michigan State
6: Donald Brown UConn
7: James Davis Clemson
8: Andre Brown NC State
9: Rashad Jennings Liberty
10: Jeremiah Johnson Oregon

Nice list. I like RJennings and JJohnson a little higher. I think Ringer should be at 10. Just me though!

Broncos_OTM
01-28-2009, 07:01 AM
Depends what shceme we run. if we stay 4-3 this year. i MIGHT be alright with wells.If not unfortunetly it has to be Raji. if we go 3-4

I think the coaching staff would be suited with coaching to put WW at WLB DJ Williams at MLB and Jamie or boss at SLB unless we get a guy

Thomas is not all world at DT but with some coaching i think he will continue to get better. Along with Crowder Moss and Doom.

Draft a Safety(Moore in the second) high DT (perra jerry in the first) and coach these guys up With out FA we would be a better team. Man i would hate to see this coaching staff blow up this D this year. if we can get cody next year i might be alright with it.

Drek
01-28-2009, 07:55 AM
Depends what shceme we run. if we stay 4-3 this year. i MIGHT be alright with wells.If not unfortunetly it has to be Raji. if we go 3-4

I think the coaching staff would be suited with coaching to put WW at WLB DJ Williams at MLB and Jamie or boss at SLB unless we get a guy

Thomas is not all world at DT but with some coaching i think he will continue to get better. Along with Crowder Moss and Doom.

Draft a Safety(Moore in the second) high DT (perra jerry in the first) and coach these guys up With out FA we would be a better team. Man i would hate to see this coaching staff blow up this D this year. if we can get cody next year i might be alright with it.
In a lot of ways Raji is a better fit in a 4-3. And why do we want Perria Jerry if we're staying in a 4-3? So we can continue the trend of two UTs alternating who gets to masquerade as a NT?

Thats the real problem with our DL, other than Moss and Crowder showing all the growth of a well cultivated rock garden. We got a bunch of penetrating DT types who belong at UT with a big hog molly stuffing the running lanes to let them get up field, which we don't have.

3-4 or 4-3, we need a big bodied, power gap stuffer at DT if we ever expect our DL to get better. Until then we'll be weak as hell up front and watch that trickle back throughout the entire rest of the defensive unit.

gyldenlove
01-28-2009, 09:05 AM
I have seen a few mocks lately with Curry dropping to us. I personally have a hard time seeing him drop past Buffalo.

Drek
01-28-2009, 09:36 AM
I have seen a few mocks lately with Curry dropping to us. I personally have a hard time seeing him drop past Buffalo.

I could see Buffalo going for an Everette Brown or Orakpo instead. Curry is a great talent but a 4-3 isn't going to make optimal use of his diverse talents (the SOLB job in the 3-4 seems like his best fit to me). If they want a playmaker they'd probably be best served with a good pass rusher.

SouthStndJunkie
01-28-2009, 09:40 AM
Nice list. I like RJennings and JJohnson a little higher. I think Ringer should be at 10. Just me though!

Those 2 could very easily deserve to be higher on the list....and might move up as draft day approaches.

socalorado
01-28-2009, 09:42 AM
I could see Buffalo going for an Everette Brown or Orakpo instead. Curry is a great talent but a 4-3 isn't going to make optimal use of his diverse talents (the SOLB job in the 3-4 seems like his best fit to me). If they want a playmaker they'd probably be best served with a good pass rusher.

If DEN could get Curry, it would be an incredible start to the draft. Immediate success, and we would all be just buzzing with excitement. Man, i hope we could pull that off. Its really a no brainer, if he was there. There is not another player that is even remotely as needed in DEN as Curry is. He is the most NFL ready player, and a true star in the making. His value is just paramount to DENs defense.
Which is why DEN wont get him! HA! :wiggle:

mattob14
01-28-2009, 11:53 AM
But with Goodman drafting, I don't know whom they would target and I don't know if there would be any trades. My guess is that if there were a trade, it would be initiated by some other team. Just a hunch based on the fact that Goodman drafts so well. I am, however, mindful of the trade that got Cutler and the one for Moss and then Thomas.... One out of three ain't bad.

Hmm...I didn't think the Thomas deal was a bad deal. They gave up a 3rd, 6th, and 7th for him, but I think the return has been at or better than we could've expected with those picks. With some coaching, he could still be a very good player. The Moss trade, which is what put us into the position of being forced to trade for Thomas, is the one that hurt. Overall, I'd say we've had success with 2 of the 3 trades, and make it 3 of 4 if you include the 2005 trade w/Washington for their 2006 1st.

Breaker
01-28-2009, 02:39 PM
Let's say these players are sitting there at 12.

Of this list of players....make your top three choices for Denver.

Aaron Maybin
Everette Brown
Chris Wells
James Laurinaitis
Malcolm Jenkins
Vontae Davis
Knowshon Moreno
B.J. Raji
Rey Maualuga
LeSean McCoy
William Moore
Larry English

1. B.J. Raji
2. Rey Maualuga
3. Aaron Maybin
4. William Moore (too high)

oubronco
01-28-2009, 02:46 PM
If DEN could get Curry, it would be an incredible start to the draft. Immediate success, and we would all be just buzzing with excitement. Man, i hope we could pull that off. Its really a no brainer, if he was there. There is not another player that is even remotely as needed in DEN as Curry is. He is the most NFL ready player, and a true star in the making. His value is just paramount to DENs defense.
Which is why DEN wont get him! HA! :wiggle:

I agree 100% :approve:

Breaker
01-28-2009, 03:11 PM
If DEN could get Curry, it would be an incredible start to the draft. Immediate success, and we would all be just buzzing with excitement. Man, i hope we could pull that off. Its really a no brainer, if he was there. There is not another player that is even remotely as needed in DEN as Curry is. He is the most NFL ready player, and a true star in the making. His value is just paramount to DENs defense.
Which is why DEN wont get him! HA! :wiggle:

IF we could get Curry, then do you go Hood as a DT or Chung as a S?

oubronco
01-28-2009, 03:28 PM
IF we could get Curry, then do you go Hood as a DT or Chung as a S?

whatever you want cause you already have had a good draft

iforgotmypassword
01-29-2009, 03:25 PM
Gotta take jenkins outta what's left... just too much value, he's a lockdown corner for the next ten years, starter day one and you have Dre playin nickel or safety.... i'd use ever single pick on D and try to sign suggs or peppers to play WILB, and a safety... defense can be fixed sooner then people think anf offense doesn't even need fixed

Drek
01-29-2009, 05:21 PM
IF we could get Curry, then do you go Hood as a DT or Chung as a S?

I like Curry and Hood both in the 3-4. Curry as a SOLB, Hood as a DE. I'd be all for taking him in the second if we don't see a NT prospect that we really like there.

SouthStndJunkie
01-30-2009, 09:54 PM
The NFL Combine will be here before we know it....February 18th-24th.

STUNOdaKING
01-31-2009, 04:54 AM
1.rey maualuga
2.everette brown
3.b.j. raji

lex
01-31-2009, 05:02 AM
1.rey maualuga
2.everette brown
3.b.j. raji

They said they want smart players.

SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2009, 05:17 PM
NFL SCOUTING COMBINE LIST IS OUT

Posted by Aaron Wilson on February 2, 2009, 6:31 p.m.

The NFL scouting combine launches again Feb. 18 in Indianapolis for coaches and scouts’ annual evaluation of draft prospects and wraps up Feb. 24.

Although there have been plenty of NFL players that weren’t invited to the combine, the vast majority of the draft picks participate in the league’s decathlon/job interview. Prospective rookies will be tested in the bench press, 40-yard dash, vertical leap, Wonderlic personnel exam as well as various positional and agility drills.

With that thought in mind, here’s the official list of who has been invited to the combine sorted by position.

QUARTERBACKS

Jason Boltus, Hartwick; Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston State; Tom Brandstater, Fresno State; Nathan Brown, Central Arkansas; Hunter Cantwell, Louisville; Rudy Carpenter, Arizona State; Chase Daniel, Missouri; Nate Davis, Ball State; Josh Freeman, Kansas State; Cullen Harper, Clemson; Graham Harrell, Texas Tech; Chase Holbrook, New Mexico State; Brian Hoyer, Michigan State; Stephen McGee, Texas A&M; Curtis Painter, Purdue; Mike Reilly, Central Washington; Mark Sanchez, USC; Matthew Stafford, Georgia; Pat White, West Virginia; Drew Willy, Buffalo; John Parker Wilson, Alabama

HALFBACKS

Kahlil Bell, UCLA; Andre Brown, N.C. State; Donald Brown, Connecticut; Glen Coffee, Alabama; James Davis, Clemson; Arian Foster, Tennessee; Mike Goodson, Texas A&M; Shonn Greene, Iowa; P.J. Hill, Wisconsin; Rashad Jennings, Liberty; Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State; Ian Johnson, Boise State; Jeremiah Johnson, Oregon; Anthony Kimble, Stanford; Marlon Lucky, Nebraska; LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh; Knowshown Moreno, Georgia; Chris Ogbonnaya, Texas; Branden Ore, West Liberty State; Cedric Peerman, Virginia; Javon Ringer, Michigan State; Bernard Scott, Abilene Christian; Kory Sheets, Purdue; Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern; Javarris Williams, Tennessee State; Chris Wells, Ohio State

FULLBACKS

Jason Cook, Mississippi; Tony Fiammetta, Syracuse; Quinn Johnson, LSU; Eric Kettani, Navy; Marcus Mailei, Weber State; Brannan Southerland, Georgia

SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2009, 05:19 PM
WIDE RECEIVERS

Ramses Barden, Cal Poly; Kenny Britt, Rutgers; Deon Butler, Penn State; Demetrius Byrd, LSU; Jeremy Childs, Boise State; Austin Collie, BYU; Quan Cosby, Texas; Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech; Jarrett Dillard, Rice; Dominique Edison, Stephen F. Austin; Brooks Foster, North Carolina; Brandon Gibson, Washington State; Brian Hartline, Ohio State; Percy Harvin, Florida; Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland; Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma; Manuel Johnson, Oklahoma; Taurus Johnson, South Florida; Aaron Kelly, Clemson; Johnny Knox, Abilene Christian; Quinten Lawrence, McNeese State; Jeremy Maclin, Missouri; Brennan Marion, Tulsa; Mohamed Massaquoi, Georgia; Kenny McKinley, South Carolina; Andrew Means, Indiana; Marko Mitchell, Nevada; Louis Murphy, Florida; Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina; Jordan Norwood, Penn State; Kevin Ogletree, Virginia; Greg Orton, Purdue; Darius Passmore, Marshall; David Richmond, San Jose State; Brian Robiskie, Ohio State; Jordan Shipley, Texas; Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State; Nate Swift, Nebraska; Brandon Tate, North Carolina; Mike Thomas, Arizona; Patrick Turner, USC; Tiquan Underwood, Rutgers; Mike Wallace, Penn State; Derrick Williams, Penn State; Jaison Williams, Oregon

TIGHT ENDS

Travis Beckum, Wisconsin; Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas; Jared Bronson, Central Washington; James Casey, Rice; Chase Coffman, Missouri; Jared Cook, South Carolina; Davon Drew, East Carolina; Dan Gronkowski, Maryland; Anthony Hill, N.C. State; Cornelius Ingram, Florida; D.J. Johnson, Arkansas State; Brian Mandeville, Northeastern; Cameron Morrah, California; Rob Myers, Utah State; Shawn Nelson, Southern Miss; Richard Quinn, North Carolina; Bear Pascoe, Fresno State; Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State; John Phillips, Virginia; Kory Sperry, Colorado State; Eddie Williams, Idaho

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

Will Beatty, Connecticut; Joel Bell, Furman; Alex Boone, Ohio State; Robert Brewster, Ball State; Eben Britton, Arizona; Gerald Cadogan, Penn State; Ramon Foster, Tennessee; Xavier Fulton, Illinois; Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech; Dan Gay, Baylor; Troy Kropog, Tulane; Andy Levitre, Oregon State; Cornelius Lewis, Tennessee State; Kyle Link, McNeese State; Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma; Ryan McKee, Southern Miss; Maurice Miller, Mississippi; Eugene Monroe, Virginia; Lydon Murtha, Nebraska; Michael Oher, Mississippi; Gus Parrish, Kent State; Garrett Reynolds, North Carolina; Andre Smith, Alabama; Jason Smith, Baylor; Fenuki Tupou, Oregon; Jose Valdez, Arkansas; Jason Watkins, Florida

GUARDS

Roger Allen, Missouri Western; Travis Bright, BYU; Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati; C.J. Davis, Pittsburgh; Paul Fanaika, Arizona State; Ray Feinga, BYU; Tyronne Green, Auburn; Greg Isdaner, West Virginia; Herman Johnson, LSU; Andy Kemp, Wisconsin; Jamon Meredith, South Carolina; Seth Olsen, Iowa; Anthony Parker, Tennessee; Duke Robinson, Oklahoma; Matt Slauson, Nebraska; Jaimie Thomas, Maryland; Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin; Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech; Brandon Walker, Oklahoma

CENTERS

Rob Bruggeman, Iowa; Antoine Caldwell, Alabama; Jon Cooper, Oklahoma; Robby Felix, UTEP; Alex Fletcher, Stanford; Juan Garcia, Washington; Brett Helms, LSU; Jon Luigs, Arkansas; Alex Mack, California; A.Q. Shipley, Penn State; Max Unger, Oregon; Edwin Williams, Maryland; Eric Wood, Louisville

SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2009, 05:20 PM
DEFENSIVE TACKLES

Charles Alexander, LSU; Demonte Bolden, Tennessee; Ron Brace, Boston College; Marlon Favorite, LSU; Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State;Adrian Grady, Louisville; Sonny Harris, Oregon; Ziggy Hood, Missouri; Corey Irvin, Georgia; Ricky Jean-Francois, LSU; Peria Jerry, Mississippi; Mitch King, Iowa; Terrance Knighton, Temple; Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn; Roy Miller, Texas; Khalif Mitchell, East Carolina; Fili Moala, USC; Myron Pryor, Kentucky; B.J. Raji, Boston College; Darryl Richard, Georgia Tech; Darell Scott, Clemson; Terrance Taylor, Michigan; Vance Walker, Georgia Tech

DEFENSIVE ENDS

Robert Ayers, Tennessee; Chris Baker, Hampton; Connor Barwin, Cincinnati; Michael Bennett, Texas A&M; Cody Brown, Connecticut; Everette Brown, Florida State; Victor Butler, Oregon State; Ian Campbell, Kansas State; Rulon Davis, California; Will Davis, Illinois; Pannel Egboh, Stanford; Larry English, Northern Illinois; Maurice Evans, Penn State; Sammie Hill, Stillman; Tyson Jackson, LSU; Tim Jamison, Michigan; Mike Johnson, Georgia Tech; Paul Kruger, Utah; Alex Magee, Purdue; Orion Martin, Virginia Tech; Aaron Maybin, Penn State; Kyle Moore, USC; Brian Orakpo, Texas; Zach Potter, Nebraska; Matt Shaughnessy, Wisconsin; Lawrence Sidbury, Richmond; Stryker Sulak, Missouri; David Veikune, Hawaii; Derek Walker, Illinois; Brandon Williams, Texas Tech; Jarius Wynn, Georgia

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Jonathan Casillas, Wisconsin; Aaron Curry, Wake Forest; Brian Cushing, USC; Moses Fokou, Maryland; Zack Follett, California; Marcus Freeman, Ohio State; Cody Glenn, Nebraska; Mortty Ivy, West Virginia; DeAndre Levy, Wisconsin; Kaluka Maiava, USC; Clay Matthews, USC; Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida; Lee Robinson, Alcorn State; Clint Sintim, Virginia

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Stanley Arnoux, Wake Forest; Dougie Beckwith, LSU; Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina; Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia

Anthony Felder, California; James Laurinaitis, Ohio State; Rey Maualuga, USC; Josh Mauga, Nevada; Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh; Gerald McGrath, Southern Miss; Jason Phillips, TCU; Worrell Williams, California; Morris Wooten, Arizona State

CORNERBACKS

Kevin Akins, Boston College; Asher Allen, Georgia; Kevin Barnes, Maryland; Joe Burnett, Central Florida; Darius Butler, Connecticut; Jarius Byrd, Oregon; Don Carey, Norfolk State; Vontae Davis, Illinois; Bradley Fletcher, Iowa; Coye Francies, San Jose State; Cary Harris, USC; Victor Harris, Virginia Tech; Brandon Hughes, Oregon State; Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State; Bruce Johnson, Miami (Fla.); Keenan Lewis, Oregon State; Mike Mickens, Cincinnati; D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt; Ryan Mouton, Hawaii; Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina; Wopamo Osaisai, Stanford; Chris Owens, San Jose State; Ryan Palmer, Texas; Josh Pinkard, USC; Jerraud Powers, Auburn; Glover Quin, New Mexico; Lydell Sargeant, Penn State; Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest; DeAngelo Smith, Cincinnati; Sean Smith, Utah; Morgan Trent, Michigan; Donald Washington, Ohio State; Lardarius Webb, Nicholls State; Jahi Word-Daniels, Georgia Tech; DeAndre Wright, New Mexico

SAFETIES

David Burton, Notre Dame; Patrick Chung, Oregon; Chris Clemons, Clemson; Emanuel Cook, South Carolina; Louis Delmas, Western Michigan; Kevin Ellison, USC; Courtney Greene, Rutgers; Mike Hamlin, Clemson; Nic Harris, Oklahoma; Stephen Hodge, TCU; Lendy Holmes, Oklahoma; Rashad Johnson, Alabama; Sherrod Martin, Troy; Darcel McBath, Texas Tech; Marcus McClinton, Kentucky; William Moore, Missouri; Troy Nolan, Arizona State; Derek Pegues, Mississippi State; Jamarca Sanford, Mississippi; C.J. Spillman, Marshall; Curtis Taylor, LSU; Brandon Underwood, Cincinnati; Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest; Otis Wiley, Michigan State

PUNTERS/KICKERS

Justin Brantly, Texas A&M (P); David Buehler, USC (K); Britton Colquitt, Tennessee (P); Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State (K); Graham Gano, Florida State (P); Kevin Huber, Cincinnati (P); Jose Martinez, UTEP (K); Tim Masthay, Kentucky (K); Thomas Morstead, SMU (P); Louie Sakoda, Utah (K); Sam Swank, Wake Forest (K)

LONG-SNAPPERS

Sean Griffin, Michigan; Jacob Ingram, Hawaii

elsid13
02-02-2009, 05:22 PM
I am interested to see how Kahlil Bell looks. He was bang up big time this season but has good size and speed.

SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2009, 08:54 PM
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-ohiost-boonearrested&prov=ap&type=lgns

Ohio St. OL Boone arrested in California

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP)—Ohio State offensive lineman Alex Boone was arrested after being subdued with a Taser during an alleged drunken tirade, authorities said Monday.

Boone, 21, was taken into custody late Sunday for investigation of resisting arrest after Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance call outside of a home in Aliso Viejo.

When they arrived, the 6-foot-8, 312-pound tackle had been jumping on car hoods, yanking on a tow truck cable and trying to break a window, said sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

Boone ran away from deputies and was found hiding underneath a patio, authorities said. Boone was combative and uncooperative and had to be taken down with a stun gun, Amormino said.

“He was yelling obscenities at deputies and had a strong smell of alcohol,” Amormino said. “His blood-alcohol level was at least three times the legal amount.”

Boone was taken to a hospital and then to a jail medical ward, where he remained. He had not been booked yet.

Boone, who was selected All-Big Ten this year, could be selected in the NFL draft in April.

Ohio State spokeswoman Shelly Hoffman said Monday that she was unaware of the arrest and could not comment.

SouthStndJunkie
02-02-2009, 08:55 PM
Hello, my name is Alex Boone and I am now an UDFA.

NFLBRONCO
02-02-2009, 09:41 PM
How would you rate this draft vs some of the most recent drafts. It seems decent but, not a WOW draft to me am I wrong?

STUNOdaKING
02-03-2009, 02:08 AM
They said they want smart players.

OKAY THEN SMART GUY WHO WOULD YOU GET...

Elway777
02-03-2009, 02:25 AM
At the combine I'm interested to see how Victor Butler and Jarron Gilbert do. Butler had a incrediable year with 21.5 tackles for loss, 12 stacks, 5 Qb hurries, 4 Forced fumbles plus 66 tackles. Gilbert had 9 stacks plus lead college football in tackles for loss. Butler could be a poor mans James Harrison and Gilbert a poors mans Pryce. I also wanted to see how Orion Martain a 3-4 outside linebacker prospect and Larry English do. Jasper Brinkley and Lee Robinson are 2 inside linebacker I want to see.

SouthStndJunkie
02-03-2009, 05:03 PM
Latest Mock Draft (2/2/09) From Todd McShay:

3. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14): Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest

Tyler Thigpen might not be the long-term answer at quarterback for the Chiefs, but it's hard to imagine new GM Scott Pioli veering from the "Patriot way" he learned during his time in New England. Drafting a defensive lineman like DE Everette Brown or DT B.J. Raji is a possibility, and beefing up the offensive line isn't out of the question, either. But the Chiefs spent a pair of first-round picks on those spots last year, and Pioli hit a home run with the first-round pick of linebacker Jerod Mayo in New England last season. Plus, Curry has the versatility Pioli looks for, and he fits an area of need.

7. Oakland Raiders (5-11): Michael Crabtree**, WR, Texas Tech

Crabtree has Larry Fitzgerald-type potential. Though his 40-yard dash time might not excite owner Al Davis, even Davis is capable of recognizing the opportunity to select the best athlete in the draft at No. 7.

12. Denver Broncos (8-8): Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC

The Broncos need to beef up their run defense after finishing 30th in the NFL in 2007 and 27th in 2008. Maualuga plays out of control at times, but there isn't a linebacker in the 2009 class with a better size-speed combo, and he loves setting the tone physically.

16. San Diego Chargers (8-8): Chris Wells*, RB, Ohio State

Let's preface this by saying we would take Knowshon Moreno (Georgia) over Wells if presented with the choice. However, we understand that's a minority opinion. Plus, in San Diego's situation, Wells appears to be a better complement to pint-sized scatback Darren Sproles. Remember, though, that the team has some tough decisions to make regarding the futures of Sproles and LaDainian Tomlinson, so this could be a non-issue come April.

SouthStndJunkie
02-09-2009, 10:26 AM
Texans sweating pick penalty… The brouhaha in Houston over allegations that three players suffered season-ending injuries doing illegal drills in organized team activities (OTA) has the Texans a little worried they could lose a draft pick if the charges hold up. Veteran OG Dan Stevenson and C Chukky Okobi were injured during last year’s mini-camp, while OT Jordan Black was injured during an off-season workout when players allegedly were told to participate in one-on-one pass-rush drills despite not being in full pads. As spelled out in the collective bargaining agreement, there is a one-week’s loss of OTA time for a first violation in an off-season training session, while for a second violation during a league year, a team can lose a fourth-round draft pick. Because there was no prior charge against the Texans regarding OTAs, they likely wouldn’t lose a pick, however, because no penalty is spelled out in the collective bargaining agreement for violations during mini-camp, the Texans could still be at risk. Grievances filed by players are heard by independent arbitrators and are supposed to be expedited, but its not clear that this issue will be resolved before the 2009 draft.

Rohirrim
02-09-2009, 10:32 AM
1. Rey
2. Raji
3. Cushing

SpringStein
02-09-2009, 10:50 AM
How would you rate this draft vs some of the most recent drafts. It seems decent but, not a WOW draft to me am I wrong?


Like most drafts, this has good depth at some positions and weak in others. But it is, frankly imo, a much weaker draft than anticipated with fewer than anticipated juniors declaring. It is not the draft class of last year or 2006. I don't see it having a great number of surprise starters falling after the 4th round. Of course there are always a few, but I agree with your description of it as a "decent" class.

Requiem
02-09-2009, 11:04 AM
I actually think that this draft is exceptional.

SpringStein
02-09-2009, 12:41 PM
I actually think that this draft is exceptional.

I hope you are right and I'm wrong. :thumbsup:

NFLBRONCO
02-09-2009, 01:03 PM
I actually think that this draft is exceptional.

I'm just curious why do you feel this way?

gyldenlove
02-09-2009, 01:08 PM
I would rate this draft class higher than 2007 and 2008 but not near 2006. I think the senior class this year is among the better in the last 10 years.

There are quite a few strong positions (DT, LB, CB, S, OT) this year with QB being the most glaring weak spot. The only real criticism is that there are no surefire blue chip prospects. I think if you added this draftclass to the 2006 batch the entire top 6 would be players from 2006.

I really like the depth this year, I think you can get a lot of quality in the 4th and 5th rounds compared to previous years.

SouthStndJunkie
02-09-2009, 10:19 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80ea7e80&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Pro Day workout schedules

SoCalBronco
02-09-2009, 10:24 PM
It's got some decent 3-4 OLB prospects for us, but its not particularly deep at 3-4 NT's or safeties. I'm kind of lukewarm as to the RB depth as well.

DBroncos4life
02-09-2009, 11:09 PM
It's got some decent 3-4 OLB prospects for us, but its not particularly deep at 3-4 NT's or safeties. I'm kind of lukewarm as to the RB depth as well.

Cody Glenn is worth a look as a UDFA at either RB or LB :)

Carmelo15
02-10-2009, 01:26 PM
Todd McShay jus talked about Malcolm Jenkins on NFL Live. Said he reminds him almost exactly of Antrel Rolle comin out of Miami. Also said dont be suprised to see Malcolm Jenkins make that same transition in the NFL. Everyone's been saying if Jenkins drops he would be great value at #12. Perhaps this makes him an even greater value to the Broncos. Thoughts?

oubronco
02-10-2009, 01:45 PM
I wouldn't bitch too much about it but it wouldn't address the D-line and that's the biggest need by far IMO

cmhargrove
02-10-2009, 01:49 PM
Todd McShay jus talked about Malcolm Jenkins on NFL Live. Said he reminds him almost exactly of Antrel Rolle comin out of Miami. Also said dont be suprised to see Malcolm Jenkins make that same transition in the NFL. Everyone's been saying if Jenkins drops he would be great value at #12. Perhaps this makes him an even greater value to the Broncos. Thoughts?

If they are looking at releasing Bly for cap reasons, this would be a great pick.

Otherwise, we need more help with the front seven.

Drek
02-10-2009, 02:19 PM
Todd McShay jus talked about Malcolm Jenkins on NFL Live. Said he reminds him almost exactly of Antrel Rolle comin out of Miami. Also said dont be suprised to see Malcolm Jenkins make that same transition in the NFL. Everyone's been saying if Jenkins drops he would be great value at #12. Perhaps this makes him an even greater value to the Broncos. Thoughts?

I like it, he could be a dynamic FS, better than Antrel Rolle who isn't a scrub by any means.

socalorado
02-10-2009, 02:36 PM
I like it, he could be a dynamic FS, better than Antrel Rolle who isn't a scrub by any means.

Yeah, keep Bly and let Jenkins play FS. HE has all the measurables, only i actually think Sean Smith would be a better FS prospect. Both can play either CB/FS. Jenkins would be a huge upgrade to the secondary. Either of them.
Jenkins to me, along with Curry, is the most "NFL Ready" player out there. Hes a plug and play type of guy.

SouthStndJunkie
02-11-2009, 10:43 PM
http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/HotList/Hot-List.php

Prospect Hot List

Kaylore
02-12-2009, 07:48 AM
http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/HotList/Hot-List.php

Prospect Hot List

Ones I agree with: Ayers, Gilbert, Matthews, English, Raji, and Delmas.

I either disagree or have no opinion on the others.

Broncos_OTM
02-12-2009, 08:01 AM
i would love to have clay matthews. If he is anything like his pops or uncle he is gonna be a average to above average player for a very long time. i love his ability to play multple positions and is a heady player. I think MCD will draft him if he gets the chance.

If moore falls to the second round i would be dissapointed if Denver passed on him

Broncos_OTM
02-12-2009, 08:02 AM
Ones I agree with: Ayers, Gilbert, Matthews, English, Raji, and Delmas.

I either disagree or have no opinion on the others.

Thing about Ayers is that he just now showed up. he has been in hideing for way to long in his college career. I'd pass on him.

socalorado
02-12-2009, 08:36 AM
i would love to have clay matthews. If he is anything like his pops or uncle he is gonna be a average to above average player for a very long time. i love his ability to play multple positions and is a heady player. I think MCD will draft him if he gets the chance.

If moore falls to the second round i would be dissapointed if Denver passed on him

Heres a random draft thought. What if DEN traded back with PHIL and aquired Cushing and Matthews in the 1st, Brace in the 2nd, and a FS/CB prospect like Jarius Byrd ORE in the 4th? Wouldnt that go a long ways towards getting the 3-4 in alignment?

Broncos_OTM
02-12-2009, 08:45 AM
Heres a random draft thought. What if DEN traded back with PHIL and aquired Cushing and Matthews in the 1st, Brace in the 2nd, and a FS/CB prospect like Jarius Byrd ORE in the 4th? Wouldnt that go a long ways towards getting the 3-4 in alignment?

I would like that scenerio but i would replace Cushing with someone else. i like him as a player i think eh would actually be pretty good. but his red flags scare me. I think brace is a 3rd rounder but he is gonna have someone really reach for him. HE MIGHT have someone reach for him in the first. i am not real hip to Byrd ill have to check him out,

socalorado
02-12-2009, 08:59 AM
I would like that scenerio but i would replace Cushing with someone else. i like him as a player i think eh would actually be pretty good. but his red flags scare me. I think brace is a 3rd rounder but he is gonna have someone really reach for him. HE MIGHT have someone reach for him in the first. i am not real hip to Byrd ill have to check him out,

Lets say Laurinitus (rey rey and Curry obviously) are gone, then who do you replace him with? PHIL has the #21, #28 picks. Its not much space to dick around with picks.

oubronco
02-12-2009, 01:59 PM
from Woody's mailbag:


My man, has any NFL team ever drafted all defense in the draft? This year the Broncos have 10 total picks, including three in the fifth round. Why not cut three quarters of Mike Shanahan's sad defense and plug in 10 rookies next year along with Champ Bailey? How much worse could it be?
-- Jerome, Fort Collins
Jerome, my man, no. You don't want ever to plug in 10 rookies. You want Detroit Lions.
I saw Elvis Dumervil at the Super Bowl (on an elevator), and we briefly talked about the defense. He can play, maybe not as effectively in a 3-4, but he will play. The Broncos have three or four linebackers who can play. But, with this offense, you've got to build quicker than 10 rookies. Maybe six or seven. Just kidding.
The Broncos need a running back, another offensive lineman, another receiver. You've got to use three of those picks, at least, on offense, but I get your point. The Broncos, though, have to get through free agency: a great lineman (I still say Julius Peppers, although I get e-mails telling me I'm crazy), another quality linebacker and, at the minimum, one safety (should get three). I believe, based on conversations with Josh McDaniels, that the Broncos will probably use five on each side of the ball. We'll talk more as the draft gets closer.

SouthStndJunkie
02-12-2009, 02:02 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/nfp-updated-top-100-2/

NFP Updated Top 100

Killericon
02-12-2009, 02:25 PM
IMO, the Broncos don't need a Running back. Young and Hillis will be enough, not to mention any FA pickups we get.

mattob14
02-13-2009, 12:13 PM
Lets say Laurinitus (rey rey and Curry obviously) are gone, then who do you replace him with? PHIL has the #21, #28 picks. Its not much space to dick around with picks.

Tyson Jackson at 21 and Matthews/Sintim at 28. Solidify a DE and OLB slot going forward and gain a little flexibility if we use a hybrid D.

SouthStndJunkie
02-14-2009, 06:30 PM
CRABTREE WON’T RUN AT THE COMBINE

Posted by Mike Florio on February 14, 2009, 1:21 p.m.

In making our daily perusal of Sporting News Today, we noticed a blurb regarding the intentions of Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree to not run the 40-yard dash at the upcoming Scouting Combine.

The original report comes from the Dallas Morning News.

Crabtree won’t run because of an ankle sprain that he suffered during the Vandalay Industries Cotton Bowl.

But Crabtree sounds like a guy who isn’t worried about the injury. “My ankle’s not the big issue,” Crabtree said. “I played hurt during the season.”

So why not run now?

Like Colts G.M. Bill Polian recently said, fast guys like to show that they’re fast. If Crabtree plans to run at his Pro Day workout, why not do both?

He’d better be careful, or the Lions might not draft him.

SouthStndJunkie
02-16-2009, 10:25 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/nfp-monday-mock-draft-2/

NFP Monday Mock Draft

12. Denver Broncos: Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State

The Denver defense has holes across the board, and there are questions surrounding almost every position in the front seven. However, in order for a 3-4 defense to be successful, you need to generate pressure. Enter Maybin, an explosive, long-armed lineman who came on as a red-shirt sophomore last season. He still has a lot of growing to do, but he possesses a lot of upside, and from a physical standpoint looks best suited for the rush linebacker position in a 3-4.

48. Denver Broncos: Jairus Byrd, CB, Oregon

The Broncos continue to add talent on the defensive side of the ball.

SouthStndJunkie
02-16-2009, 10:29 AM
I would have preferred Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC at 12 and Louis Delmas, FS, Western Michigan at 48.

SouthStndJunkie
02-18-2009, 09:16 AM
CAL’S MACK SIDELINED FOR COMBINE

Posted by Aaron Wilson on February 18, 2009, 9:55 a.m. EST

Highly-regarded Cal center Alex Mack won’t be able to endure the rigors of the NFL scouting combine this week due to a sprained ankle he suffered Monday, NFL Network’s Adam Schefter reports.

Mack is considered one of the top interior offensive line prospects in the draft and has been projected as a first-round pick by many draft analysts.

Now, Mack will be limited to the meet-and-greet aspect of the scouting combine, which is also important in the mass job interview that will go on in Indianapolis this week. Mack said he’ll rehab his injury and prepare for his Pro Day in Berkeley, Calif., on March 18.

“While preparing for the combine on Monday with my trainer, I suffered a sprained ankle,” Mack said. “The injury isn’t serious, but unfortunately, it is going to keep me from working out this week in Indianapolis.

“No one is more disappointed than me, as I have been working tirelessly to further prove myself as a first-round pick. However, I don’t want to perform at anything less than 100 percent.”

That makes sense.

Although NFL teams would undoubtedly be impressed if Mack was to gut it out and go through the drills on a bad ankle, it’s possible he could wind up making the injury worse and hurt his draft stock.

cmhargrove
02-18-2009, 02:01 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/nfp-monday-mock-draft-2/

NFP Monday Mock Draft

12. Denver Broncos: Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State

The Denver defense has holes across the board, and there are questions surrounding almost every position in the front seven. However, in order for a 3-4 defense to be successful, you need to generate pressure. Enter Maybin, an explosive, long-armed lineman who came on as a red-shirt sophomore last season. He still has a lot of growing to do, but he possesses a lot of upside, and from a physical standpoint looks best suited for the rush linebacker position in a 3-4.

48. Denver Broncos: Jairus Byrd, CB, Oregon

The Broncos continue to add talent on the defensive side of the ball.

I have to believe from what Xanders has said that this will never happen. No "projects" or "possibilities." They want guys with great football instincts that are ready to play. I'm not saying I wouldn't like Maybin, but just not as a #12 pick.

SouthStndJunkie
02-25-2009, 06:43 PM
STOCK WAY UP FOR A HANDFUL OF COMBINE PARTICIPANTS

Posted by Mike Florio on February 25, 2009, 7:09 a.m.

Another Scouting Combine has come and gone, and now the focus of the pre-draft analysis will shift to the many Pro Day workouts on college campuses throughout the country.

According to Albert Breer and Russ Lande of Sporting News Today, the biggest winners at this year’s poke-and-prod-and-prance-and-preen fest were South Carolina tight end Jared Cook, Missouri defensive tackle Evander Hood, USC linebacker Clay Matthews, and Maryland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Breer and Lande now regard all four players as first-round prospects.

Whether the quartet can hold that position after the coming Pro Day workouts remains to be seen.

SouthStndJunkie
02-26-2009, 08:17 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/the-good-the-bad-dont-buy-the-hype/

The Good, The Bad & Don’t Buy The Hype

Elway777
02-26-2009, 08:27 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/the-good-the-bad-dont-buy-the-hype/

The Good, The Bad & Don’t Buy The Hype Sean Smith could be a guy the Broncos trade back in the first round pick up a couple of draft picks .Unless Brown ,Orakpa or Radji make it to the Broncos then a trade down senario could happen with Smith as the target.

SouthStndJunkie
03-01-2009, 08:27 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/03/scouts-eye-series-whats-next/

The University of Miami has a streak of 14 consecutive drafts in which a Hurricanes player has been picked in the first round. That streak is likely to end this year as Miami doesn’t have a prospect who warrants consideration in the first three rounds. Cornerback Bruce Johnson will likely be the ‘Canes’ first player selected and should come off the board some time during the mid/late portions of the draft. Johnson is an athletic corner with great straight-line speed and fluidity in and out of his breaks. He does a good job staying with receivers down the field and plays a lot tougher than his 5-10, 170 pound frame indicates. He has the makings of a tough nickel back who will likely find his way on the field at some point in his rookie year. He performed well at the Combine and was one of the more naturally gifted corners in Indianapolis. However, no matter how well Johnson performs at his pro day, the attention will likely focus on the Hurricanes’ inability to produce a first-round pick.

SouthStndJunkie
03-04-2009, 12:41 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/03/nfp-draft-value-chart/

NFP Draft Value Chart

SouthStndJunkie
03-07-2009, 01:53 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/03/scouts-eye-series-pro-day-report/

Scout’s Eye Series: Pro Day Report

SouthStndJunkie
03-07-2009, 01:56 AM
Florida Atlantic

ILB Frantz Joseph (#56), who was not invited to the Combine, got his first opportunity to work out in front of scouts. Joseph measured 6-1, weighed 242 pounds and ran his 40 in 4.83. He finished with 19 reps on the bench and also posted times of 4.37 in the short shuttle and 7.34 in the three-cone drill. Joseph is a real plugger inside who does a great job taking on blocks and making plays in the hole. His performances in the short shuttle and three-cone show he’s more quick than fast, and his 40 time shouldn’t impact where he gets drafted.

Frantz Joseph is a very intriguing prospect....hard to project what round he will go in.

cmhargrove
03-07-2009, 07:20 AM
Florida Atlantic

ILB Frantz Joseph (#56), who was not invited to the Combine, got his first opportunity to work out in front of scouts. Joseph measured 6-1, weighed 242 pounds and ran his 40 in 4.83. He finished with 19 reps on the bench and also posted times of 4.37 in the short shuttle and 7.34 in the three-cone drill. Joseph is a real plugger inside who does a great job taking on blocks and making plays in the hole. His performances in the short shuttle and three-cone show he’s more quick than fast, and his 40 time shouldn’t impact where he gets drafted.

Frantz Joseph is a very intriguing prospect....hard to project what round he will go in.

Is this not Spencer Larsen?

_Oro_
03-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Seems everyone thinks Tyson Jackson is the top 3-4 end in the draft.

If that's case why does everyone seem to think he'll fall to 18?

SouthStndJunkie
03-08-2009, 08:41 PM
DONALD BROWN MAKING STRONG IMPRESSION ON NFL TEAMS

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 8, 2009, 11:37 p.m. EDT

Patterning his approach to football and life after retired New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, University of Connecticut running back Donald Brown is preparing diligently for the NFL draft, according to Jim Corbett of USA Today.

Brown, who rushed for a nation-high 2,083 yards last season, is regarded as a potential first-round or second-round draft pick.

A New Jersey native who grew up rooting for the Giants, Brown met with Barber last month to discuss how to get ready for his “ journey into professional football,” and to seek counsel on Brown launching a mentoring program geared toward New Jersey high school football players.

“Right now, I’d say I’d characterize my game off of Tiki Barber’s,” said Brown, who ran a 4.51 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. “He wasn’t the flashiest runner. But he could run inside or outside the tackles.

“They also utilized Tiki as a wide receiver-type in the passing game. The way he conducted himself both on and off the field, Tiki’s a class act, a very articulate guy who has worked to create a pretty great career post-football.”

Brown is drawing heavy praise from NFL teams and draft analysts, including Mike Mayock of NFL Network, after registering an eye-opening, 41 1/2 inch vertical leap at the combine in front of all 32 NFL teams at the combine.

“I had Donald Brown as my second-best back coming into the combine, and I think Donald is a first-round pick,” Mayock said. ”He’s legit. The combine just underscored what I saw on tape. He has really good, not elite, speed. He has great explosion.

“He’s talented enough to play in any scheme. The one thing he’ll have to learn is patience. He hurries his blockers. But what he does have is tremendously nimble feet, and you see him running through tackles with his lower-body strength.”

Added San Francisco 49ers General Manager Scot McCloughan: “Donald Brown is a good football player. That shows on tape, the production he had with the number of carries he got. The interview process was really good. Having a role model like Tiki Barber is great. That’s a quality guy and quality football player for Donald to follow.”

SouthStndJunkie
03-08-2009, 08:42 PM
Seems everyone thinks Tyson Jackson is the top 3-4 end in the draft.

If that's case why does everyone seem to think he'll fall to 18?

I don't think he will fall to 18.

Elway777
03-08-2009, 10:22 PM
Tyson Jackson , Donald Brown and Lawence Sidbury would be a nice first 3 rounds of draft.

Elway777
03-08-2009, 10:33 PM
Jason Williams on the other hand... That monster had an outstanding Pro Day. He worked out on a wooden gym basketball floor and measured in at 6-1 1/4, 238 pounds. He ran the 40 in 4.49 and 4.52 seconds, had a 39-inch vertical jump and went 10-foot, 9-inches in the broad jump. Williams has also forced 14 fumbles the last 2 years plus is a good Blitzer. Maybe the Broncos look at williams in the 4 or 5 round to backup Moss at Rush linebacker.

_Oro_
03-09-2009, 08:21 AM
I don't think he will fall to 18.

Yeah there's no way. I just get frustrated reading so many posts saying to
trade down and get Jackson at 16, 18 or w/e. If we want him we'll most likely have to take him at 12.

SouthStndJunkie
03-10-2009, 05:08 PM
http://www.gbnreport.com/prodayschedule.html

All 32 NFL teams were reportedly in attendance at Georgia Tech where DE Michael Johnson reportedly put on another impressive physical show today at the Yellow Jackets' pro day running the 40 in an unofficial time of under 4.6 seconds; indeed, there are reports that at least one team had him under 4.5 seconds running at 6-7, 266. Utah CB Brice McCain put up what would likely have been the fastest times for the poisition at this year's combine; McCain, who measured in at 5-9, 181 at the Utes pro day ran times in the 4.35 range on a fast track; McCain also had a 36.5-inch vertical and a 10-foot-3 broad jump and posted 12 reps in the bench press. Meanwhile, fellow Utah CB Sean Smith ran the 40 in just under 4.5, while DE Paul Kruger ran 40 times of around 4.80. Both times were somewhat faster than they timed at the combine, however, in the case of Kruger it is still relatively slow for an edge rushing DE. QB Brian Johnson, who was not invited to the combine, measured in at 6-0.5 and 211 pounds and ran the 40 in around 4.90. Despite the fact that Colorado didn't have anyone invited to this year's combine, 13 NFL teams sent representatives to watch 10 players work out at Colorado’s pro day Monday morning where players worked out indoors on indoor FieldTurf. Of note, Buffs' DT George Hypolite measured in at 6-1, 299 and ran a very respectable 40 with an unofficial time of 5.10 seconds; Hypolite also recorded a 32-inch vertical jump and a time of around 4.8 seconds in the short shuttle. Safety Ryan Walters who measured in at 5-11, 206 pounds, had a 35-inch vertical jump and ran the short shuttle in 4.3 seconds, but his 40 time was only in the mid-4.6 range.

SouthStndJunkie
03-10-2009, 11:42 PM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_11883323

Gartrell Johnson improves on combine performance

socalorado
03-11-2009, 06:34 AM
http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_11883323

Gartrell Johnson improves on combine performance

Have you seen this guy? Hes a converted Fullback, and man he is a freakin beast. Would LOVE to see him fall into the 6th and DEN pick him up.

socalorado
03-11-2009, 06:37 AM
Jason Williams on the other hand... That monster had an outstanding Pro Day. He worked out on a wooden gym basketball floor and measured in at 6-1 1/4, 238 pounds. He ran the 40 in 4.49 and 4.52 seconds, had a 39-inch vertical jump and went 10-foot, 9-inches in the broad jump. Williams has also forced 14 fumbles the last 2 years plus is a good Blitzer. Maybe the Broncos look at williams in the 4 or 5 round to backup Moss at Rush linebacker.
If you remember, i had him on some of my early mock drafts here. Hes a sleeper guy who has all the intangibles. Ive been getting alot of good info from scouts saying this guy is solid.

http://walterfootball.com/college/WesternIllinois_logo.gif Jason Williams, Western Illinois
Height: 6-1. Weight: 235.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Projected Round (2009): 5-6.
12/6/08: Just what we need - another Jason Williams to confuse us all. This one had 107 tackles, 16.5 TFL and eight sacks as a junior.

SouthStndJunkie
03-11-2009, 02:06 PM
Have you seen this guy? Hes a converted Fullback, and man he is a freakin beast. Would LOVE to see him fall into the 6th and DEN pick him up.

I have seen him play in several games.

He may be a late round steal for some lucky team.

SouthStndJunkie
03-11-2009, 02:07 PM
SCOUT: “SMITH LOST MILLIONS TODAY”

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 11, 2009, 4:25 p.m.

Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith’s campus workout today in front of NFL scouts was a “disaster,” according to Tony Pauline of SI.com.

Quoting an unnamed scout, Pauline writes that Smith’s lack of preparation was obvious as he was overweight. One scout called the performance, “one of the worst workouts I’ve ever seen.”

Another AFC East scout told Pauline: “He lost millions today.”

As a league source told us earlier today, Smith ran with his shirt off.

According to Pauline, comments were made about “the flab and the rolls on his body” during Smith’s 40-yard dashes as he posted times between 5.21 and 5.29 seconds.

Per the article, several scouts weren’t happy to travel a long way only to witness a bad workout. And Smith’s trainers were not pleased, either.

SouthStndJunkie
03-12-2009, 10:53 AM
COLLIE IMPRESSES AT BYU PRO DAY

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 12, 2009, 1:29 p.m. EDT

Brigham Young wide receiver Austin Collie opened a few eyes of NFL teams at his campus Pro Day, “wowing scouts with his catching ability,” according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Collie, 24, measured in at 6-foot-1, 196 pounds and turned in respectable 40-yard dash times of 4.53 and 4.54 seconds. He also registered a 4.07 short shuttle drill.

Like many BYU players, Collie is older than your typical NFL prospect because he served a Mormon mission while in college.

Per the article, Cincinnati Bengals running backs coach Jim Anderson worked out running back Fui Vakapuna.

Vakapuna is a fullback prospect at 5-11, 244 pounds with 4.83 speed, a 34-inch vertical leap and 29 repetitions of 225 pounds in the bench press test.

SouthStndJunkie
03-14-2009, 09:17 AM
TEXAS TECH’S REED HURTS KNEE AT PRO DAY

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 14, 2009, 10:14 a.m.

In a piece of unfortunate timing, Texas Tech offensive tackle Rylan Reed hurt his knee while running the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day and had to be taken to the hospital, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

There was no immediate word on Reed’s prognosis.

Reed, a 6-foot-5, 309-pound lineman, had bench pressed 225 pounds 41 times earlier in the workout. That performance would have topped anyone that worked out at the NFL scouting combine.

Offensive lineman Luis Vasquez weighed in at 6-foot-5, 325 pounds and ran a pair of 5.22’s in the 40-yard dash, had a 30 1/2 inch vertical leap and performed well in the positional drills, according to the article.

Defensive end Brandon Williams clocked a 4.80 and a 4.81 in the 40-yard dash and turned in a 33 1/2 inch vertical leap.

Meanwhile, quarterback Graham Harrell ran a 4.95 in the 40-yard dash.

However, the prolific Red Raiders quarterback ”struggled somewhat” during drills, per Brandt.

UPDATE: Keith Arnold, over at our excellent sister Web site, CollegeFootballTalk.com, writes that Reed has a dislocated kneecap, and details the significant adversity Reed has already overcome in his life.

SouthStndJunkie
03-18-2009, 11:05 AM
SAINTS RECEIVER’S YOUNGER BROTHER MAKING NFL BID

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 18, 2009, 1:14 p.m.

Toledo wide receiver Nick Moore, the younger brother of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore, worked out for NFL scouts at Ohio State’s campus Pro Day, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Moore ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 and 4.56 seconds, registering a 35-inch vertical leap, a 9-10 broad jump and a 4.18 in the short shuttle. He’s listed at 6-foot-2, 198 pounds.

Moore stood on his previous numbers at Toledo’s Pro Day, but attended the workout . The Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals were at the audition.

Moore finished fourth in Toledo history with 182 receptions for 2,045 yards and 13 touchdowns, catching 78 passes for 779 yards and one touchdown last season. He also threw a touchdown on a trick play last year.

Lance Moore caught 79 passes for 928 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the Saints, eye-catching production that undoubtedly makes NFL franchises curious to find out about his little brother’s skill level.

SouthStndJunkie
03-18-2009, 04:32 PM
HARVIN DOESN’T DISAPPOINT

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 18, 2009, 6:21 p.m.

University of Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin had another strong workout, reportedly impressing several NFL wide receivers coaches as well as Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman, Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney and Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik.

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Harvin “looked exceptional in position drills and caught the ball well. He also showed great explosion.”

Harvin registered a 37 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-1 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times.

Meanwhile, Gators tight end Cornelius Ingram ran the 40-yard dash in 4.69 and 4.72 seconds with a 9-6 broad jump and looked “sharp” in drills.

Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris was also at the workout.

SouthStndJunkie
03-18-2009, 04:42 PM
BOISE STATE DRAWS A CROWD

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 18, 2009, 1:26 p.m.

Boise State drew a dozen NFL scouts to its campus to watch running back Ian Johnson, wide receiver Vinny Perretta and wide receiver Jeremy Childs at their Pro Day workout, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Johnson is the player who famously proposed to a cheerleader after his game-winning two-point conversion against the Oklahoma Sooners in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

Johnson split time with Jeremy Avery last season and his numbers slipped for his senior year. Johnson registered a 4.24 time in the short shuttle and a 6.86 in the three-cone drill.

Perretta is an undersized receiver at 5-9, 186 pounds, but ran a 4.43 and a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash with a 36-inch vertical leap and a 10-6 broad jump.

A 6-foot, 196-pounder, Childs turned in a 4.49 and a 4.47 in his two 40-yard dashes.

SouthStndJunkie
03-18-2009, 08:58 PM
MAYBIN TRIMS 40 TIME, BULKS UP

Posted by Mike Florio on March 18, 2009, 9:46 p.m. EDT

Defensive end Aaron Maybin, regarded by many as a sure-fire first-round draft pick, churned out impressive times in the 40-yard dash during his Pro Day workout.

The Penn State product covered the territory in 4.59 and 4.63 seconds, down from his Scouting Combine effort that landed in the 4.7s.

A before/after photo of Maybin on the pennlive.com web site also shows considerable increases in muscle mass during the past two months. He has gained a total of 25 pounds, increasing from 227 to 252.

Also on Wednesday, Penn State cornerback Tony Davis ran the 40 in 4.4 seconds.

SouthStndJunkie
03-18-2009, 08:59 PM
A before/after photo of Maybin on the pennlive.com web site also shows considerable increases in muscle mass during the past two months. He has gained a total of 25 pounds, increasing from 227 to 252.

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SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2009, 01:09 PM
VONTAE DAVIS RUNS A 4.4

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 19, 2009, 3:07 p.m. EDT

Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis made a strong impression on NFL scouts as well as two secondary coaches that attended the projected first-round draft pick’s Pro Day workout, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Davis ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds and registered a 37 1/2 inch vertical leap as well as a 6.80 time in the three-cone drill.

According to Brandt, Davis ran without a shirt and the 5-foot-11, 201-pounder is in great shape.

Per the article, Davis was also a hit in the positional drills.

Meanwhile, 260-pound defensive end Will Davis ran a 4.86 and a 4.89 in the 40-yard dash. Plus, he posted a 34-inch vertical leap and a 9-10 broad jump.

In a medical development, offensive tackle Xavier Fulton reportedly had both of his shoulders surgically repaired one week after the NFL scouting combine and didn’t attend the workout.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2009, 01:12 PM
MACHO RUNS LIKE A MAN

Posted by Mike Florio on March 19, 2009, 2:48 p.m.

Virginia Tech cornerback/kick returner Macho Harris raised eyebrows during a Thursday Pro Day workout, running the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds.

Because the effort came on a fast surface, scouts adjusted the time to 4.51 seconds.

It’s an improvement over 4.55 seconds, his best time at last month’s Scouting Combine.

A league source says that approximately 12 teams were represented at the session.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2009, 01:55 PM
REPORT: STAFFORD SHINES AT GEORGIA PRO DAY

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 19, 2009, 4:28 p.m. EDT

University of Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford was accurate on 47 of 50 throws at his Pro Day workout today, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Per the article, Stafford reportedly threw every type of pass. One highlight was a 35-yard strike down the sideline to teammate Demiko Goodman.

Like many high-profile quarterback workouts, it was a scripted session.

Every NFL team was represented at the campus workout in Athens, Ga., including Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew and Lions quarterbacks coach Jeff Horton. The Lions hold the first overall selection after going winless last season.

Seattle Seahawks General Manager Tim Ruskell was at the workout, too. The Seahawks have the fourth overall pick.

According to Brandt, the workout should put aside any reservations for the Lions if they want to draft him with the top overall pick.

“If Stafford has one fault, it’s that he throws the ball a lot like Brett Favre,” Brandt writes. “Because he has such a strong arm and is such a great athlete, Stafford takes chances on throws that he shouldn’t attempt. It’s not because he doesn’t understand coverages; it’s just that he has superior confidence in his arm and ability.

“That’s a fault that can be corrected. Some say Stafford is an underachiever, but I think that’s an unfair label. He won at Alabama in overtime. You don’t win those kind of games unless you’re a competitor.”

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2009, 01:57 PM
I know people knock Matthew Stafford, but I have always thought he was going to be a top pick since I saw him as a freshman.

I think the Lions should take him #1 overall.

Elway777
03-19-2009, 03:44 PM
If the Broncos do trade Cutler to the Lions then the Broncos could be in position to trade up for Stafford . If Stafford would go first then the Broncos would have to pay about 12 million a year but if he falls to 6-8 then the price tag could only be about 6-7 million a year. The Broncos trade Cutler for 20 and 33 pick plus Julian Peterson and Culpepper then trade the 12 pick plus 48 pick to the Bengals for the 6 pick to get Stafford. I the 6 pick for Qb could be about 6- 7 million a year.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2009, 05:18 PM
If we had to trade Cutler, Stafford would be my first choice as a replacement.

However, he plays a lot like Jay Cutler and McCockmeat probably would not like his style of play.

I like Matthew Stafford a lot more than Mark 'Dirty' Sanchez....but Dirty Sanchez is more the kind of QB that McMuffin is looking for to run his offense.

SouthStndJunkie
03-20-2009, 07:43 PM
RINGER UP, MCCOY DOWN?

Posted by Mike Florio on March 20, 2009, 9:29 p.m. EDT

A couple of running backs might be moving in different directions on the draft board after this week’s Pro Day workouts.

The prospects could be rising for Michigan State’s Javon Ringer. Per a league source, 24 teams were represented at his Wednesday workout in East Lansing.

He improved his times in the 40-yard dash from 4.50 and 4.53 seconds to 4.42 and 4.47 seconds.

He generated a 6.68 and a 6.75 in the three-cone drill, 3.72 and 3.83 in the short shuttle, and 10.92 in the 60-yard shuttle.

Ringer’s slower three-cone time was still 0.07 seconds faster than the best result generated by a running back at the Scouting Combine.

He didn’t re-do the bench press, vertical, or broad jump, resting on his Combine results.

We’re told that Ringer has a handful of workouts scheduled for the next two weeks and four team visits set for April.

In contrast, Pitt’s LeSean McCoy could be on the way down.

He didn’t work out at the Combine due to an illness, so it placed even more pressure on him at the Pro Day event.

According to Tony Pauline of SI.com, McCoy ran the 40-yard dash in the low 4.5s.

Writes Pauline: “Scouts have said McCoy is skinny up top and may not have the body type to take an every-down pounding at the next level. McCoy likely watched whatever slim chance he had of being a first round pick vanish this week.”

SouthStndJunkie
03-20-2009, 07:44 PM
Good....I hope LeSean McCoy keeps falling.

Some team will get a steal.

chaz
03-20-2009, 08:54 PM
If we had to trade Cutler, Stafford would be my first choice as a replacement.

However, he plays a lot like Jay Cutler and McCockmeat probably would not like his style of play.

I like Matthew Stafford a lot more than Mark 'Dirty' Sanchez....but Dirty Sanchez is more the kind of QB that McMuffin is looking for to run his offense.

I completely agree here...not sure what I like in a QB is the same thing Josh wants... he just wants a robot

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 01:21 AM
CHIEFS WILL CHECK OUT EVERETTE BROWN

Posted by Mike Florio on March 20, 2009, 11:23 p.m. EDT

At a time when more than a few mock drafts show the Chiefs taking linebacker Aaron Curry with the third pick in round one, there’s another name that needs to be considered.

Everette Brown, defensive end/linebacker from Florida State.

According to Adam Caplan of Scout.com, the Chiefs will conduct a private workout with Brown.

If selected, Brown would likely serve as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense that the Chiefs will employ.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:13 AM
CINCINNATI’S BARWIN IN DEMAND

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 21, 2009, 12:30 p.m. EDT

University of Cincinnati defensive end Connor Barwin put on a show at his Pro Day workout, running a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash, according to Ed Thompson of Scout.com.

A converted tight end, Barwin posted a 4.66 time at the NFL scouting combine.

The versatile 6-foot-4, 256-pounder made a dramatic improvement on his home turf in front of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis as well as New York Giants tight ends coach Mike Pope and Jacksonville Jaguars assistant head coach/tight ends coach Mike Tice.

Barwin is also being evaluated as a tight end prospect by several teams. During his workout, he performed positional drills at defensive end, linebacker and tight end.

Barwin has had private workouts for the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. He’ll work out for the Bengals on April 14.

Barnes has taken an official visit to the Buffalo Bills and plans to meet with the Tennessee Titans, Jaguars and St. Louis Rams. He’s also expected to schedule visits with the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Barwin recorded 11 sacks and 14 1/2 tackles for losses last season.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:14 AM
Barwin has had private workouts for the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos. He’ll work out for the Bengals on April 14.

Very nice....although the 4.47 40 time may put him out of reach at 48.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:17 AM
MACLIN RUNS A 4.43 AT MIZZOU PRO DAY

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 21, 2009, 12:57 p.m. EDT

University of Missouri wide receiver and first-round draft prospect Jeremy Maclin displayed that he’s fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered at the NFL scouting combine, running a 4.43 and a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day.

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Maclin had a 35-inch vertical leap in front of Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers coach Mike Sheppard and New York Jets wide receivers coach Henry Ellard as 22 teams watched the campus workout.

A former St. Louis Rams receivers coach, Ellard has compared Maclin to a young Torry Holt.

“It’s an honor to have a receiver coach compare you to one of the greatest receivers of all time,” Maclin told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Torry’s definitely somebody that I idolized.”

Per Brandt, Maclin reportedly demonstrated “great explosion” in his routes and caught the football well. He also showed that his knee is sound.

“I feel great now,” Maclin said.

Meanwhile, tight end Chase Coffman had a CAT scan of his foot injury that is now at 80 percent. He didn’t do workout drills, but caught passes from quarterback Chase Daniel.

Daniel ran a 4.79 in the 40-yard dash.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:23 AM
I like Maclin quite a bit.

I think he will be an electrifying player in the NFL.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:25 AM
RAMSES BARDEN CLOCKS A 4.51

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 21, 2009, 11:40 a.m. EDT

Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo wide receiver Ramses Barden continues to make a strong bid for the NFL draft, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

The 6-foot-6, 227-pound wideout ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 and 4.55 seconds at San Jose State’s Pro Day. He also registered a 10-2 broad jump and a 7.1 in three-cone drill.

Per Brandt, Barden caught the football smoothly as 27 NFL teams were represented at the workout.

Barden has drawn comparisons to Keyshawn Johnson, both for his playing style and a fairly uncanny facial resemblance to the former NFL receiver.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:26 AM
That 4.51 is a really good time for Ramses Barden at 6'6 227 pounds.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:28 AM
This whole Cutler fiasco has taken away some of my zest for the upcoming draft.

lex
03-21-2009, 12:39 PM
If we had to trade Cutler, Stafford would be my first choice as a replacement.

However, he plays a lot like Jay Cutler and McCockmeat probably would not like his style of play.

I like Matthew Stafford a lot more than Mark 'Dirty' Sanchez....but Dirty Sanchez is more the kind of QB that McMuffin is looking for to run his offense.

Like Ive said before, if we trade Cutler, McDaniels has no business drafting a QB in the 1st. If his ego is such that he doesnt need someone of Cutlers talent, he should be taking a QB later. Someone else has made the observation that McDaniels is to QBs as Shanahan was to RBs. If McDaniels commits to the running game by taking a RB with a high pick and making it work with a decent but not great QB, Ill start to warm up a little. I doubt that will happen though.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 02:14 PM
JARRON GILBERT RISING ON DRAFT BOARDS

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 21, 2009, 1:53 p.m. EDT

San Jose State defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert shined at his Pro Day with New York Jets coach Rex Ryan putting him through his paces during defensive line drills, according to Tony Pauline of SI.com.

Per the report, the 6-foot-5, 284-pounder registered a 4.76 in the 40-yard dash while running into a slight breeze. He also posted a 37-inch vertical leap and a 10-7 broad jump.

Gilbert had dropped four pounds from his NFL scouting combine weight.

With 26 NFL teams represented at the campus workout, Gilbert reportedly put on a show.

“By all accounts, it was a terrific performance and Gilbert is very much knocking on the door of round one,” Pauline writes.

Carolina Panthers coach John Fox was at the workout as well.

Gilbert’s father, Daren Gilbert, played offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints from 1985 to 1988.

oubronco
03-21-2009, 04:42 PM
This whole Cutler fiasco has taken away some of my zest for the upcoming draft.

you really couldn't tell, keep it coming :thumbsup:

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:35 PM
31 TEAMS PASS ON NATE DAVIS’ PRO DAY

Posted by Mike Florio on March 21, 2009, 5:48 p.m.

During the 2008 season, a buzz had been building around Ball State quarterback Nate Davis.

Today? The only buzz Davis hears is the softly annoying screech of crickets.

Davis conducted his Pro Day workout on Friday. And only one team attended.

The Colts, which also were the team that had the shortest distance to travel.

“I was very disappointed, but you only need one team to fall in love with you,” Davis said, according to the Muncie (Ind.) Star Press.

But Davis supposedly performed well, at least according to the man who has been hired to help him perform well, or at least to say that he performed well even if he didn’t: Former NFL quarterback Steve DeBerg.

“He threw the ball like he always does — outstanding,” DeBerg said. “He made all the throws — short, deep, intermediate. I was very happy, and impressed as always. It’s fun to work with a quarterback who has as much talent as Nate does.”

The decline started for Davis when he posted disappointing times in the 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. At this point, there’s a chance he won’t even be drafted.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 10:37 PM
His stock has really dropped....I still think he can play in the NFL....but I will say he played about as poorly as a QB can play in the MAC Championship Game and the GMAC Bowl at the end of the season.

Those 2 games really dropped his stock. He fumbled several times and generally looked nothing like the QB that threw for 9233 yards with 74 TDs and only 22 INTs in his college career.

I would have no problem with Denver using a late round pick on Nate Davis.

SouthStndJunkie
03-24-2009, 11:27 AM
Hakeem Nicks Packs On The Pounds

Posted by Mike Florio on March 24, 2009, 1:19 p.m.

Last week, Penn State’s Aaron Maybin raised eyebrows at his Pro Day with a performance fueled by a stunning, “you-wouldn’t-like-me-when-I’m-angry” increase in his physique.

North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks also showed off a new body last week – but not in a good way.

Since tweaking his hamstring at the Scouting Combine, Nicks had been unable to work out. And, as a result, he gained roughly 15 pounds in three weeks. (NFL.com has the number as 14; we’ve heard that he gained 16 pounds.)

As one scout who attended the session opined: “He looked like a fat tight end not a lean receiver. . . . He’s got to have a weight problem. This is the most important few months of his life and he gains a ton of weight. I don’t get it. Many scouts and coaches went away very disappointed.”

That said, we’re told that Nicks already has shed much of the weight, and that he’ll be working out privately for the Bears and the Dolphins.

SouthStndJunkie
03-24-2009, 02:10 PM
http://www.profootballtalk.com/draft/draft-order-chart/

Updated NFL Draft Order w/comp picks included

SouthStndJunkie
03-24-2009, 10:42 PM
Lions Willing To Trade The Top Pick

Posted by Mike Florio on March 24, 2009, 11:05 p.m. EDT

The Detroit Lions plan to negotiate with the agents of multiple players who could be the first overall pick in the draft.

But they’re also willing to negotiate with teams that might take the first overall pick off the Lions’ hands.

G.M. Martin Mayhew told Vic Carucci of NFL.com on Tuesday that the Lions would be willing to move the pick if they could obtain the right “difference-maker” from another team.

Asked specifically about whether said “difference-maker” would or could be Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, Mayhew didn’t deny the possibility.

“We’re open to all options with that pick,” Mayhew said. “Obviously, it has value to us, and if it has value to somebody else, then we can talk about that.”

The discussion likely wouldn’t last long. In a year like this one, with no specific player emerging from the crowd as the clear-cut No. 1 overall pick, no other team is going to want to stand in the Lions’ shoes, unless for some reason said team unexpectedly decides that there indeed is one player who is dramatically better than the others.

Absent a must-have player, teams generally don’t want to fork over the monster deal that gets paid to the first overall pick, and they likewise aren’t inclined to package the players and/or picks necessary to move into the top spot.

So, basically, the only team that might be dumb enough based on recent history to try to trade into that spot already is holding it.

Paladin
03-24-2009, 11:07 PM
Supposing the Lions did not submit a pick in the allotted time? They would not have the Number one pick and save money. I wonder what that would do to the compensation expectations.....

I would consider doing that - just not pick a number one - if it were an issue of money in the franchise.....

Mediator12
03-25-2009, 05:45 AM
Supposing the Lions did not submoiit a picj in the alloted time? They would not haave the Number one pick and save money. I wonder what that would do to the compensation expectations.....

I would consider doing that - just not pick a number one - if it were an issue of money in the franchise.....

Actually, the NFL has parameters against doing just that since the Agent would expect first pick money for the second selection and the agent for that other 1st pick would as well....

I'll look for them, but I'm grumpy this morning ;D

Broncoman13
03-25-2009, 06:37 AM
Hakeem Nicks Packs On The Pounds

Posted by Mike Florio on March 24, 2009, 1:19 p.m.

Last week, Penn State’s Aaron Maybin raised eyebrows at his Pro Day with a performance fueled by a stunning, “you-wouldn’t-like-me-when-I’m-angry” increase in his physique.

North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks also showed off a new body last week – but not in a good way.

Since tweaking his hamstring at the Scouting Combine, Nicks had been unable to work out. And, as a result, he gained roughly 15 pounds in three weeks. (NFL.com has the number as 14; we’ve heard that he gained 16 pounds.)

As one scout who attended the session opined: “He looked like a fat tight end not a lean receiver. . . . He’s got to have a weight problem. This is the most important few months of his life and he gains a ton of weight. I don’t get it. Many scouts and coaches went away very disappointed.”

That said, we’re told that Nicks already has shed much of the weight, and that he’ll be working out privately for the Bears and the Dolphins.

Nicks still ran quite well even with the added weight... but I'd be a little concerned if the guy can add weight that easily. Seriously, most people that work out on a regular basis lose pounds when they stop working out. I don't get this one???

ELEVATION
03-25-2009, 07:44 AM
Nicks still ran quite well even with the added weight... but I'd be a little concerned if the guy can add weight that easily. Seriously, most people that work out on a regular basis lose pounds when they stop working out. I don't get this one???

maybe someone told him denver was really interested in the wake of this marshall thing and he got really freaked at the prospect of potentially being the guy for Chris simms with jay cutler possibly gone....that would cause me to gain weight to....lol

SouthStndJunkie
03-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Orakpo Impresses At Texas Pro Day

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 25, 2009, 7:07 p.m. EDT

Versatile outside linebacker/defensive end Brian Orakpo headlined the University of Texas’ widely attended Pro Day with a strong workout, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Regarded as a potential target for the Cleveland Browns with the fifth overall pick, Orakpo drew particularly close interest from Green Bay Packers General Manager Ted Thompson and Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni.

At 6′3″, 262 pounds and with excellent mobility, Orakpo is considered perhaps the top pass rushing talent available in the draft. The Packers are converting to a 3-4 primary defense under the direction of new defensive coordinator Dom Capers, and the Dolphins also run a 3-4 alignment.

At the Longhorns’ campus workout, Orakpo registered a 10′10″ broad jump, a 4.45 in the short shuttle and a 7.26 in the three-cone drill.

“Thompson would never tip his hand, but I think that Green Bay would probably be interested in someone like him for their new scheme,” Brandt wrote. “I know Thompson was impressed with Orakpo and expressed surprise at how big his upper body is.

“Of course, the Dolphins use a 3-4 as well and Pasqualoni seemed to like Orakpo too. I think the consensus on Orakpo is very positive. The one question mark on him is that he’s one of those guys that appears to play hard 90 percent of the time, but takes a vacation the other 10 percent.”

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Orakpo ran the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 31 times and posted an eye-catching 39.5-inch vertical leap.

Meanwhile, running back Chris Ogbonnaya bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times and had a 34.5-inch vertical leap.

Wide receiver Quan Cosby reportedly caught the ball very well from CFL quarterback Drew Tait at the workout.

Offensive tackle Cedric Dockery, the younger brother of Redskins offensive guard Derrick Dockery, pulled his hamstring while running a 5.4 in the 40-yard dash.

Defensive tackle Roy Miller registered an impressive 4.93 in the 40-yard dash at 6-1, 312 pounds.

Plus, defensive end Henry Melton posted a swift 4.64 in the 40-yard dash. He turned in a 10′1″ broad jump and a 34.5-inch vertical leap.

Inkana7
03-25-2009, 06:47 PM
Why was Drew Tait(I thought it was Tate?) throwing for UT? Wasn't he the short, hotheaded jackass Iowa QB?

SouthStndJunkie
03-25-2009, 11:14 PM
Dissenting Opinions Emerge On Orakpo Workout

Posted by Mike Florio on March 25, 2009, 10:59 p.m. EDT

Earlier in the day, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt offered up a glowing review of Brian Orakpo’s Pro Day workout.

But not everyone feels that way.

Per one league source, some scouts viewed the linebacker/defensive end’s workout as “brutal.”

According to the source, Orakpo is regarded by some as having “great athletic abilities but bad football skills.” It’s prompting some to question whether Orakpo merits even a first-round pick.

If this sounds familiar, it should. There’s a chance that Orakpo could be the latest in a line of “looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane” players, including past first-rounders like Vernon Gholston and Mike Mamula. (Then there’s Alabama’s Andre Smith, who as one reader pointed out after Smith’s recent shirtless sprint “plays like Tarzan, looks like Jane.”)

Even Gil Brandt, who is regarded by many as having a bias in favor of Texas football, acknowledges that Orakpo is “one of those guys that appears to play hard 90 percent of the time, but takes a vacation the other 10 percent.”

It’s the kind of attitude that could put a coach or a G.M. on vacation 100 percent of the time if they pick Orakpo, and if he doesn’t deliver.

bap454
03-26-2009, 04:38 AM
Dissenting Opinions Emerge On Orakpo Workout

Posted by Mike Florio on March 25, 2009, 10:59 p.m. EDT

Earlier in the day, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt offered up a glowing review of Brian Orakpo’s Pro Day workout.

But not everyone feels that way.

Per one league source, some scouts viewed the linebacker/defensive end’s workout as “brutal.”

According to the source, Orakpo is regarded by some as having “great athletic abilities but bad football skills.” It’s prompting some to question whether Orakpo merits even a first-round pick.

If this sounds familiar, it should. There’s a chance that Orakpo could be the latest in a line of “looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane” players, including past first-rounders like Vernon Gholston and Mike Mamula. (Then there’s Alabama’s Andre Smith, who as one reader pointed out after Smith’s recent shirtless sprint “plays like Tarzan, looks like Jane.”)

Even Gil Brandt, who is regarded by many as having a bias in favor of Texas football, acknowledges that Orakpo is “one of those guys that appears to play hard 90 percent of the time, but takes a vacation the other 10 percent.”

It’s the kind of attitude that could put a coach or a G.M. on vacation 100 percent of the time if they pick Orakpo, and if he doesn’t deliver.



Thats EXACTLY the report I wanted to read.... we might get a shot at him at twelve now.:yayaya:

Mediator12
03-26-2009, 06:32 AM
Dissenting Opinions Emerge On Orakpo Workout

Posted by Mike Florio on March 25, 2009, 10:59 p.m. EDT

Earlier in the day, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt offered up a glowing review of Brian Orakpo’s Pro Day workout.

But not everyone feels that way.

Per one league source, some scouts viewed the linebacker/defensive end’s workout as “brutal.”

According to the source, Orakpo is regarded by some as having “great athletic abilities but bad football skills.” It’s prompting some to question whether Orakpo merits even a first-round pick.

If this sounds familiar, it should. There’s a chance that Orakpo could be the latest in a line of “looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane” players, including past first-rounders like Vernon Gholston and Mike Mamula. (Then there’s Alabama’s Andre Smith, who as one reader pointed out after Smith’s recent shirtless sprint “plays like Tarzan, looks like Jane.”)

Even Gil Brandt, who is regarded by many as having a bias in favor of Texas football, acknowledges that Orakpo is “one of those guys that appears to play hard 90 percent of the time, but takes a vacation the other 10 percent.”

It’s the kind of attitude that could put a coach or a G.M. on vacation 100 percent of the time if they pick Orakpo, and if he doesn’t deliver.

If it was any other Texas DL I would have already said that. However, that is NOT the report on Orakpo and its not what I have seen. If anything, He may not have the quickness of an elite player, but he has the mental side better than any texas DL in many, many years.

This smells like teams dropping misinformation to get a player to drop. Why they still do that is beyond me, because no one really listens to that crap from the media anymore.

oubronco
03-26-2009, 06:49 AM
Thats EXACTLY the report I wanted to read.... we might get a shot at him at twelve now.:yayaya:

we already have one of those DE's from Texass his name is Crowder

Mat'hir Uth Gan
03-26-2009, 09:06 AM
I don't think Orakpo will come close to sniffing #12 Overall. If the Browns do not take him, Cincinnati very well could. Their DEs are laughable. Then, of course, Oakland is wanting to replace Burgess as he appears to be breaking down. And, finally, you have GB and SF, whom both need a 3-4 OLB as their major team need. Oh yeah, and Buffalo is looking hard at DEs as well.


It's a gauntlet for any quality D-line player to make it to #12 for us. This is why I dont see Orakpo, Brown, Raji, and maybe even Robert Ayers available for us.

SouthStndJunkie
03-26-2009, 05:17 PM
Stock Rising For Andre Brown

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 26, 2009, 8:06 p.m.

Speedy North Carolina State running back Andre Brown is scheduled to visit the San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He has also conducted a private workout with the Patriots.

The 6′0, 224-pounder registered a hand-timed 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine with an official time of 4.47.

“I’m hearing I could go in the second or third round,” Brown told us in a telephone interview. “My workouts and my performance at the Senior Bowl have really helped me a lot. … I’m an old-fashioned guy. I love Walter Payton, how hard he ran. I’m a big back that has speed. I’m an every-down type of back.”

At the combine, Brown posted a 37-inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times. He was the fourth-fastest running back at the combine.

A former Parade Magazine All-American in high school, Brown rushed for 2,403 career yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. He has recovered from a broken left foot that hampered him in 2007 and 2008.

SouthStndJunkie
03-26-2009, 05:20 PM
McCoy Makes The Rounds

Posted by Mike Florio on March 26, 2009, 7:33 p.m.

Former Pitt tailback LeSean McCoy, who left school with two seasons of eligibility remaining, is getting special attention from several teams.

Per a league source, McCoy has had private workouts with the Broncos, Eagles, and Bengals.

McCoy had a so-so Pro Day workout earlier this month. And he was candid about it.

“I don’t think I blew out anybody with the way I performed,” McCoy said. “I’ll be honest with you; I wouldn’t say that. But I think I did fairly well. I think they were more impressed with my strength. As far as a running back, I think everybody knew I could catch the ball, I could run and I could cut.

“I wanted to blow out my 40, which I didn’t.”

McCoy ran the 40 in the 4.5-second range. He wasn’t able to work out at the Scouting Combine in February because he was ill.

SouthStndJunkie
03-26-2009, 07:52 PM
Delmas In Demand

Posted by Mike Florio on March 26, 2009, 10:11 p.m. EDT

The guy who might be the first safety drafted next month will be making plenty of trips between now and then. Per a league source, Louis Delmas of Western Michigan has visits scheduled with the Ravens, Falcons, Jets, Saints, Broncos, Dolphins, Browns, Patriots, and Cowboys.

Delmas also will conduct private workouts for the Browns, Eagles, and Dolphins.

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds at the Combine. At his March 11 Pro Day workout, Delmas focused on position drills, resting on his Combine numbers.

A total of 21 teams attended the Western Michigan session, with Delmas being the main attraction.

_Oro_
03-26-2009, 09:35 PM
Are there any teams in the top 11 that might take Jackson?

Elway777
03-26-2009, 11:15 PM
Conner Barwin is a guy the Broncos could target if they trade down in draft. Barwin ran a 4.47 at his Proday and would make a good Sam for the Broncos 3-4 scheme. The Broncos trade down with Philly for their first and second round picks then draft Barwin with 21 pick.

Mediator12
03-27-2009, 08:08 AM
Are there any teams in the top 11 that might take Jackson?

No, those teams Need DT's and Pass rushers wiht those high picks before they need a DE with his skillset. I would not be surprised to see him drop to a playoff level team that needs help stopping the run and has an established Pass rush. Otherwise, he could go to a team that really covets a DL rotation scheme that allows him to be a dominant run defender and either go indside on passing downs, or come out.

SouthStndJunkie
03-27-2009, 04:55 PM
Alphonso Smith’s Dance Card Filling Up Fast

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 27, 2009, 7:11 p.m.

Highly regarded Wake Forest cornerback Alphonso Smith is in heavy demand from NFL teams, according to a league source.

Per the source, Smith is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots.

Projected to be drafted within the first two rounds, Smith is an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection who was named third-team All-American last season.

The instinctive 5-foot-9, 193-pounder has 4.47 speed in the 40-yard dash and a 34-inch vertical leap. The only real knock on him is a lack of ideal height.

Smith is the ACC’s all-time leader with 21 career interceptions.

SouthStndJunkie
03-27-2009, 07:56 PM
Northern Illinois’ English Draws A Crowd

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 27, 2009, 8:31 p.m.

Northern Illinois hybrid defensive end-outside linebacker Larry English is finding himself in demand from NFL teams seeking a pass rusher.

With Green Bay Packers director of college scouting John Dorsey orchestrating the workout, English performed defensive end and outside linebacker drills, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

English, who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.74 seconds Friday, could be a candidate for the Packers as they transition to a 3-4 defensive alignment under new defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

Besides Dorsey, other notable NFL executives attending the workout: San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Trent Baalke and Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney.

English told reporters that he scored a 34 on the Wonderlic personnel exam at the NFL Scouting Combine. [Editor’s note: I scored a 50. And it’s true because I say so.]

He recorded 11 sacks and 17 tackles for losses last season after notching a dozen sacks in 2007 and 16 tackles for losses

SouthStndJunkie
03-28-2009, 01:29 PM
Ohio State’s Wells To Visit Several NFL Teams

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 28, 2009, 3:07 p.m. EDT

Ohio State star running back Chris “Beanie” Wells is scheduled to visit multiple NFL teams over the next few weeks, according to a league source.

Among the visits Wells currently has planned: the Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers and the Seattle Seahawks.

Wells was clocked between 4.38 and 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his campus Pro Day, impressing NFL scouts with his size-speed ratio at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds. Wells told Ohio reporters following the workout that some teams timed him as fast as 4.34 seconds.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Wells registered a 33 1/2 inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times.

In three seasons for the Buckeyes, the All-Big Ten Conference running back rushed for 3,382 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. The Akron native was twice named the Buckeyes’ Most Valuable Player.

SouthStndJunkie
03-28-2009, 02:01 PM
Beanie Wells could be a beast on the next level.

He has Hall of Fame talent.

I think he is every bit as talented as Adrian Peterson....he just needs to become as driven as AP.

SouthStndJunkie
03-28-2009, 03:15 PM
The Next Chris Cooley?

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 28, 2009, 4:46 p.m. EDT

Utah State tight end Rob Myers is drawing comparisons to Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, a fellow former Utah State standout.

According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Myers, who missed last season with a knee injury, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 and 4.63 seconds at his recent campus Pro Day workout before straining a hamstring during his last time trial.

Myers also registered a 9-9 broad jump, a 4.23 in the short suttle and a 30 1/2 inch vertical leap. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times.

As a junior, Myers caught 21 passes for 320 yards and averaged 15.2 yards per reception. At 6-foot-3, 238 pounds, Myers is regarded as a potential fullback/H-back candidate by many NFL teams.

No word yet on whether Myers is a colorful blogger like Cooley, whose nickname is “Captain Chaos.”

SouthStndJunkie
03-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Nicks Works Out For Parcells

Posted by Mike Florio on March 28, 2009, 9:52 p.m.

More than a week after a Pro Day workout to which North Carolina receiver Hakeem Nicks showed up more than a dozen pounds over his Combine weight, Nicks conducted a private workout for the Miami Dolphins.

According to Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post, V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells made a rare road trip for the session.

Parcells, who didn’t attend road games in 2008, went to North Carolina with coach Tony Sparano.

Citing an unnamed source, Thompson reports that Nicks “caught everything in sight” under the watchful eye of Parcells and Sparano.

It’s unknown whether Nicks will be available when the Dolphins make their first-round pick, the 25th overall selection in round one. If he has more private performances like the one he reportedly conducted on Saturday, teams sitting north of the Fins might forget about Nicks’ disappointing weight gain in only a few weeks and take a chance on the guy who played like a man among toddlers during the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

SouthStndJunkie
03-29-2009, 09:50 AM
Raji On The Move

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 29, 2009, 11:28 a.m. EDT

Massive Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji, one of the top defensive linemen in the draft and a projected high first-round draft pick, has several upcoming visits, according to a league source.

The New Jersey native will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers prior to a local visit with the New York Jets. He has a subsequent visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 6′2″, 337-pound defensive tackle ran the 40-yard dash in 5.12 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, also registering a 32-inch vertical leap and bench pressing 225 pounds 33 times.

Raji missed the entire 2007 season due to academic reasons, but had a banner season last year.

JCMElway
03-29-2009, 11:53 AM
For the record, I just want to say I DO NOT want to see Aaron Curry end up in KC. That guy has phenomenal talent and I would hate to play against him twice a year.

mhgaffney
03-29-2009, 05:11 PM
I noticed several of the mocks now have Denver taking a RB in the 2nd round -- whichever one falls --

SouthStndJunkie
03-29-2009, 07:00 PM
I noticed several of the mocks now have Denver taking a RB in the 2nd round -- whichever one falls --

I hope we take LeSean McCoy in the 2nd round.

gyldenlove
03-29-2009, 07:30 PM
For the record, I just want to say I DO NOT want to see Aaron Curry end up in KC. That guy has phenomenal talent and I would hate to play against him twice a year.

I agree, he is lightning fast, big, strong, solid instincts and great athleticism. I really really really hope they go with a WR or OT.

SouthStndJunkie
03-29-2009, 07:44 PM
I agree, he is lightning fast, big, strong, solid instincts and great athleticism. I really really really hope they go with a WR or OT.

If Curry is on the board at 3, Kansas City would be stupid to pass on him.

Maybe they go with one of the stud tackles to solidify their offensive line.

Broncoman13
03-29-2009, 09:01 PM
Beanie Wells could be a beast on the next level.

He has Hall of Fame talent.

I think he is every bit as talented as Adrian Peterson....he just needs to become as driven as AP.

I know we have other needs but I still think there is a real chance we take him at 12.

gyldenlove
03-29-2009, 09:03 PM
If Curry is on the board at 3, Kansas City would be stupid to pass on him.

Maybe they go with one of the stud tackles to solidify their offensive line.

I think he is the best player in the draft, so if any team passes on him it is stupid. I can see Detroit do it to fix up their offensive line, St Louis could go OT as well which would leave Curry there for the picking for Kansas City and if they pass on him they are officially retarded.

gyldenlove
03-29-2009, 09:04 PM
I know we have other needs but I still think there is a real chance we take him at 12.

I am not sold on a guy with a laundry list of minor injuries at RB, sub-par speed and limited experience out of the backfield. To me he is a poor mans Jonathan Stewart.

SouthStndJunkie
03-29-2009, 09:38 PM
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NFLBRONCO
03-29-2009, 11:11 PM
I hope we take LeSean McCoy in the 2nd round.

yes indeed that would be sweet

Elway777
03-30-2009, 02:45 AM
I wouldn't be unhappy if the Broncos use their first pick on Wells or trade down in the first to get Wells. Wells and Hillis would make a great combination in McDaniel scheme. Wells could get about 20 carries and Hillis about 12. The Broncos throw about 35 times a game given the Broncos great balance on offence.

Broncoman13
03-30-2009, 04:58 AM
I am not sold on a guy with a laundry list of minor injuries at RB, sub-par speed and limited experience out of the backfield. To me he is a poor mans Jonathan Stewart.

If you think he's a poor man's Jonathon Stewart then I'd seriously question your ability to see a players ability.

Beanie Wells ran a 4.4 (some had him as low as 4.34) during his pro day. At 235 lbs he's far from slow. In fact, he is in that elite category with that type of speed. Think of Jamal Lewis size and Larry Johnson feet. Beanie Wells will be special.

Finally, the big knock on AD was his "injuries". We're not talking a couple knee reconstructions here like Buckhalter. We're talking nickle and dime dings. Turned ankle type of things.

oubronco
03-30-2009, 06:24 AM
If Curry is on the board at 3, Kansas City would be stupid to pass on him.

Maybe they go with one of the stud tackles to solidify their offensive line.

with Pioli in there now they will not be stupid enough to pass on Curry if he is there

SouthStndJunkie
03-30-2009, 01:55 PM
Clemson Running Back Boosts Stock

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 30, 2009, 2:11 p.m.

When Clemson running back James Davis ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, it was regarded as a relatively pedestrian time.

Davis altered that perception about his speed and probably improved his draft stock by running a 4.45 and a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash at his campus Pro Day workout with 25 NFL teams watching, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

Davis is Clemson’s second all-time leading rusher with 3,881 career yards and 47 touchdowns.

The time trials were run on a fast indoor track, but were still regarded as impressive.

Meanwhile, defensive back Michael Hamlin aggravated a hamstring injury during warmups.

A projected third-round draft pick, Hamlin attended the combine and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds and registered a 37 1/2 inch vertical leap.

The All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection recorded 97 tackles and six interceptions last season.

Paladin
03-30-2009, 03:18 PM
Meanwhile, defensive back Michael Hamlin aggravated a hamstring injury during warmups.

A projected third-round draft pick, Hamlin attended the combine and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds and registered a 37 1/2 inch vertical leap.

The All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection recorded 97 tackles and six interceptions last season.

If Shanahan were still here, this guy would be a candidate for the second pick.......

SouthStndJunkie
03-31-2009, 12:19 PM
Ayers Making His Move

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 31, 2009, 2:49 p.m. EDT

University of Tennessee defensive end Robert Ayers is scheduled to visit the New England Patriots and several other NFL teams, according to a league source.

Ayers, who previously visited the Buffalo Bills, is also set to visit the Denver Broncos and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Last season, Ayers registered a career-high 49 tackles and 15 1/2 for losses as well as three sacks. Ayers has 4.77 speed in the 40-yard dash.

A lot of 3-4 teams are evaluating him as an outside linebacker prospect.

SouthStndJunkie
03-31-2009, 12:20 PM
As I have stated before, I am not sold on Ayers.

Not enough production to warrant being a first round pick in my opinion.

Some see him as a 3-4 OLB....but I see him as a 4-3 DE.

Broncoman13
03-31-2009, 01:30 PM
As I have stated before, I am not sold on Ayers.

Not enough production to warrant being a first round pick in my opinion.

Some see him as a 3-4 OLB....but I see him as a 4-3 DE.


I don't know SSJ, I see Adalius Thomas written all over Ayers!

SouthStndJunkie
03-31-2009, 02:09 PM
If I am going to spend the #12 pick on a pass rusher, I want more production than 9 career sacks in 48 games played.

Even in his 'dominant' senior year, Ayers only had 3 sacks. The 15.5 TFL in 2008 is good production, but I would like to have seen Ayers get to the QB more often in his college career.

Has some off-field issues as well.

SouthStndJunkie
03-31-2009, 02:41 PM
Ohio State’s Jenkins Visits Broncos

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 31, 2009, 5:29 p.m. EDT

Ohio State cornerback Malcolm Jenkins visited the Denver Broncos on Monday, according to Albert Breer of SportingNews.com.

An All-American selection, Jenkins is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints next week.

Per Breer, Jenkins is tentatively scheduled for visits with the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans.

Jenkins won the Jim Thorpe Award last year as the top collegiate defensive back.

However, there have been persistent questions about Jenkins’ speed and whether he should play safety in the NFL.

He ran a 4.51 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

elsid13
03-31-2009, 02:54 PM
If Shanahan were still here, this guy would be a candidate for the second pick.......

Hamlin is very good player, and I think that he will be better in the NFL then he was as Clemson. He a sleeper that could make major difference for a team.

gyldenlove
03-31-2009, 03:11 PM
If you think he's a poor man's Jonathon Stewart then I'd seriously question your ability to see a players ability.

Beanie Wells ran a 4.4 (some had him as low as 4.34) during his pro day. At 235 lbs he's far from slow. In fact, he is in that elite category with that type of speed. Think of Jamal Lewis size and Larry Johnson feet. Beanie Wells will be special.

Finally, the big knock on AD was his "injuries". We're not talking a couple knee reconstructions here like Buckhalter. We're talking nickle and dime dings. Turned ankle type of things.

Combine numbers:

Wells, 235 lbs, 4.53 40 yard, 2.62 20 yard, 1.53 10 yard, 25 bench press reps, 33.5" vertical.

Stewart, 235 lbs, 4.46 40 yard, 2.54 20 yard, 1.46 10 yard, 28 bench press reps, 36.5" vertical

They tied in broad jump. The Ohio State track is extremely fast and that is a well known fact, so you can't put too much into the pro day numbers.

Stewart has a weak left ankle and that was a worry, Wells has several small injuries including a couple of ankle injuries like Stewart, concussion, wrist and hand injuries. Stewart was known as a complete player who could catch the ball and was a very solid returner, where beanie is a bit of a one trick pony, not a good reciever or blocker and doesn't have return ability.

There is no doubt to me that Wells will be a runner who will pound the ball up the middle and hope he doesn't get injured, Stewart is much more well rounded and can get the tough yards as well as use his better speed to go wide or catch the ball if he has to.

SouthStndJunkie
04-03-2009, 10:43 PM
As Many As 25 Names To Appear On Combine Positive Drug Test List?

Posted by Mike Florio on April 3, 2009, 11:00 p.m. EDT

At a time when plenty of attention is being paid to reports regarding a handful of players who supposedly tested positive for marijuana or steroids at the Scouting Combine, a league source tells us that some teams are bracing for an extremely large number of positive tests to appear on the final list that the teams soon will receive.

The source speculated that the number of names could be as high as 25.

The reason for the feared spike in positive tests isn’t known. The source predicts that most of the positive tests will arise from marijuana use.

And the source explained that the teams generally don’t care if a guy smokes pot. They only care if the player could end up being suspended, since that’s the kind of thing that can get the folks who draft or sign such players fired.

Indeed, the source estimated that half of the players on the source’s team smoke pot.

Only half? What a bunch of prudes.

Drek
04-04-2009, 05:16 AM
Combine numbers:

Wells, 235 lbs, 4.53 40 yard, 2.62 20 yard, 1.53 10 yard, 25 bench press reps, 33.5" vertical.

Stewart, 235 lbs, 4.46 40 yard, 2.54 20 yard, 1.46 10 yard, 28 bench press reps, 36.5" vertical

They tied in broad jump. The Ohio State track is extremely fast and that is a well known fact, so you can't put too much into the pro day numbers.

Stewart has a weak left ankle and that was a worry, Wells has several small injuries including a couple of ankle injuries like Stewart, concussion, wrist and hand injuries. Stewart was known as a complete player who could catch the ball and was a very solid returner, where beanie is a bit of a one trick pony, not a good reciever or blocker and doesn't have return ability.

There is no doubt to me that Wells will be a runner who will pound the ball up the middle and hope he doesn't get injured, Stewart is much more well rounded and can get the tough yards as well as use his better speed to go wide or catch the ball if he has to.
I recently heard that they changed to surface at Indy to a softer surface that produces slower 40 times, hence the drop off in overall times from the '08 to '09 class.

Not sure its true, but I've heard it mentioned.

elsid13
04-04-2009, 05:44 AM
I recently heard that they changed to surface at Indy to a softer surface that produces slower 40 times, hence the drop off in overall times from the '08 to '09 class.

Not sure its true, but I've heard it mentioned.

I heard that to, away from the old school carpet turf to that plastic grass stuff. But the WR ran faster then last year group.

PRBronco
04-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Just got my electronic copy of PFW's post combine draft magazine, it had some interesting anonymous quotes. Didn't see them posted anywhere yet, I always find them interesting, thought I'd share:

"BJ Raji is a dog. I hope he goes in the top 10. You show me one game he dominates"

"I wish we had a shot at Aaron Maybin. He's the most athletic of the pass rushers in this draft. He is so athletic he can be anything you want him to be."

"Tyson Jackson is the most versatile defensive end in this draft. He has been very durable. He's not flashy but he started 3 1/2 years in the SEC. He will be a damn good pro."

"To me, the guy that was the most disappointing was Rey Maualuga. He misses tackles, takes bad angles and then he will turn around and make a big hit. He will get better. He has impact value...but he reminds me of The Boz. He was surrounded by a ton of talent on a great defense. It's sick how much talent they have on that group. He greatly benefited from all the talent around him."

(a boz comparison!!)

"I don't care what the stopwatch says - Brian Cushing can run. .... Cushing may not be great in coverage, but he can do it."

"Larry English had eight sacks in the MAC. Put Brian Orakpo in there and he has 20. It's all relative, but I have a hard time getting excited about English. Put on the Senior Bowl tape and show me what he does in one-on-one drills. He is just a guy."

"Brian Orakpo looked tight as a drum in his pro-day workout"
(wtf does that mean?)

Anyways, thought there were some interesting scoops there.

SouthStndJunkie
04-05-2009, 10:20 AM
Just got my electronic copy of PFW's post combine draft magazine, it had some interesting anonymous quotes. Didn't see them posted anywhere yet, I always find them interesting, thought I'd share:

"BJ Raji is a dog. I hope he goes in the top 10. You show me one game he dominates"

"I wish we had a shot at Aaron Maybin. He's the most athletic of the pass rushers in this draft. He is so athletic he can be anything you want him to be."

"Tyson Jackson is the most versatile defensive end in this draft. He has been very durable. He's not flashy but he started 3 1/2 years in the SEC. He will be a damn good pro."

"To me, the guy that was the most disappointing was Rey Maualuga. He misses tackles, takes bad angles and then he will turn around and make a big hit. He will get better. He has impact value...but he reminds me of The Boz. He was surrounded by a ton of talent on a great defense. It's sick how much talent they have on that group. He greatly benefited from all the talent around him."

(a boz comparison!!)

"I don't care what the stopwatch says - Brian Cushing can run. .... Cushing may not be great in coverage, but he can do it."

"Larry English had eight sacks in the MAC. Put Brian Orakpo in there and he has 20. It's all relative, but I have a hard time getting excited about English. Put on the Senior Bowl tape and show me what he does in one-on-one drills. He is just a guy."

"Brian Orakpo looked as a drum in his pro-day workout"
(wtf does that mean?)

Anyways, thought there were some interesting scoops there.

Nice tidbits of info....thanks for sharing.

SouthStndJunkie
04-05-2009, 10:21 AM
Report: Lions Attempting To Trade No. 1 Pick

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 5, 2009, 11:28 a.m.

The Detroit Lions have initiated trade scenarios with other NFL teams about trading the top overall selection they currently own, according to Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe.

However, there hasn’t been anyone inclined toward trading up at this point because of the high expense of signing a player at that slot.

Citing NFL scouts and personnel executives as sources, Reiss notes that at least one scouting director doesn’t think that Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith is top-of-the-draft material, or even a “top-10 talent.”

Smith and University of Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford are among the players the Lions are considering drafting No. 1.

Meanwhile, Reiss reported that one NFL team that made note of New England coach Bill Belichick’s activity at the University of Connecticut Pro Day is now convinced that the Patriots will draft cornerback Darius Butler in the first round.

_Oro_
04-05-2009, 02:06 PM
Just got my electronic copy of PFW's post combine draft magazine, it had some interesting anonymous quotes. Didn't see them posted anywhere yet, I always find them interesting, thought I'd share:

"BJ Raji is a dog. I hope he goes in the top 10. You show me one game he dominates"

"I wish we had a shot at Aaron Maybin. He's the most athletic of the pass rushers in this draft. He is so athletic he can be anything you want him to be."

"Tyson Jackson is the most versatile defensive end in this draft. He has been very durable. He's not flashy but he started 3 1/2 years in the SEC. He will be a damn good pro."

"To me, the guy that was the most disappointing was Rey Maualuga. He misses tackles, takes bad angles and then he will turn around and make a big hit. He will get better. He has impact value...but he reminds me of The Boz. He was surrounded by a ton of talent on a great defense. It's sick how much talent they have on that group. He greatly benefited from all the talent around him."

(a boz comparison!!)

"I don't care what the stopwatch says - Brian Cushing can run. .... Cushing may not be great in coverage, but he can do it."

"Larry English had eight sacks in the MAC. Put Brian Orakpo in there and he has 20. It's all relative, but I have a hard time getting excited about English. Put on the Senior Bowl tape and show me what he does in one-on-one drills. He is just a guy."

"Brian Orakpo looked as a drum in his pro-day workout"
(wtf does that mean?)

Anyways, thought there were some interesting scoops there.

As dumb as a drum?

Paladin
04-05-2009, 04:02 PM
Beaten like a.......

worm
04-05-2009, 04:59 PM
Beaten like a.......

He look beaten as a drum during his pro-day? That would suck. Seeing as how it is a day to highlight him.

How about he looked tight as a drum? Physically in shape. Cut

Paladin
04-05-2009, 05:24 PM
Wierd wording. Too wierd to be complementary.....

PRBronco
04-05-2009, 06:41 PM
As dumb as a drum?

Oh snap sorry, I was typing them out and skipped a word, it was "tight as a drum". Maybe I was subconsciously uncomfortable describing another man as "tight"?

worm
04-05-2009, 06:48 PM
Oh snap sorry, I was typing them out and skipped a word, it was "tight as a drum". Maybe I was subconsciously uncomfortable describing another man as "tight"?

woohoo! I am a God.

For my next guess.....Broncos take Jackson at #12.

SouthStndJunkie
04-05-2009, 09:56 PM
Connecticut Pass Rusher Drawing NFL Interest

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 5, 2009, 4:52 p.m. EDT

University of Connecticut defensive end/outside linebacker Cody Brown has conducted workouts with the Denver Broncos, New York Giants and the New England Patriots, according to a league source.

Brown, who met with Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland following a Miami Dolphins practice in January, registered 10 sacks and forced four fumbles last season for the Huskies.

He had a dozen formal interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine, including the Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals.

The 6′2, 244-pound pass rusher is regarded as an outside linebacker by most NFL teams, but some teams, including the Tennessee Titans, view him as a defensive end prospect.

Prior to his Pro Day workout, Brown had a 30-minute chalk talk with Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Brown ran a 4.76 in the 40-yard dash at the combine, also registering a 36 1/2 inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times. He also had a 10-0 broad jump.

At his Pro Day, some scouts timed Brown as fast as 4.56 and 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

SouthStndJunkie
04-05-2009, 09:57 PM
woohoo! I am a God.

For my next guess.....Broncos take Jackson at #12.

That would be a solid pick....not a 'wow' pick....but a pick that would really help the team start to build the front seven.

ayjackson
04-06-2009, 08:12 PM
http://www.draftdaddy.com/MD/index.htm

Nice mock draft from DraftDaddy. Has us taking:

12. Tyson Jackson, DE
18. Everette Brown, OLB
48. Clint Sintim, ILB/OLB

SouthStndJunkie
04-06-2009, 10:15 PM
http://www.draftdaddy.com/MD/index.htm

Nice mock draft from DraftDaddy. Has us taking:

12. Tyson Jackson, DE
18. Everette Brown, OLB
48. Clint Sintim, ILB/OLB

I am down with those 3 selections.

s0phr0syne
04-06-2009, 10:26 PM
Who do you think is more valuable to us: Clay Matthews, Brian Cushing, or Everette Brown?

Broncoman13
04-07-2009, 04:49 PM
Brown. Premium will always be on the guys that can get after the QB.

azbroncfan
04-07-2009, 06:09 PM
Just take the BPA. This team has so many holes that that philosophy fits the best. At 12 take QB, DT, OLB, ILB, DE, S or whoever the FO thinks is the BPA. Then at 18 do the same or trade one back for additional picks. A solid 3-4 D base could be put in place with this draft with several good LB prospects. I would like to take a RB on the first day too because relying on Jordan/Buckhalter to stay healthy is a chore and Arrington is more of the Kevin Faulk mode than a good #1 or 2 RB. Hillis looked good for his couple starts last year but can he stay healthy? BPA please or trade back.

SouthStndJunkie
04-08-2009, 09:29 AM
Lions Locking In On Stafford

Posted by Mike Florio on April 8, 2009, 11:51 a.m. EDT

Though they’ve done a fairly good job of keeping people guessing about their true intentions, we’re told that the Detroit Lions currently plan to take quarterback Matthew Stafford with the first pick in the 2009 draft.

If what we’re hearing and how we’re hearing it is part of the smokescreen process, then they’re doing a fabulous job of it.

Based on the organization’s recent history, however, it’s more likely that they aren’t quite as crafty about spreading misinformation as this specific tactic would require. (For obvious reasons, we can’t disclose how we obtained the information.)

Although as to the other teams there’s no strategic reason to conceal the identity of the player they plan to draft since the Lions get the first pick, there’s a separate shell game as it relates to negotiating a contract.

Given that Michigan tackle Jake Long received $30 million guaranteed last year on a five-year deal, a quarterback taken in the first overall slot will likely want $35 million guaranteed on a five-year contract — and more than $40 million guaranteed on a six-year deal.

That said, there’s a ceiling on the maximum possible guaranteed money that a rookie can receive, in light of the rookie salary pool (which limits the total payout to all of a team’s first-year players) and the rules regarding the extent to which the contract can grow in future seasons.

Whatever the ceiling is, Stafford will surely want it all, if he’s the first overall pick.

Two years ago, the Raiders took quarterback JaMarcus Russell in the No. 1 spot. A lengthy holdout, which stretched into September, washed out any chance of getting meaningful playing time as a rookie. He eventually appeared in four games, starting one and generating a passer rating of 55.9.

SouthStndJunkie
04-08-2009, 10:44 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-socialnetowrking040709&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Social networking a potential trap for prospects

Traveler
04-08-2009, 11:14 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-socialnetowrking040709&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Social networking a potential trap for prospects

Pros too. Recently came across some pics of a current Bronco player on Myspace. Looks to be tired or drunk and surrounded by several women. It could be nothing, but I don't think his wife would be pleased if she saw them.

NFLBRONCO
04-09-2009, 12:02 AM
Some stuff from Path to the draft.

Mike Mayock said, in three years he thinks Ayers will be best DL in the draft. Reminds them of tuck/osi player.

He thinks we will trade 12&18 for Sanchez.

They think E. Brown is a one trick pony (Sounds like Moss to me)

NFLBRONCO
04-09-2009, 12:10 AM
GBN updated mock

Sanchez

Moreno

Elway777
04-09-2009, 09:05 AM
A guy I was very high on when we did our pre-combine rankings, Mauga recently had his pro day.

According to Tony Pauline of TFYdraft.com (which is a pay site).

Tony Pauline wrote:
The Wolfpack linebacker looked sensational during his workout, even though he's still recovering from a torn pectoral muscle. Mauga measured 6-1½, 246, ran a 4.60 forty, posted a swift 4.28 in the short shuttle and 7.16 in the three cone. Scouts put him through a grueling session of linebacker drills, trying to break Mauga, who kept rising to the occasion.

SouthStndJunkie
04-11-2009, 06:39 PM
Harvin, Nicks, Britt Out Of Round One?

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/11/harvin-nicks-britt-out-of-round-one/

Posted by Mike Florio on April 11, 2009, 8:58 p.m. EDT

In the same radio spot during which SI.com’s Tony Pauline explains that he stands behind what his sources have told him regarding Boston College defensive tackle B.J. Raji’s positive marijuana test result from the February Scouting Combine, Pauline claims that three receivers whom many regard as being round-one prospects might not be drafted until the second round, at the earliest.

Pauline pegs Florida’s Percy Harvin, Kenny Britt of Rutgers, and North Carolina’s Hakeem Nicks as receivers who might not be receiving a first-round rookie contract.

Pauline describes Harvin as being on the fringes of round one, and Pauline says that Nicks will have a hard time getting in to the first 32 picks. Pauline thinks that Britt will be shut out of the first round.

Last year, no receivers were taken in round one of the draft.

As to Harvin, Pauline points to “personality issues” that will prevent Harvin from meshing with a lot of coaches, as well as durability concerns, describing Harvin as the receiver version of Reggie Bush.

Pauline didn’t mention that Harvin reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the Combine. The fact that neither Harvin nor his agent have responded to the NFLDraftBible.com report has prompted many league insiders to conclude that the report was/is accurate.

We’ll find out whether Harvin, Britt, and/or Nicks are first-round draft picks in two weeks.

TheChamp24
04-11-2009, 07:26 PM
I was never really intrigued with Harvin as a 1st round talent. I mean, personally, this is homeristic, but Royal seems like a better WR than Harvin. A lot of Harvin's success came from that gimmicky offense in Florida.

Broncoman13
04-11-2009, 08:20 PM
I was never really intrigued with Harvin as a 1st round talent. I mean, personally, this is homeristic, but Royal seems like a better WR than Harvin. A lot of Harvin's success came from that gimmicky offense in Florida.

Very different types. I think Eddie Royal is above anybody in this class with his route running. Hell, he's better than most in the NFL already! Harvin is better with the ball in his hands though. Harvin is a better play maker than Reggie Bush. Too bad he seems to have a poor team first mentality, I really didn't know that about him and wouldn't have guessed by just watching Florida games.

NFLBRONCO
04-11-2009, 08:34 PM
Very different types. I think Eddie Royal is above anybody in this class with his route running. Hell, he's better than most in the NFL already! Harvin is better with the ball in his hands though. Harvin is a better play maker than Reggie Bush. Too bad he seems to have a poor team first mentality, I really didn't know that about him and wouldn't have guessed by just watching Florida games.

I still wonder because of the success of Sproles that will cause Harvin to go in round 1 regardless
we'll see.

SouthStndJunkie
04-12-2009, 01:20 AM
I still wonder because of the success of Sproles that will cause Harvin to go in round 1 regardless
we'll see.

I can't see Harvin falling out of the 1st round....maybe to the bottom of the 1st....but not out of the 1st round.

Elway777
04-12-2009, 05:00 AM
More thoughts on Jason Williams

Patterson employs a 3-5 scheme where he lined up Williams in a variety of different positions. He would line up above a tackle, off the edge, or in a stunt in an A or B gap, a center guard gap, or a guard/tackle gap. Patterson sees Williams' transition to the next level as an edge rusher standing up, or an OLB in a 3-4 alignment as a pass defender and run support. Williams agrees with the coach that a 3-4 system would suit him at the next level. "The last 3 years here we played a 3-3-5 [defense], it was a modified 3-3-5 where we have two stand up 3 techs [technique]. [We use] a Sam [Strong side], and a Will [weak side] backer. I kind of think I would be utilized best in a 3-4 since I'm so used to coming off the edge already in our blitz scheme here at Western," explains Williams.

On a day when Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith, a potential top 2 pick in the upcoming draft, worked out for scouts at the Baylor Pro Day, the buzz in scouting circles was not the athletic Smith nor any of the other Bears. The buzz was about Western Illinois outside linebacker Jason Williams, whose all-around workout was better than any outside linebacker tested at the NFL Combine -- including Wake Forest's Aaron Curry.

A thick, compact linebacker with good overall power and base strength at the point of attack. Does a great job attacking downhill at the line of scrimmage and filling holes in the run game. Is a powerful tackler and drives his hips through contact. Displays good fluidity and balance in his back-pedal and is a much better athlete than given credit for. Displays excellent straight-line speed for the position.

Elway777
04-12-2009, 06:31 AM
Another player that had a insane workout: DT Clinton McDonald (6-2, 283 pounds) ran a 4.89 and 4.83 in the 40, had a 38-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, a 4.50 short shuttle, a 7.25 three-cone drill and did 36 bench press reps. He looked good and definitely helped himself.

Broncoman13
04-12-2009, 07:04 AM
More thoughts on Jason Williams

Patterson employs a 3-5 scheme where he lined up Williams in a variety of different positions. He would line up above a tackle, off the edge, or in a stunt in an A or B gap, a center guard gap, or a guard/tackle gap. Patterson sees Williams' transition to the next level as an edge rusher standing up, or an OLB in a 3-4 alignment as a pass defender and run support. Williams agrees with the coach that a 3-4 system would suit him at the next level. "The last 3 years here we played a 3-3-5 [defense], it was a modified 3-3-5 where we have two stand up 3 techs [technique]. [We use] a Sam [Strong side], and a Will [weak side] backer. I kind of think I would be utilized best in a 3-4 since I'm so used to coming off the edge already in our blitz scheme here at Western," explains Williams.

On a day when Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith, a potential top 2 pick in the upcoming draft, worked out for scouts at the Baylor Pro Day, the buzz in scouting circles was not the athletic Smith nor any of the other Bears. The buzz was about Western Illinois outside linebacker Jason Williams, whose all-around workout was better than any outside linebacker tested at the NFL Combine -- including Wake Forest's Aaron Curry.

A thick, compact linebacker with good overall power and base strength at the point of attack. Does a great job attacking downhill at the line of scrimmage and filling holes in the run game. Is a powerful tackler and drives his hips through contact. Displays good fluidity and balance in his back-pedal and is a much better athlete than given credit for. Displays excellent straight-line speed for the position.


He was in my mock but in hindsight he'll go (at the latest) in the 3rd round. Guys with his type of triangle numbers usually rocket up draft boards b/c of their potential. I wouldn't mind seeing the Broncos use one of our 3rds on him.

Broncoman13
04-12-2009, 07:05 AM
Another player that had a insane workout: DT Clinton McDonald (6-2, 283 pounds) ran a 4.89 and 4.83 in the 40, had a 38-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, a 4.50 short shuttle, a 7.25 three-cone drill and did 36 bench press reps. He looked good and definitely helped himself.

Man, a couple inches taller and he would be an ideal 3-4 End.

Anybody figure out yet if Carlton Powell looks the part for a 3-4 end>?

SouthStndJunkie
04-12-2009, 11:50 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/sports/ncaafootball/12miami.html?_r=1&ref=sports

Miami Hurricanes’ First-Round N.F.L. Draft Streak Nears a Likely End

SouthStndJunkie
04-13-2009, 01:53 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/04/nfp-three-round-mock-draft-2/

NFP Three Round Mock Draft

12. Denver Broncos: Everette Brown, DE, Florida State

The Broncos have a lot of possibilities, but no guarantees, on their roster for the OLB position in their new 3-4 defense. Brown should be able to come in and instantly improve the Denver pass rush off the edge. He’s a gifted athlete with a good burst and knows how to create havoc behind the line of scrimmage.

18. Denver Broncos (from Chicago): Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State

Denver needs to continue upgrading its defensive front seven, but a talent like Jenkins is simply too good to pass up. He has the ability to start for the Broncos from day one, plus he gives the Denver coaching staff some versatility in the secondary.

48. Broncos: Fili Moala, DT, USC

A big, long-armed lineman who should fill a void at the five-technique position in Denver.

79. Broncos: Rashad Johnson, S, Alabama

Adds another instinctive defender to the Broncos’ secondary.

84. Broncos (From Chicago): Jonathan Luigs, C, Arkansas

The Broncos need to groom a young center.

SouthStndJunkie
04-13-2009, 02:20 PM
I think Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri is going to be a play-making stud in the NFL.

chaz
04-13-2009, 08:20 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/04/nfp-three-round-mock-draft-2/

NFP Three Round Mock Draft

12. Denver Broncos: Everette Brown, DE, Florida State

The Broncos have a lot of possibilities, but no guarantees, on their roster for the OLB position in their new 3-4 defense. Brown should be able to come in and instantly improve the Denver pass rush off the edge. He’s a gifted athlete with a good burst and knows how to create havoc behind the line of scrimmage.

18. Denver Broncos (from Chicago): Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State

Denver needs to continue upgrading its defensive front seven, but a talent like Jenkins is simply too good to pass up. He has the ability to start for the Broncos from day one, plus he gives the Denver coaching staff some versatility in the secondary.

48. Broncos: Fili Moala, DT, USC

A big, long-armed lineman who should fill a void at the five-technique position in Denver.

79. Broncos: Rashad Johnson, S, Alabama

Adds another instinctive defender to the Broncos’ secondary.

84. Broncos (From Chicago): Jonathan Luigs, C, Arkansas

The Broncos need to groom a young center.



Could be much worse-only comment is I would like one or two more DL on day 1

TheChamp24
04-13-2009, 08:47 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/04/nfp-three-round-mock-draft-2/

NFP Three Round Mock Draft

12. Denver Broncos: Everette Brown, DE, Florida State

The Broncos have a lot of possibilities, but no guarantees, on their roster for the OLB position in their new 3-4 defense. Brown should be able to come in and instantly improve the Denver pass rush off the edge. He’s a gifted athlete with a good burst and knows how to create havoc behind the line of scrimmage.

18. Denver Broncos (from Chicago): Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State

Denver needs to continue upgrading its defensive front seven, but a talent like Jenkins is simply too good to pass up. He has the ability to start for the Broncos from day one, plus he gives the Denver coaching staff some versatility in the secondary.

48. Broncos: Fili Moala, DT, USC

A big, long-armed lineman who should fill a void at the five-technique position in Denver.

79. Broncos: Rashad Johnson, S, Alabama

Adds another instinctive defender to the Broncos’ secondary.

84. Broncos (From Chicago): Jonathan Luigs, C, Arkansas

The Broncos need to groom a young center.

I honestly don't see Jenkins lasting until pick 18. I like him though, but not sure if he really fits into the Broncos scheme.

SouthStndJunkie
04-14-2009, 08:27 PM
Harvin’s Positive Result Is Confirmed

Posted by Mike Florio on April 14, 2009, 10:08 p.m.

Though NFLDraftBible.com took a lot of criticism a couple of weeks ago, and perhaps rightfully so, for naming six players as having tested positive for marijuana or banned substances at the Scouting Combine, we’ve confirmed that one of the players outed by the web site — Florida receiver Percy Harvin — indeed tested positive for marijuana at the Combine.

The news isn’t a surprise, given that neither Harvin nor his agent, Joel Segal, have disputed the original report.

The impact of the result on Harvin’s draft standing remains to be seen. Smoking marijuana is a fairly common phenomenon; the issue is whether a guy can stop doing it in order to avoid getting suspended.

The fact that Harvin wasn’t able to produce clean urine for a test that he knew he was going to be taking isn’t an encouraging sign.

SouthStndJunkie
04-15-2009, 01:08 PM
Purdue’s Sheets Rising On Draft Boards

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 15, 2009, 3:21 p.m. EDT

Purdue running back Kory Sheets has visited the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, according to a league source.

Sheets ran the 40-yard dash in times ranging between 4.39 and 4.47 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, also turning in a 37-inch vertical leap and a 10-1 broad jump.

Sheets is the Boilermaker’s second all-time leading rusher with 3,341 career yards, scoring 48 touchdowns.

He caught 108 career passes for 814 yards and five touchdowns.

Last season, Sheets rushed for 1,131 yards and 16 touchdowns with a 4.8 average per carry.

SouthStndJunkie
04-15-2009, 01:10 PM
Kory Sheets may be a mid-late round steal for some team.

He is on my Denver draft list.

Rohirrim
04-15-2009, 01:41 PM
Kory Sheets may be a mid-late round steal for some team.

He is on my Denver draft list.

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2376762&postcount=1

:thumbs:

SouthStndJunkie
04-15-2009, 09:22 PM
26 Names On Positive Test List?

Posted by Mike Florio on April 15, 2009, 10:49 p.m. EDT

Not long ago, a league source speculated that the list of players who tested positive for drugs or banned substances at the Scouting Combine could be as high as 25.

A separate league source told us tonight that the word on the street is that the magic number is 26.

It’s an amazing number, if it’s accurate. Again, these guys know they’re going to be tested.

In the past, we’ve heard tales of players going on a smoking spree after giving their urine sample at the Combine; this year, we’ve heard of at least one player who claims he smoked pot the night before the test.

Apparently, all that pot smoke makes guys really, really stupid.

Carmelo15
04-15-2009, 09:37 PM
I wonder if this is a knee jerk reaction by the players after the NFL seemed pretty lenient on guys like Calvin Johnson

SouthStndJunkie
04-16-2009, 09:46 AM
Andre Brown Climbing Into Second Round

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 16, 2009, 12:17 p.m. EDT

North Carolina State running back Andre Brown is approaching second-round status after initially being projected as a third-round draft pick, according to a league source.

Brown has visited the Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. A Baltimore native, Brown attended the Ravens’ local prospect day.

The 6′0, 224-pounder has also conducted private workouts with the Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brown ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine to rank as the fourth-fastest running back overall, registering a 37-inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times.

Brown rushed for 2,403 career yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 4.8 yards per carry.

SouthStndJunkie
04-19-2009, 10:36 PM
http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Prospect-Comparisons.php

Prospect Comparisons

gyldenlove
04-20-2009, 10:40 AM
Purdue’s Sheets Rising On Draft Boards

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 15, 2009, 3:21 p.m. EDT

Purdue running back Kory Sheets has visited the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, according to a league source.

Sheets ran the 40-yard dash in times ranging between 4.39 and 4.47 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, also turning in a 37-inch vertical leap and a 10-1 broad jump.

Sheets is the Boilermaker’s second all-time leading rusher with 3,341 career yards, scoring 48 touchdowns.

He caught 108 career passes for 814 yards and five touchdowns.

Last season, Sheets rushed for 1,131 yards and 16 touchdowns with a 4.8 average per carry.

If you think Cutler was a whiner, then wait till you get an earfull of Sheets. They have to stitch a bib into his jersey at Purdue with all the crying he does. So far he has publicly complained about 2 head coaches and 1 qb and he is not out of college yet.

Rohirrim
04-20-2009, 10:58 AM
We should call 2009 the Year of the Five Technique (sounds like a Kung Fu movie). It's the catch-phrase of this draft season.