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Old 04-22-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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1. G Chance Warmack, Alabama

Where he wins: Everywhere. Crushing blocker with an attitude to finish. Fluid mover for his size and gets in correct body position to seal off lanes. Technically sound player that could likely play either guard spot.

2. T Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

Where he wins: Long left tackle that finds contact through his hands with quick extension. Flashes nastiness as a drive blocker or when finishing off blocks in pass protection. Still filling out frame, but doesn't have to.

3. DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

Where he wins: Pegged as a pure nose tackle, but that would be a disservice to his versatility. Can play along the front and shows agile feet for someone his size. Can be dominant for a stretch of plays and rarely took a seat on the bench at Utah.

4. LB Dion Jordan, Oregon

Where he wins: A personal favorite. Extremely fluid and agile from his linebacker spot. Could see him thriving as a strong side linebacker who moves into a pass rushing role when called upon. Strong hands and flashes persistence around the corner.

5. T Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

Where he wins: Technically sound player with good knee bend and athletic footwork to mirror or halt his opposition’s momentum. Punch and arm extension helps absorb power and should be a quality left tackle for a long time.

6. T Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

Where he wins: Athleticism to mirror is excellent. Despite lean frame, can handle physical play on first contact and resets well with footwork. Lands multiple punches if he can’t gain the inside latch.

7. LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State

Where he wins: Instinctive, quick, and physical for his size. Believe he could play inside in any scheme but could thrive on the weakside. Doesn’t shy away from contact but also has the speed to beat ball carriers to the edge or stick with his assignment in coverage.

8. WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia

Where he wins: An absolute joystick in the open field with the ball in his hands. Made plays beyond receiving role, as a ball carrier and as a returner. Cuts to make defenders miss with acceleration to keep angles changing are outstanding.

9. DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

Where he wins: After generating separation or finding himself in space, his closing speed is the best in this draft. Plenty of motor to chase. Already a solid run defender and saw snaps at rush linebacker, end in a three man or four man, and inside at tackle. Strong on first contact.

10. DE Cornellius Carradine, FSU

Where he wins: Explosive off the snap and follows it up with strong hand use to keep separation or disengage. Plays with leverage to drive opposition back if need be or keep his position to set the edge as a run defender.

The other top 141 here: http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/cf...pdated-top-151

They've got Jamar Taylor at 20 and Jesse Williams at 23.
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They've got Jonathan Franklin at 55 and Barrett Jones at 136. What happened to Jones? A few weeks ago he was in everybody's top twenty.
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What happened to Jones? A few weeks ago he was in everybody's top twenty.
probably have to start the season on the PUP list...that's the only thing i can think of.
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They've got Jonathan Franklin at 55 and Barrett Jones at 136. What happened to Jones? A few weeks ago he was in everybody's top twenty.
He's not going to be able to prove that he's fully recovered from his lisfranic injury before the draft. Also, starting on the pup list, you're talking about a guy that won't be a day 1 starter because he can't participate in camp or OTA's. Hard to justify a 1st or maybe even a 2nd rounder on a guy like that despite the talent.
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Has an interior lineman ever been drafted in the top 5?
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Has an interior lineman ever been drafted in the top 5?
last one was Ken Huff in 1975 draft #3 overall by the Colts
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last one was Ken Huff in 1975 draft #3 overall by the Colts
No he was not. Leonard Davis in 2001 was the last one in 2001. There have been others that played OG that got moved to OT in the NFL. 1986 had two OG's go in the top ten. In 1983 Denver drafted Chris Hinton 4th overall and the Oilers took Bruce Mathews 9th. 1985 Bill Fralic went number 2 overall. It happens way more then people think.
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No he was not. Leonard Davis in 2001 was the last one in 2001. There have been others that played OG that got moved to OT in the NFL. 1986 had two OG's go in the top ten. In 1983 Denver drafted Chris Hinton 4th overall and the Oilers took Bruce Mathews 9th. 1985 Bill Fralic went number 2 overall. It happens way more then people think.
What about Munchak and Hanna? any info on where they went in the draft? Really though it doesn't matter. You don't pass on a dominant guard or not move up for him because you think its not done, or has no value.

Dominant players help you win regardless of position. Guards are so important in the redzone and short yardage I'm surprised they aren't valued more. it takes first downs to keep throwing the ball ya know?
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Arthur Brown is going to be a stud. And hopefully the Broncos pick at 28
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I agree Warmack the most dominant player in the draft. In fact can you find one game where he didn't his guy down all 4 quarters.

Warmack is a man among boys and if the Broncos could trade up to get him it would be worth it big time. We are not talking about a player who can hold his own. We are talking about a player who IMO could block any DT in the league 1-1 right now first day of practice.

Coaches say he's smart, he dominates on film. He didn't bench at combine because of a finger injury? but no doubt he is as strong as he looks.

IMO he is Mike Munchak Good. John Hanna good. You know best guards of all time good. is there any other player in the draft anyone thinks could be the best at their position in the last 10 yrs?

I would trade this yrs first and 2nd to get him and Beadles in a heartbeat.
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Arthur Brown is going to be a stud. And hopefully the Broncos pick at 28
i worry about his size. Is he really big enough to play the middle in a 4-3 when we don't have big DT? Our DT sort of on the sort of big side, not big.
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as in i would throw Beadles or Kuper in as well.
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If Elway took brown in the first then he needs to grab a big fat DT IMO. But the Broncos don't seem to like big fat DT. But maybe Brown so good he can play the middle a 230. Thats more like ss size though.
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Guards are one of the more projectable positions so there is less risk associated with drafting guards and since most current defences do not apply a ton of pressure in the middle on passing downs it is a less important position.

Warmack does look like a stud but he is in ****ty physical condition. He gets gassed and had IV fluid during in several games at Alabama. He doesn't carry his weight well and has quite a bit of belly fat.
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