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Old 03-10-2008, 05:59 PM   #76
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JCMElway PM'ed myself and the other assistants in this game to let us know that he won't be on much before 7pm most days (guessing CST), so expect his pick shortly after that.

That means you guys on deck, SouthStndJunkie, The Dave, and Florida Bronco, have your picks ready and be on here this evening if you can and we should be able to get a good start on the 3rd round tonight.

Also, DBroncos4Life is well in default on his pick. 400 HZ, BroncoBuff, and Chaz get first dibs. Whichever one of them gets a PM to me first gets to step in. I'm sending PMs to all three of you respectively as I post this.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:08 PM   #77
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JCMElway PM'ed myself and the other assistants in this game to let us know that he won't be on much before 7pm most days (guessing CST), so expect his pick shortly after that.

That means you guys on deck, SouthStndJunkie, The Dave, and FloridaBronco, have your picks ready and be on here this evening if you can and we should be able to get a good start on the 3rd round tonight.

Also, DBroncos4Life is well in default on his pick. 400 HZ, BroncoBuff, and Chaz get first dibs. Whichever one of them gets a PM to me first gets to step in. I'm sending PMs to all three of you respectively as I post this.
Uh that's still my pick Drek. FloridaBronco doesn't have a selection in the 3rd round far as I can tell.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:13 PM   #78
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OK, the Baltimore Ravens select:

Erin Henderson, LB, Maryland

Strengths:
Has good size and bulk...Real aggressive and plays with a nasty demeanor..Great instincts and awareness...Has decent range and does a nice job in pursuit...A big hitter and reliable tackler...Very good change of direction skills...Can hold his own in zone coverage...Versatile...Hard worker...Excellent intangibles...Nice bloodlines.

Weaknesses:
Has battled a number of injuries in college and durability is a huge concern...Plays too tall...Has trouble taking on and shedding blockers...Does not have elite speed or athleticism and looks stiff...Has to get stronger..Lacks fluid hips and has trouble matching up in coverage...Is not overly stout at the point...Upside may be limited.

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Brother, E.J., was a two-time consensus All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year ( 2001-02 ) who won the Butkus and Bednarik awards while at Maryland and currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings..He actually began his college career as a quarterback....Redshirted in '04 and then missed the entire '05 season after tearing his left ACL...Projects outside in a 4-3 defense or inside in a 3-4..Not quite the prospect his brother was coming out of college but he's a real good all-around 'backer who will be an above average NFL starter as long as he can stay healthy.

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Old 03-10-2008, 10:46 PM   #79
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With the 63rd pick, the Giants select: Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan

Height: 5-11 3/4

Weight: 181

40-Time: 4.59-4.60

WR was not the biggest need for the Giants, but they are sure they got a steal in Manningham, who plays much faster than his combine 40 times.

Pick made at 10:55 eastern time.
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I Am The STEEEEEELERS! But must I go like a caveman, post by post, to eliminate guys that've been taken?

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Early Doucet Wide Receiver | Senior | L.S.U.
Height: 6-01/8 | Weight: 209 | 40-Time: 4.50

Strengths:
Great natural athlete...Has good size and a solid frame...Quick with a burst...Has excellent hands...Very strong and tough...Elusive and it is difficult to tackle him in the open field...Good vision and runs well after the catch...Terrific blocker...A hard worker...Has been a deep threat in college...Can also contribute as a return man.

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Average timed speed and he could have trouble separating from pro corners...Will have to work on his route running..Must do a better job of beating the jam...Minor durability concerns..Not much experience as his teams top target...Limited upside.

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Was a top recruit coming out of high school...Finally got an opportunity to start as a senior after being stuck behind future first round picks Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis...Might never be a true #1 target at the next level but could thrive in a role similar to the one he excelled in at LSU...Profiles as a #2 or slot option in the NFL.

EDIT: Pick was made at 9:00 pm MT

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:12 PM   #82
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STEELERS FINALLY GET THE CARD FOR #53 UP TO THE PODIUM!

Patrick Lee, CB Auburn

An in-your-face, very physical corner to groom, as we start replacing our aging secondary.

Not a #53 pick really, but at 66 not bad. Would have taken Chilo Rachal at 53 had we got the card up to the podium on time


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Old 03-10-2008, 11:23 PM   #83
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With the 65th overall pick the Rams are proud to select...

Wide Receiver Harry Douglas from Louisville.



By: Robert Davis

Douglas did not have much of an impact as a freshman, but began to showcase his talents as a sophomore. In 2005, he haulged in 27 passes for 457 yards and two touchdowns. Nobody would have expected his junior season though. He became one of the biggest playmakers in college football, hauling in 70 passes for 1,265 yards and six touchdowns, on his way to All Big East 1st team honors. He had another huge year as a senior, finishing with 71 catches for 1,159 yards and seven touchdowns.

Douglas is a big play threat. He is a legitimate threat to score every time he touches the football. He has excellent quickness and change of direction ability. He comes out of his breaks quickly, and has the ability to make defenders miss with the ball in his hands. Once he is in the open field, he has the speed to run away from defenders. Douglas also has some experience returning kicks and could help out on special teams in the NFL.

Douglas has serious size concerns. He has average height and a small frame. He does not have the strength to go over the middle and hold on to the football and he can be overmatched by physical corners.

For a team looking for a quick, playmaking wide receiver, Douglas would be a great fit. He is a big play threat, and that should translate to the NFL well. He may be limited in his overall effectiveness because of his lack of size, but he has the skill to make an impact in the NFL.




Pick was made at 9:32 Mountain Time.
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Via IM, Blitzing Dog selects for the Chiefs:

Andre Caldwell, WR, Gators


Selection made at 6:30 AM Mountain Time
Sorry my bad - Rohrim and Jets are next.

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Old 03-11-2008, 10:57 AM   #85
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With the #4 pick in the 3rd round (#67 overall)
The New York Jets select:



Lavelle Hawkins, WR, Cal Bears, 5'11", 187

Lavelle reminds me a lot of Laveranues Coles (WR New Jersey Jets). Lavelle is smart with good speed and excellent quickness. He is very tough and will go up and fight for the ball. Lavelle is not afraid to go over the middle and make the tough catch. He is an excellent teammate who knows how to run routes, get separation and will help on special teams the day after you draft him. Lavelle is a sleeper in this draft of WRs that are in abundance. I believe before it is all said and done, Lavelle will be considered one of the best out of this draft class. (Huddle Report)

Pick made at 09:20, Mountain Time. bpc and the Titans are notified and on the clock.

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Old 03-11-2008, 05:36 PM   #87
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Uh that's still my pick Drek. FloridaBronco doesn't have a selection in the 3rd round far as I can tell.
Sorry about that, you're correct and it was your pick, and I see that you've already made it. Thanks!

And BroncoBuff, yes, this is where you can get your pick in, as soon as you want in fact.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:21 PM   #88
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With the 67th selection in the NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans select:

Dustin Keller - TE/H-back from Purdue University.


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Terrell Thomas
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Scouts Grade: 71

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Strengths: Is tall, well-built with very good top-end speed. Can be very effective in man and zone coverage. At his bet when playing press-man. Is physical and aggressive, using long arms and strong upper body to take receivers out of their routes at the line. He is instinctive in coverage and knows when to turn and look for the ball. Displays good ball skills and is a natural playmaker. In zone, he does a good job of keeping everything in front of him and reading the QB's eyes. Gives a good effort and is very productive in run support. Fills hard, takes solid angles and is a reliable open-field tackler. Versatility gives him extra value; has experience playing safety and covering kicks. Great intangibles. Coaches and teammates speak very highly of his leadership skills and work ethic.

Weaknesses: Multiple injuries (dislocated right shoulder in 2003 and left shoulder in spring of 2007, as well as torn ligaments in right knee in 2005) generate considerable long-term durability worries. He's instinctive but he also tends to freelance at times and can get in trouble by being out of position. He's quick and fast for his size but he does lack elite fluidity in his hips and will have some trouble keeping with smaller, quicker WR's on double moves in the NFL.

Overall: Thomas arrived at USC in 2003 as a safety but was redshirted after suffering a shoulder injury during fall practice which required surgery. During his first three seasons (2004-'06) he played in 26 contests posting 64 total tackles, three tackles for loss, four interceptions, and 15 pass breakups. In 2005, Thomas sustained a season-ending knee injury in the second game which required surgery. Additionally, he had another shoulder surgery before spring practice in 2007. Thomas is the complete package physically. He is a big, fast shutdown cover corner at his best when working on an island one-on-one. Thomas has some extra value because of his experience at safety and covering kicks. However, his laundry list of injuries will undoubtedly cause him to slip in next year's draft. Thomas must prove capable of staying healthy for a second-consecutive season as a senior in 2007 in order to maximize his draft stock.

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Old 03-11-2008, 11:39 PM   #90
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With the 70th pick in the 2008 NFL draft, The 49ers select:

Duane Brown, OT, Virginia Tech



An upgrade to their line which allows the 49ers the flexibility to move Joe Staley back to LT. Brown's stock has been on the rise lately and will help to solidify a line that gave up over 50 sacks last season and watched Gore's rushing average drop as well.

Pick was made at 10:50 CST. The Denver Broncos (Eddie Mac) on on the clock back to back.

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Mike Pollack OC/OG Arizona State


Strengths: Is tall with adequate bulk. Displays solid footwork and a quick first step. Snaps the ball and gets out of his stance almost simultaneously. He's very good in space. ASU uses him on a lot of pulls and traps. Shows good mobility and body control to consistently hit the moving target. He displays nimble feet in the short area and does a nice job of shuffling his feet and mirroring pass rushers. He is a natural knee bender. Also shows a strong, quick and compact punch that allows him to get his hands inside on rushers. Keeps his head on a swivel and shows great ability to recognize stunts  stays home and waits for the outside rusher to enter his gap. Durable player with excellent college experience.

Weaknesses: Overall strength is adequate but not good. Lacks explosive power. Good initial punch but he's not going to overwhelm many DT's or NT's at the point of attack. Needs to do a more consistent job of staying low to create a better anchor versus the bull rush. He's not a finesse player but he also doesn't show as much of a mean streak as we would like to see.


Xavier Adibi LB Virginia Tech


Strengths: Has a quick first step, aggressive and can make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Takes sound angles to the ball and shows sideline-to-sideline range. Is relentless in pursuit and always seems to be around the ball at the end of the play. Change directions well, shows good burst coming out of cuts and can stay with most backs in man coverage. Gets good depth, shows adequate awareness and covers a lot of ground when asked to drop into zone coverage. Catches the ball well, shows good body control when adjusting to tipped passes and is a playmaker in coverage. Has a mean streak and flashes the ability to deliver the big hit. Times blitzes fairly well and has excellent closing speed. Does an adequate job of getting hands up when isn't going to get to the quarterback and has excellent leaping ability.

Weaknesses: Undersized, doesn't anchor well and can get driven back when teams run at him. Though flashes a strong upper body doesn't always use hands well and can take too long to shed blocks. Can have problems controlling emotions on the field and is somewhat prone to getting flagged. Tore a tendon in right biceps in 2004, slowed by shoulder stingers in 2006 and durability is somewhat of a concern.

Overall: Adibi was redshirted in 2003. Over the next three seasons (2004-'06) he appeared in 32 games recording 176 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and six interceptions. Adibi missed four contests in 2004 with a torn biceps muscle which required surgery. Adibi isn't stout against the run but he excels in pursuit, he can make plays in coverage and he can get to the quarterback. He is capable of developing into a quality starter who also makes valuable contributions on special teams.






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73rd pick TB selects

Heath Benedict OT Newberry

Carolina in on the clock

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With the 74th overall pick, the Carolina Panthers select Martellus Bennett TE, Texas A&M


Pick made at 1:01 MST. Lex and the Chicago Bears are on the clock.
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The Rams at the 76th overall pick are proud to select...


Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt




Bennett is a very good posession receiver who is going to stretch a defense with his speed. He has amazing hands, runs good routes, and is tough to bring down.


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Earl Bryan Bennett... Son of Sarah D. Bennett and Earl Frison... Has two brothers and two sisters... Mom works at bakery; dad works for Ford Motor Co... Ranks among top of class academically.. Has volunteered efforts with several efforts aimed at helping local children in inner-city Birmingham community.

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"This school is going to miss Earl's leadership as a student and athletic abilities on the field. You are talking about an outstanding young man who can get it done on the field. "He was so versatile for us. Whenever I needed a big play, on offense or defense, Earl would come through. Whatever our coaches asked of him, Earl was able to help our team. Vanderbilt's football team is getting an outstanding young man and super football player."



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The Cincinnati Bengals select Marcus Harrison, DT, Arkansas



pick made at 5:12 central

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Sorry folks. I have Lex's pick and I was working all day without a PC. Lex selects Shawn Crable, LB, Michigan.
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With the 78th pick in the NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints select:

Frank Okam, DT, Texas



Positives:
Has a thick frame with wide hips and waist, long arms and big hands (needs to get in better condition)...Plays high in his stance and lacks leverage, but does use his body adequately to lean into the blocker and generate a short-area push off the snap...Best when stationary, waiting for the action to come to him, as he can occupy multiple blockers to free up a teammate to make the play...Has good timing and a great reach to knock down passes at the line of scrimmage...Strictly a bull rusher, but can seal the deal when he gets a straight-forward, clear path to the quarterback (not good when taking angles or coming on a wide loop)...Smart player who retains plays well, but sometimes fails to take it from the chalkboard to the field (more due to an inconsistent motor)...Hard worker who competes in the weight room and in practice, but must perform at that high level throughout the game...A team leader with a presence and can be vocal when it's needed...A tough, coachable player who is accountable and dependable and will play hurt...Takes advantage of his size (over techniques) to clog the rush lanes and push back the lead blocker...Big-bodied player who engulfs ballcarriers on contact...Not consistent, but can use his hands well for blocker protection, keeping opponents off his legs...Can be late off the snap, but when he keeps his pads down, he is more effective at creating advantage that he will retain coming off the ball...With a lower pad level, he is better at playing with good leverage, as he seems to be more effective at using his hands to keep his feet free and apply 2-gap pressure...Can stall the double team with leverage and can recover and create a pile when he keeps his hands active and inside the framework...When he keeps his pads down, he can flatten out better vs. double teams...Best when coming off blocks to make inside run plays rather than try to chase down the action on the outside, but doesn't always play off block pressure well...Shows natural strength to lock up and drag down the between-the-tackles runners...Has a decent rip/club move to push the pocket, but is not as effective doing it off twists and games (lacks the ability to open his hips)...Has the strength to throw and jerk blockers with his hands, but needs to be more consistent...When he has the desire and sees the lane, he gets some push on the pocket (not relentless though and needs to become more interested when he sees the target)...Can be an efficient striker in closed quarters and he can level the quarterback with good collision or wrap technique.


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Has wide hips, but struggles at times to sink his weight due to a soft midsection (some belly, a little soft, but not fat or sloppy)...Has problems maintaining a low pad level and lacks the knee bend and change of direction agility to give chase going long distances...Fails to generate an explosive first step to surprise a lethargic blocker...Needs to show better flexibility in attempts to leverage and lacks the spin move or bull rush moves needed to create movement and push the pocket (does better with a straight-forward charge than when taking angles)...Gets too narrow in his stance and fails to keep his feet working down the line...Not the most instinctive in recognizing blocking schemes or locating the ball (will run into spots) and is known to throttle down when not involved in the play (needs to play until the whistle)...Has just marginal balance and plant-and-drive agility when trying to redirect...Has good size, but needs to play with more aggression...Fails to generate his weight room strength to the playing field and takes only passive swipes with his arms, as he will get his hands over-extended outside his frame, leaving his chest exposed for the block...Seems to roll off the snap rather than surge, making him a step behind in run force pursuit...Has to use his hands better in attempts to shed, as he fails to gain leverage...Plays too high at the point and can be washed out of the play...Generates a poor anchor vs. the double-team and will get displaced at times...Flashes good hand usage and counter moves in one-on-blocks, but does not do it consistently...Prefers to use his body lean to gain movement off the snap rather than driving through the blocker...Will run and chase at times, but has limited lateral quickness, burst and speed to close...As a pass rusher, he lacks the change-of-direction agility and counter ability to win battles with finesse...Doesn't generate a strong push off the snap to collapse the pocket...Best using his swim move and arm-over technique, but too often he plays his opponent chest-to-chest without working to shed... Has a functional short-area burst to close, but his playing speed is too lacking, especially when he has to close on the quarterback...Not a high motor type and will disappear for stretches...Not an all-out battler and will shut down and get frustrated when his initial move fails... Must do a better job of protecting his chest from reach blocks and use his hands better to fend off cut blocks (on the ground often)...Will tire early in games and needs a better conditioning program in order to play a full 60 minutes.


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SHAUN ROGERS-Detroit...These two guys are like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates -- you just don't ever know what you are going to get from them on game day. Okam has shown flashes of dominance in his three years as a starter, but as quick as he is to make a great play, he is even quicker to disappear for long stretches. Neither player will win a foot race. Okam can occupy multiple blockers, but must be more conscious of playing at a low pad level. If the light ever goes on upstairs, he has promise, but poor conditioning, inconsistent play and a less than stellar motor is not something to waste an early-round pick on.

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1. The Planet Theory -- there are only so many people on the planet that are this large.
2. Now that I've taken care of the linebackers and secondary, I need a big-run stuffer in the middle. Okam won't be asked to rush the passer much, just occupy blockers and let Keith Rivers do his thing.
3. A year ago, Okam was considered a top-5 pick by many in the media. The only thing that's dropped him down the boards is effort and conditioning -- I'm betting that we can do something about that.

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10. Keith Rivers, LB
37. Antoine Cason, CB
78. Frank Okam, DT

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With the 80th overall selection the Philadelphia Eagles select:

Tony Hills- OT Texas




Hills is an intriguing prospect at tackle. He has an excellent frame, and a body that can pack on more weight without impacting his agility. He is an excellent athlete, with very good feet and lateral agility. He is very good in pass protection at adjusting to a defenders moves to get to the quarterback. Hills has the natural athletic ability to be a standout tackle in the NFL.
Hills has a thin build and will need to get stronger in the NFL to maximize his potential. Durability has also been a concern for him. The knee injury in high school caused some doubt about his future, and in just his second season starting he broke his leg. He will need to show he can be more reliable on the field.
Hills has a lot of upside, and he will probably be drafted in the first two rounds because of his potential. He has the ideal tackle frame and athleticism and some team will fall in love with him. If he can get stronger and stay on the field, Hills could be an excellent NFL left tackle.



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