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Old 01-13-2009, 06:58 AM   #1
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Well, damn. That was the guy I wanted.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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There are other good safeties. Rounds 2-3 is kind of the sweet spot for Ss this year, anyway. I know socalorado is probably getting a stiff drink now, though.
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There are other good safeties. Rounds 2-3 is kind of the sweet spot for Ss this year, anyway. I know socalorado is probably getting a stiff drink now, though.
REY REY LEX, REY REY is who i want! Considering we are about to emark on a 3-4 extravanganza!

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Old 01-13-2009, 07:31 AM   #4
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I knew Mom would win. Mays' Dad said it was cool with him if Taylor went pro and Mom was saying she wanted him to finish and get his degree. You pretty much knew how that was going to turn out.
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I wanted him too. Next year will be a banner year for elite safeties.
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I figured Mays was going to declare for sure.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:24 AM   #7
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I guess this is good since we would not go S in the 1st anyway.
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Good, maybe now he can actually accumulate some stats worth talking about and I'll be able to buy into his hype next year like every one else.
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Somewhat disappointing for us- work on those instincts Taylor!
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I got Everette Brown as my clear #1 but probably the best case scenario is for us to trade back, try and land Will Moore and another top notch DL or edge rushing OLB.

I love Paul Kruger. I would take that dude or Tyson Jackson in a heartbeat.

A trade with Philly would make a lot of sense. They get a top notch playmaker like Maclin, we can pick up a plethora of defensive prospects.
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I want the other saftey from USC. Said to be a Film Study geek. That is what you need to be successful.
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That really sucks. I thought he was our guy.
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I wanted him too. Next year will be a banner year for elite safeties.
Eric Berry is pretty tempting. Playmaker in the Ed Reed mold.
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I wonder if his decision to go back has anything to do with wanting to actually develop and be ready for the NFL? That'd be nice.
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That settles it. We must trade down. Unless Maualuga has a superb workout running the 40, there is no one that we can pick at 12 that we won't be able to get comparable talent to in the 20s or even the second round. If we can't trade down, don't count out Knowshon Moreno...I have been against taking a first round running back all along, but if no one is willing to trade into our spot, we need to take someone that we KNOW will be a star for us. Knowshon fits that bill better than anyone on defense that will likely be available at 12. He would certainly be on the fast track for OROY. If we go that route, I would expect us to go defense with every other selection we have.
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Wow surprising!!!! Good for USC and god for Mays. He will only be bigger and smarter next yr barring injury.
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That settles it. We must trade down. Unless Maualuga has a superb workout running the 40, there is no one that we can pick at 12 that we won't be able to get comparable talent to in the 20s or even the second round. If we can't trade down, don't count out Knowshon Moreno...I have been against taking a first round running back all along, but if no one is willing to trade into our spot, we need to take someone that we KNOW will be a star for us. Knowshon fits that bill better than anyone on defense that will likely be available at 12. He would certainly be on the fast track for OROY. If we go that route, I would expect us to go defense with every other selection we have.
dude you have know idea what's going on or how draft well play out.

You also have no idea what players Broncos like.

For all we know Broncos could be planning a move up in the draft.
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Also Maualuga is a run stuffing inside linebacker in a 3-4, or a MLB in a 4-3. speed is important but let's face it this dude will make his way in the NFL using power and strength more then speed.

Speed at linebacker is overrated. What's important is having a nose for the football and Maualuga has shown he knows how to do that. He flows well, sheds blocks, tackles well and is physical.

If Broncos want an ideal inside linebacker that can really add some physical play to defense Maualuga can give you that.

He probably isn't going to be as fast as say a Ray Lewis but he will be more physical as far as taking on big olineman and shedding those blocks.
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I knew Mom would win. Mays' Dad said it was cool with him if Taylor went pro and Mom was saying she wanted him to finish and get his degree. You pretty much knew how that was going to turn out.
His mother is Jewish, so no surprise there. He grew up in Seattle, where she's in upper management at Nordstrom corporate HQ. His father is a 9-year NFL vet who's an exec at Microsoft.

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That really sucks. I thought he was our guy.
He's not worth the #12, and he probably wouldn't have lasted 'til the 2nd round.
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His mother is Jewish, so no surprise there. He grew up in Seattle, where she's in upper management at Nordstrom corporate HQ. His father is a 9-year NFL vet who's an exec at Microsoft.

He's not worth the #12, and he probably wouldn't have lasted 'til the 2nd round.
So he is a jew. surpriseing. good to see him go back and get a education
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Dammit. That freaking sucks he is the on that I really freaking wanted. Now I hope we get Curry, Spikes or Rey Rey in the first and pick up either Chung or Rashaad Johnson in the second, either way this freaking sucks.
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His mother is Jewish, so no surprise there. He grew up in Seattle, where she's in upper management at Nordstrom corporate HQ. His father is a 9-year NFL vet who's an exec at Microsoft.

He's not worth the #12, and he probably wouldn't have lasted 'til the 2nd round.
I was thinking he came from an at least fairly well off family, because (imho) one of the reasons so many underclassman are coming out is because of the state of the economy.
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dude you have know idea what's going on or how draft well play out.

You also have no idea what players Broncos like.

For all we know Broncos could be planning a move up in the draft.
Curry is the only one worth trading up for. And one LB is not going to fix the mess that is our d. We are in the middle of a complete rebuilding process and scheme change. We cannot afford to lose picks to trade up for one guy. We are going to need new players at almost every position on defense. Trading down would be best, but if that doesn't happen we have to pick the best player available at our positions of need (LB, DT, DE, S, and RB).

Of course I don't know what players the coaches like. Seeing as how McDaniels just arrived, there have been no pro days, no combine, and no private workouts, I can almost guarantee you the team is nowhere close to having a finalized list either. This is all speculation. I'm just trying to be logical.
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Default Taylor Mays staying at USC - Effects us how?

Was anyone else positive we were going to draft that guy if he made it to us? I was.... and despite my usual suspicion that it's difficult to draft and transition safeties quickly, I thought he would have.

Any draft guys around here think that hurts even our chance to get Maulaluga?
Not sure who was looking at S/LB in front of us. A couple of teams have obvious needs there. Sure seems to me like this might hurt our chance to get him, too.

I loved the idea of either one of them. I'm just wondering how the draftnicks think this shakes things up?
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News probably posted, but in case anyone missed...

http://blog.mlive.com/highlightreel/...ys_decide.html
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