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Old 04-22-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default Schein's Nine: Don't blow it in draft

Good read:

When you think about it, it really isn't rocket science.

You take the best player on the board who fits your coaching staff and an area of need.
But yet, every single year we see goofy picks and questionable moves.

For our draft week SCHEIN 9, we offer friendly reminders to NFL teams — do not blow it.


1. The Lions shouldn't take Matthew Stafford.

Frankly, this is easy. He shouldn't even be in consideration. Detroit has too many needs at 0-16. A strong armed quarterback does not eradicate the worst season in the history of professional sports. In fact, with the money you pay the No. 1 overall pick, it can cripple you for years to come.

Stafford is an underclassmen who forced the ball a bit too much to be considered the guy. Heck, he isn't the top quarterback on some draft boards of good teams. Stafford is not ready to play. He'll be the $35 million signing bonus baby holding a clipboard or getting killed by a poor offensive line.

This pick would be a major overreaction to the Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco craze. Let's slow down here. Ryan and Flacco were special fifth year seniors. Stafford skipped his final college season. (click link to read the rest)


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Old 04-22-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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This part of it is interesting.

Pick Pat White in round two or Brian Hoyer early on Sunday

I'll say it again -- White is going to be a great NFL player. He's the only quarterback in NCAA history to start and win four bowl games. White's the NCAA all-time leading rusher at quarterback. And he's a winner. White is open to playing receiver in addition to quarterback at the NFL level. Draft him in the second round and look smart. Don't wait too long on Hoyer Sunday morning. He is a tough as nails leader who smartly guided Michigan State. Don't get consumed by the nine touchdowns his senior season. His receivers dropped 78 passes last year. Hoyer told us this week on Sirius NFL Radio that New England, Carolina, Cleveland, Dallas and Denver have expressed interest. The Carolina situation is most interesting, with Jake Delhomme likely having one or two years left. That would be a value pick.
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finally, someone who has an idea of what Denver needs
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This part of it is interesting.

Pick Pat White in round two or Brian Hoyer early on Sunday

I'll say it again -- White is going to be a great NFL player. He's the only quarterback in NCAA history to start and win four bowl games. White's the NCAA all-time leading rusher at quarterback. And he's a winner. White is open to playing receiver in addition to quarterback at the NFL level. Draft him in the second round and look smart. Don't wait too long on Hoyer Sunday morning. He is a tough as nails leader who smartly guided Michigan State. Don't get consumed by the nine touchdowns his senior season. His receivers dropped 78 passes last year. Hoyer told us this week on Sirius NFL Radio that New England, Carolina, Cleveland, Dallas and Denver have expressed interest. The Carolina situation is most interesting, with Jake Delhomme likely having one or two years left. That would be a value pick.

I actually thought we had interest in Pat White
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:25 AM   #6
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I actually thought we had interest in Pat White
White to me was always a guy i thought fit into the Young mold, but the more i watched him last year, the more i think he brings alot more to the table.
He has a better arm than he is given credit for. Showed it at the combine.
But heres what i really like about him.
Hes a gamer! Hes a guy who will do anything for the team to win!
He'll play anywhere and just wants a chance!
He'll work harder to get better.
He has a great attitude.
Guys like this make teams that pass on him PAY for it down the road.
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5. Denver needs two defensive studs in the first round

The Broncos defense ranked 29th in the league last year. New defensive coordinator Mike Nolan instantly makes the team better on that front. But they need new players.

Under no circumstance should the Broncos deal up for a Jay Cutler replacement. The Broncos have a golden opportunity to draft a couple of impact starters. Think about Brian Orakpo or Tyson Jackson at defensive end or outside linebacker. There's a chance B.J. Raji could be there at No. 12. Cornerback Malcolm Jenkins must be under consideration. Linebackers Brian Cushing, Ray Maualuga, James Laurinaitis, and Clay Matthews should be heavily in the mix.

The Cutler deal was awful. But Josh McDaniels can help his team with two defensive players. Don't blow it.


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He lost me the minute he indirectly called Tebow a QB stud.....
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