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Old 03-15-2010, 03:29 PM   #76
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With the OFFICIAL 71st selection in the Orange Mane 2010 Mock Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

TONY WASHINGTON, OT, ABILENE CHRISTIAN(Yes, THAT Tony Washington!)






Height: 6'6 1/8"
Weight: 311
Arm: 35 1/2"
Hand: 10 1/2"

Skinny: Tony Washington only played two years of football in high school, but was still able to attract interest from Louisiana State. However, grades kept the 6’7” 300 tackle from attending, and he instead attended junior college at Trinity Valley Community college in Athens. There, he was moved from defensive end to left tackle, a move he did not immediately embrace. After transferring to Abilene Christian, Washington has slowly worked his way into NFL Draft discussion as a left tackle, and has been ranked as high as the sixth best senior offensive tackle in the country. Washington admits that he messed up his chance to play Division I football, but says that the situation has made him stronger.

Scout's Take: Some might be surprised to see Washington from Abilene Christian ranked this high, but they won’t be thinking that when April comes around. Washington is a 6-6 300 athletic tackle, who some teams have as high as their number three overall senior tackle in next April’s draft. He does a good job being light on his feet and show good pass blocking blocking skills. The biggest question with Washington is that he plays a lower level of competition and that is what really holds him back from everyone truly believing that he could be a starting tackle in the NFL.

Our View: Washington has great size (6’6 ľ, 302), athletic ability, and the body type that scouts look for. Despite a little stiffness, he moves very well, has a presence about him, and is a solid pass blocker, which will make him an ideal left tackle prospect. He earned 1st team All-America honors and LSC Offensive Lineman of the Year plaudits last year for his consistent play.

Pick made at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:04 PM   #77
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with 73rd pick Miami selects

Jimmy Graham, TE Miami

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Old 03-16-2010, 08:39 AM   #78
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With the 74th pick in the 2010 OM Draft...the Jacksonville Jaguars select:

JD Walton, Center, Baylor Univ.

Height: 6-2⅝ | Weight: 300 | 40-Time: 5.15

Strengths:
Good size and bulk --- Tough and physical --- Finisher who plays with a nasty demeanor and has a killer instinct --- Excellent leadership qualities --- Gets a big push in the run game --- Stout at the point of attack --- Mobile with decent range --- Gets to second level --- Can hit a moving target --- Smart with great awareness --- Competitive --- Motor runs non-stop --- Hard worker --- Durable --- Lots of quality experience.

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"J.D." is short for Justin Daniel --- Was a three-year starter for the Bears and never missed a game --- Garnered 1st Team All-American honors from the Associated Press in 2009 --- Named 2nd Team All-Big 12 in 2009 --- Began his college career at Arizona State, where he redshirted in 2005 --- Sat out the 2006 season as a transfer --- Made regular appearances on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for his performance in the classroom --- Doesn't possess eye-popping physical tools but makes up for it with top-notch intangibles and by doing all the little things --- Good football player and will challenge for a starting job.

Summary: Walton is a very good center prospect with the top intangibles you want as a line general at the position. Despite being only 300 pounds, he should hold his own against 3-4 nose tackles because he stays low, is strong, and is very tough. He doesn't have the upside of a Maurkice Pouncey, but he should be a starter early in his career and come off the board in the third round.

Player Comparison: Shaun O'Hara. O'Hara doesn't have amazing physical tools, but he is a tough line general for the Giants.

pick made at 8:39 am mtn time. Killericon and the Bears are on the clock!

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:03 AM   #79
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With the 75th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears proudly select Jason Fox, OT, Miami.



The New York Giants are on the clock.
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Ludo and the NYG select Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas. Ludo will be in soon to tell you how great he is!
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:20 AM   #81
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The Tennessee Titans select Sean Lee, LB, Penn State



Keith Bulluck leaving the Titans marks the end of an era. Will Witherspoon, David Thornton, and Stephen Tulloch don't exactly inspire confidence in the future of the linebacking corps, so the Titans go grab someone they know can play the position for a long time to come. The Linebacker U standout will thrive in Tennessee.

Pick made at 12:20 PM MST 3/16/10
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:14 PM   #82
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The Denver Broncos trade picks #80 and #204 to the Carolina Panthers for pick #78.


With the 78th pick of the OM Draft, your Denver Broncos select:

Eric Norwood, ILB, South Carolina, 6’1, 245



Norwood averaged 75 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks as a starter for Steve Spurrier. He's the only player in South Carolina history to have earned first-team all-SEC honors three straight years.
With his all-conference production and 38 games played by the end of the 2008 season, including 25 consecutive starts, Norwood considered leaving South Carolina early for the NFL Draft. He returned after receiving a disappointing mid- to late-round grade by the NFL Advisory Committee.
Characterized by some as strictly an undersized pass-rush specialist at defensive end, Norwood's play improved in 2008 after being moved to outside linebacker. He stayed at OLB in '09 and enjoyed career-best tackle numbers (81). His position change was largely in name only, however, as he still typically rushed the passer -- though now from varying angles and from the stand-up position.
While his production was impressive, scouts wonder where to put him in the NFL. Norwood appears to be a classic "tweener" who lacks the bulk to remain at defensive end full-time, the straight-line speed and agility for coverage responsibilities as an outside linebacker, or the experience at inside linebacker.
His production cannot be discounted, especially considering the breakout campaign enjoyed by "too short, too slow" Elvis Dumervil in Denver this season. South Carolina's all-time leader in sacks (29) and tackles for loss (54.5), Norwood only needs a creative defensive coordinator to find a role for him. (CBS Sports)

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Old 03-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #83
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With the 79th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams select....



Dominique Franks, CB, Oklahoma

My Take
Franks is a well rounded, battle tested corner with experience contributing at safety and as a two way special teamer. He still needs work on his technique but he brings more talent to the field than pretty much any CB currently on the Rams' roster and should contribute through a variety of means while Spags gets him coached up into a full time starter role in year 2 or 3.

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Franks has been an outstanding secondary defender for the Sooners over the past two seasons after redshirting in 2006 and playing in sub packages in 2007. Franks has an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism for the position. He doesnít attack the run with consistency and should be more physical given his dimensions. Franks is an outspoken, confident defender that will challenge receivers at the line of scrimmage. Franks is a natural athlete with the speed, quickness and agility to contribute as a corner as well as having the size to move inside to the safety position. Franks is a better athlete than football player but has the potential to develop into an excellent NFL defender. Franks has excelled as a punt returner and should contribute at the next level in that capacity as well as on coverage units while honing his skills in the secondary.

Strengths
Franks brings a nice combination of size, height and athleticism to the corner position. Heís been a highly durable, extremely productive player during his time in Norman. Very versatile performer who has displayed the ability to also play safety. Has special teams value with coverage experience and as a proven return man.

Weaknesses
Franks is inconsistent in run support but could improve in this area given his physical gifts. Only plays with average instincts. He must improve his pursuit angles and become more consistent leveraging the ball. Must refine his overall defensive back fundamentals.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.46
20 Yrd Dash: 2.57
10 Yrd Dash: 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 10
Vertical Jump: 33.5"
Broad Jump: 09'09"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.33
3-Cone Drill: 7.32

Pick made at 9:00 PM CST.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:17 PM   #84
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With the 80th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, The Carolina Panthers select


JORDAN SHIPLEY, WR TEXAS



After intense, internal debate on the pressing needs of the Panthers WR was their most obvious and glaring hole. They have Steve Smith and 2,780 year old Mushin Mohammed.

Strengths:

His dependability and good hands make him an absolutely ideal candidate to play the slot in the NFL. Some have even compared him to Wes Welker because of his underrated quickness and his ability to catch the ball in traffic

Weaknesses:

The biggest concern among scouts is his size. Shipley is 6'0 190 pounds. He's not the biggest wide receiver in the draft and has had to overcome leg and hamstring injuries early in his career at Texas so the risk of injury concerns some teams.

Pick made at 10:16 PM MST.

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Old 03-16-2010, 10:40 PM   #85
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With the 81st overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.....

The Houston Texans select Guard Jon Asamoah from Illinois.





He is a big strong player with great athleticism and quickness and the ability to hit the moving target in space. Asamoah is also very technically sound as a prospect.

Asamoah's quickness as an offensive guard cannot be understated as he proved time and time again on film that he can be a force pulling and getting to the second level. Asamoah also has solid size to go with that speed at 6-foot-5 315-pounds he is as quick as guards that settle into the 6-foot-1 to 6-4 range and usually rely on speed and quickness to succeed in the NFL.

Be a perfect fit for Gary Kubiak.


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With the 82nd pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers Select Jared Veldheer, OT Hillsdale



Dominating size and athletic ability at left tackle. 10.125 inch hands and huge frame reminiscent of Jonathan Ogden. Plays to the whistle. Good footwork and blocking mechanics allow him to get to the defender quickly. Frame will allow him to get even bigger. Demonstrates good flexibility for such a large body.

A smart physical player who has the potential to become a dominant left tackle. The 49ers lost RT Tony Pashos in free agency, who needed to be replaced anyways. Veldheer should be able to contribute at that spot immediately. If he is coached up to his potential, he may switch with Joe Staley to the left side down the road.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:12 AM   #87
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With the 83rd pick, the Atlanta Falcons select: Donald Butler, LB Washington.

This guy is climbing up some draft boards.. He put up 35 reps which was best for the LB's. He has 4.6 speed and is versatile enough to play any of the LB positions on this team, he will also make an immediate impact on special teams.

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:35 PM   #88
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With the 84th pick, the Cincinnati Bengals select:

Ciron Black: OT from LSU
6'5 327

Although Ciron Black played LT for LSU and was named ALL-SEC several times at that position, he translates better to the NFL as a RT and that is where the Bengals plan to use him right away. He has been clocked at 5.30 in the 40 and that is impressive for a man his size. Long arms and good strength will make him a solid RT and should help open some lanes on that right side. Probably the most durable lineman in this draft, having not missed a game in 3 years. As he plays the right side and gains experience in the NFL, the Bengals have hopes that he could eventually take over the duties of LT in the future.

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Old 03-17-2010, 03:41 PM   #89
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With the 87th pick the Philadelphia Eagles select:

Matt Tennant, C, Boston College, 6'5", 300lb



Overview:
Tennant is a three-year starter for the Eagles that has become an excellent technician that knows angles and how to use his hands to control and steer opponents. He is quick into blocks after the exchange and does a good job of moving his feet and adjusting to movement but lacks the raw power and lower body strength to dominate like the elite centers. He does a good job of finishing his blocks off when he can and goes from snap to whistle. He still needs to fill out his frame but will probably never be an overpowering blocker at the next level.


Pick made at 8:20am MST
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With the 88th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Baltimore Ravens select Major Wright. With Ed reed getting up there in age they need a young saftey to learn from him. He will fill in nicely and take the starting spot after reed.
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Green Bay Selects Andre Roberts, Wide Receiver The Citadel




# Strengths: Highly productive and consistent
# Sneaky athletic
# Has an intriguing second gear in open field
# Savvy route runner
# Understands how to set up corners
# Simply doesn't drop the football - period
# Very good sideline awareness
# Nice footwork
# Changes speeds, uses head fakes, dips hips - does the little things as a receiver
# Comes back to the football and presents a window
# Very competitive and fearless
# Great Y.A.C. receiver
# Love his hand-eye coordination
# Terrific intangibles
# Highly underrated skill set

# Weaknesses:
# Lacks elite vertical speed
# Might struggle against upper-echelon corners in press man
# Average size
# Not very good on jump balls
# Poor run blocker

Summary: Don't ask me why Andre Roberts isn't a shoe-in for the second round - I have no idea - he should be. Roberts possesses a lot of talent and should be a very productive receiver in a West Coast offense at the next level. Roberts is exactly what you look for as a No. 2 receiver because he's extremely reliable, competitive and maximizes Y.A.C. Roberts was easily the best receiver at the Senior Bowl and he followed that up with a great Combine. Obviously, playing against inferior competition in college isn't a major concern. Some team will get a steal in the third round. Roberts is my No. 5 rated receiver in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Player Comparison: Derrick Mason. I don't expect Roberts to be a superstar, but like Mason, I expect him to be very productive and consistent in the NFL. I also see a lot of Greg Jennings in Roberts, but I'll be conservative with this comparison.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:02 PM   #93
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With the 89th pick the Orange Mane mock draft, the Arizona Cardinals select:



Anthony McCoy, TE, Southern Cal

Not the flashiest guy but a great blocker with fantastic size and more than enough speed to hit the seam. He's shown a lot of progress with his hands already and should immediately contribute on an already potent offense.

Pick made at 11PM EST
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With the 26th pick in the 3rd round (#90 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Mike Johnson, Offensive Guard, University of Alabama



Height: 6'5"
Weight: 312 lbs.
Arm Length: 32 1/2 in.
Hand Size: 9 3/4 in.

Overview
Johnson is an all day sucker that, while he doesnít dominate or punish opponents, simply knows how to get the job done. He has played and started at both guard positions as well as both tackle positions while at Alabama. He understands angles as well as his limitations and does an excellent job of not letting himself get into situations that expose his weaknesses. He lacks top sand in his lower body and can be driven back into the pocket by powerful interior defensive linemen. He is the kind of player that finds a way to become productive blockers at the next level.


Strengths
Johnson has size and enough height to add some more weight. Possesses outstanding football intelligence. Displays the position versatility to play either guard spot or tackle. Has long arms. Was a three year starter at a major program and part of one of the nationís top running games as a senior.

Weaknesses

Lacks great sand in lower body and can be overpowered in pass protection against the bull rush. Does not have great foot agility and range and isnít always comfortable getting out and blocking in space. Is not a punishing blocker who will dominate at the point of attack.


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5:33 a.m. Central
4:33 a.m. Mountain
3:33 a.m. Pacific
2:33 a.m. Alaskan

The San Diego Chargers and Brncs_fan are now on the clock.
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In the third round the KC Chiefs select:

Pat Angerer, LB, Iowa

Angerer is a sure tackler with great instincts that will fall in the draft due to his size. Angerer fills holes incredibly well, and is able to shed blockers despite giving up 50+ pounds. Due to the Iowa defensive system (harldy any nickel/dime), Angerer rarely left the field in coverage, gaining great experience. Whichever NFL team gives him the chance, Angerer will make them happy.

Angerer is very active inside the box. He isn't long-armed but displays a quick, compact punch which allows him to keep himself clean when working his way through traffic. He lacks ideal size and has a tendency to get washed out of plays away from his frame too easily, struggling to work sideline-to-sideline. Is the definition of a straight-line athlete, displays a good burst in pursuit and gets up to full speed quickly. Is a very sound tackler.

Possesses great instincts in the pass game and consistently gets good jumps on the ball by reading the quarterback's eyes. Displays natural ball skills and good hands when asked to go up and make a play on the ball. Overall, he's an instinctive, hard-nosed linebacker with impressive closing speed for the position. He lacks the ideal size, but he has a place in the NFL.

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In the 3rd round, the Vikings select

QB Tony Pike - Cincinnati



I think this guy could really succeed in the Vikings system. He can make all the short throws, the deep ball is his only major issue. The team needs a plan for after Favre and Childress doesn't think Tavaris is the answer. He actually probably gets cut this preseason.

Pick made at 5:34 PM CST.
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The Chargers select:

Torrell Troup, NT, UCF
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With the 94th pick in the 2010 draft the Indianapolis Colts Select:

TYSON ALUALU, 3T-DLE, California

Ht: 6-2 3/8 | Wt: 295 | Sp: 4.92 | Arm: 33 | Hand: 10

Notes: Father is a pastor. Last name is pronounced "AH-loo AH-loo." Married with two children. Signed with Cal in 2005, but delayed enrollment until January '06 for the birth of his first child and marriage. In the fall, saw action in all 13 games (started at defensive tackle against Oregon State) and recorded 12 tackles without a tackle for loss or sack. Reportedly dropped from his freshman weight of 315 pounds to the 260s as a 4-3 defensive end in '07, a season in which he started all 13 games on the right side and produced 52-3 1/2-2 1/2 with one pass batted down, one interception and a blocked kick. Also returned a fumble four yards for a touchdown against Arizona. The Bears converted to a 3-4 scheme in '08 and Alualu played end, posting the most tackles by a Cal defensive lineman in 13 years. Started all 13 games, notching 62-11-6 with two batted passes and two forced fumbles despite a mid-October leg infection. Started all 13 games in '09 and registered 65-11 1/2-7 1/2 plus three passes batted and two forced fumbles. Team captain. Wore jersey No. 90 as a freshman.

Positives: Has quick, strong hands and plays strong. Fine two-gap ability - is naturally strong to stack the line and hold his ground at the point of attack. Strong tackler. Plays with a load in his hands. Can gain extension, lock out and control blockers. Comes off the ball low and plays with leverage. Good agility and balance - is light on his feet, moves well for a big man and is seldom on the ground. Quick and very active. Has a very good motor and pursues the ball. Has a feel for the game. Very versatile and has played every position on the line. Can zone drop and fall back into coverage. Very instinctive with outstanding football intelligence - quick to feel pressure, read hats and locate the ball. Solid character. Highly respected team leader. Stood out at the Senior Bowl. Registered a 35-inch vertical jump and better shuttle times than any defensive tackle at the Combine. Extremely tough and durable.

Negatives: Does not have ideal body length for a five-technique. Does not show elite lower-body explosion and quick-twitch movement. Needs to develop a wider array of counter moves to free himself up and can be hung up on the line of scrimmage too much. Bench-pressed 225 pounds only 21 times (although he plays stronger). Average outside pass rusher.

Summary: Strong, stoutly built, high-energy, athletic defender with the versatility to play anywhere in a "30" or "40" front and could be a terrific mismatch piece for a creative defensive mind. Was not used to penetrate inside much in college, but could be an explosive three-technique in the pros. Could become an outstanding pro if paired with the right coach and should be very attractive to the Jets, Ravens and Patriots.

NFL projection: Top-50 pick.


INDY lost the versatile Raheem Brock to FA and looks to replace him with a younger more stout version in Alualu. Allows Robert Mathis a break on early downs to play LDE and then shift inside on passing downs.

Pick Made @ 10:35 am Eastern time. Expat is up I believe....
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With the 31st pick in round 3 (95th overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Jason Worilds, OLB/DE, Virginia Tech



Height: 6'1"
Weight: 254 lbs.
Arm Length: 32 7/8 in.
Hand Size: 9 1/4 in.

Overview
Worilds is a projection from defensive end to the linebacker position. He is somewhat of a tweener (size and athleticism) for the next level and will take time to make the transition to a stand up player. He is a tough competitive athlete that is best attacking the line of scrimmage. Worilds has decent quickness, speed and agility coming off the edge but needs an expanded pass rush package to be effective at the next level. He will be limited in man coverage schemes but shows enough awareness and balance to be effective in short zone coverage. Worilds is a good football player that will need time to develop as well as having some durability concerns with a previous shoulder surgery.

Strengths
Worilds is an undersized college defensive end who has the size and strength to project to the outside linebacker position at the next level. Has been a highly productive performer in Blacksburg. Displays impressive hand use, especially when rushing the passer. Is a tough and competitive player who can track down running plays on the backside and plays through the whistle.

Weaknesses
Worilds can be an inconsistent reactor at times who takes too long to find the football against the run. Is a pure projection prospect who does not have much outside linebacker experience. His coverage agility is questionable as he again lacks experience in this area. Struggled with shoulder injuries throughout his college career, so durability is a red flag.



Selection made at:
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12:04 p.m. Central
11:04 a.m. Mountain
10:04 a.m. Pacific
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NOBODY is on the clock now -- the draft will pause until JCMElway posts the compensatory picks (to be announced in the next day or two).
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Ha, in a PM sent to me long ago, Zona left someone he had a second round grade on for me to select for him. The guy hasn't been selected, and he has not drafted this position in the draft yet. SO.

With the first comp pick, the Bengals select:

Thaddeus Gibson, LB, Ohio State

Zona will tell us all about Mr. Gibson soon. Pick was made at 7:15 PM MST

And the draft rolls on!

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