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Kaiser Toro
01-04-2009, 06:27 PM
Offense
Josh Freeman QB - Kansas State
Matt Stafford Qb -Georgia

Andre Smith OT - Alabama
Eben Britton OT - Arizona

Kenny Britt WR - Rutgers
Hakeem Nicks WR - NC
Michael Crabtree WR - Texas Tech

Andrew Davie TE - Arkansas
James Casey TE - Rice

Donald Brown RB - UCONN
Shonn Greene RB - Iowa
Brandon Mason RB - Stony Brook
Knowshon Moreno RB - Georgia

Defense
Sen’Derrick Marks DT - Auburn
Ricky Jean-Francois DT - LSU

Everette Brown DE - Florida State

Gerald McRath LB - Southern Mississippi

Vontae Davis CB - Illinois
D.J. Moore CB - Vanderbilt
Captain Munnerlyn CB - South Carolina
Jerraud Powers CB - Auburn

Emanuel Cook FS/SS - South Carolina
Anthony Reddick FS - Miami

will update as they come in

http://www.walterfootball.com/draft2009underclassmen.php

beerlover
01-04-2009, 06:37 PM
direct from the source-

Connecticut’s Donald Brown showed he has nothing left to prove at the college level. Brown ran for a career-best 261 yards in his final college game, becoming the 14th player in major college history to run for 2,000 yards in a season, the junior running back broke the bad news to UConn fans. “OK, tell them, bud,” coach Randy Edsall said, slapping Brown on the back at the postgame interview table. “I’m not coming back,” Brown said. “I’m going to pursue the NFL.” - AP Sports

D-ReK
01-04-2009, 11:56 PM
Hampton DT Chris Baker is entering the 2009 NFL draft:

Sources close to Hampton DT Chris Baker have said that he plans to enter the 2009 NFL Draft after receiving a 4th round grade from the NFL Advisory Board. Baker, 6'2, 298 pounds, is a former Penn State standout who had been kicked off the team after facing charges after two separate fights involving Nittany Lions football players and other students on April 1 and Oct. 7, 2007. He pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor assault and criminal trespass, received two years of probation and paid $2,500 in restitution. Baker followed this setback by landing at Hampton where he received a second chance and earned 1st team All-MEAC honors after collecting 69 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 13 quarterback pressures, and one blocked field goal this year.
LINK (http://www.nfldraftbible.com/Small-School-Spotlight/breaking_news_hampton_dt_to_enter_draft.html)

Ole Miss Texan
01-05-2009, 09:48 AM
Great idea for a thread like this. Keep in mind these players still have the option to withdraw from the draft. I forget when the deadline is, but I think it's like 4 weeks before the draft (so long as they havn't signed an agent)?

Kaiser Toro
01-05-2009, 09:52 AM
Great idea for a thread like this. Keep in mind these players still have the option to withdraw from the draft. I forget when the deadline is, but I think it's like 4 weeks before the draft (so long as they havn't signed an agent)?

January 15: Deadline for underclassmen to apply for early entry to NFL draft

January 18: Deadline for underclassmen to withdraw application for early entry to NFL draft

beerlover
01-05-2009, 11:51 AM
this is the one I've been expecting & wanting. I know the Texans are pretty set @ WR but if Nicks is available in the 2nd I can't imagine a better player available?

North Carolina wide receiver Hakeem Nicks said Monday he will forego his final year of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. A 6-1, 210-pound junior, Nicks set UNC single-season records in 2008 for receiving yards (1,222) and touchdowns (12). In his final game against West Virginia in the Meineke Car Care Bowl, he caught eight passes for a UNC-bowl record 217 yards and three touchdowns. “I have decided to file the paperwork necessary to enter the 2009 NFL Draft,” said Nicks. “I met with Coach (Butch) Davis after the game and I appreciate the feedback he gave me and the support he has provided during the decision-making process. His contacts in the NFL are invaluable.”

bah007
01-05-2009, 05:43 PM
Offense
Josh Freeman QB - Kansas State

Andre Smith OT - Alabama
Eben Britton OT - Arizona

Kenny Britt WR - Rutgers

Andrew Davie TE - Arkansas

Donald Brown RB - UCONN
Shonn Greene RB - Iowa
Brandon Mason RB - Stony Brook

Defense
Sen’Derrick Marks DT - Auburn
Ricky Jean-Francois DT - LSU

Vontae Davis CB - Illinois
D.J. Moore CB - Vanderbilt
Captain Munnerlyn CB - South Carolina

Emanuel Cook FS/SS - South Carolina
Anthony Reddick FS - Miami

Eric Norwood OLB - South Carolina

will update as they come in

http://www.walterfootball.com/draft2009underclassmen.php

Eric Norwood did declare, but changed his mind. He is going back to school.

YoungTexanFan
01-05-2009, 06:14 PM
Any word on Trevard Lindley? I really like this guys game.

b0ng
01-05-2009, 08:19 PM
Rice TE James Casey declares (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.khou.com%2Fsports%2Fcollege%2 Fstories%2Fkhou090105_cc_caseydraft.407b0b24.html&ei=ZrFiSbCmF6Cq8AS-kIDSCQ&usg=AFQjCNGMNoj7CL4AHoA35nFqulNILGxsCQ&sig2=_7w3pxF9TqQfEyqta5kFIw).

D-ReK
01-06-2009, 12:56 AM
Southern Mississippi junior linebacker Gerald McRath to enter NFL draft

Southern Mississippi junior linebacker Gerald McRath said Sunday night that he will enter the NFL draft.

"I've graduated with a degree in sports administration and business and now I want to work my butt off for the pros," McRath said from his Georgia home.

McRath, 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, can play inside or outside linebacker. He is a Conference USA defensive player of the year winner and a two-time first-team all-conference selection.

McRath had 127 tackles, two forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles this season. He has 386 tackles, 32˝ tackles for loss and eight sacks in his career.

"I'm a unique player who can bring a lot of speed," McRath said.

Southern Mississippi ended the season with a 30-27 overtime victory over Troy in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

If he does not sign with an agent and decides to return for his final season, McRath must submit a letter informing the NFL of his intentions by midnight on Jan. 18.
LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3810338)

HOU-TEX
01-06-2009, 10:47 AM
Rice TE James Casey declares (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.khou.com%2Fsports%2Fcollege%2 Fstories%2Fkhou090105_cc_caseydraft.407b0b24.html&ei=ZrFiSbCmF6Cq8AS-kIDSCQ&usg=AFQjCNGMNoj7CL4AHoA35nFqulNILGxsCQ&sig2=_7w3pxF9TqQfEyqta5kFIw).

I like this guy's game. He's very athletic for a TE. I was unaware he is already 24 years old.

Joe Texan
01-06-2009, 10:59 AM
How does a a 2nd year guy declare, I thought they had to be a Junior to declare

beerlover
01-06-2009, 11:04 AM
How does a a 2nd year guy declare, I thought they had to be a Junior to declare

they must be three years removed from High School graduating class only.

HOU-TEX
01-06-2009, 11:10 AM
How does a a 2nd year guy declare, I thought they had to be a Junior to declare

they must be three years removed from High School graduating class only.

He was drafted by the White Sox in 03, I think. I beleive he graduated in 02?

2006Retired from pro baseball at the end of the 2006 baseball season and sent out inquiries to a number of schools, including Rice, where his former HS teammate (Dustin Hufsey) was on the team and forwarded his information on to the coaching staff.

http://riceowls.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/casey_james00.html

bah007
01-06-2009, 12:14 PM
I like this guy's game. He's very athletic for a TE. I was unaware he is already 24 years old.

The guy is talented. No doubts there.

On an unrelated note, I have heard that Sam McGuffie will be transferring to Rice.

Anyone know if there is any truth to that?

nunusguy
01-06-2009, 12:35 PM
The guy is talented. No doubts there.

On an unrelated note, I have heard that Sam McGuffie will be transferring to Rice.

Anyone know if there is any truth to that?
According to Channel 13 he's already in the classroom at Rice for the current Spring semester.
Back to "Declarations for 2009". I dunno, what's the drop-dead date for 2009 declarations ?

D-ReK
01-06-2009, 02:06 PM
I like this guy's game. He's very athletic for a TE. I was unaware he is already 24 years old.

I believe that's the main reason that he declared for this draft. His stock is very high after catching 111 passes and scoring 21 total TDs this year, there isn't much more for him to prove. He's like a slightly more talented Chris Cooley. I'm very high on him.

According to Channel 13 he's already in the classroom at Rice for the current Spring semester.
Back to "Declarations for 2009". I dunno, what's the drop-dead date for 2009 declarations ?

The last day for underclassmen to declare is 1/15. The player has until 1/18 to change his mind if he doesn't sign an agent.

D-ReK
01-06-2009, 02:33 PM
Auburn junior CB Jerraud Powers declares

Auburn junior defensive back Jerraud Powers will turn pro a year early and will make himself available for the NFL draft in April. Auburn will acknowledge Powers' decision later today.

He's the second Auburn junior to say he's turning pro. Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks also said he's leaving early. Defensive end Antonio Coleman said last weekend that he's returning for his senior season.

Powers had 47 tackles and two interceptions in 2008. He missed two games with hamstring injuries. Powers is finishing his Auburn career with 136 tackles and six interceptions.
LINK (http://blog.al.com/goldmine/2009/01/auburns_jerraud_powers_says_he.html)

Errant Hothy
01-07-2009, 03:53 PM
Stafford and Moreno going pro

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3815504

Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford and running back Knowshon Moreno, who led the SEC in passing and rushing this season, respectively, announced Wednesday afternoon that they will enter April's NFL draft.

As is DE Brown

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3816004

Florida State junior defensive end Everette Brown told ESPN on Wednesday that he will enter the NFL draft.

Brown, 6-foot-4 and 252 pounds, had 13½ sacks this season and 21½ tackles for losses, ranking among the nation's leaders.

nunusguy
01-08-2009, 08:18 AM
Lot of people saying this will be an extraordinarily strong Draft because even more eligible underclassmen will come out than normal to avoid the threat of a new union contract with the NFL Players which would cap rookie contracts in future years.

gtexan02
01-08-2009, 08:36 AM
Lot of people saying this will be an extraordinarily strong Draft because even more eligible underclassmen will come out than normal to avoid the threat of a new union contract with the NFL Players which would cap rookie contracts in future years.

Goodell made a big deal over promising that no rookie contract changes would be made until at least 2 years from now, absolutely guaranteeing that players who come out this year or next year will have the same shot at a big payday.

PS: I really like this guy's name - Captain Munnerlyn CB - South Carolina

Simply awesome

nunusguy
01-08-2009, 10:25 AM
Goodell made a big deal over promising that no rookie contract changes would be made until at least 2 years from now, absolutely guaranteeing that players who come out this year or next year will have the same shot at a big payday.


I dunno, but I'm thinking all of the players' agents are inducing them to declare now and go NFL this year in the event that the following scenario happens: Players Union approachs Goodell and says in so many words "cap the rookie salaries beginning next year and we'll do a long-term deal with you right now".

Errant Hothy
01-08-2009, 05:38 PM
Add Beanie Wells, RB. OSU

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3819447

Ohio State running back Chris "Beanie" Wells announced Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

A second-team All-Big Ten selection this season, Wells ranks fourth on Ohio State's career rushing list (3,382 yards). He's widely projected to be one of the first two running backs selected in Aprils draft, along with Georgia's Knowshon Moreno, who declared Wednesday.

As is Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Terps

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3816764

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey will skip his senior season and enter the 2009 NFL draft.

Heyward-Bey ranks second in school history in career receiving yards (2,089), is third in receptions (138) and tied for third in touchdown catches (13).

mussop
01-09-2009, 04:24 AM
He is the one RB in this draft that I would consider useing 15 on. This guy is perfect for us (ZB). This guy is Slaton on roids. It would be nice to have a dominant Running game with 2 talented RB's to throw at teams.

mussop
01-09-2009, 04:33 AM
Ignore if any of these are already added.

Pittsburgh sophomore RB LeSean McCoy is expected to announce Friday he will turn pro

Virginia junior WR Kevin Ogletree has become then latest underclassmen to announce that he will be entering the 2009 draft. The 6-0, 190-pound Ogletree, who reportedly runs in the 4.5 range over 40 yards, had 58 receptions in 2008 after sitting out the previous season because of a torn ACL.

Wisconsin junior RB P.J. Hill has announced he will pass on his final year of eligibility and enter the 2009 draft. The 5-10, 235-pound Hill ran for over 3,000 career yards with the Badgers, but also missed time at various junctures in his career with injuries.

TE Jared Cook has announced that he will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the April draft.

bah007
01-09-2009, 12:52 PM
I didn't see Michael Goodson on that list.

He announced a while ago didn't he?

Errant Hothy
01-09-2009, 02:21 PM
Jeremy Maclin is goign pro

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3821549

Brando
01-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Sources: WR Crabtree to enter draft

Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree is expected to announce at a 3 p.m. ET news conference on Tuesday that he will enter the NFL draft, two people close to Crabtree said Friday.



Crabtree
Crabtree had an ankle specialist determine that his high ankle sprain was properly diagnosed and treated. Crabtree is expected to attend the NFL scouting combine but is not expected to run a 40-yard dash.

More likely, Crabtree will run at his own pro day. Crabtree has visited with Texas Tech coach Mike Leach twice already and will visit with him once more before the planned news conference.

Leach has mentioned the possibility of the receiver returning to win a Heisman, but Crabtree, 6-foot-3, 214 pounds, has been told by multiple sources, including the NFL draft advisory committee, that he would be a first-round pick.

Crabtree had 93 catches and 18 touchdowns in the regular season, averaging 94.6 yards per game. He won the prestigious Biletnikoff Award for the nation's top receiver.

Crabtree, a draft-eligible sophomore, also won the award last season.

linkage (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3821753)

nunusguy
01-11-2009, 04:36 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Tim Tebow is coming back.
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3825566

texanhead08
01-11-2009, 05:24 PM
Beanie Wells is Ahman Green without the old age. He couldn't tay healthy in college I doubt he will in the pros.

TEXANRED
01-11-2009, 05:31 PM
Beanie Wells is Ahman Green without the old age. He couldn't tay healthy in college I doubt he will in the pros.

Same things were said about Peterson.

pittbull3
01-11-2009, 05:33 PM
Beanie Wells is Ahman Green without the old age. He couldn't tay healthy in college I doubt he will in the pros.

Please! NO BEANIE WELLS IN HOUSTON. OVERRATED in the SLOW BIG 10!:user:

pittbull3
01-11-2009, 05:35 PM
Ignore if any of these are already added.

Pittsburgh sophomore RB LeSean McCoy is expected to announce Friday he will turn pro

Virginia junior WR Kevin Ogletree has become then latest underclassmen to announce that he will be entering the 2009 draft. The 6-0, 190-pound Ogletree, who reportedly runs in the 4.5 range over 40 yards, had 58 receptions in 2008 after sitting out the previous season because of a torn ACL.

Wisconsin junior RB P.J. Hill has announced he will pass on his final year of eligibility and enter the 2009 draft. The 5-10, 235-pound Hill ran for over 3,000 career yards with the Badgers, but also missed time at various junctures in his career with injuries.


TE Jared Cook has announced that he will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the April draft.

I want LeSean to go back to PITT. Heismann campaign for 09'. The next PITT Winner is......

LORK 88
01-12-2009, 09:15 PM
Texas Tech DE Brandon Williams Declares (http://texastech.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=899559&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid=)
Michael Crabtree won't be the only Red Raider underclassmen to declare for the 2009 NFL Draft. RedRaiderSports.com has confirmed that junior DE Brandon Williams will forgo his final season of eligibility.
Merry Christmas UT, the road to the Big XII South champioship next season keeps getting easier . . .

mussop
01-13-2009, 08:41 PM
Nate Davis just declared. QB Ball State.

Errant Hothy
01-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Pitt RB McCoy and OSU WR Hartline both declare.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/ncaa/01/14/hartline.ap/index.html

bah007
01-14-2009, 03:50 PM
No link yet but ESPN is reporting on College Football Live that Sam Bradford is returning to school.

I imagine it wasn't hard to convince him he didn't want to be drafted by the Lions.

bah007
01-14-2009, 07:57 PM
Mark Sanchez holding a press conference tomorrow morning to announce his decision.

Expected to declare. With McCoy, Bradford, and Tebow all coming back I expect him to declare. Would probably be the second QB selected.

nunusguy
01-15-2009, 07:55 AM
No link yet but ESPN is reporting on College Football Live that Sam Bradford is returning to school.

I imagine it wasn't hard to convince him he didn't want to be drafted by the Lions.
FYI the top pick usually doesn't get drafted by a playoff-calibre team.
The top pick always goes to Detroit, or whatever team is the Detroit of that particular year.

infantrycak
01-15-2009, 09:36 AM
FYI the top pick usually doesn't get drafted by a playoff-calibre team.
The top pick always goes to Detroit, or whatever team is the Detroit of that particular year.

Well yeah, other than when you go to a play-off team.

Signed,

Jake Long
Miami Dolphins 2008 #1

bah007
01-15-2009, 12:37 PM
If not posted yet...

Greg Hardy returning:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3835105

Brandon Spikes returning:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3835065

Brandon LaFell going pro, Charles Scott and Ciron Black returning:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3831968

threetoedpete
01-15-2009, 01:29 PM
He is the one RB in this draft that I would consider useing 15 on. This guy is perfect for us (ZB). This guy is Slaton on roids. It would be nice to have a dominant Running game with 2 talented RB's to throw at teams.

He has no first step at the hole. He runs high. Faster Criss Brown. Thanks but no thanks. And I'm thinking, they're not going to do anything to pi$$ Steve Slaton off. He already wants his pay day....and you're going to pay a new guy more money than the work horse ? At least every one tells me he's our work horse. Wanna see Slaton's bottom lip curl up quick....draft a RB befor the third round.
believe it or not there will be running backs on the board all week end long, every round.

http://www.gbnreport.com/2007rbs.html

The offense is top ten, the defense on the other hand .....

JWarren14
01-15-2009, 05:21 PM
Complete List of Underclassmen:

Asher Allen CB Georgia
Vontae Davis CB Illinois
D.J. Moore CB Vanderbilt
Captain Munnerlyn CB South Carolina
Jerraud Powers CB Auburn
Sean Smith CB Utah
Everette Brown DE Florida State
Paul Kruger DE Utah
Aaron Maybin DE Penn State
Brandon Williams DE Texas Tech
Ricky Jean-Francois DL LSU
Chris Baker DT Hampton
Sen'Derrick Marks DT Auburn
Andre Smith DT Alabama
Gerald McRath LB Southern Miss
Greg Isdaner OG West Virginia
Eben Britton OT Arizona
Nate Davis QB Ball State
Josh Freeman QB Kansas State
Mark Sanchez QB USC
Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
Donald Brown RB Connecticut
Glen Coffee RB Alabama
Shonn Green RB Iowa
P.J. Hill RB Wisconsin
LeSean McCoy RB Pittsburgh
Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia
Chris "Beanie" Wells RB Ohio State
Emanuel Cook S South Carolina
James Casey TE Rice
Jared Cook TE South Carolina
Andrew Davie TE Arkansas
Kenny Britt WR Rutgers
Jeremy Childs WR Boise State
Austin Collie WR BYU
Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech
Percy Harvin WR Florida
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland
Jeremy Maclin WR Missouri
Hakeem Nicks WR North Carolina
Kevin Ogletree WR Virginia

Thoughts?

mussop
01-15-2009, 06:07 PM
He has no first step at the hole. He runs high. Faster Criss Brown. Thanks but no thanks. And I'm thinking, they're not going to do anything to pi$$ Steve Slaton off. He already wants his pay day....and you're going to pay a new guy more money than the work horse ? At least every one tells me he's our work horse. Wanna see Slaton's bottom lip curl up quick....draft a RB befor the third round.
believe it or not there will be running backs on the board all week end long, every round.

http://www.gbnreport.com/2007rbs.html

The offense is top ten, the defense on the other hand .....

You should actually watch the players sometimes instead of just reading about them online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IvvhjERrV0

Does that look like a slow first step to you??? IMO McCoy is the closest thing to Slaton you will find in this draft. If you dont think a RB is important enough to draft high that is fine but dont not draft one just to not upset Slaton. That is just silly. Alot of teams are loading up their backfields with 2 qaulity backs now. The season is just to long and the RB's take to much punishment for there to be only one good RB anymore.

This argument that "the offense is top ten, the D on hte other hand" is also silly. There is literally 4 positions (QB, RB, LT and TE) on Offense that if the starter goes down the offense goes with him. We are stuck with our backup QB but have no one to back up the other positions that can contribute at even a decent level for an extended amount of time.

threetoedpete
01-15-2009, 06:22 PM
Always:

LeSean McCoy RB Pittsburgh
Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia

Is Steve Slaton the man in Houston or not ?.....we draft a Rb higher than third the Texan's brain trust is telling me no he is not. And every syllable that passed though Kubiak's lips praising the guy in December was an out and out lie.

Both fit. So does Brown, but he'll be gone off the board long before our third round pick.


Jared Cook TE South Carolina With Bruner gone....there's an open roster spot.
Sean Smith CB Utah
Everette Brown DE Florida State
Aaron Maybin DE Penn State- My flavor of the month.
Brandon Williams DE Texas Tech- beerlover is banging him...252 gonna have to stand him up at LB.

Gerald McRath LB Southern Miss size will bump him into the second day. Special teams guy.

Josh Freeman QB Kansas State... for a sixth why not ?

Glen Coffee RB Alabama. Fumbler....but he fits after the third
P.J. Hill RB Wisconsin
Austin Collie WR BYU....Smells of Easy Ed McCaferty too me. Doubt they will take a Wr. But this guy could Temp Kubes.

I'll leave the DBs to others.

threetoedpete
01-15-2009, 06:27 PM
You should actually watch the players sometimes instead of just reading about them online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IvvhjERrV0

Does that look like a slow first step to you??? IMO McCoy is the closest thing to Slaton you will find in this draft. If you dont think a RB is important enough to draft high that is fine but dont not draft one just to not upset Slaton. That is just silly. Alot of teams are loading up their backfields with 2 qaulity backs now. The season is just to long and the RB's take to much punishment for there to be only one good RB anymore.

This argument that "the offense is top ten, the D on hte other hand" is also silly. There is literally 4 positions (QB, RB, LT and TE) on Offense that if the starter goes down the offense goes with him. We are stuck with our backup QB but have no one to back up the other positions that can contribute at even a decent level for an extended amount of time.

Swallow the hype....or better go back two years and read mine. I stand by what I posted. The guy in the first place doesn't fit with his skill set. And in the second he's hurt. So how many time do I have to watch the CS to know what he is all about ? He runs too GD high and he has no first step at the hole. That's what I know.

Well judging by his quotes, Slaton is working towards his rice bowl pay day. It's not silly. There's a reason the kid dropped into the third. One of those reasons was a maturity question. Now they may upset the apple cart and draft a RB high. But I bet they leave that sleeping tiger lay and look for something else. If it's working Einstein why would you monkey with it ? I wouldn't do it. Flip the finger to Slaton and see what happens.

I get it...you believe he's Earl Campbell. Well he's not. He's Ron Dayne...and we just cut that.

infantrycak
01-15-2009, 06:38 PM
Well judging by his quotes, Slaton is working towards his rice bowl pay day.

What quotes?

Ole Miss Texan
01-15-2009, 06:46 PM
Everette Brown DE Florida State
Aaron Maybin DE Penn State- My flavor of the month.
Brandon Williams DE Texas Tech- beerlover is banging him...252 gonna have to stand him up at LB.

If that's the case they all will have to.

JCTexan
01-15-2009, 06:48 PM
Swallow the hype....or better go back two years and read mine. I stand by what I posted. The guy in the first place doesn't fit with his skill set. And in the second he's hurt. So how many time do I have to watch the CS to know what he is all about ? He runs too GD high and he has no first step at the hole. That's what I know.

Well judging by his quotes, Slaton is working towards his rice bowl pay day. It's not silly. There's a reason the kid dropped into the third. One of those reasons was a maturity question. Now they may upset the apple cart and draft a RB high. But I bet they leave that sleeping tiger lay and look for something else. If it's working Einstein why would you monkey with it ? I wouldn't do it. Flip the finger to Slaton and see what happens.

You aren't going to go anywhere with just SS, though. If improving this team is 'flipping' Slaton off then too bad. I'm not for drafting a RB in the first round, but we do need another RB in the mid rounds (3rd, 4th, 5th round) to help with the workload.

DiehardChris
01-15-2009, 06:55 PM
So - Terrence Cody officially is returning to Alabama? I know he said he was several weeks back, but I take those early declarations with a grain of salt.

painekiller
01-15-2009, 07:05 PM
You aren't going to go anywhere with just SS, though. If improving this team is 'flipping' Slaton off then too bad. I'm not for drafting a RB in the first round, but we do need another RB in the mid rounds (3rd, 4th, 5th round) to help with the workload.

Which is why I want to draft 2 RBs this draft. You never have enough Rbs, look at Denver last season 6 RBs on the IR.

heck we had Taylor, Green, Brown all on the IR this season, you need depth, quality depth.

mussop
01-15-2009, 07:10 PM
Swallow the hype....or better go back two years and read mine. I stand by what I posted. The guy in the first place doesn't fit with his skill set. And in the second he's hurt. So how many time do I have to watch the CS to know what he is all about ? He runs too GD high and he has no first step at the hole. That's what I know.

Well judging by his quotes, Slaton is working towards his rice bowl pay day. It's not silly. There's a reason the kid dropped into the third. One of those reasons was a maturity question. Now they may upset the apple cart and draft a RB high. But I bet they leave that sleeping tiger lay and look for something else. If it's working Einstein why would you monkey with it ? I wouldn't do it. Flip the finger to Slaton and see what happens.

I get it...you believe he's Earl Campbell. Well he's not. He's Ron Dayne...and we just cut that.


Wow I dont know where to begin. First off, doesnt have the skill set????? WTF are talking about???? He has the perfect style for a ZB team like ours. Secondly, I never compared him to Earl Campbell that would be about as stupid as comparing him to Ron Dayne. I compared him to Slaton. They have a very similar running style.

"So how many time do I have to watch the CS to know what he is all about ? He runs too GD high and he has no first step at the hole. That's what I know."

WOW, CS???? Aparently you need to watch him alot more. You seem to have some personal feelings about the guy that are clouding youre judgement.

D-ReK
01-15-2009, 07:20 PM
So - Terrence Cody officially is returning to Alabama? I know he said he was several weeks back, but I take those early declarations with a grain of salt.

Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody is returning to Alabama for his senior season. The All-American nose tackle said he's not submitting his information to the NFL draft advisory board, though he did consider it.

"I mean, it was a big deal -- am I coming back or am I leaving?" Cody said. "I talked to Coach (Nick) Saban, told him what I really wanted to do and he felt like it was good for me to do that. I told him I felt like I needed another year to get my full control, get my knee back to full health, and get in better condition."
LINKAGE (http://blog.al.com/rapsheet/2008/12/terrence_cody_discusses_his_gi.html)

Cody claims that he never seriously considered declaring and that his girlfriend pulled a prank by changing his Facebook status to "Terrence Cody is going pro", which apparently sent shockwaves through the Crimson Tide fanbase.

Either way, Cody is a terribly overrated prospect. For a guy his size, he doesn't really hold his ground very well, or penetrate for that matter. He got completely laid out a few times by Utah's guards during the bowl game. An extra year may do him some good.

DiehardChris
01-15-2009, 07:23 PM
LINKAGE (http://blog.al.com/rapsheet/2008/12/terrence_cody_discusses_his_gi.html)

Cody claims that he never seriously considered declaring and that his girlfriend pulled a prank by changing his Facebook status to "Terrence Cody is going pro", which apparently sent shockwaves through the Crimson Tide fanbase.

Either way, Cody is a terribly overrated prospect. For a guy his size, he doesn't really hold his ground very well, or penetrate for that matter. He got completely laid out a few times by Utah's guards during the bowl game. An extra year may do him some good.

Yeah, that story is the one I was taking with a grain of salt. That was before their bowl game, and just too early to take at his word.

But obviously, it's evening now and we've not heard otherwise, so clearly he is staying in school.

He didn't impress me in the Sugar Bowl. He wasn't even double-teamed all that much, and I don't think he was on the field in one single third down situation.

YoungTexanFan
01-15-2009, 10:32 PM
Yeah, that story is the one I was taking with a grain of salt. That was before their bowl game, and just too early to take at his word.

But obviously, it's evening now and we've not heard otherwise, so clearly he is staying in school.

He didn't impress me in the Sugar Bowl. He wasn't even double-teamed all that much, and I don't think he was on the field in one single third down situation.

Utah ran a hurry up offense all night. It's hard to rotate any players when the offense is moving the ball quickly. You can't really slip 370lbs onto the field unnoticed. Utah ran the perfect offense to counter Alabama's larger defensive players. Cody is the best NT in the nation, and he had a great year.

threetoedpete
01-16-2009, 02:00 AM
Wow I dont know where to begin. First off, doesnt have the skill set????? WTF are talking about???? He has the perfect style for a ZB team like ours. Secondly, I never compared him to Earl Campbell that would be about as stupid as comparing him to Ron Dayne. I compared him to Slaton. They have a very similar running style.

"So how many time do I have to watch the CS to know what he is all about ? He runs too GD high and he has no first step at the hole. That's what I know."

WOW, CS???? Aparently you need to watch him alot more. You seem to have some personal feelings about the guy that are clouding youre judgement.

I've got all three of his Texas games on DVD....I've watched him vs Michigan twice. I've seen all of his highlights. I don't need to watch him any more. He is what he is. A power back who's lost a step since his freshman year. He's got no where to go but down.

So you're going to pay the beaner how much for how many touches per game ? One of us has lost contact for sure.

mussop
01-16-2009, 01:03 PM
Utah ran a hurry up offense all night. It's hard to rotate any players when the offense is moving the ball quickly. You can't really slip 370lbs onto the field unnoticed. Utah ran the perfect offense to counter Alabama's larger defensive players. Cody is the best NT in the nation, and he had a great year.

What does Cody do better than Raji in youre opinion?

bah007
01-16-2009, 01:06 PM
What does Cody do better than Raji in youre opinion?

Eat?

mussop
01-16-2009, 01:15 PM
I've got all three of his Texas games on DVD....I've watched him vs Michigan twice. I've seen all of his highlights. I don't need to watch him any more. He is what he is. A power back who's lost a step since his freshman year. He's got no where to go but down.

So you're going to pay the beaner how much for how many touches per game ? One of us has lost contact for sure.

Unless you are talking about someone other than McCoy its definatly you thats lost contact because neither Michigan nor any Texas team has been on Pitts schedule the last 2 years. On top of that McCoy isnt and never has been a power back. He is probably the most shifty back coming out this year.

:gun:

D-ReK
01-16-2009, 01:18 PM
Unless you are talking about someone other than McCoy its definatly you thats lost contact because neither Michigan nor any Texas team has been on Pitts schedule the last 2 years. On top of that McCoy isnt and never has been a power back. He is probably the most shifty back coming out this year.

:gun:

Just to clear up the confusion, 3TP is talking about Beanie Wells, whereas you're talking about Lesean McCoy. Hope that helps.

mussop
01-16-2009, 01:22 PM
Just to clear up the confusion, 3TP is talking about Beanie Wells, whereas you're talking about Lesean McCoy. Hope that helps.

Well that explains alot. NEVER MIND!!!!!!! Sorry 3tp! I thought you had lost youre mind.

Maddict5
01-16-2009, 05:06 PM
You should actually watch the players sometimes instead of just reading about them online.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IvvhjERrV0

Does that look like a slow first step to you??? IMO McCoy is the closest thing to Slaton you will find in this draft. If you dont think a RB is important enough to draft high that is fine but dont not draft one just to not upset Slaton. That is just silly. Alot of teams are loading up their backfields with 2 qaulity backs now. The season is just to long and the RB's take to much punishment for there to be only one good RB anymore.


quite impressive.. but seems to bounce it outside a tad too much for my liking