View Full Version : Selection thread: F-minus67 Patriots - On the Clock
01-17-2005, 11:01 AM
wags 49ers Aaron Rogers, QB, Cal
gwallaia Dolphins Alex Smith, QB, Utah
DC_ROCK Browns - Derrick Johnson, LB, Texas
Grid Bears Mike Williams, WR, USC
D-ReK Buccaneers Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn
ArlingtonTexan Titans Alex Barron, OT, FSU
ColdSteelBlue Raiders - Thomas Davis, S, Georgia
fresno8 Packers (from Cardinals) Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami
texansalltheway Redskins Braylon Edwards, WR Michigan
Hottoddie Lions Justin Tuck DE/OLB Notre Dame
Hoth-Boy Cowboys Shawne Merriman, DE Maryland
texansfan88 Chargers (New York) Jammal Brown, OT, Oklahoma
Fiddy Vikings (Texans) Adam "Pac-Man" Jones, CB, West Virgina
TexanTom Panthers Heath Miller TE Virginia
TexasJedi Chiefs Marlin Jackson, CB, Michigan
ledzeppelin269 Saints Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn
texasguy346 Bengals - Marcus Spears, DE, LSU
Dime Seahawks from (Texans/Vikings) for 23,85 RB Cedric Benson, RB, UT
texan279 Steelers (Rams) - Carnell "Cadillac" Williams
Hoth-Boy Cowboys (Buffalo) Justin Miller CB, Clemson
beerlover Jaguars - Dan Cody, LB Oklahoma
DC RockBrowns - (Ravens for 34, 67) - Erasmus James, DE Wisconson
Vinny Texans (Seahawks) - David Baas, C/OG, Michigan
SESupergenius Cardinals (from Packers) Brandon Browner, CB, Oregon State
AlexVanderpool Broncos Shaun Cody, DT, USC
NederlandTexan Jets Alex Smith, TE, Stanford
ThirdEyeBC32 Falcons - Mark Clayton, WR Oklahoma
texansfan88 Chargers Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma
Lucky Colts Travis Johnson - DT - Florida St
Mistril48 Rams (Steelers)- Matt Roth, DE, Iowa
jgl35 Eagles Elton Brown, OG, Virginia
F-minus67 Patriots Roddy White, WR, UAB
33 wags 49ers David Pollack, DE, Georgia
34 STEEL BLUE TEXANS Ravens (from Browns) - Ernest Shazor, SS Michigan
35 jgl35 Eagles Anttaj Hawthorne DT, Wisconsin
36 D-ReK Buccaneers Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina
37 Vinny Texans (Titans) - Chris Canty, DE Virginia
38 Mistril48 Rams (Oakland)- Channing Crowder, LB, Florida
39 Grid Bears Khalif Barnes, OT, Washington
40 ledzeppelin269 Saints (Washington) Darryl Blackstock, LB, Virginia
41 beerlover Jaguars (from Lions) Corey Webster, CB, LSU
42 Hoth-Boy Cowboys Odell Thurman, LB, Georgia
43 New YorkGiants - Adam Terry, OT, Syracuse
44 SESupergenius Cardinals - Chris Kemoeatu, OG, Utah
45 TexanTom Panthers Marcus Johnson, OT, Ole Miss
46 TexasJedi Chiefs Chris Henry, WR, West Virginia
47 Vinny Texans - Demarcus Ware LB, Troy State
48 Buffalo Bills (from Bengals for 55, 86)- Logan Mankins OG Fresno State
49 ArlingtonTexan Titans (from Texans via Vikings) - Kevin Burnett, LB, Tennessee
50 Mistril48 Rams - Antonio Perkins, CB, Oklahoma
51 SESupergenius Cardinals (from Packers) - Charlie Frye, QB, Akron
52 ColdSteelBlue Raiders (from Lions)(via Jaguars) - Craphonso Thorpe, WR, Florida State
53 STEEL BLUE TEXANS Ravens - C.J. Mosley, DT, Missouri
54 Dime Seahawks - Lance Mitchell, LB, Oklahoma
55 texasguy346 Bengals (from Bills) - Ben Wilkerson, C, LSU
56 AlexVanderpool Broncos Jason Campbell, QB, AUBURN
57 NederlandTexan Jets Vernand Morency, RB, Oklahoma State
58 fresno8 Packers - Andrew Walter, QB, Arizona State
59 ThirdEyeBC32 Falcons - Eric Moore, DE, Florida State
60 Lucky Colts Kirk Morrison, MLB, San Diego State
61 texansfan88 Chargers Vincent Jackson, WR Northern Colorado
64 Mistril48 Rams (from Steelers) - Reggie Brown, WR Georgia
62 jgl35 Eagles - Eric Shelton, RB, Louisville
63 F-minus67 Patriots Barrett Ruud, LB, Nebraska
65 wags 49ers - J.J. Arrington, RB California
66 Hottoddie Lions (from Raiders)(via Rams)(Mia) - Chris Spencer, C/OG, Ole Miss
67 STEEL BLUE TEXANS Ravens (Browns) - Fred Gibson, WR, Georgia
68 ArlingtonTexan Titans - Ciatrick Fason, RB Florida
69 Hottoddie Lions (from Raiders) - Robert McCune, LB, Louisville
70 gwallaia Dolphins (Chi) - Michael Munoz, OT, Tennessee
71 D-ReK Buccaneers - Mike Patterson, DT, USC
72 ColdSteelBlue Raiders (from Lions) - Cedric Houston, RB, Tennessee
73 Vinny Texans (Dal) - Luis Castillo, DT, Northwestern
74 New York Giants - Mike Nugent, PK, Ohio State
75 SESupergenius Cardinals - Bill Swancutt, DE, Oregon State
76 texansalltheway Redskins - Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska
77 jgl35 Eagles (KC) - Marion Barber, RB, Minnesota
78 ArlingtonTexan Titans from Texans - Bryant McFadden, CB, Florida State
79 TexanTom Panthers - Josh Bullocks, S, Nebraska
80 Fiddy Vikings - Donte Nicholson, S, Oklahoma
81 Hottoddie Lions (from Raiders) St Louis Rams - James Butler, FS, Georgia Tech
82 ledzeppelin269 Saints - Jamaal Brimmer, S, UNLV
83 texasguy346 Bengals - Boomer Grigsby, MLB, Illinois State
84 STEEL BLUE TEXANS Ravens - Wesley Britt, OT, Alabama
85 ArlingtonTexan Titans from Texans via Seahawks - Terrance Murphy, WR, Texas A&M
86 texasguy346 Bengals from Buffalo Bills - Sione Pouha, DT Utah
87 Hottoddie Lions (from Jags) - Atiyyah Ellison, DT, Missouri
88 NederlandTexan Jets - Eric Green CB, Virginia Tech
89 SESupergenius Cardinals Packers - Maurice Clarette RB, OSU
90 Denver-no pick (***)
91 ThirdEyeBC32 Falcons - Chris Colmer, OT, North Carolina State
92 D-ReK Bucs (SD) - Kevin Everett, TE, Miami (FL)
93 Lucky Colts - Michael Boley, OLB, Southern Mississippi
94 ColdSteelBlue Raiders from St Louis Rams (via Steelers*) - Ronald Fields, DT, Mississippi State
95 jgl35 Eagles - Joel Dreessen, TE, Colorado State
96 F-minus67 Patriots - on the clock
*Picks only please!!! Everything else will be moved to the draft discussion thread
01-19-2005, 05:41 PM
The 49ers select Aaron Rogers from Cal
The Dolphins are now on the clock...
01-19-2005, 09:54 PM
The Miami Dolphins select, Alex Smith, QB, Utah
Resisting the urge to select Cedric Benson, the Dolphins look to Alex Smith to get them back on the map. Smith has a great mind to go with a great arm and should make the transition to the NFL smoothly. Alex is a exceptional field commander and reads defenses very well, his mobility will also be a plus for this young man as he emerges on to the NFL scene.
01-19-2005, 11:05 PM
Defense wins championships. And nobody knows that better than Phil Savage, the man who drafted 10 pro bowlers on the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2004. In 1996 he selected Jonathan Ogden, and Ray Lewis in the 1st round.
Savage signed a 5 year deal with the Browns, and will start with a bang by drafting Derrick Johnson, OLB from Texas. This will be the cornerstone of his defense for the next decade. And Johnson is one of the best linebackers to come along in years.
The Cleveland Brows select with the #3 overall pick, Derrick Johnson, from the University of Texas.
The Bears select with the 4th overall selection, Mike Williams, from USC
It was tough to decide between Mike Williams and Braylon Edwards. In the end, the size and athleticism of Mike Williams won out. The Bears dont need a Randy Moss.. they are a physical team and have been throughout their history. They need an Andre Johnson or Terrel Owens.. someone who is dominating enough to make their passing game explosive, but physical enough to do some run blocking as well.
01-20-2005, 05:14 PM
Tampa Bay hasn't had a decent running back since the days of Warrick Dunn. While Michael Pittman is a servicable NFL starter, he is not the type of back that strikes fear into opposing teams. The Bucs picked up oft-injured Charlie Garner last offseason through free agency, who sat out most of the season with an injury.
With the 5th selection, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn
This was a somewhat difficult decision to make as a GM...My first instinct was to take Barron out of FSU and use him as an insurance plan for when Todd Steussie decides to retire, but the need for a franchise back seemed more important...The main deciding factor for Brown over Caddilac or Benson was his combination of size, speed, and receiving ability...
01-20-2005, 06:38 PM
The reality is that i should have worked harder to unload this pick because the salary cap strapped (again) Titans probably need the extra bodies after another off season of cutting veterans. The Titans after letting Samari go will by pass the Rolle family. The Tennessee Titans select Alex Barron OT FSU.
Barron is a good sized athlete with good feet and technique as at Left tackle and should be an anchor at the position for years even though he is probably a slight reach at the number 6 position.
01-21-2005, 05:20 PM
The Raiders have many needs. With their top 2 gone (johnson& brown) ,they take the BPA . The Raiders have a good secondary but lack a punisher, someone who can do it all cover backs and tight ends, stuff the run make plays on the ball and make any WR think twice about coming into his area.
With the 7th pick the Raiders select. Thomas Davis S Georgia
01-21-2005, 06:32 PM
1st Trade of the Draft:
SESgenius Cardinals have sent the 8th pick overall to fresno8 Packers for the 24th overall pick, 2nd round pick (49th) and 3 round pick (fixed it SESupergenius, sorry)...
fresno8 Packers are now on the clock
01-21-2005, 07:19 PM
The Packers take Antrel Rolle CB out of Miami Fl with the 8th pick aquired from the Arizona Cardinals. Last years first round pick CB Ahmad Carroll hasn't been anything special so Rolle was brought in to start along with Al Harris and to move Carroll to the nickel/dime package. The Packers still need an OLB and saftey opposite Sharper to get their defense to where it needs to be, but Rolle was the right fit to really upgrade the defense and secondary immediately.
College- Miami Fl
40 Time- 4.45
01-22-2005, 02:44 PM
The Redskins with the 9th pick in the 2005 NFL draft take Braylon Edwards from Michigan. One of the top playmaking recievers falls to #9 and the Redskins can not pass up the opportunity since their recieving corp has not played to expectations. The Skin's could have gone for a DE or a CB but Edwards is too hard to pass up.
Position: Wide Reciever
01-23-2005, 12:49 PM
With the 10th pick in the 2005 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select Justin Tuck DE/OLB Notre Dame.
There's always a mystery player that shoots up the board out of nowhere, & this year will be no exception. The Lions need a pure speed rusher on the DL to replace Cory Redding. With James Hall on the right side, Tuck on the left side, & Shaun Rogers on the inside, Detroit should have one of the very best DL's in the NFL.
Tuck is 6'5" 261lbs. & has the frame to add another 10-20lbs., without losing his speed & quickness. He runs a 4.56 40 yard dash & is a terror on pass rushes. He should have no problems getting around the TE & his quickness will allow him to run around most OL. He's got several very effective pass rushing moves & just needs to refine his techniques. He added 15 pounds of muscle from his sophmore year to his junior year (He's actually a senior, but ND lists him as a junior) He's stronger than his 261lbs would suggest & when he adds another 10-20 lbs of muscle he should be unbeatable. He reminds me of Jevon Kearse.
He'll have to be used as a situational pass rusher at first, but will eventually take over as the starter. I didn't plan on taking him this high, but no one seems to want to make a trade & I felt he's too good to wait until the 2nd round to see if he's still on the board. So, there you go.
01-23-2005, 07:36 PM
With the 11th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft; the Dallas Cowboys are pleased to select Shawne Merriman, a junior DE/OLB from the University of Maryland.
With the Cowboys leaning toward runnig the 3-4 next year, or atleast a mix of 3-4 and 4-3, the despratly need personal that can rush the passer. Shawne fills this role in either scheme. In the 4-3, he will play DE; and in the 3-4 he will play OLB.
Merriman is a physical freak at 6-4, 245 pounds with a 41 inch vertical. Shawne is an exceptional pass rusher, able to beat most OT with just his athleticism; and after some coaching on technique should be a force off the edge. An added bonus is that Merriman has experience dropping into coverage; saomething the Cowboys will ask him to do as a rookie.
The orgainization thought about taking one of the CB, but with the recent rule changes; the value of taking a CB in early had fallen.
01-23-2005, 09:53 PM
With the 12th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select
Jammal Brown, OT Oklahoma
01-23-2005, 10:34 PM
The 2nd trade of the Draft:
Fiddy Vikings have sent their 1st and 2nd round picks to the Vinny Texans for the 13th overall pick.
The Vikings have traded up because they were afraid that someone else would trade up to take the 2nd best CB in the draft, Adam "Pac-Man" Jones. We have already missed out on Thomas Davis and Antrel Rolle. Our problem has been defense and if Moss isnt traded for defense, then Pac-Man and Winfield form a nice duo at the CB positions.
The Vikings have selected CB Adam "Pac-Man" Jones out of West Virgina with the 13th overall selection.
01-24-2005, 04:24 AM
With the 14th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers select Heath Miller TE Virginia.
In the "Age of the Tight End" Heath Miller is the next in a line of young TE's. The 'new' pass rules have made it more difficult to cover the big guys coming off the line and Miller should have no problem in that area. May still have some work to do to improve his blocking against NFL players. This selection will add a new dimension to the Panthers offense.
The Panthers were not excited to see two guys they liked taken at 12 and 13. I tried to talk myself into Elton Brown this high to continue the rebuilding of the o-line or that the RB durability questions were enough to pick up one of the top RB's still out there, but in the end the deciding factor was that Miller will definitely be able to come in and make an impact on offense as a rookie.
01-24-2005, 03:44 PM
With the 15th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft the Kansas City Chiefs select Marlin Jackson, cornerback Michigan.
40 Time- 4.40
The Chiefs need defense, and the whole league knows it. They tried bringing in Gunther Cunningham last offseason, but he needs some tools to work with.
Given that, and the emergence of defensive end Jared Allen to provide some pass rush, the Chiefs look to upgrade their pass coverage. Marlin Jackson is their man. After playing some safety and corner at Michigan, he was moved back to corner for his Senior season where he was solid, if not spectacular. He has played against top level competition and comes with a great deal of experience. Kansas City takes a step towards building a defense to complement their top flight offense.
01-24-2005, 05:57 PM
With the 16th pick in the draft, the New Orleans Saints select:
Carlos Rogers, CB Auburn
40 Time: 4.37
The Saints would have liked to trade down, but with teams coming up that need a corner the GM was satisfied staying at 16 as well. Rogers has good speed and brings a physical presence to a defense that ranked 32nd overall in 2004.
01-24-2005, 08:55 PM
With the 18th Pick in the NFL Draft the Bengals select:
Marcus Spears DE, LSU
The Bengals are in desperate need of a dominant force on the defensive line. Their more pressing need is DT, but there really wasn't a DT that I thought was worth a pick this high. Spears has the added versatility to play either DE or DT. He can give an added pass rush from the inside, and he's very good at stopping the run. He is among the best athletes you'll find at his size since he was once a TE at LSU. I considered trading the 18th pick in order to move down a few slots but with teams such as Houston looming who could really use young talent on the DLine I felt it best to get Spears while I could.
01-24-2005, 09:54 PM
Texans trading pick 18 to the Seahawks for the 23rd pick and the 85th pick.
The Dime Seahawks are on the clock.
With the 18th pick, The SeaHawks will take RB Cedric Benson of Texas U.
Sadly, Shawn Alexander has made his intentions quite clear about going down to Miami. With a possible major cap investment, and needing to retain players like Hassleback and others, Benson would make a excellent replacement instead of leaving a vaccuum in this area. Other choices would have been DE Cody, and LB Channing Crowder, but with the power of this back still being on the board, the seahawks had to make the move. We are quite proud to have a dominating athlete like Benson.
01-24-2005, 11:32 PM
The Steelers have traded their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round pick to the Rams for their 1st round pick. The Steelers have selected Carnell "Cadillac" Williams with their first round pick. With Jerome Bettis having just finished his 12th season and contemplating retirement and Duce Staley's problem with injuries in the past, RB is one position that needs immediate attention. The Steelers will no longer be riding the bus, they just bought a Cadillac.
01-24-2005, 11:38 PM
The Steelers are on the clock
01-24-2005, 11:42 PM
Steelers pick Carnell "Cadillac" Williams.
01-25-2005, 09:04 AM
The Cowbots are pleased to select Justin Miller Corner back from Clemson University.
Even though Newman had a good fiish to the season, the 'Boys still need help in the secondary; and if Pete Hunter returns from injury don't be surprised if the coaching staff moves him to FS. Leaving Roy Williams to do waht he does best, play up in the box and punish people.
01-25-2005, 10:26 AM
Jack "beerlover" Del Rio once again addressing need for defensive line support convinces James "Shaq" Harris, who overuled "beerlover" last draft (wanted Udeze or Will Smith & went with Reggie Williams) that the Jaq's still have a choice between College Football's three most dominate ends in David Pollack, Erasmus James & Dan Cody. The Jaguars selection between these three reflects not just their future but the player with the most ability, mental toughness & most prepared to enter the NFL and contribute to the Jacksonville Jaguar front of Stroud & Henderson in 2005.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are happy to announce with the 21st pick Dan Cody out of the University of Oklahoma. Dan is a match for the Jaguars biggest need- a dominant pass rushing end, he has the largest frame of the premier lineman at 6'5" with room to add more muscle & weight 270lbs without losing a top 40 speed of 4.58 sec. Dan Cody also could drop back off the line & play spinner or spy like a OLB does in a 3-4 optomizing his playmaking skills (played 7 different positions during his high school career, including safety, quarterback, fullback and tight end).
Dan also has the experience coming from a major football program under Bob Stoops and his staff along with 5 years of dealing & overcoming personal issues showing his senior season that he has matured & will be ready to immediately impact & start for the Jaguars.
STEEL BLUE TEXANS
01-25-2005, 03:37 PM
The Ravens have traded the #22 pick to the Browns (DC ROCK) in exchange for the #34 and #67 pick.
01-25-2005, 04:21 PM
The Browns move up to #22 to select the best pass rusher in the draft.
Erasmus James, from the University of Wisconsin
01-25-2005, 08:54 PM
Rimington award winning David Baas (http://www.rimingtontrophy.com/2004_co-winner_david_baas.htm), Center/Guard, Michigan, is the pick for the Texans. I project him to play Center where he has had starting experience at Michigan before moving to Guard. Steve McKinney's days are numbered. I wanted a defender (namely defensive lineman) here and almost took one. I just do not feel good about the Defensive Tackle value in the first round and Baas will be a ten year starter here, so that pushed me to take one of the top two interior linemen in this draft class. I picked Baas over Brown due to attitude, smarts, desire, and his fundamentally sound blocking techniques. Brown has a few question marks about his desire and his professionalism, or I would have selected him. Baas plays with a chip on his shoulder, and injects some attitude into our offense.
I wanted to see what I could do with 3 top-50 picks (after my trades), and Center was one of my priorities. After doing as much research as I could, I figured there was no sense in picking up a Center in the 3rd round or so that is no better than the one we have currently (line quality drops off fast in this draft). Bass has great size (6'-5" 330), can play both Guard and Center, and plays with a mean streak (http://www.detnews.com/2002/um/0210/19/c04-614752.htm). One of the things I think we need is some fire and attitude in our offense. Baas gives us plenty of both and Michigan has produced plenty of top caliber linemen over the years. McKinney will be paid like a top-10 Center soon and will be able to fight Zach Weigert for the Right Guard position with this move. There are probably a few football players on the board that may have more name value or are sexier picks but this resolves one of our biggest interior needs. This move makes Dom Davis a more productive back, gives David Carr more line stability and hopefully an actual pocket to step into in order to locate Andre Johnson and Company.
01-25-2005, 11:23 PM
With an abundance of running backs available this offseason (Shaun Alexander, Edgerrin James, Lamont Jordan, Travis Henry, Derrick Blaylock, Anthony Thomas, Chester Taylor, Jesse Chatman, Arlen Harris) the Cardinals feel that they have the leverage to not offer Emmit Smith an extended contract and can even afford to pass up a tempting target, Cedric Benson. Their main focus going into this 1st round was a good QB to backup McCown and to challenge him possibley for a starting slot. Once the 2 best QB's on the Cardinals board were taken, they felt it best to trade down and take the best player at one of 2 positions that many other teams had far to low on their draft boards. By Trading down and picking up 2 extra 1st day picks in a draft that is solid in defensive players, The Cardinals have leverage in making deals to bring in offensive star players such as Randy Moss or Travis Henry in possible trades. The Cardinals were surprised when at the #24 spot the best CB in the draft fell right in their lap, Brandon Browner CB 6-4, 205 Oregon State. Browner will mature behind a defense ranked 12th in the league last year in the nickel spot until he grasped the starting spot and never look back.
01-26-2005, 04:00 PM
In an effort to bolster a critical need on defense, which was heavily explioted during the past two early playoff exits, and improve their overall interior pass rush:
With the 25th pick in the 2005 HoustonTexans.com NFL Mock Draft, The Denver Broncos select:
DEFENSIVE TACKLE SHAUN CODY out of SOUTHERN CAL
01-26-2005, 10:17 PM
Jets select Alex Smith TE 6-5, 255 Stanford
Two major needs are TE and CB, but with Heimerdinger (sp) coming in, and his utilization of the TE position, I went that direction.
01-27-2005, 10:41 PM
Chargers, who already have Jammal Brown select another Oklahoma player
Brodney Pool, S Oklahoma
01-27-2005, 10:41 PM
The Chargers were on the clock after a Falcons pass...
01-27-2005, 11:04 PM
The Falcons select: Mark Clayton, WR, OU
I was torn between a couple, but thought that Vick needs more weapons passing for this team to do anything. The defense had a great year but Vick, to mature as a passer, needs WR. Crumpler had a great year but Price and Jenkins were disappointments. With 3 WR, a pro bowl TE and the DVD running offense, the Falcons can be unstoppable next year in the NFC.
01-28-2005, 12:34 AM
With the 29th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts select:
Travis Johnson - Defensive Tackle - Florida State University
The Colts are among the worst teams in the NFL against the run. Why not take the premier defender from the best run defense in college football. That Travis was the highest rated player regardless of position left on my board made this pick all the sweeter.
01-28-2005, 10:57 AM
The Rams have the 30th pick as a result of a trade with the Steelers.
Before the Rams (8-8) can focus on its draft or free agent targets, they must get an idea of who is going to return from this seasons roster. They have 14 unrestricted free agents this off-season, most notably LT Orlando Pace. The Rams designated Pace as their franchise player the last 2 years. This year one of 3 things will happen:
- They will let him go (and have lots of money in FA);
- They will franchise him (and they will have a starting LT, but no money for FA); or
- They will sign him (and have a LT and some money for FA).
The Rams cant hope to replace a veteran #1 overall pick with a later rookie pick, but may not have to. Time will tell.
Other positions also need to be addressed. Significant contributors DE Bryce Fisher (UFA); LB Tommy Polley (UFA); LB Trev Faulk (RFA); FS Antuan Edwards (UFA); S Aeneas Williams; S Rich Cody; OG Tom Nutten (UFA); OG Chris Dishman (UFA); TE Cameron Cleeland (UFA) all could be gone.
In addition, by increasing the general talent level and depth on the defensive side of the ball, they have a chance for an immediate improvement to one of the leagues worst special teams units.
When a team is 8-8 in the NFC, they aren't one player away from the Superbowl. The Rams do have a young, proven QB and a top young RB, as well as key veterans.
With it's first of six first day picks (4 in the real draft), the Rams select Matt Roth (6'3" -263 lbs) Senior DE from Iowa.
Matt Roth - "Ranked second in the Big Ten in QB sacks per game (0.88), tied for second in forced fumbles (four) and ranked fifth in tackles for loss per game (1.2) . . . ranked 13th in the nation in sacks per game and 26th nationally in forced fumbles . . . moved from linebacker to end in fall practice prior to 2002 season . . . only true freshman to play for Iowa during 2001 season."
01-28-2005, 06:00 PM
With the 31 pick the Philadelphia Eagles select Elton Brown OG U of Va.
Guard Jermane Mayberry is a UFA and also missed a few games from injuries the past two years. At his age of 33 and 9yrs. in the pits, the Eagles will not offer him big money to stay.
Shawn Andrews will take over for Jon Runyan soon. With Andrews and Brown on the right side, Hicks and Thomas on the left, Fraley at Center,and Steve Sciullo, and Trey Darilek backing up, the line is set with young players for years to come.
01-28-2005, 11:54 PM
With the final pick of the 1st round, the Patriots sellect WR Roddy White of U.A.B. This pick final gives the Pats a WR who breaks the 6 foot barrier. Since the Patriots could take anyone and plug them into their system, if they have the desire and this guy does. While they do have depth, the Pats recievers are older than dirt in football year with the exception to Givens and Branch.
Wow, this is an easy pick. 49ers select David Pollack. Whiting and Engleberger aren't exactly dominant and Pollack is by far the BPA. Hopefully, with more pressure coming from the outside, the corners won't stink it up this year.
BTW, how does Pollack slip this far?
01-29-2005, 04:08 PM
BTW, how does Pollack slip this far?
Simple. Merriman, Tuck, Spears, Roth, James, and Dan Cody.
STEEL BLUE TEXANS
01-29-2005, 04:57 PM
With the 34th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select
Ernest Shazor, SS Michigan
01-29-2005, 08:05 PM
With the 35th pick the Philadelphia Eagles select Anttaj Hawthorne DT U of Wisconsin.
No one knows if Corey Simon will be retained. If he is, fine, but there are age and health questions with Hollis Thomas and Paul Grasmanis. I feel Hawthorne is good vaule here.
01-29-2005, 08:28 PM
With the 36th pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina...
With an aging, subpar receiving core the addition of Troy Williamson, who was one of the most prolific receivers in college despite playing in a run-heavy offense, will infuse some more youth into the group and make a great compliment to Michael Clayton, who the Bucs drafted in 04...
01-29-2005, 08:39 PM
The Texans select 6' 7" 290 pound Chris Canty, DE, Virginia. Huge framed run stopping specialist that played the 3-4 end in College, has good pass rushing skills and isn't a classic 4-3 end because he is a bit of a Tackle/End tweener. Has had injury concerns or would be a first round pick. Ideal fit for the Texans if his knee is sound. We will likely find out some news at the combine.
The Bears select 6-5 290lbs OT Khalif Barnes out of Washington.
Tough decision.. I know I wanted to draft Oline unless someone fell to me that I just couldnt pass up.. but It was hard to pick between Barnes, Britt, Terry, Marcus Johnson, or C.J. Brooks. In the end, I felt Barnes was the safest pick... though C.J. Brooks was a very close second.
01-30-2005, 09:32 PM
With the 40th pick, the New Orleans Saints select Virginia LB Darryl Blackstock (6'4" 240)
The Saints went defense again, hoping the pass rushing Blackstock (known as "Sackstock" in HS) can provide speed and aggressiveness to their 32nd overall ranked defense. With Carlos Rogers and Daryl Blackstock hopefully working into starter roles early in the season, the Saints defense looks to make a huge turnaround by the end of the year.
01-30-2005, 09:46 PM
The Raiders, under the direction of Fiddy, have traded the 38th overall pick for the Rams' 3 third round picks (70, 81, 93)
01-30-2005, 09:57 PM
The Rams select ILB Channing Crowder (6'3", 245 lbs, 4.6)
Strengths: Has been extremely productive since day one of his true freshman year...Great athlete...Very good size and speed...Tough and physical...Aggressive...Active and makes plays all over the field...Has excellent instincts...Solid tackler...Has not yet reached his full potential.
Weaknesses: Durability might be a concern because he has had a couple of knee injuries and then suffered torn ligaments in his right foot as a sophomore...Has only played major college football for two seasons so lack of experience may be a concern...Needs to get stronger...May have some character concerns.
Notes: Only a true sophomore eligibility-wise but was able to enter the 2005 NFL Draft because he has been out of high school for three years after delaying enrollment to rehab a knee injury...Crowder supposedly considered entering the '04 Draft after Maurice Clarett initially won his court case so the NFL was on his mind...Was real close to Ron Zook, who he considers a father figure, so his firing may have been a factor in pushing Crowder to go pro.
01-31-2005, 02:20 PM
The Raiders, under the direction of Fiddy, have traded the 38th overall pick for the Rams' 3 third round picks (70, 81, 93)
Its cool. Ive been having computer problems. I would have made the trade myself.
01-31-2005, 08:55 PM
Since Fiddy has gone off line & hasn't read my PM yet, I'm going to post the trade between Beerlover & myself on here so that everyone knows.
The Hottoddie Lions trade the #41 pick to the Beerlover Jaguars for the #52 & #87 picks. Good luck Beerlover.
01-31-2005, 09:26 PM
Jack "beerlover" Del Rio is proud to anounce a trade has been consumated with Lions GM Hottoddie in exchange for the 41st selection the Jaguars trade away both the 2nd (#52) and 3rd (#87) picks.
With the 41st pick the Jacksonville Jaguars select Corey Webster CB, LSU. Graded out as a 1st round talent & the last of the big CB's available the opportunity to strengthen the secondary, along with continued contract talks with Darius convinced the ogranization the cost was well worth the move. Corey gives the Jaguars a shutdown corner, he has all the tools, good speed, size, tackling & leaping ability plus exceptionally long reach which should come in useful against some of the big young WR's like AJ of the Texans & Roy Williams of the Lions just to name a couple.
02-01-2005, 03:00 PM
The Dallas Cowboys select Odell Thurman LB form the University of Georgia. This is a pick the help with the the transsion to the 3-4 defense (damn I'd wish they just annouce if they are going to a 3-4 or not, make this alot easier) At 6'1" and 235 pounds, Odell may be a bit slight, but he is more than makes up for it with his physical play. A superb tackler, and sble to cover from sideline ot sideline, Thurman should quickly find a home with the starting linebacker corps.
02-02-2005, 01:43 AM
Straight from the commish Fiddy we have the selection for swtbound07 via beerlover, the NY Giants select-
ADAM TERRY, OT SYRACUSE 6'-9" 324 LBS
Manning is getting killed plus Terry excells at run blocking. The Giants may address this #1 need via F/A but if they don't and want to help Eli stay healthy and prosper in the league he needs a franchise tackle. The Giants could have also chosen one of the interior linebackers left but NFL tackles don't grow on trees, they grow up in Queensbury NY & ideal fit for the G-MEN.
02-02-2005, 02:21 AM
With the next pick, the Cardinal pick:
Guard Chris Kemoeatu 6-4, 335 Utah
this will shore up the offensive line woes.
02-02-2005, 10:18 PM
With the 45th pick the Carolina Panthers select:
Marcus Johnson OT Ole Miss
For the Panthers this pick came down to two players who made strong showings at the Senior Bowl - Marcus Johnson (OT) and Bryant McFadden (CB). After passing on an offensive lineman in the first round the selection of this big tackle/guard tweener fills probably the Panthers biggest need. He has great size and solid fundamentals and moved up the board after having dominant week of Senior Bowl practices.
Jordan Gross's transition to left tackle went smoothly but that was about the only smooth aspect of Carolina's offensive line last year. Losses in free agency followed by injuries (and injuries and injuries) forced the line into a constant state of flux. Once they got a healthy running back out there the running game was solid and pass protection was adequate all year, but the current line simply needs more talent. Johnson is being brought in to help solidify the right side. Although he has the most experience at guard, he will be expected to compete for the right tackle position.
02-02-2005, 11:08 PM
With the 46th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select...
Chris Henry, WR, West Virginia
The Chiefs passed on Kevin Burnett due to injury concerns. So they look to go offense with Henry. The Chiefs know that Henry can become an excellent wide out and potential game changer, something they have lacked at the wide reciever position for some time. With an already loaded KC offense, Henry will be allowed to mature and the Chiefs can use his size and speed to take advantage of oppossing defenses already concerned about Priest Holmes and Tony Gonzales.
02-03-2005, 01:27 PM
The Texans select Demarcus Ware LB 6-4, 245 Troy State. With Ware the Texans now have a full set of young outside linebackers to deploy for the future. Peek, Babin, and Ware will give Wong a chance to work into Foreman's inside slot and give us depth at the most critical position in the 3-4 defense. In my imaginary scheme Ware will take Peek's place as situational pass rusher his first year on the team while contributing on special teams. 4.51 speed with a vertical of 38 1/2 inches are reported by the team. We will see at the Combine.
02-03-2005, 01:34 PM
The Cincinatti Bengals have traded their 2nd Round pick (48th Overall) to the Buffalo Bills for their 2nd (55th Overall) and 3rd Round (86th Overall) picks. Since I own both teams I cleared the trade with Fiddy first.
02-03-2005, 01:44 PM
With the 48th Pick in the 2005 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills select ...
Logan Mankins OG Fresno State 6'4 320lbs
The Bills were without a first round pick this year due to the trade in last year's draft. They needed a quality player with their second round pick, and couldn't afford to sit idle at the 55th pick. With the recent run on quality offensive linemen they initiated a trade to the 48th pick to obtain who they perceive as one of the better guards in this draft. Mankins plays with a mean streak, and he always gives you 100%. He's agressive, tough, strong, and has good feet since he spent alot of time playing OT in college. The Bills need a tough interior lineman like Mankins, and he'll have a chance to compete for a starting spot on this team. With Baas, Brown, and Johnson off the board the Bills were left to choose the better player between Mankins and Evan Mathis (Alabama). Mathis' only drawbacks were that he needed to improve his pass protection and his size. Bledsoe needs all the time he can get back in the pocket, and thus the decision to take Mankins was a little easier.
02-03-2005, 03:04 PM
The Tennessee Titans select Kevin Burnett LB Tennessee.
Burnett has a good size and speed combo. He has been productive and shown leadership on the field. the titans have had injury concerns among its LBing cor and hopefully Burnett gives them a young player to develop next to Keith Bolluck. Not done for this reason, but the fact that Burnett is local makes the pick popular after the titans have purged the team of a ton of veterans.
02-03-2005, 06:21 PM
The theme of the Rams draft was to improve the talent level and depth on the defensive side of the ball, with a chance at also improving one of the leagues worst special teams units. The Rams entered the draft with a 1st, 2nd and two 3rd round picks and were pleased to parlay them into a 1st and three 2nd round picks.
With the first 2 picks, the Rams were able to stay within the abovementioned theme and still take players at positions of need in DE Math Roth and ILB Channing Crowder. The way the board broke, however, the Rams would have been better off with an interior OL or an OLB at the 40th pick, using pick 50 for Barrett Ruud. I messed up (is that Georgina Frontiere on the phone?)
Feeling that there isn't value at a primary position of need at this point, I focus on the theme of the Rams' draft and rely on my NASCAR roots (I feel the need for speed for the fast track that is the Rams home) and select a player to help with defensive depth and special teams.
The Rams select Oklahoma CB Antonio Perkins; 6'0" 188 lbs 4.35. He should provide immediate help on special teams while developing as a nickle/ backup corner, or possibly a FS.
QUICK STRENGTHS: Fluidity, return ability, closing speed
QUICK WEAKNESSES: strength
NFL COMPARISONS: Fast, fluid and a great punt returner, very similar to Deltha O'Neal.
All American punt returner entering his second year as a starter at cornerback. Set Oklahoma timing day record with a 4.31 forty and also posted a 42-inch vertical.
Excellent punt returner whose athletic ability also translates well to the cornerback position. A very fluid athlete, Perkins turns and runs well with receivers. He likes to play more physically than his listed size would indicate. He is thinly built but puts some big hits on receivers. Turns directions fluidly and quickly but sometimes gets fooled by double moves and loses his man. Has good closing speed and does a good job of getting a hand on the passes but doesn't have the greatest ball skills. Doesn't necessarily go for the interceptions and only has average hands. As a punt returner, he has excellent vision, patience and elusiveness. He has a great burst of speed and knows just when to turn it on. He is a big play man who can go the distace at any time.
Even if he had no ability at CB, his return ability alone with give him a spot in the pros. But the fact that he's improving quickly as a corner and that he has the size and athleticism to eventually become a top cover corner gives him a shot at the 1st Round. But he'll need a big senior season to validate that lofty post.
Strengths: Amazing return man ... Good size ... Excellent speed ...Very good athletic ability...Has a lot of experience...Knows how to go get the football...A threat to score anytime he touches the ball.
Weaknesses: Lacks strength and can get pushed around ... Not very physical and only an average tackler ... Played on a very talented defense which was of great help ... Doesn't appear to have great instincts.
Notes: One of the best return men in NCAA history and could be a first day pick based on that skill alone ... Should at the very least develop into a great special teams player and backup corner if not more.
02-03-2005, 07:43 PM
Carnidals select Charlie Frye QB 6-4, 220 Akron. To add insurance to the QB positions, the Cardinals selected the best Senior QB in the draft to backup Josh McCown this next year. The move signifies the release of veteran QB King who has not shown the ability to overcome his 70% QB rating in any club situation.
QUICK STRENGTHS: Size, athleticism, toughness
QUICK WEAKNESSES: arm strength, consistency
After redshirting his first season, Charlie Frye went on to be a four year starter for Akron. He toyed with the possibility of entering the NFL Draft after his junior season. He returned and was touted as a possible Heisman candidate going into this senior season.
Frye is a big quarterback with the physical capabilities to be successful in the NFL. He has good height and a sturdy frame. He throws a nice ball with a good, tight spiral. His arm strength is not elite, but he can throw all the necessary routes and does not often throw wobbly passes. He has good athleticism and does a good job of getting outside the pocket. He keeps his head up when scrambling. Frye throws a nice ball on the run and his passes don't lose much velocity or spin when he's passing on the move. His accuracy is good, but there is room for improvement. He will make some bad reads and force some passes into coverage. He hasn't seen too many complex defenses and will need to improve his ability to read defenses and improve his sense of timing.
Frye's career has been a tough one to judge. He hasn't had the supporting cast around him that other MAC QBs have had. However, in terms of physical ability, he has the physical tools needed to succeed at the next level. However, he needs a great deal of technical and classroom work and he's at least 2-3 years away from being able to play.
02-04-2005, 05:14 PM
ColdSteelBlue gives 66, 81, 69 to Hottoddie and gets 72 and 52
02-04-2005, 11:40 PM
The Raiders have needs across the board. In the first round defensive playmaker Thomas Davis was the pick. The second pick was traded in the hope of a good Wr falling to r3. When the WRs with any upside at all started flying off the board, the Raiders had to move quick to get their man.
With the 52nd pick. The Raiders select are pleased to select WR. Craphonso Thorpe, Florida St.
6'2, 175, 4.37
Stengths- Speed, height, athleticism, toughness, leaping ability
Weakness- Weight, durability, route running
Thorpe is not a finished product. He had a down year after breaking his leg late last year. If he comes back strong after some down time he could be a steal. Needs to add 15 pounds of lean muscle.
STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-05-2005, 11:05 AM
With the 53rd pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select
DT C.J. Mosley, 6-3 305, Missouri
With the Ravens switching back to the 4-3, they need more talent on an overachieving defensive line. CJ Mosley is powerful, quick and plays with a mean streak. He has been a star for the last two years and is a player that had to be double teamed to stop. He finished with 61 tackles, including 14 for a loss, and 6.5 sacks.
Pros: Good speed for the position, great size with room to grow. Has produced early and often, is a disrupting force on the line.
Cons: Is a junior declaration and has some finer points to sharpen in his game.
All-star candidate who is developing into a force at tackle on the Tiger defensive line ... Is one of four returning starters on a defensive line which looks to be one of the top front lines in the Big 12 Conference
With excellent size, strength and athleticism, has all the tools to be a top-line player.
02-06-2005, 03:48 PM
The Bengals select Ben Wilkerson C LSU 6'4 298
This might be a little higher than most thought Wilkerson would have gone, but he is without a doubt the best center in this draft. He is coming off an injury, but that is fine with the Bengals because they don't need him to start right away. They have time to allow him to fully recover before grooming him for the starting position on the offensive line. The O-Line is a strength for the Bengals, and by picking up Wilkerson it ensures that it will remain a strength for many years to come. He has excellent athletic ability, he's strong, he's fast, he's great at making all the line calls, and he's an excellent leader. He's performs well in both running and passing situations, and he'll fit in well with a young Bengals team.
The two positions that the SeaHawks are hurting on was RB with the departure of Alexander, and they badly need a ILB. All though no real good ILB are available since Crowder was picked, they SeaHawks look for talent they can use in the OLB to move inside. They best one still on boards they will have to go with. This guy has abilities, but needs some work. He is a OLB right now, but he will make great addition with a little work. The SeaHawks pick Lance Mitchell LB 6-3, 245 Oklahoma .
02-07-2005, 03:07 PM
In an effort to position a solid understudy behind Jake Plummer, who with time and coaching could become the Bronco's next great quarterback....
WITH THE 56TH PICK IN THE 2005 HOUSTONTEXANS.COM NFL MOCK DRAFT, THE DENVER BRONCOS SELECT
JASON CAMPBELL, QUARTERBACK, AUBURN
02-07-2005, 04:51 PM
The Jets select Vernand Morency RB 5-11, 215 Oklahoma State. C-Mart can't last forever.
02-07-2005, 05:48 PM
The Packers select Andrew Walter QB ASU 6'5" 235. Time to bring in Favre's succesor. Big Arm and student of the game. Decent mobility.
02-08-2005, 09:53 PM
The Indianapolis Colts select:
Kirk Morrison - MLB - San Diego State University
All 3 of last season's MLB's will be free agents on March 2nd. And they weren't very good, anyway. With the Colts strapped for cap space, we won't be able to find a starter in FA. Fortunately, a guy who's a perfect fit for Dungy's defense (great tackler with range) is available. Morrison was a 4 year starter who did nothing but make plays for the Aztecs.
02-09-2005, 11:21 AM
chargers take Vincent Jackson, WR Northern Colorado
02-09-2005, 01:13 PM
With the 62nd pick, the Rams select ...
61 197 lbs. 4.50
Strengths: Very good pure athletic ability ... Good size with a solid frame ...Tremendous leaper ... Has good ball skills ... Is very strong ... Really came on as a senior.
Weaknesses: Inconsistent ... Has lapses in concentration and doesn't always give 100% ... Speed is only average ... Hands are questionable ... Isn't a deep threat.
Notes: A bit of an underachiever based on his measurables ... Projects as a solid #2 receiver in the pros ... Could be a steal if a team can get him to play up to his potential.
Has excellent size and hands and gained plenty of attention with a good Senior Bowl showing. Mel Keiper
The Rams draft is complete:
DE . . .Matt Roth;
ILB . . Channing Crowder.
CB. . . Antonio Perkins
WR . . Reggie Brown
02-09-2005, 07:30 PM
With the 63rd pick the Eagles select: Eric Shelton RB Louisville
Westbrook is a great player, but if he is taken away, there is no running game period. Shelton give the Eagles a different look, and with his size, he should be able to run inside for first downs and in the red zone.
I had a hard time with this pick, because I really like Barber from Minn. But he and Westbrook are about the same size and do about the same thing. It's tough being a GM.
02-09-2005, 10:20 PM
With the final pick in the 2nd round the Pats chose ILB Barrett Ruud from Nebraska. After winning back to back super bowls, the pats have proved that they don't have any needs since the only high profile FA is their kicker. Standing 6'2" and 240lbs, he will be the successor to Ted Johnson when he retires and will learn from brewski(?) as well as Belicheck.
The 49ers select J.J. Arrington. Kevan Barlow has played four seasons and only been over 1000 yards once. The 49ers payed him a lot of cash, but he's just not that good. With an upgrade at QB, DE, and potentially RB, the 49ers are looking decent. :tiptoe:
I was seriously considering Mcfadden at CB and Patterson at DT, but decided RB was more of a need. I wish I could have traded that number 1 pick. :hairpull:
02-10-2005, 10:07 PM
With the 66th pick in the draft, the Detroit Lions select Chris Spencer C/OG from Ole Miss.
Detroit has one of the best OL's in the NFL, with the weakest link being at LG. Spencer's played center & both guard positions, & will be expected to replace David Loverne at the LG position. David Carr only wishes that he had a line like this to work behind.
STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-11-2005, 02:10 AM
With the 67th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select
WR Fred Gibson, 6-4 196, SR, Georgia
Wonderful athlete with awesome leaping ability. Fred has incredible burst speed down field and easily separates from corners. Very agile player, with excellent hand eye coordination and balance. Solid hands, and is an improving route runner as well. Good size, he is a receiver that can go get the ball. He does not produce consistently and he sometimes slacks off during games. Gibson is a great athlete but not that great to dominate going half speed. Needs a little more toughness as well, is not great in space even though he has a large frame, needs to work catching the ball on short routes not just deep passes where he can jump and get it. Great athlete that has very good speed and is a pretty good kick return man as well. Flat out goes gets the ball, very good jumping ability and has size to match. Has great physical tools, but needs to put together the entire package to be great. But as far as athletes go, he is near the top in the nation at WR, the problem is, the production on the field just hasn't been there. Has all the talent in the world. Could develop into a star at the next level or continue his underachieving ways. Boom or bust player.
02-11-2005, 03:17 PM
The Tennessee Titans select Ciatrick Fason RB Florida 6'0 215" 4.4 speed. Fason has as much natural skill as any RB in the draft. He has a good /size speed combination and plays with both speed and power. Like many rookie RBs he needs to learn how to block better. From the information that I have been able to gather he does not have a history of injury nor problem with ball security, both of which have been issues with Chris Brown the team current starter. Becuase of the presence of Brown, there won't be a need to rush Fason in teh line-up, but in the third run this player is an excellent value.
02-11-2005, 11:32 PM
With the 69th pick in the draft, the Detroit Lions select Robert McCune ILB from Louisville.
While LB isn't a pressing need, I feel that McCune is such a great athlete & physical specimen, that I couldn't take the chance he might get picked before my next pick.
He's got exceptional speed for a MLB (4.42 40 yard dash), is very strong, very athletic, & makes plays all over the field. He's a little undersized (height) at 6'0" 245lbs. & his age has some people concerned. However, with his military background & the discipline that has been instilled in him, he should be able to be very productive for many years to come. Besides, you can't teach speed.
While still very productive, Earl Holmes will be 32 y/o before the season begins. He's still got another year or two in him & will provide an excellent tutor for McCune to learn from.
With a front line of Hall, Rogers, & Justin Tuck, & a linebacking crew of Lehman, McCune, & Davis, the Lion's defense is starting to look as talented as their offense.
Everyone better look out for the Lions in the next couple of years.
02-12-2005, 02:45 PM
With the 70th pick the Dolphins select Michael Munoz, OT, Tennessee.
Its been a while since the Dolphins selected and new coach Nick Saban is steamed that because of AJ Feeley the Dolphins lost the 2nd round selection.
Still hoping to pick up a RB in free-agency, the Dolpins select Michael Munoz, son of the great Anthony Munoz.
Showing potential and tremendous size, the Dolphins hope to develop the young Munoz into a solid player.
02-12-2005, 11:41 PM
With the 71st pick, the Buccaneers select Mike Patterson, DT, USC...
This was a tough decision, as the Bucs have plenty of needs...The biggest debate I had was between Patterson and Odell Thurman, but in the end, the need to find Warren Sapp's replacement was too large, and what better way to fill in his spot then with a player nicknamed "Baby Sapp"...
02-13-2005, 09:44 AM
The Raiders have already selected 2 players with great upside with Davis and Thorpe. The most pressing need left is a powerful back to pound the ball and open up the passing game.
The Oakland Raiders are pleased to select Cedric Houston, RB, Tennesse
The Raiders were hoping for E. Shelton but are happy with Houston. At 6'0 220 w/4.5 speed Houston has the power to run north/south and the speed to secure the corner. Has had some injuries but always overcomes them. He is a tough runner with a good burst and good vision. Gets his pads low and does not try to avoid contact. has the frame to add 10 pounds of muscle without sacrificing speed. Many scouts believe he will be better in the pros after some good conditioning in a NFL program.
02-13-2005, 01:15 PM
beelover selects for the NY Giants-
MIKE NUGENT PK 5-10, 170 OHIO STATE
the NY Giants are wasting no time after a serious case of dry heaves hoping upon hope that this little apple of their dreams would still be available when they selected in 3rd rd. other than LT & protection for Manning (Adam Terry) or WLB (free agency) the most obvious, glaring need is a sure footed kicker that can excell in cold weather, has the temperment to handle the pressure of NY & big game situations and a strong 50+ yard foot with accuracy.
02-13-2005, 05:59 PM
With so many good players still available I'm beginning to think that this draft is pretty deep. It does last a few "super stars" to vault it into one of the better drafts, but the depth at several positions in this draft make me believe that isn't as bad a most think. With that being said the Cardinals have shored up their RB problem through Free Agency (with Alexander, Jordan, or Henry etc...) and have address the line with one of the premiere guards in the draft. They brought in a spectacular prospect in the 2nd round to learn the system so with the 3rd round they can now focus on best player available. The Cardinals will add Bill Swancutt DE 6-4, 260 Oregon State to their 12th ranked defense to bolster the either the LLB spot or challenge Zelner for the DE position. Many on the staff feel Swancutt can be a great LB with his ability to get to the ball and make interceptions if possible.
02-13-2005, 06:54 PM
With their second pick in the third round the Redskins choose CB Fabian Washington out of the Unerversity of Nebraska.
40 time: 4.39
02-13-2005, 09:35 PM
The Eagles select Marion Barber rb Minn.
I could not decide between Selton and Barber and I get them both! Eagles have rotated three rbs before, can do in again. Westbrook is a rfa this year, and will be a ufa next year if the Eagles can't get a deal done with him. Barber is insurance.
02-13-2005, 11:42 PM
The Titans select Bryant McFadden CB Florida State 6'0' 180
McFadden is a tall thin corner. He does not have great straight ahead speed, but has exception quickness. He has solid technique and plays physical despite being on the thin side. with Samari Rolle most likely leaving, mcFadden could get a chance to contribute really. The titans were really happy to see McFadden at the point of the third round.
02-14-2005, 04:51 PM
With the 79th pick the Carolina Panthers select Josh Bullocks S Nebraska.
Bullocks will be brought in to compete for the starting Free Safety spot for the Panthers. He is excellent in coverage with knack for being around the ball. He is a good size body with decent speed and a solid tackler. He will need to work on his run-support from the safety position.
02-14-2005, 06:05 PM
With the 80th pick, the Vikings select Donte Nicholson, S, Oklahoma. We love that he is available and unlike our first pick, Pac-Man Jones, he can sit and learn behind Chavos and Russell. A year after the two safeties combined for 17 INTs, they dropped to 2 INTs. Nicholson will be brought in for competition at first, but by his second year we hope he challenges for a starting spot.
02-14-2005, 10:11 PM
With the 81st pick, Detroit selects James Butler FS from Georgia Tech.
NFL Draft Countdown (http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/playerprofiles/s/jamesbutler.html)
Strengths: Very smart...Good size and a solid frame...A leader and hard worker...Excels in coverage as well as run support...A playmaker...Still has a lot of potential.
Weaknesses: Doesn't have a lot of starting experience...Good, not great speed...Has to get stronger...Raw and has a ways to go in terms of technique.
Notes: All of his weaknesses can be corrected and he is the type of guy who will put in the time to improve...Very good prospect who still has a lot of upside.
- Scott Wright
NFL Fans.com (http://www.nflfans.com/draft/2005/showplayer.php?key=James%20Butler)
Pros: Good size, strong and athletic, has great upside.
Cons: Needs to work on the basics of the position more, just needs game experience and good coaching, has room to improve.
02-15-2005, 10:33 PM
With the 82nd pick in the NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints select S Jammal Brimmer, UNLV. (6'1", 215, 4.6 40)
Some scouts feel he will drop, but this is the same guy that was mentioned in the same sentences as "first rounder" if he had come out last season. While his 40 time isn't amazing and he needs to work on his cover skills, he brings a physical presence and will hopefully be able to start within a year along with the other defensive picks Carlos Rogers and Darryl Blackstock.
02-16-2005, 09:22 AM
With the 83rd pick in the NFL Draft the Cincinatti Bengals select Boomer Grigsby MLB Illinois State 6'1 241 4.47
With Jammal Brimmer gone, the Bengals turned to the next guy left on their draft board. Grigsby is the best talent left at MLB, and although he doesn't have ideal height to play MLB he more than makes up for it with is speed, productivity, and his extremely competitive nature. He has a nose for the ball, and he brings an intensity to the Bengals' LB corp that they've been missing since the departure of Takeo Spikes. With Marvin Lewis as his head coach Boomer will flourish in Lewis' LB friendly system.
STEEL BLUE TEXANS
02-16-2005, 12:34 PM
With the 84th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select
OT Wesley Britt, 6'7" 309, Alabama
The powerful Britt is a road grader in the running game and has the size and wingspan to keep pass rushers at bay. He is also a very polished player who has worked hard to refine his technique. Wesley sustained a broken leg last year but has really healed up and is playing as good as any tackle in the nation right now. He was recently selected to the prestigious Street & Smith's and Walter Camp Football Foundation's 1st Team All-American Team. This monster is extremely talented, he was a 1st team All-ACC left tackle before his fracture. He is very good blocking downfield and powerful in the running game. Alabama had a tremendous running game all year despite injuries to backfield stars. Britt was the lead blocker for the SEC's best ground attack dominating with 55 knockdown blocks. Alabama OT Wesley Britt suffered a hairline fracture in his fibula and sat out for the Senior Bowl.
02-17-2005, 06:36 PM
With their last pick in the 3rd Round of the NFL Draft the Cincinatti Bengals select Utah DT Sione Pouha 6'3 330.
He has excellent strength, and is very powerful. He's very athletic for his size, and is very quick off the ball. He's a great team leader, and the epitome of a good character guy. He has alot of potential, and he'll be a big help to the Bengals' run defense. He needs to work on his consistency, and, at 26, he's a little older than most rookies. Marvin Lewis should be able to "coach him up", and get a more consistant effort out of Pouha. This concludes the Bengals draft.
1st Round: DE Marcus Spears LSU
2nd Round: C Ben Wilkerson LSU
3rd Round: MLB Boomer Grigsby Illinois State
3rd Round: DT Sione Pouha Utah
The Bengals are relatively set on offense, and their major need is on the defensive side of the ball. Thus they directed 3 of their 4 first day picks towards the defense. Marcus Spears and Sione Pouha will give the Bengals the strong D-Line they've always sought. The better play by the D-Line will allow Cincinatti's linebackers to flow the ball easier, and that will only increase Boomer Grigsby's effectiveness. His speed and nose for the ball are among his best attributes, and with the DLine keeping the OLinemen off of the LBs you'll see Boomer excell at the NFL level. The Bengals OLine has long been a strength, and with Graham getting up there in years it was neccessary to find a young talented C in the draft to groom as his eventual replacement. By picking up the best C in the draft, Ben Wilkerson of LSU, the Bengals have assured that the OLine will continue to be a strength for many years to come. He'll have time to rehab his injury, and he'll have plenty of time to learn the playbook. With a stronger defense up the middle the Bengals have the liberty to pursue 'projects' in the second day of the draft like Goddard out of Marshall, or Matt Jones out of Arkansas.
02-17-2005, 08:47 PM
Bud Adams falls as sleep as far as getting his card up, but still gets a quality WR Terrance Murphy WR Texas A & M....Murphy is a well-built athlete who was very productive for the Aggies. He is size/speed combination player who probably could work on route running a bit and more consistent explosive playmaking, but has good overall quickness and hands. In fact, he is probably good in most areas of being a WR, but may need develop on asset in order to become more than a number 2 in teh NFL.
02-17-2005, 10:44 PM
With the 87th pick, the Detroit Lions select Atiyyah Ellison DT from Missouri.
This was a tough pick. I was torn between taking Kevin Everett(TE), Adrian McPherson(QB), Courtney Roby(WR), James Sanders(SS), & Atiyyah Ellison(DT).
I really need a SS, but since I lost out on Shazor & Donte Nicholson, I've decided to draft Tyjuan Hagler (OLB/SS) in the 4th or 5th round & convert him to a SS.
Kevin Everett could be a franchise TE someday, but Stephen Alexander is a solid player & I'm sticking with him.
Adrian McPherson is probably the best prospect left on the board &, for the team willing to take him, could be the steal of the draft. If he's on the board in the 4th round, I'll take him.
With Tai Streets most likely not returning next year, Roby would be a very nice addition. If he's on the board in the 4th & McPherson is gone, I'll take him or Brackins.
James Sanders (5'11" 205lbs, 4.60 40 yard dash) appears to be a solid SS prospect. However, he doesn't have the size & speed of Hagler (6'2" 230lbs, 4.49 40 yard dash). Hagler will be a SS in a LB's body.
Finally, that brings me to Atiyyah Ellison. With both Dan Wilkinson & Kelvin Pritchett being 32 & 36 years old respectively, it's definitely time to get some new blood to replace them in the DL. Ellison is a very productive player with good size, speed, & quickness. With Hall, Rogers, Ellison, & Tuck on the DL, Detroit will have a solid defensive front line for several years to come.
02-18-2005, 07:23 AM
The Jets select Eric Green CB 6-0, 200 Virginia Tech.
02-18-2005, 03:07 PM
The Cardinals select Maurice Clarette RB "The Ohio State Prison"
02-20-2005, 04:09 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Kevin Everett, TE, Miami (FL)
The Bucs revert to a BPA strategy and select Everett who may not start right away but will be the heir apparent to an aging Ken Dilger...
02-20-2005, 06:39 PM
The Indianapolis Colts select:
Michael Boley - OLB - Southern Mississippi
Boley was the C-USA defensive player of the year who compiled 60 TFLs & 28 career sacks as a 3 year starter at WOLB. Great special teams player as well. Excellent iinsurance for Colts who may lose David Thornton (RFA) in free agency this year or in '06.
02-20-2005, 10:25 PM
ColdSteelBlue Raiders select Ronald Fields, DT, Mississippi State. (CSB is out and I got this pick from a PM he sent me)
02-20-2005, 11:13 PM
The Eagles select Joel Dreessen TE Colorado State
With the possible retirement of Chad Lewis, Dreessen will back up Smith. Dreessen has very good hands and also long snaps. Dreessen looks to me as being a lot like Chad Lewis, who also was the backup long snapper to Mike Bartrum. If I am right, Dreessen will play a long time in the NFL.
02-20-2005, 11:35 PM
With the final pick in the 2005 houstontexans.com mock draft, the Pats select
Ronald Bartell, CB out of Howard university. While the pats have no positions that need to be filled right away, this pick is for when Ty Law leaves. Standing 6'2" 203lbs, Bartell has the size and speed(4.40) you look for when finding a CB that can match up with the big WRs around the league.
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