View Full Version : Mock II: Selection Thread - SESupergenius Texans on the clock
03-14-2005, 06:59 PM
# Sel# Team
1 1 DC_ROCK Bucs (from 49ers) - Mike Williams, WR, USC
1 2 texan279 Dolphins - Ronnie Brown, RB Auburn
1 3 F-minus67 Browns - Aaron Rodgers, QB California
1 4 STEEL BLUE TEXANS Bears - Cedric Benson, RB Texas
1 5 Hottoddie Cowboys (from Bucs via 49'ers) - Derrick Johnson, LB, UT
1 6 D-Rek Titans - Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami
1 7 beerlover Vikings (from Oakland) - Braylon Edwards, WR Michigan
1 8 Fiddy Cardinals - Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams, RB, Auburn
1 9 TexasJedi Redskins - Adam 'pacman' Jones, RB, West Virginia
1 10 texansalltheway Lions - Shawne Merriman, DE/OLB, Maryland
1 11 Dime 49ers (from Cowboys) - Alex Smith, QB, Utah
1 12 WildBlackBear32 Chargers (from NY Giants) - Alex Barron, OT, FSU
1 13 SESupergenius Texans - Shaun Cody, DE, USC
1 14 texasguy346 Panthers - Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina
1 15 Honoring Earl 34 Chiefs - Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn
1 16 ColdSteelBlue Saints - Justin Miller, CB Clemson
1 17 swtbound07 Falcons (from Bengals) - Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma
1 18 beerlover Vikings - Erasmus James, DE, Wisconson
1 19 Oilers/Texans Rams - Matt Jones, QB, Arkansas
1 20 Hottoddie Cowboys (from Buffalo) - Matt Roth, DE, Iowa
1 21 Dunta_23 Jaguars - Marcus Spears, DE, LSU
1 22 RT2 Ravens - Thomas Davis, S, Georgia
1 23 fresno8 Seahawks - David Baas, C/OG Michigan
1 24 HowBoutThemCowboys! Packers - Charlie Frye, QB, Akron
1 25 CoachJim Broncos - DeMarcus Ware, DE, Troy
1 26 RiotCommander Jets - Heath Miller, TE, Virginia
1 27 Hoth-Boy Bengals (from Falcons) - Travis Johnson, DT Florida St.
1 28 WildBlackBear32 Chargers - Dan Cody, DE Oklahoma
1 29 Rosusu Colts - Anttaj Hawthorne, DE Wisconson
1 30 jgl35 Steelers - Marlin Jackson, CB, Michigan
1 31 Mistril48 Eagles - Roddy White, WR, UAB
1 32 DoCt3rJ Patriots - Elton Brown, OG, Virginia
# Sel# Team
1 33 Dime 49ers - David Pollack, DE, Georgia
2 34 F-minus67 Browns - Kevin Burnett, OLB, Tennessee
3 35 Mistril48 Eagles (from Miami) - Darryl Blackstock, OLB, Virginia
4 36 Oilers/Texans Rams (from 49ers via Bucs) - Jammal Brown OT, Oklahoma
5 37 D-Rek Titans - Khalif Barnes, OT, Washington
6 38 Arlington Texan Raiders - Brandon Browner CB, Oregon State
7 39 STEEL BLUE TEXANS Bears - Channing Crowder, LB Florida
8 40 ColdSteelBlue Saints (from Washington) - Ernest Shazor, S/OLB, Michigan
9 41 Mistril48 Eagles (from Lions) - Barrett Ruud, LB, Nebraska
10 42 Dime 49ers (from Cowboys) - Brodney Pool, FS, Oklahoma
11 43 Honoring Earl 34 Chiefs (from Giants) - Luis Castillo, DT, Northwestern
12 44 Fiddy Cardinals - Odell Thurman, LB, Georgia
13 45 texasguy346 Panthers - Ciatrick Fason, RB, Florida
14 46 Fiddy Cardinals (from Giants via Chiefs) - Justin Tuck, DE, Notre Dame
15 47 SESupergenius Texans - Robert McCune, Louisville
16 48 Hoth-Boy Bengals - Alex Smith, TE - Stanford
17 49 beerlover Vikings - Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska
18 50 Dime 49ers (from Rams) - Adam Terry, OT, Syracuse
19 51 HowBoutThemCowboys! Packers (from New Orleans) - Chris Kemoeatu, OG, Utah
20 52 Dunta_23 Jaguars - Corey Webster, CB, LSU
21 53 RT2 Ravens - Chris Henry, WR, West Virginia
22 54 fresno8 Seahawks - Marion Barber, RB, Minnesota
23 55 texasguy346 Bills - Vincent Jackson, WR Northern Colorado
24 56 CoachJim Broncos - Adrian McPherson, QB, Florida St
25 57 RiotCommander Jets - Bryant McFadden CB, Florida State
26 58 HowBoutThemCowboys! Packers - Kevin Everett TE, Miami
27 59 swtbound07 Falcons - Mike Patterson, DT, USC
28 60 Rosusu Colts - Eric Green, CB, Virginia Tech
29 61 WildBlackBear32 Chargers - Donte Nicholson, S, Oklahoma
30 62 jgl35 Steelers - Chris Spencer, C, Mississippi
31 63 texansalltheway Lions (from Eagles) - Josh Bullocks FS, Nebraska
32 64 DoCt3rJ Patriots - Lance Mitchell, MLB, Oklahoma
# Sel# Team
1 65 DC_ROCK Bucs (from 49ers) - Marcus Johnson, OG, Mississippi
2 66 Oilers/Texans Rams (from Miami) - Michael Munoz, OT, Tennessee
3 67 F-minus67 Browns - C.J. Mosley, DT, Missouri
4 68 D-Rek Titans - Fred Gibson WR, Georgia
5 69 Arlington Texan Raiders - Andrew Walter, QB, Arizona State
6 70 texan279 Dolphins (from Chicago) - Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn
7 71 DC_ROCK Bucs - Vernand Morency, RB, OSU
8 72 texansalltheway Lions - Chris Colmer, OT, NC State
9 73 SESupergenius Texans (from Dallas) - Ronald Bartell, CB, Howard
10 74 Lucky Giants - Wesley Britt, OT, Alabama
11 75 Lucky Giants (from Cardinals) - Reggie Brown, WR, Georgia
12 76 TexasJedi Redskins - Mark Bradley, WR, Oklahoma
13 77 texansalltheway Lions (from Eagles via Kansas City) - Logan Mankins, OT, Fresno State
14 78 SESupergenius Texans - Jerome Mathis, WR, Hampton
15 79 texasguy346 Panthers - Richie Incognito, OG, Nebraska
16 80 beerlover Vikings - Jonathan Babineaux, DE/DT, Iowa
17 81 Dime 49ers (from Rams) - Darren Sproles, RB, Kansas State
18 82 ColdSteelBlue Saints - Attiyah Ellison, DT, Missouri
19 83 Hoth-Boy Bengals - Ben Wilkerson, C, LSU
20 84 RT2 Ravens - Chris Canty, DE, Virginia
21 85 fresno8 Seahawks - Terrence Murphy, WR, Texas A&M
22 86 texasguy346 Bills - Evan Mathis, OG, Alabama
23 87 Dunta_23 Jaguars - Roscoe Parrish WR, Miami
24 88 RiotCommander Jets - Rob Petitti, OT, Pittsburgh
25 89 HowBoutThemCowboys! Packers - James Butler, FS, Georgia Tech
27 90 Hoth-BoyBengals (from Falcons) - Jordan Beck, LB, Cal Poly-Pomona
28 91 DC_ROCK Bucs (from San Diego) - Mike Nugent, K, Ohio State
29 92 Rosusu Colts - Cedric Houston, RB, Tennessee
30 93 jgl35 Steelers - Eric Shelton, RB, Louisville
31 94 Mistril48 Eagles - Michael Roos, OT, Eastern Washington
32 95 Lucky Giants (from Cardinals via New England) - J.J. Arrington, RB, California
33 96 D-Rek Titans (Compensatory Selection) - Darrent Williams, CB, Oklahoma State
34 97 CoachJim Broncos (Compensatory Selection) - Justin Geisinger, OG, Vanderbilt
35 98 fresno8 Seahawks (Compensatory Selection) - Rian Wallace, LB, Temple
36 99 Honoring Earl 34 Chiefs (Compensatory Selection) - Courtney Roby, WR, Indiana
37 100 DoCt3rJ Patriots (Compensatory Selection) - Jammal Brimmer, SS, UNLV
38 101 CoachJim Broncos (Compensatory Selection) - Frank Gore, RB, Miami
# Sel# Team
1 102 DC_ROCK Bucs (from 49ers) - Kyle Orton, QB, Purdue
2 103 F-minus67 Browns - Kirk Morrison, ILB, San Diego State
3 104 texan279 Dolphins - Craphonso Thorpe WR Florida State
4 105 Arlington Texan Raiders - Ray Willis, OT Florida St.
5 106 STEEL BLUE TEXANS Bears - J.R. Russell, WR, Louisville
6 107 DC_ROCK Bucs - Oshiomogho Atogwe, FS, Stanford
7 108 D-Rek Titans - Michael Boley, LB, Southern Mississippi
8 109 Hottoddie Cowboys - Jeremy Parquet, OT, Southern Mississippi
9 110 Lucky Giants - Tyler King, DE, Connecticut
10 111 Lucky Giants (from Cardinals) - Domonique Foxworth, CB, Maryland
11 112 TexasJedi Redskins - Bill Swancutt, DE, Oregon State
12 113 texansalltheway Lions - Alfred Fincher, LB, Connecticut
13 114 SESupergenius Texans
14 115 texasguy346 Panthers
15 116 Lucky Giants (from Chiefs)
16 117 Oilers/Texans Rams
17 118 ColdSteelBlue Saints
18 119 Hoth-Boy Bengals
19 120 beerlover Vikings
20 121 fresno8 Seahawks
21 122 Buffalo
22 123 Dunta_23 Jaguars
23 124 RT2 Ravens
24 125 HowBoutThemCowboys! Packers
25 126 F-minus67 Browns (from Denver)
26 127 RiotCommander Jets
27 128 swtbound07 Falcons
28 129 Rosusu Colts
29 130 WildBlackBear32 Chargers
30 131 jgl35 Steelers
31 132 Mistril48 Eagles
32 133 DoCt3rJ Patriots
33 134 Oilers/Texans Rams (Compensatory Selection)
34 135 Rosusu Colts (Compensatory Selection)
35 136 D-Rek Titans (Compensatory Selection)
03-14-2005, 08:18 PM
With the #1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select, Mike Williams.
Height: 6-4 5/8
Weight: 229 lbs
40 Yard Dash: 4.58
3 Cone Drill: 6.98
Vertical Jump: 38½-inch
Long Jump: 10-foot-3
"Strengths: Great size; very good hands. A terror in the red zone. Has a nose for the end zone. Will out-leap and out-muscle any cornerback. Put up some huge numbers and was the star on a National Championship team."
Pick Analysis: This is the 2nd year for Tampa to select a WR with their first round pick. This will give QB's Chris Simms, and Brian Griese excellent #1, and #2 options, with Mike being more of a possession's reciever. Tampa was one of the bottom 7 teams for first downs, with only 16,9 per game.
03-15-2005, 08:29 PM
The Dolphins clock has run out so I am going to make the pick. They will select running back Ronnie Brown, Auburn. The Nolan era starts with a back with a back with elite skills and likely the safest pick on the board in a year where there is no prospect that is head and shoulders over the others.
03-15-2005, 09:19 PM
The god of good fortune is smiling on the Browns today. The Browns select Aaron Rodgers. Weighing in at 6'2" 223lbs, Rogers had the mechanics and athleticism that GMs drool over. He also has deadly accuracy and a strong arm, so he can make all the throws that a NFL QB needs to be able to make. Not to mention that he is the lastest prodigy from Jef Tedford the famous QB guru.
40 time: 4.71
STEEL BLUE TEXANS
03-16-2005, 10:50 AM
With the 4th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select
Cedric Benson, RB Texas
Position: Running Back
40 Time: 4.48
- Benson has the whole package; size, speed and strength. He is a dangerous open field runner and is a capable receiver out of the backfield. He has proven that he has the ability to dominate as shown by his stats in the final five games of the 2003 season. (862 yards, 11 touchdowns)
- While Benson has the talents to be a star in the NFL, his dedication to the game is a question mark. When he wants to, he can be the most dynamic running back in college football but does not always seem to give 100%.
- Often compared to Emmitt Smith, Cedric Benson is not a real flashy player but he is a good player who knows how to get the job done. A super-blue chip recruit out of high school, Benson has met the expectations of the Longhorn faithful by rushing for over 1000 yards in each of his first three seasons at Texas. He is also off to a great start as a senior, having rushed for 369 yards in the first two games of the season. Benson is a tough, in-between the tackles runner with great vision and good balance. He also has good hands and can catch the ball out of the backfield. In summary, Benson may not have the size and speed of an elite running back prospect, but hes a good player whose running style generally translates well to the next level.
Benson had a superb senior season in which he rushed for 1764 yards and 19 touchdowns (prior to the teams bowl game). Probably the most remarkable aspect of Bensons senior year was his consistency, as he rushed for at least 140 yards in every regular season game with the exception of the Oklahoma game, where he posted just under 100 yards. He also looked bigger and more powerful than he had in previous years.
03-16-2005, 12:54 PM
With the 5th pick, the Dallas Cowboys are proud to select the best LB to come along in a long, long time.
The Cowboys select Derrick Johnson LB 6-3, 230 Texas.
While there are several quality players in this year's draft, in my opinion, DJ is the only can't miss prospect to be had this year & is well worth the 2nd round pick it took to move up.
03-17-2005, 06:49 AM
With the 6th overall selection, the Titans select Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami (FL)...
The Titans continue to infuse much needed youth on the defensive side of the ball by selecting Antrel Rolle, who will replace Andre Dyson at the RCB spot as Andre Woolfolk will replace Samari Rolle on the left. While Antrel doesn't have exceptional speed, he is blessed with good short area quickness and takes good angles on the ball. The Titans choose Rolle over Adam "Pac-Man" Jones because Antrel has better size, is better at jamming his man at the line, is better in man coverage, and is more of a finished product.
03-17-2005, 09:24 AM
beerlover's Vikings with the 7th pick in the 2005 Draft Select from the University of Michigan WR Braylon Edwards
Sleepless night In The War Room for Vikings GM beerlover but in the end despite temptation to trade up the Minnesota Vikings aquire the heir apparent to the vacated Randy Moss @ WR. The weapons are now re-stocked for Daunte Culpepper to have another monster season, adding Braylon Edwrds to a receiving corps of newly aquired Travis Taylor (10th overall pick in 2000) 6-1 210, Nate Burleson 6-0 197, Marcus Robinson 6-3 215 & Kelly Campbell 5-10 171.
Braylon is considered by most scouts to be the best offensive skilled player in the draft 6-3 210lbs of pure speed 4.4 (look for his pro day numbers for the latest info) very productive, polished & a Red Zone threat. His numbers each of the last three seasons has eclipsed 1000 yds (02-1035/10 TD, 03-1138/14 TD & 04 1330/15 TD's & 97 receptions) & remember that Rose Bowl Classic where Michigan went down fighting to the Texas Longhorns 37-38 in that game Braylon Edwards caught ten passes for 118 yards and three Td's.
This pick will forever be known as the Randy Moss pick, the comparisons will be inevitable but the general feeling in this war room that the transiton will be seamless and with a much improved defense the Vikings will not just make the playoffs this year they will win in the playoffs & Braylon will become a dominant factor even as a rookie in that process.
03-17-2005, 09:27 AM
* Just a general notice to the players (has nothing to do with Beerlover)....
You do not have to wait for Fiddy or I to update the thread titles. Make your picks as the time expires since the clock is ticking from the last time stap.
03-17-2005, 04:38 PM
The Arizona Cardinals select: Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams, RB, Auburn
This pick wasnt easy. Kurt Warner makes us a contender for next year but he wont be here in the desert 2 years from now so we were looking strongly at Alex Smith. I am not fully sold on Alex Smith though so I decided against it. I also though of taking David Pollack to help the pass rush but felt it was a little too high and with his stock soaring, we didnt want to trade down and miss out on him. The only piece missing on our team's offense next year is a RB. With Warner throwing to Fitzgerald, Boldin and Bryant our passing attack is deadly but we have no threat of play action. Williams solves that problem. His cut back ability will remind Warner of another guy he use to hand the ball off to, Marshall Faulk, and Dennis Green loves shifty backs. We are playoff contenders with this pick.
03-17-2005, 05:53 PM
With the 9th pick, the Washington Redskins select:
Adam "Pac-Man" Jones
Position: Cornerback/Return Specialist
College: West Virginia
Hometown: College Park, Ga.
Positives: Shorter than ideal, but has a well-built, compact frame with a well-defined upper body, strong grip, good bubble, high calves and minimal body fat
Has outstanding change-of-direction agility and speed
Can jump with good timing and has above-average hand/eye coordination
Likes and accepts challenges and seems to rise to the occasion when playing against elite competition
Studies film and is always looking for ways to improve
Has good vision to diagnose plays and very quick reactions when defending his responsibility
Reads the quarterback and receiver well, as he can transition on time and shows a good burst to make the play on the ball
His transition skills and ball awareness along with his speed allow him to make up ground quickly
Has very good lift and lots of courage going vertical for the ball in a crowd
Good at avoiding blockers in attempts to find the ball carrier
Will strike without fear and is generally a good wrap-up tackler when he plays in control
Shows good discipline to go with quick movement skills and sticks tight to the receiver in man coverage
Shows sudden hip turn and acceleration in transition
Has sort of a rapid-fire set of feet and good balance through his backpedal
Aggressive in run support, but this is not his best area
Catches the ball with hands properly extended
Has enough strength to stop the ball carrier when he stays low in his pads and extends his arms properly
Likes to get physical with receivers at the line of scrimmage, using his hands adequately to try and reroute and jam
Dangerous playmaker who has the acceleration and sudden burst to break through the crease and gain long yardage as a returner.
Negatives: Wants to make the play against the run, but because of size and bulk limitations, is only effective doing this on the perimeter (gets engulfed when working in-line)
Needs to show better hand technique in attempts to shed and disengage at the point of attack
Does a good job of reading the quarterback, but will sometimes peek into the backfield too long, taking him out of position
Susceptible to play action and fakes
Makes plays in front of him, but is still learning to adjust and pattern read when working in zone coverage.
No injuries reported.
4.45 in the 40-yard dash
330-pound bench press
37½-inch vertical jump.
With the departures of Champ Bailey and Fred Smoot in consecutive years, the Redskins need for a corner is obvious. The 'Skins did attempt to move down and acquire extra picks since they have no second round choice, but in the end decided that Pac-man is too good to pass up and he fits a need.
03-18-2005, 05:05 PM
With the 10th Pick, The Detroit Lions select:
Position: Defensive End
Could have gone with OT Alex Barron but the Lions need defensive help after spending the last 4 drafts on offense they have to go defense.
With the 11th pick of the Draft, the San Fran 49er's pick Alex Smith, QB, Utah.
Needing a QB was a priorty, but needed to pick up a few better players was an important factor, as well. Seeing that the Dolphins and Cards needed a QB, I felt Alex would be gone by now. Thankfully, he isnt.
Alex Smith emerged as a Heisman finalist this season as a junior, and has skyrocketed up draft boards. Smith was an unheralded recruit in high school, and decided on Utah over Louisville only because his uncle John L. Smith, told him he would not be at Louisville for all of Smiths career. Smith has absolutely ridiculous stats in his two seasons as starting quarterback for the Utes. He is 20-1 as a starter, completed over 65% of his passes for 4,871 yards, 43 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions. As a runner, he totaled 1,015 yards and 15 touchdowns. Smith was a high school teammate of USCs Reggie Bush.
Smiths biggest strengths are his intelligence and the efficiency he plays with. He sees the field very well and makes smart decisions. He will rarely make a bad decision on the field. He is a very accurate passer, displays a solid arm, but he is also extremely mobile. He can escape the pressure, but he can also make plays with his feet when things break down. He is a leader, and a hard worker. He already earned his bachelors degree during his true sophomore season.
03-18-2005, 09:56 PM
The San Diego Chargers are proud to select from the Florida State Seminoles, Offensive Tackle Alex Barron.
Alex brings the traditional size and tools of natural Left Tackles to a young team with growing expectations after the team's emergence from projected pre-season basement dwellers to postseason AFC contenders last season. Alex is just another piece to an already young offensive puzzle for the Bolts.Alex will battle it out with veteran Roman Oben in training camp for the top slot at LT, perhaps moving Oben over to the Right side.
03-19-2005, 12:31 AM
The 13th pick is just such an awkward postion to be picking, it's just right outside the bubble of a top tier pick, yet a tad too high to be considered a "take what you have left" sort of pick.
I had my pick set on either Derrick Johnson, Alex Barron, or Merriman if they were to fall that far, but still by no means would they have been a lock, but they had a slight edge above the rest.
I'm not going to divulge my draft strategy for the Texas until my last pick as it might effect the rest of my drafting process. When it's all said and done I will give you my reasoning for each pick and the draft strategy I chose.
Name: Shaun Cody
Height: 6-4 Weight: 293
Position: DT Pos2: DE
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2005
40 Time: 4.95
College: Southern Cal
Projected Round: 1-2
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 34
We have not had a drafted DL stick with the team as of yet, and there is no one that has pushed Walker at the DE spot and I think this kid can. What's better is that he's versitile enough to play inside and outside. I like this pick because it give us leverage on the line to mix up schemes a bit as well as provide needed depth and competition
His 3 year totals at USC are: 85 tackles, 18.5 for loss, 11 sacks, and 4 blocked field goals. Through 10 games of his senior season, he has 9.5 sacks, as he has spent more time on the outside, having the freedom of rushing the passer more. I love the fact he is strong as an oxe by posting up good bench press numbers at the combine, but equally impressed by his 29 wonderlic score.
Cody also brings all the intangibles you want in a football player. He is very tough, smart, plays hurt, and he is a team leader. e is very aggressive and plays the game with intensity. Cody has a quick first step off the ball. He gets good penetration and makes a lot of plays in the opposing backfield. He does a great job of using his hands to get off blocks, and has a variety of different moves to get to the QB. Cody also shows good awareness and stays home and makes plays on screens and draws. He has decent speed in pursuit and closes quickly on ball carriers. While he can play both DT and DE, he is at this point, a tweener. As an end, Cody lacks the pure speed coming off the edge and as a tackle, he lacks prototypical size and strength. He fits best as a 3-4 DE, but if he plays in a 4-3, his best bet is to bulk up and stay inside.He works hard on and off the field, and is the protoypical Capers kind of guy. Cody doesnt really have any negatives in his game at end. He is not a freak athlete or have great speed, but he is above average in both areas. Some people rate Cody at tackle, and as a tackle, he lacks the pure bulk and strength to hold up at that position. He's put on a bout 8 pounds since his stint with USC and performed well at the combine. Although some would consider this pick a reach at 13, I must tell you, that almost every player after the 13th pick is going to have some negative in him. I will explain further after the draft is done.
03-19-2005, 01:11 AM
With the 14th pick in the Mock Draft II the Carolina Panthers are pleased to select Troy Williamson WR South Carolina.
Height: 6'1 3/8"
The Panthers have a couple of positions of need, and WR was one of them. With the departure of Muhammed the Panthers offense was left searching for another deep threat to pair opposite Steve Smith. Keary Colbert is an ideal possession type receiver, and he'll fill in nicely for Muhammed. Williamson played in one of the toughest conferences in all of college football, and he'll have an easier time facing NFL competition. He was easily the BPA on the Panthers draft board, and the fact he'll be a fan favorite is just icing on the cake. With the depth the Panthers now have at WR their offense will be nearly as good as their defense. Delhomme will have plenty of targets to throw to, and with his arm he'll likely find Troy Williamson many times in the upcoming season.
Honoring Earl 34
03-19-2005, 02:26 PM
With the 15th pick the Chiefs proudly take Carlos Rogers cornerback Auburn. In my opinion one of the top two Cornerbacks in the draft .
Now that Moss is in their conference the Chiefs need a top notch CB . Besides theirs no D in K.C.
03-19-2005, 06:31 PM
The Saints need defense. Their top targets are gone but there is a dynamic playmaker left.
With the 16th pick the Saints chose Justin Miller, CB Clemson
Positves: Speed, good burst, good agility, aggressive going for the ball, very fluid in transition, can tackle hard and cause fumbles. Also a playmaker on kick and punt returns.
Negatives:Often misses tackles due to being overly aggressive and lacks proper wrap up technique.
03-19-2005, 07:41 PM
The Atlanta Falcons trade up to aquire the 17th overall pick in the 2005 draft.With the choice, they select Mark Clayton, WR OU.
After watching their first 3 picks (Braylon Edwards, Mike Williams, Troy Williamson) fall to earlier teams, the falcons GM becomes proactive and moves up to aquire what he believes is the last top tier reciever in this years draft. After coming within one game of the superbowl, the falcons are on a push to make it all the way, and believe all they are lacking is quality wide reciever talent to aid in the development of Mike Vick. With Jenkins, Price, Crumpler, and now Clayton, Vick shouldnt lack for targets.
03-20-2005, 01:27 PM
beerlover Vikings with the 18th pick select Erasmus James DE Wisconson Badgers
Erasmus James at 6'-4" 268 lbs is the prototypical defensive end for the 4-3 the Vikings run. with last years 1st round pick Kenechi Udeze playing weak side DE we project Erasmus to settle in as strong side DE. with Kevin Williams 6'-5" 304 & new free agent addition from the Buffalo Bills Pat Williams 6'-3" 305 anchoring the middle the name of the game is to pressure the QB. Erasmus James is that missing peice that will set the Vikings young & talented front four the next several years, his speed 4.7-4.8 forty is exceptional for his size (with frame to bulk up) his short shuttle 4.4 is faster than some RB's.
03-20-2005, 02:48 PM
With the 19th pick overall, I'll take Matt Jones from Arkansas. I would give him a shot at QB before a position change would be in order.
03-20-2005, 11:05 PM
With the 20th pick in the 2005 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys are proud to select Matt Roth 6'3" 272lbs DE from Iowa.
Roth brings a blue collar work ethic & intensity that is unquestionable. The man was so intense in college, that the coaches had to end plays early & sit him down during walk throughs because they were afraid he would hurt one of the offensive players.
He has an explosive first step, is extremely strong, & has excellent agility.
The story that most typifies Matt Roth is this one:
2004 -- Suffered a left arm contusion on the first play of the Capital One Bowl matchup vs. Louisiana State. When the arm started to swell, the coaches urged him to leave the field to get it examined, Roth merely said, "I'm not coming out for this."
Parcells is going to love this guy.
MATT ROTH (http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2005/roth_matt)
Roth is regarded as one of the premier pass rushers in the collegiate ranks and one of the toughest players in the country. He is a blue-chip prospect with a blue-collar work ethic. Roth is a colorful character who plays the game as if he is on a "search and destroy" mission. He is the source of a campus urban legend, as many Hawkeyes talk of the time Roth challenged and cleared out an entire bar in a fight.
Even in practices, the coaches have to pray he stays under control. They will generally blow the whistle early on plays, so Roth does not hurt any of the offensive players. There are times when he plays with such intensity in practices that the coaches must sit him down, even for walk-throughs.
Roth is a well-built athlete with a powerful upper body, long arms, broad shoulders, quick feet, above-average explosion off the snap, narrow hips, and thick thighs and calves. His quickness allows him to be very effective on stunts, playing with his hand down wide to the open side to get after the quarterback instantly coming out of his stance. He does an excellent job of generating a strong hand punch, showing good extension to keep blockers off his body to shed.
Roth plays with superb field awareness and has very good agility for his position, making plays in pursuit. He demonstrates an explosive initial burst and can flash upfield, displaying fine foot agility when dropping off in pass coverage. Roth comes off his stance ready to deliver forceful inside counter moves on his upfield rush and has excellent recovery speed in pursuit. While he might be a little stiff in his hips and can sometimes come off the snap a little high in his stance, he uses his power to gain leverage and is very combative with his arms (rip and swim moves) to prevent blockers from containing him.
Roth has the short-area agility to penetrate the line, collapse the pocket and pressure the quarterback, doing a very nice job of keeping his feet as he works well transferring his weight. He has developed into a disruptive pass rusher who gains leverage with his strong straight-ahead charge off the snap. Roth stays in control and has a sharp and sudden burst coming off the edge as a pass rusher. He also uses his short-area speed to collapse the pocket and bring down the quarterback in the backfield.
His lateral and upfield quickness allow him to consistently get past the offensive tackle when attempting to penetrate. Roth generates explosion as a pass rusher and is very fluid delivering secondary moves after his initial thrust into the pile. He might need to add bulk to play at the next level, but his upper-body strength is evident by the way he can rip, stalk and drag blockers down with his hands.
Roth uses an explosive first step to gain advantage, but when he gets high in his stance (mostly when redirecting inside), he struggles to disengage, but his lateral agility lets him slip off blocks. He has very good leg drive and lower-body strength to gain leverage and prevent the opponent from moving him out when coming off the edge. Roth is best when playing on the move, as he has an uncanny knack for sifting out the play, spotting the ball and then squeezing through tight spaces to zero in on the ball carrier or passer.
His hands are a great asset, as he is very effective delivering good spin and swim moves to penetrate the backfield, control blockers and keep separation. He takes dead aim on the quarterback and has the explosive burst to get to his man. Roth is a high-energy type who does a good job of clearing his feet when chasing.
2004 -- Suffered a left arm contusion on the first play of the Capital One Bowl matchup vs. Louisiana State. When the arm started to swell, the coaches urged him to leave the field to get it examined, Roth merely said, "I'm not coming out for this."
4.77 in the 40-yard dash
410-pound bench press
325-pound power clean
33-inch vertical jump
30 7/8-inch arm length
03-21-2005, 03:50 PM
With the 21st pick, The Jaguars proudly select from LSU, DE, Marcus Spears...Upgrades and already dangerous D Line...probably the BPA as well....
Georgia safety Thomas Davis. He is 6'-1" 226 4.52 and will team with Chris McCallister, Samari Rolle and Ed Reed to form the best set of db's in the league. RT2 :thumbup
03-22-2005, 01:12 AM
With the 23rd pick the Seattle Seahawks take G David Baas G from Michigan. Baas is projected to play gaurd in the NFL, but can also play center. This pick helps solidfy the line for the future. G Chris Gray is 34 and C Robbie Tobeck is 34 as well so bringing in Baas brings some good young talent on the line to Seattle.
03-22-2005, 06:12 PM
With the 24th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft the respected Green Bay Packer Organization has selected QB Charlie Frye from Akron. Teams were unsure of his composer and abilities against the faster pass of real compition at the Senior Bowl. However he showed the crtics by becoming the MVP of the senior bowl. Frye has the potential to be a good replacement for Favre, and would be best to have a year or two learning from the best (Favre) and then he would be ready to go.
03-22-2005, 06:26 PM
With the 25th pick, the Denver Broncos select:
6'4 | 247 | 4.55*
HOME TOWN: Auburn, AL
HIGH SCHOOL: Auburn
*unofficial 40 time, AP Photo
QUICK STRENGTHS: speed, quickness, leverage, lateral quicks
QUICK WEAKNESSES: bulk, strength, reading plays
NFL COMPARISONS: Ware is an explosive edge rusher in the mold of Baltimore's Peter Boulware.
03-22-2005, 07:35 PM
With the 26th pick of the 2005 NFL draft the N.Y. Jets select:
Heath Miller TE 6-5, 255 Virginia
03-23-2005, 09:01 AM
With the 27th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select...Travis Johnson, DT out of F.S.U
The Bengals were able to trade down and still get one of the guys the had targeted. Althought I did have a hard time decieding between a few other players, but the Bengals biggest immeadiate need is on the inside of the D line. JOhnson should be able to come in a compete for serious playing time rigth away.
03-23-2005, 11:16 AM
Chargers select from the University of Oklahoma Sooners, Defensive End Dan Cody.
Dan Cody brings the versatility of being able to play both Defensive End and Outside Linebacker to a team who does have weaknesses at those positions. He could use a good 20-25 lbs more of muscle to his frame, but if he adds that watch out!
03-23-2005, 02:03 PM
With the 28th overall pick the Colts select....
Birthday: November 15, 1981
Quick inside penetrator who makes a lot of plays in the opposing backfield. Very light on his feet and has good quickness off the snap of the ball. Is slightly undersized as far as NFL defensive tackles go but makes up for it because he has good strength and power. Is not the prototypical NFL run stuffing tackle. Doesn't have a lot of width or girdth and plays more of a finesse game than some of the top defensive tackles of recent drafts. Is a good pass rusher from the interior. This doesn't necessarily show up as sacks on the stat sheet but Hawthorne can be quite a nuisance and has had a lot of QB hurries in his career. He shows decent foot speed in chasing down QBs and RBs. One knock is that while he makes a lot of big plays, he could be more consistent on a play to play basis. Do the little things more, the non-highlight reel plays. Does get pushed back in the run game at times. He is a big body that the Colts need in the middle, and will be a playmaker for years to come.
03-23-2005, 06:10 PM
The Steelers select Marlin Jackson DB Michigan.
The leader on the Michigan defense goes home. From Sharon, Pa., which is near Pittsburgh, Jackson brings help the Steelers defense backfield. Jackson has proven he can play both corner and safety at a high level.
This gm feels Jackson will become one of the better db's in the NFL in furture years.
03-23-2005, 07:32 PM
With the 31st pick, the Eagles select ... Roddy White
The Eagles have few needs and must be considered favorites to return to the Superbowl. They also have a ton of draft picks, including 5 first day picks.
There is little consensus on the ranking of players at this point of the draft, but a quality WR prospect, with Roddy's physical tools, to develop across from T.O. is a good start to draft day.
Official Bio College: U.A.B. Height: 6-11/4
Position: Wide Receiver Weight: 207
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.45
Strengths: Has excellent speed and quickness...Has a decent size and frame...Very athletic and adjusts to the ball well...Physical player...Has good hands and uses them well...A threat to score at anytime...Does a nice job getting open...A big play threat and a playmaker.
Weaknesses: Has been mostly just a deep threat in college and may be a bit....Needs to work on his route running...Isn't a great blocker...Doesn't really create after the catch...Probably not as big as his school lists him.
Notes: A bit of a sleeper whose stock is on the rise...Has some impressive physical tools and his big play ability is exciting...Not a finished product but has been very productive and teams will love his playmaking ability
QUICK STRENGTHS: Speed, Size
QUICK WEAKNESSES: Release, Routes
NFL COMPARISONS: Big guy who has lots of talent, but just needs some polish much like the Buccaneers' Charles Lee.
One of UAB's all time leading receivers, White has played a role since his true freshman season for the Blazers when he was also used as a return man. Became the full time starter as a sophomore and started there all the way through his senior season.
White is a big, sturdy target who has been productive throughout his collegiate career. For a bigger target, he has really good deep speed. He doesn't have the quickest first step, but once he gets going, he's able to run by defenders. When the ball is in the air, the does a nice job of going after it and he catches the ball with his hands. He does have some moments where his focus wanes and he'll drop a ball, but for the most part, his hands are solid. One area where he can improve is route running, his routes tend to be a little sloppy and he could work on sharpening his breaks. His release is only average for a player his size, and he needs to do a better with his hands and with getting off the line quicker. He has great strength and downfield blocking should be one area that he excels in, although he doesn't always dominate his man like he is capable of doing.
White has the tools to become a go to receiver at the NFL level. He needs to refine his game but he has the athleticism teams look for. He should go no later than the mid 2nd Round and could go as high as the early 20s
03-23-2005, 10:08 PM
With the 32nd pick of the 2005 NFL draft the New England Patriots select....
The Patriots fill a nice need here with the loss of Andruzzi. Elton Brown is rated the top Guard of the draft in some people's minds and has nice athletic ability to be able to run out and get blocks. The Patriots could select Channing Crowder at MLB here but feel they can address that need in the 2nd round. Pariots 3-4 defense does not need speedy or athletic MLB's, so a Barret Ruud or Odel Thurman looks good to them in the 2nd round, or even possibly small school sleeper Boomer Grisgby. The Patriots would also like to add a receiver but might possibly go into the season with Deion Branch, David Givens, and Bethel Johnson as their 3 receivers. With more playing added to Ben Watson at the TE position.
Height: 6-4 7/8
Position: Offensive Guard
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 5.05
Strengths: Great size and a huge frame...Excellent mobility for a man his size...Team leader and captain...Good strength and power...A downright dominator at times and a monster in the running game...Has been a starter since his true freshman season...Still has a lot of upside and keeps getting better.
Weaknesses: Doesn't always play up to his potential...Lacks consistency and won't be able to get away with giving less than maximum effort in the pros...Has had some small, nagging injuries throughout his career...Can still improve in pass protection...Technique needs work.
Notes: A player who is still improving and was a monster in 2004...Has the physical tools to be special and won't last long come Draft Day...One of, if not the, top guards in the Draft.
Scouting Report thanks to:NFL Draft Countdown (http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com)
03-23-2005, 10:16 PM
Matt Jones has already been selected by the Rams
For the first pick of the second round, The 49ers take
David Pollack DE 6-3, 275 Georgia
Even though his stock has fallen a bit, he still is a first rounder in my mind and something the 49'ers need badly is some help on the line.. Pollack will fit right in.
03-25-2005, 10:46 AM
With the 34th pick in the 2005 draft, the Cleveland Browns select....
Kevin Burnett, OLB from the university of Tennessee
While the browns stuggled over Burnett or Blackstock, they settled on Burnett due to the fact that is more of a complete player and Blackstock is a one trick pony. Burnett is a good pass rusher as well as athletic enough to hold up in coverage. Which is what the Browns lack and need since they are converting to a 3-4.
03-25-2005, 04:44 PM
With the #35 pick, the Eagles select Darryl Blackstock.
Official Bio College: Virginia Height: 6-25/8
Position: Outside Linebacker Weight: 247
Class: Junior 40-Yard: 4.52
Strengths: Has good size...Tall and rangy frame...Does an excellent job at getting after the quarterback and is a great pass rusher...Good quickness and has a burst...Excellent athletic ability...Very productive.
Weaknesses: A liability versus the run...Not a natural in coverage...Lacks fluid hips...Doesn't change direction well...Plays in a 3-4 defense that is perfectly tailored to his skills and may need to be in a similar scheme in the pros.
Notes: Overshadowed by Ahmad Brooks and Kai Parham at times...Would be a perfect fit at outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme...A little overrated due to his pass rush numbers and is basically still a raw, one-trick pony at this point.
After all those years losing in the NFC Championship game the Eagles were finally able to take that next step in 2004 before eventually losing to the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but with a young core they should be set to make a few more runs at the big prize. With both Nate Wayne and Ike Reese out of the picture the team certainly needs to rebuild the depth of their linebacking corps so this would be a nice pick for them. Blackstock, who some have compared to Lawrence Taylor, is a tall, rangy and athletic player who excels at blitzing and getting after the quarterback, which would make him a perfect fit in Jim Johnson's scheme. He is far from a polished all-around player but in this situation he would be allowed to develop and only play in situational roles where he will have some success as a 3rd down pass rusher. This guy still has a lot of potential and has the one thing every team covets which is the ability to sack the quarterback so teams will be willing to overlook some of his other shortcomings.
03-26-2005, 05:31 PM
With the 37th selection, the Tennessee Titans select Khalif Barnes, OT, Washington...
The Titans have feverishly tried to trade out of their first two picks, but the interest simply isn't there...Therefore, the Titans are pleased to add Barnes, arguably the BPA...He will likely be the starting RT from day one and will have the advantage of learning from Brad Hopkins, one of the better LTs of his time...When Hopkins retires, Barnes will slide from the right side to the left...
03-26-2005, 05:44 PM
The Raiders select Brandon Browner CB Oregon State
Tall, physcial corner who is great in press coverage. Hopefully, he will help on one of the lowest ranked pass defense in the NFL. The raiders have loaded up on offensive talent in the off-season. Hopefully, improving the overall talent level of the defense will pay off in the end.
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03-26-2005, 07:02 PM
With the 39th pick of the 2005 NFL draft, the Chicago Bears select...
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Crowder plays with a vengeance and shows great urgency in his play. He is quick to fill the rush lanes, but will struggle at times to disengage when he does not use his hands to keep blockers off his chest. In pursuit, he has exceptional acceleration to the ball and an explosive jolt on contact. Crowder displays very good body control on the move and the ability to make open-field tackles. He throws his body around recklessly to make the play and shows no fear on the field. He has a good blend of power and aggression, showing fluid moves and quick decision to generally always be in position to make the play.
In pass coverage, Crowder is a little a stiff in his hips, but shows an excellent burst and quickness out of his breaks. He is like a safety in short-area coverage, as Crowder can easily cover tight ends and running backs in the flats. He is also a solid deep-coverage defender who can easily run with receivers in his zone. As a blitzer, he explodes when coming off the edge and is very disruptive and productive in the opponent's backfield. He is very active working down the line and moves quickly to get into position to make plays. Rarely will you see him take false steps in zone coverage, staying in control to make proper reads.
When Crowder is in motion, he is very difficult for an offensive lineman to block because of his shiftiness. Even when he is blocked, he gets rigid and holds his ground with strength. Crowder will generally use his hands effectively to slip away and makes plays through the blocks. You can see the hip stiffness when he misses some tackles, as he sometimes fails to stop his momentum. He is very effective at filling the rush lanes, demonstrating the power to shed, stack and control at the point of attack. He uses excellent closing speed and sideline-to-sideline range to get upfield quickly and position to make the big play in the backfield.
Crowder has a relentless motor and never takes a play off. He shows good urgency working down the line and showed improvement playing in control during the 2004 season. As a freshman, he would get a little too reckless in his play and his momentum would see him overrun the action. He still must do a better job of taking proper angles to the ball. When he fails to position correctly, he will revert to arm tackles and he loses his lower-body base in doing this. Crowder also must learn to play at a lower pad level, because when he gets too high in his stance, he can be washed out at the point of attack.
As far as playing ability goes, Crowder is obviously the blue chip of the class, but his series of knee injuries will scare off a few teams. Crowder is blessed with incredible field awareness, outstanding speed and natural power, but durability issues will certainly come into play before a team makes a decision on whether to draft him. If someone can harness that energy and help him mature, he will be very productive at the next level. Still, with his speed and range, he might bring better value as a weakside linebacker than he can in the middle.
4.62 in the 40-yard dash
360-pound bench press
343-pound power clean
34-inch vertical jump
33Ό-inch arm length
03-27-2005, 07:37 AM
With the 40th pick the Saints are happy to select Ernest Shazor, S/OLB Michigan
6'3 230, 4.69
The Saints will try Shazor at OLB. He is an aggresive and sure tackler. He loves to hit punish ball carriers. Shazor will bring the intensity that the Saints have lacked.
03-27-2005, 02:03 PM
The Eagles and the Lions executed a trade. The Lions receive the Eagles picks at #63 and #77. The Eagles receive the Lions pick at #41
With the 41st pick, the Eagles select Barrett Ruud.
Official Bio College: Nebraska Height: 6-21/4
Position: Inside Linebacker Weight: 248
Class: Senior 40-Yard: 4.69
Strengths: Has a motor that never quits...Good size...Should run well in workouts...Great instincts...Fiery and a team leader...Has a ton of experience and has been very productive...Smart and can be another coach on the field.
Weaknesses: Not an incredible pure athlete, even though he has good timed speed...Doesn't change direction well...Poor agility...Needs to get stronger.
Notes: Father Tom was a 1st Round Pick by the Buffalo Bills in 1975...Top linebacker prospect with just about everything you look for...Should be able to make an impact very early on in his pro career.
The Eagles entered the draft with 5 first day picks and a ton of picks overall. They are also a team with few needs, coming off their trip to the Superbowl. While there certainly isnt much consensus on the rankings of players in this years draft, the Eagles (who by the terms of this mock draft cant trade picks forward to future years) are pleased to have selected 3 players, at positions of relative need, who all appear as first round draft picks on various pundits draft boards. By draft day, none may be first round picks ... time will tell.
The 49ers had a need of a QB and have addressed that need in the first round. The Niners are moving to the 3-4 and needed a End, and that has been filled. They also have a huge need at FS, so
For the 42nd pick of the draft, the 49'ers select Brodney Pool FS 6-2, 200 Oklahoma
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03-28-2005, 07:36 AM
:thumbup In a trade with the Giants the Chiefs pick Luis Castillo DT Northwestern. This gives the Chiefs four new talented defensive players this off season .
03-28-2005, 09:56 AM
The Cardinals, to bolster their LB corps, select Odell Thurman, LB, Georgia. We will put Thurman at MLB next to last year's 2nd round pick Karlos Dansby an OLB. The knock against Thurman is he is too small and not athletic enough but we think he will be just fine and he has the body type to add a couple of more pounds.
03-28-2005, 12:58 PM
With the 45th pick in the NFL Draft the Carolina Panthers select ...
Ciatrick Fason RB Florida
The Panthers had a few trade offers, but found it hard to pass up this phenomenal talent. Our offense is a powered by the run, and although our stable of RBs is talented there is some question about its durability. Stephen Davis is a big bruising RB, but he's on the tail end of his career. Deshaun Foster has shown flashes of brilliance, but he's had a hard time staying healthy. Nick Goings filled in admirably when both Foster and Davis went down, but a young stud RB is needed to keep this offense as potent as it was in our Super Bowl run. Fason is equally adept at running and catching the ball out of the backfield. He's got a very good speed/power combination for a back his size, and he's got leadership qualities and is very mature for his age. He should be an excellent playmaker for the Panthers for many years to come.
03-28-2005, 08:46 PM
The Cardinals have traded the 75th, 95th and 105th overall picks to Lucky Giants for the 46th overall pick.
And with the 46th overall pick, the Cardinals snag Justin Tuck, DE, Notre Dame. The Cardinals havent really addressed the CB need the team has and doesnt see a killer CB on the board anymore but one way to address a poor secondary is to get a killer pass rush. With Bertrand Berry, who had 14.5 sacks last year, on one side and Tuck on the other side the Cardinals will have pass rushing wizards on both ends. Tuck will probably be a situation pass rusher for the first part of the season but when he proves it, he will have the starting job. Tuck has the same dimensions as Jevon Kearse so we are really not worried about his size. Some people may think that I gave up too much to get him, but he has been shooting up teams boards and we werent sure if anyone was going to trade up and get him or a 3-4 may take him (like Houston) so we pulled the trigger on this deal.
03-29-2005, 12:33 AM
The Texans select:
HOME TOWN: Mobile, AL
HIGH SCHOOL: LeFlore
Height: 6-0 Weight: 245
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2005
40 Time: 4.50
40 Yrd Dash: 4.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 34
QUICK STRENGTHS: strength, speed, awareness
QUICK WEAKNESSES: height, shedding blocks
NFL COMPARISONS: Explosive upfield guy with speed and great strength, similar to Pittsburgh's Kendrell Bell.
McCune redshirted as a freshman. After that initial season, he was a key special teams player and reserve linebacker until his junior season when he finally got his chance to start and perfomed well. He then started every game for the Cardinals as a senior and was named 1st team All Conference USA.
McCune is a solid, dependable player who has been a leader on the Cardinal defense. He is an instinctive player who does a good job of finding the ball and getting to it. He has good sideline to sideline speed and decent change of direction skills. He lacks height but is well built and has good strength. When having to take on blockers, McCune tends to struggle. He is at his best when allowed to run to the ball. He does a good job of getting through traffic and avoiding blockers, but doesn't show the strength or ability with his hands to get away from blockers. When he gets to the ball, McCune is a very dependable tackler who is capable of making some big hits. On the blitz, he has pretty good straight line speed and explosion, but could do a better job with his timing. In coverage, McCune shows good awareness and enough agility to make plays. He can run with tight ends and backs, and also displays good awareness in zone.
McCune isn't getting a lot of attention, but he is a really good prospect who has a chance to be a productive NFL starter. If teams are willing to overlook his height, McCune doesn't do a whole lot wrong on the field and he could be an early 2nd Round pick.
Year Team Tackles TFL Sacks INT PBU
2000 - Fr Louisville
2001 - RFr Louisville 14 0 0 0 0
2002 - 3So Louisville 48 1.5 0 0 0
2003 - 4Jr Louisville 143 5 4 0 5
2004 - 5Sr Louisville 105 4 2 0 -
TOTALS - 310 10.5 6 0 5
"You assume he has a character that's very high, and that's very important to all of us," Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said. "People who not only can avoid off-field problems, but who can be productive like that are very valuable."
"If the guy is a real good football player, you don't worry about it," Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly said. "If he's in the development stage, it becomes a concern."
03-29-2005, 08:04 AM
The Bengals select Aex Smith, TE from Stanford. 6'4" 255lb TE should be the last skill position needed to fil out the offensive sdie of the team. Smith will be ableto line up and not tip the D as to it being a running play or a passs. Is a good route runner, a danger in the open field and has tremendous hands. Coach Lewis will need to install a bit of a mean streak in him, but Smith should quickly become above average on the line. Once again others we're considered but Smith was the highest palyer left on my board.
03-29-2005, 11:11 AM
Vikings beerlover studwell with the 49th pick select Fabian Washington, CB Nebraska
Keeping with DEFENSE the Vikings solidify the long term viability of their corners into the foreseable future. Teaming with established CB's Antoine Winfield & newly aquired Fred Smoot his development will be fast tracked along with his 4.29 & 4.31 40, and 41½-inch vertical jump. his explosivness negates detractors complaints that he does not have ideal size or will be able to cover bigger NFL WR's. Actually his 5-10 & 186 lbs compares favorably with last years #10 pick of the Houston Texans Dunta Robinson 5-10 & 184 lbs & 4.37 speed (interesting they share the same agency- Spotstars).
In the end Fabian Washington was the BPA on the defensive side of the ball with the 49th pick, adds a potential future #1 CB with a 2nd rd pick, provides depth at a position that last year ranked 29th in passing defense allowing 243.5 yds per game & 3896 yards through the air. Fabian displays good instincts, toughness, ability to change direction and close in a hurry, very fluid hips and quickness in transition
Not fooled & well schooled in play action and digests plays cutting down reaction time.
This was a toss up between three good players. Kevin Barlow (had a bad year last year) still has thier faith of the team. So the RB pick was dropped. That let 2 positions majorly in need. With the pick Washington at #49, (dang you beerlover) that left one other major need.
With the 50th pick of the draft, the San Fran 49ers pick someone who stock is on the rise. Adam Terry OT 6-5, 325 Syracuse
03-29-2005, 06:30 PM
For the 53rd pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, the respected Green Bay Packers orgainization draft a fine young man in OG Chris Kemoeatu.
03-30-2005, 07:15 PM
The Jags (under the direction of Vinny and Fiddy b/c of a lapse in time) draft Corey Webster, CB, 6-0, 200, LSU
They have the best D-line in the NFL with Stroud, Henderson, newly signed Hayward and 1st round draft pick Spears but the secondary is still a concern so the Jags will dip into the LSU pool for the second time in this draft.
Chris Henry WR West Virginia 6'-4" 200.
03-31-2005, 10:12 PM
The Seahawks, under Fiddy, select Marion Barber, RB, Minnesota.
It is getting more and more likely that Alexander will probably be back for another season because there arent many suitors but to have some insurance we add a back that is flying up most teams draft boards.
03-31-2005, 10:51 PM
The Buffalo Bills select Vincent Jackson WR Northern Colorado.
The Bills have a couple needs coming into this draft, and without a 1st Round pick they're left to pick through a pretty equally rated level of talent. Our passing attack has made great strides with Moulds and Evans, but we're not sold on Reed. That is why when given the oppurtunity to take a player like Jackson we jumped at the oppurtunity. He has Mike Williams type potential, but without the same hype. He's got excellent size and speed. He is very athletic, and can leap up to make the grab over any DB. Couple that with his very good hands, and you've got one potent WR. The only drawback is that he hasn't played against top level competition, and he will need more time to adjust to the pro game than most NFL prospects. Luckily this pick is one aimed at the future of the team, and he doesn't need to contribute right away. He represents a great value, and he'll be a playmaker for the Bills for years to come.
04-01-2005, 10:33 PM
Coach Jim Broncos select Adrian McPherson, QB, Florida St
04-02-2005, 04:44 AM
With the 57th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft the NY Jets Select:
Bryant McFadden CB 6-0, 185 Florida State
After taking Miller in the first round the Jets look to fill the biggest hole on the team. McFadden should vasty improve a seconary that has many holes. The Jets could have gone OT with this pick as it is their next biggest need, but with one of my top 5 CBs still on the board I went with defense.
04-03-2005, 09:03 AM
With the 58th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, the respected Green Bay Packers organization select Ben Utecht from Minnesota University.
04-03-2005, 03:53 PM
with the 59th pick in the 2005 draft, the atlanta falcons select
Mike Patterson DT 6-0, 290 Southern California
The falcons are pleased that this explosive lineman is still on the board this late in the 2nd, as they had a first round grade on him, and was in fact the 3rd highest graded dt on their whole board.
04-03-2005, 04:17 PM
With the 60th pick in the NFL draft the Colts select...
College: Virginia Tech
Hometown: Clewiston, Fla.
Positives: Has a long, lean build with adequate muscle definition, but does have room for additional growth
Has very good short-area quickness with an explosive break on the ball
Has no problems retaining plays and is rarely caught out of position due to his ability to quickly make reads and keys
Has above-average change-of-direction agility, balance and body control, doing a nice job of keeping plays in front of him
Gets a sharp break on the ball and has more than enough range to recover when beaten, but is rarely caught out of position
Stays tight on the hip of receivers on deep routes and cannot be beaten by double moves
His drive to the ball and feel for the pass allow him to get an early jump on the ball
Will not hesitate to come up and plug holes in run support
Has the hand strength to handle his assignments in press coverage, but his speed is also good for man and Cover 2 assignments
Does a very good job of shadowing and trailing in press coverage, and has the ability to plant and drive back to the ball
Effective in turning and flipping his hips when coming out of breaks and showed marked improvement in 2004 to run with the receivers on deep routes
Attacks the ball and shows good timing and proper hand extension competing for the pigskin in tight quarters.
Negatives: Has added strength to his frame, but still lacks ideal size
Has the strength, but needs to get more physical in coverage, as he sometimes gets pushed around by the bigger receivers when trying to dictate route progression
Will get turned around some in man coverage when he peeks into the backfield too long
Quick out of his backpedal, but could be even faster if he would not get so high in his stance
Adequate to read the quarterback in zone coverage, but has good ball skills
Has good hands, but likes to catch the ball with his body
Because of size issues, he is slow to get off blocks and is not physical in his run support, but will tackle
He sometimes takes bad angles and will miss in space, especially when he goes low and tries to trip the runner up.
This pick is more of a need pick then BPA, the colts need cornerbacks badly and Green is the type of player that would be good in Dungys defense.
04-03-2005, 06:55 PM
Chargers select from THE Oklahoma Sooners...Safety Donte Nicholson.
04-03-2005, 09:01 PM
Steelers select Chris Spencer C. Mississippi. Spencer is being a bit overlooked by being listed as a center on the draft lists. He can play both right and left guard as well as center. A player like this should be a bit more respected. The loss on Vincent to Balt. hurts, as Vincent was looked on as a starter next year. Spencer helps make up for that loss.
04-04-2005, 10:35 AM
Lions select FS Josh Bullocks from Nebraska
04-04-2005, 04:19 PM
With the 64th pick of the 2005 NFL draft the New England Patriots select....
The Patriots fill their MLB need with the loss of Roman Phifer and possibly the loss of Teddy Bruschi this season. With recently signed receiver David Terrel to fill the slot position, the Patriots feel sure to take a linebacker at the end of the 2nd round. Many teams are scared away by Lance's 40 time and injury-prone legs. He's always been a really good player, people don't realize hes never had much speed to begin with. Hes big, strong, takes the right angles for tackles, a perfect MLB for any team. He's a smart player, and was one of the top recruits coming out of High School. A year or two off of surgery should have him back to 100% and give the Patriots a beast in the middle.
Height: 6-2 1/8
Position: Inside Linebacker
Strengths: Good athletic ability...Great size...Very strong...Great tackler who likes to hit...A force against the run...Makes plays from sideline-to-sideline...Extremely productive.
Weaknesses: Coming back from a torn ACL and long-term health and durability might be a question mark...Can be too aggressive at times...Only average speed...Was production aided by such a strong supporting cast?
Notes: Transferred to Oklahoma from the City College of San Francisco and made an impact right away...Was on his way to a spot in Round One of the '04 Draft before a serious knee injury...Didn't look to be all the way back as a senior and saw his stock drop.
Scouting Report thanks to:NFL Draft Countdown (http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/)
04-04-2005, 05:19 PM
Name: Marcus Johnson
Position: Offensive Guard
School: Ole Miss
Notes: Cosey Coleman left as a free agent. And with the addition of Dexter Jackson, and Chris Hovan to the defense, OG became the best value to upgrade.
Strengths: Has great size...Good speed and quickness...Shows good technique and knows how to use his hands...Once he locks on the battle is over...Has long arms which really aid him in pass protection...Has a nasty demeanor on the field...Experienced and a very smart player.
Weaknesses: Doesn't move very well and is better in a small area rather than in space...Needs to get stronger...Lacks experience at tackle...Not a great natural athlete...Is not that powerful.
Notes: Could potentially move outside to tackle in the pros...A bit of a 'tweener...Draft stock could depend on whether or not teams feel he can handle a spot outside at tackle or if he will be limited to guard...Could be one of the top players at his position come Draft Day.
04-04-2005, 09:37 PM
Michael Munoz- OT, Tennessee.
04-05-2005, 07:49 AM
With the 67th pick in the 2005 nfl (mock)draft, the Cleveland Browns select...
C.J. Mosley, DT, Missouri
40 time: 5.10
This guy fills a need for sure, the browns have loss more d linemen this year than Kirstie Allie has "lost" pounds. Having already filled the QB and OLB positions this pick was an easy choice. Being one of the best pass rushing DTs in the draft Mosley would most likely play end in the Browns new 3-4 defense.
04-06-2005, 01:02 PM
I picked Fred Gibson (after a swift edit) WR, Georgia for the 3.68 pick since the clock ran out. The Titans have a fine draft going with Antrel Rolle & Khalif Barnes. Gibson should provide some much needed talent behind Calico and Bennett and give McNair a nice trio of WR's even though Mason left to the Ratbirds.
04-06-2005, 10:55 PM
The Oakland Raiders select Andrew Walter QB Arizona State
Big large framed QB with strong arm. Was productive in college and throws a better deep ball than other options available here. The Raiders defense still needs upgrading but Walter is a borderline 1st round talent available in the third. Recovery from injury is not a concern for the Raiders as Kerry Collins can handle the job for the next two or three years while Walter develops.
04-07-2005, 05:11 PM
Jason Campbell was a highly recruited player who played early in his career and has started for much of his career as a Tiger. He redshirted his first season at Auburn but then started 8 out of 10 games as a redshirt freshman. He enjoyed his most productive season as a senior.
Physically, Campbell has all the tools NFL teams want in a Quarterback. He has excellent size and physical strength. His passes have excellent velocity and he is capable of making every throw in the book. His mechanics are solid and he has a nice, smooth release. His footwork is decent and he sets up well and does not throw off balance, but could be a little quicker in his dropback. His accuracy has improved throughout his career but is still inconsistent at times. He is definitely at his best when he is moving outside the pocket. He has great mobility and can make plays with his feet downfield. Campbell can throw the ball well on the run and does look to pass before running. He is an experienced player who has developed into a team leader for Auburn, he has a calm, cool demeanor and is a tough player to rattle.
04-07-2005, 06:27 PM
The Bucs fill their RunningBack need with a good one.
"Good size and a solid build...Very explosive and a threat to take it the distance at any time...Extremely productive, even when he was Tatum Bell's backup...Has had a lot of absolute monster games of 200+ yards...A playmaker who still has a lot of upside.."
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04-07-2005, 11:39 PM
The Lions select Chris Colmer OT out of NC State
With the departure of McDougle they need to fill the RT positiion and if healthy Colmer could be a real steal in the third round.
04-08-2005, 12:17 AM
The Texans select: Ronald Bartell CB 6-2, 200 Howard
"Howard CB Ronald Bartell Jr. has some physical ability, but is very raw." - Mel Kiper, Jr.
CB Ronald Bartell of Howard (Washington, D.C.) has caught the attention of a number of secondary coaches. He looks much better in press coverage than in soft coverage.
04-08-2005, 10:06 AM
With the 74th pick in the 2005 HoustonTexans.com Mock II Draft, the NY Giants select:
Wesley Britt OT Alabama
Britt was the '04 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Year after returning from a serious compound fracture of his left leg in '03. Though Britt has played LT his entire carer at Bama, some feel he's best suited at RT. However, the Giants see Wesley in the Joe Jacoby mold as a LT and will have him backup both tackle spots in '05 before moving into the lineup at LT in '06.
04-08-2005, 10:15 AM
With the 75th pick in the 2005 HoustonTexans.com Mock II Draft, the NY Giants select:
Reggie Brown WR Georgia
Brown was a highly sought after High School All American who struggled early in his career with injuries. Reggie came on as a senior to win All SEC honors. Brown has good speed, agility, and leaping ability. Can come up with the ball in crowds. Will be a good compliment to Giant FA acquisition, Plaxico Burress and will help Eli Manning reverse a negative stat from '04 (no TD receptions from the WR positions).
04-08-2005, 01:57 PM
With the 76th pick, the Washington Redskins select:
Mark Bradley WR Oklahoma
ANALYSIS (from NFL Draft Scout via NFL.com)
Positives: Has a solid linear build with defined upper body muscle tone, tight waist and hips and low body fat
Has a quick get-off out of his stance to gain sudden advantage and shows above-average quickness in and out of his routes
Uses effective swim or change-of-direction moves to avoid the jam
Best on outs, comebacks, stops and double moves
Has very good sideline awareness, getting his feet down in bounds while adjusting to the ball
Does not waste a lot of motion coming out of his breaks
Creates a nice target in the short area and shows decent concentration going for the ball in a crowd, taking a hit and hanging on to the ball
Good on slants and quick screen, as he can instantly turn and run after the catch
Not shy when it comes to blocking, doing a good job of maintaining position when working on the edge
Has explosive jumping ability and will not hesitate to go vertical in order to make the play
Shows a strong arm to throw the option pass
Very quick getting down field as a gunner on special teams
Also holds for placements.
Negatives: While he will use swim moves to avoid the jam, he struggles some vs. press coverage and is better vs. the cushion
Even though he has very good foot speed, he relies on double moves to get deep
Does not do a good job of tracking the ball over his shoulder or head on fade routes
Seems to prefer to cradle and body catch the ball rather than extend away from the frame
There are some rounded cuts in his patterns, but he transitions well on hard cuts
Needs to learn how to set defensive backs up by using leverage and must carry his routes to proper depth better
Drives hard off the line when he gets going, but vs. the press, he will take a false step or two.
2002 -- Missed the final six games of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
4.42 in the 40-yard dash
2.62 20-yard dash
1.59 10-yard dash
3.98 20-yard shuttle
10.88 60-yard shuttle
6.96 three-cone drill
39½-inch vertical jump
10-foot-8 broad jump
31 3/8-inch arm length
8 7/8-inch hands.
04-08-2005, 05:04 PM
The Lions Select Logan Mankins Ot From Fresno State.
04-09-2005, 01:31 AM
Name: Jerome Mathis
Height: 5-11 Weight: 181
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2005
40 Time: 4.28
04-09-2005, 04:32 PM
The Carolina Panthers select:
Richie Incognito OG/C Nebraska
This was a very tough decision for the Panthers. We are in need of help on the interior of the OL, but since the acquisition of Wahle from GB the need wasn't as great as before. Wahle can play either RT or either OG positions, but with the Incognito pick we'll most likely leave Wahle at RT. Due to recent steroid accusations on C Jeff Mitchell we wanted a versatile interior lineman that could play OG or C. That left us with three draft candidates at this juncture. Jason Brown of NC, Evan Mathis of Alabama, and Richie Incognito formerly of Nebraska. Brown has excellent strength, but lacks good quickness and his size is a problem. Mathis has never played center, but he has the quickness to do so, and he's performed well in his one year at OG. Incognito was the best combination of strength and quickness. He's played every position on the OL from OT, OG, to C. He is a risky pick however, but I think he represents excellent value in the 3rd. We've got a stable mix of veterans in Carolina, and we're counting on them to keep Richie Incognito in line. Our coaches and staff will also pay careful attention to him. When he plays up to his ability he is without a doubt a first round talent, and perhaps even the best OG in this draft. He should strengthen the interior of our line for years to come, and he'll love our running style.
04-09-2005, 11:08 PM
with the 80th pick in the 2005 HostonTexans.com Mock Draft II Mike beerlover "can't I sell a Superbowl Ticket" Tice select-
Jonathan Babineaux, Iowa (6-2, 287) ran 4.92 40, had a 29½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot long jump, 7.73 three-cone drill and 21 benches at the combine & helped ruin Sabin's last bowl game recording seven tackles, three sacks, and four tackles for loss in Iowa's Capital One Bowl upset of LSU.
The senior was a standout performer for the Lincoln (Port Arthur, Tex.) High School team, where he was coached by present Iowa assistant Carl Jackson. Babineaux competed as a linebacker, defensive end, punter and fullback. He was a member of the school's top-ranked basketball team in the state of Texas and also lettered in baseball. A first team All-Conference linebacker and team captain as a senior, Jonathan also handled punting duties (40.0 avg). He was raised by his mother and has a younger brother, Jordan, who is a strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks.
Babineaux was an immediate contributor upon arriving at Iowa in 2000. He played in eleven games, starting vs. Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State as a fullback that year, but only carried once for a 4-yard gain and made two catches for 12 yards. A right tibia fracture during 2001 spring drills kept him on the sidelines for the season.
In 2002, he moved to the defensive tackle position, starting the first eleven games on the weak side before missing the Minnesota contest due to the death of his grandfather. Jonathan recorded 53 tackles (31 solos) with seven sacks, nine stops behind the line of scrimmage, nine quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and an interception during that campaign.
He started the first seven games of the 2003 season, but tore ligaments in his ankle and again fractured his right tibia early in the Ohio State clash, missing the team's final six contests. He finished that year with 23 tackles (12 solos), a sack and five stops behind the line of scrimmage.
2004 was his finest season, as Babineaux not only earned All-American and All-Big Ten Conference honors, but was also named the team's Defensive MVP. In his final year, he collected 55 tackles (41 solos), as he led the Big Ten and ranked eleventh in the nation with eleven sacks. Led the conference and ranked second in the nation with 25 stops behind the line of scrimmage, registered twelve pressures with three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. His 25 stops for losses also set a school single-season record. Jonathan played in 42 games for the Hawkeyes, including 32 contests on defense. He recorded 131 tackles (84 solos) with 19 sacks for minus-99 yards, 39 stops for losses of 151 yards, 24 quarterback pressures, four fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, an interception and two pass deflections.
I told y'all I was going defense plain and simple, Babin is the final piece of the puzzle to complete the Vikings NEW PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS. He adds immediate impact with special teams, provides depth in case of injury and the competition for playing time will be intense & in the end may be the most effective DE on the team even over standouts Erasmus James & Kenechi Udeze, not to mention he has the size, strength & quickness to spell the DT's.
#7. Braylon Edwards
#18. Erasmus James
#49. Fabian Washington
#80. Jonathan Babineaux
With the 81st pick, the 49'ers are going to take a chance on a player that probably would not be slated this high. He has impressed me from the very beginning and I see a young player of old in this guy. So, for the pick for the 49'ers, and to give Kevin Barlow a bit of help, we select Darren Sproles RB 5-7, 185 Kansas State
04-10-2005, 01:32 AM
The Saints select Attiya Ellison, DT Missouri. 6-3, 304
The Saints need to improve in the middle of the line. Ellison could push for a starting job, but at the least will be good depth.
04-11-2005, 09:34 AM
The Bengals select Ben Wilkerson, Center form LSU. At 6' 3.5" and 299 lbs, Wilkerson has the strenght and the quickness ot play well in teh NFL.
If the Bengals are poised to improve they will need more help in the center of the line.
Chris Canty DE Virginia 6'-7 3/8" 286 5.00 :thumbup
04-12-2005, 09:26 PM
The Seahawks take Terrance Murphy WR from Texas A&M. Koren Robinson's off field problems are an issue so the Hawks take Murphy for insurance. He will be a nice deep threat and could work his way into the rotation this year or next.
04-12-2005, 09:48 PM
The Buffalo Bills select:
Evan Mathis OG Alabama
The Bills need help on the interior of their line, and Mathis looks to be a good fit with Buffalo's running style. He's got the quickness to be the pulling guard, and don't be surprised to see him blocking 10, 15, or even 20 yards down field. He's got a great toughness, and even though he's only played OG for a year he should become a great interior player. He previously played OT, and he's got good feet. With some good coaching he should be a staple on the Buffalo OLine for years to come, but he might not make a significant impact until his 2nd year.
04-13-2005, 10:08 PM
jags take Roscoe Parrish WR, Miami
04-13-2005, 10:33 PM
Jets looking to fill the hole at OT pick:
Rob Petitti OT 6-6, 330 Pittsburgh
04-14-2005, 09:08 PM
I read that I might be on the clock, and If I am...
With their second pick in third round the Cincinati Bengals select Jordan Beck, Linebacker from Cal Poly-SLO. At 6-2 3/8, and 233 Jordan was recuited to play WR and DB, but after a postion switch he had 135 tackels, 19 for loss, 4 Ints with 2 being taken back for TDs. Coach Lewis is looking to line him up at both LB and S, helping ot shore up the middle of the defense.
04-14-2005, 09:26 PM
Packers select James Butler FS 6-2, 210 Georgia Tech
04-15-2005, 10:47 AM
The bucs take Mike Nugent.
"Gruden was involved when Oakland took Janikowski in round one so he knows the importance of a great kicker."
04-15-2005, 10:10 PM
Ok, I know I am one hour early with this pick,but I am in the Eastern Time Zone and will not have time to pick in the morning due to work. So here is the Pitt. pick. Eric Shelton RB Louisville. The Bus and Duce are not getting any younger. If one player fits a team in this draft it is Shelton and Pitt. Big back who can run inside. Can learn from two great vets and step in when the time comes.
04-16-2005, 12:54 AM
Eagles selections to date:
31 Eagles - Roddy White, WR, UAB
35 Eagles (from Miami) - Darryl Blackstock, OLB, Virginia
41 Eagles (from Lions) - Barrett Ruud, LB, Nebraska
Mike Tice called and said I could make a pick
With the 94th pick, the Eagles select
Michael Roos, OT, Eastern Washington
Position: Offensive Tackle
Strengths: Has very good size...Has the frame to add some weight still...Is a good athlete and moves well...Has very quick feet and good balance...Has long arms...Has some upside.
Weaknesses: Raw and inexperienced...Didn't play against top competition...Will need a lot of work and coaching...Lacks a fiery on-field demeanor.
Notes: From Estonia and only played a year of football in high school...Developmental prospect with the physical tools to make it if a team can be patient.
A sleeper from a small school but is one of the top rated left tackle prospects available and a likely 3rd rounder.
04-16-2005, 10:48 AM
With the 95th pick in the 2005 HoustonTexans.com Mock II Draft, the NY Giants select:
J.J. Arrington RB California
Giants were looking defense at this pick, but went with the value pick at RB instead. Arrington exploded in his senior year with a NCAA Division I leading 2,018 yards at 7.0 yards per carry average. A model of consistency, J.J ran for over 100 yards in every game in 2004 & over 150 yards in 8 of the 12 games. Runs surprisingly well inside for a RB that's 5'8" 214 lbs. Has not been a factor in the passing game. Similar in size & game to former Giant Joe Morris.
04-16-2005, 11:06 AM
With the 96th selection, the Tennessee Fighting Thumbtacks select Darrent Williams, CB, Oklahoma State...
I was really hoping that either Shelton or Arrington would fall to me here, but I after they were both snatched up, I decided to reach in the CB well again...This offseason, the Titans have lost both of their starting corners, paving the way for Andre Woolfolk to prove himself...Antrel Rolle, who was selected with the 6th overall pick, will start opposite Woolfolk and Darrent Williams will split nickel duties with Rich Gardner...Williams will also put his 4.29 40 time to work returning kicks...I was debating between Williams and Antonio Perkins with this pick, but chose Williams because I feel he has a better chance to amount to more than a kick returner...
04-16-2005, 11:40 AM
okay, I guess I'll pick for the Colts....that all of yall skipped, lol.
The Colts after grabbing a DE in the 1st and a CB in the 2nd go offense in the 3rd and select Cedric Houston, RB, from the other UT
With Edge wanting big money, the Colts dont want to keep him around after this season so they groom a RB behind him.
04-17-2005, 10:46 AM
The Denver Broncos select Justin Geisinger, OG, Vanderbilt
Because the Broncos like small, quick guys (I use the term 'small' loosely) Geisinger will probably be asked to lose a few pounds.
Honoring Earl 34
04-18-2005, 06:17 AM
The Chiefs select Courtney Roby WR Indiana .
04-18-2005, 05:48 PM
fresno8 Seahawks (under Fiddy) select Rian Wallace, LB, Temple
They need some LB depth. Michael Boley was an option but at 220, he is probably too light to play LB in the NFL (same situation as Michael Boulware who was moved from LB to S)
04-18-2005, 09:16 PM
Patriots (under Fiddy again) select Jammal Brimmer SS 6-1, 215 UNLV
I considered a few other players that were suggested but I felt that Brimmer was the BP.
04-19-2005, 01:11 PM
The Bucs take QB Kyle Orton from Perdue.
04-19-2005, 03:30 PM
With the second pick in the 4th round of the 2005 HoustonTexans.com mock draft, the Cleveland Browns select...
Kirk Morrison, ILB, San Diego State
The Browns add another LB to there corps. Morrison has been one of the most productive LBs in the country for the past two years. He will team with Andra Davis to form one of the best young ILB duo in the league. He is just the type of player that Crennel loves to use in his defense, smart, coachable and a leader.
04-19-2005, 04:53 PM
CoachJim Broncos (under Fiddy) select Frank Gore, RB, Miami.
Oh, if Gore was only fully healthy. He has great vision and could turn into a steal if he regain a little of his speed in a year or two.
04-19-2005, 06:45 PM
Texan279 Dolphins select Craphonso Thorpe WR Florida State
An All-America and Biletnikoff Award candidate as senior in 2004...the Seminoles' big-play receiver a year ago as he led the team with 994 yards and 11 touchdowns on 51 catches despite missing the final two games...listed as the starter at flanker entering fall practice...enters his senior season as the team's leading receiver for the third consecutive season...currently 15 th all-time in career receiving yards and tied for 14 th all-time with 16 career TDs...will be counted on to lead a young receiving corps...83 career receptions are 46% of the total career receptions for the entire group of wide receivers entering the 2004 campaign...has 2,515 yards of total offense in his 36-game career, which averages almost 70 yards per game...returned 39 career kickoffs for 845 yards and a 21.7 yards per return average...regarded as one of the country's fastest wide receivers, Thorpe won the 100 and 200 at the ACC Outdoor Track Championships in the spring of 2003 to lead FSU to the men's title and was named ACC Outdoor Track Performer of the Year ...was held out of spring drills after breaking his leg in overtime against NC State last November.
04-20-2005, 11:51 AM
The Dolphins fill a need at tackle.
Name: Ray Willis
College: Florida St.
Position: Offensive Tackle
STEEL BLUE TEXANS
04-20-2005, 03:00 PM
STEEL BLUE TEXANS Bears select J.R. Russell WR Louisville
04-20-2005, 05:04 PM
The Bucs take Oshiomogho Atogwe the FS from Stanford.
04-20-2005, 05:18 PM
The Titans take Michael Boley, LB, Southern Mississippi
The Titans have solid starters at their LB positions, but they need depth, plus Patrick Sirmon didn't play last season due to injury...
04-20-2005, 10:06 PM
With the 109th pick in the draft, the Dallas Cowboys are proud to select their new starting RT
Jeremy Parquet OT 6-5, 325 Southern Mississippi
Parquet is a massive & very strong player. He excels in the passing game & is solid as a run blocker. He's very nimble on his feet, is extremely smart (graduated in 3½ years), & a team leader. He could project to LT some day.
04-21-2005, 07:22 AM
With the 110th pick in the 2005 HoustonTexans.com Mock II Draft, the NY Giants select:
Tyler King DE Connecticut
The Giants are famous for taking flyers on smaller school prospects, and while UConn is Division IA, King pretty much qualifies. King was having an outstanding senior season before breaking his leg. Fully healed by the time the combine rolled around, King worked out completely (& ran a faster time than RB Maurice Clarett). Played RDE at UConn, King could backup both DE spots as a rookie. Son of former Patriot Steve King.
04-21-2005, 08:21 AM
With the 111th pick in the 2005 HoustonTexans.com Mock II Draft, the NY Giants select:
Domonique Foxworth CB Maryland
Maryland was once known as just a basketball school. But in recent years, the Terps have produced defensive players such as Kris Jenkins, Eric Barton, Randy Starks, Madieu Williams, and likely '05 1st round pick Shawne Merriman. Foxworth was a star on the Maryland defense the past 3 years earning All-ACC honors. Fast & quick, Foxworth should be able to step in and help the Giants in nickel & dime packages. Despite his smallish frame, Foxworth is a good tackler who relies on solid fundementals.
04-21-2005, 10:05 AM
With the 112th pick the Redskins select......
DE Bill Swancutt, Oregon State.
The Skins believe they have found this year's Jared Allen. Allen the excellent rookie end played for Kansas City racked up 9 sacks on a poor defense despite ideal measuralbes. Like Allen, Swancutt lacks ideal measurables and should be a 4th round gem, like Allen. One of those motor guys.
04-21-2005, 01:08 PM
With the 113th pick the Detroit Lions select LB Alfred Fincher of Connecticut
Most people have him projected in the second round and is a steal here. Should help out immediately with the Lions LB corp.
While Fincher seems to have "flown under the radar" during his first three years at Connecticut, scouts took notice of his ability in 2004. This is an athlete with excellent body control and hand usage. He uses his compact frame with force and is very active with his hands to stun and jolt. He sees the ball immediately and gets to the point of attack with good urgency.
Fincher has fluid hips and a smooth running motion to squeeze through trash and make negative-yardage tackles in the backfield. He has very good field vision, quickly making reads and reacting to the play. Fincher has the ability to distinguish between running and passing plays quickly and has the ability to sift through traffic to make the tackle.
Fincher shows good zone awareness and can cover runners coming out of the backfield. He is a good take-on type who is very physical around the ball.
His tackling skills and lateral agility make him a very interesting prospect. While some teams project him as a mid-rounder, there are very few middle linebackers in this draft with his upside. He has very good body control in the open and excellent hip snap to explode into ball carriers. His quickness to the edge lets him force the action back inside and he shows good awareness, handling the switch-off in zone coverage.
04-22-2005, 08:58 AM
Sorry, but not sure where else to post this but Arlingtontexan and I have agreed to trade Chris Colmer for Ray Willis.
04-22-2005, 09:32 AM
Since the new 12 hour rule is in effect I'm going to go ahead and make my pick.
With the 115th pick the Carolina Panthers select:
Joel Dreessen TE Colorado State
Dreessen fills a need for the Panthers at the TE spot. Other TEs that I considered were Garrett Cross, Jerome Collins, Adam Bergen, and Billy Bajema. Finding a play of Dreessen's quality in the 4th round made the decision a whole lot easier. He should be able to compete for playing time, but early on expect Mangum to keep his starting spot. Don't be surprised to see Joel starting somewhere in the midway point of the season. He excells as a receiving threat, and he's got very good speed for a TE his size. He has good hands, and is a consistant threat in the redzone. He needs to improve his blocking. If he can become a better blocker he could become one of the best TEs coming out of this draft.
04-22-2005, 01:50 PM
With the 116th pick in the 2005 HoustonTexans.com Mock II Draft, the NY Giants select:
Sean Considine SS Iowa
Considine was a 2 year starter at FS for the Hawkeye defense and is considered one of the big hitters in the Big 10. Looks like a SS in the NFL, 6'0 212 lbs, where he can play closer to the line of scrimmage. Would team with '04 mid round choice Gibral Wilson to form a tough safety tandem for years to come. Excellent special teamer with 5 career punt blocks.
04-23-2005, 02:19 PM
Texans select Kay-Jay Harris RB 6-1, 235 West Virginia
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