Annual early 09 draft prospect's

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  1. Bubbajwp

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    QB's
    Hunter Cantwell, Louisville
    Tim Tebow, Florida
    Chase Daniel, Missouri
    Todd Boeckman, Ohio State

    RB's
    Chris Wells, Ohio State
    C.J. Spiller, Clemson
    Javarris James, Miami (Fl.) (edgerin James cousin)

    WR's
    Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
    Percy Harvin, Florida
    Brian Robiskie, Ohio State

    TE's
    Chase Coffman, Missouri
    Cornelius Ingram, Florida

    OT's
    Michael Oher, Ole Miss
    Alex Boone, Ohio State

    OG's
    Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
    Jeremy Perry, Oregon State

    C
    Alex Mack, California
    Antoine Caldwell, Alabama

    DT's
    Fili Moala, USC
    Al Woods, LSU
    DeMarcus Granger, Oklahoma

    DE's
    Tyson jackson, LSU
    George Selvie, South Florida
    Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech

    OLB's
    Brian Cushing, USC
    Sean Lee, Penn State
    Marcus Freeman, Ohio State

    MLB's
    James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
    Rey Maualaga, USC
    Brandon Spikes, Florida
    Darry Beckwith, LSU

    CB's
    Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
    Victor Harris, Virginia Tech
    Vontae Davis, Illinois

    Safties
    Taylor Mays, USC
    Myron Rolle, Florida State
    Kevin Ellison, USC
     
  2. Ole Miss Texan

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    Never too early to start thinking about next year!

    A very early look at how our team is now, I'll be looking at a power runner to pair with Slaton, a pass rushing DE, a LB to add to the mix, and a versatile DB.

    Might add Greg Hardy, DE from Ole Miss to the list.
     
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    By all means I want everybody to add some names. I just threw out a few. As of right now I really want a safty or LB in next years draft. But it depends on how Drob comes back.
     
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    I'm thinking all we need next year is a long range FS and an edge rusher to compliment Mario. Maybe SLB if Diles doesn't work out.

    Crabtree will be a beast in the NFL IMO. I hate Tech but I like watching that guy play.
     
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    With the 23rd pick, the Texans pick one of those guys. :cowboy1:
     
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    After trading our first and second round pick to move up in the draft right. LOL
     
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    Small School

    QB
    Brock Smith, Liberty
    Dominic Randolph, Holy Cross
    Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston State
    Sean Shaefer, Towson State
    Jacary Atkinson, Tuskegee

    RB
    Tyler Roehl, North Dakota State
    Brandon Ore, West Liberty State
    Herb Donaldson, Western Illinois

    WR
    Ramses Barden, Cal Poly

    OL
    Joel Bell, Furman
     
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    IMO the only reason to pick up another CB is to move someone to FS. Assuming either Reeves or Molden works out (and paired with Dunta and Freddie B), we have 3 capable corners.

    I really just want a long-range, ball-hawking FS out of our first round next year. If not that then a monster at DE to help Mario.
     


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    I think if we can get the following, remain healthy, and the OL learns quickly this year we can really make a push consistently for the playoffs:
    A stud powerful RB to complement Slaton.
    A pass-rushing DE opposite Mario.
    An strong SLB.
    A Free Safety that can make some turnovers.

    We have free agency next year and all of our draft picks. We should be completing our team at the exact same time our 'young' picks (Jacoby, Amobi, Mario, TJ, Bennett, Molden? Adibi?) are maturing and really filling their role as well as our Offensive Line "gels", knows the system and produces like Gibbs' lines have in the past.

    It's going to be exciting when all this comes together, very shortly.
     
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    Rhett Bomar could be a huge steal for somebody next year. He played pretty good while at oklahoma. But fell pretty far off the radar when he had to transfer to sam.
     
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    Yep. He has played decently at SHSU. Still mobile with a solid arm.
     
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    My two favorite players still in college are James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
    Rey Maualaga, USC But it would take a major catastrophe for one of them to fall to us.
     
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    I agree 100%. I would rank our draft needs next years as:

    FS > DE > SLB > RB

    This is assuming Brown and Adibi become starters, and one of our corners steps up to the #3 spot. I honestly think we aren't too bad at RB, especially if Slaton performs like he did year before last.
     
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    You can add Drob fully recovering to that.
     
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    True. Knowing D-Rob, he will be back in full force sooner rather than later.... but there is no way to know if he will be 100% when he does return.
     
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    Best case scenario involves players we already have, and looking for them to develop over this season and heading into the '09 season.

    WR- Jacoby develops into the threat we think he can be.
    QB- Schaub is healthy and plays like we think he can, and he gets more protection
    RB- Taylor shows us he's a good solution for us, Slaton shows us he's a great complimentary back.
    OL- Brown develops into our franchise LT, Myers shows he's our C, Winston keeps on keepin on, and Spencer/Frye fill the role as great options at RG. Pitts stays healthy at LG
    FB/TE- Daniels and Leach stay healthy

    DL- Okam. He's gotta lose a little weight, get some endurance, and a mean streak to go beside Amobi and Mario. He frees up Amobi who progress and rushes the passer and Mario keeps on keepin on and develops more moves. (Here we still need that pass rusher opposite Mario)
    LB- Demeco stays healthy. Adibi shows us he was another 4th rd steal and develops into a good WLB. I see SLB as still a long term issue, maybe Diles can fill that role or at least be a good backup for MLB and SLB.
    CB- Dunta comes back healthy, Reeves shows to be a great nickle corner, Bennett continues to develop, and Molden becomes a real good player somewhere in the mix.
    S- we have Brown, Earl, Harrison, Demps, Barber, and about 30 other SS's. I see this unit as strong. But we could add a FS that can create more turnovers. I wonder how Harrison or Barber could fill that role, or possibly a corner like Molden/Bennett may transition over as long as it doesn't create a weakness in the CB's (I'm not for Dunta moving AT ALL).

    So I see a DE, SLB, and FS as the most likely positions to still look at with our high draft picks- and may have a great option in the '09 1st round.
     
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    As of right now the 09 draft seems to be built for our remaining needs. At an early glance the 09 draft seems stacked at the positions we need as you said. FS,SLB,DE
    OLB's
    Brian Cushing, USC
    Sean Lee, Penn State
    Marcus Freeman, Ohio State

    MLB's - I think all of these mlbs would be great olb's in the nfl.
    James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
    Rey Maualaga, USC
    Brandon Spikes, Florida

    and the usc Safties seem pretty good at this point to.
     
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    Painter from Purdue, maybe the best QB prospect of the bunch. looks dreadful right now though, although Tebow is the wild card to be the best of the whole draft class if he keeps improving.
     
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    It's not too early. It's way too early. I just looked at an internet scout's top senior draft board heading into this season, and Okam was #4 prospect. There were a couple of guys on the list who weren't even drafted. A player can finish the season highly regarded, then after the heavy scrutiny, pinching, and poking by NFL scouts, become a mid to late round pick. Slaton, Adibi, and Okam are great examples.

    But, don't let me rain on the parade.
     
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    LOL, I agree with you. But you gotta start somewhere. I think it's a good idea to have a list like this to reference throughout the college season, so we can watch the prospects. Some will fail, some will do good.

    I'll also be looking at the Texans throughout the year, trying to identify specific needs and seeing what players in college may help fill them.

    You're right though, even Andre Woodson near the end of this season was thought to possibly be the 1st QB taken in the 1st round... 6th round just isn't the same!
     

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