Calais Campbell

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  1. Maddict5

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    since his somewhat disappointing combine, calais is someone who's fallen off the map in terms of consideration @#18.. i read this article on him and though id pass it on

    http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/blog/2008/03/draft_profile_miami_de_calais_1.html


    who does that remind you of....:mario:
     
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    If you're talking about Calais, it was a very slow 5.03 at the Combine. That's what's causing his drop on the boards. If you're talking about "Sugar Bear's" 40 I have no idea, but he sure got to the moon pretty quick! LOL!
     
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    Sounds like a guy I would want on my team, that is who he sounds like.

    If he is there at 18 I'm keen.
     
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    He's kinda Sean Jones like but I'm not sure he is as good a player as Jones was...Jones was a tall, lanky and hard to get into his body but not quick.
     
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    yep.. i wouldn't mind taking him either- and he should be there unless harvey gets taken early and the vikes take him @ #17 instead
     
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    We need a guy to play RDE full time. A speedy rusher to pressure the QB and allow Mario to play LDE. Campbell might be that guy. So his 40-time was slow at the Combine, what is his explosion like off the line? Remember Mario is fast he ran like a 4.6 something and officially got timed at 4.7 However he doesn't get off the line fast at the snap. Isn't that why he needs to be on the left side? Sure he's a tremendous tackler and great in run support but for a pass rushing DE we need somebody who takes off like a missle at the move of the ball and can get into the backfield quick.

    Someone I was talking Draft to said that Calais Campbell has the potential to become a pro bowl DE. But that he is an extremely risky pick. Guy said that Campbell is the epitomy of the High Risk/ High Reward type of pick. your either going to get an All-Pro or a complete Bust.

    So I'm very hesitant to take him at #18. I want just a real solid player that's going to be here a long time. but if he's the man for us and develops into his potential- We'd have one NASTY DL.
     


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    Some of the Mock Draft sights, like WalterFootball.com, have him possibly dropping to the 2nd round due to his poor Combine showing. So if the Texans want him, I think it would be better if we could trade down a little in the 1st, maybe to the late twenties. From everything I've read about the guy he seems like he'd be a good fit here, as far as character and work ethic. As for how good of a player he will/could be, it's like your friend said, "High Risk/ High Reward." Do we want to roll the dice? JMHO!
     
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    If he is there at #18, you have to seriously look at him if your the Texans. Combine times are overrated for lineman. Quickness, technique, and heart are more important than being able to run fast. If he is the Texans BPA at #18, they better not hesitate to take him. DE is still a position of need. I wonder how he did in the shuttle and agility drills? Dude makes plays irregardless.

    At the end of the day, as long as they spend the 1st Rounder on defense and its a good player, I will be happy. No RBs unless Mendenhall or McFadden.
     
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    Although I think we have bigger needs (CB or LT), he would be very tempting to pick at 18. Can you imagine a DL with Mario and Calais on each end? But for us to take him, I would think several CBs, LTs, and RBs would have to be picked already.
     
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    I think he only ran the 40 at the Combine. He didn't do the bench press, vertical jump, shuttle, or anything else from what I can find. Maybe he had an injury or maybe his agent recommended he wait until his Pro Day. Not sure when Miami's Pro Day is. I'll have to check. :user:
     
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    It was on March 1st. [Edit: It was on Feb 29th, reported on March 1st]

    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/colleges/um/story/440051.html

    He's still expecting mid-late first round pick.
     
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    Well, I found it. They had their Pro Day on Feb. 29th just after the Combine. I couldn't find any numbers on Campbell, but I did find an article from the Miami Herald that said he didn't really help himself. Here is some of what it said;


    Some, such as linebacker Tavares Gooden, said they took advantage and scored well. Others, such as Campbell, one of two Canes expected to be taken in the first round of April's NFL Draft, said they didn't.

    Campbell, who decided to forego his senior season at UM to enter the NFL Draft, said he thought he ran another ''slow'' time in the 40-yard dash after running a disappointing 5.06 earlier this week. Despite struggling with his speed, Campbell said he improved his vertical jump by five inches.

    Campbell said he has spent the past several weeks working with a trainer in California, trying to strengthen his upper body and gain weight for the bench press. But he says he will now stay in Miami and train with UM strength coach Andreu Swasey.

    ''I think most scouts think I'm anywhere from mid- to late-first round. I think one or two guys think I might slide to the early second,'' the 6-3, 283-pound defensive end said. ``But I know I can impress people just on potential. Potential is one thing I definitely have.''



    So there it is. Do we take a chance at #18, or trade down and maybe get him later? Or, do we pass on him completely? :thinking:
     
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    My View:

    Take a franchise LT if available. If not, look at a franchise type of CB or RB.

    If none represent good value at #18, try try TRY to find a trade down partner and take the deal.

    From the new spot, re-evaluate the players available specifically targeting a LT or CB. If neither are available as BPA, look at the players/positions that are like RB, G, OLB, Pass rushing DE. If in this case Campbell is the BPA at this point, I might take him.

    If franchise LT/RB/&CB are all gone at #18 and we CAN'T trade down. I look at BPA and take the highest rated player at LT, CB, OL, RB, OLB, DE, S, then WR. And now, I'm glad I'm not the GM of an NFL team.
     
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    in my mind, these are the (realistic) players id take before calais:

    OT- Clady,Chris Williams
    DE- Harvey
    RB- Mendenhall
    CB- Mckelvin, DRC, Jenkins


    if calais was there with stewart and talib, i still might take him
     
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    From his Pro Day:

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    I'd have no problem at all taking Campbell in the first round.
     
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    I would take him if the top 3 CB's(Leodis McKelvin, Mike Jenkins, Dominque Rodgers), The top 3 OL, (Jake Long, Ryan Clady, Chris Williams) the top 4 DE's (Chris Long, Vernon Gholston, Derrick Harvey, Phillip Merling) and Mendenhal were all off the board.
     
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