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Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by ThaShark316, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. ThaShark316

    ThaShark316 #28

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    Didn't know who the hell a Jason Babin was when we made that trade and took him @ 27 last year? Just thought I'd ask,cuz I know I didn't.



    Glad I know him now! :heh:
     
  2. Dime

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    I had no clue
     
  3. Blake

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    I knew very little about him. I was more focused on other players.
     
  4. El Tejano

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    I didn't know he existed.
     
  5. texasguy346

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    I didn't really know much about him other than the fact he was mentioned in passing in the ESPN chatter about the draft.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :howdy: The Sunday before the draft I think John McClain wrote about Babins stock rising after he ran 4.6 at the combine. He was coming out of nowhere to create a buzz.
     
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    I was pretty much clueless about him. Just goes to show how much more prospect study the scouts/casserly does compared to our Kiper/draft "expert" regurgitation.
     
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    I had him going 32nd overall to the Patriots the whole way. But of course, I had to know who he was cuz of my occupation
     


  9. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    :howdy: Occupation are you a tattoo artist ?
     
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    i only about him from ncaa football 2004, the was a beast. i started to read up about him more after mal talked about him on a draft preview show and i saw a profile of him in my draft magazine.
     
  11. AlexVanderpool

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    I had him pegged as a 2nd - 3rd round draft pick with the likes of travis laboy, Bo Schobel, and Isaac Hilton, amongst other tweener DE switched to 3-4 OLBs. Personally, i liked Hilton pre-draft, the jurys still out on him.

    I still feel that though babin should be a solid linebacker for most of his career, he does not posess the mind blowing talent to become the game-changing player needed to justify trading the majority of our draft for. Especially when we still lack the depth (OL/DL) that those additional picks might have filled.
     
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    I didn't even know of a Western Michagan. Glad the Texans did though.
     
  13. astrofan

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    no, I think he interviews bad@$$es for at least one website

    here's one from nfldraftblitz
     
  14. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    When a team trades for the 27th overall draft pick do they really expect "mind blowing talent", or do they expect a legitamate starter for one of the 22 starting positions? Wouldn't you trade up into the top 10 or so if you wanted a "mind blowingly" talented football player?

    We had 6 rookies make the squad. How did we trade away the majority of our draft? Most of you guys have an impossible standard for Babin, and this pick. He had a year that was on par with other playoff quality 3-4 LOLB's, and we ended up with three starters with 6 overall drafted players making the team from the same draft. We didn't give up a single future pick either.
     
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    I knew he existed because the day before the draft I saw some video on him from ESPN Motion Draft Profiles...


    When we traded up I thought we were going after Karlos Dansby...
     
  16. D-ReK

    D-ReK RAWWWRR!

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    About 2 or 3 days before the draft, Kiper was on Sportscenter discussing players whose stock was rising and, sure enough, Babin was one of them...
     
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    I knew a little about him. By draft time, most mocks had him going to either the Rams or Titans in the first round.
     
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    I do interviews and scout the draft basically 363 days a year...so I know my stuff a "Little" bit
     
  19. tiger06

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    I knew he was a DE for W. Michigan and knew he was pretty good. (I play NCAA Football on Xbox) :heh:
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    How did you get that job . Thats just not right . I'm 6 ft 2 in and 235 run a 4.6 30 yd . I'd like to be the second string punter . If you got connections . :banana:
     

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