Interesting Comparisons

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  1. The Myth

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    Interesting way the prospects to NFL Vets...


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    The following are rough player comparisons for some of the top 2006 NFL Draft prospects. Obviously this is a very subjective matter and there are no guarantees that these guys will be as good, better or worse than the players I relate them too. In other words there is nothing too scientific here, just something fun to read and think about. Enjoy!



    Quarterbacks

    Matt Leinart - Tom Brady
    Vince Young - Randall Cunningham
    Jay Cutler - J.P. Losman
    Omar Jacobs - Philip Rivers
    Brodie Croyle - Rex Grossman

    Running Backs

    Reggie Bush - Marshall Faulk
    DeAngelo Williams - Curtis Martin
    LenDale White - Jerome Bettis
    Laurence Maroney - Clinton Portis
    Joseph Addai - Domanick Davis
    Maurice Drew - Brian Westbrook
    Brian Calhoun - Julius Jones

    Wide Receivers

    Santonio Holmes - Steve Smith
    Chad Jackson - Javon Walker
    Sinorice Moss - Santana Moss
    Derek Hagan - Bobby Engram

    Tight Ends

    Vernon Davis - Ben Watson
    Leonard Pope - Jerramy Stevens
    Marcedes Lewis - Todd Heap
    Dominique Byrd - Jermaine Wiggins
    Anthony Fasano - Mark Bavaro
    Joe Klopfenstein - Ben Troupe

    Offensive Tackles

    D'Brick. Ferguson - Walter Jones
    Winston Justice - Willie Anderson
    Jonathan Scott - Willie Roaf
    Marcus McNeill - Flozell Adams
    Eric Winston - Robert Gallery
    Ryan O'Callaghan - Orlando Brown
    Daryn Colledge - Kevin Shaffer
    Jeremy Trueblood - Marc Colombo

    Offensive Guards

    Max Jean-Gilles - Derrick Dockery
    Charles Spencer - Brian Waters
    Davin Joseph - Eric Steinbach
    Taitusi Lutui - Toniu Fonoti

    Centers

    Nick Mangold - Jake Grove
    Greg Eslinger - Tom Nalen
    Ryan Cook - Justin Hartwig


    Defensive Ends

    Mario Williams - Julius Peppers
    Tamba Hali - Darren Howard
    Mathias Kiwanuka - Simeon Rice
    Manny Lawson - Jason Taylor
    Kamerion Wimbley - Leonard Little

    Defensive Tackles

    Haloti Ngata - Shaun Rogers
    Brodrick Bunkley - Darnell Dockett
    Gabe Watson - Jamal Williams
    Claude Wroten - Cornelius Griffin
    Kyle Williams - Chris Hovan
    Jesse Mahelona - La'Roi Glover

    Outside Linebackers

    A.J. Hawk - Dan Morgan
    Chad Greenway - Keith Bulluck
    DeMeco Ryans - Dat Nguyen
    Bobby Carpenter - Mike Vrabel
    Ernie Sims - Derrick Brooks
    Thomas Howard - Boss Bailey

    Inside Linebackers

    D'Qwell Jackson - Jonathan Vilma
    Abdul Hodge - E.J. Henderson
    Kai Parham - James Farrior

    Cornerbacks

    Jimmy Williams - Quentin Jammer
    Antonio Cromartie - Champ Bailey
    Tye Hill - Tyrone Poole
    Ashton Youboty - Nate Clements
    Richard Marshall - Terence Newman

    Safeties

    Michael Huff - Aeneas Williams
    Ko Simpson - Darren Sharper
    Darnell Bing - John Lynch
    Donte Whitner - Dwight Smith
    Daniel Bullocks - Josh Bullocks
    Jason Allen - Bobby Taylor
    Greg Blue - Lamont Thompson






    From http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/features/playercomparisons.html
     
  2. gtexan02

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    Hmmm, they seemed to just pick great players at each position and compare the prospect to that person. There are a whole lot of huge reaches in that list
     
  3. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    Do you think that if the players see themselves compared to these players, it goes to thier heads? I know that if i were an athlete, i wouldn't want to read comparisons because i would either a) be disappointed, or b) take it straight to the brain and buy gold chains and spinning rims.
     
  4. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    I think its common to project young players with current or past player models that were successful at this level. For instance I see William Fuller in Tamba Hali. Fuller wasn't the tallest or biggest, but he had great explosion and was a great athlete and used leverage well and didn't wear out in the 4th quarter and was a heck of an end. I'm not saying that Hali is going to be as good as Fuller was, but it's a good style comparison.
     
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    I kind of agree...i see a lot of derrick brooks in ernie sims....defensive leader, hits hard, makes plays...very quick.
     
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    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    hes either a weakside tampa2 linebacker or a Safety in the NFL.
     
  7. AustinJB

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    I think there are a few reaches, but I can agree w/ some. If I had to make a few changes, I would say:

    QBs
    Matt Leinart-David Carr reincarnated (no way he has the poise that Brady does)
    Vince Young-Cunningham/Steve McNair II
    Jay Cutler-Kerry Collins (very strong arm...way better than Losman)

    RB
    Reggie Bush-Brian Westbrook style; Marshall Faulk quickness
    LenDale White-Eddie George/Larry Johnson

    Devin Hester WR/CB-Steve Smith potential
     
  8. BuffSoldier

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    I like the Manny Lawson-Jason Taylor comparison. A lot of people tend to think that Lawson will be too small to play DE in the NFL, but I think outherwise. Jason Taylor is only 255 and he is consitently in the Pro-bowl, and one of the best DEs in the NFL. John Abraham is only 258.
    If Lawson can put on ten pounds (which is relatively nothing) he can still be a great NFL DE.
     


  9. The Myth

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    The Pre-Draft Magazines often do it as well. It's funny when they are compared to someone that makes you say to yourself, "Who?"
     
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    omar jacobs and philip rivers have basically nothing in common. jacobs' arm is 10 times stronger than the school girl arm on rivers
     
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    Santonio Holmes is Steve Smith? Wow I didn't know he was that good. Bush as Faulk huh? I would have got a little more excited if it said Bush as Barry Sanders, but Faulk will do.
     
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    Who exactly made this list?
     
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    I'm with you, Matt may very well be the most NFL ready, but he ain't no Troy Brady..... a Drew Bledsoe maybe.... which ain't bad.
     
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    The list is from Scott Wright at NFLDraftCountdown.

    I won't comment on it as we're a competitor.

    I won't go through every player as I think you have to reach, but I see some similiarities in players this year and those past.

    Maurice Drew- Brian Westbrook
    Reggie Bush- Marshall Faulk
    Mathias Kiwanuka- Jason Taylor
    Mario Williams- Julius Peppers
    Anthony Fasano- Mark Bavaro
    TJ Williams- Alge Crumpler
    Claude Wroten- LaRoi Glover
    DeAngelo Williams- Carnell Williams
    Marcus McNeill- Jonathan Ogden
    Tamba Hali- Hugh Douglas
    Chris Gocong- Tedy Bruschi

    Like I said, I won't make comparisons I have to reach for. All of those are to different extents as some of those comparisons are "poor man's" versions of each other.

    I watched Randall Cunningham my entire life and can't say I see the Vince Young comparison. Different players entirely in my opinion.
     
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    cory chavous made the cunningham comparison last night. but he also said reggie mcneal is the best player in the draft
     
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    Well, based on the similarities, I really, really want Anthony Fasano if he is the next Mark Bavaro. That guy rocked!!! (on Tecmo Bowl too!!!)
     
  17. El Tejano

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    How come no Dave Thomas?

    I think Dave Thomas is like early years of Kyle Brady.
     
  18. Coach C.

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    Thomas is more like Chris Cooley. And yeah Bavaro was a stud on Tecmo Bowl.
     

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