Jared Gaither will enter 2007 draft

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  1. dbspi

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    He is supposedly going to declare for this year draft. He needs to work on his techniques for year or two. It's quite obvious Gaither is a rare, physical phenom. Based on his potential, he could end up being the best tackle in the NFL for years to come. From athletic point of view, I have never seen any one like him, I cannot think of another lineman who runs like Gaither, nible and quick feet and arm length greater then 71/2 feet and he stands at 6'9 and weight at 350lbs.

    Link: http://www.nfldraftdirt.com/2007/underclassmen-watch/67/jared-gaither-to-declare-for-2007-nfl-draft/
     
  2. LORK 88

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    Is there any chance he falls to the second round? Or is it looking pretty likely he will be taken in the first because this years class is somewhat weak.
     
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    I think 1st rd! The only way i think he will fall to the 2nd rd if he sucks @ the combine or in some bowl, like the senior bowl. If he does well @ the combines than I wouldn't mind if they take him 8 & groom him.:)
     
  5. YoungTexanFan

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    Well, it will be hard to make a good impression at the Senior Bowl since he is only a Sophomore.

    He is a top 10 talent with out the hype...YET
     
  6. threetoedpete

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    This is the kind of guy Denver will draft with the one and gamble on. If they hit, they're lock at OLT for ten years.
     
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    Really? They could always change their style, but I don't see a Denver (who typically likes fast and smallish Olineman) taking a 6'9" 350lb OT. JMO.
     
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    He is an elite athlete no question about that. And Charles Spencer flew under the radar last year because ? No, they get a shot at the guy it ties in with Cuttler. They won't get a shot at him in round two. He is elite enough...you throw away the denver book on what size the guy is and take the gamble. You get a chance at Pace/Ogden type POTENTAL tallent...think they'll more than consider it since they are usually not in a position to take one of those guys. Foster is 338 BTW. NO , there are some real beasties in the west now. Can't see how they can pass that oportunity to lock down the o-line for a decade. All they'll have to do is plug and play with their interior if it works out. They could end up with the best tackle tandem in the NFL in a couple of seasons.
     


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    Just looked it up....Lepis is in what year going into next season ? One sure thing about o-lineman on the wrong side of thirty. You need to start looking for a young replacement. Lot of things make sense for that pick.
     
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    Well, you could be right.

    Regardless, I don't think Denver gets the opportunity unless the trade up. I think Gaither is off the board by the time the Broncos pick.
     

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