Oliver a Charger, Gaither a Raven

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  1. rollinstone18

    rollinstone18 let it bleed

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    Gaither for a 5th round pick. I'd have given that up in a heartbeat. Low risk, extremely high reward.
     
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    swtbound07 Jackass of Day!

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    im pissed. we could have gotten gaither for a 5th??????kid had a first round 08 draft grade on him. in a position that, guess what, we need. that pisses me off
     
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    TexanAddict Texan 'til I Die

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    Looks like the Chargers might put together a pretty stout secondary
     
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    The Ravens have a ton of young talent on their offensive line.

    Adam Terry
    Ben Grubbs
    Jason Brown
    Chris Chester
    Marshal Yanda
    Jared Gaither
     
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    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    A 4th for Oliver and a 5th for Gaither...I would have paid that price for either of these two, but then again how often do Supplemental draft guys pan out?
     
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    Go back and watch the Senior Bowl if you get a chance. Okoye owned Ben Grubbs in that game.
     
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    You sure that wasn't Justin Blalock? That's who I remember him beating in the Senior Bowl highlights.
     


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    Goldensilence hipster elite

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    either way you are right. That is a LOT of young talent on that line and it will pay off soon again.
     
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    Not completely true you do not know how the teams were slotted.
     
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    Gaither was selected with the 31st pick of the 5th round.
     
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    awtysst Draft Guru

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    Smith and Kubes have been good evaluators of talent. They saw somethign they didn't like.
     
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    The same can be said for Ozzie Newsome, even more so than Smith and Kubes.
     
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    That is not neccesarily a knock on Grubbs. Okoye is going to own a lot of good o-line before his career is over. :whip:
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    GREAT BLUE NORTH DRAFT REPORT
    NEWS AND INFORMATION ON THE NFL DRAFT

    Jared Gaither, LT, Maryland… 6-9, 325, JR, 5.15… Entered the 2007 summer supplemental draft when he was declared academically ineligible for the upcoming season; technically would only have been a true junior this fall, but is eligible to jump to the pros because he attended a prep school for a year after high school. Imposing physical presence with the potential to be a shut down LT at the next level; indeed, may be about the closest thing to current Baltimore Pro Bowler Jonathan Ogden to come along in a while, but is still just starting to scratch the surface of his talent; relative newcomer to football who was a basketball player in high school and actually originally signed to play hoops with South Carolina before switching to football; played only one year of prep football and that at DT; tall player with a huge wingspan; naturally strong with good athletic skills including a 36-inch vertical leap which would have been three inches more than the highest figure at this year’s combine; runs well for a big man and is very nimble on his feet; slides around the pocket with ease and can change directions; has excellent balance and can change directions; athletic knee bender, but needs to concentrate on keeping his pads low all the time; not exactly a road grader but is a solid enough run blocker who gets good position and locks on with long arms; did not allow a sack in 2005 when he started every game at LT for the Terps replacing an injured Stephon Heyer; maturity came into question last fall, though, when he reportedly sulked and got into the coaches’ doghouse after being moved to RT when Heyer was granted another year of eligibility; was suspended briefly at camp last fall and was later suspended from last year's bowl game for violating team rules, although it likely related to missing classes; also battled some nagging injuries late last season… Based on pure physical potential, Gaither may be the best supplemental draft prospect since Bernie Kosar was taken with what turned out to be a #1 pick overall back in the late 1980s, but is a real wild card because of concerns about his level of maturity and work ethic. Complicating the decision for many teams will be the fact that the 2008 draft looks like it will be relatively deep at OT. Teams that use a supplemental pick will, of course, lose their selection in that round at the 2008 draft and teams thinking about bidding on Gaither with an early supplemental choice will have to try and project where they will pick next April and which OTs are likely to be available at that time.

    I guess it's an attitude thing .
     
  16. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I love the Texans but I reserve the right to be critical of them when I think they make mistakes or fail to jump on opportunities. Having said that I think the Texans have developed a reputation for making stupid decisions. That reputation has me thinking that passing on Gaither is another stupid Texans decision.

    Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith have a ways to go to convince me that they're not just making more stupid Texans decisions. I hope my knee jerk feeling on this is wrong.
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    I said something to this effect before the 2005 draft and got creamed as a rookie poster . Now it's accepted until they establish a track record of having more snap than a wet saltine .
     
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    Don't confuse the previous administration for this one. That would be like blaming Bush for getting a hummer from Monica Lewinsky. :devilpig:
     
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    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    W may like to try .
     
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    well this is gong to bite us on the ass when salaam gets injured and black has to start (ive a very strong, bad feeling it will happen).. a 5th??? only the second decision ive hated by kubes and smith (after vernando)
     

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