Post Combine Mock

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  1. beerlover

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    1. Miami Chris Long, DE/OLB- defensive cornerstone, smart, adaptable
    2. St. Louis Jake Long, OT- OL best of class measureables/experience
    3. Atlanta Glenn Dorsey, DT- emotional leadership, dynamic run stopper
    4. Oakland Darren McFadden, RB- best athlete in draft, offensive weapon
    5. Kansas City Matt Ryan, QB- skill player first, most ready Pro QB prospect
    6. NY Jets Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB- agressive edge rusher, workout warrior
    7. NE Patriots Leodis McKelvin, CB- best corner available, instinctive
    8. Baltimore Ryan Clady, OT- great addtion to aging OL
    9. Cincinnati Derrick Harvey, DE- flashes of greatness, playmaker
    10. New Orleans Mike Jenkins, CB- smooth, fluid cover corner
    11. Buffalo Keith Rivers, OLB- dynamic, can run with TE/RB's chase down QB's too
    12. Denver Sedric Ellis, DT- improves run defense also helps pass rush
    13. Carolina Phillip Merling, DE- strongside end to compliment Peppers
    14. Chicago Rashard Mendenhall, RB- best RB in draft, stays in Illinois
    15. Detroit Dominack Rodgers-Cromartie, CB- Lions go for athletic playmakers
    16. Arizona Jonathan Stewart, RB- need more production in ground game to balance passing attack
    17. Minnesota Quentin Groves, DE- oustanding speed rusher off the edge
    18. Houston Chris Williams, OT- land franchise ZBS LT
    19. Philadelphia Jeff Otah, OT- Project to groom under Runyun/Thomas
    20. Tampa Bay Brian Brohm, QB- accurate pocket QB that Gruden likes
    21. Washington Kenny Phillips, SS- fills some big shoes of fellow Hurricane
    22. Dallas Brandon Flowers, CB/FS- need secondary help, physical style can break in at nickle
    23. Pittsburgh Brandon Albert, OG- athletic beast would work right in Fanaeca open slot
    24. Tennessee Limas Sweed, WR- big target for VY, hand issue should be resolved by draft day
    25. Seattle Sam Baker, OG- versatile will be a guard but will be the back-up LT if needed
    26. Jacksonville Dan Connor, MLB- steal, heady high motor consistant competitor
    27. San Diego Kentwan Balmer, DT- fortify DL gives them a young athletic body inside
    28. Dallas Devin Thomas, WR- moving up the boards, excellent speed, productive
    29. San Francisco Joe Flacco, QB- don't care for Smith, Flacco has a much stronger arm, mesureables
    30. Green Bay Aqib Talib, CB- big physical cold weather cover 2
    32. Giants Gosder Cherilus, OT- beast w/mean streak, protection for Manning
     
  2. b0ng

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    I could live with that. With Mendenhall and Stewart off the boards I could see Williams being the pick. Phillips, Talib, or Flowers wouldn't surprise me either.

    Nor would Albert.
     
  3. BattleRedToro

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    I just don't see Kansas City going after Matt Ryan at #5. I'm not sure that they would draft him even if they were able to trade down and he dropped to them.
     
  4. beerlover

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    I did have Ryan dropping but not real impressed with what KC has @ QB either (Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, Tyler Thigpen, David Greene) safe pick would be Clady, but when you have the chance to get the top QB prospect in his class you at least consider him. here is a Kansas City Star poll of who the fans want (Jake Long) but if he's gone Matt Ryan is 2nd-

    Whom should the Chiefs take with the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft?

    Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State 196 3%
    Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU 256 4%
    Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC 91 1%
    Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State 30 0%
    Chris Long, DE, Virginia 183 3%
    Jake Long, OT, Michigan 4849 75%
    Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas 190 3%
    Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College 451 7%
    Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas 143 2%
    None of the above. I'll make my suggestion in the comments below. 48 1%
    Total Votes: 6437


    Baltimore needs a tackle with Ogden thinking retirement- http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/articles/2008/03/01/sports/esports3-1-08.txt
     
  5. beerlover

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    I realize that I just posted this post combine mock without any explanation of reasoning, so I digress. This is more of a draft board where I feel prospects stock value fall. some really helped their cause (Dominack Rodgers-Cromartie) others solidified placement (both Longs) while a few dissapointed (Sedric Ellis, Kenny Phillips). I'm not a beleiver in reaching for need, although this happens every draft, this mock are my current draft projections based upon bpa.

    example:

    Texans pick OT Chris Williams. we all know & feel they take a cb in the 1st rd. but if bpa is a LT how do they pass when this position is also a concern? now is a better LT prospect than Otah? for this system, yes but for Philly Otah is a better fit. both higher rated prospects in my view than Albert or Baker.
     
  6. nunusguy

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    I hope Chris Williams is there for us BeerLover. He looks like a tremendous
    prospect at one of if not our biggest need position.
    What about the concern on his less than ideal arm-length for a LT ? We talked about that in another thread here recently, but that does that issue
    concern you in CWs situation ?
     
  7. beerlover

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    I don't know why its so hard to get more information about players measureables post combine, guess I'll have to wait for ourlads scouting services draft guide to come out, but prior to the combine draft scout among others where saying, "At 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds, he has the wingspan and size any team likes in a blindside protector". Arm length is important but if its at least 32" it should not be debilitating for him to overcome, its more about hand placment anyways, even Jake Long admitted he holds almost every play & uses technique to hide it. the critical thing would seem to be his footwork & foot speed to adjust & seal off the outside while maintaining enough leverage (staying low) to block the bull/inside push.
     
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    Just cuz the fans want Ryan doesn't mean that they would draft him.

    If that were the case, then us Texans fans would be wearing Reggie Bush or Vince Young jerseys instead of Mario Williams.
     


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    A couple of days ago I read through about a dozen or so mock drafts, and way over half of them had us taking a RB in the first round. Not that these mock drafts have any thing to do with reality.

    I think our first pick will be determined by what position we didn't help ourselves with in free agency. Still, I like us getting a good OT or center in the first round. I think it will be cheaper to pick up a few servicable DBs in free agency, than linemen.
     
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    SF just picked up the option on Smith's contract to keep him through 2010 so I dont see them going QB in the 1st. Maybe they pick one up later, but not in the 1st.
     
  11. beerlover

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    thats on them isn't it. same thing the Texans did with Carr & how'd that work out :gun: a bust #1 is a bust no matter how you frame it :photos:
     
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    The point is, why give them a QB in your mock if you know they won't draft one?
     
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    bpa, NFL QB's don't grow on trees
     
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    speaking of QB's was watching NFL Network earlier & heard John Gruden telling his QB (not sure who it was) the play call, very in depth, while the QB looked completely lost. Gruden is very cerebral that way something he could have in common with Bhrom. very important to be on the same page with the coach, you can talk measureables all day but in the end communication skills are just as important.
     
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    Baltimore chose Jared Gaither in the Supplemental draft last year. I'm wondering why that'd take Clady

    I think It's most likely they'll take Brohm
     
  16. beerlover

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    you may be right.

    this is based according to bpa & Brohm is nor rated this high on my draft board even though QB makes sense. maybe Matt Ryan slips, maybe they trade down or maybe KC reaches #5 like Arizona did last draft for Levi Brown & take Clady? who knows what teams are gonna do for sure, this is based upon my own projections for each team based on bpa that fill high priority needs :shades:
     
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    According to WalterFootball.com, Williams has an arm length of 32 7/8 inches and did 21 bench presses. He will definately have to work on his upper body strength. As for footwork, I don't know how he did, compared to other OT's, in the drills at the Combine, but he did have one of the better 40 times.
     
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    Sam Baker is not in your first round ? Is he worthy of a second round pick ?
    I think he was at the Combine, but I dunno what he did as I haven't seen any
    results for him ? Maybe he just interviewed ? Hopefully he's not hurt again.
     
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    He has just had an average post-season. He has worked himself into a second rounder, and may in fact have to slide inside to guard.
     
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    25. Seattle Sam Baker, OG- versatile will be a guard but will be the back-up LT if needed
     

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