Quick list of sleepers

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  1. YoungTexanFan

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    Gabriel Fulbright - (CB-UNM)

    Nick Reid - (OLB- Kansas)

    Tony Palmer (OG-Missouri)

    Ko Simpson (FS - S. Carolina) - it may be a reach to call him a sleeper, but he would have been much better served staying another year. He is a ballhawk to the extreme, and a true FS that our team lacks. He will be drafted behind Huff, and Bing. However he is currently my top choice for round two!!!
     
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    Ko Simpson just declared today
     
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    yes, you will also see him listed in bold on the list of declared underclassmen i posted.

    He sure would look great in a Texans Uniform.
     
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    Don't know if he is a sleeper, but here is something I posted earlier on this board.

    "if we slip down a little bit and haven't taken a lineman, we should look at Boston U's Jeremy Trueblood. I watched BU's bowl game and while Trueblood didn't make all his blocks, he missed maybe 3-4, the blocks he did make were driven into the ground. The kid's got motor and a nasty disposition. Qualities I like in a lineman."
     
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    If we are going the route of underrated first rounders who might slip, I will take Natogta (sp) as my NT of the future.
     
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    add your sleepers to this list.

    Roderkus Wright, DT...some JuCo in Cali

    he makes my list as a sleeper. there is a post started by wolfe on him, and wolfe deserves a lot of credit for this find.
     
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    I'm not sure if Ngata even slips out of the top 10-12 picks. No way he makes it out of the first round unless something major happens to him between now and the draft.
     
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    I never said he would slip, but even at pick #12 he would be a steal. If we trade down, and Mario is not available, it then becomes a toss up right now for me between mario, brooks, and winston
     
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    Oh, in that case, definitely (assuming that we are sticking with the 3-4)
     
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    I am assuming we stay w/the 3-4 until it is stated otherwise. We are more geared towards the 3-4 with our personel.

    He has the talent to be a top 8 pick, and anything later is a steal.

    Ahmad Brooks has the talent to be a top 10 pick, and anything else will be a steal. He is a better LB than Hawk IMO, but will be the 3rd or 4th LB taken as of right now.
     
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    Ko really isn't a sleeper...I'd be shocked if he isn't picked up by pick 18 (Dallas)...He and Roy Williams would make a dangerous duo...

    Anyway, my sleepers are as follows:

    Corey Roberts, TE, Sam Houston: a bit of a homer pick...He has potential to be a decent pass-catching TE, but isn't particularly big and is not the best blocker...

    Chris Gocong, DE/OLB, Cal Poly: Buck Buchanon award winner (given to the top I-AA defensive player)...24 tackles for loss, 19 sacks, 14 QB hurries, and 3 forced fumbles don't lie, regardless of what level you're playing at...

    Brandon Guillory, DE/OLB, Louisiana Monroe: former walk-on WR turned DE...Supposedly runs a 4.42 40 at 6-4 and 250...If he does that at the combine, he could possibly shoot up draft boards much like a fellow Sun Belt veteran, Demarcus Ware...
     
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    I like N Reid in the 6th round. Worst case scenario - he will be a special teams stud. And, maybe he becomes a solid bu OLB also.
     
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    While Ko isnt much of a sleeper, he will still fly under the radar because of the "big 3" at safty this year. I do not see him going to dallas. They have too many needs, such as O-line, WR, and QB. I see them going O-line in the first round, possibly McNeil. He seems to be the early odds on favorite for dallas.

    I have heard some about the DE from Poly, but had not seen those stats. Stats can lie sometimes, and I really need to see his size/speed ratio before I pass judgement.

    Guillory has been mentioned on this board at various times throughout the year, but he seems like a undrafted FA kind of guy. He just seems too raw for team to take a chance on. Although, if he is able to put up great combine numbers, he may slide up into the 6th or round or so.
     
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    You gota love KU guys. Regardless of the sport, we produce some of the most hard-nosed players in their respective league.
     
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    I figured I'd bring this thread back to life with another sleeper:

    Danieal Manning, CB/FS, Abilene Christian: excellent in coverage and doesn't shy away from contact in run support...Has good size at 6-0 and 210...His 40 time will likely dictate where he plays in the NFL...Some are saying he could go as early as the top of round 2...
     

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