YoungTexanFan's big board v1

Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by YoungTexanFan, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. YoungTexanFan

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    This is my big board right now. This is not my Texans big board, this is just how I view each player in terms of talent in the ideal situation. This is a BPA type board. Again, this is not how my big board for the Texans looks, this is just how I see the top 80 prospects compared talent wise to each other.

    This is my initial board. I will change it as we move along. I will review more tape, watch pro-days and combines, read more scouting reports, and get more gut feelings. This is also meant to educate some of the posters who will be asking "who is in the draft", or "who should we be looking at?" These are the guys you should pay attention to in bowl games if they are in one, and these are the guys you should read up on.


    1. Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
    2. Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma
    3. Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
    4. Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
    5. Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
    6. Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh
    7. Reggie Nelson, FS, Florida
    8. Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    9. JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
    10. Robert Meacham, WR, Tennessee
    11. Marshawn Lynch, RB, California
    12. Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State
    13. LaRon Landry, S, LSU
    14. Leon Hall, CB, Michigan
    15. Daymeion Hughes, CB, California
    16. Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame
    17. Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
    18. Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU
    19. Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska
    20. Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State
    21. Jake Long, OT, Michigan
    22. Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State
    23. Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville
    24. Michael Griffin, S, Texas
    25. Ben Grubbs, OG, Auburn
    26. Michael Bush, RB, Louisville
    27. Justin Blalock, OG, Texas
    28. Patrick Willis, ILB, Ole Miss
    29. Lamarr Woodley, DE, Michigan
    30. Quentin Moses, DE, Georgia
    31. H.B. Blades, OLB, Pittsburgh
    32. Brandon Merriweather, S, Miami
    33. Tim Shaw, OLB, Penn State
    34. Earl Everett, OLB, Florida
    35. Aaron Sears, OT, Tennessee
    36. Rufus Alexander, OLB, Oklahoma
    37. Anthony Spencer, DE, Purdue
    38. Zach Miller, TE, Arizona State
    39. Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State
    40. Alan Branch, DT, Michigan
    41. Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio State
    42. Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC
    43. Levi Brown, OT, Penn State
    44. Buster Davis, ILB, Florida State
    45. Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn
    46. Brian Leonard, FB, Rutgers
    47. Brandon Mebane, DT, California
    48. Kenneth Darby, RB, Alabama
    49. Kyle Young, C, Fresno State
    50. Manuel Ramirez, OG, Texas Tech
    51. Tim Duckworth, OG, Auburn
    52. Steve Smith, WR, USC
    53. Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan
    54. Ryan Harris, OT, Notre Dame
    55. Victor Abiamiri, DE, Notre Dame
    56. Frank Okam, DT, Texas
    57. DeMarcus Tyler, DT, N.C. State
    58. Tony Hunt, RB, Penn State
    59. Fred Bennett, CB, South Carolina
    60. Ryan Kalil, C, USC
    61. Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia
    62. Eric Weddle, S, Utah
    63. Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M
    64. Dan Bazuin, DE, Central Michigan
    65. Rhema McKnight, WR, Notre Dame
    66. Kevin Kolb, QB, Houston
    67. Sabby Piscitelli, S, Oregon State
    68. Dan Mozes, C, West Virginia
    69. Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee
    70. Doug Free, OT, Northern Illinois
    71. Doug Datish, C, Ohio State
    72. Sabby Piscitelli, S, Oregon State
    73. John Wendling, FS, Wyoming
    74. Josh Beekman, OG, Boston College
    75. Ray McDonald, DE, Florida
    76. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr., WR, Texas-El Paso
    77. Tom Zbikowski, S, Notre Dame
    78. Josh Gattis, S, Wake Forest
    79. Drew Stanton, QB, Michigan State
    80. Travarious Bain, CB, Hampton
     
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  2. TexanSam

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    Has Brian Brohm declared for the draft? If not, is he leaning towards it? I'm hoping he does and just maybe Troy Smith will fall to the 2nd round if both Brohm and Russell enter.
     
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    Neither Brohm nor Russell have actually declared.

    Brohm said he was leaning towards returning, then hinted otherwise more recently. I feel he is the top QB in the draft and the advisory board should see the same. I think he will enter. Russell is likely to enter and is riding some pretty big hype right now. Smith may fall, he may not. I could see a few teams taking him, but not the Texans.

    At first for some reason, I thought you asked about Bain. I was kind of excited. I was ready to talk sleepers to someone. O well.
     
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    OK, what would make Broham a better QB selection than Russel?
     
  5. YoungTexanFan

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    He makes better decisions with the ball and has better touch. It is a close race no doubt though. I don't know who I would take at this point if I wanted a QB. I support Sage the most at this point as our QB next year.

    Any other questions about my initial big board?
     
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    Explain how you ordered the CBs.
     
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    How is Troy Smith the 12th and 21st best prospect?

    How is Frank Okam 56th and 78th? You think highly of him on odd numbered days and lowly on even?
     
  8. YoungTexanFan

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    good questions, and good catches. I will fix them shortly.
     


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    fixed.
     
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    Thats how I rated the CB's for whoever asked.
     
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    I'm thinking Cason will be the first corner taken, based on his physical attributes alone. Just look at Cromartie.
     
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    YTF that is a good looking board, a couple of names I think you will be adding at some point is the LOT from Arkansas who blocked for (2) 1000 yd rushers, Tony Ugoh and the LOT from ND Ryan Harris. Also Timmeran the LB from LSU.

    I would not be surprised if the Texans selected Antoine Cason with their 1st pick. It's in his genes.
     
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    revis is the best CB. he should be the 2nd fastest and 2nd biggest next to mccauley, but he has played much better, and shown better instincts. not to mention he can return kicks. cason and revis show similar ability, but revis' size gets him drafted ahead of him. cason's style reminds me of dunta, as both are a little undersized as far as bulk goes, but both are ready and willing to help against the run. however, this team is in desperate need of a big body at CB to match up with bigger receivers. cason may be a little more polished, but i like revis a bit more because of his size.

    i was really for picking landry or nelson earlier, but im wondering how much a safety would help. we could really use a top corner to play alongside dunta. safety just seems to be a little more easy to address in the later rounds or free agency.
     
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    I thought about both. I was going to put Harris in the 70's but he is pretty much a ZBS OT and that limits his potential. If it were a Texans board I would have him much higher. He was on the bubble with the top 80. Ugoh almost made it as well. I've seen him ranked in the 60's by some, but I don't have him in my top 80. He was probally about 5 players away though.

    Timmeran did not make my top 80.
     
  15. YoungTexanFan

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    you pretty much hit the nail on the head (is that the right expression?)

    Revis is a big, physical, fast, instinctual CB who doubles as a top PR man. Cason is just as physically gifted, but is slightly smaller. McCaulley is the best measurables guy available but played like crap.
     
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    Agreed. Your board YTF you can do what you want... coupple of other nit picks...Baseball will hold back 16. Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame. He's gotta fish or cut bait on that the next three months. Same with the boxer.


    Smith's size will knock down. If the Texans want to go tramping with Fran Tarkington, he's thier guy. They'll get a shot in the second on him.

    Both MLB prospects will go in the first. Both have been highly productive. Both will go off the board in the first.

    So will the top TE prospect. Miller.

    McCauly's films, and I don't care what he runs at the combine, is going to knock him down into the second, maybe the third. Ahmad "Batman "Carrol will still be fresh in everyones minds. No one is going to reach on hm. The dude better go to every All star game he can and play like Ty Hill did last year. i.e. like the second coming of Fred Smoots if he wants a top 64 pick spent on him.

    JMHO.
     
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    Both ND players are overrated, but I think a first round draft choice and money would lure anyone away from the ScRubs. He is garentued 3mil over like 5 years with the ScRubs. He has much more potential in the NFL and will play there.

    I couldn't care less about the ND safty because I want no part of his bad angles and crappy play.

    I know Miller will go higher, but I don't think he is that good. I think he will be a need pick as opposed to BPA.

    You may be right about the MLB's. We shall see.

    McCaulley may slip to the second due to porus play, but measurables will not let him fall past that. He played well last year if you studied the film on him and Richard Marshell. EVERYONE played poorly for Fresno St. this year, EVERYONE.
     
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    Miller does one thing Winslow JR.,Shockley and Davis does not. He is a blocking deamond. that'll move him up. He is the best TE at blocking in this class. He has very soft hands. He has an understanding of how to beat the Dungy two. Which means, because of his blocking, he can protect a glaring weakness on a lot of 8-8 clubs, the offensive left tackle. The guy will be worth his weight in gold to a lot of GMs.
     
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    Alan Branch 2nd rd. ytf? if he reads this he'll probably stay in school :sos: that and your obvious disdain for Brady Quinn the prospect list looks pretty complete, nice work :)
     
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    Dude, Don't count on Red Coming out.
     

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