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SF Dolphin Fan
01-24-2006, 08:22 PM
I was kind of hoping with a down senior year in which he was bench and his motor questioned, that Gabe Watson might drop down to Miami in the 2nd round. I've always liked his talent and feel he'd be a great space eater in the middle of Nick Saban's 3-4. Now I'm hearing more positives come out of the senior bowl practices and I wonder where Watson will go? Is he still considered a first rounder?

dominizzo
01-24-2006, 08:24 PM
I think gabe will go fall to us hes talented

Dolfan2788
01-24-2006, 08:40 PM
He has been who I wanted to take in the 2nd for a long time now but if we want to get him, I think now we'll have to take him in the 1st which I don't want to do.

amir7
01-24-2006, 10:55 PM
i can see he in cincy in the 1st round

SMadison29
01-24-2006, 11:33 PM
I don't think he'll quite make it to us in the 2nd round. He's been pretty impressive thus far in practices.

PhinsRDbest
01-24-2006, 11:36 PM
Clevelend 2nd round

PublixSubsRule
01-24-2006, 11:36 PM
i think if he fell to us in the 2 nd round he would be hard to pass up....also does anyone know if the dt from texas is coming out

SMadison29
01-24-2006, 11:39 PM
Clevelend 2nd round

That's where I have him going in my latest mock.

caneaddict
01-24-2006, 11:43 PM
Guys,

Considering the way he's dominating the Senior Bowl right now, I think he's solidifying a top 20 pick. There's no way at this point that he drops out of the 1st round. It would be surprising to see him slip to the end of the 1st. He's climbing real fast.

In fact he may be the guy who's stock has gone up the most so far in the Senior Bowl.

SMadison29
01-24-2006, 11:48 PM
In fact he may be the guy who's stock has gone up the most so far in the Senior Bowl.

That would be Maurice Stovall. Depending on what you read Watson is up & down. He struggled in 1 on 1's.

caneaddict
01-25-2006, 12:00 AM
That would be Maurice Stovall. Depending on what you read Watson is up & down. He struggled in 1 on 1's.

Stovall has done fine, but Watson has been dominant. He hasn't gone up and down AT ALL. Not once.

That's been the knock on him through his career, but at the Senior Bowl he's been up tempo and consistently dominant. Everyone's been impressed by him.

caneaddict
01-25-2006, 12:06 AM
Here is a quote from Scott Wright's (nfldraftcountdown.com) blog from the Senior Bowl describing this afternoon's press conference, specifically what Jeff Fisher, the North coach, said about Gabe Watson.


He also said Gabe Watson has been very impressive and disruptive to the point that they almost want to take him out of drills so they can do some stuff inside. He also noted that Watson has not taken plays off, as was his reputation coming in

Here's a quote from draftdaddy.com senior bowl blog


It should be noted that besides the obvious Cutler hoopla, Watson has done the most to help his draft stock out of all the participants this week so far. In 2003, current Viking DT Kevin Williams came out of nowhere to have a great week and turn his 3rd round stock into a high first round stock. Watson isn't having quite as good a week, but then again he isn't exactly coming from "out of nowhere." Early to mid first round to a team in dire need of a 2 gap NT seems more realistic with every day that passes.



Everyone from Kiper to Mayock has been praising Watson this week. He's been very impressive.

Nappy Roots
01-25-2006, 12:06 AM
Stovall has done fine, but Watson has been dominant. He hasn't gone up and down AT ALL. Not once.

That's been the knock on him through his career, but at the Senior Bowl he's been up tempo and consistently dominant. Everyone's been impressed by him.


ive read it both ways, hes been dominated, and looked slow and out of shape.

Danny
01-25-2006, 02:20 AM
I don't see him being our pick at 16 tho anything is posible....I'm still thinking Greenway if he's there or maybe even moving down if him and Cutler are gone....maybe Scott at 16 is posible too....it all depends on free agency and who we get there.

Ozzy rules!! :rockon: :guitar:

SMadison29
01-25-2006, 02:49 AM
Everyone from Kiper to Mayock has been praising Watson this week. He's been very impressive.

I haven't seen Kiper say anything about Watson thus far, good or bad. Mayock is an idiot, can't judge talent & doesn't know half their names. I did however read that Watson was much better today in one on ones.

SF Dolphin Fan
01-25-2006, 12:51 PM
Guys,

Considering the way he's dominating the Senior Bowl right now, I think he's solidifying a top 20 pick. There's no way at this point that he drops out of the 1st round. It would be surprising to see him slip to the end of the 1st. He's climbing real fast.

In fact he may be the guy who's stock has gone up the most so far in the Senior Bowl.

I agree. More teams are using the 3-4 and Watson is one of the few DT's/NT that can really dominate in the running game. Guys like him, at his best anyway, are hard to find.

MiamiDolphins34
01-25-2006, 01:25 PM
i think if he fell to us in the 2 nd round he would be hard to pass up....also does anyone know if the dt from texas is coming out

Rod Wright? Yea.

LIQUID24
01-25-2006, 01:37 PM
I've always liked Watson and I've always said he was better than Ngata, despite the hype. It kinda sucks that he's doing so well at the Senior Bowl, I was praying we'd take him with our 2nd rounder. Doesn't look like he's going to be there now.

SF Dolphin Fan
01-25-2006, 01:53 PM
I've always liked Watson and I've always said he was better than Ngata, despite the hype. It kinda sucks that he's doing so well at the Senior Bowl, I was praying we'd take him with our 2nd rounder. Doesn't look like he's going to be there now.

Do you think he's worth taking in the first? I know Miami has more pressing needs at LT, QB and in the secondary. But he's a rare talent when at his best and the Dolphins really don't have that strong presence in the middle -- Traylor for sure but his a short-term fix.

LIQUID24
01-25-2006, 02:27 PM
As much as I like him, I think it might too risky to take him at 16.... we're probably better off going with a safer pick like Greenway or Huff. But if by chance we trade down into the late 1st round, I wouldn't be opposed to taking him there. But you're right, true nose tackles like him aren't easy to come by.

Nappy Roots
01-25-2006, 04:36 PM
I've always liked Watson and I've always said he was better than Ngata, despite the hype. It kinda sucks that he's doing so well at the Senior Bowl, I was praying we'd take him with our 2nd rounder. Doesn't look like he's going to be there now.


wow, couldnt disagree with you more.

SF Dolphin Fan
01-25-2006, 06:03 PM
As much as I like him, I think it might too risky to take him at 16.... we're probably better off going with a safer pick like Greenway or Huff. But if by chance we trade down into the late 1st round, I wouldn't be opposed to taking him there. But you're right, true nose tackles like him aren't easy to come by.

I could definitely see Miami trading down and getting more picks, especially if Cutler, McNeil, Huff and Greenway are gone. Lawson and/or Watson are two players I can see Miami reaching a little bit for, though. Those are the types of talents that teams reach on all the time with some big hits and misses.