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HysterikiLL
11-11-2006, 02:45 AM
Okay, so this list is really a product of my watching far too much college football this season. I’ve become hooked, moreso than ever before, and subsequently, I have decided to rank the top 40 juniors and seniors available for the 2007 draft. The list is extremely subjective, and based on my own opinions and analysis – some of these guys I have had only a little opportunity to evaluate, so I’ve had to work off last seasons tapes and some highlight films, but I think I have a pretty good grasp of these 40.

1. Calvin Johnson – WR Georgia Tech
2. Joe Thomas – OT Wisconsin
3. Gaines Adams – DE Clemson
4. Adrian Peterson – TB Oklahoma
5. Brady Quinn – QB Notre Dame
6. Sam Baker – OT USC
7. LaRon Landry – DB LSU
8. Marshawn Lynch – RB California
9. Leon Hall – DB Michigan
10. Lamarr Woodley – DE Michigan
11. Frank Okam – DT Texas
12. Michael Bush – TB Louisville
13. Patrick Willis – LB Ole Miss
14. Troy Smith – QB Ohio State
15. Quentin Moses – DE Georgia
16. Michael Griffin – DB Texas
17. Dwayne Jarrett – WR USC
18. Jeff Samardzija – WR Notre Dame
19. Levi Brown – OT Penn State
20. Ted Ginn Jr. – WR Ohio State
21. Justin Blalock – OT Texas
22. Paul Posluszny – LB Penn State
23. Brian Brohm – QB Louisville
24. Alan Branch – DT Michigan
25. Aaron Ross – DB Texas
26. Amobi Okoye – DT Louisville
27. Brandon Meriweather – DB Miami
28. Quinn Pitcock – DT Ohio State
29. Buster Davis – LB Florida St.
30. Daymeion Hughes – DB California
31. Ryan Kalil – C USC
32. Victor Abiamiri – DE Notre Dame
33. Tim Crowder – DE Texas
34. Antonie Cason – DB Arizona
35. Rufus Alexander – OLB Oklahoma
36. Marcus McCauley – DB Fresno St.
37. Kenny Irons – RB Auburn
38. Kevin Kolb – QB Houston
39. Sydney Rice – WR S. Carolina
40. Brian Leonard – FB Rutgers

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-11-2006, 10:22 AM
i think brohm and daymeion hughes are way too low.

mmikel30
11-11-2006, 11:09 AM
know what i never thought of this before but don't be suprised if the patsies try and trade up and get calvin j. or ted ginn jr.

Pocoloco
11-11-2006, 12:59 PM
know what i never thought of this before but don't be suprised if the patsies try and trade up and get calvin j. or ted ginn jr.

that would be a heck of a trade-up. The Pats are going to the playoffs this year, while Calvin Johnson is a top 3 pick, and Ginn Jr. is likely a top 15. It would cost the Patriots way too much

WelcomeBack
11-11-2006, 01:58 PM
that would be a heck of a trade-up. The Pats are going to the playoffs this year, while Calvin Johnson is a top 3 pick, and Ginn Jr. is likely a top 15. It would cost the Patriots way too much

Don't forget the Patriots have 2 1st rounders this year now.

As for the power rankings, I do agree that Brohm should be higher.

HysterikiLL
11-11-2006, 02:54 PM
Most of you guys know I have a severe man crush on Brian Brohm, but his season hasn't been as great as I thought it would be...it's been good, but I don't think it justified him being any higher. In the NFL, I would draft him over Troy Smith who I had ranked higher, and I wouldn't think a top 10 pick would be too high on him, but for the purpose of overall season rankings, I couldn't move him higher than 23.

Thanks for the comments guys. :up:

WelcomeBack
11-11-2006, 05:04 PM
Most of you guys know I have a severe man crush on Brian Brohm, but his season hasn't been as great as I thought it would be...it's been good, but I don't think it justified him being any higher. In the NFL, I would draft him over Troy Smith who I had ranked higher, and I wouldn't think a top 10 pick would be too high on him, but for the purpose of overall season rankings, I couldn't move him higher than 23.

Thanks for the comments guys. :up:

I've been watching for more than stats. The way he's been playing lately, even with the thumb injured, has been pretty good. He puts a nice touch on the ball and has a good arm.

Troy Smith is also good in my opinion, but I would rather have Brohm :). Either, however, would be really good to pick.

LouPhinFan
11-11-2006, 05:24 PM
Most of you guys know I have a severe man crush on Brian Brohm, but his season hasn't been as great as I thought it would be...it's been good, but I don't think it justified him being any higher. In the NFL, I would draft him over Troy Smith who I had ranked higher, and I wouldn't think a top 10 pick would be too high on him, but for the purpose of overall season rankings, I couldn't move him higher than 23.

Thanks for the comments guys. :up:

I don't think it really matters. I don't think Brohm will be coming out this year. Especially after the loss to Rutgers. Louisville has the majority of their starters coming back next year. They'll be even better next year than they are this year. He's a leading Heisman canidate next year.

HysterikiLL
11-12-2006, 03:51 AM
I don't think it really matters. I don't think Brohm will be coming out this year. Especially after the loss to Rutgers. Louisville has the majority of their starters coming back next year. They'll be even better next year than they are this year. He's a leading Heisman canidate next year.

I hope he comes back. He'll be great and Louisville will be a Nat'l championship contender. Also, I don't think he needs to be a big name, big paycheck player to be content, so he will prefer to come back to try and win one.

Aussiefinfan54
11-12-2006, 04:48 AM
screw the draft right now where goin to the playoffs baby GO PHINS!!!!!

Crowder52
11-12-2006, 04:51 PM
You made an egregious error in leaving Marcus Thomas (UF) off of your list. In my opinion he is (was) the best DT in college football and Kiper had him in his top 10 seniors as recently as a week ago.

He has since been kicked off the team for failing to attend drug education classes (punishment for failing a drug test) and that will no doubt hurt his stock, but I imagine that when scouts see him on film his talent will be too great to ignore. He will also be a freak at the combine, as he is incredibly athletic for his size.

note: I am incredibly biased (but I have at least seen indications that he is highly regarded amongst scouts)

HysterikiLL
11-12-2006, 05:36 PM
You made an egregious error in leaving Marcus Thomas (UF) off of your list. In my opinion he is (was) the best DT in college football and Kiper had him in his top 10 seniors as recently as a week ago.

He has since been kicked off the team for failing to attend drug education classes (punishment for failing a drug test) and that will no doubt hurt his stock, but I imagine that when scouts see him on film his talent will be too great to ignore. He will also be a freak at the combine, as he is incredibly athletic for his size.

note: I am incredibly biased (but I have at least seen indications that he is highly regarded amongst scouts)

I totally hear you man. I had Thomas ranked as the 2nd DT on my board (behind Okam, ahead of Pitcock) coming into the season, but there are a lot of concerns about that guy that couldn't justify me putting him ahead of anyone in my 40. I think he needs to prove his character and a team could take a big risk on him. For his sake, I hope he can sort his **** out, and his stock falling will really be his punishment.

outtawack311
11-12-2006, 07:51 PM
Kolb (prenounced Cobb) is gonna be one hell of an NFL QB. There is nothing that guy cant do. I am a UCF fan and have watched him play in our conference a few times. He will be good.

I dont want to spend a high pick on him though. I am just saying he will be good.

I do want Mike Walker (WR) from UCF late in the draft, he is fast and catches everything.

Crowder52
11-12-2006, 11:55 PM
I totally hear you man. I had Thomas ranked as the 2nd DT on my board (behind Okam, ahead of Pitcock) coming into the season, but there are a lot of concerns about that guy that couldn't justify me putting him ahead of anyone in my 40. I think he needs to prove his character and a team could take a big risk on him. For his sake, I hope he can sort his **** out, and his stock falling will really be his punishment.

Gotcha. Just curious, is this a mock-draft type list or just your personal ratings of the players? Meaning, is it where you think they will go or should go?

LouPhinFan
11-13-2006, 01:20 AM
I hope he comes back. He'll be great and Louisville will be a Nat'l championship contender. Also, I don't think he needs to be a big name, big paycheck player to be content, so he will prefer to come back to try and win one.

You never know, Bush may come back as well. He has until January to decide on his medical redshirt.

Roman529
11-13-2006, 04:09 PM
Okay, so this list is really a product of my watching far too much college football this season. I’ve become hooked, moreso than ever before, and subsequently, I have decided to rank the top 40 juniors and seniors available for the 2007 draft. The list is extremely subjective, and based on my own opinions and analysis – some of these guys I have had only a little opportunity to evaluate, so I’ve had to work off last seasons tapes and some highlight films, but I think I have a pretty good grasp of these 40.

1. Calvin Johnson – WR Georgia Tech
2. Joe Thomas – OT Wisconsin
3. Gaines Adams – DE Clemson
4. Adrian Peterson – TB Oklahoma
5. Brady Quinn – QB Notre Dame
6. Sam Baker – OT USC
7. LaRon Landry – DB LSU
8. Marshawn Lynch – RB California
9. Leon Hall – DB Michigan
10. Lamarr Woodley – DE Michigan
11. Frank Okam – DT Texas
12. Michael Bush – TB Louisville
13. Patrick Willis – LB Ole Miss
14. Troy Smith – QB Ohio State
15. Quentin Moses – DE Georgia
16. Michael Griffin – DB Texas
17. Dwayne Jarrett – WR USC
18. Jeff Samardzija – WR Notre Dame
19. Levi Brown – OT Penn State
20. Ted Ginn Jr. – WR Ohio State
21. Justin Blalock – OT Texas
22. Paul Posluszny – LB Penn State
23. Brian Brohm – QB Louisville
24. Alan Branch – DT Michigan
25. Aaron Ross – DB Texas
26. Amobi Okoye – DT Louisville
27. Brandon Meriweather – DB Miami
28. Quinn Pitcock – DT Ohio State
29. Buster Davis – LB Florida St.
30. Daymeion Hughes – DB California
31. Ryan Kalil – C USC
32. Victor Abiamiri – DE Notre Dame
33. Tim Crowder – DE Texas
34. Antonie Cason – DB Arizona
35. Rufus Alexander – OLB Oklahoma
36. Marcus McCauley – DB Fresno St.
37. Kenny Irons – RB Auburn
38. Kevin Kolb – QB Houston
39. Sydney Rice – WR S. Carolina
40. Brian Leonard – FB Rutgers



41. Mason Crosby, K Colorado :tongue:

HysterikiLL
11-14-2006, 03:45 PM
Gotcha. Just curious, is this a mock-draft type list or just your personal ratings of the players? Meaning, is it where you think they will go or should go?

It's more of a rankings of how I feel their pro potential stacks up -- as we've seen many times before though, guys will not necessarily be drafted accordingly. For example, I have Troy Smith at 14, but I think at the very highest, he'll be a late 1st round pick. Then there's guys like Sydney Rice and Kenny Irons who could go much much higher. As for Thomas, I think he could be a Luis Castillo-esque pick -- drafted late in the first/early second as a high-risk/high-reward by a team with quite a bit of talent but still a relative need, therefore somewhat marginalizing the risk factor and trying to maximize the reward.

HysterikiLL
11-14-2006, 03:50 PM
You never know, Bush may come back as well. He has until January to decide on his medical redshirt.

I didn't realize he had until January, I thought it had already passed, wow. I really hope he comes back then -- he's one of my favorite players to watch in all of football, and I don't think he'll be a feature back for a few years at least if he goes pro, so I'd love to see him and Brohm one more season.

This is a year, however, that is somewhat thin at the RB position compared to years past. Aside from Adrian Peterson, Bush is the clear no. 2, with Kenny Irons and Lynch being the only other worthy picks. However, I have an odd feeling that AD could return next season -- it certainly wouldn't see so, since he's already indicated he'd like to turn pro, but I just have a feeling.

That would leave next year with the likes of Slaton, McFadden, Hart, Rice, just off the top of my head, and if only of this seasons underclassmen were to return, Bush would have some competition at the top end of the draft.

HysterikiLL
11-14-2006, 03:51 PM
41. Mason Crosby, K Colorado :tongue:

:lol:


Thanks for the comments guys!

Stitches
11-14-2006, 05:34 PM
I think many have Lynch as the clear cut number 2 back in this draft(assuming Peterson declares).

Roman529
11-14-2006, 07:43 PM
Mason Crosby (K/Colorado) – Colorado hasn’t given any of us watching much to talk about this year, but Mason Crosby has. In Colorado’s first win of the season against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Crosby nailed not one, but two field goals from 50-plus yards. Crosby’s longest field goal of the day, a 56-yarder in the 2nd quarter, was the second longest field goal in Division 1 football this year. As if that wasn’t enough, Mason connected on a 53-yard field goal in the 3rd to add a little bit of insult to injury. Mason now has 12 field goals of 50 yards or more in his career.

GOODBYE OLINDO !!!!!! :wink:

HysterikiLL
11-16-2006, 05:45 AM
Mason Crosby (K/Colorado) – Colorado hasn’t given any of us watching much to talk about this year, but Mason Crosby has. In Colorado’s first win of the season against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Crosby nailed not one, but two field goals from 50-plus yards. Crosby’s longest field goal of the day, a 56-yarder in the 2nd quarter, was the second longest field goal in Division 1 football this year. As if that wasn’t enough, Mason connected on a 53-yard field goal in the 3rd to add a little bit of insult to injury. Mason now has 12 field goals of 50 yards or more in his career.

GOODBYE OLINDO !!!!!! :wink:

If the Raiders pick ahead of us, Crosby will be gone by the time we pick in the first round :lol:

InSabanWeTrust1
11-16-2006, 08:27 PM
i hope if we dont finish in the playoffs or the top 3 or 4 picks that we finish 11th or 12th overall. then we can grab landry or willis and not be reaching while picking up a huge playmaker on defense

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-17-2006, 10:02 AM
jeez roman, i don't see why you're so fascinated with a KICKER. and...HE'S NOT EVEN THAT GOOD!

LouPhinFan
11-17-2006, 10:29 AM
I didn't realize he had until January, I thought it had already passed, wow. I really hope he comes back then -- he's one of my favorite players to watch in all of football, and I don't think he'll be a feature back for a few years at least if he goes pro, so I'd love to see him and Brohm one more season.

This is a year, however, that is somewhat thin at the RB position compared to years past. Aside from Adrian Peterson, Bush is the clear no. 2, with Kenny Irons and Lynch being the only other worthy picks. However, I have an odd feeling that AD could return next season -- it certainly wouldn't see so, since he's already indicated he'd like to turn pro, but I just have a feeling.

That would leave next year with the likes of Slaton, McFadden, Hart, Rice, just off the top of my head, and if only of this seasons underclassmen were to return, Bush would have some competition at the top end of the draft.

At this point I would put the odds for Bush coming out at 50/50. He hasn't talked to the media at all lately. His family will make the decision in early January according to reports.

HurriPhin
11-18-2006, 04:34 AM
jeez roman, i don't see why you're so fascinated with a KICKER. and...HE'S NOT EVEN THAT GOOD!

You have no clue what your talking about. Crosby is the nation's premier placekicker. He was a UNANIMOUS choice for 1st team All-American by every notable publication: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp.

He has extraordinary leg strength. Crosby holds the Colorado school record with a 60 yrd FG vs Iowa St in '04. And if the high altitude in Colorado makes you skeptical, he also holds the NCAA record for the longest FG without a tee at sea level with a 58 yard boot at Miami in '05. Not to mention, he once had a touchback kicking from the 20 yard line which was an 87 yard kickoff touchback!

Crosby also has excellent accuracy with a knack for kicking in the clutch. In '05 he made 12-13 FG in the 4th quarter and was a perfect 10-10 within the final 9 minutes of games. He is also the 1st player in Big 12 history to be named player of the week 8 times.

Yeah I guess your right, he's not that good... HE'S GREAT!:cooldude:

King Felix
11-19-2006, 09:16 PM
jeez roman, i don't see why you're so fascinated with a KICKER. and...HE'S NOT EVEN THAT GOOD!:yeahthat:

accept the he is not good part, ive never seen him play but to be so obssessed over a kicker is kinda odd.

MustangFinFan
11-19-2006, 09:25 PM
id love to get patrick willis...groom behind zach thomas for 2 years and be a beast.

MustangFinFan
11-19-2006, 09:27 PM
jeez roman, i don't see why you're so fascinated with a KICKER. and...HE'S NOT EVEN THAT GOOD!


olindo is missing a field goal every game.....its time to get rid of him. if Crosby is there in the 3rd or 4th...ill take him. oddly, Janikowski and Nugent went in the 1st and 2nd round....and Crosby is hella better if u ask me.