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Paul 13
01-28-2008, 03:18 AM
Coming out of the Senior Bowl, this is what I'd like to see us do come draft time in April:

1. Chris Long (DE, Virginia). He gives us a ton of flexibility in our defense, whichever system we end up choosing albeit 3-4 or 4-3. A great character guy who will give you everything he has and then some. A natural leader for years to come.

2a. Terrell Thomas (CB, USC). We have to take a corner with this pick and I feel that Thomas will be the best one left at the time the 32nd pick rolls around. I'd love it if we could somehow land Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie but his stock has risen into the first round with a solid Senior Bowl week. I'm on the fence about Thomas, because I want to see what his 40 time ends up being. (other corners I like but not at this pick, Patrick Lee from Auburn, Dwight Lowery from San Jose St, Tracy Porter from Indiana)

2b. Carl Nicks (OT, Nebraska). I just love watching him play. He's not going to be a LT for us, at least not yet. He's better suited for RT. Tremendous power and a nasty attitude, he won't back down to nobody. But he plays smart too. I like Gosder Cherilus and Chris Williams too, but don't think they'll last this long. Nicks' stock is on the rise too, I hope he lasts until this pick...

3. Red Bryant (NT, Texas A&M). No surprise that we target the middle of our defense with an early pick. This is another guy who'll have to fall to us if we're lucky. But there's no questioning his ability as a pure NT, can also play 1 or 2 technique not just the "0". could also go Dre Moore here, if he lasts. (other DT's I like at this stage and later, Travis Laws from Notre Dame, and Marcus Harrison from Arkansas)

4. Kendall Langford (DE, Hampton). One might think why are we taking another DE at this pick? Well, Langford is not just a DE, he can play OLB too and if you have Long and Langford, talk about the possibilities on third down. Langford is 6-6 275 and is not just a pass rusher, as he's got good shade skills vs the run. His stock is on the rise, and could be going into the third round come draft time.

6. Brad Cottam (TE, Tennessee). Just a beast of a target at 6-8, but the ability to get downfield. Some might see him going much higher. And yes, another hopeful pick that he would last this long, but he does have some medical red flag type issues with a long injury history. He has looked really solid though. Does BP get another Mark Bavaro with this guy? I think so, great hands and a very solid blocker. Cowboys loved taking Witten from Tennessee a few years ago. I'm thinking that we reach into the Vol's bag again for our TE of the future.

7. Matt Flynn (QB, LSU). We'll go quarterback with one of these late picks and Flynn is the kind of qb we are likely to see at this stage of the draft. A proven winner, and solid athlete. Would make for a nice pick and complement to Beck.

(comp pick) I believe we will get at least one comp pick, probably in the 6th to 7th round area. Chauncey Washington (RB, USC) or Matt Forte (RB Tulane) both have power and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, would look great in Sparano's offense.

Majpain
01-28-2008, 03:28 AM
Solid draft.

Cottam probably will be moving up into the 3rd or 4th round.

We could probably take a better CB at 33.

Paul 13
01-28-2008, 03:32 AM
Solid draft.

Cottam probably will be moving up into the 3rd or 4th round.

We could probably take a better CB at 33.

Yea, I want to see Thomas' time at the combine. I like Patrick Lee as well. Who do you think will still be on the board at that pick? DRC? McKelvin?

Majpain
01-28-2008, 03:34 AM
Yea, I want to see Thomas' time at the combine. I like Patrick Lee as well. Who do you think will still be on the board at that pick? DRC? McKelvin?

I think their both gone in the first.

DRC proved that he can play at the next level. He excelled in the drills and did great in the senior bowl game.

It could be a toss up on who's the first CB taken. Its either DRC, McKelvin, or Jenkins.

GridIronKing34
01-28-2008, 03:41 AM
Not bad, somewhat similar to my mock I posted in the mains... I agree with the Long selection, can't argue with the Thomas selection... Nicks seems like he'd be a solid RT. Love the Bryant pick... Langford isn't something I'd shoot for, I think he's a capable player, but I'd rather fill a hole at safety, middle linebacker, wide receiver, offensive guard.. before selecting another DE/OLB. I like the Cottam pick, big TE target that was misused at Tennessee IMO. Flynn would be a nice 7th round selection too.

FinaticalOne
01-28-2008, 09:03 AM
It's ok, but I think this mock leaves out a very important position that needs an immediate upgrade, the LB positions. We are going to be a 3-4 defense, which means we need plenty of versatile LB/DE. This mock doesn't address that need, Chris Long is versatile but in a 3-4 he would play DE/NT; not LB. We are aging at that position and it is by the far the weakest position on the team because we have absolutely NO DEPTH there.

Conuficus
01-28-2008, 09:27 AM
Coming out of the Senior Bowl, this is what I'd like to see us do come draft time in April:

1. Chris Long (DE, Virginia). He gives us a ton of flexibility in our defense, whichever system we end up choosing albeit 3-4 or 4-3. A great character guy who will give you everything he has and then some. A natural leader for years to come.

2a. Terrell Thomas (CB, USC). We have to take a corner with this pick and I feel that Thomas will be the best one left at the time the 32nd pick rolls around. I'd love it if we could somehow land Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie but his stock has risen into the first round with a solid Senior Bowl week. I'm on the fence about Thomas, because I want to see what his 40 time ends up being. (other corners I like but not at this pick, Patrick Lee from Auburn, Dwight Lowery from San Jose St, Tracy Porter from Indiana)

2b. Carl Nicks (OT, Nebraska). I just love watching him play. He's not going to be a LT for us, at least not yet. He's better suited for RT. Tremendous power and a nasty attitude, he won't back down to nobody. But he plays smart too. I like Gosder Cherilus and Chris Williams too, but don't think they'll last this long. Nicks' stock is on the rise too, I hope he lasts until this pick...

3. Red Bryant (NT, Texas A&M). No surprise that we target the middle of our defense with an early pick. This is another guy who'll have to fall to us if we're lucky. But there's no questioning his ability as a pure NT, can also play 1 or 2 technique not just the "0". could also go Dre Moore here, if he lasts. (other DT's I like at this stage and later, Travis Laws from Notre Dame, and Marcus Harrison from Arkansas)

4. Kendall Langford (DE, Hampton). One might think why are we taking another DE at this pick? Well, Langford is not just a DE, he can play OLB too and if you have Long and Langford, talk about the possibilities on third down. Langford is 6-6 275 and is not just a pass rusher, as he's got good shade skills vs the run. His stock is on the rise, and could be going into the third round come draft time.

6. Brad Cottam (TE, Tennessee). Just a beast of a target at 6-8, but the ability to get downfield. Some might see him going much higher. And yes, another hopeful pick that he would last this long, but he does have some medical red flag type issues with a long injury history. He has looked really solid though. Does BP get another Mark Bavaro with this guy? I think so, great hands and a very solid blocker. Cowboys loved taking Witten from Tennessee a few years ago. I'm thinking that we reach into the Vol's bag again for our TE of the future.

7. Matt Flynn (QB, LSU). We'll go quarterback with one of these late picks and Flynn is the kind of qb we are likely to see at this stage of the draft. A proven winner, and solid athlete. Would make for a nice pick and complement to Beck.

(comp pick) I believe we will get at least one comp pick, probably in the 6th to 7th round area. Chauncey Washington (RB, USC) or Matt Forte (RB Tulane) both have power and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, would look great in Sparano's offense.

Whilst I like all of the players here except for Thomas (CB), I'd have to say that those players highlighted in all likelihood will no t be there. Langford will not be lasting until the 4th round, Cottam is gone long before there. Bryant is a highly rated 3-4 nose prospect who will get drafted before the 3rd.

Oh and Forte, after the way he ran this weekend will not be available that late. I he lasts through the 5th I'd probably have a heart attack - something would have gone askew throughout the world.

I just wish we could get all these guys!:boohoo:

FinaticalOne
01-28-2008, 09:43 AM
Bryant is a highly rated 3-4 nose prospect who will get drafted before the 3rd.

The last mock I saw has Bryant going to Cleveland, one pick before our #2b pick.

Conuficus
01-28-2008, 09:47 AM
The last mock I saw has Bryant going to Cleveland, one pick before our #2b pick.

Yeah, that sounds right - middle of the second round IMO.

WelcomeBack
01-28-2008, 09:57 AM
I think their both gone in the first.

DRC proved that he can play at the next level. He excelled in the drills and did great in the senior bowl game.

It could be a toss up on who's the first CB taken. Its either DRC, McKelvin, or Jenkins.

What about Talib, Pain?

DubVman
01-28-2008, 10:04 AM
Rather take Cedric Ellis #1

JT#1
01-28-2008, 11:29 AM
It's ok, but I think this mock leaves out a very important position that needs an immediate upgrade, the LB positions. We are going to be a 3-4 defense, which means we need plenty of versatile LB/DE. This mock doesn't address that need, Chris Long is versatile but in a 3-4 he would play DE/NT; not LB. We are aging at that position and it is by the far the weakest position on the team because we have absolutely NO DEPTH there.
CHris Long would NOT play nose tackle in a 3-4, weighs way too little. He could and probably will be both an end and an OLB in a 3-4 scheme

Paul 13
01-28-2008, 11:45 AM
It's ok, but I think this mock leaves out a very important position that needs an immediate upgrade, the LB positions. We are going to be a 3-4 defense, which means we need plenty of versatile LB/DE. This mock doesn't address that need, Chris Long is versatile but in a 3-4 he would play DE/NT; not LB. We are aging at that position and it is by the far the weakest position on the team because we have absolutely NO DEPTH there.

In a sense you're correct, we didn't draft any ILB's in this mock. But, I see us moving Porter inside in a 3-4 alignment, much like Seau moved inside for the Pats in their defense. With this mock you'd see this as our front seven:

LDE: Langford/Roth
NT: Bryant/Soliai/Fifita
RDE: Holliday/R. Wright

LOLB: Long/A. Wright
LILB: Porter/Smith
RILB: Thomas/Crowder
ROLB: Taylor

flappy1
01-28-2008, 01:12 PM
does any one know where Davis the de from ucla will fall.

Paul 13
01-28-2008, 01:18 PM
does any one know where Davis the de from ucla will fall.

I would say 2nd or 3rd round area right now.

Oboy
01-28-2008, 01:28 PM
This draft would make me absolutely do back flips with joy. However, I think there are more than one of those players that will NO WAY (I am just not that lucky) be there when we pick. But I hope it comes true!

FinaticalOne
01-28-2008, 02:42 PM
CHris Long would NOT play nose tackle in a 3-4, weighs way too little. He could and probably will be both an end and an OLB in a 3-4 scheme

You're probably right. A 3-4 NT should be a behemoth, Long is a very big DE but not big enough as a 3-4 NT. If Long can't run in the 4-6, than I wouldn't use him as an OLB either. I would draft him and keep him as our primary DE then I would draft Groves and Butler as OLB pass rushers, they are much faster than Long.

Majpain
01-28-2008, 03:53 PM
What about Talib, Pain?

More of a Zone CB. Doesn't do alot of pressing. He is going to give WR's alot of cushion in the NFL. Still a first rounder just probably later.

MrTree
01-28-2008, 04:07 PM
More of a Zone CB. Doesn't do alot of pressing. He is going to give WR's alot of cushion in the NFL. Still a first rounder just probably later.

Agreed....Talib's not going to be our guy. We need physical corners that can come up and tackle. I like Rogers-Cromartie and McKelvin in that range.

MexDolfan
01-28-2008, 05:37 PM
Coming out of the Senior Bowl, this is what I'd like to see us do come draft time in April:

1. Chris Long (DE, Virginia). He gives us a ton of flexibility in our defense, whichever system we end up choosing albeit 3-4 or 4-3. A great character guy who will give you everything he has and then some. A natural leader for years to come.

2a. Terrell Thomas (CB, USC). We have to take a corner with this pick and I feel that Thomas will be the best one left at the time the 32nd pick rolls around. I'd love it if we could somehow land Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie but his stock has risen into the first round with a solid Senior Bowl week. I'm on the fence about Thomas, because I want to see what his 40 time ends up being. (other corners I like but not at this pick, Patrick Lee from Auburn, Dwight Lowery from San Jose St, Tracy Porter from Indiana)

2b. Carl Nicks (OT, Nebraska). I just love watching him play. He's not going to be a LT for us, at least not yet. He's better suited for RT. Tremendous power and a nasty attitude, he won't back down to nobody. But he plays smart too. I like Gosder Cherilus and Chris Williams too, but don't think they'll last this long. Nicks' stock is on the rise too, I hope he lasts until this pick...

3. Red Bryant (NT, Texas A&M). No surprise that we target the middle of our defense with an early pick. This is another guy who'll have to fall to us if we're lucky. But there's no questioning his ability as a pure NT, can also play 1 or 2 technique not just the "0". could also go Dre Moore here, if he lasts. (other DT's I like at this stage and later, Travis Laws from Notre Dame, and Marcus Harrison from Arkansas)

4. Kendall Langford (DE, Hampton). One might think why are we taking another DE at this pick? Well, Langford is not just a DE, he can play OLB too and if you have Long and Langford, talk about the possibilities on third down. Langford is 6-6 275 and is not just a pass rusher, as he's got good shade skills vs the run. His stock is on the rise, and could be going into the third round come draft time.

6. Brad Cottam (TE, Tennessee). Just a beast of a target at 6-8, but the ability to get downfield. Some might see him going much higher. And yes, another hopeful pick that he would last this long, but he does have some medical red flag type issues with a long injury history. He has looked really solid though. Does BP get another Mark Bavaro with this guy? I think so, great hands and a very solid blocker. Cowboys loved taking Witten from Tennessee a few years ago. I'm thinking that we reach into the Vol's bag again for our TE of the future.

7. Matt Flynn (QB, LSU). We'll go quarterback with one of these late picks and Flynn is the kind of qb we are likely to see at this stage of the draft. A proven winner, and solid athlete. Would make for a nice pick and complement to Beck.

(comp pick) I believe we will get at least one comp pick, probably in the 6th to 7th round area. Chauncey Washington (RB, USC) or Matt Forte (RB Tulane) both have power and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, would look great in Sparano's offense.

:bighug:
What a wonderful draft would be, the only problem is that i find it hard to believe, because as you pointed some guys will be out before.
I also realize that Matt Flynn is the biggest underdog of this draft, he requires some development, but with the right tutoring he can become the next big thing.