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Chadman
02-17-2009, 10:40 PM
Ok, as promised, Chadman will supply & more streamlined & easier analysis, starting....now!

A few things explained-

Players in RED are STARTERS.

Players in GREEN are NO LONGER WITH THE TEAM.

Players in BLUE are NEW TO THE TEAM.

Updated TEAM NEEDS & FREE AGENT ACTIVITY as of 5/3/09

UPDATED FREE AGENCY ACTIVITY- 13/3/09

Chadman
02-18-2009, 12:09 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #1
TEAM- DETROIT LIONS

2008 Stats-
Offence- 27th in points scored, 30th in yards per game, 24th in passing yards, 30th in rushing yards per game, 3.8 yards per carry in rushing & 52 sacks allowed.

Defence- 32nd in points allowed, 32nd in yards allowed, 27th in passing yards allowed, 32nd in rushing yards allowed, 4 INT's & 30 sacks

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Kevin Smith (976 yards at 4.1), WR Calvin Johnson (78 catches, 1331 yards & 12 TD's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
All OL, All DL, LB's, DB's & QB.

FREE AGENTS-
QB Dan Orlovsky,QB Drew Stanton (RFA), RB's Rudi Johnson & Moran Norris, WR's Keary Colbert, Mike Furrey & Shaun McDonald, TE Dan Campbell, OG's Edwin Mulitalo, Damian Cook & Blaine Saipaia, OT's Jon Dunn & George Foster, C Andy McCollum, DL Shaun Cody, LB's Anthony Cannon, Paris Lenon & Ryan Nece, DB's Leigh Bodden, Ramzee Robinson (ERFA), Dwight Smith & Patrick Body, K Jason Hansen

ADDITIONS-
OG Stephen Peterman, K Jason Hansen, CB Anthony Henry, CB Eric King, RB Maurice Morris, DT Grady Jackson, CB Philip Buchanan, RB Aveion Cason, OT Daniel Loper, OG Damion Cook, LB Cody Spencer, LB Julian Peterson, TE Will Heller

SUBTRACTIONS-
WR Mike Furrey, TE Dan Campbell, OG Edwin Mulitalo, OT Jon Dunn, CB Leigh Bodden, FS Dwight Smith, QB Jon Kitna, TE John Owens, QB Dan Orlovsky, FB Moran Norris, DT Cory Redding

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-
CB Philip Buchanan, DT Grady Jackson,

TEAM NEEDS-
1. OT
2. QB
3. DT
4. DE
5. LB
6. TE

DRAFT HISTORY-(3 Round History)
2008- #1 RT (Cherilous), #2 LB (Dizon), #3 RB (Smith), DT (Fluellan), DE (Avril)
2007- #1 WR (Johnson), #2 QB (Stanton), DE (Alama-Francis), DB (Alexander), #3 N/A
2006- #1 LB (Sims), #2 DB (Bullocks), #3 RB (Calhoun)
2005- #1 WR (Williams), #2 DT (Cody), #3 DB (Wilson)
2004- #1 WR (Williams) & RB (Jones), #2 LB (Lehman), #3 DB (Smith)

Chadman
02-18-2009, 02:55 AM
DRAFT POSITION - #2
TEAM- ST LOUIS RAMS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 30th in points scored, 27th in yards per game, 26th in passing yards per game, 25th in rushing yards per game, 4.0 yards per carry in rushing & allowed 45 sacks.

DEFENCE- 31st in points allowed per game, 28th in yards allowed per game, 19th in passing yards allowed per game & 29th in rushing yards per game with 11 INTS & 30 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Steven Jackson (1042 yards at 4.1 YPC), FS Oshiomogho Atogwe (88 Tackles, 5 INTS)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB Marc Bulger, WR Torry Holt, All OL, Rush Defence (DL & LB)

FREE AGENTS-
QB Trent Green, QB Brock Berlin (RFA), RB's Samkon Gado, Travis Minor & Richard Owens, WR's Dane Looker,WR Drew Bennett, Dante Hall, Matt Cadell & Joel Filani, TE Dominique Byrd (RFA), OT's Brandon Gorin & Adam Goldberg, C Nick Leckey, DL La'Roi Glover & Eric Moore, LB Gary Stills, DB's Ronald Bartell, Fakhir Brown, Jason Craft, Ricky Manning Jnr, Corey Chavous & Oshiomogho Atogwe, OT Orlando Pace, C Brett Romberg, WR Torry Holt, TE Anthony Becht

ADDITIONS-
DL Willie Williams, C Jason Brown, CB Ronald Bartell, FB Mike Karney, S James Butler, WR Matt Caddell, WR Nate Jones, DE CJ Ah You, DE Eric Moore, OG Mark Setterstrom, OT Adam Goldberg

SUBTRACTIONS-
DB Corey Chavous, WR Joel Filani, OT Clint Oldenburg, WB Trent Green, WR Drew Bennett, C Brett Romberg, OT Orlando Pace, WR Torry Holt, TE Anthony Becht, C Nick Leckey

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. OT
2. ILB
3. WR
4. OLB
5. CB
6. QB


DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 DE (Long), #2 WR (Avery), #3 OT (Greco)
2007- #1 DE (Carricker), #2 RB (Leonard), #3 DB (Wade)
2006- #1 DB (Hill), #2 TE (Klopfenstein), #3 DT (Wroten), LB (Alston), TE (Byrd)
2005- #1 OT (Barron), #2 DB (Bartell), #3 DB (Otogwe) C (Incognito)
2004- #1 RB (Jackson), #2 N/A, #3 DE (Hargrove)

Chadman
02-19-2009, 08:04 PM
DRAFT POSITION- #3
TEAM- KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 26th in points scored, 24th in yards per game, 20th in passing yards per game, 16th in rushing yards per game, 4.8 yards per carry & 37 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 29th in points allowed, 31st in yards allowed, 28th in passing yards allowed, 30th in rushing yards allowed, 5.0 yards per carry against, 13 INTS & 10 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Larry Johnson (874 yards at 4.5 YPC), RB Jamaal Charles (357 yards at 5.3 YPC), TE Tony Gonzalez (1058 yards & 10 TD's), WR Dwayne Bowe (1022 yards & 7 TD's), FS Jarrod Page (85 tackles, 2 FF, 4 INT's), CB Brandon Flowers (69 tackles, 1 FF, 2 INT's & 1 TD)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
All DL & LB's

FREE AGENTS-
QB Damon Huard, WR Rod Gardner, WR Maurice Price (RFA), WR Jeff Webb (RFA), TE Mike Merritt, OT Adrian Jones, C Rudy Niswanger (RFA), DL Jason Babin, LB's Rocky Boiman & Pat Thomas, LB Donnie Edwards, CB Patrick Surtain, DB's Oliver Celestin & Jon McGraw- RFA- Jarrod Page,QB Quinn Gray

ADDITIONS-
QB Matt Cassell, LB Mike Vrabel, FS Jarrod Page, C Rudy Niswanger, WR Jeff Webb, S Jon McGraw, WR CJ Jones, DE/OLB Darrell Robertson, CB Travis Daniels, LB Corey Mays, WR Bobby Engram, WR Terrence Copper

SUBTRACTIONS-
LB Donnie Edwards, CB Patrick Surtain, QB Damon Huard, TE Michael Merritt, QB Quinn Gray, CB David Macklin, LB Pat Thomas

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. OLB
2. NT
3. ILB
4. OT
5. OG
6. WR
7. RB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 DT (Dorsey) & OG/OT (Albert), #2 CB (Flowers), #3 RB (Charles) TE (Cottram) DB (Morgan)
2007- #1 WR (Bowe), #2 DT (McBride), #3 DT (Tyler)
2006- #1 DE (Hali), #2 DB (Pollard), #3 QB (Coyle)
2005- #1 LB (Johnson), #2 N/A, #3 P (Colquitt)
2004- #1 N/A, #2 DT (Savaii) & TE (Wilson), #3 LB (Fox)

Chadman
02-19-2009, 08:32 PM
DRAFT POSITION - #4
TEAM- SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 25th in points scored, 28th in yards per game, 29th in passing yards per game, 19th in rushing yards per game, 4.2 yards per carry & 36 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 25th in points allowed, 30th in yards allowed per game, 32nd in passing yards allowed per game, 18th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.2 yards per carry allowed, 9 INT's & 35 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Seneca Wallace (11 TD's 3 INT's), RB Julius Jones (698 yards at 4.4 YPC), DB Josh Wilson (76 tackles, 1 sack, 3 FF, 4 INT's 1 TD)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB Matt Hasselback, All WR's, DB's

FREE AGENTS-
QB Charlie Frye, RB's Maurice Morris & Leonard Weaver, WR's Bobby Engram & Koren Robinson, TE's Itula Mili & Will Heller, OG's Chris Gray & Flloyd Womack, OT Ray Willis, DL's Rocky Bernard, Howard Green & Marcus Tubbs, LB DD Lewis

ADDITIONS-
DT Colin Cole, LB Leroy Hill, WR T.J. Houshmanzadeh, TE John Owens, OT Ray Willis, DT Cory Redding, LB D.D. Lewis, LB Lance Laury

SUBTRACTIONS-
DT Rocky Bernard, RB Maurice Morris, LB Julian Peterson, OG Flloyd Womack, DT Howard Green, TE Will Heller, WR Bobby Engram, FB Leonard Weaver

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. CB
2. OT
3. FS
4. OG
5. WR
6. RB
7. QB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 DE (Jackson), #2 TE (Carlson), #3 N/A
2007- #1 N/A, #2 DB (Wilson), #3 DT (Mebane)
2006- #1 DB (Jennings), #2 DE (Tapp), #3 N/A
2005- #1 C (Spencer), #2 LB (Tatupu), #3 QB (Greene) & LB (Hill)
2004- #1 DT (Tubbs), #2 DB (Boulware), OT (Locklear)

Chadman
02-19-2009, 09:11 PM
DRAFT POSITION- #5
TEAM- CLEVELAND BROWNS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 30th in points scored, 31st in yards per game, 31st in passing yards per game, 26th in rushing yards per game, 3.9 yards per carry & 24 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 17th in points allowed per game, 26th in yards allowed per game, 14th in passing yards allowed per game, 28th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.5 yards per carry allowed, 23 INT's & 17 sacks

KEY PERFORMERS-
WR Braylon Edwards (873 yards & 3 TD's), LB D'Qwell Jackson (154 tackles, 2 sacks & 3 INT's), CB Brandon McDonald (75 tackles, 1 FF, 5 INT's & 1 TD), FS Sean Jones (56 tackles, 1 FF, 4 INT's), NT Shaun Rogers (76 tackles, 4 sacks), ALL OL

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
OLB Kimerion Wimbley, OLB Willie McGinest, QB's Derek Anderson & Brady Quinn, RB Jamal Lewis, TE Kellen Winslow, WR Donte Stallworth, DE's Shaun Smith & Corey Williams

FREE AGENTS-
QB's Ken Doresy & Bruce Gradkowski, RB Jason Wright, TE Darnell Dinkins, OG Seth McKinney, OT Eric Young, LB's Andra Davis, Willie McGinest, Antwan Peek & Kris Griifin, DB's Terry Cousin, Travis Daniels, Daven Holley, Steve Cargile, Sean Jones & Mike Adams, WR Joe Jurevicius, OT Kevin Schaeffer

ADDITIONS-
LB David Bowens, CB Hank Poteat, DE CJ Mosely, S Mike Adams, TE Robert Royal, OG Flloyd Womack, LB Eric Barton, OT John St.Clair, CB Corey Irvin, RB Noah Herron

SUBTRACTIONS-
QB Bruce Gradkowski, SS Steve Cargile, QB Ken Doresy, LB Antwan Peek, CB Terry Cousin, OT Eric Young, TE Kellen Winslow, LB Andra Davis, Travis Daniels, WR Joe Jurevicius, S Sean Jones, OT Kevin Schaeffer, RB Jason Wright, TE Darnell Dinkins

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-
TE Robert Royal, OG Scott Young

TEAM NEEDS-
1. OLB
2. DE
3. RB
4. OT
5. TE
6. WR
7. CB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 N/A, #2 N/A, #3 N/A
2007- #1 OT (Thomas) & QB (Quinn), #2 DB (Wright), #3 N/A
2006- #1 LB (Wimbley), #2 LB (Jackson), #3 WR (Wilson)
2005- #1 WR (Edwards), #2 DB (Pool), #3 QB (Frye)
2004- #1 TE (Winslow), #2 DB (Jones), #3 N/A

Chadman
02-19-2009, 11:07 PM
DRAFT POSITION- #6
TEAM- Cincinnati Bengals

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 32nd in points scored, 32nd in yards gained per game, 30th in passing yards per game, 29th in rushing yards per game, 3.6 yards per carry & allowed 51 sacks.

DEFENCE- 19th in points allowed, 12th in yards allowed per game, 15th in passing yards allowed per game, 21st in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.9 yards per carry allowed, 12 INT's & 17 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
LB Dhani Jones (116 tackles, 1 FF & 1 INT), CB Leon Hall (75 tackles, 3 INT's & 1 TD), LB Brandon Johnson (83 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 INT's), DB's in general played well.

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
RB Cedric Benson, OL, DL- pass rush, QB play, WR's- Chad Johnson & TJ Houshmanzadeh

FREE AGENTS-
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Cedric Benson, Chris Perry (RFA), Quincy Wilson & Daniel Coates, WR TJ Houshmanzedah & Glenn Holt (RFA), OG Evan Mathis, OT Stacy Andrews, C Eric Ghiaciuc, DL's John Thornton & Jimmy Verdon, LB's Darryl Blackstock, Rashard Jeanty (RFA) & Brandon Johnson (RFA), DB's Jamar Fletcher, Brandon Williams, John Busing, Kyries Herbert, Ethan Kilmer & Chris Crocker, S Dexter Jackson

ADDITIONS-
RB Daniel Coates, RB DeDe Dorsey, FS Chris Crocker, LB Daryl Blackstock, WR Laveranues Coles, RB Cedric Benson, P Ryan Plackemeier, QB J.T. O'Sullivan

SUBTRACTIONS-
DB Ethan Kilmer, OG Stacy Andrews, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR T.J. Houshmanzadeh, S Dexter Jackson, OG James Blair, DE Victor DeGrate, CB Marcus Brown, LB Corey Mays, WR Glenn Holt

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-
QB J.T. O'Sullivan,

TEAM NEEDS-
1. OT
2. DE
3. C
4. ILB
5. TE

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 LB (Rivers), #2 WR (Simpson), #3 DT (Sims) & WR (Caldwell)
2007- #1 CB (Hall), #2 RB (Irons), #3 N/A
2006- #1 CB (Joseph), #2 OG (Whitworth), #3 LB (BrooksSUP DRAFT) & DE (Rucker)
2005- #1 DE (Pollack), #2 LB (Thurman), #3 WR (Henry)
2004- #1 RB (Perry), #2 CB (Ratliff) & FS (Williams), #3 LB (Miller) & LB (Johnson)

Chadman
02-19-2009, 11:46 PM
DRAFT POSITION- #7
TEAM- OAKLAND RAIDERS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 29th in points scored, 29th in yards per game, 32nd in passing yards per game, 10th in rushing yards per game, 4.3 yards per carry & 39 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 24th in points allowed, 27th in yards allowed per game, 10th in passing yards allowed per game, 31st in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.7 yards per carry allowed, 16 INT's & 32 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Justin Fargas (853 yards at 3.9 YPC), RB Darren McFadden (499 yards at 4.4 YPC), RB Micheal Bush (421 yards at 4.4 YPC), TE Zach Miller (56 catches, 778 yards), WR Johnnie Lee Higgins (366 yards at 16.6 yards per catch & 4 TD's), LB Kirk Morrison (135 tackles, 1 sack, 2 FF's & 1 INT), S Gibril Wilson (129 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 FF, 2 INT's), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (40 tackles, 1 FF, 1 INT)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB JaMarcus Russell, WR's, OL, DT's- (Run Defence)

FREE AGENTS-
QB Marques Tuiasasopo, WR's Ashlie Lelie, Drew Carter & Johnnie Morant, TE's Tony Stewart & Ben Troupe, P Shane Lechler, OG Cooper Carlisle, C Jake Grove, OT Chris Morris (RFA), DL William Joseph, LB's Jon Alston (RFA), Ricky Brown (RFA), Isaiah Ekejiuba & Sam Williams, DB's Nnamdi Asamugha, Chris Johnson, Justin Miller, Duane Starks & Rashard Baker, OT Kwame Harris

ADDITIONS-
CB Nnamdi Asamugha, CB Chris Johnson, P Shane Lechler, LB Isiah Ekejiuba, OT Erik Pears, QB Bruce Gradkowski, OG Cooper Carlisle, TE Tony Stewart, OT Khalif Barnes, CB Justin Miller, LB Jon Alston, DT William Joseph, LB Ricky Brown

SUBTRACTIONS-
OT Kwame Harris, SS Gibril Wilson, FB Justin Griffith, C Jake Grove, S Rashad Baker

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. WR
2. NT
3. FS
4. C
5. OT
6. DE
7. OLB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 RB (Darren McFadden), #2 N/A, #3 N/A
2007- #1 QB (Russell), #2 TE (Miller), #3 DE (Moses), OT (Henderson), WR (Higgins)
2006- #1 FS (Huff), #2 LB (Howard), #3 OG (McQuistan)
2005- #1 CB (Washington), #2 CB (Routt), #3 QB (Walter) & LB (Morrison)
2004- #1 OT (Gallery), #2 C (Grove), #3 SS (Schweigert)

Chadman
02-20-2009, 12:41 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #8
TEAM- JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 24th in points scored, 20th in yard per game, 15th in passing yards per game, 18th in rushing yards per game, 4.2 yards per carry & 42 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 21st in points allowed, 17th in yards allowed per game, 24th in passing yards allowed per game, 14th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.0 yards per carry allowed, 13 INT's & 29 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB David Garrard (15 TD's, 13 INT's, 3,620 passing yards, 322 rushing yards), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (824 yards at 4.2 YPC & 12 TD's, 62 catches for 565 yards & 2 TD's), WR Matt Jones (65 catches, 761 yards & 2 TD's), CB Rashean Mathis (40 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF, 4 INT's & 2 TD's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
WR CORPS, PASS RUSH, QB David Garrard (Yeah, yeah- he's also a 'key performer- but he needs to do better).

FREE AGENTS-
RB Alvin Pearman, RB Fred Taylor, WR Jerry Porter, WR Reggie Williams, TE Charles Davis, OG Milford Brown, OG Chris Neaole, OG Charles Spencer, OT Khalif Barnes, C/OG Brad Meester, C Joe Zelenka, DL Tony McDanial (RFA), DL James Whyche, LB Brian Iwuh (RFA), LB Mike Peterson, CB William James, CB Drayton Florence, CB Scott Starks, FS Calvin Lowry, FS Gerald Sensabaugh, SS Pierson Prioleau, WR Matt Jones

ADDITIONS-
RB Alvin Pearman, TE Charles Davis, OG Charles Spencer, C Joe Zelenka, SS Sean Considine, CB Scott Starks, C Brad Meester, LB Brian Iwuh, OT Tra Thomas

SUBTRACTIONS-
RB Fred Taylor, WR Jerry Porter, CB Drayton Florence, S Gerald Sensabaugh, LB Mike Peterson, WR Matt Jones, DE Paul Spicer, DT Tony McDaniel

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. WR
2. CB
3. DT
4. OT
5. OG

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 DE (Harvey), #2 DE (Groves), #3 N/A
2007- #1 FS (Nelson), #2 LB (Durant), #3 WR (Walker)
2006- #1 TE (Lewis), #2 RB (Jones-Drew), #3 LB (Ingham)
2005- #1 WR (Jones), #2 OT (Barnes), #3 CB (Starks)
2004- #1 WR (Williams), #2 LB (Smith) & FB (Jones), #3 LB (Cordova)

Chadman
02-20-2009, 01:28 AM
DRAFT POSITION -#9
TEAM- GREEN BAY PACKERS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 5th in points scored, 8th in yards per game, 8th in passing yards per game, 17th in rushing yards per game, 4.1 yards per carry & 34 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 22nd in points allowed, 20th in yards allowed per game, 12th in passing yards allowed per game, 26th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.6 yards per carry allowed, 22 INT's & 27 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Aaron Rodgers (28 TD's, 13 INT's, 4038 yards), RB Ryan Grant (1,203 yards at 3.9 YPC & 4 TD's), WR Greg Jennings (1,292 yards & 9 TD's), WR Donald Driver (1,012 yards & 5 TD's), S Nick Collins (72 tackles, 1 FF, 7 INT's & 3 TD's), CB Charles Woodson (62 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 FF, 7 INT's & 2 TD's), CB Tramon Williams (57 tackles, 2 FF, 5 INT's) DE Aaron Kampman (62 tackles, 10 sacks)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
TE Donald Lee, DT's (run stopping), LB's (Run Stopping)

FREE AGENTS-
RB John Kuhn (RFA), WR Jake Allen, WR Shaun Bodiford (RFA), WR Ruvel Martin (RFA), WR Lorne Sam, TE Tory Humphrey (RFA), P Durant Brooks, OT Mark Tauscher, C Brennan Carvalho, OG Tony Palmer (RFA), DT Colin Cole, DT Jason Hunter (RFA), DT Mike Montgomery, DT Fred Bledsoe, LB Michael Hawkes, LB Brady Poppinga, CB Josh Abrams, CB Jarret Bush (RFA), CB Tramon Williams (ERFA), SS Atari Bigby (RFA)

ADDITIONS-
WR Jake Allen, WR Lorne Sam, P Durant Brooks, C Brennen Carvalho, DT Fred Bledsoe, CB Joshua Abrams, S Anthony Smith, CB Jarrett Bush, DT Mike Montgomery

SUBTRACTIONS-
DT Colin Cole

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. OLB
2. NT
3. OT
4. CB
5. DE

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 N/A, #2 WR (Nelson), QB (Brohm), CB (Lee), #3 TE (Finley)
2007- #1 DT (Harrell), #2 RB (Jackson), #3 WR (Jones), CB (Rouse)
2006- #1 LB (Hawk), #2 OT (Colledge), WR (Jennings), #3 LB (Hodge), C (Spitz)
2005- #1 QB (Rodgers), #2 S (Collins), WR (Murphy), #3 N/A
2004- #1 CB (Carroll), #2 N/A, #3 CB (Thomas), DT (Washington), P (Sander)

AngryAsian
02-20-2009, 05:29 AM
Asian thinks that Chadman is really a Todd McShay.... but with a Steeler edge due to a rabid dingo bite. :lol:

RuthlessBurgher
02-20-2009, 01:19 PM
I still have to laugh at this under the Cleveland draft history:

2008- #1 N/A, #2 N/A, #3 N/A

:lol: :brownssuck

flippy
02-20-2009, 01:33 PM
Can you fast forward to 32 and then go back and fill in the rest?

Jom112
02-20-2009, 01:54 PM
Nice work Chadman.

Not sure I agree with the Bengals needs though:

TEAM NEEDS-
1. RB - If we don't re-sign Benson, then yes.
2. OG - No way our #2 Need. Bobbie Williams is our best O-Linemen and the most under-rated player on the team (Think Aaron Smith). Andrew Whitworth was a 2nd round draft pick and has been playing OK. Nate Livings showed some promise last season as a backup. Livings is our best backup player so if one of the starters goes down we'll be OK. So Guard I think we're fine. Next season it will be a bit more of a need as Bobbie Williams is getting up there in age.
3. DE - Yes
4. DT - Meh. Sims and Peko are decent starters. We still need to find out what we have in Shirley.
5. C - This should be a lot higher. This IMHO is our #1 need.
6. OT - Should be our #2 need (Unless Benson isn't re-signed). Levi Jones can't stay healthy, in his 7 seasons only twice did he start 16 games. Stacey Andrews blows plus is hurt and a FA. Anthony Collins is solid but needs someone else to help him. Dennis Roland and Kooistra have been alright backups but Kooistra I believe is a FA this offseason.

I would rate the needs:

1. Center
2. OT
3. DE
4. RB - Could be #2 if we don't re-sign Benson
5. MLB - Dhani has played well but is getting older
6. CB - We need a #3 Corner

Plus Joseph, Rivers and Sims should be Red. They are all starters. Chris Crocker as well. Even when Marvin White comes back healthy I think if we re-sign Crocker that he'll be the starting FS.

Lastly our 3rd round pick from the 2006 draft was Frostee Rucker not Ahmad Brooks. Brooks was taken in the supplement draft in the 3rd round which is why we don't have one in the 2007 draft...

Chadman
02-20-2009, 07:45 PM
Nice work Chadman.

Not sure I agree with the Bengals needs though:

TEAM NEEDS-
1. RB - If we don't re-sign Benson, then yes.
2. OG - No way our #2 Need. Bobbie Williams is our best O-Linemen and the most under-rated player on the team (Think Aaron Smith). Andrew Whitworth was a 2nd round draft pick and has been playing OK. Nate Livings showed some promise last season as a backup. Livings is our best backup player so if one of the starters goes down we'll be OK. So Guard I think we're fine. Next season it will be a bit more of a need as Bobbie Williams is getting up there in age.
3. DE - Yes
4. DT - Meh. Sims and Peko are decent starters. We still need to find out what we have in Shirley.
5. C - This should be a lot higher. This IMHO is our #1 need.
6. OT - Should be our #2 need (Unless Benson isn't re-signed). Levi Jones can't stay healthy, in his 7 seasons only twice did he start 16 games. Stacey Andrews blows plus is hurt and a FA. Anthony Collins is solid but needs someone else to help him. Dennis Roland and Kooistra have been alright backups but Kooistra I believe is a FA this offseason.

I would rate the needs:

1. Center
2. OT
3. DE
4. RB - Could be #2 if we don't re-sign Benson
5. MLB - Dhani has played well but is getting older
6. CB - We need a #3 Corner

Plus Joseph, Rivers and Sims should be Red. They are all starters. Chris Crocker as well. Even when Marvin White comes back healthy I think if we re-sign Crocker that he'll be the starting FS.

Lastly our 3rd round pick from the 2006 draft was Frostee Rucker not Ahmad Brooks. Brooks was taken in the supplement draft in the 3rd round which is why we don't have one in the 2007 draft...

Thanks Jom- Chadman will adjust everything as your post indicates.

As for the DRAFT NEEDS bit- at this point it's kind of 'random musings', once we get past the combine & a few weeks into FA, Chadman will have a bit of a harder think on needs- but your list looks good.

And no Flippy- we won't be jumping ahead- patience is a virtue!

And Asian- you have it slightly wrong- Todd McShay is Chadman, not Chadman is Todd McShay.

flippy
02-21-2009, 08:10 PM
And no Flippy- we won't be jumping ahead- patience is a virtue!



As you may have noticed, I'm not a virtuous man. :D

It was worth a shot.

Good work, I'm anxiously awaiting more.

Chadman
02-23-2009, 01:31 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #10
TEAM- SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 22nd in points scored, 23rd in yards per game, 13th in passing yards per game, 27th in rushing yards per game, 4.0 yards per carry & 55 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 23rd in points allowed, 13th in yards allowed per game, 20th in passing yards allowed per game, 13th in rushing yards alllowed per game, 3.8 yards per carry allowed, 12 INTS & 30 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Shaun Hill (13 TD'S & 8 INTS, 2046 yards, 7.1 YPA, 2 rushing TD's), RB Frank Gore (1036 yards at 4.3 TPC & 6 TD's), WR Isaac Bruce (835 yards & 7 TD's), LB Patrick Willis (141 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF, 1 INT, 1 TD), DE Justin Smith (73 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 FF, 1 INT), LB Parys Haralson (39 tackles, 8 sacks)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
OL, WR's, QB Alex Smith, LB Manny Lawson, TE Vernon Davis

FREE AGENTS-
QB Jamie Martin, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, RB DeShaun Foster, RB Zak Keasey (RFA), WR Bryant Johnson, TE Billy Bajema, TE Sean Ryan, OG Tony Wragge (RFA), OL Damane Duckett, NT Ronald Fields, LB Tully Banta-Cain, LB Roderick Green, LB Takeo Spikes, CB Allen Rossum, CB Donald Strickland, SS Keith Lewis

ADDITIONS-
WR Brandon Jones, LB Takeo Spikes, FB Moran Norris, CB Allen Rossum, DE Demetric Evans, QB Damon Huard, WR Joel Filani, WR Travis Brown, WR Michael Spurlock, FS Jimmy Williams

SUBTRACTIONS-
LB Tully Banta-Cain, SS Keith Lewis, WR Bryant Johnson, DT Ronald Fields, QB J.T. O'Sullivan

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. OLB
2. FS
3. CB
4. OT
5. NT
6. WR
7. QB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 DT (Balmer), OG (Rachal), #3 CB (Smith)
2007- #1 LB (Willis), OT (Staley), #2 N/A, #3 WR (Hill), DE (McDonald)
2006- #1 TE (Davis), LB (Lawson), #2 N/A, #3 WR (Williams)
2005- #1 QB (Smith), #2 OG (Baas), #3 RB (Gore), OG (Snyder)
2004- #1 WR (Woods), #2 OG (Smiley), CB (Spencer), #3 WR (Hamilton)

Chadman
02-23-2009, 02:08 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #11
TEAM- BUFFALO BILLS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 23rd in points scored, 25th in yards per game, 22nd in passing yards per game, 14th in rushing yards per game, 4.2 yards per carry & 38 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 14th in points allowed, 14th in yards allowed per game, 13th in passing yards allowed, 22nd in rushing yards allowed, 4.3 yards per carry allowed, 10 INT'S & 24 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Marshawn Lynch (1036 yards at 4.1 YPC & 8 TD's), RB Fred Jackson (571 yards at 4.4 YPC & 3 TD's), WR Lee Evans (1017 yards at 16.1 YPC & 3 TD's), LB Paul Posluszny (110 tackles, 1 FF & 1 INT)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB Trent Edwards, TE Robert Royal, DE's, DT's (pass rush)

FREE AGENTS-
QB Gibran Hamdan (RFA), QB J.P. Losman, RB Fred Jackson (RFA), WR C.J. Hawthorne, WR Justin Jenkins, WR Roscoe Parrish, TE Kevin Everitt, OG Kirk Chambers, OG Jason Whittle, C Melvin Fowler, OG Duke Preston, DL Copeland Bryan (RFA), DL Ryan Neill (ERFA), LB Angelo Crowell, LB John DiGiorgio, LB Keith Ellison (RFA), LB Kevin Harrison (RFA), CB Jabari Greer, FS George Wilson, OG Derrick Dockery, TE Robert Royal

ADDITIONS-
WR C.J. Hawthorne, WR Justin Jenkins, WR Roscoe Parrish, LB John DiGiorgio, C Geoff Hangartner, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, FB Corey McIntyre, OG Kirk Chambers, CB Dustin Fox, CB Drayton Florence, QB Gibran Hamdan, WR Terrell Owens, LB Pat Thomas

SUBTRACTIONS-
OG Derrick Dockery, TE Robert Royal, CB Jabari Greer, LB Angelo Crowell

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. DE
2. OG
3. DT
4. OT
5. TE
6. OLB


DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 CB (McKelvin), #2 WR (Hardy), #3 DE (Ellis)
2007- #1 RB (Lynch), #2 LB (Posluzny), #3 QB (Edwards)
2006- #1 S (Whitner), DT (McCargo), #2 N/A, #3 CB (Youboty)
2005- #1 N/A, #2 WR (Parrish), #3 TE (Everitt)
2004- #1 WR (Evans), QB (Losman), #2 N/A, #3 DT (Anderson)

fordfixer
02-23-2009, 03:07 AM
Ok, as promised, Chadman will supply & more streamlined & easier analysis, starting....now!

A few things explained-

Players in RED are STARTERS.

Players in GREEN are NO LONGER WITH THE TEAM

Who are the players in white? :lol:

Chadman
02-24-2009, 01:36 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #12
TEAM- DENVER BRONCOS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 16th in points scored, 2nd in yards per game, 3rd in passing yards per game, 12th in rushing yards per game, 4.8 yards per carry & 12 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 30th in points allowed, 29th in yards allowed per game, 26th in passing yards allowed per game, 27th in rushing yards allowed per game, 5.0 yards per carry allowed, 6 INT'S & 26 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Jay Cutler (4526 yards, 25 TD's & 18 INT's, 2 rushing TD's), WR Brandon Marshall (1,265 yards at 12.2 YPC, 6 TD's), WR Eddie Royal ( 980 yards at 10.8 YPC, 5 TD's), TE Tony Scheffler (645 yards at 16.1 YPC, 3 TD's), All OL, RB by committe team- all RB's over 4.1 YPC

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
All DL, All LB, All DB

FREE AGENTS-
QB Patrick Ramsey, RB Anthony Aldridge, RB Tatum Bell, RB Andre Hall (ERFA), RB Alex Haynes, RB Michael Pittman, RB P.J. Pope, WR Jayson Foster, WR Darrell Jackson, WR Cliff Russell, WR Edell Shepherd, WR Matt Willis, TE Nate Jackson, TE Chad Mustard, OG Erik Pears (RFA), OC Tom Nalen, OL Mitch Erickson, DL Mathias Askew, DE Ebenezer Ekuban, DE John Engelberger, DT Ryan McBean, DE Kenny Peterson, DT Dewayne Robertson, DT John Shaw, LB Niko Koutouvides, LB Kenard Lang, LB Nate Webster, LB Jamie Winborn, CB Dre Bly, CB Rashod Moulton, CB Karl Paymah, CB Lamont Reid, SS Marquand Manuel, FS Marlon McCree

ADDITIONS-
WR Jayson Foster, WR Matt Willis, OL Mitch Erickson, DL Mathias Askew, DT Ryan McBean, CB Rashod Moulton, CB Andre Goodman, LB Andra Davis, DT Darrell Reid, FS Brian Dawkins, FS Renaldo Hill, WR Jabar Gaffney, RB Correll Buckholter, RB J.J. Arrington, OT Clint Oldenburg, C Lonnie Paxton, OG Matt McChesney, DT Ronald Fields, QB Chris Simms, RB LaMont Jordan, DE Kenny Petterson, TE Jeb Putzier

SUBTRACTIONS-
RB Anthony Alridge, RB Alex Haynes, TE Nate Jackson, TE Chad Mustard, DE John Engelberger, DT Dewayne Robertson, DT John Shaw, LB Niko Koutouvides, LB Jamie Winborn, CB Dre Bly, SS Marquand Manuel, CB Karl Paymah

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. OLB
2. NT
3. DE
4. WR
5. CB
6. ILB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 OT (Clady), #2 WR (Royal), #3 N/A
2007- #1 DE (Moss), #2 DE (Crowder), #3 OT (Harris)
2006- #1 QB (Cutler), #2 TE (Scheffler), #3 N/A
2005- #1 N/A, #2 CB (Williams), #3 CB (Paymah), CB (Foxworth), RB (Clarrett)
2004- #1 LB (Williams), #2 RB (Bell), WR (Watts), #3 CB (LeSeuer)

Chadman
02-24-2009, 11:33 PM
DRAFT POSITION- #13
TEAM- WASHINGTON REDSKINS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 28th in points scored, 19th in yards per game, 23rd in passing yards per game, 8th in rushing yards per game, 4.4 yards per carry & 38 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 6th in points allowed, 4th in yards allowed per game, 7th in passing yards allowed per game, 8th in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.8 yards per carry allowed, 13 INT'S & 24 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Clinton Portis (1,487 yards at 4.3 YPC & 9 TD's), TE Chris Cooley (83 catches, 849 yards at 10.2 YPC & 1 TD), WR Santana Moss (1,044 yards & 6 TD's), OL (Run Blocking & Sacks allowed), DL (Run Defence), LB London Fletcher (133 tackles, 1 FF), FS LaRon Landry (65 tackles, 2 FF, 2 INT's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB Jason Campbell, DE's (pass rushing), LB's (Pass Rushing)

FREE AGENTS-
RB Shaun Alexander, K Shaun Suisham, P Ryan Plackemeier, OG Jason Fabini, OG Justin Geisinger (RFA), OG Pete Kendall, C Ethan Albright, DE Philip Daniels, DT Demetric Evans, DT Kedric Gholston (RFA), DT Anthony Montgomery (RFA), LB Khary Campbell, LB Albert Fincher, LB Marcus Washington, CB DeAngelo Hall, CB Byron Westbrook, SS Reed Doughty (RFA), SS Mike Green, CB Shawn Springs, DE Jason Taylor

ADDITIONS-
C Ethan Albright, CB Byron Westbrook, DT Albert Haynesworth, CB DeAngelo Hall, OG Derrick Dockery, K Dave Rayner, RB Anthony Alridge, P Dirk Johnson, LB Albert Fincher, S Reed Doughty

SUBTRACTIONS-
P Ryan Plackemeier, CB Shawn Springs, DE Demetric Evans, DE Jason Taylor, LB Marcus Washington

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. OT
2. C
3. OG
4. OLB
5. DE

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 N/A, #2 WR (Thomas), TE (Davis), WR (Kelly), #3 OG (Rheinhart)
2007- # FS (Landry), #2 N/A, #3 N/A
2006- #1 N/A, #2 LB (McIntosh), #3 N/A
2005- #1 CB (Rogers), QB (Campbell), #2 N/A, #3 N/A
2004- #1 S (Taylor), #2 N/A, #3 TE (Cooley)

Chadman
02-25-2009, 12:09 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #14
TEAM- NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 1st in points scored, 1st in yards per game, 1st in passing yards per game, 28th in rushing yards per game, 4.0 yards per carry & 13 sacks allowed

DEFENCE- 26th in points allowed, 23rd in yards allowed per game, 23rd in passing yards allowed per game, 17th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.2 yards per carry allowed, 15 INT'S & 28 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Drew Brees (5,069 yards, 34 TD's & 17 INT's), RB Pierre Thomas (625 yards at 4.8 YPC, 9 TD's- 31 catches, 284 yards & 3 TD's), WR Lance Moore (928 yards & 10 TD's), WR Marques Colston (760 yards at 16.2 YPC & 5 TD's), WR Devery Henderson (793 yards at 24.8 YPC & 3 TD's), LB Jonathon Vilma (132 tackles, 1 sack, 2 FF & 1 INT), CB Jason David (23 tackles, 5 INT's), All OL

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
RB Reggie Bush, DL, LB's

FREE AGENTS-
QB Joey Harrington, RB Deuce McAllister, RB Aaron Stecker, WR Devery Henderson, WR Lance Moore (RFA), WR David Patten, WR Courtney Roby (RFA), TE Mark Campbell, K Martin Gramatica, OG Matt Lehr, OT Jon Stinchcomb, OG Jahri Evans (RFA), OT Zach Strief (RFA), DE Antwan Lake (RFA), DT Montavious Stanley (RFA), DT Mike Wright, LB Troy Evans, LB Marvin Mitchell (RFA), LB Jonathon Vilma, CB Aaron Glenn, CB Leigh Torrence (RFA), SS Chris Reis (RFA), FS Josh Bullocks

ADDITIONS-
LB Troy Evans, LB Jonathon Vilma, OT Jon Stinchcomb, TE Dan Campbell, WR Devery Henderson, CB Jabari Greer, FB Heath Evans, WR Courtney Roby, DE Paul Spicer, C Nick Leckey, TE Darnell Dinkins, S Darren Sharper

SUBTRACTIONS-
RB Deuce McAllister, FB Mike Karney, FS Josh Bullocks, CB Mike McKenzie

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. FS
2. OLB
3. DT
4. OT

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 DT (Ellis), CB (Porter), #3 N/A
2007- #1 WR (Meachem), #2 N/A, #3 CB (Young), OG (Alleman)
2006- #1 RB (Bush), #2 SS (Harper), #3 N/A
2005- #1 OT (Brown), #2 FS (Bullocks), #3 LB (Fincher)
2004- #1 DE (Smith), #2 WR (Henderson), LB (Watson), #3 N/A

Chadman
02-25-2009, 12:47 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #15
TEAM- HOUSTON TEXANS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 17th in points scored, 3rd in yards per game, 4th in passing yards per game, 13th in rushing yards per game, 4.3 yards per carry & 32 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 27th in points allowed per game, 22nd in yards allowed per game, 17th in passing yards allowed per game, 23rd in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.5 yards per carry allowed, 12 INT's & 25 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Matt Schaub (3,043 yards, 15 TD's & 10 INT's), RB Steve Slaton (1,282 yards at 4.8 YPC & 9 TD's- 50 catches, 377 yards & 1 TD), WR Andre Johnson (1,575 yards & 8 TD's), TE Owen Daniels (862 yards & 2 TD's), WR Kevin Walter (899 yards & 8 TD's), LB Demeco Ryans (112 tackles, 1 sack, 2 FF), DE Mario Williams (53 tackles, 12 sacks & 4 FF)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
DL- (Pass Rush & Run Stopping), LB's.

FREE AGENTS-
RB Ahman Green, RB Cecil Sapp, WR David Anderson (RFA), TE Mark Breuner, TE Owen Daniels (RFA), TE Joel Dreessen (RFA), OG Fred Weary, OT Mike Brisiel (RFA), OT Scott Jackson, OT Chris White, C Bryan Pittman, OT Rashad Butler (RFA), DE Earl Cochran (RFA), DE N.D. Kalu, DT Stanley McClover (RFA), DT Jeff Zgonina, LB Morlon Greenwood, CB DeMarcus Faggins, SS Nick Ferguson, FS C.C. Brown, FS Eugene Wilson, FS Will Demps, DE Anthony Weaver, OT Ephriam Salaam

ADDITIONS-
QB Dan Orlovsky, DE Antonio Smith, DE Stanley McClover, C Chris White, FS Eugene Wilson, CB Dunta Robinson, WR David Anderson, TE Joel Dreessen, S Nick Ferguson

SUBTRACTIONS-
RB Ahman Green, LB Morlon Greenwood, QB Sage Rosenfels, FS Will Demps, DE Anthony Weaver, OT Ephriam Salaam, FS C.C. Brown, DE Earl Cochrane, S Glenn Earl

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. S
2. OG
3. DT
4. RB
5. WR

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 OT (Brown), #2 N/A, #3 CB (Molden), RB (Slaton)
2007- #1 DT (Okoye), #2 N/A, #3 WR (Jones)
2006- #1 DE (Williams), #2 LB (Ryans), #3 OT (Spencer), OT (Winston)
2005- #1 DT (Johnson), #2 N/A, #3 RB (Morency)
2004- #1 CB (Robinson), #2 N/A, #3 N/A

Chadman
02-25-2009, 01:22 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #16
TEAM- SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 2nd in points scored, 11th in yards gained per game, 7th in passing yards gained per game, 20th in rushing yards per game, 4.1 yards per carry & 25 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 15th in points allowed, 25th in yards allowed per game, 31st in passing yards allowed per game, 11th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.0 yards per carry allowed, 15 INT's & 28 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Philip Rivers (4,009 yards, 34 TD's & 11 INT's), RB LaDanian Tomlinson (1,110 yards at 3.8 YPC & 11 TD's- 52 catches, 426 yards & 1 TD), RB Darren Sproles (330 yards at 5.8 YPC & 1 TD- 29 catches, 342 yards & 5 TD's), TE Antonio Gates (704 yards, 8 TD's), WR Vincent Jackson (1,098 yards, 7 TD's), FS Eric Weddle (127 tackles, 1 sack & 1 INT)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
OG's & C (Run Blocking), DE's (Pass Rush), LB's, SS Clinton Hart

FREE AGENTS-
RB Eldra Buckley, RB Darren Sproles, WR Gary Banks, WR Malcolm Floyd (RFA), OG Kynan Forney, OG Mike Goff, C Jeremy Newberry, OG Brandon Dombrowski (RFA), DE Andre Coleman, DE Igor Olshansky, LB Marques Harris, CB Cletis Gordon (RFA), CB DeJuan Trebble, LB Anthony Waters

ADDITIONS-
RB Eldra Buckley, RB Darren Sproles, WR Gary Banks, OG Brandon Dombrowski, DE Andre Coleman, CB DeJuan Trebble, OG Kynan Forney, LB Kevin Burnett

SUBTRACTIONS-
LB Anthony Waters, DE Igor Olshansky, RB Eldra Buckley

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-

TEAM NEEDS-
1. OT
2. OG
3. DE
4. SS
5. NT
6. ILB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 CB (Cason), #2 N/A, #3 RB (Hester)
2007- #1 WR (Davis), #2 FS (Weddle), #3 ILB (Waters)
2006- #1 CB (Cromartie), #2 OT (McNeill), #3 QB (Whitehurst)
2005- #1 LB (Merriman), DE (Castillo), #2 WR (Jackson), #3 N/A
2004- #1 QB (Manning), #2 DE (Olshansky), #3 K (Keading), C (Hardwick)

*Obviously Manning was traded for Phillip Rivers.

Chadman
02-25-2009, 01:55 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #17
TEAM- NEW YORK JETS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 9th in points scored, 16th in yards per game, 16th in passing yards per game, 9th in rushing yards per game, 4.7 yards per carry & 30 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 18th in points allowed, 18th in yards allowed per game, 29th in passing yards allowed per game, 7th in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.7 yards per rush allowed, 14 INT's & 41 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Thomas Jones (1,312 yards at 4.5 YPC & 13 TD's), RB Leon Washington (448 yards at 5.9 YPC & 6 TD's), WR Jerricho Cotchery (858 yards & 5 TD's), WR Laveranues Coles (850 yards & 7 TD's), LB Eric Barton (119 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 FF), CB Darelle Revis (58 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF, 5 INT's & 1 TD), OL (Run Blocking), DL (Run Defence)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB Brett Favre, OLB Vernon Gholston, Pass Defence

FREE AGENTS-
RB Jehruu Caulcrick, RB Jesse Chatman, RB Tony Richardson, WR Marcus Henry, WR Wallace Wright (RFA), TE Chris Baker, TE Bubba Franks, TE Joe Kowalewski (RFA), TE Brad Listorti, K Jay Feeley, K Mike Nugent, OG Stanley Daniels, DT Kareem Brown, DT C.J. Mosely, DT Roparti Pitoitua, LB Eric Barton, LB David Bowens, LB Kenwyn Cummings, LB Brad Cassell, LB Marques Murrell (RFA), LB Brandon Renkart (RFA), LB Cody Spencer, CB David Barrett, CB Ahmad Carroll, SS Abram Elam, SS Kerry Rhodes

ADDITIONS-
RB Jehruu Caulcrick, WR Marcus Henry, OG Stanley Daniels, DT Kareem Brown, DT Roparti Pitoitua, LB Kenwyn Cummings, LB Brandon Renkart, SS Kerry Rhodes, LB Bart Scott, FS Jim Leonhard, OG Brandon Moore, FB Tony Richardson, CB Lito Sheppard, LB Larry Izzo, DE Marques Douglas, CB Ahmad Carroll, SS Abram Elam

SUBTRACTIONS-
TE Chris Baker, LB David Bowens, LB Brad Cassell, CB David Barrett, WR Laveranues Coles, K Mike Nugent, CB Hank Poteat, LB Cody Spencer, DE C.J. Mosely

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. WR
2. OT
3. DE
4. QB
5. TE

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 DE (Gholston), TE (Keller), #2 N/A, #3 N/A
2007- #1 CB (Revis), #2 LB (Harris), #3 N/A
2006- #1 OT (Ferguson), C (Mangold), #2 QB (Clemons), #3 LB (Schlegel), FS (Smith)
2005- #1 N/A, #2 K (Nugent), CB (Miller), #3 DT (Pouha)
2004- #1 LB (Vilma), #2 N/A, #3 CB (Strait)

Chadman
02-25-2009, 02:33 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #18
TEAM- CHICAGO BEARS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 14th in points scored, 26th in yards per game, 21st in passing yards per game, 24th in rushing yards per game, 3.9 yards per carry & 29 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 16th in points allowed, 21st in yards allowed per game, 30th in passing yards allowed per game, 5th in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.4 yards per carry allowed, 22 INT's & 28 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Matt Forte (1,238 yards at 3.9 YPC, 8 TD's- 63 catches, 477 yards, 4 TD's), TE Greg Olsen (574 yards & 5 TD's), WR Devin Hester (51 catches, 665 yards & 3 TD's), LB Lance Briggs (110 tackles, 1 FF & 3 INT's), CB Charles Tillman ( 93 tackles, 4 FF, 3 INT's & 1 TD), DL (Run Defence)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB Kyle Orton, QB Rex Grossman, WR Brandon Lloyd, OL (Run Blocking), DL (Pass Rush), LB Brian Urlacher

FREE AGENTS-
QB Rex Grossman, QB Kyle Orton, RB Kevin Jones, WR Marty Booker, WR Rudy Burgess, WR Brandon Lloyd, OT Fred Miller, OT John St Clair, OG Tyler Reed, LB Gilbert Gardner, LB Darrell McClover, LB Marcus Riley, LB Nick Roach (ERFA), SS Mike Brown, SS Josh Gattis (ERFA), FS Brandon McGowan, OG Terrence Metcalf

ADDITIONS-
QB Kyle Orton, WR Rudy Burgess, OG Tyler Reed, QB Brett Basanez, OT Frank Omiyale, RB Kevin Jones, FS Josh Bullocks, S Glenn Earl

SUBTRACTIONS-
WR Marty Booker, LB Gilbert Gardner, LB Marcus Riley, OG Terrance Metcalf, OT John St. Clair

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. DE
2. WR
3. CB
4. OG
5. OT

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 OT (Williams), #2 RB (Forte), #3 WR (Bennett), DT (Harrison)
2007- #1 TE (Olsen), #2 DE (Bazuin), #3 RB (Wolfe), LB (Okwo)
2006- #1 N/A, #2 CB (Manning), WR (Hester), #3 DT (Dvorcek)
2005- #1 RB (Benson), #2 WR (Bradley), #3 N/A
2004- #1 DT (Harris), #2 DT (Johnson), #3 WR (Berrian)

Chadman
02-27-2009, 01:57 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #19
TEAM - TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 19th in points scored, 14th in yards per game, 11th in passing yards per game, 15th in rushing yards per game, 4.1 yards per carry & 32 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 10th in points allowed, 9th in yards allowed per game, 4th in passing yards allowed per game, 19th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.3 yards per carry allowed, 22 INT'S & 29 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
WR Antonio Bryant (1,248 yards at 15 YPC & 7 TD's), LB Barrett Ruud (137 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 INT's), CB Ronde Barber (75 tackles, 2 sacks & 4 INT's, 1 TD), CB Aqib Talib (23 tackles, 4 INT's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
RB Earnest Graham (563 yards at 4.3 YPC & 4 TD's), TE's, DL (Run Defence)

FREE AGENTS-
QB Bruce Eugene (RFA), QB Jeff Garcia, QB Luke McCown, RB Warrick Dunn, RB Bryan Storer (RFA), WR Antonio Bryant, WR Michael Clayton, WR Joey Galloway, WR Cortez Hankton, WR Ike Hilliard, TE Jason Pociask, TE Jerramy Stevens, OT Anthony Davis, OT Donald Penn (RFA), OT Julius Wilson, DE Kevin Carter, DT Jovan Haye, DT Dre Moore, DT Ryan Sims, LB Derrick Brooks, LB Cato June, LB Sam Olajabutu (RFA), CB Kyle Arrington, CB Philip Buchanan, SS Jermaine Phillips, FS Will Allen

ADDITIONS-
QB Luke McCown, WR Antonio Bryant, TE Jason Pociask, OT Julius Wilson, DT Dre Moore, DT Ryan Sims, CB Kyle Arrington, RB Derrick Ward, WR Kelly Campbell, K Mike Nugent, LB Niko Koutouvides, SS Jermaine Phillips, TE Jerramy Stevens, LB Angelo Crowell

SUBTRACTIONS-
RB Warrick Dunn, WR Joey Galloway, WR Ike Hilliard, LB Derrick Brooks, LB Cato June, DT Jovan Haye, CB Philip Buchanan

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. QB
2. DT
3. DE
4. CB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 CB (Talib), #2 WR (Jackson), #3 OG (Zuttah)
2007- #1 DE (Adams), #2 OT (Sears), SS (Piscitelli), #3 LB (Black)
2006- #1 OG (Joseph), #2 OT (Trueblood), #3 WR (Stovell)
2005- #1 RB (Williams), #2 LB (Ruud), #3 TE (Smith), OT (Colmer)
2004- #1 WR (Clayton), #2 N/A, #3 LB (Cooper)

Chadman
02-27-2009, 02:36 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #20
TEAM- DETROIT LIONS (From DALLAS COWBOYS)

DALLAS COWBOYS-

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 18th in points scored, 13th in yards per game, 9th in passing yards per game, 21st in rushing yards per game, 4.3 yards per carry & 31 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 20th in points allowed, 8th in yards allowed per game, 5th in passing yards allowed per game, 12th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.2 yards per carry allowed, 8 INT's & 59 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Tony Romo (3,448 yards, 28 TD's & 14 INT's), TE Jason Witten (81 catches, 952 yrds & 4 TD's), WR Terrell Owens (1,052 yards at 15.2 YPC & 10 TD's), LB Bradie James (116 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 FF), LB DeMarcus Ware (84 tackles, 20 sacks, 6 FF), CB Terrence Newman (37 tackles, 4 INT's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
RB Marion Barber, SS Roy Williams, Interior OL (Run Blocking)

FREE AGENTS-
QB Brooks Bollinger, QB Brad Johnson, WR Miles Austin (RFA), WR Sam Hurd (RFA), WR Terrell Owens, TE Tony Curtis, OG Joe Berger, OG Cory Proctor, DE Stephen Bowen, DE Chris Canty, DT Tank Johnson, LB Kevin Burnett, LB Carlos Polk, LB Zach Thomas, CB Pacman Jones, SS Keith Davis, SS Roy Williams

ADDITIONS-
LB Matt Stewart, DT Tim Anderson, DT Junior Savai'i, SS Jerome Carter, LB Keith Brooking, SS Gerald Sensabaugh, DE Igor Olshansky

SUBTRACTIONS-
QB Brad Johnson, CB Pacman Jones, WR Terrell Owens, DT Chris Canty, LB Kevin Burnett, SS Roy Williams

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. SS
2. FS
3. DE
4. OT
5. OG
6. WR

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 RB (Jones), CB (Jenkins), #2 TE (Bennett), #3 N/A
2007- #1 DE (Spencer), #2 N/A, #3 OT (Marten)
2006- #1 LB (Carpenter), #2 TE (Fasano), #3 DE (Hatcher)
2005- #1 OLB (Ware), DE (Spears), #2 LB (Burnett), #3 N/A
2004- #1 N/A, #2 RB (Jones), OT (Rogers), #3 OG (Peterman)

RuthlessBurgher
02-27-2009, 04:06 PM
DRAFT POSITION- #20
TEAM- DETROIT LIONS (From DALLAS COWBOYS)

DALLAS COWBOYS-

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 18th in points scored, 13th in yards per game, 9th in passing yards per game, 21st in rushing yards per game, 4.3 yards per carry & 31 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 20th in points allowed, 8th in yards allowed per game, 5th in passing yards allowed per game, 12th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.2 yards per carry allowed, 8 INT's & 59 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Tony Romo (3,448 yards, 28 TD's & 14 INT's), TE Jason Witten (81 catches, 952 yrds & 4 TD's), WR Terrell Owens (1,052 yards at 15.2 YPC & 10 TD's), LB Bradie James (116 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 FF), LB DeMarcus Ware (84 tackles, 20 sacks, 6 FF), CB Terrence Newman (37 tackles, 4 INT's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
RB Marion Barber, SS Roy Williams, Interior OL (Run Blocking)

FREE AGENTS-
QB Brooks Bollinger, QB Brad Johnson, WR Miles Austin (RFA), WR Sam Hurd (RFA), WR Terrell Owens, TE Tony Curtis, OG Joe Berger, OG Cory Proctor, DE Stephen Bowen, DE Chris Canty, DT Tank Johnson, LB Kevin Burnett, LB Carlos Polk, LB Zach Thomas, CB Pacman Jones, SS Keith Davis

ADDITIONS-
WR Terrell Owens

SUBTRACTIONS-
QB Brad Johnson, CB Pacman Jones

TEAM NEEDS-
1. DE
2. OG
3. SS
4. OT

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 RB (Jones), CB (Jenkins), #2 TE (Bennett), #3 N/A
2007- #1 DE (Spencer), #2 N/A, #3 OT (Marten)
2006- #1 LB (Carpenter), #2 TE (Fasano), #3 DE (Hatcher)
2005- #1 OLB (Ware), DE (Spears), #2 LB (Burnett), #3 N/A
2004- #1 N/A, #2 RB (Jones), OT (Rogers), #3 OG (Peterman)

Why is Terrell Owens listed as a free agent and an addition? He is neither.

Chadman
02-27-2009, 10:19 PM
Why is Terrell Owens listed as a free agent and an addition? He is neither.

:Agree
True, but the FA info is 'lifted' straight from KFFL-

http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/features ... eam&y=2009 (http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/features/freeagents/fa.php?option=By+Team&y=2009)

Scroll to Dallas & what do you see? :shock:

Chadman
02-27-2009, 10:44 PM
DRAFT POSITION- #21
TEAM- PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 6th in points scored, 9th in yards per game, 6th in passing yards per game, 22nd in rushing yards per game, 4.0 yards per carry & 23 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 4th in points allowed, 3rd in yards allowed per game, 3rd in passing yards allowed per game, 4th in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.5 yards per carry allowed, 15 INT'S & 48 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Donovan McNabb (3,916 yards, 23 TD's & 11 INT's, 2 rushing TD's), RB Brian Westbrook (936 yards at 4.0 YPC & 9 TD's- 54 catches, 402 yards & 5 TD's recieving), OL- Pass Blocking, DL- Run & Pass defence, SS Quintin Mikell (93 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 FF & 3 INT's), DE Trent Cole (77 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 FF), DE Darren Howard (26 tackles, 10 sacks, 1 FF & 1 INT), FS Brian Dawkins (75 tackles, 3 sacks, 6 FF & 1 INT)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
OL- Run Blocking, WR's & TE's

FREE AGENTS-
RB Correll Buckholter, WR Danny Amendola, WR Hank Baskett (RFA), WR Shaheer McBride, OT Jon Runyan, OT Tra Thomas, C Nick Cole (RFA), LB Pago Togafou (RFA), CB Joselio Hansen, CB Bruce Perry, CB Trae Williams, SS Sean Considine, FS Brian Dawkins

ADDITIONS-
WR Danny Ademola, WR Shaheer McBride, CB Joselio Hansen, CB Trae Williams, OT Stacy Andrews, S Rashad Baker, S Sean Jones, FB Leonard Weaver

SUBTRACTIONS-
RB Correll Buckholter, SS Sean Considine, FS Brian Dawkins, OT Tra Thomas, WR Greg Lewis, CB Lito Shephard, TE L.J. Smith

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. OT
2. WR
3. RB
4. TE


DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 N/A, #2 DT (Laws), WR (Jackson), #3 DE (Smith)
2007- #1 N/A, #2 QB (Kolb), DE (Abiamiri), #3 LB (Bradley), RB (Hunt)
2006- #1 DT (Bunkley), #2 OT (Justice), #3 DE (Gocong)
2005- #1 DT (Patterson), #2 WR (Brown), LB (McCoy), #3 RB (Moats)
2004- #1 OT (Andrews), #2 N/A, #3 CB (Ware)

Chadman
03-02-2009, 01:23 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #22
TEAM- MINNESOTA VIKINGS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 12th in points scored, 17th in yards per game, 25th in passing yards per game, 5th in rushing yards per game, 4.5 yards per carry & 43 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 13th in points allowed, 6th in yards allowed per game, 18th in passing yards allowed per game, 1st in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.3 yards per carry allowed, 12 INT's & 45 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Adrian Peterson (1,760 yards at 4.8 YPC, 10 TD's), WR Bernard Berrian (964 yards at 20.1 YPC & 7 TD's), LB Chad Greenway (115 tackles, 6 sacks, 3 FF), DE Jared Allen 54 tackles, 14 sacks, 3 FF), DL & LB's (Run Defence)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
WR Bobby Wade, OL (Pass Blocking), QB Tarvaris Jackson, QB Gus Frerotte

FREE AGENTS-
QB Gus Frerotte, RB Maurice Hicks, RB Albert Young, RB Naufahu Tahi (RFA), WR Robert Ferguson, WR Jaymar Johnson, TE Jim Kleinsasser, OT Marcus Johnson (RFA), C Matt Birk, OG Brian Daniels, DT Kendrick Allen, DE Fred Evans (RFA), DT Jimmy Kennedy, DT Ellis Wyms, LB Heath Farwell, LB Napolean Harris, LB Dontarrious Thomas, CB Charles Gordon, CB Benny Sapp, CB Marcus Walker, SS Michael Boulware, SS Darren Sharper, LB Vinny Ciurciu

ADDITIONS-
RB Albert Young, WR Jaymar Johnson, TE Jim Kleinsasser, OG Brian Daniels, CB Charles Gordon, CB Marcus Walker, QB Sage Rosenfels, LB Heath Farwell, DT Jimmy Kennedy, CB Benny Sapp, CB Karl Paymah, WR Glenn Holt
SUBTRACTIONS-
QB Gus Frerotte, RB Maurice Hicks, C Matt Birk, LB Vinny Ciurciu

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. C
2. OT
3. CB
4. S
5. WR

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 N/A, #2 SS (Johnson), #3 N/A
2007- #1 RB (Peterson), #2 WR (Rice), #3 N/A
2006- #1 LB (Greenway), #2 CB (Griffin) OT (Cook), QB (Jackson), #3 N/A
2005- #1 DE (James), #2 OT (Johnson), #3 CB (Fox)
2004- #1 DE (Udeze), #2 LB (Thomas), #3 DE (Scott)

Chadman
03-02-2009, 09:25 PM
DRAFT POSITION- #23
TEAM- NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 8th in points scored, 5th in yards per game, 12th in passing yards per game, 6th in rushing yards per game, 4.4 yards per carry & 48 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 8th in points allowed, 10th in yards allowed per game, 11th in passing yards allowed per game, 15th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.1 yards per carry allowed, 14 INT's & 31 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Matt Cassel (3,693 yards, 21 TD's & 11 INT's), RB Kevin Faulk (507 yards at 6.1 YPC & 3 TD's- 58 catches for 486 yards & 3 TD's), RB Sammy Morris (727 yards at 4.7 YPC & 7 TD'S), WR Wes Welker (1,165 yards & 3 TD's), WR Randy Moss (1,008 yards & 11 TD's), LB Jerod Mayo (128 tackles & 1 FF), DE Richard Seymour (52 tackles, 8 sacks), S Brandon Meriweather (83 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 FF, 4 INT's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
OLB Adalius Thomas, OLB Pierre Woods, CB Deltha O'Neil, CB Lewis Sanders, RB Lawrence Maroney

FREE AGENTS-
QB Matt Cassel, RB Lamont Jordan, RB Heath Evans, WR Jabar Gaffney, WR Kelly Washington, P Chris Hanson, P Tom Malone, OG Russ Hochstein, OG Barry Stokes, OG Billy Yates, OT Wesley Britt (RFA), C Lonie Paxton, C Ryan Wendell, DE Titus Adams, DE Angelo Craig, DT Darrell Robertson, DT Kenny Smith, LB Eric Alexander, LB Ryan Claridge, LB Larry Izzo, LB Pierre Woods (RFA), CB Deltha O'Neil, CB Lewis Sanders, SS Rodney Harrison, SS James Sanders, SS Tank Williams

ADDITIONS-
P Tom Malone, OG Russ Hochstein, C Ryan Wendell, DE Titus Adams, DE Angelo Craig, DT Darrell Robertson, LB Eric Alexander, SS James Sanders, OLB Tully Banta-Cain, OG Billy Yates, RB Fred Taylor, TE Chris Baker, TE Brad Listorti, WR Greg Lewis, CB Shawn Springs, P Chris Hanson, CB Leigh Bodden, DE Mike Wright, WR Joey Galloway, C Al Johnson, OT Wesley Britt, SS Tank Williams

SUBTRACTIONS-
QB Matt Cassel, WR Jabar Gaffney, WR Kelly Washington, C Lonie Paxton, LB Mike Vrabel, RB LaMont Jordan, FB Heath Evans, DE/OLB Darrell Robertson, LB Larry Izzo

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-
WR Joey Galloway, QB Patrick Ramsey

TEAM NEEDS-
1. OLB
2. ILB
3. SS
4. WR
5. CB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 LB (Mayo), #2 CB (Wheatley), #3 LB (Crable), QB (O'Connell)
2007- #1 S (Meriweather), #2 N/A, #3 N/A
2006- #1 RB (Maroney), #2 WR (Jackson), #3 TE (Thomas)
2005- #1 OG (Mankins), #2 N/A, #3 CB (Hobbs), OT (Kaczur)
2004- #1 DT (Wilfork), TE (Watson), #2 DE (Hill), #3 CB (Scott)

Chadman
03-03-2009, 12:29 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #24
TEAM- ATLANTA FALCONS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 10th in points scored, 6th in yards per game, 14th in passing yards per game, 2nd in rushing yards per game, 4.4 yards per carry & 17 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 11th in points allowed, 24th in yards allowed per game, 21st in passing yards allowed per game, 25th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.9 yards per carry allowed, 10 INT's & 34 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Matt Ryan (3,440 yards, 16 TD's & 11 INT's), RB Michael Turner (1,699 yards at 4.5 YPC & 17 TD's), RB Jerious Norwood (489 yards at 5.1 YPC & 4 TD's- 36 catches, 338 yards & 2 TD's recieving), WR Roddy White (1,382 yards at 15.7 YPC & 7 TD's), DE John Abraham (38 tackles, 16 sacks, 4 FF), FS Erik Coleman (95 tackles, 2 FF & 3 INT's), ALL OL (Run & Pass Blocking)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
TE Justin Peele, DT's (Run Defence), SS Lawyer Milloy, DE Jamaal Anderson

FREE AGENTS-
WR Michael Jenkins, TE Justin Peele, TE Marcus Pollard, P Michael Koenan, OG Tyson Clabo (RFA), OG Harvey Dahl (RFA), OT Wayne Gandy, OT Terrance Pennington, OT Todd Weiner, C Ben Wilkerson (RFA), OT Renardo Foster, DT Jordan Babineaux, DE Chauncy Davis, DT Grady Jackson, DT Jason Jefferson, LB Michael Boley, LB Keith Brooking, LB Tony Gilbert, LB Coy Wire, CB Domonique Foxworth, CB Brent Grimes, CB Antoine Harris (ERFA), SS Lawyer Milloy, FS Jamaal Fudge

ADDITIONS-
WR Michael Jenkins, P Michael Koenen, DT Jason Jefferson, TE Justin Peele, C Ben Wilkerson, FS Jamaal Fudge, LB Coy Wire, LB Mike Peterson, C Brett Romberg, DE Chauncy Davis, LB Tony Gilbert, FB Jason Snelling

SUBTRACTIONS-
OT Todd Weiner, LB Michael Boley, LB Keith Brooking, CB Domonique Foxworth, OT Terrence Pennington, DT Grady Jackson

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-
C Brett Rohmberg

TEAM NEEDS-
1. DT
2. SS
3. LB
4. TE
5. DE

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 QB (Ryan), OT (Baker), #2 LB (Lofton), #3 CB (Jackson), WR (Douglas), CB (DeCoud)
2007- #1 DE (Anderson), #2 OT (Blalock), CB (Houston), #3 WR (Robinson)
2006- #1 N/A, #2 CB (Williams), #3 RB (Norwood)
2005- #1 WR (White), #2 DT (Babineaux), #3 LB (Beck)
2004- #1 CB (Hall), WR (Jenkins), #2 N/A, #3 QB (Shaub)

Chadman
03-03-2009, 01:22 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #25
TEAM- MIAMI DOLPHINS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 21st in points scored, 12th in yards per game, 10th in passing yards per game, 11th in rushing yards per game, 4.2 yards per carry & 26 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 9th in points allowed, 15th in yards allowed per game, 25th in passing yards allowed per game, 10th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.2 yards per carry allowed, 18 INT's & 40 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Chad Pennington (3,653 yards, 19 TD's & 7 INT's), RB Ronnie Brown (916 yards at 4.3 YPC & 10 TD's), RB Ricky Williams (659 yards at 4.1 YPC & 4 TD's), WR Tedd Ginn Jnr (790 yards at 14.1 YPC & 2 TD's), SS Yeremiah Bell (120 tackles, 1 sack, 3 FF), LB Channing Crowder (113 tackles, 1 FF), LB Joey Porter (47 tackles, 18 sacks, 4 FF), CB Andre Goodman (39 tackles, 1 FF & 5 INT's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
FS Renaldo Hill, WR Ernest Wilford, OG Justin Smiley, CB's

FREE AGENTS-
RB Patrick Cobbs (RFA), RB Lex Hilliard, RB Chris Brown, WR Anthony Armstrong, WR Todd Lowber, WR Tab Perry, TE Aaron Halterman, OT Vernon Carey, OG Matt McChesney, DT Joe Cohen, DE Vonnie Holliday, LB Channing Crowder, LB Quentin Moses (ERFA), LB Kelvin Smith, LB Mark Washington, CB Scorpio Babers, CB Andre Goodman, SS Yeremiah Bell, SS Will Billingsley, FS Renaldo Hill

ADDITIONS-
RB Lex Hilliard, RB Chris Brown, WR Anthony Armstrong, WR Tood Lowber, OT Vernon Carey, DT Joe Cohen, LB Channing Crowder, CB Scorpio Babers, SS Yeremiah Bell, FS Gibril Wilson, OG Joe Berger, C Jake Grove SS Ethan Kilmer, CB Eric Green, DT Tony McDaniel

SUBTRACTIONS-
OG Matt McChesney, DE Vonnie Holliday, CB Andre Goodman, FS Renaldo Hill, C Al Johnson

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-
WR DeCody Fagg

TEAM NEEDS-
1. WR
2. CB
3. NT
4. TE
5. OLB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 OT (Long), #2 DE (Merling), QB (Henne), #3 DE (Langford)
2007- #1 WR (Ginn Jnr), #2 QB (Beck), C (Satale), #3 RB (Booker)
2006- #1 FS (Allen), #2 N/A, #3 WR (Hagan)
2005- #1 RB (Brown), #2 DE/OLB (Roth), #3 LB (Crowder)
2004- #1 OT (Carey), #2 N/A, #3 N/A

Chadman
03-03-2009, 02:02 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #26
TEAM- BALTIMORE RAVENS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 11th in points scored, 18th in yards per game, 28th in passing yards per game, 4th in rushing yards per game, 4.0 yards per carry & 33 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 3rd in points allowed, 2nd in yards allowed per game, 2nd in passing yards allowed per game, 3rd in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.6 yards per carry allowed, 26 INT's & 34 sacks.


KEY PERFORMERS-
FB LeRon McLain (902 yards, 3.9 YPC & 10 TD's), WR Derrick Mason (1,037 yards at 13.0 YPC & 5 TD's), LB Ray Lewis (117 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 FF & 2 INT's), LB Terrell Suggs (68 tackles, 8 sacks, 2 FF, 2 INT's & 2 TD's), FS Ed Reed (41 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF, 9 INT's & 2 TD's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
RB Willis McGahee, TE Todd Heap

FREE AGENTS-
QB Kyle Boller, QB Todd Bouman, RB P.J. Daniels (RFA), FB Lorenzo Neal, WR Mark Clayton (RFA), WR Terrence Copper, WR Marcus Maxwell (RFA), WR Demetrius Williams (RFA), TE Quinn Sypniewski (RFA), TE Daniel Wilcox, K Matt Stover, P Sam Koch (RFA), C Jason Brown, DE Marquis Douglas, DE Dwan Edwards, DT Brandon McKinney (RFA), LB Terrell Suggs, LB Dan Cody, LB Ray Lewis, LB Robert McCune (RFA), LB Bart Scott, CB Corey Ivy, CB Derrick Martin (RFA), CB Chris McAllister, CB Evan Oglesby (RFA), SS Dawan Landry (RFA), FS Jim Leonhard

ADDITIONS-
CB Domonique Foxworth, CB Derrick Martin, OLB Terrell Suggs, NT Brandon McKinney, C Matt Birk, LB Ray Lewis, CB Evan Oglesby, CB Chris Carr, TE L.J. Smith

SUBTRACTIONS-
C Jason Brown, DE Marquis Douglas, LB Bart Scott, CB Chris McAllister, FS Jim Leonhard, LB Nick Greisen, CB Corey Ivy, CB Samari Rolle

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. CB
2. WR
3. OT
4. DE
5. TE


DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 QB (Flacco), #2 RB (Rice), #3 LB (Gooden), S (Zbikowski), OG (Cousins)
2007- #1 OG (Grubbs), #2 N/A, #3 WR (Figurs), OG (Yanda)
2006- #1 DE (Ngata), #2 C (Chester), #3 CB (Pittman)
2005- #1 WR (Clayton), #2 DE/LB (Cody), OT (Terry), #3 N/A
2004- #1 N/A, #2 DT (Edwards), #3 WR (Darling)

Chadman
03-03-2009, 02:59 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #27
TEAM- INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 13th in points scored, 15th in yards gained per game, 5th in passing yards gained per game, 31st in rushing yards per game, 3.4 yards per carry & 14 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 7th in points allowed, 11th in yards allowed per game, 6th in passing yards allowed per game, 24th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.2 yards per carry allowed, 15 INT's & 30 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Peyton Manning (4,002 yards, 27 TD's & 12 INT's), WR Reggie Wayne (1,145 yards at 14.0 YPC & 6 TD's), TE Dallas Clark (848 yards at 11.0 YPC & 6 TD's), CB Kelvin Hayden (42 tackles, 1 FF, 3 INT's & 1 TD), DE Robert Mathis (48 tackles, 12 sacks & 5 FF), DE Dwight Freeney (28 tackles, 10 sacks, 4 FF)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
RB Joseph Addai, WR Marvin Harrison, OL (Run Blocking), DL (Run Defence), LB (Run Defence), CB's.

FREE AGENTS-
RB Dominic Rhodes, WR Marvin Harrison, P Hunter Smith, OT Dan Federkiel (RFA), C Jeff Saturday, DT Darrell Reid, DE Josh Thomas, LB Tyjuan Hagler, CB Kelvin Hayden, CB Keiwan Ratliff, SS Matt Giordiano

ADDITIONS-
C Jeff Saturday, CB Kelvin Hayden, P Mike Dragosavich, LB Adam Seward

SUBTRACTIONS-
WR Marvin Harrison, DT Darrell Reid

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. DT
2. CB
3. OG
4. RB
5. WR
6. RT

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 N/A, #2 C (Pollack), #3 LB (Wheeler)
2007- #1 WR (Gonzalez), #2 OT (Ugoh), #3 CB (Hughes), DT (Pitcock)
2006- #1 RB (Addai), #2 CB (Jennings), #3 LB (Keiaho)
2005- #1 CB (Jackson), #2 CB (Hayden), #3 DE (Burns)
2004- #1 N/A, #2 SS (Sanders), #3 TE (Hartsock), LB (Gardner)

SteelerOfDeVille
03-03-2009, 11:28 AM
Nice work chadman... anxiously awaiting the Steelers - :-)

Chadman
03-04-2009, 12:18 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #28
TEAM- PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (From CAROLINA PANTHERS)

CAROLINA PANTHERS-

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 7th in points scored, 10th in yards per game, 19th in passing yards per game, 3rd in rushing yards per game, 4.8 yards per carry & 20 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 12th in points allowed, 18th in yards allowed per game, 16th in passing yards allowed per game, 20th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.4 yards per carry allowed, 12 INT's & 37 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB DeAngelo Williams (1,515 yards at 5.5 YPC & 18 TD's- 22 catches for 121 yards & 2 TD's), RB Jonathon Stewart (836 yards at 4.5 YPC & 10 TD's), WR Steve Smith (1,421 yards at 18.2 YPC & 6 TD's), WR Mushin Muhammad (923 yards at 14.2 YPC & 5 TD's), LB Jon Beason (138 tackles, 3 INT's), LB Thomas Davis (113 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 FF), DE Julius Peppers (51 tackles, 14 sacks, 5 FF)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB Jake Delhomme, TE Jeff King, DL (Run Defence)

FREE AGENTS-
QB Brett Basanez, RB Nick Goings, WR DJ Hackett, WR Mark Jones, WR Domonique Thompson, TE Jeff King (RFA), K John Kasay, OT Jeremy Bridges, OT Jordan Gross, OT Frank Omiyale, C Geoff Hangartner, DE Julius Peppers, DT Darwin Walker, LB James Anderson (RFA), LB Donte Curry, LB Jason Kyle, SS Nate Salley

ADDITIONS-
OT Jordan Gross, DE Julius Peppers

SUBTRACTIONS-
QB Brett Basinez, RB Nick Goings, WR DJ Hackett, OT Frank Omiyale, C Geoff Hangartner, OT Jeremy Bridges, CB Ken Lucas, LB Adam Seward

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. DE
2. DT
3. CB
4. QB
5. WR

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 RB (Stewart), OT (Otah), #2 N/A, #3 CB (Godfrey), LB (Connor)
2007- #1 LB (Beason), #2 WR (Jarrett), C (Kalil), #3 DE (Johnson)
2006- #1 RB (Williams), #2 CB (Marshall), #3 LB (Anderson), OT (Butler)
2005- #1 DB/LB (Davis), #2 RB (Shelton), #3 OG (Mathis), DT (Ellison)
2004- #1 CB (Gamble), #2 WR (Colbert), #3 OT (Wharton)

Chadman
03-04-2009, 01:05 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #29
TEAM- NEW YORK GIANTS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 4th in points scored, 7th in yards per game, 18th in passing yards per game, 1st in rushing yards per game, 5.0 yards per carry & 28 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 5th in points allowed, 5th in yards allowed per game, 8th in passing yards allowed, 9th in rushing yards allowed, 4.0 yards per carry allowed, 17 INT's & 42 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Eli Manning (3,238 yards, 21 TD's & 10 INT's), RB Brandon Jacobs (1,089 yards at 5.0 YPC & 15 TD's), RB Derrick Ward (1,025 yards at 5.6 YPC & 2 TD's), DE Justin Tuck (67 tackles, 12 sacks & 3 FF)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
WR Plaxico Burress, OLB's

FREE AGENTS-
QB David Carr, QB Andre Woodson, QB Anthony Wright, RB Reuben Droughns, RB Brandon Jacobs, RB Derrick Ward, RB Danny Ware (RFA), WR Amani Toomer, TE Darcy Johnson, TE Martrez Milner, K John Carney, C Grey Ruegamer, DE Leger Douzable, DE Jerome McDougle, DE Dave Tollefson, DE Renaldo Wynn, CB Kevin Dockery (RFA), CB Sam Madison, CB R.W. McQuarters, SS Sammy Knight, FS James Butler

ADDITIONS-
QB David Carr, QB Andre Woodson, RB Brandon Jacobs, TE Darcy Johnson, TE Martrez Milner, DE Leger Douzable, DE Dave Tollefson, DT Chris Canty, DT Rocky Bernard, OLB Michael Boley, OT Terrence Penington, SS Steve Cargile, FS C.C. Brown

SUBTRACTIONS-
RB Reuben Droughns, RB Derrick Ward, CB Sam Madison, SS Sammy Knight

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. WR
2. LB
3. S
4. CB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 S (Phillips), #2 CB (Thomas), #3 WR (Manningham)
2007- #1 CB (Ross), #2 WR (Smith), #3 DT (Alford)
2006- #1 DE (Kiwanuka), #2 WR (Moss), #3 LB (Wilkinson)
2005- #1 N/A, #2 CB (Webster), #3 DE (Tuck)
2004- #1 QB (Rivers *), #2 OG (Snee), #3 N/A

* Rivers was traded to San Diego for Eli Manning

Chadman
03-04-2009, 02:13 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #30
TEAM- TENNESSEE TITANS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 14th in points scored, 21st in yards gained per game, 27th in passing yards per game, 7th in rushing yards per game, 4.3 yards per carry & 12 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 2nd in points allowed, 7th in yards allowed per game, 9th in passing yards allowed per game, 6th in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.7 yards per carry allowed, 20 INT's & 44 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
RB Chris Johnson (1,228 yards at 4.9 YPC & 9 TD's- 43 catches for 260 yards & 1 TD), RB LenDale White (773 yards at 3.9 YPC & 15 TD's), DT Albert Haynesworth (51 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 FF), CB Courtland Finnegan (70 tackles, 1 sack, 5 INT's, 1 TD), FS Michael Griffin (75 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF, 7 INT's, 1 TD), SS Chris Hope (78 tackles, 1 sack, 4 INT's), All OL (Run Blocking & Pass Blocking), All DL (Rush Defence & Pass Rush)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
QB Vince Young, WR's, DE Jevon Kearse

FREE AGENTS-
QB Kerry Collins, QB Chris Simms, WR Brandon Jones, WR Justin McCareins, WR Mike Williams, TE Matt Mulligan, TE Bo Scaife, K Rob Bironas, P Craig Hentrich, OT Daniel Loper, OT Mike Otto (RFA), DT Albert Haynesworth, LB Colin Allred (RFA), LB Jorge Cordova, CB Chris Carr, CB Cortland Finnigan (RFA), CB Reynaldo Hill, CB Eric King, CB Tyrone Poole, FS Vince Fuller

ADDITIONS-
QB Kerry Collins, TE Matt Mulligan, TE Bo Scaife, K Rob Bironas, FS Vince Fuller, WR Justin McCareins, WR Nate Washington, DT Jovan Haye, P Craig Hentrich

SUBTRACTIONS-
WR Brandon Jones, DT Albert Haynesworth, CB Eric Young, OT Daniel Loper, QB Chris Simms, CB Chris Carr

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. WR
2. CB
3. DT
4. QB
5. LB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 RB (Johnson), #2 DE (Jones), #3 TE (Stevens)
2007- #1 FS (Griffin), #2 RB (Henry), #3 WR (Williams)
2006- #1 QB (Young), #2 RB (White), #3 N/A
2005- #1 CB (Jones), #2 OT (Roos), #3 WR (Roby), WR (Jones)
2004- #1 N/A, #2 DE (LaBoy), DE (Odom), #3 DT (Starks), CB (Gardner)

Chadman
03-04-2009, 02:48 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #31
TEAM- ARIZONA CARDINALS

2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 4th in points scored, 4th in yards gained per game, 2nd in passing yards per game, 32nd in rushing yards per game, 3.5 yards per carry & 28 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 28th in points allowed, 19th in yards allowed per game, 22nd in passing yards allowed per game, 16th in rushing yards allowed per game, 4.0 yards per carry allowed, 13 INT's & 31 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Kurt Warner (4,583 yards, 30 TD's & 14 INT's), WR Larry Fitzgerald (1,431 yards at 14.9 YPC & 12 TD's), WR Anquan Boldin (1,038 yards at 11.7 YPC & 11 TD's), WR Steve Breaston (1,006 yards at 13.1 YPC & 3 TD's), LB Karlos Dansby (119 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 FF, 2 INT's)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
RB Edgerran James, RB Tim Hightower, DL, Interior OL (Run Blocking), Pass Rush, CB Rod Hood

FREE AGENTS-
QB Brian St Pierre, RB J.J. Arrington, RB Chris Vincent, FB Tim Castille (ERFA), FB Terrelle Smith, WR Onrea Jones, WR Lance Long, TE Ben Patrick (ERFA), TE Leonard Pope (RFA), TE Alex Shor, TE Stephen Spach, P Ben Graham, OG Elton Brown, C Nathan Hodel, C Lyle Sendlein (ERFA), DE Jason Banks, DE Bertrand Berry, DT Ray Blagman (ERFA), DT Keilen Dykes, DE Antonio Smith, DT Gabe Watson (RFA), LB Monty Beisel, LB Karlos Dansby, LB Clark Haggans, LB Matt Stewart, CB Ralph Brown, CB Wilrey Fontenot, CB Eric Green, SS Dennis Keyes

ADDITIONS-
LB Karlos Dansby, S Keith Lewis, QB Brian St Pierre, P Ben Graham, RB Chris Vincent, WR Onrea Jones, WR Lance Long, TE Alex Shor, DE Jason Banks, DT Keilen Dykes, CB Wilroy Fontenot, SS Dennis Keyes, QB Kurt Warner, CB Bryant McFadden, RB Jason Wright, OLB Clark Haggans, TE Anthony Becht, OG Elton Brown, DE Bert Berry

SUBTRACTIONS-
C Nathan Hodel, DE Antonio Smith, LB Matt Stewart, RB J.J. Arrington, LB Monty Beisel, CB Eric Green

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-


TEAM NEEDS-
1. RB
2. C
3. DE
4. CB
5. LB
6. DT
7. OG

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 CB (Rodgers-Cromartie), #2 DE (Campbell), #3 WR (Doucet)
2007- #1 OT (Brown), #2 DT (Branch), #3 LB (Davis)
2006- #1 QB (Leinart), #2 OG (Lutui), #3 TE (Pope)
2005- #1 CB (Rolle), #2 RB (Arrington), #3 CB (Green), LB (Blackstock)
2004- #1 WR (Fitzgerald), #2 LB (Dansby), #3 DT (Dockett)

Chadman
03-04-2009, 02:49 AM
Hehehehe....


Sorry Ruthless, but Chadman will leave it here for now... :stirpot

:tt1

RuthlessBurgher
03-04-2009, 11:19 AM
Hehehehe....


Sorry Ruthless, but Chadman will leave it here for now... :stirpot

:tt1

You sure know how to build anticipation, you Aussie bastage... :P

SteelerOfDeVille
03-04-2009, 12:09 PM
that just aint right.

Chadman
03-05-2009, 12:18 AM
DRAFT POSITION- #32
TEAM- PITTSBURGH STEELERS


2008 STATS-
OFFENCE- 20th in points scored, 22nd in yards per game, 17th in passing yards per game, 23rd in rushing yards per game, 3.7 yards per carry & 49 sacks allowed.

DEFENCE- 1st in points allowed, 1st in yards allowed per game, 1st in passing yards allowed per game, 2nd in rushing yards allowed per game, 3.3 yards per carry allowed, 20 INT's & 51 sacks.

KEY PERFORMERS-
QB Ben Roethlisberger (3,301 yards, 17 TD's & 15 INT's), RB Mewelde Moore (588 yards at 4.2 YPC & 5 TD's- 40 catches for 320 yards & 1 TD), WR Hines Ward (1,043 yards at 12.9 YPC & 7 TD's), WR Santonio Holmes (821 yards at 14.9 YPC & 5 TD's), LB James Farrior (133 tackles, 4 INT's, 1 FF), LB James Harrison (101 tackles, 16 sacks, 7 FF, 1 INT), SS Troy Polamalu (73 tackles, 7 INT's), LB LaMarr Woodley (60 tackles, 12 sacks, 2 FF, 1 INT), DE Aaron Smith (60 tackles, 6 sacks)

KEY UNDERPERFORMERS-
OL, RB Willie Parker, FB Carey Davis

FREE AGENTS-
QB Charlie Batch, QB Byron Leftwich, RB Justin Vincent, FB Carey Davis (RFA), WR Nate Washington, TE Jon Dekker (RFA), TE Sean McHugh, TE Dezmond Sherrod, OG Chris Kemoeatu, OG Kendall Simmons, OT Willie Colon (RFA), OT Trai Essex, OT Marvel Smith, OT Max Starks, C Doug Legursky, DE Orpheus Roye, LB Keyaron Fox, LB Andre Frazier, CB Roy Lewis, FS Ryan Mundy, CB Anthony Madison, FS Anthony Smith (RFA), LS Jared Retkofsky, CB Bryant McFadden, LB Mike Humpal

ADDITIONS-
RB Justin Vincent, FB Carey Davis, TE Sean McHugh, TE Dezmond Sherrod, OG Chris Kemoeatu, OT Willie Colon, OT Max Starks, C Doug Legursky, CB Roy Lewis, FS Ryan Mundy, CB Anthony Madison, RB Stefan Logan, WR Brandon Williams, LB Donovan Woods, OT Trai Essex, CB Fernando Bryant, OLB Andre Frazier, OLB Arnold Harrison

SUBTRACTIONS-
WR Nate Washington, OG Kendall Simmons, LB Mike Humpal, CB Bryant McFadden, S Anthony Smith

INTERVIEWED/RUMOURED INTEREST-
WR Joey Galloway, CB Chris Carr

TEAM NEEDS-
1. OG
2. CB
3. OT
4. C
5. NT
6. DE
7. WR
8. ILB

DRAFT HISTORY-
2008- #1 RB (Mendenhall), #2 WR (Sweed), #3 LB (Davis)
2007- #1 LB (Timmons), #2 LB (Woodley), #3 TE (Speath)
2006- #1 WR (Holmes), #2 N/A, #3 FS (Smith), WR (Reid)
2005- #1 TE (Miller), #2 CB (McFadden), #3 OT (Essex)
2004- #1 QB (Roethlisberger), #2 CB (Colclough), #3 OT (Starks)

Chadman
03-05-2009, 05:52 AM
CHADMAN'S MOCK DRAFT- VERSION 1

No trades have been factored in at this point.

Your first 10 picks are...

#1 DETROIT LIONS

When your team goes 0-16, loses it's Head Coach, loses fan support...there's only one way to win back the faithful- draft a QB. Besides, it's not like the Lions have a lot to work with at QB! So, with pick #1, the Detroit Lions select..

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD GEORGIA 6'2" 225lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/60/605401.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... afford.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/qb/Matthew-Stafford.php)


#2 ST LOUIS RAMS

There is some thought that the Rams could release both Orlando Pace & Torry Holt, opening both positions as potential #2 picks. Because they grabbed Avery last year, Chadman think's they'll look to replace Pace first...

OT JASON SMITH BAYLOR 6'5" 309lbs

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/58/589365m.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... -Smith.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/ot/Jason-Smith.php)

#3 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

This team had the most ineffectual pass rush in the NFL last season. They need to upgrade this part of their team in order to protect their young, promising secondary. With somewhat of a slight reach, the Chiefs will take...

DT B.J. RAJI BOSTON COLLEGE 6'1" 337lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/34/341429.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... J-Raji.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/dt/BJ-Raji.php)

#4 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle suffered through a horris injury crisis last season. But this proved to the NFL just how weak this team is at WR. Despite signing T.J. Houshmanzadeh, the Seahawks will draft...

WR MICHAEL CRABTREE TEXAS TECH 6'2" 215lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/61/616802.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... abtree.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/wr/Michael-Crabtree.php)


#5 CLEVELAND BROWNS

The Browns lacked any genuine pass rush last season. In a division won & lost by defence, that's unacceptable. The Browns will draft...

OLB AARON CURRY WAKE FOREST 6'3" 254lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/15/156625.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... -Curry.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/olb/Aaron-Curry.php)


#6 CINCINNATTI BENGALS

Stacy Andrews is gone, Levi Jones isn't that good....and Anthony Collins is untested. The Bengals can't win if Carson is lying on the ground- or worse, under it.. The Bengals select..

OT EUGENE MONROE VIRGINIA 6'5" 310lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/player/372048_eugenemonroe.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... Monroe.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/ot/Eugene-Monroe.php)

#7 OAKLAND RAIDERS

They have any number of issues, along both lines in particular, but with the hiring of former WR coach Tom Cable, and with a young QB in Russell, and with Big Al in charge, look for the Raiders to reach & select...

WR JEREMY MACLIN MISSOURI 6'1" 198lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/64/645695.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 24&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3971124&yr=2009)

#8 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Want to know the last OL the Jaguars selected in Round 1? Can you think of who it was? Well, if you are having trouble...think waaaaay back to their first ever draft & the big guy, Tony Boselli. That's right- no OL in Round 1 ever since. That's about to change...

OT MICHAEL OHER OLE MISS 6'4" 310lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/19/193532.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... l-Oher.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/ot/Michael-Oher.php)

#9 GREEN BAY PACKERS

So the Packers are joining the 3-4 revolution. All good- except they are poorly armed for the switch. Still, if they are going to do it, they better do it right. The Packers will need some pass rush...

OLB BRIAN ORAKPO TEXAS 6'3" 263lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/16/160726.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... Orakpo.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/de/Brian-Orakpo.php)

#10 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

The 49ers have been running the powder-puff version of the 3-4 for a few years now. They simply never got the horses to do the job properly. Manny Lawson has been a collossal disappointment and needs to be shuffled off & replaced by a threat of the edge...

OLB EVERETTE BROWN FLORIDA ST 6'2" 256lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/59/592979.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 31&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3661431&yr=2009)

Chadman
03-05-2009, 08:37 AM
#11 BUFFALO BILLS

The Bills finished the year with a paltry 24 sacks. With the top DE's off the board at this point (Orakpo & Brown), the Bills will reach slightly for the 2nd best DT to put beside Marcus Stroud & select...

DT PERIA JERRY OLE MISS 6'2" 299lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/64/646680.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... -Jerry.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/dt/Peria-Jerry.php)


#12 DENVER BRONCOS

Another team switching to a 3-4. Ideally, they'd like to score a top NT because they simply don't have a good one. But with Raji gone, and Brace would be an astronomical reach (even for Denver) at #12, the Broncos will instead strengthen the DE position by selecting the best 3-4 DE in the draft...

DE TYSON JACKSON LSU 6'4" 296lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/48/484046.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... ackson.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/de/Tyson-Jackson.php)


#13 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

The Redskins OL is a bit of a mess. They are using FA to try & fix that (Dockery), but more work is required. Jon Jansen is older than the Bible, so an OT is required...oh look who's available...

OT ANDRE SMITH ALABAMA 6'4" 332lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/57/574997.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 22&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3681022&yr=2009)


#14 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

The Saints are a better team than 8-8. Still, their record says they are a .500 team, so we seem them drafting here. The secondary was questionable for the Saints last season, and while they've signed Jabari Greer to play CB, another quality player here won't hurt. So the Saints choose...

CB MALCOLM JENKINS OHIO ST 6'1" 204lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/60/608831.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 65&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3706665&yr=2009)


#15 HOUSTON TEXANS

It's hard to say which way the Texans will go, given that with this pick they are sort of caught between picking BPA & reaching for a need. Given that this team can't defend the run very well, Chadman suspects they will go best DEFENSIVE player on the board & select...

MLB REY MAUALUGA USC 6'2" 249lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/34/343820.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... ualuga.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/ilb/Rey-Maualuga.php)


#16 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

The Chargers had Jeromey Clary (Who??) at RT this season, and he just doesn't cut it. They could do with an upgrade at RT, OG & even C, so the choice comes down to best value...

OT EBEN BRITTON ARIZONA 6'6" 309lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/33/338374.jpg

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/ebe ... b-analysis (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/eben-britton?id=71219#player-profile-tab-set-1:player-profile-tab-analysis)

Chadman
03-05-2009, 09:11 AM
#17 NEW YORK JETS

The Jets have been pretty active in FA trying to fill the gaps on the defence. Given that they have done so much for the D, let's suspect they will use the draft to strengthen the Offence. They could look at WR, TE or QB here...just a matter of who...

QB MARK SANCHEZ USC 6'2" 227lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/48/487578.jpg

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/mar ... b-analysis (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/mark-sanchez?id=79858#player-profile-tab-set-1:player-profile-tab-analysis)


#18 CHICAGO BEARS

The Bears DL, particularly the DE's, went missing as the season went on. One thing they need to get right is their pass rush. With that in mind, the Bears select...

DE LARRY ENGLISH NORTHERN ILLINOIS 6'2" 274lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/57/570151.jpg

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/lar ... b-analysis (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/larry-english?id=80423#player-profile-tab-set-1:player-profile-tab-analysis)


#19 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

The Bucs can go in so many directions here, it's hard to gauge their direction. It could simply come down to what presents the best, and most immediate, value...

CB VONTAE DAVIS ILLINOIS 5'11" 203lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/62/626823.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 04&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3872104&yr=2009)


#20 DETROIT LIONS

With the second pick in the 1st round, the Lions will look to protect their new QB. If they were smart, they would forget looking at OT simply because they need an OT & instead draft the better value on the interior of the OL. The Lions, however, can never be accused of being smart...

OT WILLIAM BEATTY CONNECTICUT 6'6" 307lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/64/647602.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... Beatty.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/ot/William-Beatty.php)


#21 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

The Eagles desperately need to address the OT situation, but at this point, they will be selecting an average talent if they pick OT here. So, as the Eagles have a habit of doing, they will select the best value position to their team & take...

RB KNOWSHON MORENO GEORGIA 5'10" 217lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/49/493398.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 25&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3672225&yr=2009)


#22 MINNESOTA VIKINGS

There's a chance the Vikings could look at WR or even a QB here, but Chadman thinks that this team has placed all it's eggs in one basket- Adrian Peterson- and they will do whatever they can to make him as successful as he can be. This means giving him the protection he needs for running lanes, and with Matt Birk gone...


C ALEX MACK CALIFORNIA 6'4" 311lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/64/643712.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... x-Mack.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/c/Alex-Mack.php)

Chadman
03-05-2009, 09:39 AM
#23 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

The Pats don't have a lot of needs, but one area they can work on is at OLB. They simply didn't get after the QB well enough last season, so this could be a priority...

OLB BRIAN CUSHING USC 6'3" 243lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/56/563983.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... ushing.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/olb/Brian-Cushing.php)


#24 ATLANTA FALCONS

Matt Ryan was excellent in his first year as a starting QB. Imagine how good he'd have been if he had a TE of note to throw to!

TE BRANDON PETTIGREW OKLAHOMA ST 6'5" 263lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/21/213268.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... tigrew.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/te/Brandon-Pettigrew.php)


#25 MIAMI DOLPHINS

The Dolphins did well last season with Chad Pennington throwing the ball. They also put together an impressive 3-4 defence. Only problem with that defence is that it is aging. One thing you know about the Dolphins is this- with Parcells in the fold, they'll understand what makes a 3-4 tick...and Jason Ferguson is 35 years old..so expect a reach here to solidify the future...

NT RON BRACE BOSTON COLLEGE 6'3" 334lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/63/639225.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... -Brace.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/dt/Ron-Brace.php)


#26 BALTIMORE RAVENS

The Ravens are a strong, defence first type team. If you keep that in mind, and you realise they released long time CB Chris McAllister, you notice that they'll look to replenish their CB stocks fairly quickly...

CB ALPHONSO SMITH WAKE FOREST 5'9" 193lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/62/625974.jpg

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... -Smith.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/cb/Alphonso-Smith.php)


#27 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Peyton Manning masked a whole bunch of problems for this team last season- poor OL, poor running game, poor defence, declining recievers...so this team can really go in any number of directions here. With the release of Marvin Harrison, and with Peyton owning the joint, don't be surprised to see...

WR PERCY HARVIN FLORIDA 5'11" 192lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/49/499126.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 53&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3646753&yr=2009)


#28 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

With their second pick in the first round, look for the Eagles to try & strengthen that aging OL...with so many possible holes at OT & OG, look for the Eagles to draft versatility...

C/OT MAX UNGER OREGON 6'5" 300lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/61/613922.jpg

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/max ... b-analysis (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/max-unger?id=71493#player-profile-tab-set-1:player-profile-tab-analysis)

Chadman
03-05-2009, 10:02 AM
#29 NEW YORK GIANTS

With so much uncertainty surrounding Plaxico & his status with this team, and with so few real holes in this team, it seems inevitable the Giants will look at WR...

WR HAKEEM NICKS NORTH CAROLINA 6'1" 212lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/24/240000.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3718798&yr=2009)


#30 TENNESSEE TITANS

Nick Harper is 35, they lost Eric King in FA...pretty sure you know where this is leading..

CB SEAN SMITH UTAH 6'3" 214lbs

http://static.nfl.com/static/content/catch_all/nfl_image/combine/headshots/79905.jpg

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/sea ... b-analysis (http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/sean-smith?id=79905#player-profile-tab-set-1:player-profile-tab-analysis)


#31 ARIZONA CARDINALS

The Cards could look at a RB here due to their poor running game last season, but with Antonio Smith leaving through FA, look for the Cards to add a pass rushing DE here...

DE AARON MAYBIN PENN ST 6'4" 249lbs

http://media.scout.com/media/image/61/615433.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 00&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3577900&yr=2009)


#32 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

With all the top OT's gone from the board, the Steelers really are in a BPA position here. They could look at any number of positions from OG, DE, CB, S, WR & LB. The best prospects on the board at this point are DE Ziggy Hood, CB Darius Butler, S Louis Delmas, LB James Laurinaitis, LB Clay Matthews, LB Clint Sintim or.....


OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/images/Duke%20Robinson.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3799398&yr=2009)

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm (http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Draft/Duke_Robinson.htm)

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/og/Duke-Robinson.php)

Oviedo
03-05-2009, 10:35 AM
#32 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

With all the top OT's gone from the board, the Steelers really are in a BPA position here. They could look at any number of positions from OG, DE, CB, S, WR & LB. The best prospects on the board at this point are DE Ziggy Hood, CB Darius Butler, S Louis Delmas, LB James Laurinaitis, LB Clay Matthews, LB Clint Sintim or.....


OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs



http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php


If it really is looking to work out this way I hope they please trade out of Round 1 all together and get some extra picks to move up in both Rounds 2 and 3. Robinson is likely to still be there 5-10 picks later and I'd actually prefer Kraig Urbik over him.

pfelix73
03-05-2009, 11:56 AM
Good job Chadman especially with your later 1st round picks. I also think there's a good possibility that both of those centers will be gone and the Ron Brace pick is interesting. I think he's a valid 1st round pick too. I like him at #32 if he's there.

But back to your scenario- IF McFadden leaves us via FA I like Butler the CB from UConn rather than Robinson in that spot.

Thanks for all of your hard work. :tt2

Chadman
03-05-2009, 12:13 PM
Good job Chadman especially with your later 1st round picks. I also think there's a good possibility that both of those centers will be gone and the Ron Brace pick is interesting. I think he's a valid 1st round pick too. I like him at #32 if he's there.

But back to your scenario- IF McFadden leaves us via FA I like Butler the CB from UConn rather than Robinson in that spot.

Thanks for all of your hard work. :tt2

Thanks!

It's a 'work in progress' & Chadman will look to re-do his draft every 10 days or so, keeping FA moves & rookie workouts in mind.

Butler would be a good pick- but Robinson steps in & starts on Day 1- replacing Stapleton. In Chadman's thinking, the 'value cluster' for CB's is around the middle to late Round 3. Unless one of the 'good ones' FALLS to #32, Chadman would wait. Unless, of course, DJ Moore interviews & works out well....

Chadman
03-05-2009, 12:20 PM
#32 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

With all the top OT's gone from the board, the Steelers really are in a BPA position here. They could look at any number of positions from OG, DE, CB, S, WR & LB. The best prospects on the board at this point are DE Ziggy Hood, CB Darius Butler, S Louis Delmas, LB James Laurinaitis, LB Clay Matthews, LB Clint Sintim or.....


OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs



http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php


If it really is looking to work out this way I hope they please trade out of Round 1 all together and get some extra picks to move up in both Rounds 2 and 3. Robinson is likely to still be there 5-10 picks later and I'd actually prefer Kraig Urbik over him.

Watching short video's of the Senior Bowl practices, Chadman saw Urbik & Troy Kropog working out in the drills. Both looked weak & were getting pushed back very easily.

The guy the Steelers were reported to be interested in- Tyrone Green from Auburn, looked solid though.

Honestly though- Chadman sees the 'fall' of Duke Robinson along the same lines as LaMarr Woodley's fall. Woodley was a mid-1st round prospect until senior bowl (or combine- can't remember) practices where he looked slow & was shorter than advertised. He then started to freefall. When a player starts to fall AFTER all the college games are played & they are just doing the 'best in show' parade for the NFL, Chadman pays attention- not because he 'red flags' them, but because he sees them as good value later in the draft. They don't earn their livings on combine results. They don't get invited to the senior bowl/combine based on how fast they can run. It's how they PLAY that gets them there.

Robinson can PLAY.

grotonsteel
03-05-2009, 12:23 PM
#32 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

With all the top OT's gone from the board, the Steelers really are in a BPA position here. They could look at any number of positions from OG, DE, CB, S, WR & LB. The best prospects on the board at this point are DE Ziggy Hood, CB Darius Butler, S Louis Delmas, LB James Laurinaitis, LB Clay Matthews, LB Clint Sintim or.....


OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs



http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php


If it really is looking to work out this way I hope they please trade out of Round 1 all together and get some extra picks to move up in both Rounds 2 and 3. Robinson is likely to still be there 5-10 picks later and I'd actually prefer Kraig Urbik over him.

Watching short video's of the Senior Bowl practices, Chadman saw Urbik & Troy Kropog working out in the drills. Both looked weak & were getting pushed back very easily.

The guy the Steelers were reported to be interested in- Tyrone Green from Auburn, looked solid though.

Honestly though- Chadman sees the 'fall' of Duke Robinson along the same lines as LaMarr Woodley's fall. Woodley was a mid-1st round prospect until senior bowl (or combine- can't remember) practices where he looked slow & was shorter than advertised. He then started to freefall. When a player starts to fall AFTER all the college games are played & they are just doing the 'best in show' parade for the NFL, Chadman pays attention- not because he 'red flags' them, but because he sees them as good value later in the draft. They don't earn their livings on combine results. They don't get invited to the senior bowl/combine based on how fast they can run. It's how they PLAY that gets them there.

Robinson can PLAY.

:Agree

pfelix73
03-05-2009, 12:58 PM
I liked watching that Green dude from Auburn as well. As far as Robinson coming and starting over a veteran right away, now he'd have to really impress and turn heads in camp. I'm not so sure any rookie could come in right away and start.

It's funny that the only 2 that I thought might be possible in gaining a starting spot were both of those Centers. Mack and Unger.

How about the addition of a Green and maybe Shipley from PSU in the later rounds. This would allow us to look at some DL at 32. Gerry Dulac mentioned that DL Moali (sp?) from USC as a possible pick at 32. What do you know about him?

I'll tell ya, if Ron Brace is there at 32, I'd pretty much pull the trigger..... The more I watch him, etc. the more I like.

SteelerOfDeVille
03-05-2009, 06:11 PM
OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/images/Duke%20Robinson.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3799398&yr=2009)

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm (http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Draft/Duke_Robinson.htm)

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/og/Duke-Robinson.php)
:tt2

Sure you could trade down because there's other talent... but, if you have a need... draft it... we've got like 75 picks already... trading back to pick up a 6th rounder... why?

Chadman
03-05-2009, 06:28 PM
I liked watching that Green dude from Auburn as well. As far as Robinson coming and starting over a veteran right away, now he'd have to really impress and turn heads in camp. I'm not so sure any rookie could come in right away and start.

It's funny that the only 2 that I thought might be possible in gaining a starting spot were both of those Centers. Mack and Unger.

How about the addition of a Green and maybe Shipley from PSU in the later rounds. This would allow us to look at some DL at 32. Gerry Dulac mentioned that DL Moali (sp?) from USC as a possible pick at 32. What do you know about him?

I'll tell ya, if Ron Brace is there at 32, I'd pretty much pull the trigger..... The more I watch him, etc. the more I like.

Not sure about Robinson not being up to starting over a vet- gotta consider the competition is Darnell Stapleton, not Alan Faneca.

Besides, the Steelers have used rookies on the OL before- in fact the guy Robinson would be replacing on the roster is a former 1st round OG that started on Day 1- Kendall Simmons.

Green looked good on those practices, didn't he?

Chadman wasn't as impressed as he thought he would be by either Mack or Unger in those drills, but Eric Wood showed some ability to Chadman. Of course, it's just an organised practice, and the real tale is told on gameday, where both Mack & Unger look like players.

SteelerOfDeVille
03-05-2009, 06:34 PM
I liked watching that Green dude from Auburn as well. As far as Robinson coming and starting over a veteran right away, now he'd have to really impress and turn heads in camp. I'm not so sure any rookie could come in right away and start.

It's funny that the only 2 that I thought might be possible in gaining a starting spot were both of those Centers. Mack and Unger.

How about the addition of a Green and maybe Shipley from PSU in the later rounds. This would allow us to look at some DL at 32. Gerry Dulac mentioned that DL Moali (sp?) from USC as a possible pick at 32. What do you know about him?

I'll tell ya, if Ron Brace is there at 32, I'd pretty much pull the trigger..... The more I watch him, etc. the more I like.

Not sure about Robinson not being up to starting over a vet- gotta consider the competition is Darnell Stapleton, not Alan Faneca.

Besides, the Steelers have used rookies on the OL before- in fact the guy Robinson would be replacing on the roster is a former 1st round OG that started on Day 1- Kendall Simmons.

Green looked good on those practices, didn't he?

Chadman wasn't as impressed as he thought he would be by either Mack or Unger in those drills, but Eric Wood showed some ability to Chadman. Of course, it's just an organised practice, and the real tale is told on gameday, where both Mack & Unger look like players.
plus, i watched BC play for the sake of scouting brace and raji.... brace didn't have the same push as raji - i'm not convinced he'd command a double-team.... just MHO...

Chadman
03-05-2009, 06:38 PM
OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/images/Duke%20Robinson.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3799398&yr=2009)

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm (http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Draft/Duke_Robinson.htm)

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/og/Duke-Robinson.php)
:tt2

Sure you could trade down because there's other talent... but, if you have a need... draft it... we've got like 75 picks already... trading back to pick up a 6th rounder... why?

Agreed.

When it comes to trading, Chadman isn't so keen to move up in Round 1, simply because the players projected to go in the Mid 20's, outside of Alex Mack, are not THAT much better than the guys the Steelers should get a shot at with pick #32.

On the other hand, moving up in the 2nd round could be a better move- it could net you a Jamon Meredith, a Phil Loadholt, a Mike Mickens, a Ziggy Hood- that sort of player.

SteelerOfDeVille
03-06-2009, 04:08 PM
OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/images/Duke%20Robinson.jpg

http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009 (http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127&p=8&c=1&nid=3799398&yr=2009)

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm (http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Draft/Duke_Robinson.htm)

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/og/Duke-Robinson.php)
:tt2

Sure you could trade down because there's other talent... but, if you have a need... draft it... we've got like 75 picks already... trading back to pick up a 6th rounder... why?

Agreed.

When it comes to trading, Chadman isn't so keen to move up in Round 1, simply because the players projected to go in the Mid 20's, outside of Alex Mack, are not THAT much better than the guys the Steelers should get a shot at with pick #32.

On the other hand, moving up in the 2nd round could be a better move- it could net you a Jamon Meredith, a Phil Loadholt, a Mike Mickens, a Ziggy Hood- that sort of player.
Agreed with a couple of minor exceptions... To me, there are 3 "best" first round picks... Alex Mack, Tyson Jackson and Duke Robinson (not necessarily in that order).

Not sure if any of them will be available - if not, I'd take Laurinitus (assuming your scenario). If they were all not available, NOW trading down becomes a possibility.

Oviedo
03-06-2009, 04:41 PM
#32 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

With all the top OT's gone from the board, the Steelers really are in a BPA position here. They could look at any number of positions from OG, DE, CB, S, WR & LB. The best prospects on the board at this point are DE Ziggy Hood, CB Darius Butler, S Louis Delmas, LB James Laurinaitis, LB Clay Matthews, LB Clint Sintim or.....


OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs



http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php


If it really is looking to work out this way I hope they please trade out of Round 1 all together and get some extra picks to move up in both Rounds 2 and 3. Robinson is likely to still be there 5-10 picks later and I'd actually prefer Kraig Urbik over him.

Watching short video's of the Senior Bowl practices, Chadman saw Urbik & Troy Kropog working out in the drills. Both looked weak & were getting pushed back very easily.

The guy the Steelers were reported to be interested in- Tyrone Green from Auburn, looked solid though.

Honestly though- Chadman sees the 'fall' of Duke Robinson along the same lines as LaMarr Woodley's fall. Woodley was a mid-1st round prospect until senior bowl (or combine- can't remember) practices where he looked slow & was shorter than advertised. He then started to freefall. When a player starts to fall AFTER all the college games are played & they are just doing the 'best in show' parade for the NFL, Chadman pays attention- not because he 'red flags' them, but because he sees them as good value later in the draft. They don't earn their livings on combine results. They don't get invited to the senior bowl/combine based on how fast they can run. It's how they PLAY that gets them there.

Robinson can PLAY.

:Agree

Brace would be my choice too at 1.32 and then I would trade up from 2.64 and grab one from the group of Duke Robinson, Phil Loadholdt or Max Unger.

SteelerOfDeVille
03-06-2009, 05:20 PM
#32 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

With all the top OT's gone from the board, the Steelers really are in a BPA position here. They could look at any number of positions from OG, DE, CB, S, WR & LB. The best prospects on the board at this point are DE Ziggy Hood, CB Darius Butler, S Louis Delmas, LB James Laurinaitis, LB Clay Matthews, LB Clint Sintim or.....


OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs



http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php


If it really is looking to work out this way I hope they please trade out of Round 1 all together and get some extra picks to move up in both Rounds 2 and 3. Robinson is likely to still be there 5-10 picks later and I'd actually prefer Kraig Urbik over him.

Watching short video's of the Senior Bowl practices, Chadman saw Urbik & Troy Kropog working out in the drills. Both looked weak & were getting pushed back very easily.

The guy the Steelers were reported to be interested in- Tyrone Green from Auburn, looked solid though.

Honestly though- Chadman sees the 'fall' of Duke Robinson along the same lines as LaMarr Woodley's fall. Woodley was a mid-1st round prospect until senior bowl (or combine- can't remember) practices where he looked slow & was shorter than advertised. He then started to freefall. When a player starts to fall AFTER all the college games are played & they are just doing the 'best in show' parade for the NFL, Chadman pays attention- not because he 'red flags' them, but because he sees them as good value later in the draft. They don't earn their livings on combine results. They don't get invited to the senior bowl/combine based on how fast they can run. It's how they PLAY that gets them there.

Robinson can PLAY.

:Agree

Brace would be my choice too at 1.32 and then I would trade up from 2.64 and grab one from the group of Duke Robinson, Phil Loadholdt or Max Unger.
You actually watched Loadholdt play?

he was less than impressive in the times I watched him... certainly not "1st rounder"

RuthlessBurgher
03-06-2009, 05:22 PM
Brace would be my choice too at 1.32 and then I would trade up from 2.64 and grab one from the group of Duke Robinson, Phil Loadholdt or Max Unger.
You actually watched Loadholdt play?

he was less than impressive in the times I watched him... certainly not "1st rounder"

That's why he suggested Loadholdt as a second round possibility.

Chadman
03-09-2009, 01:19 AM
9/3/09- DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

QUARTERBACK

1ST ROUND TALENT = 2
Matt Stafford Georgia (Top 5)
Mark Sanchez USC (Top 20)

1ST-2ND ROUND TALENT= 1
Josh Freeman Kansas St

2ND ROUND TALENT= 2
Rhett Bomar Sam Houston St
Pat White West Virginia

2ND-3RD ROUND TALENT= 0

3RD ROUND TALENT= 2
Nate Davis Ball St
Graham Harrell Texas Tech

Chadman
03-09-2009, 01:25 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

RUNNING BACK

ROUND 1 TALENT= 2
Chris Wells Ohio St
Knowshon Moreno Georgia

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 1
LeSean McCoy Pittsburgh

ROUND 2 TALENT= 1
Donald Brown Connecticut

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 1
Rashard Jennings Liberty

ROUND 3 TALENT= 2
Shonn Green Iowa
Javon Ringer Michigan St

Chadman
03-09-2009, 01:34 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

WIDE RECIEVER

ROUND 1 TALENT= 3
Michael Crabtree Texas Tech (Top 5)
Jeremy Maclin Missouri
Hakeem Nicks North Carolina

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 3
Kenny Britt Rutgers
Darrius Heyward-Bey Maryland
Percy Harvin Florida

ROUND 2 TALENT= 1
Brian Robiskie Ohio St

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 3
Juaquin Iglesias Oklahoma
Derrick Williams Penn St
Louis Murphy Florida

ROUND 3 TALENT= 3
Ramses Barden Cal Poly
Brandon Tate North Carolina
Brandon Gibson Washington St

Chadman
03-09-2009, 01:39 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

TIGHT END

ROUND 1 TALENT= 1
Brandon Pettigrew Oklahoma St

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 0

ROUND 2 TALENT= 1
Jared Cook South Carolina

Round 2-3 TALENT= 2
Chase Coffman Missouri
Travis Beckum Wisconsin

ROUND 3 TALENT= 3
James Casey Rice
Shawn Nelson Southern Miss
Cornelius Ingram Florida

Chadman
03-09-2009, 01:46 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

ROUND 1 TALENT= 6
Jason Smith Baylor (Top 5)
Eugene Monroe Virginia (Top 5)
Michael Oher Ole Miss (Top 15)
Andre Smith Alabama (Top 15)
Eben Britton Arizona
William Beatty Connecticut

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 2
Phil Loadholt Oklahoma
Jamon Meredith South Carolina

ROUND 2 TALENT= 2
Troy Kropog Tulane
Fenuki Tupou Oregon

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 1
Xavier Fulton Illinois

ROUND 3 TALENT= 2
Gerald Cadogan Penn St
Jason Watkins Florida

Chadman
03-09-2009, 01:50 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

OFFENSIVE GUARD

ROUND 1 TALENT= 0

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 1
Duke Robinson Oklahoma

ROUND 2 TALENT= 2
Andy Levitre Oregon St
Herman Johnson LSU

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 1
Trevor Canfield Cincinnati

ROUND 3 TALENT= 2
Kraig Urbik Wisconsin
Tyronne Green Auburn

Chadman
03-09-2009, 01:55 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

OFFENSIVE CENTER

ROUND 1 TALENT= 1
Alex Mack California

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 1
Max Unger Oregon

ROUND 2 TALENT= 1
Eric Wood Louisville

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 1
Jonathon Luigs Arkansas

ROUND 3 TALENT= 1
Antoine Caldwell Alabama

Chadman
03-09-2009, 02:07 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

DEFENSIVE END

ROUND 1 TALENT= 3
Brian Orakpo Texas (Top 10)
Everette Brown Florida St (Top 15)
Tyson Jackson LSU

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 4
Michael Johnson Georgia Tech
Aaron Maybin Penn St
Larry English Northern Illinois
Clint Sintim Virginia

ROUND 2 TALENT= 3
Connor Barwin Cincinnati
Paul Krugar Utah
Robert Ayers Tennessee

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 0

ROUND 3 TALENT= 3
Lawrence Sidbury Richmond
Cody Brown Connecticut
Mitch King Iowa

Chadman
03-09-2009, 02:12 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

ROUND 1 TALENT= 2
BJ Raji Boston (Top 10)
Peria Jerry Ole Miss

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 1
Ron Brace Boston

ROUND 2 TALENT= 3
Ziggy Hood Missouri
Sen'Derrick Marks Auburn
Jarron Gilbert San Jose St

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 1
Fili Moala USC

ROUND 3 TALENT= 4
Chris Baker Hampton
Alex Magee Purdue
Dorell Scott Clemson
Sammie Lee Hill Stillman

Chadman
03-09-2009, 02:17 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

ROUND 1 TALENT= 2
Aaron Curry Wake Forest (Top 5)
Brian Cushing USC

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 1
Clay Matthews USC

ROUND 2 TALENT= 0

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 1
Gerald McGrath Southern Miss

ROUND 3 TALENT= 2
Tyrone McKenzie South Florida
Marcus Freeman Ohio St

Chadman
03-09-2009, 02:22 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

INSIDE LINEBACKER

ROUND 1 TALENT= 2
Rey Maualuga USC
James Laurinaitis Ohio St

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 0

ROUND 2 TALENT= 0

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 2
Darry Beckwith LSU
Jason Phillips TCU

ROUND 3 TALENT=
Dannell Ellerbe Georgia
Jasper Brinkley South Carolina

Chadman
03-09-2009, 02:28 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

CORNERBACK

ROUND 1 TALENT= 2
Malcolm Jenkins Ohio St
Vontae Davis Illinois

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 3
Darius Butler Connecticut
DJ Moore Vanderbilt
Alphonso Smith Wake Forest

ROUND 2 TALENT= 3
Victor Harris Virginia Tech
Jairus Byrd Oregon
Mike Mickens Cincinnati

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 2
Coye Francis San Jose St
Kevin Barnes Maryland

ROUND 3 TALENT= 4
Mark Parson Ohio
Captain Munnerlyn South Carolina
Keenan Lewis Oregon St
Asher Allen Georgia

Chadman
03-09-2009, 02:34 AM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

SAFETY

ROUND 1 TALENT= 0

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 2
Sean Smith Utah
Louis Delmas Western Michigan

ROUND 2 TALENT= 3
William Moore Missouri
Patrick Chung Oregon
Rashard Johnson Alabama

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 0

ROUND 3 TALENT= 6
Nic Harris Oklahoma
Chip Vaughn Wake Forest
Michael Hamlin Clemson
Sherrod Martin Troy St
Chris Clemons Clemson
Derek Pegues Mississippi St

BigBen2112
03-09-2009, 08:39 PM
Chadman, have you seen these players on tape or are you taking their value from another site?

Because I notice you are talking about Rey Maualuga as a value pick in the first? Yeah he'll likely go in the 1st but he has serious concerns about whether he can play 3-full downs in the NFL...and if he cant then he's not necessarily a good pick let alone a value.

Jason Phillips is a value pick.

BigBen2112
03-09-2009, 08:41 PM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

SAFETY

ROUND 1 TALENT= 0

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 2
Sean Smith Utah
Louis Delmas Western Michigan

ROUND 2 TALENT= 3
William Moore Missouri
Patrick Chung Oregon
Rashard Johnson Alabama

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 0

ROUND 3 TALENT= 6
Nic Harris Oklahoma
Chip Vaughn Wake Forest
Michael Hamlin Clemson
Sherrod Martin Troy St
Chris Clemons Clemson
Derek Pegues Mississippi St

The way that Sean Smith has performed this offseason and the fact that he can play S and CB...he's gotta have a first round value, even if his grade as an intermediate first/second.

BigBen2112
03-09-2009, 08:45 PM
#32 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

With all the top OT's gone from the board, the Steelers really are in a BPA position here. They could look at any number of positions from OG, DE, CB, S, WR & LB. The best prospects on the board at this point are DE Ziggy Hood, CB Darius Butler, S Louis Delmas, LB James Laurinaitis, LB Clay Matthews, LB Clint Sintim or.....


OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 330lbs



http://profootball.scout.com/a.z?s=127& ... 98&yr=2009

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/2009_NFL_Dra ... binson.htm

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... binson.php


If it really is looking to work out this way I hope they please trade out of Round 1 all together and get some extra picks to move up in both Rounds 2 and 3. Robinson is likely to still be there 5-10 picks later and I'd actually prefer Kraig Urbik over him.

Watching short video's of the Senior Bowl practices, Chadman saw Urbik & Troy Kropog working out in the drills. Both looked weak & were getting pushed back very easily.

The guy the Steelers were reported to be interested in- Tyrone Green from Auburn, looked solid though.

Honestly though- Chadman sees the 'fall' of Duke Robinson along the same lines as LaMarr Woodley's fall. Woodley was a mid-1st round prospect until senior bowl (or combine- can't remember) practices where he looked slow & was shorter than advertised. He then started to freefall. When a player starts to fall AFTER all the college games are played & they are just doing the 'best in show' parade for the NFL, Chadman pays attention- not because he 'red flags' them, but because he sees them as good value later in the draft. They don't earn their livings on combine results. They don't get invited to the senior bowl/combine based on how fast they can run. It's how they PLAY that gets them there.

Robinson can PLAY.

:Agree

Brace would be my choice too at 1.32 and then I would trade up from 2.64 and grab one from the group of Duke Robinson, Phil Loadholdt or Max Unger.

Oviedo you and I have already had this conversation...Max Unger? Really? And Brace at 1.32? Show me what he'll do when he's not by a top 10 pick. Chris Baker or Sammie Lee Hill have similar production numbers...despite being at lower competition they did not have a top 10 pick next to them. I am not saying that Brace is a bad pick, but at 1.32?!?!?

RuthlessBurgher
03-09-2009, 08:46 PM
Chadman, have you seen these players on tape or are you taking their value from another site?

Because I notice you are talking about Rey Maualuga as a value pick in the first? Yeah he'll likely go in the 1st but he has serious concerns about whether he can play 3-full downs in the NFL...and if he cant then he's not necessarily a good pick let alone a value.

Jason Phillips is a value pick.

The fact that Phillips tore his meniscus at the combine, had arthroscopic surgery last Wednesday, and was on crutches at TCU's Pro Day this past Friday, drops his stock a bit. Phillips could certainly be a good player player on the next level, but I would hardly call Phillips a first round value pick at this point.

RuthlessBurgher
03-09-2009, 08:48 PM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

SAFETY

ROUND 1 TALENT= 0

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 2
Sean Smith Utah
Louis Delmas Western Michigan

ROUND 2 TALENT= 3
William Moore Missouri
Patrick Chung Oregon
Rashard Johnson Alabama

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 0

ROUND 3 TALENT= 6
Nic Harris Oklahoma
Chip Vaughn Wake Forest
Michael Hamlin Clemson
Sherrod Martin Troy St
Chris Clemons Clemson
Derek Pegues Mississippi St

The way that Sean Smith has performed this offseason and the fact that he can play S and CB...he's gotta have a first round value, even if his grade as an intermediate first/second.

Unusually tall and athletic DB's give me the Scott Shield heebie jeebies. It is an irrational fear, sure, but I can't seem to shake it nonetheless.

BigBen2112
03-09-2009, 09:05 PM
Chadman, have you seen these players on tape or are you taking their value from another site?

Because I notice you are talking about Rey Maualuga as a value pick in the first? Yeah he'll likely go in the 1st but he has serious concerns about whether he can play 3-full downs in the NFL...and if he cant then he's not necessarily a good pick let alone a value.

Jason Phillips is a value pick.

The fact that Phillips tore his meniscus at the combine, had arthroscopic surgery last Wednesday, and was on crutches at TCU's Pro Day this past Friday, drops his stock a bit. Phillips could certainly be a good player player on the next level, but I would hardly call Phillips a first round value pick at this point.

Hahaha...I never said that he was a first round value pick. I have him in the 3rd as our comp pick. He's a value pick in general. I could get into all his attributes but its really not worth it.

Phillips is 100% a value pick for a team needing a future starting ILB who is smart, a good teammate, football intelligent, and also fully able to play the game.

Not in the first...he'd never project as a 1st round pick b/c he's not flashy, but he is a value pick for the late 3rd/comp 3rd for sure.

BigBen2112
03-09-2009, 09:09 PM
DRAFT VALUE BOARD BY POSITION (3 Rounds Only)

SAFETY

ROUND 1 TALENT= 0

ROUND 1-2 TALENT= 2
Sean Smith Utah
Louis Delmas Western Michigan

ROUND 2 TALENT= 3
William Moore Missouri
Patrick Chung Oregon
Rashard Johnson Alabama

ROUND 2-3 TALENT= 0

ROUND 3 TALENT= 6
Nic Harris Oklahoma
Chip Vaughn Wake Forest
Michael Hamlin Clemson
Sherrod Martin Troy St
Chris Clemons Clemson
Derek Pegues Mississippi St

The way that Sean Smith has performed this offseason and the fact that he can play S and CB...he's gotta have a first round value, even if his grade as an intermediate first/second.

Unusually tall and athletic DB's give me the Scott Shield heebie jeebies. It is an irrational fear, sure, but I can't seem to shake it nonetheless.

Dominique Rogers-Cromartie was 6'2 182lbs at the 2008 NFL Combine.

Smith is 2 inches taller but he's got a lot more balk on him too (214). I dont really have a read on him as a CB at the next level...but he's a playmaker and could move to safety where he does have experience. His biggest issue is that he trash talks more than Ike Taylor (and he's been flagged plenty of times) and sometimes loses concentration.

Chadman
03-09-2009, 11:43 PM
Chadman, have you seen these players on tape or are you taking their value from another site?

Because I notice you are talking about Rey Maualuga as a value pick in the first? Yeah he'll likely go in the 1st but he has serious concerns about whether he can play 3-full downs in the NFL...and if he cant then he's not necessarily a good pick let alone a value.

Jason Phillips is a value pick.

They were 'lifted' from Walterfootball, but with an addition of "Chadman Flavour" for your benefit.

:tt1

BigBen2112
03-10-2009, 10:20 AM
Chadman, have you seen these players on tape or are you taking their value from another site?

Because I notice you are talking about Rey Maualuga as a value pick in the first? Yeah he'll likely go in the 1st but he has serious concerns about whether he can play 3-full downs in the NFL...and if he cant then he's not necessarily a good pick let alone a value.

Jason Phillips is a value pick.

They were 'lifted' from Walterfootball, but with an addition of "Chadman Flavour" for your benefit.

:tt1

My benefit? Lol.

Walter is ok...check out:
http://steelerstrong.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=nfldraft

Chadman
03-13-2009, 12:33 AM
PLEASE NOTE- Free Agents updated on 13/3/09!!

Chadman
03-13-2009, 02:10 AM
For those of you trying to put together a Steelers draft- here's a couple of things to ponder:

Since being hired in 2000, Kevin Colbert has had 1 OL player drafted in Round 1 (Kendall Simmons 2002). 1 2nd round pick was used on OL (Marvel Smith (2000). 2 3rd round picks have been spent on OT's (Starks & Essex), 3 4th rounders were spent on OL (Hills, Colon, Nkwenti) & 7 picks spent on OL players beyond the 5th round (Only Kemoeatu & Okobi of any real note). What does it mean? Probably nothing. But it seems that Colbert run organisations place OL value in the middle rounds instead of the high rounds.

You think that this trend only began once he joined the Steelers? He was at the Lions before that- Jeff Hartings being the only 1st round OL & Aaron Gibson the only 2nd round OL to be picked on his watch.

Since 2000, 10 'skill' players (RB's, WR's, DB's & QB's) have been selected in the first 2 rounds. In only 2 years since 2000 have the Steelers NOT spent a top 2 round pick on a 'skill' position.

Since 2000, 11 LB's have been selected by the Steelers. Only in 1 year was no LB selected (2006).

Since 2000 only 3 players have been selected on Day 1 (first 3 rounds) that was not from a good sized foot ball program- Trai Essex (Northwestern), Ben (Miami OH), Ricardo Colclough (Tusculum). (Forgive Chadman if his knowledge of BIG & SMALL schools is skewed- he is from Australia after all..). Conversly- 5 FLORIDA STATE players have been selected in the top 3 rounds in that time frame (The highest of all schools for the Steelers). FLORIDA STATE & GEORGIA are the two schools to have the most players selected by the Steelers since 2000 with 5 a piece. TEXAS is 3rd with 3. (This DOES NOT INCLUDE UDFA).

Since 2000 only 2 DL's have been selected in the first 3 rounds- Casey Hampton in 2001 & Kendrick Clancy in 2000. 9 DL's have been selected in Colbert's reign. The latest 2- Ryan McBean in 2007 & Orien Harris in 2006 were both 4th round selections. (To balance this- the DL has been set for the Steelers for some time).

THE BREAKDOWN
Since 2000

QB- 5 selected- 1 1st round pick & 4 5th round picks.

RB- 5 selected- 1 1st round pick, 1 5th round pick & 3 7th round picks.

WR- 9 selected- 2 1st round picks, 2 2nd round picks, 1 3rd round pick, 2 4th round picks, 1 6th round pick & 1 7th round pick.

TE- 5 selected- 1 1st round pick, 1 3rd round pick, 1 5th round pick & 2 6th round picks.

OT- 7 selected- 1 2nd round pick, 2 3rd round picks, 3 4th round picks, 1 6th round pick.

OG- 3 selected- 1 1st round pick, 1 5th round pick, 1 6th round pick.

C- 3 selected- 1 5th round pick & 2 6th round picks.

DT- 3 selected- 1 1st round pick, 1 3rd round pick, 1 7th round pick (Please note- Casey Hampton, selected in 2001, has started for 8 years with Chris Hoke his back-up most of that time- no real 'need' for this position).

DE- 6 selected- 2 4th round picks, 2 6th round picks, 2 7th round picks.

OLB- 7 selected- 1 1st round pick, 2 2nd round picks, 1 3rd round pick, 2 5th round picks & 1 6th round pick.

ILB- 4 selected- 1 2nd round pick, 1 4th round pick, 1 5th round pick, 1 6th round pick.

CB- 6 selected- 2 2nd round picks, 1 3rd round pick, 1 4th round pick, 1 5th round pick, 1 7th round pick.

S- 4 selected- 1 1st round pick, 2 3rd round picks & 1 6th round pick.

ST- 1 selected- 1 4th round pick

By Round-
1st round- 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WR's, 1 TE, 1 OG, 1 DT, 1 OLB, 1 S (6 'skill', 3 'non-skill')

2nd Round- 2 WR's, 1 OT, 2 OLB's, 1 ILB, 2 CB's (4 'skill', 4 'non-skill')

3rd Round- 1 WR, 1 TE, 2 OT's, 1 DT, 1 OLB, 1 CB, 2 S's (5 'skill', 4 'non-skill')

4th Round- 2 WR's, 3 OT's, 2 DE's, 1 ILB, 1 CB, 1 P (3 'skill', 7 'non-skill')

5th Round- 4 QB's, 1 RB, 1 TE, 1 OG, 1 C, 2 OLB's, 1 ILB, 1 CB (7 'skill', 5 'non-skill')

6th Round- 1 WR, 2 TE, 1 OT, 1 OG, 2 C's, 2 DE's, 1 OLB, 1 ILB, 1 CB (4 'skill', 8 'non-skill')

7th Round- 3 RB's, 1 WR, 1 DT, 2 DE's (4 'skill', 3 'non-skill')


You will notice a heavier weighting on 'skilled' players in the first 3 rounds, while there is a heavier weighting on the 'non-skill' players in the middle rounds.

Round 5 is weird- 4 QB's?? It would seem that Colbert uses Round 5 to grab the 'BPA' more often than not, while leaning towards playmakers early & 'grunts' in the middle.


This might all mean nothing. After all, the Steelers have been set in many positions that appear to be 'negleted' for a number of years (Casey Hampton, Aaron Smith, Marvel Smith, Jerome Bettis, Hines Ward, James Farrior, Alan Faneca, Kendall Simmons, Jeff Hartings, etc)

But then again, if it's used as a guide to Colbert's 'draft weighting', we might find our guessing to be a little less 'random'...

Chadman
03-13-2009, 02:38 AM
So what, if anything, does all that mean to the Steelers at pick #32?

Just throwing out some thoughts here, but lets look at some of the possible 'options' for the Steelers:

C Alex Mack- great player from a decent school. BUT....does Colbert's weighting of OL go against him? If history means anything- it could push him below a couple of other players on the Steelers 'WANT' list.

OG Duke Robinson- Good school, good player. BUT....same situation as Mack. The thing going in favour of these guys is the team's need to improve on the OL, but there is certainly room for some doubt. Last time the Steelers figured they need interior OL help they grabbed Kendall Simmons- is that a positive for these guys?

OT William Beatty- Not confident with him at all- not THAT big a school- not THAT good a player. Chadman bets his weighting is lower than some on here wish it was.

DT Ron Brace- good school. Last time the Steelers needed at NT they drafted Casey Hampton in Round 1. Brace is a shot if the Steelers feel it's a big enough need.

CB Alphonso Smith- 'Skill' player puts him in contention- but school might rule him out.

CB DJ Moore- Same as Alphonso Smith.

LB James Laurinaitis- Good school, good player. If he's on the board...maybe...

OLB Clay Matthews- Excellent school, good player.....not a 'need' though..

WR Percy Harvin- "Skill" player from a good school...might surprise if on the board.

OT Phil Loadholt- Big school, big chance if he's there...fits a need.

And...'The Smokey'...if he interviews well....

FS/SS Patrick Chung from Oregon fits the school/skill ratio & with Anthony Smith moved on, and Ryan Clark in the last year of his contract....

Chadman
03-13-2009, 10:08 PM
New MOCK DRAFT coming soon.... :Boobs

Chadman
03-14-2009, 08:46 AM
MOCK DRAFT VERSION 2

#1 DETROIT LIONS
Previous Pick- QB MATTHEW STAFFORD

The Lions are a terrible team, with massive needs. This off season they have looked to stregthen the DB's & along the DL, which is good when you consider they had the worst defence in the NFL. That being said, when you go 0-16, the owners are going to want to find a way to bring the fans back- something to give them hope. Drafting LB's & OT's might be better FOOTBALL sense, but Chadman sticks with his original thought- the Lions will go QB.

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD GEORGIA 6'3" 236lbs

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Pros: Has good size and a great arm. Can make throws from all over the field including when he is under extreme pressure. His accuracy and mechanics are top notch. Played in a pro style offense his entire college career making the transition from college to the NFL. Meaning he wont be sitting on the bench for two to three years before they even think about playing him. He is deceptively quick for a quarterback and although his 40 time doesnt show it he can be elusive when scrambling.
Cons: Tends to force some throws into tight coverages which if he does it in the NFL due to the speed of the game could lead to alot of interceptions. These forced throws are also a reason eh tends to show some inconsistencies in his game. He played with an average supporting cast aside from Moreno. When he gets drafted if he ends up with a team that has a solid offensive line it could make his transition that much easier. He could have benefited from another year but it didnt hurt him to much coming out early

Analysis
Positives: Perhaps a bit shorter than preferred, but has excellent bulk and strength for the position. ... Durable performer who never missed a college game due to injury, despite a leaky offensive line. ... Efficient footwork and depth on his drop from center. ... Quick to scan the field and go through his progressions. ... Elite arm strength. ... Can make all the throws and shows power and toughness getting the ball deep even when defenders are closing and making contact. ... Consistent with excellent accuracy to all levels of the field. ... Consistent placing the deep out on the far shoulder of his receiver, away from the defender. ... Has good deep accuracy and trajectory. ... Lofts the ball high enough to allow his receiver to run under it. ... Aggressive, but has developed into a smarter passer over his career and will take what the defense gives him by dropping to his second and third options. ... Learning to look off the safety. ... Underrated core strength. ... Keeps his eyes downfield and will step up in the pocket and is willing to take a hit to complete the pass. ... Surprisingly nimble in the pocket and can avoid the rush. ... Underrated straight-line speed and will take what the defense gives him. ... Takes his own success and that of the team very seriously. ... Extremely competitive. ... Team captain. ... Undefeated in bowl games.



Negatives: Can get fundamentally lazy... ... Though he has an efficient overall release, should be able to speed it up for underneath screens passes to take better advantage of the surprise to the defense. ... Sloppy footwork. ... Will get lazy and throw off his back foot, which could lead to turnovers in the NFL... ... Willing to throw into tight spots, though more often than not he places the ball where it needs to be... ... Not great accuracy on crossing routes. ... Too often leads his receivers too far or forces them to reach back, slowing their momentum and limiting their ability to generate yardage after the catch.

Chadman
03-14-2009, 08:51 AM
#2 ST LOUIS RAMS
Previous Pick- OT JASON SMITH

Last time Chadman did his mock, the Rams were contemplating releasing Orlando Pace. Well, now it's done. So nothing changes here- the Rams will pick OT, and will get a good one..

OT JASON SMITH BAYLOR 6'5" 305lbs

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Pros: Former TE with great athleticism for a big man. Hard worker and positive locker room influence. Shows good leadership along the offensive line. Gives great effort on a consistent basis. Has prototypical left tackle talent. Moves his feet well. Experienced guy who has played a lot for his team.
Cons: Not as big or strong as some of the other top tackles coming out this year. Has had some injuries at the college level. Has only played on the offensive line for a few years.

Analysis
Positives: Tall, athletic left tackle prospect. ... Excellent straight-line speed and hustle, getting downfield on screens and long runs. ... Can pull and trap, running smoothly and adjusting to oncoming defenders. ... Moves to the second level quickly, using good angles to keep linebackers out of the play. ... Should work well in zone-blocking schemes with his ability to lock onto defenders and move. ... Gets down quickly to cut block despite his height. ... Adjusts well to outside blitzers. ... Willing to throw his man to the ground and keep him there. ... Has made significant improvement in terms of technique and strength over the past two years at left tackle.



Negatives: Typically operates out of a two-point stance for Baylor. ... Raw in his pass-set technique, standing a bit upright and backpedaling instead of sliding to mirror his man. ... Locks onto his man at first, but eventually loses his balance and grip due to his average upper-body strength and footwork. ... Does not have much of a punch in pass protection. ... Can lose the hands battle on the line. ... Could use a bit more bulk in the lower body to be more effective as a drive blocker. ... Could be moved inside to left guard for a zone-blocking team.

Chadman
03-14-2009, 08:57 AM
#3 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Previous Pick- DT B.J. RAJI

Last time Chadman had the Chiefs selecting Raji. While this is still a possibility, Chadman is wavering somewhat on this pick. They desperatly need help at LB, and moving to a 3-4 as is rumoured to be the case, they will need at least a couple.

LB AARON CURRY WAKE FOREST 6'2" 246lbs

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Pros: Very impressive physical specimen with all the tools you look for in an NFL LB and then some. Aggressive, attacking playmaker who gets into the backfield and disrupts the opponents gameplan. Flys to the football and wraps up the ballcarrier. Sheds blocks well. Decent pass rusher. One of the better pass-defending LB's in this years draft. Experienced player who has a proven record of durability at the college level. Has the size to play MLB in many schemes.
Cons: Room for improvement in his play recognition and angles of pursuit. Might have problems covering elite TE's in man-to-man coverage. Could be more consistent. Hasn't shown the intangibles you hope for in a top prospect.

Analysis
Positives: Strongly-built with long arms to keep himself off offensive linemen when playing against the run. Very smooth in pass drops, staying low in his backpedal and getting into depth at the proper angles. Good hands for the interception, and can break up passes using his hands or a big hit over the middle. Plays the nine-technique very well, ripping off the tackle's block and getting to the ballcarrier on inside and outside runs. Also closes on the ball quickly when playing in the stack. Able to shed blocks and go through backs on blitzes. Will pop the fullback and create a pile to stuff inside runs. Shows good awareness on misdirection, quickly diagnosing plays and affecting the success of the play. Gets a lot of attention from opponents on special teams because of his size, speed and aggressiveness in kick return coverage.



Negatives: A bit stiff in the upper body, he tends to succeed most in straight-line situations rather than changing directions quickly. Can get to the quarterback on the blitz but doesn't always make the play. Doesn't explode into tackles consistently, using his long arms to try and wrap up.

Chadman
03-16-2009, 01:46 AM
#4 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Previous Pick- WR MICHAEL CRABTREE

The Seahawks could be one team that leads to players dropping in this draft- depending on who they select. The needs of the teams directly behind the Seahawks vary a fair bit, meaning some players- despite being good enough to go higher, will fall through need. Chadman had the Seahawks grabbing Crabtree here last time, but due to a top-heavy OT class & a strong 2nd/3rd round for WR's, Chadman's new Seattle selection is..

OT EUGENE MONROE VIRGINIA 6'5" 315lbs

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Pros: Huge frame with long arms..very good athleticsm..above average footwork with quick strong hands..can be dominant at times in the run game often getting to the second level..very good in pass block and shows to be more than able to handle a pass rusher's second and third move..
Cons: Needs to work on his center of gravity to handle the bull rush..probably needs to add 10-15 lbs to be able to become elite at the next level..will need to continue his technique work and consistency to warrant his top 10 draft grade

Analysis
Positives: Prototypical left tackle build -- good height, long arms and a thick lower body. ... Good feet, and keeps them moving in pass protection to mirror his man. ... Rarely gets beat, handling bull rushes as well as most inside and outside moves with ease. ... Keeps his balance very well. ... Blocks down inside often to take defensive tackles out of the play. ... Able to neutralize linebackers at the second level. ... Shifts to tight end on some strong-side run plays in order to use his strength and athleticism. ... Blocks through the whistle, often blocking two or three jerseys on one play when on the move.



Negatives: A bit bigger in the middle than you'd like. ... Tends to catch ends as they rush in instead of using his punch to keep them off balance. ... Must improve his awareness of inside blitzers or late rushers when plays break down. ... Could get to second level or moving targets a little more quickly and sustain blocks better in the open field.

Chadman
03-16-2009, 01:54 AM
#5 CLEVELAND BROWNS
Previous Pick- LB AARON CURRY

Last time around, Chadman had Aaron Curry becoming the latest Browns let-down...but with Curry gone in this mock, the Browns look elsewhere. The same theory still lasts as last time- the Browns need pass-rushing help, but with Winslow gone, and rumours as to how long Braylon Edwards will remain, the Cleveland Browns will select..

WR MICHAEL CRABTREE TEXAS TECH 6'3" 214lbs

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Pros: Ultra-productive, competitive playmaker with prototypical size. Makes BIG plays. Excellent hands; snatches the ball from the air within or outside his body. Secures the ball quickly in his strong hands after the catch. Uses his size, initial quickness and hands to get inside or outside separation off the line of scrimmage. Runs quick slants and has the suddenness to take the route upfield. Excellent body control to high-point the ball in traffic, adjust to any poor throw, tiptoe on the sideline and find his way through creases. Can turn his man out, plant and get the inside shoulder, giving the quarterback a big target down the seam. Quick to stop and adjust for the ball behind him, whether purposely or not. Used outside, in the slot and even in the backfield at times. Always tries to make a play after the catch, keeping his legs moving when tackled low, stiff-arming smaller defenders on the run and extending the ball to get to the first down or goal line. Rubs defenders for other receivers. Displays a good attitude and appears to be a solid teammate without major ego issues.
Cons: Needs to be faster off of the line, as he jumps off the line too often trying to lull his defender to sleep. Does not have the elite speed to separate from quick corners on the outside, too often was able to overpower defenders. Not sudden with the ball in his hands, dancing awkwardly at times instead of using his size and strength. Must improve consistency on downfield blocking- his effort is inconsistent. Runs with the ball loose in the open field

Analysis
Positives: Ultra-productive, competitive playmaker with prototypical size. Excellent hands; snatches the ball from the air within or outside his body. Secures the ball quickly in his strong hands after the catch. Uses his size, initial quickness and hands to get inside or outside separation off the line of scrimmage. Runs quick slants and has the suddenness to take the route upfield. Excellent body control to high-point the ball in traffic, adjust to any poor throw, tiptoe on the sideline and find his way through creases. Can turn his man out, plant and get the inside shoulder, giving the quarterback a big target down the seam. Quick to stop and adjust for the ball behind him, whether purposely or not. Used outside, in the slot and even in the backfield at times. Always tries to make a play after the catch, keeping his legs moving when tackled low, stiff-arming smaller defenders on the run and extending the ball to get to the first down or goal line. Rubs defenders for other receivers. Displays a good attitude and appears to be a solid teammate without major ego issues.



Negatives: Needs to speed up his release, as he jumps off the line too often trying to lull his defender to sleep. Does not have the elite speed to separate from quick corners on the outside, although the point typically was moot at Tech because he could overpower collegiate talent. Not sudden with the ball in his hands, dancing awkwardly at times instead of using his size and strength. Must improve consistency on downfield blocking, as he has the size to be effective but gives inconsistent effort to get to his man or sustain. Runs with the ball loose in the open field.

Chadman
03-16-2009, 02:03 AM
#6 CINCINNATI BENGALS
Previous Pick- OT Eugene Monroe

Last time around, Chadman had the Bengals grabbing Monroe here, but with him off the board- the Bengals must look in other directions. One of the big needs for the Bengals is an improved pass rush (only 17 sacks for the season), so the Bengals select..

DE BRIAN ORAKPO TEXAS 6'4" 260lbs

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Pros: Unbelievably strong and very athletic. Hard worker that competes every play and has a very good motor. Will chase guys down from behind. Hasn't reached his full potential yet and could play at defensive end or outside linebacker. Very good range will work from sideline to sideline. Has a very good first move and can explode into lineman when rushing the quarterback.
Cons: Needs to expand his moves in terms of rushing the quarterback tends to be a one trick pony in that aspect. Doesnt get off blocks very well and fdoesnt use his hands extremely well. Needs to improve his technique and improve his awareness on the field. Instincts arent all that great so will need to improve on being able to reading plays and be able to react to them before the ball is hiked.

Analysis
Positives: Good height and upper-body build. ... Plays with his hand down, but stands up at times. ... Easily gets off blocks of offensive tackles to make a play in the hole. ... Can also hold his ground well against larger tackles. ... Has good backfield awareness, watching for misdirection, cutbacks and bootlegs. ... Closes on the quarterback well and secures the tackle. ... Shows adequate fluidity dropping on zone blitzes to handle short-area zone coverage as a 3-4 rush linebacker.



Negatives: May need to play on the strong side in the pros because he lacks great explosion and pass rush off the edge. ... Can be easily pushed around the pocket if he tries to use an outside speed move. ... Gets sacks from hustle and effort. ... Does not always change direction quickly enough to make the play on the outside. ... Needs to use his punch more often to get tackles off balance on the pass rush. ... Durability concern. ... Missed multiple games due to knee injuries in both '07 and '08 -- his two seasons as a starter.

Chadman
03-17-2009, 01:29 AM
#7 OAKLAND RAIDERS
Previous Pick- WR JEREMY MACLIN

B.J. Raji has slipped a little in this draft & would present excellent value here to the Raiders. BUT...this IS the Raiders. And, with such an investment in QB Russell & RB McFadden, the missing pieces at LT, and more in particular, WR will be very attractive targets here at #7. The Raiders WR's last season were.....poor...so an upgrade here is extremely likely.

WR JEREMY MACLIN MISSOURI 6'1" 200lbs

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Pros: Maclin is a certified playmaker whether it be as a WR, runner, KR, or PR. He scored TDs playing each of these positions in his 2 years at Missouri. He has good size, terrific speed and is magic with the ball in his hands.
Cons: He only played two years and in the spread offense. Might be some lingering questions over his 2006 knee injury, but based on his production I doubt it.

Analysis
Positives: Tight-skinned athlete. Good overall musculature. Explosive straight-line speed and quickness out of his breaks. Agile. Can make defenders miss in tight quarters. Natural playmaker who is a threat to score ---from any distance -- on every snap. Versatile athlete who can make plays in the running, receiving or return games. Natural pass catcher. Good body control to contort in space and make the spectacular reception. High-points passes and is an explosive leaper. High effort player. Courageous over the middle. Blocks downfield. Showed mental toughness in returning after a horrific knee injury in 2006.



Negatives: Still developing as a route-runner. Relies on his athletic ability at this point, and doesn't explode out of his cuts as well as he could. Will takes his eyes off the ball, on occasion, to prepare to make the defender miss, and drop the ball. Production inflated due to his role and the presence of other playmakers in this offense. Requires a medical check on his knee.

Chadman
03-17-2009, 01:40 AM
#8 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Previous Pick- OT MICHAEL OHER

Since the last mock, the Jaguars have picked up a starting LT in former Eagle Tra Thomas. Also, they have released #1 WR Matt Jones. This opens up a new area of need, as well as continuing a stretch of ZERO OL players selected in Round 1 since Tony Boselli in their conception year. Here's the biggest reach so far...

WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY MARYLAND 6'2" 207lbs

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Pros: Physically blessed with all the talents a wr would want, amazing speed, solid physique..Great quickness and accelaration...can score from anywhere on the field and will not be caught from behind..can go up and fight for jump balls..shows good open field running on revereses amd short passes..
Cons: Extremely raw...needs a lot of work with route running..needs to learn he wont get by with just speed at he next level..not much of a blocker...needs to work on consistency...needs a ton of reps running the routes and catching the ball...will need to be glued to his wr coach at the next level to reach the play his athletic ability warrants

Analysis
Positives: Exceptional straight-line speed. Opponents must account for his deep speed on every play. Too fast off the snap for most defenders to challenge him in press coverage. Long, lean athlete with long arms and strong hands. Has the agility to make plays in space. Reads the field and can follow his blocks to generate yards after the catch. Can snatch the ball out of the air. Learning to better use his height as an advantage. Good leaping ability and has become more consistent in timing his leaps.



Negatives: Bit of a one trick pony at this time. Might be the draft's most dangerous vertical threat, but offers little else. Long-legged and struggles to generate consistent separation out of his cuts. Not as consistently effective on jump balls as he should be, considering his natural size advantage. Too often double-clutches the ball. Questionable toughness running across the middle. Lacks strength and consistent effort as a downfield blocker.

Chadman
03-17-2009, 01:47 AM
#9 GREEN BAY PACKERS
Previous Pick- OLB BRIAN ORAKPO

The mock pick from last time around- Brian Orakpo- has already been taken off the boards here. The Packers could look at Everitte Brown here, or grab the OT Michael Oher, but given that the Packers are switching to the 3-4 defence without an out-and-out dominant NT, the Packers will select..

NT B.J. RAJI BOSTON COLLEGE 6'1" 325lbs

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Pros: Experienced 3 year starter. Decent but not great size and athleticism and strong as an ox. He has a great burst off of the ball. Holds his ground at the point of attack like a stone wall allowing the BC linebackers to swoop in and make the tackles. When unblocked charges forward and raises havok in the backfield. Has the agility and speed to chase down the QB and forcefully tackle him. Perfect pick for a 3/4 team.
Cons: Intelligence might be lacking. Had to sit out '07 season for academic reasons. To his credit he stayed, bore down and got caught up. Arms are shorter than you like in a DT. He has only adequate lateral quickness, but not really need at the nose.

Analysis
Positives: Flashes rare burst off the snap for a man his size and can penetrate into the backfield and disrupt the play without necessarily making the tackle. ... Good strength and mass at the point of attack to create a pile. ... Good short-area lateral quickness. ... Experienced. Missed the 2007 season due to academics, but leaves BC with 38 career starts. ... Locates the ball quickly and works to make the play. ... At his best lining up at the nose, though he flashes the initial burst off the snap to be effective as the under-tackle in the 4-3 alignment. ... Strong enough to pull down ballcarriers with just his arms. ... Arguably the single-most dominant player during the week of practice at the Senior Bowl.



Negatives: Marginal height for the position. ... Only adequate to shed blocks due to his short arms and lack of sustained quickness. ... Rare quickness in confined space, but lacks the speed to sustain and struggles to make an impact outside of the guard box. ... Flashes the burst off the snap for the three-technique (under tackle in the 4-3 alignment), but is only a marginal pass rusher. ... Relies on his initial burst off the snap and an occasional spin move to pressure. ... Reliable tackler, but lacks the balance and lateral quickness to break down and make the tackle in space. ... Most effective when operating as part of a rotation. ... Maturity is a concern. ... Has struggled with his weight, playing in 2006 at more than 350 pounds. ... Was suspended for the first half of the Clemson game in 2006 for throwing a punch at a Central Michigan player. ... Missed the entire 2007 season due to academics.

Chadman
03-17-2009, 02:17 AM
#10 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Previous Pick- OLB EVERETTE BROWN

49ers HC Mike Singeltary has identified the pass rush from the OLB's as a big area of need. He's also a former LB himself. It's his first draft in charge. Do you THINK he might draft LB in Round 1? Chadman does...and besides, Scooty (Chadbrother- a 49ers fan), said this was THE guy...

OLB EVERETTE BROWN FLORIDA STATE 6'2" 256lbs

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Pros: Perfect fit as a rush olb in the 3-4 scheme with great speed and quickness..shows very good body control with top end closing speed..blows by alot of tackles with just his first step..shows a great motor, relentless..has an incredible spin move and knows how to set his man up to use it..Very good strength for his size..sticks with his assignment in the run game doesnt free lance...seems to be in the backfield on almost every play..
Cons: Needs to be more of a factor in the run game..needs to get off blocks from bigger olineman..needs to mix up his pass rush moves, and perfect them..is going to have problems with picking up coverage skills..with his speed he needs to be able to chase more plays down from the back side

Analysis
Positives: Rangy, athletic build with plenty of room for additional growth. ... Rare initial quickness off the snap. ... Has the speed to quickly force the blocking tackle wide. ... Good flexibility and balance to dip his shoulder and slip under the tackle to collapse the pocket. ... Wide variety of counter moves for an underclassman. ... Good spin and reverse spin and uses his hands well. ... Good hump, rip and swim technique. ... Closes quickly and can explode into the ballcarrier, creating turnovers. ... Impressive lower-body strength to hold up against the run, despite his lack of size. ... Experienced as a stand-up rusher and out of the three-point stance. ... Good lateral quickness and straight-line speed to keep contain and to make plays in pursuit. ... Good change-of-direction agility and balance to turn and run in space. ... Ascending talent.



Negatives: Bit of a "tweener," surprisingly strong at the point of attack but lacks the bulk and upper-body strength to split double-teams. ... Rarely used in coverage, so transition to 3-4 rush linebacker could take some time. ... Moved around in the FSU defense to create mismatches. ... Struggles of recent FSU pass rushers acclimating to the NFL cannot be ignored.

Chadman
03-17-2009, 02:29 AM
#11 BUFFALO BILLS
Previous Pick- DT PERIA JERRY

Chadman had the Bills taking DT Jerry here in the last draft. No doubt, the pass rush NEEDS to be improved. But since the last mock, the Bills have added Terrell Owens, and if QB Trent Edwards is to take full advantage of T.O., he needs to be standing upright. There is talk that LT Jason Peters could be shipped out if he doesn't get the contract he's after. The Bills will look to cover this position in case it all goes to Hell...

OT MICHAEL OHER OLE MISS 6'6" 325lbs

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Pros: Very solid, muscular build for an offensive lineman. Very nimble on his feet and uses his hands well to keep opposing pass rushers at bay. Displays great athleticism and the ability to get to the second level while blocking in the run game. Understands how to use leverage and plays with great balance. Flashes the potential to dominate at times.
Cons: A bit inconsistent. Motor and overall stamina is questionable at times. Dominant when he's on, but has his moments where he doesn't play up to his potential. Tends to have his moments when his technique breaks down and when he doesn't give it his all. Footwork could use polishing.

Analysis
Positives: Prototypical left tackle build. ... Has good height and excellent athleticism. ... Unlike some left tackles, he has girth in his lower body. ... Uses his long arms to lock onto the defender to nullify the pass rush. ... Gets into his pass set quickly and has very good lateral movement. ... Not fooled by dancing on the line. ... Shows the feet to pull inside, get to either shoulder as a run blocker and nullify linebackers outside on screen passes. ... Sustains and mirrors as long as possible and will play through the whistle. ... Improvement as a run blocker as a senior. Began to play with more aggression and physicality at the second level. ... An ascending talent who should only get better.



Negatives: Only has three years experience at left tackle and is still learning the game. ... A better pass blocker than power-run blocker, as he does not consistently get great push off the edge. ... Needs more consistency in using his punch, which can be devastating against rush ends. ... Can be beaten in pass protection by quicker hands. ... Loses balance when lunging in pass protection. ... A bit tentative in the open field. ... Gets a bit lazy moving his feet when the play is run away from him and could stand to gain more stamina. ... Does not always adjust to outside blitzes, but handles inside pressure just fine. ... Has a very quiet, passive demeanor that some many characterize as lacking passion.

Chadman
03-17-2009, 02:41 AM
#12 DENVER BRONCOS
Previous Pick- DE TYSON JACKSON

The Broncos have gone about signing 800 FA's this off season- mostly over rated & over paid guys. Now there is talk QB Jay Cutler wants out. IF he does- everything changes from this point on. But, Chadman is not including trades at this point. The Broncos only had 26 sacks for the year, and are switching to a 3-4 defence. The OLB's on this team are untested. The Broncos will look to fix that.

OLB AARON MAYBIN PENN ST 6'4" 248lbs

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Pros: Great speed pass rusher with natural instincts to get to the quarterback. Very explosive first step. Very strong. Excellent technique with really good hands. Has lots of room still to improve. Versatile and has the size to play either defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4. Good balance and good low base.
Cons: Somewhat of a tweener will need to bulk up at the next level. Not a lot of experience. Needs some work to expand his skill set in terms of having enough moves to keep blockers guessing. With current size could only be a situational defensive end. Didnt really play a full season as a starter in college. Some character concerns after being arrested for marijuana possession. Also was late for a team meeting prior to Rose Bowl and was demoted to second team for practices leading up to Rose Bowl.

Analysis
Positives: Tall with a frame to add a needed 10-15 pounds of muscle in his upper body. Superior quickness off the snap on wide rushes. Combines that speed and length to challenge tackles in passing situations. Very good straight-line speed to chase plays down the line or hustle downfield. Keeps cut blocks off his knees, recovers and maintains his balance well. Great length and vertical to affect passing lanes. Dropped into zone coverage often; got into his zone in a hurry when decisive. Breaks down in space and can change directions in the backfield to handle cutbacks and misdirections. Improving his hand usage as a pass rusher.



Negatives: A bit thin in the hips, and may not grow into a defensive end build. Does not always use his length to get off offensive tackle or tight end blocks. Lacks the strength to bull rush. Runs stiff and upright, looks much better straight-ahead than laterally. Doesn't turn the corner as fast as you'd like because of his inflexible lower body. Needs more pass rush moves. Always runs straight upfield, allowing tackles to direct him around the pocket. Demoted to backup status during the week of the Rose Bowl for undisclosed reasons.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 12:30 AM
#13- WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Previous Pick- OT ANDRE SMITH

Last time around Chadman had the Redskins selecting OT Andre Smith & stopping his free-fall down the draft board. Maybe not so much this time though. The Redskins only had 24 sacks last season, and have removed Jason Taylor from the roster. Either a DE or pass rushing OLB here makes sense..

OLB BRIAN CUSHING USC 6'4" 255lbs

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Pros: Has all the physical tools you look for. Rare size at the OLB position, but still has better athleticism than most 235 lb linebackers. Reads the play quickly and rapidly gets into good position to make plays. Aggressive style and good tackling skills. Good in zone coverage and shows an ability to anticipate the play without hesitation. Strong player who really brings it when he's able to play.
Cons: Consistently struggles to stay healthy and on the field. Production is lacking because his playtime is lacking. May look better than he is due to the great talent surrounding him. Could struggle playing the top TE's in man-to-man coverage. Needs to get better at shedding blocks.

Analysis
Positives: Physical prototype with a combination of excellent size and overall athleticism for the position. Versatile. Signed with USC as a potential strong safety candidate, but has played defensive end, strong-side linebacker and even middle linebacker. Physical and intense. Big hitter who looks to intimidate opponents with his physicality in every phase of the game. Attacks blocks aggressively and flashes not only explosiveness but ferocity as a tackler. Good straight-line speed. Good flexibility to turn and run with tight ends and backs in coverage. Reads the quarterback well and can break on the ball. Productive pass rusher who is equally effective as an end and blitzing linebacker. Immediate standout performer who started for USC as a freshman.



Negatives: Has struggled with injuries throughout his career, missing five games due to a shoulder separation in 2005 and three games in 2007 due to a high ankle sprain, as well as undergoing surgery after the 2006 (shoulder) and 2007 (knee) spring practices. Relies on his athletic ability rather than his upper body strength to defeat blocks too often. Can overrun the play and allow for cutback opportunities. Mistakes often covered up by the surrounding talent at USC.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 12:41 AM
#14- NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Previous Pick- CB MALCOLM JENKINS

Chadman had the Saints picking the top CB on the board last time around. This was a good selection for them, BUT...with the signing of Jabari Greer to go alongside Tracy Porter from last year, perhaps they can look in a different direction here. Re-signing Jonathon Vilma filled one LB spot- but the WILL position could use an upgrade.

LB REY MAUALUGA USC 6'2" 254lbs

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Pros: Tremendous size and strength. Can overwhelm smaller blockers with his ferocity at the point of attack. Classic inside force who can stop the run with authority. Punishes the opposing ball carriers and intimidates his opposition. Reads and reacts quickly to developing plays. Great speed for a man of his bulk. Can roam the field in coverage. A solid senior talent with plenty of experience in a top conference. Could even play LOLB in a 3-4 defense, although it would not be ideal, he does have good ability to rush the passer.
Cons: His change of direction skills and overall agility are not exceptional for a LB. He can be over-aggressive and get himself out of position. Not well suited for covering elite TE's in man coverage. Needs to be more disciplined and stay with his assignments. Could stand to lose 5-10 lbs to get quicker and improve his change of direction.

Analysis
Positives: Good initial quickness off the snap. ... Quickly gets to top speed, flashing rare downhill explosiveness for the position. ... Reads the action quickly. ... Willing to take on blocks and has the strength and hand technique to shed quickly. ... Good lateral quickness to evade blockers and has the speed to beat backs to the flanks. ... Gets good depth on his pass drop and is quick to close on the ball. ... Punishing hitter with four career forced fumbles. ... Productive pass rusher with the speed to close on even mobile quarterbacks. ... Can break down in space to make the secure open-field tackle.



Negatives: Has a tendency to overpursue, opening holes in the defense for quick and savvy ballcarriers to exploit. ... Too often relies on his explosive hitting to knock down ballcarriers, rather than wrapping up to make secure tackles.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 12:54 AM
#15- HOUSTON TEXANS
Previous Pick- LB REY MAUALUGA

With the way the board is working out this time for Chadman, the Texans pick of Maualuga won't be available to them here. Defence is, however, still the greatest need for this team. A player to help ease the attention given to Mario Williams would go a long way to improving this team.

DT PERIA JERRY MISSISSIPPI 6'2" 299lbs

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Pros: Has extremely quick hands for the position. Displays the ability to keep blockers away from his body. Explodes off the snap and accelerates upfield in a hury. Can chase down opposing ball carriers and wreak havock in the backfield. Superb athlete who often proves to be too much to handle while rushing the passer.
Cons: Small by NFL standards for a defensive tackle. Has a bit of an injury history that will be of some concern to scouts. Not much of a factor in the run game. Due to his height, he doesn't have much room to add bulk to his frame. Upper body strength is below average. Technique needs refining

Analysis
Positives: Quick, active three-technique tackle. ... Good height and adequate girth inside. ... Very quick off the snap, able to beat the down block by tackles or penetrate to force the quarterback to rush his decision. ... Gets his hands inside guards' jerseys to push the pocket. ... Chases downfield on plays away from him, and works hard to make a tackle when the ball is in his area. ... Uses his hands well to defeat cut blocks inside. ... Handles double-teams pretty well when playing the nose considering his height, and is able to get off the double to get to the ball. ... Emerged as the unquestioned leader of the Ole Miss defensive line. ... Dominant week at the Senior Bowl. ... Good bloodlines. ... Cousins Eddie Strong and Dwayne Rudd both played linebacker in the NFL.



Negatives: Makes a lot of plays when slanting toward the action. ... Needs to play stronger at the point against the run. ... Can play a bit high in rushing situations, causing him to lose the leverage battle. ... Lacks great awareness, as he does not keep his eyes in the backfield. ... Takes himself out of plays too often. ... Needs to stay on his feet against stronger linemen. ... Low test score. ... May struggle with a complicated playbook.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 01:03 AM
#16- SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Previous Pick- OT EBEN BRITTON

They have not been big players in FA, the San Diego Chargers, but they did manage to lose starting DE Igor Olshansky. It's hard to decide what is the bigger 'need' for this team- RT or DE as a result. By re-signing Jeromey Clary the other day, Chadman's mind is now settled..

DE TYSON JACKSON LSU 6'4" 295lbs

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Pros: A force against the run with great size for the position. Very strong player who can overpower an offensive lineman at times. Displays the ability to get into passing lanes with his long arms. Versatile enough to play inside at tackle in a Tampa 2 defense or at end in a traditional 4-3 or 3-4.
Cons: Not much of a pass rusher and overall doesn't show a strong array of moves. Isn't very explosive off the edge at all. Overall toughness and desire is questionable as he tends to take plays off. Hasn't made much of an impact when defenses gear up to stop him.

Analysis
Positives: Versatile defender who operates as an end in LSU's base 4-3 alignment, but could also be moved inside as a 4-3 under (3-technique) tackle or as an end in the 3-4 alignment. ... Good team defender. ... Understands his containment responsibilities. ... Excellent size and strength to stack at the point of attack. ... Flashes the ability to shed blocks and make the play. ... Good initial quickness off the snap. ... Can pressure the tackle's outside shoulder and has the strength to push the blocker into the pocket toward the quarterback or use his hands to rip off the block. ... Gets his hands up in the passing lane. ... Good lateral quickness and hand technique to disengage from blocks and make the play. ... Hustles to chase ballcarriers downfield.



Negatives: Bit of a "tweener" for 4-3 teams. ... Lacks a great burst upfield, closing speed and the repertoire of pass-rush moves to be a dynamic outside pass rusher. ... Marginal speed to close. ... Does not change direction quickly in the backfield to prevent quarterbacks stepping up or getting yards with their feet.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 01:12 AM
#17- NEW YORK JETS
Previous Pick- QB MARK SANCHEZ

The Jets have done a good job of stregthening the defence through FA. The loss of Brett Favre, however, leaves them with something of a QB quandry. New HC Rex Ryan isn't afraid to use rookie QB's you'd think, after seeing what Flacco did first hand.

QB MARK SANCHEZ USC 6'3" 225lbs

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Pros: Sanchez can make all the throws at the pro level. He's got very good accuracy on the deep throws, and can fit the ball into tight spaces. Sanchez won't run past you, but he's mobile enough to get out of trouble and move around in the pocket very effectively. He is able to check down in his progression, making good reads the majority of the time. Passed for 3200 yards and 34 TDs his senior year.
Cons: The one thing that Sanchez doesn't have is a large body of work. He only started 16 games in his career, and some NFL teams will shy away because of that. Sanchez did throw 10 interceptions this past year, so his decision-making should be scrutinized a bit

Analysis
Positives: Ascending talent whose intangibles for the position are just as impressive as his physical tools. ... Cerebral. ... Reads defenses well and rarely throws into coverage. ... Goes through his progression quickly and takes what the defense gives him. ... Recognizes the blitz very well for a player of his experience and often targets the defenses' weak link when being blitzed. ... Good setup and a smooth, over-the-top delivery. ... Legitimate NFL arm strength. ... Capable of making every NFL throw, including the deep ball. ... Rather than relying on pure arm strength, Sanchez combines good velocity with rare anticipation, especially for a player of his limited experience. ... Consistently releases his passes before his receivers have even made their breaks, giving the defense little time to react. ... Distributes the ball all over the field. ... Good short-, medium-, and long-range accuracy. ... Consistently places his passes where only his receiver can get it and throws a very catchable ball. ... When healthy, showed very surprising mobility for his size. ... Can evade the pass rush and will scramble if the defense gives free yards. ... Rare accuracy on the rollout. ... Squares his shoulders and can fire the ball with consistency and accuracy. ... Team captain. ... Blue-collar work ethic.



Negatives: Only one season as the starter and leaves USC with just 16 career starts. ... Career record of 4-2 outside of the state of California. ... Undeniable tools, but isn't yet a finished product. ... Runs a bit hot and cold and has a tendency to score touchdowns in bunches. ... Characterized by those close to the program as a very cerebral player who makes the right read, but many of his touchdown passes went to receivers with five or more yards of separation between the next closest defender, opening up some questions if USC's dominant athletes and the team's aggressive play-calling helped him look even better. ... Suffered a dislocated left knee cap prior to the season opener and his mobility was limited.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 01:21 AM
#18- CHICAGO BEARS
Previous Pick- DE LARRY ENGLISH

The Bears have signed OT Frank Omiyale this off season, but are now saying they will play him at OG. John Tait has retired. John St. Clair has moved on. Suddenly OT is a big need. The Bears can solve that problem & pick up incredible value here.

OT ANDRE SMITH ALABAMA 6'4" 340lbs

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Pros: Great motor and very strong. Very coachable and has good positioning on the inside of defenders. Tends finish the play right until he hears the echo of the whistle even if it means punishing the guy ten yards downfield. Will play inujured and is extremely team oriented. Wont get beat by double moves or stunts either showing good lateral movement. Very athletic and very good at run blocking.
Cons: Even though he has almost all of the tools to play at the professional level there is some question as to whether or not he will be able to handle the speed rushers at the NFL level. If this does become a problem he could get switched to play guard in the same way that Leonard Davis has. Some teams might want him to lose a little more weight to try and help with opposing speed rushers.

Analysis
Positives: Flashes rare initial quickness for such a large man, especially on the down block. ... Surprisingly quick getting to the second level as a run blocker or on screens. ... Explosive upper-body strength and can pancake defenders when he keeps his feet. ... Massive man with the deep kick-step and long arms to hold off pass rushers. ... Allowed only one sack in 2008. ... Can absorb the bull rush. ... Intuitive football player. ... Recognizes and reacts well to surprise blitzes. ... If presented with two rushers, chooses his correct assignment and effectively neutralizes at least one of the defenders, instead of trying (and failing) to handle both. ... Good effort downfield. ... Never missed a game due to injury in three seasons at Alabama.



Negatives: Inconsistent initial quickness. ... Can be a step slow off the snap in pass protection, though his deep kick-step and massive frame allow him to catch up to the defender quickly. ... Inconsistent hand punch. ... Might be more passive than scouts would like. ... Too often absorbs blows from the defender, rather than initiating the contact. ... Allows defenders to slip free from his blocks when he gets fundamentally lazy and leans, rather than driving his feet. ... Suspended for his final game, the Sugar Bowl against Utah, due to contact with a sports agent.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 01:28 AM
#19- TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Previous Pick- CB VONTAE DAVIS

The Buccaneers might very well target Mark Sanchez & try to move up, but Chadman is not predicting trades yet, so we assume they pick here. They could use a DT or DE, but with the top prospects in those positions taken, the Buccaneers will move to their next greatest need, and the top prospect at his position...

CB MALCOLM JENKINS OHIO STATE 6'1" 208lbs

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Pros: A four year starter with lots of experience and has terriffic ball skills. Very physical and doesnt get beat with the deep ball very often. Not afriad of tackling and can cover all typeds of receivers from possession to speed receivers. Has smooth hip swivel when turning to run with the receiver. Can play all of the secondary positions and is very tough.
Cons: Sometimes can get beat with a quick second move by elite wideouts. NOt much for him to improve on as he has an impeccable skill set.

Analysis
Positives: Lockdown corner. ... Very physical at the line, has a strong punch to knock receivers off their route. ... Attacks ballcarriers behind the line, making secure tackles. ... Also willing to assist in tackles downfield or inside. ... Effective playing off receivers as he can flip open his hips and accelerate, close quickly on the ball in front of him or change direction to mirror receivers. ... Stays with even the fastest receivers down the sideline. ... Plays free safety on occasion and has all of the tools to succeed there in the NFL. ... Excellent hands for the interception, and he has the vertical to high-point the ball and strength to fight for it. ... Can make plays with the ball in his hands.



Negatives: Creates havoc on the blitz but doesn't always finish. ... Will take chances to make a play on the ball. ... Could improve his tackling in the open field -- will occasionally drop his head instead of watching what he hits. ... Inconsistent taking on and getting off receiver blocks, and will hesitate to get to ballcarriers coming into his area. ... Must prove he has the mental discipline needed to handle getting constantly challenged as a rookie after rarely being thrown at in college.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 01:36 AM
#20- DETROIT LIONS
Previous Pick- OT WILLIAM BEATTY

Having drafted their #1 RB last season, getting #1 WR Calvin Johnson the year before & having snared QB Matt Stafford with the #1 pick, there's only thing left for the Lions to do on offence in order to have the big pieces in place to create a winning offence...LT...

OT EBEN BRITTON ARIZONA 6'6" 310lbs

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Pros: Massive frame with the long arms coveted by offensive coordinators, with the potential to get even bigger. Fluid and quick for his size, with good leverage and the natural footwork of an NFL caliber LT. Has good strength but isn't a mauler, uses position and technique to seal his man off.
Cons: Can struggle with speed rushers at times. Needs to improve his instincts and ability to coordinate with his teammates on blitzes. Needs to get a bit bigger and stronger and play with a better center of gravity. Could be more consistent in the run game.

Analysis
Positives: Rare size and wingspan. ... Good initial hand punch and can physically control his opponent when he locks on. ... Cognizant pass blocker who recognizes the blitz and adjusts accordingly. ... Flashes a deep kick-step to force pass rushers wide. ... Adequate lateral agility to mirror the pass rusher. ... Forceful run blocker. ... Despite his height, can play with leverage in the running game and drive defenders off the line. ... Only marginal agility in the open field, but can eliminate defenders at the college level with intimidating pancake blocks. ... Leader of the line. ... Has started 37 consecutive games.



Negatives: Protected as a pass blocker by the Arizona spread scheme and athleticism of his quarterback. ... Lacks the elite foot speed of top left tackles and will struggle in pass protection if left at this position in the NFL. ... Too often allowed pass rushers to get their hands into his chest and can be walked back to the quarterback despite his strength. ... Lumbers when blocking on the move and will resort to lunging at the defender in open space.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 01:42 AM
#21- PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Previous Pick- RB KNOWSHON MORENO

The Eagles have lost both starting OT's from last season & have signed nobody to really replace them- although there is talk that Stacy Andrews could move to OT this season. With most of the top OT's coming off the board, and with no RB's (their 2nd greatest need) off yet, Chadman predicts the Eagles will grab OT here & hope RB is still around at #28..

OT WILLIAM BEATTY CONNECTICUT 6'6" 310lbs

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Pros: Great Size and Frame, could actually add more weight, really good footwork and athleticism, quickness is great, can get to 2nd level quickly, will pull and work well in screen game, Sustains blocks well, great head, smart, great at pass blocking, can handle the elite speed rushers, upside
Cons: Needs to get sronger, not the best at run blocking, does not handle the strength DE's and bullrushing well, hand and technique issues, durability concerns.

Analysis
Positives: Intriguing athleticism. ... Gets to the second level quickly. ... Good agility and straight-line speed to pull. ... Explosive initial pop. ... Flashes upper-body strength to lift and pancake defenders. ... Flashes an effective initial punch and has the body control to recoil and ease into his set. ... Good lateral quickness in pass protection. ... Good balance. ... Ascending talent despite starting four years. ... Characterized by UConn staff as having greatly matured as a senior. ... Could be just scratching the surface of his potential.



Negatives: Doesn't always sustain his blocks long enough. ... Good straight-line speed, but loses his feet in the trash. ... Potential one-year wonder. ... Really stepped up his level of play as a senior, sparking some debate whether his level of play will diminish once he's cashed an NFL paycheck. ... Earned no postseason accolades over his first three seasons, but earned first-team All-Big East honors as a senior. ... Broken leg that ended his sophomore season after only seven games requires a medical check at the Combine.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 01:50 AM
#22- MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Previous Pick- C ALEX MACK

The Vikings are a team built around the running game, and in particular, one man- Adrian Peterson. It's a safe bet they will do everything in their power to maintain his effectiveness, because as he goes, so goes the Vikings. Matt Birk left in the off season, so there's an obvious hole to fill at Center..

C ALEX MACK CALIFORNIA 6'4" 314lbs

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Pros: Absolute mauler. Will drive NTs 5 - 10 yards downfield and keep pushing them until the whistle blows. Plays with a nasty attitude. Great size and athleticism. 3 year starter who didn't miss a game. Great leadership qualities and a very smar guy and good student - already graduated and is in grad school.
Cons: Most teams refuse to line up a player on him so he pops up very quickly to find someone to block. He won't have this problem in the NFL as someone will knock him on his butt. Occasionally gets flagged for playing past the whistle

Analysis
Positives: Tall, athletic center with large biceps and a solid lower body build. Puts in full effort on every play, often getting downfield for a second or third block. Nimble enough to get in front of screens, trap block inside and eliminate linebackers at the second level. Keeps his legs moving once making contact with his target, often putting his man on the ground in the process. Gets under the pads of taller tackles, able to push them back 5-7 yards. Creates huge holes on combination blocks inside. Adept at regular and shotgun snaps, getting his hands up quickly afterwards. Despite his size, he can quickly get low to cut block and will continue to work after the initial contact. Leader of the line.



Negatives: Plays a bit high at times, occasionally losing leverage or getting pushed back against wide-bodies. Does not play with a particularly wide base. Will lean forward too much when in space, losing his ability to sustain the block and allowing defenders to get him off balance. Sometimes misses his target in space. Lacks a great push in short-yardage situations. Needs quicker feet and lateral movement in pass protection to handle quick, penetrating three-technique tackles and adjust to blitzing linebackers inside.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 01:57 AM
#23- NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Previous Pick- OLB BRIAN CUSHING

The Patriots are still a team with few holes to fill. Chadman was thinking of giving them a CB, but with Shawn Springs & Leigh Bodden signed, that seems overkill. There is still a slight opening at OLB, so with that in mind...

OLB/DE LARRY ENGLISH NORTHERN ILLINOIS 6'3" 254lbs

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Pros: Great closing speed when attempting a tackle and plays hard with a great motor. Has long arms and plays physically and is very aggressive. Can get good penetration when rushing the passer.Has a greta first step and rip move and can also get up under the pads on blockers. Has decent bullrush as well. PLays with injuries and also has a great attitude and shows great leadership qualities
Cons: His 40 time wont wow anyone and his hip swivel when turning to cover down field is awkward at best. Didnt play against top level competition and the team he played on was below average. Durability could be a concern as well.

Analysis
Positives: Solid linebacker build, with more than adequate upper-body strength and legs for the position. Good motor, hustles down or across the field until the play is completed, even if initially blocked. Changes direction in space well. Secure wrap-up tackler when man is in his area. Can use his arms to keep linemen and fullbacks off him when standing up. Stays balanced and upright most times on stretch plays. At times he can bounce off a block using his punch. Has quick, violent hands to stay free. Stays at home on option plays until last possible moment. Able to drop back off the line in zone blitzes and stay with tight ends. Strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl eliminated many of the concerns regarding English's level of competition.



Negatives: Lacks the bulk to play with his hand down in the NFL, which he did in college. Gets engulfed by better left tackles on inside pass rush moves, lacks the strength to bull rush and doesn't quite have the speed to get the corner consistently (but has good closing speed when standing up). Fails to hold his ground when directly out of his stance and can't get off the block quickly enough to get to the ball. Will need to prove he can handle coverage duties against better tight ends and that he has zone awareness. Needs to get lower in his backpedal, as he stands a bit tall.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 02:05 AM
#24- ATLANTA FALCONS
Previous Pick- TE BRANDON PETTIGREW

1st year QB Matt Ryan played well beyond expectations. With a good OL in front of him, an great RB in Michael Turner & with decent WR's to throw to, imagine what it would be like if they had a TE!

TE BRANDON PETTIGREW OKLAHOMA STATE 6'5" 257lbs

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Pros: Blocks well and catches the ball well. Great size with very long arms. Very natural athlete that can make the difficult catch.Very strong and knows how to use his body to block well wether its in space or to hold edge rushers on the end of the line. Tough to tackle and can get the tough yards after a catch. Very aggresuve and plays with a mean streak. Able to find holes in zone coverage. Can still improve.
Cons: Average speed and tends to take plays off from time to time.Needs some improvement with running routes. Tends to have an issue with holding on to the ball. Isnt going to make a lot of defenders miss. He is also 24 years of age and still has some maturity issues off the field.

Analysis
Positives: Prototype size for the position. Good overall musculature, yet has the frame to add additional mass. Physical and determined as a run blocker. Good initial pop and has the lateral quickness and upper body strength to sustain his blocks. Seems to enjoy the physical nature of blocking. Presents a large target to the quarterback and has strong, secure hands. Looks the pass in and quickly turns upfield to generate positive yardage after the catch. A mismatch for defenders due to his size and athleticism. Bullish runner who will drag defenders for extra yardage.



Negatives: Remains a bit raw in his technique considering he has started four years. Relies on his size and advantage in athleticism to get a clean release from the line of scrimmage and gain separation from defenders as a route-runner. Struggled with an ankle injury in 2008, failing to capitalize on his opportunity to break out as a senior. Held without a touchdown in 2008. Character red flags were raised with Pettigrew's arrest for a felony charge of assault and battery of a police officer outside of a Stillwater, Okla. party on Jan. 20, 2008.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 02:12 AM
#25- MIAMI DOLPHINS
Previous Pick- NT RON BRACE

Chadman had the Dolphins grabbing big Ron Brace here last time to back-up the aging Jason Ferguson. Chadman still believes they need a NT this season, but with an early run on WR's, the Dolphins might need to look at grabbing one here in order to not miss out on an elite talent at the position.

WR HAKEEM NICKS NORTH CAROLINA 6'1" 210lbs

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Pros: Solid frame with nfl ready build..good strength..great route runner never has a mis-step in and out of cuts..shows great hands catching the ball away from his body and pulling it in..goes and gets the ball doesnt wait for it to come to him..knows how to get himself betweent he ball and defender..runs the over the middle "read" routes very well..Knows how to get open in the red zone...has intelligence to break off pattern to help qb if he is in trouble..
Cons: Is not a great open field runner..doesnt not possess top end speed...doesnt really have a second gear..not much of a deep threat..

Analysis
Positives: Passes the eyeball test. Good initial quickness off the snap. Good strength and lateral agility to fight through press coverage. Sneaky downfield speed. Good burst out of his breaks to generate separation, especially on slants. Rare body control for a player of his size. Can contort his body in space to make the spectacular reception. Sticky hands. Can snatch out of the air or absorb with his body when he feels an impending big hit. Knows where the sidelines, down markers and, most importantly, end zone are. Good height and leaping ability for the fade. Rare strength, balance and agility to turn short and intermediate catches into long gains. Good vision to cut back against the grain. Improved with each year of experience. Might just be scratching the surface of his potential.



Negatives: Questionable deep speed. May lack the top-end speed to challenge defensive backs over the top, allowing savvy NFL defenders to close off the crossing routes on which Nicks generated much of his success. One of three legitimate NFL-caliber receivers for the Tar Heels, and capitalized on defenses spread thin.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 02:19 AM
#26- BALTIMORE RAVENS
Previous Pick- CB ALPHONSO SMITH

The Ravens released Chris McAllister this off season, and Samari Rolle is old. The signings of Domonique Foxworth & Chris Carr do not ease the need for a quality CB. And with only one off the board at this point, the Ravens select...

CB VONTAE DAVIS ILLINOIS 6'0" 204lbs

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Pros: Ideal height with great strength and impressive physique..excellent speed and recovery, flips his hips with the best of them..has a great jam technique at the los and can push weaker recievers off there routes..very good tackler with the ability to lay the wood when needed...keeps himself in good position by not gambling for the big play..seems to get better with each and every season under his belt..
Cons: Doesnt have the greatest hands, should make more plays..has shown at times to get lazy with technique and work ethic which will not fly at the next level..needs to be more willing to shed his blockers and give himself up in the run game to allow his teamates to make plays..has had attitude problems, was benched at one point in the '08 season

Analysis
Positives: Rare combination of size and pure athleticism. Chiseled frame. Excellent straight-line speed. Loose hips to turn and run. Instinctive defender who recognizes the action when playing off-man or zone and closes downhill. Rare aggression in run support. Physical tackler with legitimate explosive hitting ability. Can separate the ball from the ball-carrier. Times his blitzes well and can close when the opportunity presents itself. Good special teams performer with punt and kick return experience. Blocked two kicks in 2007. May boast unmatched upside at this position.



Negatives: Not a natural playmaker. Inconsistent hands for the interception. Doesn't fight through blocks with the physicality in which he comes up to tackle. Best in off-man and zone coverage where he can watch the action, plant and drive to the ball. Faster in shorts than on the field. Peeks back at the quarterback and savvy route-runners can beat him with double moves. Was benched in 2008 by coach Ron Zook, creating questions about his work ethic. Concerns that Vontae, like his brother, Vernon Davis, may lack the drive to turn his unique athleticism into NFL success.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 02:32 AM
#27- INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Previous Pick- WR PERCY HARVIN

The Colts don't REALLY have too many weaknesses, outside of perhaps DT & maybe CB. DT Ron Brace is on the board, but probably doesn't suit the style of play the Colts have on defence, so Chadman expects them to look at CB..

CB ALPHONSO SMITH WAKE FOREST 5'9" 190lbs

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Pros: Playmaker all over the field..plays well above his listed size..has no problems getting his nose dirty in run support..has been very productive as a blitzer..Great natural athlete, able to flip his hips and cover recievers on the deep pass..very good ball skills..good vertical leaping ability..plays with that cb swagger
Cons: Height..can get over aggresive at times due to gambling for big plays..needs to add bulk..has to learn to be more physical to compensate for his height..needs to develope a better jam technique..

Analysis
Positives: Excellent ball skills, closing on the ball quickly and watching it into his hands. Can adjust to ball over his shoulder. Able to return interceptions for significant yardage. Very good speed to stay with receivers down the sideline, along with fluid hips and excellent quickness to handle short-area responsibilities. Reads the quarterback well, and can undercut throws to make a play. Very confident on an island, and won't back down even if giving up size to his opponent. Able to get position on receivers in order to cut off routes. Not shy about contact, and will attempt to wrap tackle in the open or cut if needed. Can close down the sideline on outside runs. Tries to strip the ball when part of a gang tackle. Got touches as a receiver on quick screens, and could be a return option.



Negatives: Short with only an adequate build and strength. Gives up several inches in height to outside receivers who can take advantage of him in jump balls down the sideline and red-zone situations. Can get vertical quickly, but isn't strong enough to out-fight bigger receivers for the ball. Struggles to get off decent receiver run blocks in space. Not a great one-on-one open-field tackler. Best as a zone corner or in the slot, as he may have problems jamming physical receivers at the line of scrimmage.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 02:35 AM
#28- PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Previous Pick- C MAX UNGER

The Eagles gambled on RB at #21 & win....

RB KNOWSHON MORENO GEORGIA 5'11" 217lbs

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Pros: Decent size with all the things you cant teach. Athleticism is borderline amazing at times and his vision on the field and out of the backfiled is very good. He has good instincts and turn in another direction without losing any speed. Tends to be able to raise his talents even more to the level of the competition and can get pumped up for big games. Tends to be under rated as receiver out of the backfield and also doesnt give up easily as it sometimes takes a team gang tackle to bring him down. Played in a pro style offense which should help him at the professional level as well.
Cons: Doesnt have that top end speed that alot of NFL teams are looking for and in order to prove that he does will need to improve his forty time and show teams he can run in the low 4.4's. He also has only had two years of experience with only one of those him being the primary back so there is some question if he will be able to handle a full 16 game workload at the next level.Will need to work on his blocking ability though and any runningback making the transition from college to the pros will have to learn to recognise those blitz packages with the speed of the game being raised up a notch.

Analysis
Positives: Tight-skinned athlete with good overall musculature. Good quickness to the hole. Reads the defense and anticipates where the hole, including cutback lanes, will appear. Exceptional lateral quickness and elusiveness in tight quarters. Very rarely tackled by the first defender. Good acceleration past the initial wave of defense and into the secondary. Good spin and stiff arm, and has phenomenal leaping ability to jump over tacklers. Attacks the line of scrimmage and is a tougher interior runner than given credit for. Can drop his shoulders and has good leg drive. Runs through a lot of tackles due to his competitive drive and toughness. Keeps his legs churning and will spin away from tackles. Soft hands for the reception. Natural receiver who poses intriguing possibilities to be split out wide. Good quickness and effort as a route-runner; isn't just a threat on dump-offs in the flat or screens. Provides a pop in pass protection. Extreme competitor who can put the team on his shoulders. Wants the ball with the game on the line.



Negatives: Questionable top-end speed. Lacks the prototype size and bulk some teams are looking for in a bell-cow runner. A bit flashy, and will celebrate a bit too much after big plays.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 02:40 AM
#29- NEW YORK GIANTS
Previous Pick- WR HAKEEM NICKS

Again, like the Colts, this is a team with few needs. They could very well take BPA here. But, with some question mark over Plaxico's return, perhaps the Giants will look at WR in Round 1...

WR PERCY HARVIN FLORIDA 5'11" 195lbs

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Pros: Very versatile and athletic receiver and rusher. Good hands and is able to make difficult catches which will make his quarterback look even better. Good vision and is still believed to not quite peaked yet. So he could still get a lot better. Outstanding after the catch and is elusive enough to make people miss. Has a running backs mentality with a receivers hands.
Cons: Played in a spread offense in college which doesn’t translate very well into the NFL. Some teams might have a hard time trying to decide whether or not he should play running back or wide out. Has had some injuries throughout college which could lead to scouts questioning just how durable he really is. If he plays running back at the next level will probably need to hit the weight room.

Analysis
Positives: Shorter than scouts would like, but has a strong, compact build. Rare straight-line speed. Rare elusiveness. Can make defenders miss in tight quarters. Good vision when running in space. Sets up his blocks well and can cut back against the grain. Good agility as a route-runner. Strong, secure hands for the reception. Courageous going over the middle. Gathers in the pass and quickly moves upfield to maximize production. Can extend outside of his frame to make the spectacular reception. Versatile athlete who can contribute as a receiver, running back and shows great potential as a returner, although he never attempted a kick or punt return at Florida. Has struggled with durability, but is considered a physically tough player.



Negatives: Looks shorter on film than his listed 5-11. Many of his plays in this offense were slip screens designed to get him the ball quickly and in space. Could struggle acclimating to a more pro-style offense. Lack of success at the NFL level from former receivers from Meyer's offense is troubling. Has struggled with durability. Missed practice time in 2008 with ankle, hip pointer and tendonitis in his knee and heel.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 02:47 AM
#30- TENNESSEE TITANS
Previous Pick- CB SEAN SMITH

The Titans are a good, solid football team with only a few needs. That being said, CB Nick Harper is 35 years old & can't go forever, and with a few decent CB's on the board, Chadman expects them to go this way.

CB DARIUS BUTLER CONNECTICUT 5'11" 187lbs

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Pros: Great quickness for a corner and good speed and make up speed. Amazing Hands for a corner, even lining up at WR from time to time. Also seems to have very good hips and solid technique. Ability to return kicks and make people miss. Can legitimate play 3 ways on Offense, Defense, and ST which increases value. A flat out play maker who will intercept the ball with the best of them. Missed only 1 game in college, no injury concerns.
Cons: Tackling is a bit iffy. Not sure how he can handle big physical wide receivers. Run tackling leaves a bit to be desired. Needs to hit an NFL weight program and get more physical to deal with big WR like Moss and Williams. Questions about how he can handle red zone routes, especially fade routes.

Analysis
Positives: Adequate height for the position. ... Versatile athlete capable of playing in various defensive schemes. ... Instinctive. ... Good recognition in zone. ... Legitimate cover corner athleticism. ... Very good straight-line speed. ... Loose hips to turn and run with receivers. ... Shows a late burst to close. ... Excellent vertical, can get into position for jump balls and make a play on the ball. ... When playing off, he can shadow his man on slants and over the middle. ... Good hands for the interception. ... Played receiver at times as a senior to take advantage of his playmaking ability. ... Gets his shoulder on the ball to force fumbles. ... Closes quickly and wraps up to prevent gains after catch. ... Gets into the pile to assist in tackles. ... Holds up blocks to force quick screens inside. ... Has the straight-line speed and hands to be an effective kick returner. ... Proved his health with a strong week of practice at the Senior Bowl.



Negatives: Very lanky with thin hips. ... Not particularly strong on the line or able to get off blocks. ... Bit of a duck-and-swipe tackler. ... Does not always play to timed speed, as quicker receivers can get separation downfield. ... Can get pushed off easily by bigger, stronger receivers. ... Allows too much cushion in off man coverage. ... Missed the final two regular-season games in 2008 with a knee sprain.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 03:52 AM
#31- ARIZONA CARDINALS
Previous Pick- OLB AARON MAYBIN

The Cards are putting together a solid group of players again for next season, but they do have a few needs. In fact, it's pretty safe to say this team over-achieved last season. They need some pass rush, a solid running game & some depth on the OL & DL. Given the way this draft has panned out, Chadman predicts the Cardinals to select..

RB BEANIE WELLS OHIO STATE 6'1" 237lbs

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Pros: Great size and runs very well for a back with his build. Has big school experience and competition level, and has carried the load for his team over the course of a season. Can dominate at times, especially if his line is getting him to the second level. Good straightline speed and can take it to the house. Can break a few tackles, especially in the secondary, where he can terrorize smaller players. Shows good vision running to daylight. Rare combination of size and quickness.
Cons: Disappears at times and doesn't really get the tough yards inside. Will need to improve his blocking skills. While quick for his size, his speed is not exceptional at the NFL level. Has been banged up at times and may not be a 300+ carry a season type back. Not involved in the passing game, and really needs to learn this area of the game.

Analysis
Positives: Extraordinary combination of size and natural running ability. Downhill runner who attacks the line of scrimmage when running inside. Shows the patience to pick and slide laterally. Good burst to and through the hole. Despite his height, generally runs with good pad level, giving defenders little to target other than his knees and shoulder pads. Rare size and leg drive to move the pile. Rare vision and lateral quickness for a back of his size. Anticipates the cutback lanes before they appear and capitalizes on them. Surprising acceleration to break through the first wave of the defense and get to the second level. Brutal stiff-arm when in the open field to bat away defenders attempting to drag him down. Despite his size, shows good breakaway speed. Final nine touchdowns against BCS opponents traveled an average of 32 yards. Good size and strength as a pass blocker. Despite his struggles with durability, some close to the program characterize him as being a tough player willing to play through pain.



Negatives: Primary concern -- and the only one that will keep him from being a top 10 pick -- is Wells' struggles with durability. Fought nagging injuries throughout much of his career at Ohio State and some have questioned whether he knows the difference between pain and injury. Sat out three full games and parts of several others (including the 2009 Fiesta Bowl -- his final game in a Buckeye uniform) with foot, hamstring and head (concussion) injuries. May lack natural hands for the reception. Has only caught 15 passes for 84 career yards and too often double-clutches. Inconsistent effort as a blocker.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 04:22 AM
#32- PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Previous Pick- OG DUKE ROBINSON

Since the last mock, the Steelers have re-signed Trai Essex, Fernando Bryant, Chris Kemoeatu & Andre Frazier, while locking up Max Starks & Willie Colon for next season too. To balance this, the Steelers have lost Bryant McFadden, Anthony Smith & Nate Washington while cutting Kendall Simmons. Due to some shrewd drafting, and some cringe-worthy belief in the current O-Line players, the Steelers go into this draft with no needs for starting positions- a good position to be in. That isn't to say that some rookies couldn't push their way into starting roles- particularly at OG & CB. But, essentially, the Steelers don't NEED any position.

Possible candidates at #32 include NT Ron Brace, CB DJ Moore, LB's Clay Matthews & James Lauranaitis, OG Duke Robinson & possibly OT Jamon Meredith. Chadman believes the Steelers will take the BPA with a look to the future & also the depth in the draft class in certain positions & select....


LB JAMES LAURANAITIS OHIO STATE 6'2" 244lbs

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Pros: High motor player, can rally his teammates and energize a defense. Effortlessly reads and reacts to the offense, very intelligent. Great hand placement when taking on blockers, can shed blocks and pursue ballcarriers from sideline to sideline. One of the better coverage ILBs in the nation. Big time playmaker on defense that should transition to the NFL seemlessly.
Cons: Strength is the main issue that comes up, he could get stronger at the point of attack and struggles when blockers engage him. Very instinctive player that may have relied more on his physical ability and less on technique. Can have difficulty with shedding blockers form time to time.

Laurinaitis is an instinctive playmaker who possesses great tackling ability. He brings the complete package to the field and is a true competitor. He's an aggressive force who can shed blocks and he has a nose for the ball. He's an excellent tackler who displays great technique. He anticipates the action extremely well and seems to always be in position to make a play. - Chris Steuber, Scout.com

Analysis
Positives: Prototype size and athleticism for the inside linebacker position. ... Reads the action quickly and gets in position to make the play. ... Instinctive and rarely out of position. ... Uses his hands well to meet, greet and discard blockers. ... Best attribute might be his open-field tackling. ... Form tackler who can generate explosiveness with his hits. ... Rare instincts and underrated athleticism for coverage. ... Gets good depth on his drops and has good straight-line speed and lateral agility. ... Baits the quarterback and can break on the ball. ... Soft hands for the interception.



Negatives: Needs to continue to add strength, especially in his upper body. ... Relies on his athleticism and good technique to defeat blocks and can struggle to disengage. ... Consistent and reliable, but rarely made the game-changing play over his career. ... Experienced and productive blitzer, but doesn't show a variety of pass rush moves, relying more on athleticism, hustle and instincts.



What this selection does is allow the Steelers to 'faze' James Farrior out of the starting role in the next year or two, while educating Laurinaitis in 'The Steeler Way'. Larry Foote should be gone after next season, Timmons moving into that role. Woodley would man one OLB position, and HOPEFULLY James Harrison gets his contract sorted, or Bruce Davis will be moved in. Laurinaitis is a solid footballer & person & should allow the Steelers to form an incredible LB unit for years to come.


Option 2 for Chadman is- believe it or not- Clay Matthews. Impact players like him are hard to come by, and he could sit & learn behind Harrison for a year or two before moving in to the starting role.

Chadman likes Ron Brace, but there are a few options later in the draft that give AS GOOD OR CLOSE value.

CB might be best value in Round 2-3, where there is quality players still available that should fit the Steelers zone defence.

Oracle
03-18-2009, 05:46 AM
Chadman -

i feel like your second mock is much, much more accurate. it seems to match the different teams' personalities with their different needs (if that makes sense). i offer my congratulations as well as my thanks for your hard work. i would ask that for your final mock you consider the possibility of both: malcolm jenkins and knowshown moreno - going a little bit earlier. just consider it.

now onto the steelers. very interesting stats on colbert's tendencies - not picking OL until the middle rounds. i didn't realize it was that blatant until now. oddly enough, i think that this is also the reason why we have won two super bowls in four years. it is my opinion that to win the big games against big-time competition you must have highly talented athletes at the skill positions, and i think colbert agrees. they must be able to win the one-on-one match-ups and make plays when the game is on the line. for many years we did not have that (or enough of that). look at our super bowl teams of the 70's. true, the steel curtain was their identity, but it was bradshaw, swann, stallworth, etc. that made them champions. we lost that for a number of years and now, thanks to colbert, we have that back... having said that, however... i do not think he's going with a skill position or even a defensive player in the first round this year and here's why-

our OL is so overmatched (at virtually every position) it's inhibiting our skill players in all three spots. our RB's have very poor holes to run through, and very poor screen pass blocking. our WR's have very little time to get open (and it's not like they're that fast to begin with). our QB does bring some of his problems onto himself by looking to scramble too often, but it's not like has much choice. if he stays in the pocket he's dead in 3 seconds anyway. imagine what ben could do if he had 5-6 seconds of clear open pocket-time like manning, manning, and brady enjoy on a regular basis.

2 of our 3 DL are pro-bowl caliber. 3 of our 4 LB's are pro-bowl caliber. our SS is a perennial all pro. what about out our OL?...

there is not one position in all 5 spots, where any of our starters have a snowball's chance in hell of being selected as even a pro-bowl ALTERNATE. agreed? this does not merely constitute a need, this in my opinion, constitutes a 'crisis'. (just like we had at SS when we drafted polamalu. just like at WR when we drafted santonio). i don't care if we have all of our OL starters back. all of our starters are vastly under skilled and colbert knows it. that's why all of their contracts are up after next near and he's not extending any of them. doesn't that seem odd to you? doesn't that seem like he's looking to go elsewhere for long term OL plans? (certainly not free agency). i'll bet my terrible towel he's going with a pro-bowl caliber OL in the first round. the only question is does he have to trade up to get him?

we have 9 picks this year. no way do we keep all 9 picks with our current roster. we are trading up either in the first or second round and based on past history i would say the first. i think colbert will be picking someone who has pro-bowl potential, to both protect big ben and blow open some holes for rashard and willie. who in your opinion matches that description that would be within reasonable reach and/or trade?

i would say: mack, robinson, and (a pipe dream of) andre smith and that's about it.

believe me i do realize herm johnson and phil loadholt and even unger pack a mean punch and will probably be available in the 2nd, but i don't see them as pro-bowlers. colbert is all about nailing his first round pick. elite players in areas of biggest need. and this year i think that's got to be OL.

just an opinion to think about.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 09:46 AM
Thanks Oracle for the reply- it's excellent to get constructive critisism. Chadman tends to agree with Jenkins & Moreno- a bit more tweaking will be required to 'nail it', but as Chadman was identifying each teams 'needs', the RB's & CB's kept falling. No doubt though- players that good will go higher...just to who??

As for the Steelers OL- you make perfect sence in many ways, but....the Steelers have shown so litte interest in the top rated OL prospects so far- instead focussing on (the three reported) Tyrone Green, AQ Shipley & Augustus Parrish- all three fall into Chadman's "Colbert Zone".

The one thing that nags at Chadman regarding the OL is this- it's so...'young'. Hartwig is the old man at 30. This really could be a developing line- not just as a unit, but as individuals. If the Steelers invest heavily in young OL now- it's at the risk of not giving existing talent on the roster the time needed.

Anyway- Version 3 of the Mock should come out in a week or two- we'll see how things shake out by then.

Chadman plans on doing a purely Steelers draft soon, so keep an eye out. Also, next time around we might have a look at Round 2 as well.

Anyway- thank you for the feedback!

steeler_george
03-18-2009, 10:08 AM
#32- PITTSBURGH STEELERS


Since the last mock, the Steelers have re-signed Trai Essex, Fernando Bryant, Chris Kemoeatu & Andre Frazier, while locking up Max Starks & Willie Colon for next season too. To balance this, the Steelers have lost Bryant McFadden, Anthony Smith & Nate Washington while cutting Kendall Simmons. Due to some shrewd drafting, and some cringe-worthy belief in the current O-Line players, the Steelers go into this draft with no needs for starting positions- a good position to be in. That isn't to say that some rookies couldn't push their way into starting roles- particularly at OG & CB. But, essentially, the Steelers don't NEED any position.


I agree with you a 100% we are in a great postion going in to the draft, but we do have some "needs" for starters and key positions.

The most vital are:

1) RG- Stapleton is not a starter. He filled in well, but I see him as a top reserve G/C, but I hope I am wrong with more experience and work ethic.

2) 3rd/4th Wr- Hopefully Sweed matures to the player we all thought he would be going into this season. But if Ward or Holmes miss time, can he actually start?

Chadman
03-18-2009, 10:40 AM
CHADMAN'S STEELERS MOCK DRAFT- NO TRADES

1. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS OHIO STATE 6'2" 244lbs

James Farrior's future replacement.

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Pros: High motor player, can rally his teammates and energize a defense. Effortlessly reads and reacts to the offense, very intelligent. Great hand placement when taking on blockers, can shed blocks and pursue ballcarriers from sideline to sideline. One of the better coverage ILBs in the nation. Big time playmaker on defense that should transition to the NFL seemlessly.
Cons: Strength is the main issue that comes up, he could get stronger at the point of attack and struggles when blockers engage him. Very instinctive player that may have relied more on his physical ability and less on technique. Can have difficulty with shedding blockers form time to time.


2. DE FILI MOALA USC 6'5" 298lbs

Steelers need depth & youth on the DL, Moala fits the 'Big School- Big Production' mantra for early Colbert picks.

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Pros: Powerful insider presence who can be a key cog in the overall defensive scheme. Has the long arms needed to shed blocks. Effective at stopping the run. Can push the pocket. Has a lot of experience at a top school. Reads plays well and moves to the ballcarrier. Shows good recognition skills. Could fit as a DE in a 3-4.
Cons: Not a great athlete, very average all around in fact. Was surrounded by talent that may have made his job much easier. Doesn't have great production but admittedly is not asked to be more than a role player. Has neither great size for the NT position nor the athletic ability to be an undertackle.


3.a) OG TYRONNE GREEN AUBURN 6'2" 309lbs

Steelers liked him at the combine- good school & fits with the Colbert OL grading of rounds 3-5. Could compete with Stapleton at RG on Day 1. Zone Blocking specialist.

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Analysis
Positives: Good quickness off the snap. ... Wide set and has good lateral agility and balance to compete with athletic defensive tackles in pass protection. ... Quick first step to pop the defensive tackle and release to the second level for combo blocks and on pulling plays. ... Good vision to locate the secondary block and is athletic enough to hit the moving target.



Negatives: Raw. ... Was getting by on his athleticism at the college level. ... Marginal upper-body strength and hand placement. ... Struggles to sustain blocks. ... A bit high in pass protection and can be bull-rushed into the pocket.


3b) CB KEENAN LEWIS OREGON STATE 6'1" 198lbs

Mike Tomlin wanted a CB in his first year. Now he gets one. Lewis is reported to be coming in for a visit. Good zone defender- the Steelers scheme.


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Analysis
Positives: Rare height for the position. ... Aggressive at the line of scrimmage. ... At his best in press coverage where he can get his long arms on the receiver and disrupt the timing of the passing game. ... Good foot quickness to turn and run with the receiver. ... Plants, drives and closes quickly. ... Gets his hands on lot of passes. ... Has the experience and intelligence to operate well in zone coverage. ... Enjoyed a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl.



Negatives: Questionable deep speed. ... Lacks the soft hands for the interception. ... Misjudges passes and allows too many to get into his chest. ... Generally a reliable open-field tackler, but likes to duck his head and swipe, leading to some missed tackles. ... Can get a bit grabby downfield, which will lead to pass interference calls at the next level. ... Willing in run support, but was protected by a physical and experienced front seven, and prefers to stand around the pile, rather than throw his body into it.


4) CENTER A.Q. SHIPLEY PENN STATE 6'1" 309lbs

Steelers have been linked twice to Shipley. While he's a question mark physically, he's a good, tough blocker that fits Zone Blocking well.


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Analysis
Positives: Stout, tough and physical at the point, plays like the former nose guard he is. Strong anchor in pass protection, and does not get bull-rushed as he uses his wide base to maintain leverage. Battles everyone and anyone on the field, playing through the whistle. Good enough feet to combo (in either direction) then get to the linebacker or safety and angle him while engaged. Adept at shotgun. Gets hands up quickly after the snap. Gets off his man to pick up late blitzers using his feet and hands. Only adequate moving laterally on pulls, but is still able to wall off linebackers inside. Team leader. Makes accurate line adjustments.



Negatives: Lacks height, bulk and arm length. Projects to center only, probably in a zone-blocking system. Short arms prevent him from maintaining contact with tackles on the move, which lets his man shed or get past him. Initial punch is only adequate. Does not consistently sustain his blocks, especially against stronger tackles.


5) OT AUGUSTUS PARRISH KENT STATE 6'4" 310lbs

Steelers will look for OT depth somewhere. They have been linked to Parrish with Mike Tomlin talking with him- apparently.


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Analysis
Positives: Uses his long arms well to hold off his man. ... Very good mobility to the second level and blocking down on tackles and on pulls. ... Can work as personal protector on called passes from outside the pocket. ... Good cut blocker to keep ends from knocking down quick screens, and will keep working the legs after he hits the ground. ... Works hard to sustain blocks downfield. ... Plays with a bit of a mean streak. ... Can punch smaller ends and keep his hands active in pass protection.



Negatives: Only adequate height for a left tackle, and a bit large in the middle. ... May move inside to left guard in the pros. ... Struggles with speed on the edge at times and is inconsistent with his lateral movement, so quicker ends can beat him wide. ... Will miss his target in space. ... Stands up a bit coming out of his stance and needs better knee bend. ... Can get blown up by blitzing linebackers when he's on the move -- he runs too upright and lets them get into his chest.


6) NT ROY MILLER TEXAS 6'1" 310lbs

Steelers will need depth on the DL. Miller is squatty & strong & can learn behind fellow Texas graduate Casey Hampton.

http://media.scout.com/media/image/45/451189.jpg

Analysis
Positives: Short, squatty frame. ... Good lower-leg drive and use of leverage to hold up as a nose guard. ... Can anchor against the double-team and create a pile. ... Flashes some initial and lateral quickness as a pass rusher. ... Quick hands and impressive upper-body strength to disengage from blocks and make tackles at the point of attack. ... Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter. ... High-effort player who will pursue down the line. ... Physical player who has value as a short-yardage fullback or wedge-buster on special teams. ... Helped himself with solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game.



Negatives: Limited athlete who lacks the size and agility to offer much more than what he's asked as a run-plugging nose guard. ... Needs an open lane to close and has only short-area quickness. ... Offers very little in terms of a traditional pass rush. ... Creates penetration behind the line of scrimmage due to his stout frame, but most of his plays are made based on hustle.


7a) WR DEON BUTLER PENN STATE 5'10" 182lbs

Only a slight little WR, but a perfect slot guy for the Steelers to use. Great hands & a playmaker.

http://media.scout.com/media/image/64/643064.jpg

Analysis
Positives: Wiry strong receiver with long arms. Reliable hands; uses his hands outside his frame even when challenged and high-points the ball. Has the initial quickness off the snap to get into his route. Good vision, elusiveness and stop-start acceleration in space. Able to run through cornerback tackles to extend the play. Set up corners well for out-routes, pressing them inside and using his arm and quickness to separate.



Negatives: Short, lean receiver who is knocked off his routes by larger corners. Will struggle to get off the jam. Makes the effort blocking on the outside but lacks the strength to sustain. Questionable value as a deep threat against man coverage; will be best in the slot.


7b) DE PANNEL EGBOH STANFORD 6'6" 276lbs

More depth on the DL. Egboh has a good frame & workrate. Perhaps, maybe, possibly- the next Brett Keisel.

http://media.scout.com/media/image/50/501521.jpg

Analysis
Positives: Legitimate NFL frame. ... Well-built athlete with the frame to add an additional 10-15 pounds without significant loss of quickness. ... At least adequate initial quickness off the snap. ... Uses his long arms well to fend off the blockers and disengage. ... Good key-and-diagnose skills. ... Team defender who understands his responsibility and fights to keep contain. ... Reads the action and has the flexibility to break down in space and make the tackle at the line of scrimmage. ... Good strength. ... Plays with good leverage despite his height and can push the tackle into the quarterback's passing lane. ... Athletic enough to occasionally be used on the zone blitz. ... Four-year starter.



Negatives: Bit of a "tweener." Lacks speed off the edge. Lacks the bulk to be moved inside to defensive tackle. ... Might be best served as a 3-4 defensive end due to his strength in keeping contain and providing an occasional pass rush. ... Good enough athlete to operate in the zone blitz, but lacks the straight-line speed or hip flexibility to make a seamless transition to outside linebacker full-time. ... Broken leg, which ended his 2005 season, must be checked.

RuthlessBurgher
03-18-2009, 11:15 AM
Not a bad mock after round 1 (since ILB is pretty far down our priority list...we may address it at some point in the draft, but it would come after o-line, d-line, CB, WR, and perhaps safety depth in terms of immediate needs in my mind). I don't think Animal Jr. will be all that much better than Larry Foote on this level anyway.

Chadman
03-18-2009, 08:11 PM
Not a bad mock after round 1 (since ILB is pretty far down our priority list...we may address it at some point in the draft, but it would come after o-line, d-line, CB, WR, and perhaps safety depth in terms of immediate needs in my mind). I don't think Animal Jr. will be all that much better than Larry Foote on this level anyway.

Why do you think Laurinaitis isn't much better than Foote, Ruthless? Not saying you're wrong- just looking for your reasoning.

As for not drafting him at #32- if the Steelers stick to the "BPA" theory, he might just fit- if Chadman's mock works out as it did. They've shown with Timmons that they are not afraid to let the 1st round pick sit & learn- so despite not being the greatest 'need', if he's there, he's got to be considered.

Chadman sees him as the second coming of Pozlusny in many ways- similar style. Could be wrong though!

Steelers have reportedly shown interest in OT Jason Watkins & compared him to Max Starks- might need to change the Augustus Parrish selection to Watkins....

RuthlessBurgher
03-19-2009, 06:40 PM
Not a bad mock after round 1 (since ILB is pretty far down our priority list...we may address it at some point in the draft, but it would come after o-line, d-line, CB, WR, and perhaps safety depth in terms of immediate needs in my mind). I don't think Animal Jr. will be all that much better than Larry Foote on this level anyway.

Why do you think Laurinaitis isn't much better than Foote, Ruthless? Not saying you're wrong- just looking for your reasoning.

As for not drafting him at #32- if the Steelers stick to the "BPA" theory, he might just fit- if Chadman's mock works out as it did. They've shown with Timmons that they are not afraid to let the 1st round pick sit & learn- so despite not being the greatest 'need', if he's there, he's got to be considered.

Chadman sees him as the second coming of Pozlusny in many ways- similar style. Could be wrong though!

Steelers have reportedly shown interest in OT Jason Watkins & compared him to Max Starks- might need to change the Augustus Parrish selection to Watkins....

The OSU linebackers that achieve a great deal of pre-draft hype scare me. A.J. Hawk was drafted 5th overall, and he hasn't come close to living up to those lofty expectations. Andy Katzenmoyer was picked in the late first round and was a flat-out bust as an NFL player. Not since Chris Spielman was drafted back in the 80's has a legit Pro Bowl LB come out of Ohio State. Plus, add in the fact that Laurinaitis ran a 4.82 at the combine...that's just not good. Frankly, I'd rather have Jason Phillips or Jasper Brinkley a couple of rounds later (better value) so that we could use our top pick on one of our primary areas of need.

I like Gus Parrish better than Watkins (because Parrish is more athletic while Watkins is compared to Max Starks). The Steelers have shown interest in both, I believe. I just hope we don't wait until rounds 3 or 4 to draft our first o-lineman.

Chadman
03-23-2009, 12:51 AM
MOCK DRAFT VERSION 3.0

Chadman
03-23-2009, 12:55 AM
#1 DETROIT LIONS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1 QB Matt Stafford
V2 QB Matt Stafford


V3-

The Lions have talked about taking Aaron Curry (scrap that idea post Julian Peterson trade) & now the OT's Jason Smith & Eugene Monroe. But Chadman still believes that, come draft day, they'll notice that Daunte Culpepper holds the QB position & that will convince them to draft-

QB MATT STAFFORD GEORGIA 6'3" 236lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/mattstafford.jpg

Chadman
03-23-2009, 01:00 AM
#2 ST LOUIS RAMS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OT Jason Smith
V2- OT Jason Smith

For Chadman, this pick is almost a virtual lock- unless the Lions pick Jason Smith themselves. That being the case- the Rams would select the second best OT on their draft board. The only other position the Rams could look here is WR with Michael Crabtree, but the top of Round 2 should hold some talent at WR. So...

OT JASON SMITH BAYLOR 6'5" 305lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/JasonSmith.jpg

Chadman
03-23-2009, 01:06 AM
#3 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- DT B.J. Raji
V2- LB Aaron Curry


V3-

This is still a hard pick to make. Chadman is reasonably sure that the Chiefs would look at DEFENCE in this draft this early, so it still comes down to either the best LB in the draft (and possibly the best PLAYER in the draft) or the best NT in the draft (going to a 3-4, this might be of more importance). Given that LB's don't TEND to go this high, and it's RARE that DT's don't go in the top 5-10 picks, Chadman will swing back to his original pick..

DT B.J. RAJI BOSTON COLLEGE 6'1" 325lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/BJRaji.jpg

Chadman
03-23-2009, 01:12 AM
#4 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- WR Michael Crabtree
V2- OT Eugene Monroe


V3-

In Version 1, Crabtree made sense- they didn't have a WR of note. Then they signed T.J. Houshmanzadeh. Then Chadman had OT Monroe going here. But that was with a slightly different top 3 picks. If the top 3 go as Chadman has predicted, the Seahawks will pick the best player on the board & the immediate replacement for Julian Peterson..

LB AARON CURRY WAKE FOREST 6'2" 246lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/AaronCurry.jpg

Chadman
03-23-2009, 01:20 AM
#5 CLEVELAND BROWNS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- LB Aaron Curry
V2- WR Michael Crabtree

V3-

The Browns will be hard to pick for- so many needs across the board. On top of that, there's a rumour that nearly every player is available for a trade- so how do you prepare for that? So, Chadman won't. He'll assume that nobody is traded away. That being the case, the Browns need help getting to the QB & select..

OLB/DE BRIAN ORAKPO TEXAS 6'4" 260lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/BrianOrkapo.jpg

Chadman
03-23-2009, 01:28 AM
#6 CINCINNATI BENGALS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OT Eugene Monroe
V2- LB Brian Orakpo


V3-

The Bengals need to strengthen the trenches- both sides, doesn't matter. Chadman had them selecting Orakpo last time, not because he was 'the guy', but because Monroe was off the board. Not this time...

OT EUGENE MONROE VIRGINIA 6'5" 315lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/EugeneMonroe.jpg

Chadman
03-23-2009, 01:33 AM
#7 OAKLAND RAIDERS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- WR Jeremy Maclin
V2- WR Jeremy Maclin


V3-

There is little doubt in Chadman's mind that the Raiders will look at WR here. When your #1 WR last season had 22 catches- yeah, that's right, 22- then you NEED to get some help. Maclin has been the pick the last two mocks, but with Crabtree still on the board..

WR MICHAEL CRABTREE TEXAS TECH 6'3" 213lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/MCrabtree.jpg

Chadman
03-23-2009, 01:44 AM
#8 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OT Michael Oher
V2- WR Darrius Heyward-Bey


V3-

Signing Tra Thomas took LT out of the draft equation (at least in the first round) here. Releasing Matt Jones puts WR on the clock. However, Chadman has changed his mind in regards to the level of 'reachiness' the Jaguars will use. They will still reach, but this time for..


CB VONTAE DAVIS ILLINOIS 6'0" 204lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/VontaeDavis.jpg

Chadman
03-23-2009, 01:55 AM
#9 GREEN BAY PACKERS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OLB Brian Orakpo
V2- DT B.J. Raji


V3-

The Packers have switched to a 3-4 defence with very few 3-4 players in it. With both of the 'previous picks' gone from the board, the Packers will look at...


OLB EVERETTE BROWN FLORIDA STATE 6'4" 252lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/everettbrown.jpg

Chadman
03-24-2009, 01:20 AM
#10 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OLB Everette Brown
V2- OLB Everette Brown


V3-

The 49ers have had Everette Brown fall to them in both of Chadman's previous drafts, but here we find Brown going one pick earlier to the Packers. NT B.J. Raji would be the ideal pick for this team, but he is also off the board. After that, OLB Brian Orakpo would be a good fit- but he's gone too! So, the 49ers could be forced to either 'reach' to fill their need for a genuine pass rusher, OR they could focus on the other side of the ball & select...

OT MICHAEL OHER OLE MISS 6'6" 325lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/4/MichaelOher.jpg

Chadman
03-24-2009, 01:26 AM
#11 BUFFALO BILLS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- DT Peria Jerry
V2- OT Michael Oher


V3-

No Buffalo player had more than four sacks last season- so getting a quality pass rusher is very important for the Bills. They have quite a few needs, the bills, but Chadman suspects they will use this pick to upgrade that pass rush right away by selecting..

DE AARON MAYBIN PENN STATE 6'4" 248lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/AaronMaybin.jpg

Chadman
03-24-2009, 01:31 AM
#12 DENVER BRONCOS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- DE Tyson Jackson
V2- DE Aaron Maybin


V3-

The Broncos went into the off season requiring upgrades along the Defence, and have systematically worked at filling these gaps through FA, along with a few gaps on the Offence too. In the meantime, they managed to offend Franchise QB Jay Cutler- and he is now odds-on to be traded before the season starts. So, with that in mind, the Broncos select...


QB MARK SANCHEZ USC 6'3" 225lbs

http://socalsportshub.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/mark-sanchez-6.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 01:45 AM
#13 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OT Andre Smith
V2- OLB Brian Cushing


V3-

Chadman is pretty convinced that the Redskins will want to upgrade the DL, in particular at DE where they cut Jason Taylor this off season. That being said, with the way this mock has panned out, and with Jon Jansen getting old, fast, the Redskins will choose..


OT ANDRE SMITH ALABAMA 6'4" 340lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/AndreSmith.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 01:51 AM
#14 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- CB Malcolm Jenkins
V2- LB Rey Maualuga

V3-

There are many varied ideas on the direction of the Saints. Some say RB- but the organisation has already stated they want Pierre Thomas to split carries with Reggie Bush. They could go CB- but the Saints signed Jabari Greer to start opposite Tracy Porter in FA. Chadman will stick with VERSION 2...


ILB REY MAUALUGA USC 6'2" 254lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/4/ReyMaualuga.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 01:57 AM
#15 HOUSTON TEXANS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- LB Rey Maualuga
V2- DT Peria Jerry

V3-

The Texans have done a decent job filling 'needs' in FA this year & actually enter the draft with few reasons to 'reach' for a player here. Given the way this draft has played out, Chadman expects the Texans to select...

CB MALCOM JENKINS OHIO STATE 6'1" 208lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/4/MalcolmJenkins.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 02:02 AM
#16 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS


PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OT Eben Britton
V2- DE Tyson Jackson


V3-

The Chargers are a team with only a few needs going in to the draft- better play on the right side of the OL, and better play in Igor Olshansky's old spot at DE. The rest of this team is pretty much intact- just not Norv-proof. Given that the top OT's are off the board, and it's a touch early to select Alex Mack to play OG, the Chargers will select....


DE TYSON JACKSON LSU 6'4" 295lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/TysonJackson.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 02:08 AM
#17 NEW YORK JETS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- QB Mark Sanchez
V2- QB Mark Sanchez


V3-

Chadman has had the Jets selected Sanchez the last two mocks, but with the Broncos picking Sanchez in this version, the Jets obviously miss out. This is where Chadman expects the Jay Cutler situation to 'end' as he gets traded to NY, BUT- this is a no-trade draft, so Chadman would expect that the Jets would select...


WR JEREMY MACLIN MISSOURI 6'1" 200lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/jeremymaclin.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 02:14 AM
#19 CHICAGO BEARS


PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- DE Larry English
V2- OT Andre Smith


V3-

The Bears had only 28 sacks last season, despite being known for their defence. They have 'annointed' Kyle Orton as the starter, but Chadman feels that position isn't 'set in stone'. Also, a quality WR would be a massive boost to this offence. That being said, the Bears select...


DE LARRY ENGLISH N.ILLINOIS 6'3" 254lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/LarryEnglish.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 02:26 AM
#19 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- CB Vontae Davis
V2- CB Malcolm Jenkins


V3-

Looking at the Buccs roster, it becomes clear that DL, CB & QB are the biggest needs on this team. There isn't a lot of quality at DL around this pick, and the top 2 CB's are gone, so Chadman thinks....

QB JOSH FREEMAN KANSAS STATE 6'6" 248lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/JoshFreeman.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 02:29 AM
#20 DETROIT LIONS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OT William Beatty
V2- OT Eben Britton


V3-

Circumstances haven't changed, so neither will Chadman's analysis..
Having drafted their #1 RB last season, getting #1 WR Calvin Johnson the year before & having snared QB Matt Stafford with the #1 pick, there's only thing left for the Lions to do on offence in order to have the big pieces in place to create a winning offence...LT...


OT EBEN BRITTON ARIZONA 6'6" 310lbs


http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/EbenBritton.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 02:33 AM
#21 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- RB Knowshon Moreno
V2- OT William Beatty


V3-

Last time around, Chadman had the Eagles playing risky games with the RB they wanted, not this time...

RB KNOWSHON MORENO GEORGIA 5'11" 207lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/KnowshonMoreno.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 02:39 AM
#22 MINNESOTA VIKINGS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- C Alex Mack
V2- C Alex Mack


V3-

Ok, Steelers fans (mostly) are all about Alex Mack & want him to 'solve' the Steelers OL problems. Ok- but if you want him, Chadman finds it hard to believe they will be able to select him any time after the Vikings pick, because with Rosenfels added, this teams next biggest area in need of an upgrade is Matt Birk's old position.

OC ALEX MACK CALIFORNIA 6'4" 314lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/AlexMack.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 11:53 PM
#23 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- LB Brian Cushing
V2- LB Larry English


V3-

The Patriots had some trouble getting after the QB last season, and as you can deduct from Chadman's previous mocks- he suspects a pass rushing OLB will be targetted. With the way this mock has worked out, the Patriots will draft...


OLB BRIAN CUSHING USC 6'4" 257lbs


http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/BrianCushing.jpg

Chadman
03-26-2009, 11:58 PM
#24 ATLANTA FALCONS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- TE Brandon Pettigrew
V2- TE Brandon Pettigrew


V3-

Nothing much has changed here. The Falcons could grab the 2nd best DT to fill the 'need' on the line, or even grab a safety, but they have a shot at the #1 TE & another weapond for rookie sensation, and they'll take him..

TE BRANDON PETTIGREW OKLAHOMA STATE 6'5" 257lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/BrandonPettigrew.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 12:06 AM
#25 MIAMI DOLPHINS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- NT Ron Brace
V2- WR Hakeem Nicks


V3-

With WR's Ted Ginn & Devone Bess, the Dolphins really require a possession reciever on the roster. Even with talents like Heyward-Bey & Harvin still on the board, Chadman sees the Dolphins selecting...

WR HAKEEM NICKS NORTH CAROLINA 6'1" 210lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/hakeenmicks.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 12:11 AM
#26 BALTIMORE RAVENS


PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- CB Alphonso Smith
V2- CB Vontae Davis


V3-

Despite Chadman having the Ravens selecting CB's both other versions of 'the mock', if the draft falls anything like this, after wiping their pants after getting excited, the Ravens will select Flacco's new target...


WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY MARYLAND 6'2" 206lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/dariusheyward.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 12:16 AM
#27 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- WR Percy Harvin
V2- CB Alphonso Smith


V3-

The Colts have a strong team with only a few weaknesses- particularly at CB & DT. Chadman expects the Colts to fill one of those spots here...

DT EVANDER "ZIGGY" HOOD MISSOURI 6'3" 298lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/EvanderHood.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 12:23 AM
#28 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- C Max Unger
V2- RB Knowshon Moreno


V3-

The Eagles lost 2 starting OT's this offseason, and after drafting a RB earlier, they will be very unlikely to miss out on OL with this pick..


OT WILLIAM BEATTY CONNECTICUT 6'6" 310lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/WilliamBeatty.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 12:28 AM
#29 NEW YORK GIANTS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- WR Hakeem Nicks
V2- WR Percy Harvin


V3-

The Giants might have a need at WR depending on the Plaxico situation. That being said, Antonio Pierce is in the last year of his contract after a down year. Chadman thinks the Giants will select...


LB JAMES LAURINAITIS OHIO STATE 6'2" 240lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/JamesLaurinaitis.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 12:32 AM
#30 TENNESSEE TITANS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- CB Sean Smith
V2- CB Darius Butler


V3-

Chadman has had the Titans looking to replace CB Nick Harper in the last two mocks (35 years old...needs an upgrade soon), but with the way things have panned out, Chadman sees the Titans selecting...

WR PERCY HARVIN FLORIDA 5'11" 195lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/percyharvin.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 12:43 AM
#31 ARIZONA CARDINALS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OLB Aaron Maybin
V2- RB Beanie Wells


V3-

The Cardinals made the SB. Now, they have to repeat. They made it without the help of any decent running game too. No doubt, they will look to boost this area of their game. Beanie wells is the #2 rated RB on the board, but might not fit the mould of the Cards RB needed. They need a guy that is Edge James, 8 years ago- not Edge James 2008. So, the Cardinals pick...

RB LESEAN MCCOY PITTSBURGH 5'11" 210lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/LeseanMcCoy.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 12:58 AM
#32 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

PREVIOUS PICKS-
V1- OG Duke Robinson
V2- LB James Laurinaitis


V3-

So, here we are again. The Steelers have several options here at #32, and could go many ways. They 'could' select a WR like Kenny Britt, but it's unlikely. They 'could' select an OL like Max Unger, Duke Robinson, Jamon Meredith or even Eric Wood- but they don't all really present 'great' value. They could grab a pass rushing LB like Clay Matthews (not a bad option to be honest). But realistically, it'll come down to three positions- DL,OL & CB, because they'll present best value here at #32. The options would be-
NT Ron Brace
CB Alphonso Smith
CB DJ Moore
DT/DE Peria Jerry
DE Jarron Gilbert
CB Darius Butler
CB Sean Smith
OG Duke Robinson
C Max Unger

Of that list- Jerry can be scrapped because he is not strong enough to be NT, and not tall enough to be DE. Gilbert doesn't fit the 'Colbert System' of 'big school/ big production' well enough, so scrap him. Smith is too much of a tweener & not 'the best' at his position to consider over the others.

That leaves Ron Brace, Alphonso Smith, DJ Moore & Darius Butler, Unger & Robinson.

The Steelers have shown little interest in Unger, so scrap him. Same with Butler.

Brace, Smith, Robinson & Moore.

BPA? Probably Alphonso Smith. Best school? Probably Robinson. Biggest need? Again, probably Robinson.

So, despite hearing the wailing & nashing of teeth from around Steeler nation, Chadman thinks the Steelers will select....


OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 335lbs

http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/4/DukeRobinson.jpg

Chadman
03-27-2009, 01:12 AM
VERSION 3 MOCK DRAFT RE-CAP

1. DETROIT LIONS- QB MATT STAFFORD
2. ST LOUIS RAMS- OT JASON SMITH
3. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS- DT B.J. RAJI
4. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS- LB AARON CURRY
5. CLEVELAND BROWNS- LB BRIAN ORAKPO
6. CINCINNATI BENGALS- OT EUGENE MONROE
7. OAKLAND RAIDERS- WR MICHAEL CRABTREE
8. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS- CB VONTAE DAVIS
9. GREEN BAY PACKERS- LB EVERETTE BROWN
10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS- OT MICHAEL OHER
11. BUFFALO BILLS- DE AARON MAYBIN
12. DENVER BRONCOS- QB MARK SANCHEZ
13. WASHINGTON REDSKINS- OT ANDRE SMITH
14. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS- LB REY MAUALUGA
15. HOUSTON TEXANS- CB MALCOLM JENKINS
16. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS- DE TYSON JACKSON
17. NEW YORK JETS- WR JEREMY MACLIN
18. CHICAGO BEARS- DE LARRY ENGLISH
19. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS- QB JOSH FREEMAN
20. DETROIT LIONS- OT EBEN BRITTON
21. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES- RB KNOWSHON MORENO
22. MINNESOTA VIKINGS- C ALEX MACK
23. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS- LB BRIAN CUSHING
24. ATLANTA FALCONS- TE BRANDON PETTIGREW
25. MIAMI DOLPHINS- WR HAKEEM NICKS
26. BALTIMORE RAVENS- WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY
27. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS- DT EVANDER HOOD
28. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES- OT WILLIAM BEATTY
29. NEW YORK GIANTS- LB JAMES LAURINAITIS
30. TENNESSEE TITANS- WR PERCY HARVIN
31. ARIZONA CARDINALS- RB LESEAN MCCOY
32. PITTSBURGH STEELERS- OG DUKE ROBINSON


How does that pan out for you guys? Realistic?

Chadman
03-27-2009, 01:20 AM
PITTSBURGH STEELERS MOCK DRAFT


ROUND 1.

OG DUKE ROBINSON OKLAHOMA 6'5" 335lbs

Robinson will instantly step in at RG & help on the run game.

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Pros: Massive frame with excellent strength. Has very long arms and has an initial punch that will stun most player she is blocking against. Very tough and physical and is an excellent run blocker. Lots of experience against top competition at the college level. Very good awareness and instincts. Has excellent balance and technique with his frame. Good mobility.Versatile enough that soem teams might consider him at right tackle if the need were to arise.Has a mean streak that goes on forever. Has a very good initial push that has led to many a pancake block.
Cons: Might need to mature a llitlte more. Will need to improve his techinique at the next level to succeed. Can tend ot be a little inconsistent at times. MIght have problems with quciker defensive lineman and will need to focus more as he tends to rely a little too much on his talents.

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Overview
A finalist for the Outland Trophy (top interior lineman) and a two-time All-American, Robinson leaves Oklahoma as one of the more decorated interior blockers in a long time. A massive road grader whose size and strength helped pave the way for the Sooners' amazing offensive firepower, Robinson teamed with left tackle Phil Loadholt, who measures in at 6-foot-8, 350 pounds, to provide the Sooners with arguably the most dominant left side in all of college football. Robinson is a force in the running game and he has the balance and good hand play necessary to protect the passer, but he isn't a player without negatives. Scouts have some concern about whether he'll be able to hold up to the lateral quickness of the NFL's elite interior defensive linemen. Had an arm span of 34 3/4 inches and a hand span of 10 5/8 inches at the combine.

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Analysis
Positives: Massive player who can engulf defenders and physically dominate his opponent. ... Good initial quickness off the snap to get out and block on the move. ... Good drive blocker with excellent size and strength. ... Plays with good leverage despite his height. ... Can generate movement at the point of attack in short-yardage situations. ... Plays with some nastiness and has the raw power to turn and pancake his opponent. ... Quick, strong hand punch to jolt the defender in pass protection. ... Natural knee-bender who plays with good leverage and balance in pass pro. ... Long arms and strong hands to keep the defender at bay.



Negatives: Only marginal balance and lateral quickness to block at the second level, and spends too much time on the ground when trying to block on the move. ... Lack of great quickness shows in pass protection, as he struggles to adjust if his initial punch doesn't slow the defender

Chadman
03-27-2009, 01:28 AM
ROUND 2

CB ASHER ALLEN GEORGIA 5'9" 194lbs

Allen is a feisty CB with good skills, adept at playing zone defence, tackling & a kick returner. Steelers have a history under Kevin Colbert of grabbing Georgia players- 5 in his time- the highest of all schools (tied with Florida St)

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Pros: Above average tackler who would work best in a zone type scheme. Moderate speed for a cornerback though and is very physical. Hands are decent and this is a kid of high character and kept his nose clean throughout college. Above average experience as he has been playing since he walked on to campus. His age is a plus as he graduated high school early to enroll at Georgia and only played three years. Played against top notch talent while in college. Good hip swivel and can run with the receiver over a short distance.
Cons: Hasn't showed elite speed and some might consider him to be a little below average for his height. Played last year with a broken hand which hurt his statistics and also teams tended to look at other members of the secondary before thinking of throwing his way. Could have used another year in college and probably could have parlayed it into possibly being a first round pick.

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An athletic cover corner with the speed and experience as a kick returner to potentially make an immediate contribution in the NFL, Allen elected to leave after his junior season. Allen didn't record an interception in 2008 and leaves Georgia with only three over his career, despite starting 24 games. Allen appeared poised to establish himself as one of the better all-around young cornerbacks in the SEC by starting 11 games as a sophomore. He racked up 64 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, three interceptions and averaged 24.6 yards per kickoff return as an 11-game starter and much was expected of his junior season. A broken hand limited his effectiveness in 2008, and opposing offenses often elected to challenge the other side of the Georgia defense, leaving Allen with few opportunities to make plays. Allen has enough upside to warrant consideration in the early rounds, but the perception that he hasn't yet arrived could make him a second-day choice.

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Positives: Shorter than scouts would prefer, but has a good build. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Legitimate cover skills. ... Loose hips to turn and run with receivers. ... Accelerates smoothly. ... Cuts smoothly and generates burst to close quickly out of his cuts. ... Should be able to handle the nickel role early due to his agility. ... Secure open-field tackler who flashes some pop, considering his size. ... Natural kickoff returner. ... Sees the field well and can accelerate through the pack. ... Mentally tough. ... Responded to the challenge of playing on an island as a sophomore in the SEC and looked like he belonged immediately. ... Isn't a finished product.



Negatives: Lacks prototype height to play on the outside. ... Aggressive and will bite on the double-move. ... Lacks the elite recovery speed if beaten initially. ... Responds to the challenge of bigger receivers, but loses out too often on jump-balls. ... Has obvious athletic ability, but hasn't yet "arrived." ... Allows too many passes into his chest and will drop easy interceptions. ... Broken hand requires a Combine check.

Chadman
03-27-2009, 01:36 AM
ROUND 3

DT/DE DORELL SCOTT CLEMSON 6'4" 310lbs

Big man, big body & strong. He could add weight & become a NT, or drop 10lbs & become a DE in the Steelers 3-4. Steelers have an interest...

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Pros: Very good size...is a weight room warrior, very strong..makes a lot of tackles for an interior lineman..strong tackler who doesnt let go...shoots gaps well..can follow a guard's hip pocket to make plays...
Cons: Not the quickest dt out there..should be better at point of attack with his natural strength..is too streaky in pass rushing needs to be more consistent with that..seems to be a star at times and non existent at others...

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Overview
A preseason Outland Trophy candidate, Scott was a microcosm of the entire Clemson program, struggling amid heightened expectations to start the season before picking up his play later in the season. It is easy to see why expectations were high for Scott, considering he had averaged 50 tackles and four sacks as a sophomore and junior. As a senior, his numbers fell with his draft stock. But his frame and Clemson's reputation for churning out NFL-caliber defensive linemen, a mid-round selection remains a possibility if Scott can convince scouts in interviews that his disappointing 2008 campaign was more aberration than trend.

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Analysis
Positives: Prototypical frame for the position with room for an additional 10-15 pounds of bulk. ... Flashes impressive initial quickness off the snap for a player his size. ... Good balance and can redirect his charge to close when open lanes are presented. ... Quick hands to deflect the blocker's initial hand punch. ... Has some rush technique, including an impressive rip. ... Can get his hands up to create obstacles in the passing lane. ... Can close running lanes due to his size. ... When playing with leverage, has the leg drive to hold up at the point of attack and flashes the ability to split double-team blocks.



Negatives: Not consistently the sum of his parts. ... Inconsistent use of hands. ... Too often comes off the snap high and struggles with leverage. ... Can negate his own strength and get knocked off the ball. ... Doesn't use his height and hands often enough to deflect passes at the line of scrimmage. ... Requires an open lane to close and rarely makes plays on his own. ... Inconsistent effort. ... Seems to tire easily and may have to be used as part of a rotation to be effective. ... Struggled with a knee sprain as a senior.

Chadman
03-27-2009, 01:42 AM
ROUND 4.

C A.Q. SHIPLEY PENN STATE 6'1" 297lbs


Steelers have shown repeated interest in Shipley. Hartwig is in his last year of his contract. Good, stout player with short arms. Smart too.

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Overview
After playing on both lines as a redshirt freshman, recording two sacks in limited playing time at defensive tackle, Shipley manned the pivot for the Nittany Lions for every game the past three years. He earned the 2008 Rimington Trophy as the nation's best center after garnering first-team All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons. His leadership off the field and toughness on the field makes him the type of character player NFL teams look for. Had an arm span of 29 3/4 inches and a hand span of 8 1/2 inches at the combine.

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Analysis
Positives: Stout, tough and physical at the point, plays like the former nose guard he is. Strong anchor in pass protection, and does not get bull-rushed as he uses his wide base to maintain leverage. Battles everyone and anyone on the field, playing through the whistle. Good enough feet to combo (in either direction) then get to the linebacker or safety and angle him while engaged. Adept at shotgun. Gets hands up quickly after the snap. Gets off his man to pick up late blitzers using his feet and hands. Only adequate moving laterally on pulls, but is still able to wall off linebackers inside. Team leader. Makes accurate line adjustments.



Negatives: Lacks height, bulk and arm length. Projects to center only, probably in a zone-blocking system. Short arms prevent him from maintaining contact with tackles on the move, which lets his man shed or get past him. Initial punch is only adequate. Does not consistently sustain his blocks, especially against stronger tackles.


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Chadman
03-27-2009, 01:49 AM
ROUND 5a)


OT JASON WATKINS FLORIDA 6'6" 317lbs


Steelers have shown an interest. He falls into the Colbert 'value zone' for project OT's too. Steelers have compared him to Max Starks. Played TE at college- much like Jason Peters- the OT that Larry Zeirlein turned into a PRO BOWLER.

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Pros: Watkins is a tall, athletic, tackle with good feet and quick hands. He has the quickness to seal the edge, get out on screens, and get to the second level to block linebackers. He has a good punch and plays to the whistle often picking off a defender or two downfield. Can play ORT, OLT and has experience at TE
Cons: He is still quite raw both in terms of experience and his body. He started only 2 years and his lower body lacks the strength required in the NFL. In pass pro he needs to bend his knees more so he doesn't get caught lunging at defenders. He is much better in a run based offense that is taking it to the D, than in pass pro where he is reacting to what the defender does. He could also be better at hitting moving targets.

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Overview
A former tight end with two starts at the position in 2006, Watkins is one of the underrated tackle prospects in this draft. Watkins, who only played two years of high school football, was still recruited by many top programs. He established himself as one to watch as a junior, starting all 13 games at left tackle with the injury to Phil Trautwein. With Trautwein back at his customary left tackle position in 2008, Watkins was moved to the right side as a senior and didn't skip a beat. While still raw, scouts will be sure to consider Watkins' length, athleticism and versatility when looking for developmental left tackle prospects. Had an arm span of 34 3/8 inches and a hand span of 10 1/2 inches at the combine.

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Analysis
Positives: Tall, athletic left tackle build with long, well-built arms and quick feet. ... Can quickly position his body to cut off the back-side end, getting his hands on jersey numbers. ... Smooth runner getting into space on run plays or screens. ... Effective on block-downs, sealing the edge. ... Quickly gets to linebackers at the second level or downfield on crossing routes or outside runs. ... Good punch to stop defensive ends before they make a move. ... Will block two or three defenders as the play develops. ... Versatile with experience at left and right tackle, as well as tight end.



Negatives: Waist-bender, lacking sufficient knee bend in pass protection. ... Does not have great lower-body bulk. ... Needs to improve his footwork in pass protection as he tends to lunge, depending too much on his punch. ... Stiff in the upper body, better running straight ahead in space than adjusting to incoming defenders. ... Must improve effectiveness hitting moving targets.

Chadman
03-27-2009, 01:55 AM
ROUND 5b)


WR QUAN COSBY TEXAS 5'9" 196lbs

Super tough playmaking WR. Older than most- could be seen as a bad thing- but with age comes maturation. Chadman suspects he could be a positive influence over former Texas teammate Limas Sweed. Could contribute right away. Is an EXCELLENT blocker.

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Overview
The elder statesman for the Longhorns, Cosby's 26 years put him in almost a default leadership position. But leaders also need to produce on the field, and Cosby has done that. An all-purpose threat in the previous two seasons, he excelled as a go-to guy for QB Colt McCoy in 2008, garnering honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after making 92 catches for 1,123 yards and 10 scores.



Cosby played four years of minor league baseball (receiving an $825,000 signing bonus from the Angels) before finally matriculating to Texas. His penchant for the big play - including the game winner against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl - could force teams to consider him in the late rounds even if he is older and smaller than they'd prefer. Had an arm span of 30 1/4 inches and a hand span of 9 1/4 inches at the combine.

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Analysis
Positives: Short, but has a compact, athletic build. Good quickness off the snap to avoid press coverage. At least adequate straight-line speed. Savvy route-runner who varies his speed and can sneak behind the defense deep. Can drop his hips and shows good burst out of his break to generate separation. Secure hands. Looks the ball into his hands and secures it quickly. Best attribute might be his body control. Times his leaps extraordinarily well to reach the ball at its highest level and can lay out to make the spectacular grab. Fierce competitor who makes plays on the ball despite being out-sized. Averaged 23.7 yards per kickoff return and 11.7 per punt return, with one score on each, over his career. Good character and mature; a husband and father.



Negatives: Measured in considerably smaller than expected at the Senior Bowl. Lacks the height scouts prefer on the outside and may struggle with the adjustment inside, where his body control and leaping ability is minimized. Older than most NFL rookies (26) due to his time playing minor league baseball. May lack the straight-line speed to challenge deep in the NFL.


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Chadman
03-27-2009, 02:03 AM
ROUND 6.


NT ROY MILLER TEXAS 6'1" 319lbs

The Steelers need depth & youth along the line. Miller has added weight since the combine, is strong & stout against the run. Another Texas Longhorn (3rd most drafted school by Colbert) & a player who can learn under big Casey Hampton.

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Overview
Often overshadowed by Texas' multitude of other standouts, Miller was key to the Longhorns' success over the past four seasons. He lacks the eye-popping size and speed numbers NFL scouts look for, though his production is sure to attract attention. A veteran of 49 games with the Longhorns, Miller leaves with 138 career tackles, 25 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks including 49-11-5.5 as a senior in earning first-team All-Big 12 honors as voted by the conference coaches. The defensive MVP in Texas' victory over Ohio State in the 2009 Fiesta Bowl (2.5 tackles, one TFL, one sack) also had a strong performance during the East-West Shrine Game and is a candidate to move up draft boards.

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Analysis
Positives: Short, squatty frame. ... Good lower-leg drive and use of leverage to hold up as a nose guard. ... Can anchor against the double-team and create a pile. ... Flashes some initial and lateral quickness as a pass rusher. ... Quick hands and impressive upper-body strength to disengage from blocks and make tackles at the point of attack. ... Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter. ... High-effort player who will pursue down the line. ... Physical player who has value as a short-yardage fullback or wedge-buster on special teams. ... Helped himself with solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game.



Negatives: Limited athlete who lacks the size and agility to offer much more than what he's asked as a run-plugging nose guard. ... Needs an open lane to close and has only short-area quickness. ... Offers very little in terms of a traditional pass rush. ... Creates penetration behind the line of scrimmage due to his stout frame, but most of his plays are made based on hustle.

Chadman
03-27-2009, 02:08 AM
ROUND 7a)

LB MORTTY IVY WEST VIRGINIA 6'2" 240lbs


The Steelers have gone 1 year under Colbert without a LB being drafted. They won't make it two years.


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Overview
After biding his time behind very good West Virginia linebackers and recovering from a torn ACL suffered in 2006 spring practice, Ivy stood out as a two-year starter. The 2008 first-team All-Big East selection made 179 tackles, 18 for loss, and four interceptions over the past two seasons. His strength near the line of scrimmage and ability in coverage make him a strong-side linebacker prospect.

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Analysis
Positives: Wide strong-side linebacker with well-developed overall build. ... Holds up strong on the edge against tight ends and tackles, using his length to maintain distance or strength to rip off of blocks. ... Able to disengage to wrap up ballcarriers near the line. ... Very solid wrap-up tackler in space. ... Cleans up plays started by teammates because he swarms to the ball. ... Drops well into the intermediate zone, can get a hand on the ball. ... Comes hard on the blitz and will make the play more often than not. ... Moves quickly to handle running backs and tight ends in the flat. ... Stays in his lane and hustles on special teams.



Negatives: May end up moving inside in the NFL or being limited to the nine-technique when facing running situations. ... Lacks great lateral movement and will whiff on tackles in space because he lacks fluidity and hip flexibility. ... Best when able to see the play in front of him. ... Inconsistent winning hand play at the line and in space. ... Will make the interception, but has been known to drop balls thrown to his hands. ... Missed time in 2006 with a torn ACL.

Chadman
03-27-2009, 02:14 AM
ROUND 7b)


DE PANNEL EGBOH STANFORD 6'6" 275lbs


The Steelers still need youth on the DL, Egboh has excellent size. Could be the next Brett Keisel.


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Pros: Aggressive playmaker who can get into the opponents backfield and wreak havoc. Has the long arms and frame that can be effective rushing the passer. Very athletic for a man his size, quick and fluid.
Cons: Needs to improve his technique. Can disappear at times.


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Overview
After only one season of high school football, Egboh was originally recruited to play defensive end in the 3-4 alignment, and he has the length and strength to transition back to this scheme at the next level. With the Cardinal switching to a 4-3 alignment in 2007, Egboh posted career highs in tackles for loss (13.5) and sacks (six) and appeared destined for greater things as a senior. Lacking the burst off the snap to leave offensive tackles off-balance, Egboh struggled as a senior, turning in a disappointing 3.5 tackles for loss and only 1.5 sacks. Without the speed to generate a consistent pass rush, Egboh could fall on draft day. His size and experience could be better utilized if drafted into a 3-4 scheme. In this alignment, Egboh could surprise and develop into a quality contributor early in his NFL career.

Analysis
Positives: Legitimate NFL frame. ... Well-built athlete with the frame to add an additional 10-15 pounds without significant loss of quickness. ... At least adequate initial quickness off the snap. ... Uses his long arms well to fend off the blockers and disengage. ... Good key-and-diagnose skills. ... Team defender who understands his responsibility and fights to keep contain. ... Reads the action and has the flexibility to break down in space and make the tackle at the line of scrimmage. ... Good strength. ... Plays with good leverage despite his height and can push the tackle into the quarterback's passing lane. ... Athletic enough to occasionally be used on the zone blitz. ... Four-year starter.



Negatives: Bit of a "tweener." Lacks speed off the edge. Lacks the bulk to be moved inside to defensive tackle. ... Might be best served as a 3-4 defensive end due to his strength in keeping contain and providing an occasional pass rush. ... Good enough athlete to operate in the zone blitz, but lacks the straight-line speed or hip flexibility to make a seamless transition to outside linebacker full-time. ... Broken leg, which ended his 2005 season, must be checked.

Chadman
03-30-2009, 01:27 AM
OK- Here's a Steelers mock based on the list of players the Steelers have spoken to/interviewed/attended pro days of etc...


ROUND 1.

DE JARRON GILBERT SAN JOSE ST 6'5" 289lbs

He's rapidly rising up the charts & could even go higher than #32. Still, if he's there..

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Pros: Proto-typical size with long wingspan..Very quick and athletic for a man his size...Shows good strength and explosion off the line evidenced by his great penetration..Semms to be getting better with every season and down of football he plays..Defintely a player on the rise..Can play dt in the 4-3 but looks to be a top 3/4 DE candidate in the '09 draft
Cons: Lots of questions about the level of competition he played against..Has had problems getting off blocks..Has had consistency issues....When he settles in at de is going to work on technique and develope more productive pass rushing skills..

ROUND 2.


OG ANDY LEVITRE OREGON STATE 6'3" 306lbs

Steelers have shown interest again- could be the best all-around OG on the board.

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Pros: Big guy with some girth. Has a lot of experience and against some of the better players in college. Uses his hands properly and gets a nice initial surger in run blocking. Good work ethic and will lead by example. Very smart and plays with a mean streak. Versatile as he has played every position on the line except center and has lots of strength and above average awareness.
Cons: Needs to work on his initial punch as it is average at best. Not very athletic. Has to learn a new permanent position as he has played tackle primarily all throughout college. Big knock wil be the length of his arms. Will need to refine his techinique as his balance and ability to work in the open field will need some work.


ROUND 3.

NT DORELL SCOTT CLEMSON 6'4" 310lbs

Chadman was tempted to say Sammy Lee Hill here, but given Kevin Colbert's aversion to drafting guys from 'smaller' schools, and with Gilbert being the #1 pick, Scott from Clemson is far safer.

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Pros: Very good size...is a weight room warrior, very strong..makes a lot of tackles for an interior lineman..strong tackler who doesnt let go...shoots gaps well..can follow a guard's hip pocket to make plays...
Cons: Not the quickest dt out there..should be better at point of attack with his natural strength..is too streaky in pass rushing needs to be more consistent with that..seems to be a star at times and non existent at others...


ROUND 4.

C A.Q. SHIPLEY PENN STATE 6'1" 304lbs

The Steelers have been linked to him twice, and have been to the pro days of Alex Mack, Eric Wood & Shipley. They are obviously targetting C in this draft.

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Strengths
Strong, quick with a burning desire to improve and has a bit of a mean streak. All the: "street fighter," "short-area mauler" sobriquets apply to some extent he pumped out 33 reps at 225 during the Combine, but also had a 31" Vertical, 7.46-3 cone as well as a 4.4 in the short shuttle.

He is a better athlete than he looks, he finds and hits 2nd level defenders, he's tenacious, has good feet and is very reliable as a shotgun and conventional snapper.
Weaknesses
Had an arm span of 29 3/4 inches and a hand span of 8 1/2 inches at the combine, he can allow DTs to get into him and drive him back.
Projection
On the 3rd/4th round bubble due to short arms and lack of versatlility. Shipley projects to center and likely to a team that uses zone blocking, still I see a guy who gets it and reminds me of Jeff Saturday, I think he'll be an 8-10 year pro starting 7-9 seasons.


ROUND 5a)

CB TONY CARTER FLORIDA STATE 5'9" 179lbs

Steelers have shown interest in him. Big playmaker from Colbert's 'favourite' school (Steelers have taken 5 players from FSU in Colbert's reign- equalled only by Georgia- the most for the Steelers in Colbert's time).

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Strengths
Tony is a surprisingly good run defender and plays much bigger than 179 pounds. Nice hands. Nice anticipation on the ball. One of the toughest players for his size at his position in this draft. Very fine run supporter, and can cover anybody's pro #3 on down. Excellent footwork and position technique. Seems to gamble at the right times. Productive interceptor. Makes up for stature issues with a 39" vertical.
Weaknesses
There will always be concerns about his ability to cover tall #1s and #2s at the next level. As a result, he will not likely be drafted very high, nor will he ever likely start at the next level, except for unusual spot duty.

5b)

WR MIKE THOMAS ARIZONA 5'8" 193lbs

Steelers have had a peek at Thomas- a fast, sure handed slot guy.

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Strengths
Quick and gets in and out of his cuts to gain separation. Good speed. Sure hands. Doesn't mind going up against the other teams best CB and rises to the challenge. Excellent punt return skills.
Weaknesses
Small in stature. Limited to only being a slot receiver more than likely. Lacks elite speed which smaller WRs usually need, but has good accleration.


ROUND 6)


OT AUGUSTUS PARRISH KENT STATE 6'5" 305lbs

Steelers will need depth at OT. Parrish has great size & the Steelers had a good look at him at the combine.

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Pros: Big and physical with good upper and lower body strength. Works hard and has a real good motor. Very intelligent with good technique. Has good base with good leverage and good athleticism for a guy his size.
Cons: A little slow and didnt really face top level competition. Needs to refine his game. Doesnt pull all that well and his footwork needs some improvement. Tends to get beaten by secondary moves. Needs to improve his confidence level as well.


ROUND 7a)


DE WILL JOHNSON MICHIGAN 6'5" 289lbs

Another DE almost exactly the same size as #1 pick Gilbert. Needs a lot of coaching, but very smart player. Another Brett Keisel?

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Overview
Will really made an impression at the Michigan Pro Day on 3-13-09 running 5.07/5.10 in the 40, with a 27.5" vertical, a 9'4" broad jump, a 4.61 short shuttle, a 7.51 three-cone drill and a 2009 NFL Draft record for all positions: 47 bench press reps.
Strengths
Didn't exactly star at Michigan, but he did open a lot eyes with his postseason workouts. He is very strong DT, and has great size. Smart player, Academic All Big 10 all five years he was in Ann Arbor. Takes good angles and is a fundamentally sound tackler.
Weaknesses
Had limited starting experience and production while at Michigan. Stands straight up on the line sometimes and becomes very easy to block. Does not possess and great moves to rid himself of the offensive linemen.
Projection
A workout warrior who is a very smart and coachable player. But more often than not these workout warriors bust in the NFl. A risky but potentially rewarding pick late on the second day.

7b)

RB FRANK SUMMERS UNLV 5'10" 240lbs

A wrecking ball RB that could be an instant hit at short yardage.

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Overview
2 year starter who transferred from CAL and JC.
Strengths
Big load of a RB. Has soft hands and can catch the ball out of the backfield. Can move a pile.
Weaknesses
Will have to watch his weight and make sure he keeps up his conditioning. Struggles to find and engage in his blocks. Must show he can transition to FB. Will be 24 by the start of the 09 season.
Projection
Had an outstanding pro day where he ran a 4.55, 30 reps @225,34.5 vertical jump, 9'5" broad jump. Better than most RBs at the Combine.

MeetJoeGreene
03-30-2009, 07:57 AM
Those are some excellent mocks Chadman!!

Oviedo
03-30-2009, 09:38 AM
Chadman,

You are to be commended for the amount of effort you have put into this.

The only picks I really don't hate in both your drafts are your undersized CB. Carter from FSU gets burned all the time. He won't be able to cover at the next level.

I would also take Urbik over Levitre but both will be solid IMO.

Always a joy to read your postings this time of year. :Bow

Chadman
03-30-2009, 09:45 AM
Those are some excellent mocks Chadman!!

Thanks MJG- Chadman does his best for you- the people. :Boobs

Chadman
03-30-2009, 09:47 AM
Chadman,

You are to be commended for the amount of effort you have put into this.

The only picks I really don't hate in both your drafts are your undersized CB. Carter from FSU gets burned all the time. He won't be able to cover at the next level.

I would also take Urbik over Levitre but both will be solid IMO.

Always a joy to read your postings this time of year. :Bow

Thanks O. Chadman's last mock was purely on guys that the Steelers are reported to have made contact with- so no Urbik.

With Carter- Chadman admits he doesn't know much, but he does fit the Colbert system & if you look at the video link on the link Chadman supplies below, Carter looks to have some tools...

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... Carter.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/cb/Tony-Carter.php)

Oviedo
03-30-2009, 10:06 AM
Chadman,

You are to be commended for the amount of effort you have put into this.

The only picks I really don't hate in both your drafts are your undersized CB. Carter from FSU gets burned all the time. He won't be able to cover at the next level.

I would also take Urbik over Levitre but both will be solid IMO.

Always a joy to read your postings this time of year. :Bow

Thanks O. Chadman's last mock was purely on guys that the Steelers are reported to have made contact with- so no Urbik.

With Carter- Chadman admits he doesn't know much, but he does fit the Colbert system & if you look at the video link on the link Chadman supplies below, Carter looks to have some tools...

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingr ... Carter.php (http://www.draftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/cb/Tony-Carter.php)

Don't forget my favorite Joe Burnett, CB, UCF. He will visit the Steelers on April 1st and while also 5'9" he offers huge upside as a returner over the other two you have identifed.

From SCI:


SUNDAY, MARCH 29

8 a.m.: Just a couple of quick notes as I ready for takeoff from my brother's place here in Connecticut: 1.) The visit -- not a workout -- at the South Side with Jarron Gilbert is set for April 16; 2.) Eric Wood told Chris Steuber that Steelers GM Kevin Colbert expressed much interest in Wood during and after the Louisville Pro Day; 3.) The Steelers, according to another web site, have scheduled visits with guards Tyronne Green and Andy Levitre, both third or fourth-rounders; 4.) And the Steelers last week went to Central Florida to workout CB Joe Burnett, who will be visiting

Chadman
04-19-2009, 10:41 AM
Because Chadman is in the midst of an election campaign (yes- it's true- not a joke- Chadman is running for local council..) he has not had the chance to update this thread for a while. With a few extra minutes on his hand, here is the revised 1st round mock...

1. DETROIT LIONS

QB MATT STAFFORD GEORGIA
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/mattstafford.jpg

When your team goes 0-16, you need to start from the top. They will take a QB- bank on it.

2. ST LOUIS RAMS

OT JASON SMITH BAYLOR
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/JasonSmith.jpg

Best player that fits a need. If they hadn't released Pace, they'd pick a WR here.

3. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

DT B.J. RAJI BOSTON COLLEGE
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/BJRaji.jpg

There is some theory they will go LB here- remember this- they are now New England Part 2- and the Patriots have 1st round talent across the DL. They know how to get a 3-4 working. They'll get the NT they need.


4. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

OT EUGENE MONROE VIRGINIA
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/EugeneMonroe.jpg

If they hadn't signed Houshmanzadeh, they'd pick Crabtree.


5. CLEVELAND BROWNS

LB AARON CURRY WAKE FOREST
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/AaronCurry.jpg

The Browns might trade out of this pick, but if not- they will take the best player available. Crabtree is a possibility if they trade Edwards.


6. CINCINNATI BENGALS

OT ANDRE SMITH ALABAMA
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/AndreSmith.jpg

They could take Crabtree too, or a pass rusher, but they need to improve on the OL & Smith, despite his Combine stupidity, is the best available.


7. OAKLAND RAIDERS

WR MICHAEL CRABTREE TEXAS TECH
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/MCrabtree.jpg

The Raiders could surprise everyone & reach for a punter, or they could pick the best WR in the draft.


8. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS- TRADE TO DENVER BRONCOS FOR #12 & #18

DENVER BRONCOS

QB MARK SANCHEZ USC
http://socalsportshub.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/mark-sanchez-6.jpg

Pretty sure the Broncos will want Sanchez, just a matter of where they need to trade up to in order to get him. Chadman thinks #8 might be 'the spot'.

9. GREEN BAY PACKERS

OLB EVERETTE BROWN FLORIDA STATE
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/everettbrown.jpg

They could look at OHER here, but instead take the top rated rush OLB for a 3-4.


10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

DE TYSON JACKSON LSU
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/TysonJackson.jpg

They'd love Sanchez, but he'll likely be gone. They need a NT, but it's too early for Brace. So Tyson Jackson fits the 3-4 DE role perfectly. Combined with Balmer from last season, the 49ers future at DE looks good.

11. BUFFALO BILLS

OT MICHAEL OHER OLE MISS
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/4/MichaelOher.jpg

Because of the Jason Peters trade, and because 3 OT's are already gone, the Bills take OHER here to fill the need.

12. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS via DENVER

WR JEREMY MACLIN MISSOURI
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/jeremymaclin.jpg

Desperatly need help at WR.

13. WASHINGTON REDSKINS

DE BRIAN ORAKPO TEXAS
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/BrianOrkapo.jpg

Too stiff to play OLB, but fits a need as a pass rushing DE here.

14. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

CB MALCOLM JENKINS OHIO ST
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/4/MalcolmJenkins.jpg

Some expect a RB here, but the Saints have committed to running Pierre Thomas more during the off season, and their defence stinks.

15. HOUSTON TEXANS

OLB CLAY MATTHEWS USC
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/ClayMatthews.jpg

Fast rising player that fits a need here.

16. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

ILB REY MAUALUGA USC
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/4/ReyMaualuga.jpg

Chargers need LB help & Maualuga is the best on the board at this point.

17. NEW YORK JETS

QB JOSH FREEMAN KANSAS ST
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/JoshFreeman.jpg

They need a QB to replace Favre, and Ryan isn't afraid to use a rookie.

18. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS via DENVER

OT EBEN BRITTON ARIZONA
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/EbenBritton.jpg

They need a LT to protect Garrard.

19. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

DE MICHAEL JOHNSON GEORGIA TECH
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/michaeljohnson.jpg

Another fast rising player that is very impressive physically.

20. DETROIT LIONS

DT PERIA JERRY MISSISSIPPI
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/PeriaJerry.jpg

They need OT help too, but with the top 5 OT's off the board, they fill the gap at DT.

21. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

RB KNOWSHON MORENO
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/KnowshonMoreno.jpg

With the need for an OT gone with the Peters trade, the Eagles will get the best RB on the board.

22. MINNESOTA VIKINGS

WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY MARYLAND
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/dariusheyward.jpg

Could easily be the team most likely to grab Alex Mack, but with strong options at CENTER in Round 2, the Vikings pick another need here.

23. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

LB JAMES LAURINAITIS OHIO ST
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/JamesLaurinaitis.jpg

What's the one thing the Patriots do well? They draft smart guys that fit their system.

24. ATLANTA FALCONS

TE BRANDON PETTIGREW OKLAHOMA ST
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/BrandonPettigrew.jpg

The Falcons will give Ryan as many weapons as they can.

25. MIAMI DOLPHINS

CB DARIUS BUTLER CONNECTICUT
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/DariusButler.jpg

Smart, heady Bill Parcell's type player.

26. BALTIMORE RAVENS

CB VONTAE DAVIS ILLINOIS
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/VontaeDavis.jpg

With the top WR's gone, they'll strengthen the CB position.

27. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

DT EVANDER "ZIGGY" HOOD MISSOURI
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/EvanderHood.jpg

Good fit for their defence. DT is a need.

28. BUFFALO BILLS via PHILADELPHIA

OC ALEX MACK CALIFORNIA
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/AlexMack.jpg

Fills a big need. As one, most board posters throw shoes at TV.

29. NEW YORK GIANTS- TRADE to CLEVELAND BROWNS for BRAYLON EDWARDS

CLEVELAND BROWNS

OLB BRIAN CUSHING USC
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/BrianCushing.jpg

Browns will need some pass rushers.

30. TENNESSEE TITANS

DT RON BRACE BOSTON COLLEGE
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/ronbrace.jpg

Lost Haynesworth & need someone to fill running holes.

31. ARIZONA CARDINALS

RB CHRIS "BEANIE" WELLS OHIO ST
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/ChrisWells.jpg

With zero running game the Cards made the SB. What will happen with a running game?

32. PITTSBURGH STEELERS

FS LOUIS DELMAS WESTERN MICHIGAN
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/LouisDelmas.jpg

Big time playmaker. Proven career record. Visited the Steelers. Ryan Clark is 30 & entering the last year of his contract- the Steelers tend to look 2 years in advance for the rookies. Delmas is the 'Best Player in His Respective Position'- a la Heath Miller, Santonio Holmes etc.

Chadman
04-19-2009, 11:06 AM
THE REST OF THE STEELERS DRAFT:

ROUND 2-

OG HERMAN JOHNSON LSU
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/HermanJohnson.jpg

Visited the Steelers offices. Massive man that can open holes. Tomlin coached at the Vikings with teams that had massive OL players.

ROUND 3-


NT DORELL SCOTT CLEMSON
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/dorellscott.jpg

The future at NT. Could contribute in a rotation on Day 1.

ROUND 4-


OT JASON WATKINS FLORIDA
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/JasonWatkins.jpg

The Steelers are unlikely to not address the OT position. Watkins reportedly reminds them of Max Starks.


ROUND 5a)-

CB DON CAREY NORFOLK STATE
http://media.scout.com/media/image/65/657395.jpg

Good size/speed ratio that the Steelers look for. A bit of a playmaker & good character guy.


ROUND 5b)-

OC/OG C.J. DAVIS PITTSBURGH
http://www.tsxdata.com/NFL/mugs/58104.jpg

Tough guy that has high character & motor. Steelers have shown some interest.


ROUND 6)-

DE RaSHON HARRIS OREGON
http://www.nflfans.com/x/gallery/files/draft/RaShonHarris.jpg

Big, strong guy that has played in a good program. Steelers need DL help.


ROUND 7a)-

RB/FB FRANK SUMMERS UNLV
http://media.lvrj.com/images/2112242.jpg

Steelers have paid a lot of attention to him. Short yardage guy for sure.


ROUND 7b)-

WR JASON CHERY LOUISIANNA LAFEYETTE
http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/60/603733.jpg

Kick & punt returner that can catch.