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SteelCzar76
03-13-2007, 04:34 PM
1) Raiders: Jamarcus Russell
This is a no brainer,....they don't have a Qb. Russell is a specimen and an instant upgrade for their offense.
2) Lions: Brady Quinn
There's much talk of Thomas here. But once again,....you don't pass on franchise QB's when you don't have one.
3) Browns: Adrian Peterson
Sure they signed Lewis,....but Peterson is the future. (And you can never have too much quality in regards to a running game)
4) Bucs: Calvin Johnson
C'mon do i even need to explain ?
5) Cardinals: Joe Thomas
Cards get their 'guy'.
6) Redskins: Gaines Adams
7) Vikings: Chris Houston
The only impact corner in a very mediocre class.
8) Texans: Laron Landry
Texans need help at Safety,...and Laron is hands down the best of his class.(not to mention one of the best players available in the entire draft)
9) Dolphins: Alan Branch
10) Falcons: Amobi Okoye
Reunited with college coach Bobby Petrino.
11) 49ers: Adam Carriker
Gives Nolan's Defense the impact and flexibilty that he needs up front.
12) Bills: Marshawn Lynch
Fills the void left by McGahee
13) Rams: Patrick Willis
Best linebacker of his class.
14) Panthers: Greg Olsen
Can't argue their need for a recieving TE. And Olsen has good size, exceptional speed and could catch a cold in the Mojave desert.
15) STEELERS: Jamaal Anderson DE/DT
Is an absolute beast that projects to be similar to Julius Peppers. Should have been gone much sooner,...but we get lucky. For those crying "pass rush",......you got it.
16) Packers: Tedd Ginn
17) Jaguars: Reggie Nelson
18) Bengals: Leon Hall
19) Titans: Dwayne Jarrett
20) Giants: Levi Brown
21) Broncos: Jarvis Moss
22) Cowboys: Michael Griffin
23) Chiefs: Dwayne Bowe
24) Patriots: Darelle Revis
25) Jets: Anthony Spencer
26) Eagles: Paul Posluzny
27) Saints: Aaron Ross
28) Patriots: Eric Weddle
29) Ravens: Justin Blalock
30) Chargers: Anthony Gonzalez
31) Bears: Jon Beason
32) Colts: Lawrence Timmons

Jeremy
03-13-2007, 06:41 PM
Posluzny to the Eagles seems an awful lot like sacrilege.

SteelCzar76
03-13-2007, 07:06 PM
Posluzny to the Eagles seems an awful lot like sacrilege.


Hey,....at least he gets to stay in P.A. LOL

SteelCityMan786
03-13-2007, 07:22 PM
Hey,....at least he gets to stay in P.A. LOL

the wrong side of PA.

boLT fan
03-13-2007, 07:47 PM
I still don't think the Raiders are going to take a QB. I've never heard anything out of the Raiders saying they are even considering it, i've only heard it from the media so I still don't buy it.

Good draft, though.

SteelCzar76
03-13-2007, 08:01 PM
I still don't think the Raiders are going to take a QB. I've never heard anything out of the Raiders saying they are even considering it, i've only heard it from the media so I still don't buy it.

Good draft, though.


I feel you Bolt. But i just don't see how the Raiders could actually afford to pass on a QB ? Bearing in mind the fact that they have absoloutely no quality at the position.
Though one might argue that they deal Moss, draft Calvin Johnson and turn around and pick up Drew Stanton in the 2nd ? But then that would shake my Mock to the foundation.:banging: LOL
Whatever the case it's too late now,......like i said,....i'm sticking to it. :sofunny:

Jeremy
03-14-2007, 10:22 AM
Al Davis loves the vertical passing game. It's hard to say that he'll pass on a kid with a cannon for an arm even if there are concerns about his maturity. Lane Kiffin has dealt with those kinds of players before and I'm sure he's not all that concerned.

Livinginthe past
03-14-2007, 06:37 PM
Picks 1 through to 5 seem nailed on - well, as nailed on as you get trying to predict the draft.

I think its possible to predict what teams would 'like' to if the most likely scenario was to arise (like you have done) but everytime a team picks someone unexpected it throws the whole thing right up in the air.

Having said all that, i'll have another go (and hopefully avoid humiliation) at a mock draft again this year.

Posluzny to the Eagles is a nice pick- they are desperate for run defenders - then again they've always had great depth in their DB's - and they have just lost a couple to free agency.

I like the DB pick for the Patriots - it would seem like the last area of real need (apart from run stuffing LBers who may be drafted later).

Although im happy to see the Patriots go DB again I havent heard much about this Weddle, having just read a bit about him 1st round seems like a stretch - safety seems a relatively deep skill this year.

SteelCzar76
03-14-2007, 07:43 PM
Picks 1 through to 5 seem nailed on - well, as nailed on as you get trying to predict the draft.

I think its possible to predict what teams would 'like' to if the most likely scenario was to arise (like you have done) but everytime a team picks someone unexpected it throws the whole thing right up in the air.

Having said all that, i'll have another go (and hopefully avoid humiliation) at a mock draft again this year.

Posluzny to the Eagles is a nice pick- they are desperate for run defenders - then again they've always had great depth in their DB's - and they have just lost a couple to free agency.

I like the DB pick for the Patriots - it would seem like the last area of real need (apart from run stuffing LBers who may be drafted later).

Although im happy to see the Patriots go DB again I havent heard much about this Weddle, having just read a bit about him 1st round seems like a stretch - safety seems a relatively deep skill this year.


I have you guys going with Revis because of the contract situation with Assante Samuel. I also have you guys taking Eric Weddle at Safety because let's face it,......Harrison is a stud,....but he may be on the downside of his career. (Along with the fact that you guys seemed to have filled your needs at WR and LB via free agency.)
Weddle is not a physical specimen,... but to me he has Patriot written all over him. He was extremely productive at Utah. He's a fundamentally sound, disciplined, hard worker with great range,... and is always 'around the ball'.
He's not flashy,.. but he's a playmaker. The knock on him was his speed (or lack thereof) but he turned in a 4.4 at the combine.
You could go with a 'physical' stud like Sabby Piscitelli,.....but Weddle just seems like a better fit. Simply put,....the kid is a 'Football player' IMO.

tony hipchest
03-14-2007, 07:57 PM
the pats 1st 2 picks could move them up to right where laron landry is slotted to go.

SteelCzar76
03-14-2007, 08:03 PM
the pats 1st 2 picks could move them up to right where laron landry is slotted to go.




You would say that about the player i would like to see as a Steeler the most. LOL (Though i'm almost certain we would'nt go with a Safety) Don't even speak it into existence Tone !:dang: LOL

tony hipchest
03-14-2007, 08:13 PM
You would say that about the player i would like to see as a Steeler the most. LOL (Though i'm almost certain we would'nt go with a Safety) Don't even speak it into existence Tone !:dang: LOLlol. just saying what the word on the street may be.

this is the last year the pats have complete salary cap freedom and dont have to draft for immediate need. their most pressing need will be a safety, due to harrison being brittle.

of course needs after this year are rb, dl, cb, s, wr, lb. it looks like they are playing it on the splashier side and have the luxury to take the best player avaliable that they want.

SteelCzar76
03-14-2007, 08:22 PM
lol. just saying what the word on the street may be.

this is the last year the pats have complete salary cap freedom and dont have to draft for immediate need. their most pressing need will be a safety, due to harrison being brittle.

of course needs after this year are rb, dl, cb, s, wr, lb. it looks like they are playing it on the splashier side and have the luxury to take the best player avaliable that they want.



"The streets is not only watchin,...but they talking now ? "Got me circling the block before i park it now !" LMAO

Real talk though Tone,....that's a very good call. The Patsies trading up for Laron would be an excellent move on their part. Not to mention they wouldn't have to pay two 1st rounders.

tony hipchest
03-14-2007, 08:45 PM
"The streets is not only watchin,...but they talking now ? "Got me circling the block before i park it now !" LMAO :chuckle:

Real talk though Tone,....that's a very good call. The Patsies trading up for Laron would be an excellent move on their part. Not to mention they wouldn't have to pay two 1st rounders.yep. jay-z said it best.

plus a safety at the 9 spot is gonna be cheaper to sign than say a wr, de or cb (all of which they need after 07 and 08)

you gotta think that while the prices differ a great deal, harrison is much more important than asanti samuel in that defense.

SteelCzar76
03-14-2007, 08:58 PM
yep. jay-z said it best.

plus a safety at the 9 spot is gonna be cheaper to sign than say a wr, de or cb (all of which they need after 07 and 08)

you gotta think that while the prices differ a great deal, harrison is much more important than asanti samuel in that defense.



Once again,....good points. And to me it seems as if they're 'loading up' for one 'last good run' at the Title this coming season. And Laron in their secondary WITH Harrison (before he gets injured again. LOL) and Adalius Thomas on the field at the same time is absolutely ridiculous.
That would make for a helluva 'dog fight' in the AFC Championship Game !:helmet: (Note my shameless confidence)

tony hipchest
03-14-2007, 09:10 PM
another logical team to try and move into the top 10 is denver who really wants a de. its in their character, and they would be happier than a pig in shit if they coud swap with washington (who desperately needs picks) and land g. adams

SteelCzar76
03-14-2007, 09:31 PM
another logical team to try and move into the top 10 is denver who really wants a de. its in their character, and they would be happier than a pig in shit if they coud swap with washington (who desperately needs picks) and land g. adams


I could see that as well. But i think the Skins keep the spot and make the 'sexy' pick with Adams. Their D-line is horrible and their possible second choice Alan Branch will be long gone by the Broncos spot. (And they don't traditionally go with the undersized DE's like Jarvis Moss or Quentin Moses)
But you never know,....anything can happen on Draft day. (As we see almost every year.)

GBMelBlount
03-14-2007, 11:02 PM
1) Raiders: Jamarcus Russell
This is a no brainer,....they don't have a Qb. Russell is a specimen and an instant upgrade for their offense.
2) Lions: Brady Quinn
There's much talk of Thomas here. But once again,....you don't pass on franchise QB's when you don't have one.
3) Browns: Adrian Peterson
Sure they signed Lewis,....but Peterson is the future. (And you can never have too much quality in regards to a running game)
4) Bucs: Calvin Johnson
C'mon do i even need to explain ?
5) Cardinals: Joe Thomas
Cards get their 'guy'.
6) Redskins: Gaines Adams
7) Vikings: Chris Houston
The only impact corner in a very mediocre class.
8) Texans: Laron Landry
Texans need help at Safety,...and Laron is hands down the best of his class.(not to mention one of the best players available in the entire draft)
9) Dolphins: Alan Branch
10) Falcons: Amobi Okoye
Reunited with college coach Bobby Petrino.
11) 49ers: Adam Carriker
Gives Nolan's Defense the impact and flexibilty that he needs up front.
12) Bills: Marshawn Lynch
Fills the void left by McGahee
13) Rams: Patrick Willis
Best linebacker of his class.
14) Panthers: Greg Olsen
Can't argue their need for a recieving TE. And Olsen has good size, exceptional speed and could catch a cold in the Mojave desert.
15) STEELERS: Jamaal Anderson DE/DT
Is an absolute beast that projects to be similar to Julius Peppers. Should have been gone much sooner,...but we get lucky. For those crying "pass rush",......you got it.
16) Packers: Tedd Ginn
17) Jaguars: Reggie Nelson
18) Bengals: Leon Hall
19) Titans: Dwayne Jarrett
20) Giants: Levi Brown
21) Broncos: Jarvis Moss
22) Cowboys: Michael Griffin
23) Chiefs: Dwayne Bowe
24) Patriots: Darelle Revis
25) Jets: Anthony Spencer
26) Eagles: Paul Posluzny
27) Saints: Aaron Ross
28) Patriots: Eric Weddle
29) Ravens: Justin Blalock
30) Chargers: Anthony Gonzalez
31) Bears: Jon Beason
32) Colts: Lawrence Timmons

If Anderson is a beast, do you see a possible beast "squared" that may be worth trading up for? We've traded up twice in the last few years... Troy, etc., with good results. Troy is a gamemaker. Any ideas?

verks36
03-14-2007, 11:12 PM
am i a retard or did i hear ted ginn was staying in colllege

SteelCzar76
03-14-2007, 11:41 PM
If Anderson is a beast, do you see a possible beast "squared" that may be worth trading up for? We've traded up twice in the last few years... Troy, etc., with good results. Troy is a gamemaker. Any ideas?



That would be WR Calvin Johnson. (Probably the closest thing to a 'sure bet' in years) But i don't think Colbert and Co have the 'stones' and or 'vision' for that move.

tony hipchest
03-15-2007, 12:14 AM
That would be WR Calvin Johnson. (Probably the closest thing to a 'sure bet' in years) But i don't think Colbert and Co have the 'stones' and or 'vision' for that move.hell, we could position ourselves to trade ward and faneca for c. johnson and j. thomas (and not cost that much more in picks or future cash) but not only would the steelers balk, the fans would downright riot. :hunch:

Livinginthe past
03-15-2007, 01:09 AM
I have you guys going with Revis because of the contract situation with Assante Samuel. I also have you guys taking Eric Weddle at Safety because let's face it,......Harrison is a stud,....but he may be on the downside of his career. (Along with the fact that you guys seemed to have filled your needs at WR and LB via free agency.)
Weddle is not a physical specimen,... but to me he has Patriot written all over him. He was extremely productive at Utah. He's a fundamentally sound, disciplined, hard worker with great range,... and is always 'around the ball'.
He's not flashy,.. but he's a playmaker. The knock on him was his speed (or lack thereof) but he turned in a 4.4 at the combine.
You could go with a 'physical' stud like Sabby Piscitelli,.....but Weddle just seems like a better fit. Simply put,....the kid is a 'Football player' IMO.

Harrison is definitely on the downside - its hard to see him playing past this year - thats if he lasts as long as that.

I like what you say about Weddle, but I just don't think he needs to be picked up in the 1st round - LaRon Landy would be a nice pick (in a possible trade).

Safety has been an important position for us, if we could pick up someone with his tangibles and with a year to learn from Rodney - well, its a nice thought.

tony hipchest
03-16-2007, 11:14 AM
I have you guys going with Revis because of the contract situation with Assante Samuel. I also have you guys taking Eric Weddle at Safety because let's face it,......Harrison is a stud,....but he may be on the downside of his career. (Along with the fact that you guys seemed to have filled your needs at WR and LB via free agency.)
Weddle is not a physical specimen,... but to me he has Patriot written all over him. He was extremely productive at Utah. He's a fundamentally sound, disciplined, hard worker with great range,... and is always 'around the ball'.
He's not flashy,.. but he's a playmaker. The knock on him was his speed (or lack thereof) but he turned in a 4.4 at the combine.
You could go with a 'physical' stud like Sabby Piscitelli,.....but Weddle just seems like a better fit. Simply put,....the kid is a 'Football player' IMO.you know who weddle reminds me of? a smaller version of brian urlacher. he can do anything on both sides of the ball (rb, wr, cb, lb, s) and has the same motor and intensity. however it is common for the nfl to sleep on WAC players because of the supposed "lack of competition".

the biggest question mark on urlacher, tomlinson, faulk, s. young was that they played in the WAC yet theyre all HOF potential players who are some of the best (if not the best) players in their respective draft class.

SteelCzar76
03-24-2007, 05:21 PM
you know who weddle reminds me of? a smaller version of brian urlacher. he can do anything on both sides of the ball (rb, wr, cb, lb, s) and has the same motor and intensity. however it is common for the nfl to sleep on WAC players because of the supposed "lack of competition".

the biggest question mark on urlacher, tomlinson, faulk, s. young was that they played in the WAC yet theyre all HOF potential players who are some of the best (if not the best) players in their respective draft class.



My sentiments exactly Tone. (regarding the league 'sleeping' on players based upon conferance)
Yes it's always a plus to see a guy turn in impressive performances against competition the elite 'power house' programs. But at the same time,....if a kid displays the ability to be productive consistently, along with being head and shoulders above his his onfield peers. (Regardless as to whom they are as long as it's D1 ball),....i think they deserve a shot.

Granted though,...i'm never sold on any of the 'workout warriors' with little or no actual onfield production from ANY program. LOL

mac daddy
03-25-2007, 01:40 PM
this is good i like it

Elvis
03-26-2007, 09:35 AM
I honestly believe that if I were to be the GM for the Raiders I would Not take a player that just had 1 good year... no way.. Brady Quinn would be my pick at there if I were gonna take a QB.. but I think that the Raiders should trade down and get some more picks, thats what they need. One player is not gonna make this team that much better... not a rookie anyway..
Elvis

BettisFan
03-26-2007, 06:51 PM
what is this

tony hipchest
04-16-2007, 06:33 PM
good article. the more i read about weddle the more i want him to be a steeler.

More than a knack, these players have skill


By Pat Kirwan
NFL.com Senior Analyst




(April 13, 2007) -- It's easy to say things like "the guy just has a knack for it" when describing how some players just seem to find ways to get the ball back on defense. I don't buy the idea that there's a knack to anything in football.

Guys work at all the skills required to play the game, they have the athletic ability to make plays on the ball, and they never waste an opportunity to do the extra things.

I always go through the whole draft class looking for those defensive players who found ways to excel at getting the ball back for the offense. The NFL game hinges on turnovers, and defenders who will not drop an interception -- or who are always thinking about stripping the football when they're the second or third tackler on the scene, or are always hustling to a loose ball on the ground -- intrigue me more than a 40-yard dash time.

This draft class has a number of defensive players who run off the field with the ball in their hand enough times to take notice. For example, how do you explain a linebacker who ran a slow 4.95 40-yard time yet had 10 interceptions and forced three fumbles? He plays faster than his timed speed and understands the most important thing is to get the ball back for the offense, but he's projected to be a fifth-round player.

Here are the players who found the football a lot during their college days and soon could be part of your team. Take a look at the combined number of interceptions, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries these draft prospects produced in their college careers.



Name/ School/ Pos./ INT-FF-FR total/ Projected round
Eric Weddle Utah S 27 2nd
Michael Griffin Texas S 24 1st
Josh Gattis Wake Forest S 23 4th
Sabby Piscitelli Oregon St S 19 3rd
Leon Hall Michigan CB 18 1st
John Wendling Wyoming S 16 4th
Daymeion Hughes California CB 15 2nd
LaMarr Woodley Michigan DE 15 2nd
Dan Bazuin Cent. Michigan DE 15 4th
Aaron Ross Texas CB 14 1st
Tony Taylor Georgia LB 13 5th
Anthony Spencer Purdue DE 13 1st
Rufus Alexander Oklahoma LB 13 3rd
Tim Crowder Texas DE 12 3rd



How about the Texas defense, which had three players in this draft class who combined for 50 plays that got the ball back for the offense? Or Michigan, with two players creating 33 turnovers? The linebacker with the above-mentioned 4.95 (and a fifth-round grade) is Tony Taylor. Dan Bazuin not only forced nine fumbles and recovered six, but he also blocked four field goals.

NFL defensive coordinators will never stop talking about how important it is to get the ball back. I say it's more important to get players with a proven track record of getting the ball back and stop hoping they have a knack for it.

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-17-2007, 09:33 AM
good article. the more i read about weddle the more i want him to be a steeler.

Weddle accepted a scholarship to the University of Utah where he went on to see action in all 12 games as a true freshman. He started 9 games at right cornerback that season, finishing with 60 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception, and 3 pass break-ups. He was named academic all-MWC, as well as numerous freshman all-American teams following the season.
As a sophomore, Eric moved to strong safety, starting 11 games, missing one due to a knee injury. He totaled 75 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions, and 5 pass break-ups on his way to second team all-MWC honors.
His junior season was a breakout year for Weddle. After moving back to cornerback, he finished with 78 tackles, 4 sacks, 4 interceptions, and 12 pass break-ups on the year. His 16 passes defensed were the most in the Mountain West Conference. He returned 24 punts for 154 yards (6.4 avg) on special teams. He was named first team all-conference and Mountain West defensive player of the year. He finished off the season by being named defensive MVP of the Emerald Bowl after holding Calvin Johnson to 2 catches for 19 yards.

He is a very versatile player, starting at cornerback and safety. He returned punts for two years and even lined up at receiver and running back from time to time. His combination of size and speed allows him to cover just about any receiver that lines up against him. He has good hands and is a threat to take it all the way after the interception. Against San Diego State, Eric had 3 interceptions, taking all 3 back for touchdowns. Eric is a tough, aggressive run defender and a hard hitter. He has been used quite often on the blitz and has proven to be effective getting to the quarterback. Eric also has served as a punt returner on special teams which will only add to his draft day value. Eric Weddle is a versatile player who could project free safety, strong safety, or cornerback at the next level. He should be a first day pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

tony hipchest
04-17-2007, 09:39 AM
teams are a little hesitant cause they say he likes (and wants to be a cb). the only reason he was moved from a cb to safety in college was because teams simply quit going in his direction. noving him to saftey utilized his talents and got him back in the action.

shutting down c. johnson is pretty impressive for a white guy. dare i say hes the next jason sehorn? :chuckle:

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-18-2007, 01:56 PM
teams are a little hesitant cause they say he likes (and wants to be a cb). the only reason he was moved from a cb to safety in college was because teams simply quit going in his direction. noving him to saftey utilized his talents and got him back in the action.

shutting down c. johnson is pretty impressive for a white guy. dare i say hes the next jason sehorn? :chuckle:


I just read the only negative that I have ever seen on Weddle.....the article says that he tends to celebrated like he won the olympics when he has a good play...but tends to never tell his teammates they did a good job.

tony hipchest
04-18-2007, 06:36 PM
I just read the only negative that I have ever seen on Weddle.....the article says that he tends to celebrated like he won the olympics when he has a good play...but tends to never tell his teammates they did a good job. wow. that could go either way to try and coach out of him. :rolleyes: years for marvin lewis, or one lengthy scowl from a coach like cowher.