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View Poll Results: What should Steelers do with their 1st round pick?
Draft CB 5 38.46%
Draft RB 1 7.69%
Draft LB 0 0%
Draft WR 5 38.46%
Draft OL 0 0%
Draft DL 2 15.38%
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Old 03-08-2005, 04:08 PM   #61
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Joel Dreessen

Position:
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College:
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HEIGHT 6'4"
WEIGHT 260
40 TIME 4.69




Pros: Has good size and speed, works hard to finish his blocks. Is a solid receiving threat, improving in all aspects of his game.
Cons: Needs to keep improving all-around, doesn't have the polish some of the others ahead of him do.

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2003 (Junior): Named to John Mackey preseason watch list...second-team all-conference...third on team with 29 receptions, 323 yards and three touchdowns...caught career-most seven passes at UNLV for 32 yards and game-winning three-yard score with :57 to play...started 30 games in a row before missing four games due to injury...caught four passes for career-most 93 yards and a touchdown against Miami...caught two passes for 92 yards including an 85-yard catch-and-run touchdown at Cal, tying for the second longest scoring play in school history, and longest ever by a tight end...had five receptions for 42 yards in opening game with Colorado. 2002 (Sophomore): Named to 2002 preseason Lombardi Award list...named to MWC All-Academic team with 3.32 grade point average...starter in all 14 games...third on the team with 29 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns...had longest consecutive games streak, 22, with at least one reception including all 14 games in 2002...caught three passes to match season high at San Diego State...his only reception at Nevada was 34-yard game-winning touchdown....was opening-game starter at Virginia...caught three passes for 37 yards, one shy of his career high...handled long-snapping duties for the second year in a row. 2001 (Freshman): Earned team Academic Achievement Award for dedication in the classroom...Named Academic All-MWC...honorable mention all-league in 2001...tied for second on the team with 22 receptions, for 205 yards and two touchdowns...started all 11 regular season games and New Orleans Bowl...twice, including opening game against Colorado and at Wyoming, caught four passes in a game...also played on special teams as the Rams? long snapper on punts and placements. 2000: Redshirted...named winner of scout team award for his practice efforts. Fort Morgan: One of the state?s top prep performers as a senior...earned four varsity letter awards each in football and track...played tight end and defensive end for the Mustangs? football team and ran the 110-meter high hurdles in track...led Fort Morgan to Class 4A state title...first-team all-conference performer as a junior and senior...named all-state as a senior and also named to All-Colorado team...earned academic all-state honors as a junior and senior...played for coach Rick Kahl. Personal: Born July 26, 1982 in Ida Grove, Iowa...son of Linda and Gary Dreessen of Fort Morgan...has one brother and one sister...his older brother, Jason, played football at the University of Wyoming and is now an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Colorado State...full name: Joel Clifford Dreessen
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Old 03-08-2005, 04:12 PM   #62
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Ben Hall

Position:
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College:
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HEIGHT 6'5"
WEIGHT 260
40 TIME 4.65
there syaing this could could go late and can be anice steal for a team say if we wanted to drat def first .



Pros: Very good run blocker that uses size to his advantage. Has very good speed for a TE and is capable of the big play. Attacks the seam well. Could be a steal for a patient team.
Cons: Hall is an underacheiver considering his being so highly touted coming to Clemson. Only started his Senior year. Makes mistakes due to lack of experience playing consistently until this year.

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Hall Fact: Only Tiger who has caught at least one pass in each of the last three bowl games. Years Lettered: 2001,02,03 Bowl Participation: Starting tight end in the 2001 Humanitarian Bowl against Louisiana Tech and the 2002 Tangerine Bowl against Texas Tech; reserve tight end in the 2004 Peach Bowl against #6 Tennessee. Fall 2004 Depth Chart Position: First-team tight end Overview: Veteran tight end won the starting job over junior Bobby Williamson after an intense spring battle...the two will continue to fight for playing time this fall, but it gives Clemson outstanding depth at the position...has five career touchdown receptions, including at least one in every season he has played...has 23 career receptions in his 37 games...has had a touchdown catch in two bowl games and at least one catch in each of the three bowl games he has played...has improved his strength every year he has been with the Tiger program...has a 36" vertical, an incredible mark for someone of his size...the Tiger coaching staff raved about his improved blocking in the spring...had two catches for 30 yards during the April 3 scrimmage...had two catches in the Spring Game...cited by the football coaches and strength coaches as the most improved player at his position this year...ranked as the sixth-best tight end in the nation by Phil Steele entering the 2004 season. 2003: Had just three receptions, but one was a 39-yard touchdown catch at South Carolina; he outran the Gamecock secondary, showing his tremendous athleticism and ability to run after the catch...had a key fourth-down grab at N.C. State...had a catch in the Peach Bowl against #6 Tennessee...played in 12 of the 13 games; he missed the Duke game due to injury...played 184 total snaps at tight end; he played double figures in all but one game. 2002: Clemson's starting tight end; he started seven of the 13 games and had 12 catches for 160 yards...had two catches for 15 yards in the Tangerine Bowl against Texas Tech, including a 10-yard touchdown catch; started and played 23 snaps in that game...played 356 snaps; he missed parts of games due to injury, but never missed a game completely...had four more catches than he had as a first-year freshman when he made some freshman All-America teams...had his top game of the season at Florida State when he had three catches for 69 yards...that included a 41-yard pass from Willie Simmons that set up a score; that is still the longest reception of his Clemson career...had two catches in the win over Georgia Tech and the win at Duke. 2001: Caught three scoring passes to set a Clemson record for a freshman tight end; one of those was a five-yard scoring catch against Louisiana Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl...had scoring receptions against N.C. State and Wake Forest; both scores were important in a pair of close Clemson road wins...had three catches for 39 yards at N.C. State for his most productive game...solid blocker; he had pair of 80-percent grades against N.C. State and North Carolina...had an 18-yard catch in his first game as a Tiger against Central Florida...averaged 20 plays per game for the year with a high of 30 snaps against Wofford and Virginia; received a 100-percent effort grade from the coaches in those games against the Terriers and Cavaliers. Before Clemson: #1 tight end prospect in the nation by Max Emfinger and USA Today...ranked among USA Today's top 125 players in the nation...ranked as the #3 tight end prospect in the nation by Rivals100.com; a four-star player by that service...had 42 catches for 735 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior for Bobby Bentley at Byrnes High...ranked as the #6 overall player in South Carolina by Mickey Plyler and #9 player by SuperPrep...also a Student Sports All-American; he ranked as the third-best tight end in the nation by that service...a Shrine Bowl selection...beat Spartanburg High and Gaffney High for first time ever...all-region as a junior and senior...all-state as a senior...also all-region in basketball as a center...a high jumper (6'5") and long jumper on the track team...had 25 catches for 410 yards and eight scores...all-state selection as a senior...chose Clemson over Alabama, South Carolina, and Tulane...born Benjamin R. Hall on July 27, 1982...majoring in human resource development.
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jersey you definitley you do your homework
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:24 PM   #64
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lol its one ofn the first years iam realy gettign into the offseason since hockey isnt on lol.
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Fabian Washington

Position:
CB

College:
Nebraska

HEIGHT 5'11"
WEIGHT 180
40 TIME this kid ran a 4.25 in the combine u cnat get any faster then this kid.




Pros: Has posted good numbers, 3 year starter. Good speed, playmaker.
Cons: Still needs to refine his coverage techniques, has a lot of potential to be better than he is.

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2004 Preseason No. 1 Cornerback in Big 12 (Sporting News) 2004 Preseason No. 6 Cornerback in Nation (Sporting News) 2004 Preseason No. 17 Cornerback in Nation (Lindy's) 2003 Third-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches) 2003 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP) 2002 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) 2002 Second-Team Freshman All-American (The Sporting News) Nebraska Freshman Record for PBU (13 in 2002) and Interceptions in a Season (Four in 2002) 2002 First-Team Freshman All-Big 12 (The Sporting News) 2004 Outlook Cornerback Fabian Washington has established himself as one of the top cover men in the Big 12 during his first two years at Nebraska. This season Washington is slated to start at left corner for the third straight year and will look to become a dominant shut-down corner in one of the nation's most talented secondaries. Washington has played in 26 games with 24 starts in his first two seasons in Lincoln and started all 13 games at left cornerback last season. Blessed with excellent speed, the 5-11, 180-pound Washington had a strong off-season in the weight room where he added muscle to match up with larger receivers. The Florida native is a key reason why the Husker secondary is regarded as one of the nation's best units entering the 2004 season. The four projected starters in the secondary have made a combined 61 career starts and have accounted for 27 interceptions and 45 pass breakups. Washington made 55 tackles in 2003 to rank seventh on the team and second among defensive backs. He led the team in pass breakups for the second straight year with 10 deflections, and enters his junior season with 23 career breakups to rank fifth on the Husker charts. Washington picked off four passes for the second straight year and his eight career interceptions place him just outside the school's career top 10 list. His efforts last season helped Nebraska lead the nation with 32 interceptions and also top the country in pass efficiency defense. Washington's effort in Nebraska's defensive success last season was recognized, with his selection as honorable-mention All-Big 12 by the Associated Press and third-team all-league by the conference coaches. As a true freshman, Washington played in 13 games in 2003 with 11 starts, including the final nine games at left cornerback. He finished with 49 tackles (34 solo) and led the team with a Husker freshman-record 13 pass breakups. He tied for the team lead with four interceptions, also a school freshman record. 2003 (Sophomore) Washington started all 13 games at left corner and made 55 tackles, including 36 solos. His 10 pass breakups led the team and his four interceptions tied for second behind Josh Bullocks' school-record 10 picks. He opened the year with a career-high 11 tackles in Nebraska's 17-7 win over Oklahoma State. He helped limit OSU All-American Rashaun Woods to just five catches for 47 yards. Washington had a dominant game in an 18-10 victory over Penn State, with a team-high nine tackles, including a pair of tackles for loss. He nabbed his first interception of the season, had two breakups and added a quarterback hurry. Washington made his second interception of the year in Nebraska's shutout of Troy State, and also recovered a fumble in the game. His third pick of the year and seventh of his career came against Texas A&M, one of eight Husker takeaways on the afternoon. Washington made eight tackles in NU?s loss at Texas, forced a fumble and had a tackle for loss. He picked off his fourth pass of the season in the Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State. In addition to the Penn State game, Washington also broke up two passes against Southern Miss and Iowa State. 2002 (Freshman) Washington emerged as a playmaker in 2002, setting NU freshman records for pass breakups (13) and interceptions (4). His play earned him second-team freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News. He also earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from the conference coaches. Washington played in 13 games with 11 starts, including the final nine games as Nebraska's top left cornerback. He returned his four interceptions a total of 35 yards, including a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown in his Nebraska debut against Arizona State, when he also had a pair of pass breakups. Washington made 49 tackles on the season, including 34 solo stops and finished the season with five games with five or more tackles. He picked off two passes at Iowa State, and added four tackles and forced a fumble in the game. The performance against ISU moved him into the starting lineup. He made six tackles and recovered a fumble at Oklahoma State, followed by seven tackles and a career-high three pass breakups at Texas A&M. He capped his rookie campaign with a season-high eight stops, including six solos, against Ole Miss in the Independence Bowl. He also had two breakups against the Rebels, the fourth time in 2002 that he broke up two or more passes. Washington was one of five true freshmen to play for Nebraska in 2002, but was the only defender in the group. Before Nebraska (Bayshore HS) Washington was a SuperPrep All-American and was widely regarded as the top defensive back to come out of Florida in 2001. Washington was a standout cornerback and return man for Coach Raymond Woodie at Bayshore High School in Bradenton, Fla., the same hometown as former Husker quarterback Tommie Frazier, who attended Manatee. Former Husker cornerback Leslie Dennis also hailed from Bradenton (Southeast HS) and was Washington?s position coach at Bayshore. Washington totaled 60 tackles with 14 pass breakups and four interceptions as a senior. He scored 10 touchdowns, including five on kick returns. He had three picks and 12 PBU as a junior. He was a four-year starter at corner, a two-year starter at wide receiver and served as the backup quarterback. Washington earned first-team all-state honors as a senior from the Florida High School Coaches Association. Washington also played small forward for his basketball team and placed third in the state in the 100 meters as a junior and was the district champ as a senior. Personal The son of Chandra Washington, Fabian was born on June 9, 1983. He chose Nebraska after also visiting Auburn, Iowa, North Carolina and Michigan State. Washington is majoring in sociology.
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Jersey great stuff. By the way you should enter into the do the draft with Kiper on ESPN when it comes up. I'd vote for you. Plax said he would play for a team with a good QB, RB, WRs and a good TE. Maybe we draft one of these guys and he reconsiders. On second thought...
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they have somthign like that wow i wnat in lol.
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:16 AM   #68
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player of the day

Barrett Ruud

Position:
MLB

College:
Nebraska


HEIGHT 6'2"
WEIGHT 240
40 TIME 4.65



Pros: Has the size and speed you look for, and a fiery demeanor and great knowledge of the game to go with it. Has the ability to step in and start on opening day.
Cons: Doesn't have the raw talent of Crowder, but will be very good.

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2004 Preseason First-Team All-American (Blue Ribbon) 2004 Preseason Honorable-Mention All-American (Street & Smith's) 2004 Preseason First-Team All-Big 12 (Athlon Sports, Lindy's, Street & Smith's) 2004 Preseason No. 1 ILB in Big 12 (Sporting News) 2004 Preseason No. 10 ILB in Nation (Lindy's) 2004 Preseason No. 12 ILB in Nation (Sporting News) 2003 Second-Team All-Big 12 (Associated Press, FW Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News) 2003 Third-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches) Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2002, 2003) 2003 Butkus Award Watch List 2003 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Texas A&M) Nebraska Season Record for Tackles (149 in 2003) 2002 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) 2001 Second-Team Freshman All-American (Sporting News) Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2002, 2003, 2004) 2002 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll

2004 Outlook Senior linebacker Barrett Ruud (pronounced RUDE) is set for his third season as Nebraska starting Mike linebacker and the anchor of the Blackshirt defense. Ruud had a solid sophomore year in 2002, but exploded last fall to produce one of the finest seasons ever by a Husker defender. He is primed to contend for conference and national honors this fall under the direction of first-year defensive coordinator Kevin Cosgrove.

Ruud is a physical run-stopper who also boasts excellent speed for his position, allowing him to make plays from sideline to sideline. The 6-2, 240-pounder has shown the skill and agility to drop into pass coverage when needed. The Lincoln Southeast graduate will be asked to take a strong leadership role this fall. Ruud is one of just two seniors among Nebraska's six returning defensive starters and he will be counted on to provide stability to a linebacking corps that lost outside linebackers Demorrio Williams and T.J. Hollowell to graduation.

Ruud showed the ability to dominate in 2003, with a NU season-record 149 tackles, breaking the previous record of 141, set by Lee Kunz in 1977. His standout junior season moved Ruud near the top of the Nebraska career tackle list. Entering his senior year, Ruud ranks second on the Husker charts with 289 career tackles, just 53 behind career leader Jerry Murtaugh, who had 342 tackles from 1968 to 1970.

Ruud was rewarded for his standout play last season. A preseason member of the Butkus Award watch list, Ruud was a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the Associated Press, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Morning News, and a third-team pick by the league coaches. Ruud was also honored for his work in the classroom, as he was named a first-team academic All-Big 12 selection for the second consecutive year. He carries a 3.329 cumulative grade-point average in business management and will be a contender for academic All-America honors this fall. Ruud is scheduled to graduate in May of 2005.

The Ruud family has a long history with Nebraska football. Barrett's father, Tom (1972-73-74) played for Nebraska, as did two of his uncles (Bob Martin, John Ruud) and his great-grandfather, Clarence Swanson. Barrett?s younger brother, Bo, is redshirt freshman Sam linebacker for the Huskers, and the siblings could possibly line up alongside each other this season.

2003 (Junior) Ruud started all 13 games at middle linebacker as a junior and made a school-record 149 tackles, including 78 unassisted stops. He recorded double figures in tackles nine times, including seven of the season's final eight games. Ruud recorded 14 or more tackles in each of the final four regular-season contests, including a career-high 17 stops at Texas and 16 in NU's victory at Colorado. Ruud finished the season tied for seventh nationally in total tackles.

In addition to his 149 total tackles, Ruud finished second on the team to Demorrio Williams in tackles for loss (14-39) and quarterback hurries (11), and ranked third on the team in sacks (2.5-21). He also forced a team-high four fumbles, and recovered three others, including a 15-yard return for a touchdown in NU's 17-7 season-opening win over No. 24 Oklahoma State.

An agile player for his position, Ruud was strong in pass coverage. He intercepted a pass against Texas A&M and returned the pick 27 yards for his second touchdown of the season, and also broke up five passes. The interception for a touchdown against A&M was part of Nebraska's school-record eight takeaways in the 48-12 rout. Ruud also had 10 tackles, a sack and a fumble caused in the contest and was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. He was a key figure in a Husker defense that ranked in the top 15 nationally in four statistical categories, including 11th in total defense, first in pass efficiency defense and second in scoring defense. The Blackshirts also finished second nationally in takeaways with 47, pacing NU to a nation-best +1.77 turnover margin.
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Alright enough with the blues...give me the guy from Tusculum or Wisc. - Stevens Point. You know we gotta have those guys on our team.
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lol ok ok but anyoen specific u wnat give me a name hehe.
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