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Old 04-03-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default Drafting a WR in the 2009 Draft

I have been noticing that the Steelers are looking at Wr's with a 3-5 round rating....There is some serious talent in that area when looking at players who can play the slot ..recievers who can stretch the field....and alot of them can double as return specialists

Short list of Recievers I like with a 3-5 round grade:

Jarett Dillard, Rice: 1,224 yards and 19 touchdowns, great hands...more of a slot reciever

Austin Collie, BYU: 1,538 yards and 15 touchdowns, led the nation in recieving yards

Quan Cosby, Texas (4.48) 78 catches, 952 yards and eight touchdowns....strong slot reciever prospect

Mike Thomas, Arizona: (4.40 forty) Only 5'8 but 834 yards four touchdowns and two punt returns for scores.

Mike Wallace, Ole Miss (4.33 forty) 39 receptions, 784 yards and seven scores on the year. Wallace also took a kickoff back for a TD

Kevin Ogletree, Virginia (4,45 forty) Not the surest hands but he clocked an unofficial 4.37

Johnny Knox, Abilene Christian (4.34 forty) 1,069 yards and 13 TD's...returns punts and kickoffs

Deon Butler, Penn State (4.38 forty) ran an unofficial 4.26 at the 2009 NFL Combine and had a 37-inch vertical.

Aaron Kelly, Clemson: (4.49) pretty fast...and is a 6'5 reciever with a 38 inch verticle...648 yards and three scores this year... a dropoff from last years 1,081 yards and 11 touchdowns

Jeremy Gilchrist, Hampton (4.46 forty) Only 40 catches, 544 yards and two touchdowns - but returned three punts for TD's.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Drafting a WR in the 2009 Draft

I really like Mike Thomas. The guy can just play. I would be very excited if we selected him in the third to fifth round. His stock has been rising though from what I've heard.
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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I really like Mike Thomas. The guy can just play. I would be very excited if we selected him in the third to fifth round. His stock has been rising though from what I've heard.
I believe he has the highest draft projection of all I listed...Johnny Knox looks intriquing also.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Drafting a WR in the 2009 Draft

is there a reason you left this guy off the list? i don't see why walter has him ranked so low, with his measurables and production....

Marko Mitchell, Nevada
Height: 6-4. Weight: 213.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Combine 40 Time: 4.46.
Pro Day 40 Time: DNP.
Vertical: 32.5. Broad: 10-3.
Projected Round (2009): 5-6.
1/4/09: Marko Mitchell finished with solid numbers as a senior, collecting 57 catches, 1,011 yards and nine touchdowns.

2007: Despite starting just eight games, Marko Mitchell recorded 53 receptions, 1,129 yards and eight touchdowns in 2007. His yards per catch (21.3) was good for second in the nation. Mitchell also has a nice 40 at his size.
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Wow, some of those i think have a chance to go earlier. The WR's in this years crop are so good even Al Davis cant screw this up
Do you want to bet.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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is there a reason you left this guy off the list? i don't see why walter has him ranked so low, with his measurables and production....

Marko Mitchell, Nevada
Height: 6-4. Weight: 213.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Combine 40 Time: 4.46.
Pro Day 40 Time: DNP.
Vertical: 32.5. Broad: 10-3.
Projected Round (2009): 5-6.
1/4/09: Marko Mitchell finished with solid numbers as a senior, collecting 57 catches, 1,011 yards and nine touchdowns.

2007: Despite starting just eight games, Marko Mitchell recorded 53 receptions, 1,129 yards and eight touchdowns in 2007. His yards per catch (21.3) was good for second in the nation. Mitchell also has a nice 40 at his size.
I only mentioned those that appear as 3-5 round picks by most publications and web sites....I left off a few players who have great speed but hands of stone..and a few with character issues..

That being said...Marko Mitchell SHOULD be considered in that list...I did a little research and have to say that he appears to have seriously impressed at his pro day...here is a bit more on him (GAWD I love sleepers)

Here is more on him

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6'3 5/8", 218

Nevada's Marko Mitchell is a big, long-armed, play-making wide receiver. He ran a 4.49 40 (officially) at the combine, though some had him timed as high as 4.43. His arms measure in at 34.5" and his hands are 10.25". He loves to go up and get the ball and will attack smaller defensive backs when the ball is in his hands. And perhaps his most underrated attribute is his ability - and, more importantly, his willingness - to block. Look for Mitchell to come off the board somewhere between rounds 3 and 5 - mainly because he is raw and will need to refine his route running. In college, he was able to get by with his physical talent because of the relatively poor compeition he faced week in and week out. But at the next level, his size and speed won't be enough to succeed. But he can certainly be coached up and has the skill set that NFL teams would love .
http://www.thephinsider.com/2009/4/3...t-more-day-two
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isn't that the guy with the attitude problem who pushed his coach?
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isn't that the guy with the attitude problem who pushed his coach?
He sure did...I was surprised he is on our radar....must have been an isolated incident for us to bring him in.
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He sure did...I was surprised he is on our radar....must have been an isolated incident for us to bring him in.
Maybe that's precisely why they brought him in. See what kind of kid he is in person.
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Coach talk to him and said look i know you klike pushing, but if we draft you id like you to meet a few people mr hampton mr harrison show this young mane what happens if anyone pushes me.
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