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Ongoing thread on 2010 NFL Draft prospects

Discussion in 'NFL' started by abpanther, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. abpanther

    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    I know it's early but I try to watch plenty of games to get personal thoughts on various prospects. If others watch games please post your thoughts here so we can all get an idea of prospects to keep an eye on for the 2010 NFL Draft.

    With that said and done, I'll kick things off.

    I just finished watching the Texas/Texas Tech game. It was pretty good, but not as exciting as last year's game. Two things stood out:

    First, QB Colt McCoy had a bad game. They were just about ready to concede the Heisman to McCoy when this season started, but he's off to a slow start, and if he doesn't play any better than this he won't even be in the running.

    Second, I've been reading that Texas DE Sergio Kindle is overrated, but he was terrific tonight. He's quick, tenacious, athletic, and surprisingly strong. On one play, he bull-rushed a 315- pound offensive tackle and tossed him to one side. On another play, he flat out smoked the offensive lineman with an outside rush and hit the quarterback so hard that he knocked his helmet off his head, the ball from his hands, and a contact lens from his eye! He was in the backfield all night long, and the only way that Texas Tech could counter him was with double-team blocking (which didn't always work) or with quick pass plays in which the quarterback got rid of the ball immediately after receiving the shotgun snap. Kindle is listed as 6'4 255. He's a converted linebacker who plays the run as well as he rushes the passer, and looks like the ideal 3-4 edge rusher. What I like about him most is that he's got that desire and unquenchable determination to pressure the passer on every down. If there's a Kindle bandwagon out there, you can put me on it. If there isn't, I'm starting one.
     
  2. Monk

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    Sticky this thread please someone?

    Im a huge Sam Bradford fan, if he has a good O-Line there is no stopping what he can do.

    Iv'e heard things about a DT from Nebraska who is damn good. dont know anything about him though.
     
  3. abpanther

    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    Done

    Sam Bradford hasn't started well so far, he looked pretty good last season with a dominant Oline and plenty of time, however he has struggled so far, will keep a very close eye on him.

    The guy you are referring to is Ndamukong Suh, and yes he is a beast.

    I'll post some more of notes from the last week or so...
     
  4. abpanther

    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    I watched a good part of the Alabama/Virginia Tech game. DT Terrence Cody looks lighter and weaker. He didn't distinguish himself. I was far more impressed with his teammate, sophomore inside LB Dont'a Hightower, who is about 255 and fast! He also hits like a mack truck.

    I was also impressed with Alabama's junior QB Greg McElroy, once he got going. He started slow but finished strong. He has a nice cocky swagger and likes to show off his arm. If he stays in school for his senior year, he'll be worth keeping an eye on.
     
  5. Tom155

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    eric berry been telling you guys about him for ever best player in college football
     
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  6. Tom155

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    where do you watch the games? on the net? also ab change your 1st post and make a list of the prospects as people post about them so we dont have to search through the whole thread we can just look at the first post
     
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  7. abpanther

    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah mate, I know a few good sites, if interested PM me.

    Yeah Eric Berry is a stud, will be top 5 pick, may be the best safety prospect to come out since Sean Taylor.

    Taylor Mays is overrated IMO
     
  8. Tom155

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    Yep. ab read the other part of my post

    Other prospects

    Jevan Snead QB Ole Miss
    Carlos Dunlap DE Florida
    Jahvid Best RB California
    Arthur Jones DE/DT Syracuse
    Arrelious Benn WR Illinois
    Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame
    Joe Haden CB Florida

    Jordan Shipley WR Texas - Wes Welker, Brandon Stokley Clone Gun WR

    Dez Bryant WR OK State -
    Above average height
    Great hands
    Will come back to the quarterback and present a window
    Dominant on jump balls
    Attacks ball at apex
    Gets off line of scrimmage
    Coordinated and can adjust to the ball
    Nice sideline awareness
    Tough to tackle
    Explosive punt returner
    Good running vision
    NFL Comparison: Chad Ochocinco Bengals

    Sean Weatherspoon LB Missouri -
    Outstanding production
    Instinctive player and anticipates
    Eliminates space quickly
    Covers a good amount of ground when dropping into zone
    Very fast and explosive athlete
    Always around the ball
    Terrific change of direction
    Form tackler; approaches with near leg and near shoulder
    Explodes through ball-carrier; lays the wood
    Finds a way to make plays
    Good ball skills
    Good football IQ
    Solid pass-rusher
    Vocal leader
    Three-year starter and durable
    Good amount of upside
    NFL Comparison - Ernie Sims Lions

    Ras-I Dowling CB Virginia - First-round talent
    Elite height and body frame for a corner
    Can run stride for stride with receivers down field
    Knack for jumping routes; instinctive
    Physical on line of scrimmage; nice hands
    Very athletic
    Great feet and balance
    Takes proper angles in run support
    Comfortable in press coverage
    Shows awareness in zone
    Highly competitive
    Will take on a block
    NFL Comparison - Ike Taylor Steelers

    Russell Okung T OK State - Outstanding in both the run and passing games.
    Very good height with long arms
    Thick, strong lower body
    Extremely high level of athleticism
    Patient pass protector; does not overextend
    Great lateral agility
    Consistent footwork
    Physical run blocker
    Light on his feet
    Highly experienced since true freshman year
    Very durable - 34 straight starts
    Understands angles
    Recognizes stunts and blitz assignments
    Leader
    Tremendous upside
    Week 1 starting left tackle
    Franchise player
    Potential No. 1 overall pick
    NFL Comparison - Joe Thomas Browns

    Brandon Spikes LB Florida - All-SEC first teamer, playmaker.
    Great production since sophomore year
    Big-time hitter
    Prototype size and strength
    Always around the ball; active
    Explosive athlete
    Diagnoses run well
    Disengages from blockers
    Aggressive, Physical
    Comfortable in space
    Good pursuit
    Good vision and can locate ball-carrier
    Durable
    High upside
    NFL Comparison - David Harris Jets

    Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska - shows the ability to both control the line of scrimmage and penetrate. Versatile, projects as a defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme or an end in a 3-4 defense at the next level. Durability is a concern.
    Very big frame
    Outstanding muscle definition
    Good lower body strength
    Elite junior year production
    Very active; above average motor
    Nice second effort
    Good agility, Highly athletic
    Takes on multiple blockers; run clogger
    Grades out well in chase (pursuit) tackling
    Disengages from linemen to make tackles
    Powerful, Collapses pocket, backfield penetrator
    Good instincts
    Explosive off snap
    Great leadership and solid work ethic
    Solid all-around skill set
    Good amount of upside
    Versatile; can play 1-, 3-, and 5-techniques.
    NFL Comparison - Ty Warren Patriots

    Greg Hardy DE Ole Miss - Freakishly quick up-field rusher who also saw time at wideout earlier in his college career. Hardy has the size potential to be an every-down NFL player, must prove he can stay healthy as a senior and hold up better versus the run.
    Explosive athlete with a sudden first step
    Outstanding motor; nice second effort
    Does a good job of staying low and gaining leverage
    Balanced and shows great flexibility
    Textbook pass-rush technique
    Deadly spin move
    Nice speed rush
    Anticipates snap count well
    Has a repertoire of moves
    Reads development of play and reacts
    Comfortable in space
    Closes quickly from backside
    Nice change of direction
    NFL Comparison - Gaines Adams Bucs

    Gerald Mccoy DT Oklahoma
    Impressive size
    Elite-level athleticism
    Explosive off snap
    Impressive instincts
    Shows ability to disengage quickly
    Great lateral agility
    Good vision; finds ballcarrier
    Penetrates well; knows how to get under a lineman
    Displays good pad level
    Nice speed; plays fast
    Wide pass rush repertoire
    Shows good balance and coordination; flexible athlete
    Adequate upper body strength
    Very good motor and stamina
    Durable
    Great intangibles and work ethic
    Prototype three-technique
    NFL Comparison: Kevin Williams
     
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  9. Mal Meninga

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    On Tim Tebow - The Jags will draft him to boost their crowd attendance and general interest within the public.

    Crabtree - Will be asking for #1 money next season.
     
  10. Big Mick

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    I saw that. Tebow going to Jags.

    Assuming Jags have a middle pick again this year...with a developing O-Line...I don't think that's the best idea.

    Tebow I don't think...will make a massive impact in the NFL. He's exactly what Pat White is. He doesn't have the arm of David Gerrard so I don't understand it tbh.

    I really liked the look of the young QB on last weeks upset game...I forget who i'll have to research...but looked smart...threw some beautiful balls.
     
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    If Crabtree re enters the draft next year, he cannot attend any of the combines or have any try outs with any teams as he is the property of the 49ers until the day of the draft. The guy should just suck it up and sign. Idiot.
     
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    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you asking for a list of prospects as people refer to them on this thread????
     
  13. Tom155

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    Case Keenum Houston
     
  14. Tom155

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    yeah saw it on one teams forum when people mention a prospect he edited the post on the front page worked really well
     
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  15. Big Mick

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    That'd be the one.

    He looked sharp.
     
  16. abpanther

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    But people will still have to go through the thread to find the relevant info, unless I also put what page the info is on??
     
  17. Tom155

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    Yeah that should work if you put the number too cant remember exactly how they did it but it was something along those lines
     
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    A couple of others:
    Ricky Sapp, DE-OLB, Clemson
    Joe Pawelek, ILB, Baylor
    Earl Thomas, S, Texas
    Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota
    Jerry Hughes, OLB-DE, TCU
    Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan
    Eric Norwood DE/OLB South Carolina
     
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    At this point in time after every game the offer from the 49'ers decreases. It is obvious that he isnt signing with them, i would be surprised if he did. To be honest i dont know whether it is the money or whether he just doesnt want to be playing for that team. He will not get drafted anywhere near as high next year either.

    I would love the Saints to be able to pick Berry, but unless we are picking in the top5 there is no chance it will happen. Weatherspoon is our best bet.
     
  20. Raider_69

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    I suspect by draft time next year Philly will have 3 first rounders

    We get a first rounder of our own, pretty sure we have one owing us this year from the Jets/Lito Sheppard Trade and i suspect come end of season, Michael Vick will be traded to a team in desperate need of a QB. For a 1st... maybe 2nd

    I'd like to see us focus on defense. We're set in skills offence, with Jackson, Maclin, Gibson all young. Celek and hopefully Ingram next year as TE's, McCoy and Westy in the RB committee.

    I think we need a stud LB, an O-lineman to replace Andrews and a DE would be good
     

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