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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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    The Chick-Fil-A Bowl is over. Tennessee was in the game until wide receiver Denarius Moore dropped a sure touchdown bomb, after which his whole team simply fell apart.

    A lot of interesting prospects in this game, led, of course, by Eric Berry, whom Todd McShay rates as the number-one prospect in the draft (I think McShay's real role at ESPN is to make Mel Kiper look good). Berry hit a guy hard enough in the first half to send him to the sidelines vomiting. Virginia Tech, though, did a good job of avoiding Berry for most of the game. He made a couple fairly routine plays, but really wasn't much of a factor.

    I was interested in taking a good look at Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton. I've seen him, and I'm ready to move on. He made some good plays, but overall he didn't seem to have very good football instincts or pocket presence.

    I also wanted to watch Montario Hardesty, the kind of big back that our gm likes. Virginia Tech stuffed the run pretty well, but Hardesty looked good to me. He runs with power and decent speed, and he blocks well. He also caught 4 passes for 79 yards and looked pretty natural catching the ball. If he's still around in the fourth round I'd be interested.

    I liked Tennessee offensive tackle Chris Scott, 6'4 345, who has started at guard and who would no doubt be moved inside in the NFL. He's a bruiser, but he moves well, too, for a big man (better than, let's say, Trent Williams, to pull an example out of thin air).

    Big Dan Williams, 6'2 330, had a pretty good game in a losing effort. He mostly lined up on the nose and was able to get off blocks and stuff holes. He also pursued well and was able to get some penetration. I think he's a late first-round/early second-round pick who has the potential to develop into something special.

    On the Virginia Tech side, smallish defensive end Jason Worilds had a terrific game. Tennessee came into the game having only given up 12 sacks on the season, but Virginia Tech picked up 6 sacks tonight. Worilds led the effort with two sacks and a forced fumble (he might have shared one of the sacks). He put some consistent heat on the quarterback. Worilds will probably be a 3-4 linebacker in the NFL, and he appears to be athletic enough to handle it. I think he's likely to stay in school, but if he comes out early and is around in the third round, I'm interested.

    He's not considered a pro prospect, and he'll probably never play a down at quarterback (except possibly in a wildcat formation) in the NFL, but I really liked Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor. He has a quick delivery, a strong arm, and put the ball on the money most of the time. He's also just plain cool. On one play, he faked a handoff, walked slowly and casually back a couple of steps, hiding the ball on his hip, as nonchalant as you please, and very sneakily handed the ball to a wingback on a reverse. It fooled the entire Tennessee team and went for a big gain. It was the best "statue-of-liberty" type play I've seen outside of Boise State. Taylor is under 6'1, so the NFL won't be interested in him, but I hope someone gives him a chance. He's a good athlete, and I think he deserves to be on an NFL roster in some capacity. Maybe somebody will take a flyer on him as a kick- return specialist or a wildcat quarterback and then find out that he can carry a team as a starting QB.
     
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    So many players I want Denver to draft.

    Iupati, Dan Williams, Maurkice Pouncey...
     
  3. Tom155

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    Hardesty is impressive from what ive seen will be a good pick for some team

    dan williams has been playing great and has rocketed up teams boards this season
     
  4. Tom155

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    what about the other pouncey mike?
     
  5. Raider_69

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    Ab? Any opinion on these guys
     
  6. Tom155

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    Dunlap is overated
    Spikes is good 2nd best mlb in the draft


    The best DE's
    Derrick Morgan georgia tech
    Greg Hardy ole miss
    Brandon Graham Michigan
    Corey Wootton Northwestern
    Jeremy Beal Oklahoma
    Greg Romeus Pittsburgh
    Jared Odrick, Penn State
    Arthur Jones Syracuse
    Tyson Alualu California
    Vince Oghobaase Duke
    Everson Griffen USC
    Jermaine Cunningham Florida
    Jason Pierre-Paul South Florida
    Suh and Mccoy could play DE too in certain schemes

    LB
    Jerry Hughes TCU
    Rolando Mclain Alabama
    Daryl Washington TCU
    Travis Lewis Oklahoma
    Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
    Rico McCoy, Tennessee
    Navorro Bowman Penn State
    Rennie Curran Georgia
    Sergio Kindle Texas
    Joe Pawelek Baylor
    Sean Lee Penn State
    Micah Johnson Kentucky
    Eric Norwood South Carolina
     
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    Derrick Morgan is someone im keen on for the Eagles, but i think he probably goes inside the first 20 picks, which probably takes him too high for the eagles to move up and nab him. Would be stoked if he's there or we can move up to take him.

    Sean Witherspoon is another guy i've herd a lot of people talk about
     
  8. Jono078

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    Can anyone tell me why Jake Locker is rated highly when just looking at stats alone, they are very average.
     
  9. Tom155

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    he has amazing talent but plays on a crap team
     
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    yeah morgan has really risen up the rankings with his play this year
     
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    Florida missed Dunlap incredibly in the SEC championship for what its worth.
     
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    dunlap wouldnt have helped them they got dominated
     
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    Dunlap has to be one of the most overrated College footballers in some time.

    He has no heart whatsoever, yet will probably go top 10 since old man Al will wet himself over Dunlap's combine.
     
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    Definately possible. But we will never actually know.
     
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    he might pick taylor mays instead who is just as overated
     
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    Just watched the Rose Bowl, i though the Ducks would win convincingly tbh but the Buck Eyes got the job done, full credit to their D co-ordinator who mixed his schemes up very well and his DE's played outstandingly and kept Ducks QB Misoli run game well in check.

    Good game, well faught and won by the Buck Eyes
     
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    Anyone see that Demps injury for Florida...ouch!

    but what about that dog Cincy prick coming over the top with the knee...wanker
     
  18. abpanther

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    The Rose Bowl is over and another Pac-10 team has fallen. Terrelle Pryor came up bigtime despite a tender knee and carried his team to victory.

    Cameron Heyward! I like him! He played all four defensive line positions and looked good no matter where he lined up. He's a Justin Smith type of player and would be a terrific DE in the 3-4. He's a junior and I don't know whether he plans to come out early. If he gets a first-round grade from the draft advisory--and he might--then I'm guessing he'll skip his senior year. Just a guess, though.

    I liked two other Ohio State defensive linemen, too: Doug Worthington and Thaddeus Gibson. Both are a little undersized for the type of game they play, but I wouldn't mind seeing either of them on my team. Heyward is the guy I like most, though.

    On the Oregon side, I remained impressed with safety T.J. Ward. Pryor was stiff-arming and breaking tackles all night long, but he never escaped a tackle by Ward. Ward is a big hitter and a sure tackler, but comes up a little short as a cover guy. He reminds me of a young Michael Lewis.

    Junior linebacker Kenny Rowe had three sacks, more as a result of hustle than talent. He's a high-effort guy and could be worth a low-round pick when he comes out. I would imagine that he will stay in school for his senior year.
     
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    Woah check this out from one of todays games:

    Northwestern Passing
    C/ATT - YDS - AVG - TD - INT
    M. Kafka 47/78 - 532 - 6.8 - 4 - 5

    And they still had 37 rushing plays, that's insane :lol:
     
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    20 of them were his.
     

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