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stl9erfan
06-21-2007, 10:46 PM
It may be just my opinion, but I don't think it's ever too soon for wild speculation and baseless guesstimating. Especially when it comes to the results of the NFL Draft.

So as teams wind down with minicamps and OTAs, which rookies on your team have been rumored to be doing well? Really poorly?

For the 49ers, the reports are all very positive on fourth round OLB Jay Moore, and especially on 6th round safety Dashon Goldson. Everyone from Nolan, to fellow defensive players who have been interviewed, to 49ers beat writers have said very positive things about Goldson in particular.

On the negative side, (although he's a free agent, not a draft pick) it seems like the 49ers might be souring on Ashley Lelie already. Lelie has been very slow to come back from a quad strain, and coaches seem to be very frustrated with that and a perhaps less than stellar work ethic.

So what about your team? Is that first round stud living up to expectations early in the summer? Did your GM uncover a late round stud? What's the word on the street?

(And yes, I know how pointless this is-- what can I say? It's a long offseason, and I'm starved for some football news.)

PalmerToCJ
06-21-2007, 11:19 PM
From what I've heard on the Bengals...

Leon Hall has adapted to the playbook well and the staff is impressed with his mental approach to the game.

Kenny Irons can catch better than advertised and he missed a flight to get to mini camp so he rented a car and drove several hours, the staff was impressed with this and he has fit in great with the team.

Marvin White is cocky (which I love) and keeps saying he was the best saftey in the draft. The coaching staff was surprised with how good he was in coverage and he was adjusting well to the playbook... He seems like the biggest find in our draft.

johbur
06-22-2007, 12:23 AM
For GB, from the blogs and reports I've read, it seems like third round pick James Jones has shown tremendous hands and is reminiscent of Favre's first great WR. Too soon to start making that comparison, IMO, but there's some chatter out there. First rounder Harrell hasn't taken the field yet. The other good thing for the team is that almost every player, including Al Harris and Charles Woodson, came in for the OTA's and the defense and offense look much better. The only one who hasn't been there has been Coery Williams, if I'm mistaken. I think he's annoyed they drafted Harrell and doesn't plan on showing pre-TC. The O-line could have some better chemistry as all the o-linemen have spent a large chunk of the off-season with each other, hunting, fishing and working out. Nothing impressive at the TE spot. Much better competition at SS, WR and RB.

PoopSandwich
06-22-2007, 12:41 AM
Eric Wright looks very good and should start.

It's hard to tell with Thomas because its mini camp for lineman, they need pads on.

Quinn has been iffy, but the whole team is learning a new difficult and complex offense.

mcdlaxbonz13
06-22-2007, 02:09 AM
Eric Wright looks very good and should start.


thats what ive been hearing as well, he has stood out tremendously, i think i also heard that the other corner we took, something mcdonald(guy from memphis) has show good coverage skills

Denver Bronco99
06-22-2007, 02:12 AM
From what i hear, is the Tim crowder is a Coach Fav. he seems to have it all...and Thomas is VERY TALENTED...moss is also impresive, but Thomas seems to be taking all the star light

Jughead10
06-22-2007, 07:35 AM
For the Giants, Steve Smith continues to catch just about everything and has so far outshined first round pick Aaron Ross who has mixed reviews.

Coaches seem to be really impressed with TE Kevin Boss. Giants could have some sick red zone weapons if Shockey, Burress, Boss, and Jacobs are all on the field at the same time.

scottyboy
06-22-2007, 07:59 AM
For the Giants, Steve Smith continues to catch just about everything and has so far outshined first round pick Aaron Ross who has mixed reviews.

Coaches seem to be really impressed with TE Kevin Boss. Giants could have some sick red zone weapons if Shockey, Burress, Boss, and Jacobs are all on the field at the same time.

dont forget about the hetfy lefty for sneaks :D

ricky bobby
06-22-2007, 08:27 AM
For the Giants, Steve Smith continues to catch just about everything and has so far outshined first round pick Aaron Ross who has mixed reviews.

Coaches seem to be really impressed with TE Kevin Boss. Giants could have some sick red zone weapons if Shockey, Burress, Boss, and Jacobs are all on the field at the same time.
Ahmad Bradshaw has really turned heads also. Once considered a 3-4 round prospect, dropped to the 7th due to some character concerns. His football ability is outstanding, and he is being called a steal. All he needs to do is keep his head on straight.

remix 6
06-22-2007, 08:32 AM
for Patriots:
Meriweather: he only did rookie camp, missed passing/mini camp because a hamstring injury(hes fine but we dont wanna risk it). All indications are that he will play a big role. In rookie camp, he showed how good in coverage he is..calling shots, fluid hips. Corner back like in terms of coverage. Only negative was on his first day, he dropped a few balls in a drill but next day he came back and caught everything including 1 handed.

Randy Moss: He was still jumping over people and making tough catches. People say he didnt seem full speed(wether hes hurt or lost speed or w.e)

Welker: Brady called him a: Lab dog. He does what hes told and goes and catches the ball, comes back and ready for next play. He looked good catching and returning...also kicked a FG in practice

Kelly Washington: Dissapointing..hes dropping a lot of balls

Sammy Morris: Media and fans didnt believe he was a legit replacement for Dillon but hes doing well and showing us why BB was high on him

Harrison: Hes healthy..hes the leader and in nickel-dime, he moves to linebacker

Thomas: Hes been mostly playing ILB..moves around sometimes but he looks very athletic

Rashad Baker: Hes suprising. He laid out Randy Moss day 1 i think(no contact but he didnt care ). Hes been a ball hawk and hes physical. Improved chances of staying.

DeathbyStat
06-22-2007, 08:33 AM
Eric Wright looks very good and should start.

It's hard to tell with Thomas because its mini camp for lineman, they need pads on.

Quinn has been iffy, but the whole team is learning a new difficult and complex offense.

Eric looks he could start selling the rest of the team ecstasy pills and date raping the cheerleaders at anytime now.

Acreboy
06-22-2007, 11:15 AM
Saints

As you all know Meachem has surgery and came in overweight but after losing it he looks great. Hands are soft and he's catching everything (before the surgery of course).

Usama Young and David Jones look great. Should be our #1 and #2 CB's for the future.

Andy Alleman will push for a starting job. Colston is, well, Colston.

Same reports as last year on Devery Henderson. Catching everything and impressing everyone. It's just when it comes to games..

Deuce looks like he did when he was just drafted. Plus he is almost 100% healed from his knee injury. Pittman is looking like a stud. So is Stecker. RB and WR will be very hard and I wouldn't want to be a coach deciding who makes the team.

Rhema McKnight is looking like Colston last year. Great hands and route running is above average. David Patten is very cocky. Says anything less than starting is unacceptable. I love it. Lance Moore is catching everything and with Beerman getting cut I think his return ability helps him make the team.

Our 7th round pick ILB Marvin Mitchell is looking really good, better in coverage than advertised and should be a starter within 2-3 years.

Saints are looking good. If our DT's can hold up we'll have a top 15 defense.

remix 6
06-22-2007, 11:35 AM
you really think Young, Mitchell and Jones will be starters in a few years? Young probably but not the others. Its a minicamp/passing camp..your supposed to be doing well if u belong in NFL

art vandelay
06-22-2007, 11:37 AM
Ahmad Bradshaw has really turned heads also. Once considered a 3-4 round prospect, dropped to the 7th due to some character concerns. His football ability is outstanding, and he is being called a steal. All he needs to do is keep his head on straight.

That's my boyyy

art vandelay
06-22-2007, 11:42 AM
All indications out of Bills camp is that JP Losman is looking exceptional. Even John Clayton, who notoriously hates the Bills and refuses to give us credit, attended mini camp for a day and called our offense "a winner" and complimented numerous times including, "Losman looked terrific Monday as he hit receivers in stride." He said our team chemistry was "exceptional" and compared our offense to the Greatest Show On Turf (Rams of 99, 00, 01).

DeathbyStat
06-22-2007, 11:57 AM
For Steelers the rookies really haven't done much as Woodley and Timmons have sat out much of the time due to minor injuries, and in the case of Timmons he has only taken mental reps.

Hines Ward has said that undrafted free agent Dallas Baker has played really well .

Man_Of_Steel
06-22-2007, 12:07 PM
For Steelers the rookies really haven't done much as Woodley and Timmons have sat out much of the time due to minor injuries, and in the case of Timmons he has only taken mental reps.

Hines Ward has said that undrafted free agent Dallas Baker has played really well .

We drafted baker 7th round.

bored of education
06-22-2007, 12:10 PM
From what I've heard on the Bengals...

Leon Hall has adapted to the playbook well and the staff is impressed with his mental approach to the game.

Kenny Irons can catch better than advertised and he missed a flight to get to mini camp so he rented a car and drove several hours, the staff was impressed with this and he has fit in great with the team.

Marvin White is cocky (which I love) and keeps saying he was the best saftey in the draft. The coaching staff was surprised with how good he was in coverage and he was adjusting well to the playbook... He seems like the biggest find in our draft.



Marvin White was probably my favorite player in the whole draft, endorsed him all year! Marvin the Great White Hit will be very good in the NFL.

DeathbyStat
06-22-2007, 12:14 PM
We drafted baker 7th round.

Sorry my bad

LionSmack
06-22-2007, 01:35 PM
CJ: The Lions have held all three "camps" already and when reading the daily reports on all of them, probably 75% of them included a mention of CJ making a circus catch in drills. I recall at least ten separate occasions of this. He has been described as very fast, fluid, and strong. Also, it has been reported that CJ is among the first to arrive and the last to leave, and has a habit of showing up 15 minutes early to every meeting. The only thing reported that's not wildly positive is that he's still working through the Martz playbook and has a way to go before he grasps it all, but that's hardly a huge knock.

Stanton: Martz started with him on day 1 of the rookie camp, breaking down and rebuilding his mechanics, including his grip, footwork, throwing motion, etc. He was held out of 7-7 drills for the first two camps, but got in there some during the last one. Martz has said that he should be able to push for the #2 job, and that he expects him to be ready by game 1, obviously not to start, but to be able to play if he was needed.

Ikaika Alama-Francis: Comments have been made that he has surprising burst, agility, and quickness. Expected to be firmly in the DE rotation, although Kalimba Edwards is still expected to start ahead of him. Lions fans are hoping Ike can turn that around in training camp.

Gerald Alexander: I remember a couple of camp reports that he had made a pass breakup or a pick in drills. I hope that means he has good awareness and instincts, but who knows.

Johnny Baldwin: The only comment I've heard about him is that the two veteran MLBs on the roster look much better than him. We'll see in training camp, but he could be headed for the practice squad unless he can beat out Donte Curry for a ST position.

Manuel Ramirez, A.J. Davis, Ramzee Robinson: No comments of note.

PoopSandwich
06-22-2007, 02:06 PM
Eric looks he could start selling the rest of the team ecstasy pills and date raping the cheerleaders at anytime now.

Oh man you are so funny, maybe Eric can also go get some HGH from the Steelers I heard they have a huge supply.

T-RICH49
06-22-2007, 02:07 PM
For the Chiefs:

Dwayne Bowe: Started off slow but one he got more comfortable got better as OTA's went on.He has a bit of a hamstring injury right now but he has plenty of time to heal up

Tank Tyler: A little inconsistent.Started off domionating every OL he faced then started stuggling.

Kolby Smith: The coaches from what I hear love him.I was very impressed with what I saw as well.Made quick cuts and showed really good speed

Justin Medlok: Has been very impressive from evverything I have heard and read.Can flat out bomb kicks from long range

Brodie Croyle: Has also looked really good.IF(and that is a big if) the OL can keep him upright then I think Croyle will surprise quite a few people this year

UDFA Brad Eckwreckwu has really caught the eye of the coaches.Has caught almost everything thrown his way while Samie Parker has dropped quite a few passes.If I were Samie I'd get nervous

Acreboy
06-22-2007, 03:13 PM
you really think Young, Mitchell and Jones will be starters in a few years? Young probably but not the others. Its a minicamp/passing camp..your supposed to be doing well if u belong in NFLWho thought Marquis Colston would be a starter?

I rest my case.

PoopSandwich
06-22-2007, 04:14 PM
Who thought Marquis Colston would be a starter?

I rest my case.

In the preseason, alot of people did... Notice the trading of Stallworth.

Maybe they didn't think this when they drafted him, but very soon after people thought Colsten would start.

DeathbyStat
06-22-2007, 04:45 PM
Oh man you are so funny, maybe Eric can also go get some HGH from the Steelers I heard they have a huge supply.

What is there to be afraid of September 9.....Derek Anderson!?

PoopSandwich
06-22-2007, 05:06 PM
What is there to be afraid of September 9.....Derek Anderson!?

Yeah that's Derek Anderson in the picture...

No one fears the Steelers any more, you may still be better than Cleveland, but you guys aren't good anymore, don't be surprised if the Browns beat you guys September 9th.

DeathbyStat
06-22-2007, 05:08 PM
Yeah that's Derek Anderson in the picture...

No one fears the Steelers any more, you may still be better than Cleveland, but you guys aren't good anymore, don't be surprised if the Browns beat you guys September 9th.

At least your a realist

PoopSandwich
06-22-2007, 05:09 PM
Oh and by the way, you left something out of your sig.


The Mariners were clearly not thrilled with the detour before opening a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

"To tell the truth, I'm not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to," Ichiro said through an interpreter. "If I ever saw myself saying I'm excited going to Cleveland, I'd punch myself in the face, because I'm lying."

Yinz silly stooler fans!

And by the way, just because my sig says September 9th doesn't mean I expect to win, I'm just pumped because I love the football season, and there is reason to be afraid of K2 ;)

49ersfan_87
06-23-2007, 01:06 PM
Meh, there's no pads on at this time. I take all reports with a grain of salt. I'll wait until training camp/preseason, at the least.

Acreboy
06-23-2007, 02:23 PM
Meh, there's no pads on at this time. I take all reports with a grain of salt. I'll wait until training camp/preseason, at the least.
Last year Oakland 3-1 pre season.

Not a good indicator.

49ersfan_87
06-23-2007, 02:27 PM
Last year Oakland 3-1 pre season.

Not a good indicator.

I know...just think its better than minicamp.

EdReedUnstoppable
06-30-2007, 04:00 PM
Grubbs is working as the backup to Chris Chester at RG.

Yamon Figurs will be our return man.

Marshal Yanda is gonna be a backup at OG and OT.

Antwan Barnes will be a situational pass rusher much like Terrell Suggs was his rookie year. Barnes will also contribute on special teams.

Le'Ron McClain may be the starting FB right out of the starting gate.

Troy Smith is the future at QB for the Ravens.

Prescott Burgess could end up being a big contributor and starter on this defense down the line, but for right now expected to be a major contributor on special teams in the way that Adalius Thomas and Bart Scott were when they came to us as late rd picks.

CC.SD
06-30-2007, 04:12 PM
I really think Jonathan Joseph and Leon Hall will be a great combo down the line. That's some good drafting if you ask me.

Everything out of Chargers camps reads like the rest of this thread, but here's something interesting.

Our fifth round pick, WR Legedu Nanee of Boise State has caught Norv's eye to the point that they are designing new packages around him. He's got a great size and speed combo for a H-back/Fullback/WR/Tight End player, so apparently they're gonna move him all over the field looking for mismatches, which should be fun to watch. He's 6'2, 230, runs a 4.4, and he's built like an ox. Pretty cool.

umphrey
07-01-2007, 11:09 PM
I think a lot of people are still shaky on Harrell. Apparently it will take him awhile, possibly until next year, to be 100% because his injury is one that lingers. Personally I've been going back and forth on him but I've decided that I think he'll be a force at some point in his career but will be slow to contribute.

kmartin575
07-02-2007, 01:36 AM
Dwayne Bowe: Dropped alot of catches in rookie minicamps but then came on strong in full team minicamps. Made great catches and showed playmaking ability.

Tank Tyler: Was a beast in rookie minicamps but when he went up against some of the veterans he struggled a little bit. Probably nothing more than technique that needs to be fixed because he is easily one of if not the strongest players on the team.

Tyron Brackenridge: UDFA cornerback is supposedly looking pretty good. He could challenge for the nickleback spot.

Nate Harris: UDFA middle linebacker from Louisville could be the backup to Napoleon Harris. Is definitely a talented linebacker and has been practicing as the #2 ILB.

Turk McBride: Haven't heard a whole lot about him. I still have no clue what his long term position is, DE or DT. Supposedly looked very good in the rookie minicamps.

Brad Ekwerekwu: Has been very solid in minicamps and has shown great hands. However, he might struggle to make the roster this year since we already have alot of young wide receivers challenging to make the roster. Could be a practice squad candidate.

Marcus O'Keith: Marshawn Lynch's backup at Cal has looked good in practices but the Chiefs are pretty stacked at runningback so I don't see much of a chance of him making the roster. Could challenge for a 4th RB spot though if Derrick Ross is too worn out from NFLE and if he can play special teams.

Ean Randolph: Little known WR from South Florida is currently #1 on the depth chart as the punt returner so he has a great chance of making the roster.

Kolby Smith: Has shown good power, speed, and quickness in minicamps. One article out of KC compared him to a young Priest Holmes who was also a backup in college. Chances are he will never be an elite starter but he can be a top notch backup. How much of a chance he gets depends on what happens with Larry Johnson.

Primetime21
07-02-2007, 01:46 AM
Our fifth round pick, WR Legedu Nanee of Boise State has caught Norv's eye to the point that they are designing new packages around him. He's got a great size and speed combo for a H-back/Fullback/WR/Tight End player, so apparently they're gonna move him all over the field looking for mismatches, which should be fun to watch. He's 6'2, 230, runs a 4.4, and he's built like an ox. Pretty cool.

Hes a former QB so watch out for trick plays too. Man I pimped that man up during the combine. Hope he does well in Chargerland, just expect some dropped passes since he doesnt have the best concentration in the world.

JagHombre22
07-02-2007, 04:26 AM
JAGS

1) Reggie Nelson- will start, with the departure of both Deon Grant and Donovin Darius, Reggie Nelson will get to show his great playmaking ability right away...looked good in mini camp and showed great speed playing both FS and nickel CB...

2) Justin Durant- will not start, will be the number 2 behind Mike Peterson...has great speed and great athleticism....flies to the ball, in minicamp had an interception return for a touchdown that showed that he can do more than just tackle...

3) Mike Walker- Probably the most intriguing draft pick...not even one full year removed from tearing his ACL, runs a 4.28...instantly makes him the Jags fastest receiver...will play alot of slot...might see some time as the number 2 guy...will catch alot of passes that are 10+ yards...has the ability to become the Jags go to guy...

4) Adam Podlesh- first punter taken in the draft...steps in as the starter for departed Chris Hanson...great directional punter with an awesome leg...could be the probowl punter in a few seasons....

5) Josh Gattis- might see some playing time at both SS and FS...Gattis was a go getter at Wake Forest last season and played really well, he's a bit undersized which makes him an ideal candidate for the nickel CB spot, but none the less, the FO will use him at FS...Nelson at Nickel, Gattis at FS, Sensabaugh at SS

5) Uche Nwaneri- Will backup Manuwai and Meester at both guard and center...could become a starter in a few seasons, has the physical gifts...looked good in minicamp...

7) Chad Nkang- likely will not make the team...didn't do much in the minicamps...

7) John Broussard- this past leggy WR has a good chance to take Ernest Wilford's spot on the roster...he becomes the second fastest WR on the team, second to only other fellow rookie, Mike Walker, he's got great hands and showed great determination in minicamp..

bored of education
07-02-2007, 07:03 AM
Mike Walker, Jackie Battle and Marvin White were three guys I was huge on. I think Mike Walker will make an impact first day out their. And marvin White is just being Marvin White.

Flyboy
07-03-2007, 11:13 PM
JAGS

1) Reggie Nelson- will start, with the departure of both Deon Grant and Donovin Darius, Reggie Nelson will get to show his great playmaking ability right away...looked good in mini camp and showed great speed playing both FS and nickel CB...

2) Justin Durant- will not start, will be the number 2 behind Mike Peterson...has great speed and great athleticism....flies to the ball, in minicamp had an interception return for a touchdown that showed that he can do more than just tackle...

3) Mike Walker- Probably the most intriguing draft pick...not even one full year removed from tearing his ACL, runs a 4.28...instantly makes him the Jags fastest receiver...will play alot of slot...might see some time as the number 2 guy...will catch alot of passes that are 10+ yards...has the ability to become the Jags go to guy...

4) Adam Podlesh- first punter taken in the draft...steps in as the starter for departed Chris Hanson...great directional punter with an awesome leg...could be the probowl punter in a few seasons....

5) Josh Gattis- might see some playing time at both SS and FS...Gattis was a go getter at Wake Forest last season and played really well, he's a bit undersized which makes him an ideal candidate for the nickel CB spot, but none the less, the FO will use him at FS...Nelson at Nickel, Gattis at FS, Sensabaugh at SS

5) Uche Nwaneri- Will backup Manuwai and Meester at both guard and center...could become a starter in a few seasons, has the physical gifts...looked good in minicamp...

7) Chad Nkang- likely will not make the team...didn't do much in the minicamps...

7) John Broussard- this past leggy WR has a good chance to take Ernest Wilford's spot on the roster...he becomes the second fastest WR on the team, second to only other fellow rookie, Mike Walker, he's got great hands and showed great determination in minicamp..

Sounds like every player the Jags selected are HOFs...