View Full Version : NCAA Draft Finals: Michigan vs. Miami

05-25-2008, 10:40 AM
Each team was requires to have a freshman on offense and defense

Pick the team that you think would win this game.

Please look at the rosters and not the individual schools(Broth)


Spread offense. White under center gives us the flexibility to throw and run. Our two receivers are good YAC guys and Noel Devine in the open field is asking for trouble. We have an exceptional tandem of RBs with Devine and Stefon Johnson, who's a solid in between the tackles guy who averages nearly 6 ypc. Carlos Brown also offers a fast RB/slot WR type guy who is tailor made for this offense. The OL is by far the best in this draft. Smith and Boone are sure fire first rounders this year, O'Dowd and Davis were both excellent as true freshmen and Steinkuhler is a top 10 freshman recruit.

QB- Pat White (West Virginia), Senior
RB- Noel Devine (West Virginia), Sophomore
RB- Stefon Johnson (Southern Cal), Junior
WR- Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech), Redshirt sophomore
WR- Jarett Dillard (Rice), Senior
TE- Rob Gronkowski (Arizona), Sophomore
LT- Andre Smith (Alabama), Junior
LG- Baker Steinkuhler (Nebraska), Freshman
C- Kris O'Dowd (Southern Cal), Sophomore
RG- Anthony Davis (Rutgers), Sophomore
RT- Alex Boone (Ohio State), Senior
Extra: Carlos Brown, RB (Michigan), Junior

4-3 attacking defense. We have four very good all-around DL. Evans and Graham bring a great pass rush as does Shaugnessy, and Taylor is a terrific NT with his leverage. Our linebackers are fast and smart. Gerald McRath is the best player you've never heard of. He's a great SAM backer who finds his way into the backfield a lot. Jasper Brinkley is a possible first rounder this year who is your prototypical MIKE backer. Crum is terrific in coverage, a little undersized but makes up for it with great instincts and awareness. Chris Galippo comes off the bench and can play all 3 LB spots. Our DB group is outstanding. Eric Berry was the best DB in the SEC as a freshman, and will only get better. He's a top 3 DB in the nation. Hill is a stud freshman-to-be who displays great coverage awareness but is big enough to do some dirty work near the LOS. Warren and Harris are both great man coverage corners and will shut down anyone.

DE- Maurice Evans (Penn State), Junior
DT- Terrance Taylor (Michigan), Senior
DT- Matt Shaugnessy (Wisconsin), Senior
DE- Brandon Graham (Michigan), Junior
SLB- Gerald McRath (Southern Mississippi), Redshirt junior
MLB- Jasper Brinkley (South Carolina), Senior
WLB- Maurice Crum (Notre Dame), Redshirt senior
CB- Donovan Warren (Michigan), Sophomore
FS- Eric Berry (Tennessee), Sophomore
SS- Will Hill (Florida), Freshman
CB- Macho Harris (Virginia Tech), Senior

Extra: Chris Galippo, LB (Southern Cal) Sophomore

P- Zoltan Mesko (Michigan), Senior
K- Austin Starr (Indiana), Senior


Offense: Run 60/Pass 40 - Lots of 2 back sets, no one can stop Moreno and McCoy - Get the ball out of Carpenter's hands quickly, let WRs make plays in the open field

QB Rudy Carpenter - Arizona State
RB Knowshon Moreno - Georgia
RB LeSean McCoy - Pittsburgh
FB Brennan Southerland - Georgia
TE Kyle Randolph - Notre Dame*
WR Darius Heyward-Bey - Maryland
WR Arrelious Benn - Illinois
LT Andrew Gardner - Georgia Tech
LG Brandon Walker - Oklahoma
C Josh McNeil - Tennessee
RG Matt Slauson - Nebraska
RT Ciron Black - Louisiana State

Defense: Create pressure without blitzing - Let LBs be play makers - physical play by the secondary

RDE Greg Middleton - Indiana
UT Demonte' Bolden - Tennessee
NT DeMarcus Granger - Oklahoma
LDE Allen Bailey - Miami
OLB Jerrell Harris - Alabama*
MLB Rey Maualuga - Southern Cal
OLB Marcus Freeman - Ohio State
CB Captain Munnerlyn - South Carolina
FS William Moore - Mizzou
SS Michael Hamlin - Clemson
CB Derek Pegues - Mississippi State
NB D.J. Moore - Vanderbilt

K Thomas Webber - Arizona State
P Kevin Huber - Cincinnati

*= Freshman

05-25-2008, 02:13 PM
Wow I am getting ape ******

05-26-2008, 05:06 PM
This is hard to pick...I should just pick both or not vote at all.

05-27-2008, 10:45 PM
bumpity bump

05-28-2008, 02:00 AM
Rudy Carpenter FTW

05-28-2008, 02:12 AM
If this is an actual football game I go with Miami. Shaughnessy is a decent DE against the run, but there's no way he'd hold up at DT. I also don't like all the youth in Michigan's interior Offensive line.

06-03-2008, 04:44 PM
very close

you cheating bastard