View Full Version : Build a Team of Prospects: Finalists Vote

01-26-2011, 08:06 PM
The thread: http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45323

It was faaaaaar from easy, but between myself and TACKLE, we've managed to narrow down our group of finalists. We had a few that we both agreed on in our top 10 lists, who moved into this round automatically. I took a few others that we each ranked highly individually to round it out. I originally said I wanted at least 5, and we got that, but I decided to expand the number to include more teams so you all have more of a say in the winner.

So please read each team posted below and vote for the one you think is best. (Please avoid voting for your own team if you are a finalist, it will look cheap on your part.)

Whoever is in the lead after 3 days will be declared the winner. I may bump the thread occasionally to ensure the most votes are submitted.

Finally, if we didn't pick your team....sorry. It would take an eternity to explain each and every choice, so please don't pester us about it. (or don't pester me...you can pester TACKLE as much as you want, lol.) The selection process is extremely difficult, that's why I've included more teams so as to allow for more opinions in the final voting. There were many great teams, but only so many could be chosen.

So, without further ado, here are your finalists!! (no particular order)

Team 1: ThePudge:
Offense: Pro-style, Ball-control offense
Defense: 3-4, aggressive

QB: Andy Dalton - TCU (Outside Top 100)
RB: Trent Richardson - Alabama (2012)
FB: Henry Hynoski - Pittsburgh (Outside Top 100)
WR: Julio Jones - Alabama (Top 15)
TE: D.J. Williams - Arkansas (Outside Top 100)
LT: Anthony Castonzo - Boston College (Top 30)
LG: Danny Watkins - Baylor (Top 100)
C: Stefan Wisniewski - Penn State (Top 50)
RG: Keith Williams - Nebraska (Outside Top 100)
RT: Orlando Franklin - Miami (Top 75)
WR: Greg Little - North Carolina (Top 100)

DE: Cameron Heyward - Ohio State (Top 30)
NT: Phil Taylor - Baylor (Top 100)
DE: Muhammed Wilkerson - Temple (Top 75)
OLB: Justin Houston- Georgia (Top 50)
ILB: Martez Wilson - Illinois (Top 75)
ILB: K.J. Wright - Mississippi State (Outside Top 100)
OLB: Tom Kaiser - Stanford (Outside Top 100)
CB: Patrick Peterson - LSU (Top 5)
FS: Deunta Williams - North Carolina (Top 100)
SS: Jeron Johnson - Boise State (Outside Top 100)
CB: Davon House - New Mexico State (Outside Top 100)

Team 2: STRIP:
Pro Style/Run to set up the pass

QB: Ryan Mallett
RB: Mikel Leshoure
FB: Stanley Havili
WR1: Alshon Jeffrey
WR2: Terrence Tolliver
TE: D.J. Williams
LT: Anthony Costanzo
LG: John Moffitt
C: Kristopher O’Dowd
RG: Zach Hurd
RT: Lee Ziemba

3-4 Heavy blitz with impact pass rushers, Peterson+Prince duo allow for every down blitzing

LDE Sione Fua
NT Phil Taylor
RDE Cameron Heyward
LOLB Justin Houston
LILB Casey Matthews
RILB Mason Foster
ROLB Dontay Moch
CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Prince Amukamara
FS: Robert Sands
SS: Deandre Mcdaniel

Team 3: Diabsoule:
Offense – Smashmouth style. Power run game that uses the run to set up the pass/play-action. Old style Pittsburgh Steelers, recent Miami Dolphins style. Passing game utilizes the West Coat offense. Leshoure is the all-purpose back while Helu is brought in to help soften up the defense and grind out the tough yards. Wide receivers are physical and can operate in the short/intermediate passing game of the WCO.

Defense- 3-4. Aggressive, blitz-heavy style that emphasizes putting pressure on the QB and stopping the run. Example would be Dick LeBeau's Pittsburgh defense. Pressure can come from anywhere with all of the linebackers capable of blitzing effectively. Corners will be left on islands quite often due to their capability. Johnson will act as the center fielder which will allow Black to play closer to the line giving his ability in stopping the run.

Offense -
QB – Greg McElroy, Alabama (Outside Top 100)
RB – Mikel Leshoure, Illinois (Top 75)
RB – Roy Helu, Jr, Nebraska (Outside Top 100)
WR – Niles Paul, Nebraska (Outside Top 100)
WR – Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (NCAA)
TE – D.J. Williams, Arkansas (Outside Top 100)
LT – Derek Sherrod, Mississippi St (Top 30)
LG – Danny Watkins, Baylor (Top 100)
C – Brandon Fusco, Slippery Rock (Outside Top 100)
RG – John Moffit, Wisconsin (Top 100)
RT – Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin (Top 50)

Defense -
DE – Sione Fua, Stanford (Outside Top 100)
NT – Phil Taylor, Baylor (Top 100)
DE – Cam Jordan, Cal (Top 30)
OLB – Justin Houston, Georgia (Top 50)
ILB – Mason Foster, Washington (Top 75)
ILB – Casey Matthews, Oregon (Outside Top 100)
OLB – Brooks Reed, Arizona (Top 75)
CB – Patrick Peterson, LSU (Top 5)
CB – Prince Amukamara, Nebraska (Top 15)
FS – Jeron Johnson, Boise St (Outside Top 100)
SS – Ahmad Black, Florida (Top 100)

Team 4: ElectricEye:
Offensive game plan; Built to pass from the line up. Not a power running game, but plenty of targets capable of picking yards up underneath in conjunction with lighter, more athletic linemen who can pull and block down the field. Lot's of hurry up. Not afraid to take shots down the field with Smith and Alshon Jeffrey.

QB: Ricky Stanzi, Iowa (Top 100 Selection)
RB: Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington (Non Top 100 Selection)
WR: Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (2012 Selection)
WR: Torrey Smith, Maryland(Top 50 Selection)
WR: Greg Salas, Hawaii (Non Top 100 Selection)
TE/H-Back: DJ Williams, Arkansas (Non Top 100 Selection)
LT: Nate Solder, Colorado (Top 30 Selection)
LG: Danny Watkins, Baylor (100 Selection)
C: Kristofer O’Dowd, USC (Non Top 100 Selection)
RG: James Carpenter, Alabama (Non Top 100 Selection)
RT: Marcus Gilbert, Florida (Non Top 100 Selection)

Defensive gameplan; Really like this group. Two gap 3-4 where the line responsibility is to occupy blockers and rush the passer second. Lots of pressure from the second level with Brooks Reed and Robert Quinn both coming regularly and Martez Wilson and Mike Mohamed more than capable of coming on the blitz as well. Hopefully a dominating set of corners with Jimmy Smith and Prince Amukamara shutting down receivers to open up the blitz packages.

DE: Cameron Heyward, Ohio State (Top 30 Selectiton)
NT: Phil Taylor, Baylor (Top 100 Selection)
DE: Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple (Top 75 Selection)
LOLB: Robert Quinn, North Carolina (Top Five Selection)
MLB: Mike Mohamed, Cal (Non Top 100)
MLB: Martez Wilson, Illonis (Top 75 Selection)
ROLB: Brooks Reed, Arizona (Top 75 Selection)
CB: Prince Amukamara, Nebraska (Top Fifteen Selection)
CB: Jimmy Smith, Colorado (Top 50 Selection)
SS: Jaiquwan Jarrett, Temple (Non Top 100)
FS: Deunta Williams, North Carolina (Top 100 Selection)

Team 5: Fenikz:
QB Andy Dalton(Unranked)
RB Shane Vereen(Top 100)
FB Stanley Havilii(Unranked)
TE D.J. Williams(Unranked)
WR A.J. Green(Top 5)
WR Randall Cobb(Top 75)
LT Jonathan Martin(NCAA)
LG Ben Ijalana(Top 50)
C Kristofer O’Dowd(Unranked)
RG Mike Pouncey(Top 50)
RT Danny Watkins(Top 100)

RDE Da'Quan Bowers(Top 15)
DT Stephen Paea(Top 30)
DT Lawrence Guy(Unranked)
LDE J.J. Watt(Top 30)
OLB Mason Foster(Top 75)
MLB Casey Matthews(Unranked)
OLB K.J. Wright(Unranked)
CB Brandon Burton(Top 75)
FS Deunta Williams(Top 100)
SS DeAndre McDaniel(Top 100)
CB Davon House(Unranked)

Offense: Between, Cobb, Havilli, Vereen & Williams you should see a lot of underneath passes which should open things up for Green in 1 on 1 coverage. Behind an amazing line Dalton should have all day.

Ideal OC: Josh McDaniels

Defense: D-line should be able to create massive amounts of pressure without blitzing allowing linebackers to make plays and the secondary to do their jobs

Ideal DC: Gregg Williams

Team 6: nepg:
QB - Matt Barkley, QB, USC
RB - Mikel Lehoure, RB, Illinois
WR - AJ Green, WR, Georgia
WR - Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
SL - Matt Szczer, Utility, Villanova
TE - Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
LT - Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
LG - Mike Pouncey, OL, Florida
OC - Kris O'Dowd, C, USC
RG - James Carpenter, OG, Alabama
RT - Lee Ziemba, OT, Auburn

Standard Jim Johnson or Jim Bates 4-3.
LE - Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
DT - Sione Fua, DT, Stanford
NT - Kenrick Ellis, DT, Hampton
RE - Steven Friday, DE, Virginia Tech
WB - Lawrence Wilson, OLB, Connecticut
IB - Martez Wilson, MLB, Illinois
SB - Casey Matthews, LB, Oregon
CB - Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
FS - Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina
SS - Ahmad Black, S, Florida
CB - Curtis Brown, CB, Texas

Team 7: jrdrylie:
Offense: Pro Style
Defense: Aggressive 4-3

QB- Andy Dalton TCU
RB- DeMarco Murray Oklahoma
WR- Julio Jones Georgia
WR- Niles Paul Nebraska
WR- Greg Salas Hawaii
TE- DJ Williams Arkansas
OT- Derek Sherrod Mississippi State
OT- Lee Ziemba LSU
OG- John Moffitt Wisconsin
OG- James Carpenter Alabama
C- Stefen Wisniewski Penn State

DE- Greg Romeus Pitt
DT- Jurrell Casey USC
DT- Drake Nevis LSU
DE- Brandon Jenkins FSU
OLB- Dontay Moch Nevada
MLB- Casey Matthews Oregon
OLB- Akeem Ayers UCLA
CB- Patrick Peterson LSU
CB- Chykie Brown Texas
FS- Jerron Johnson Boise State
SS- Deunta Williams UNC

Team 8: GB12:

Offense: 55-45 run favored; utilizes a fullback as a lead blocker; west coast style passing game with heavy use of the tight end; kind of comparable to the 2010 Atlanta Falcons

Defense: Dom Capers 3-4; two shutdown corners open up the playbook to bring pressure with the blitz; strong heavy line to free up the linebackers

QB: Matt Barkley (2012)
RB: Mikel Leshoure (75)
FB: Owen Marecic (Un)
WR: Jon Baldwin (50)
WR: Austin Pettis (Un)
TE: Lance Kendricks (75)
LT: Derrek Sherrod (30)
LG: John Moffitt (100)
C: Kristofer O'dowd (Un)
RG: Andrew Jackson (Un)
RT: Lee Ziemba (100)

DE: JJ Watt (30)
NT: Jerrell Powe (75)
DE: Sione Fua (Un)
OLB: Justin Houston (50)
ILB: Casey Matthews (Un)
ILB: KJ Wright (Un)
OLB: Greg Romeus (100)
CB: Patrick Peterson (5)
FS: Ahmad Black (100)
SS: Tyler Sash (Un)
CB: Prince Amukamara (15)

Team 9: HinesWardJr:
Offense: 3 wide
Defense: 3-4 agressive style like the Steelers

QB: Andy Dalton TCU (Not in Top 100)
RB: Shane Vereen California (Top 100)
WR: Alshton Jeffery South Carolina (2012)
WR: Julio Jones Alabama (Top 15)
WR: Jerrell Jernigan Troy (Top 75)
TE: Julius Thomas Portland State (Not in top 100)
LT: Tyron Smith USC (Top 30)
LG: John Moffitt Wisconsin (Top 100)
C: Kristofer O'Dowd USC (Not in top 100)
RG: Marcus Gilbert Florida (Not in top 100)
RT: Gabe Carimi Wisconsin (Top 50)

DE: Cameron Heyward Ohio State (Top 30)
NT: Jerrell Powe Ole Miss (Top 75)
DE: Lawrence Guy ASU (Not in Top 100)
OLB: Chris Carter Fresno State (Not in top 100)
MLB: Mason Foster Washington (Top 75)
MLB: Nate Irving NC State (Not in top 100)
OLB: Mario Addison Troy (Not in top 100)
CB: Patrick Peterson LSU (Top 5)
FS: Duenta Williams North Carolina (Top 100)
SS: DeAndre McDaniel Clemson (Top 100)
CB: Jimmy Smith Colorado (Top 50)

Team 10: Caddy:
Offense: Pro Style, Run to set up the pass
Defense: Base 4-3, Heavy blitzing

QB: Matt Barkley (NCAA)
RB: Graig Cooper, Outside 100
FB: Stanley Havili, Outside 100
TE: Virgil Green, Outside 100
WR: Jon Baldwin, Top 50
WR: Ronald Johnson, Outside 100
LT: Nate Solder, Top 30
LG: Andrew Jackson, Outside 100
C: Kristofer O'Dowd, Outside 100
RG: John Moffit, Top 100
RT: Lee Ziemba, Top 100

DE: Da'Quan Bowers, Top 15
DT: Nick Fairley, Top 5
DT: Muhammed Wilkerson, Top 75
DE: Ryan Kerrigan, Top 30
OLB: Ross Homan, Outside 100
MLB: Quan Sturdivant, Top 75
OLB: K.J. Wright, Outside 100
CB: Brandon Burton, Top 75
CB: Jimmy Smith, Top 50
FS: Ahmad Black, Top 100
SS: DeAndre McDaniel, Top 100

01-26-2011, 08:08 PM
If anyone notices any grievous mistakes, like I pasted in the wrong team or something, let me know and I'll fix to the best of my ability.

Thanks again to everyone who participated.

01-26-2011, 09:09 PM

01-26-2011, 09:17 PM
This is so tough. It's really pretty cool to even make this. Some real good teams got left off for this bunch as well, so credit goes out to them for all the work they put into this as well.

01-26-2011, 09:24 PM
These were really tough to judge. This year in particular because a lot of the teams were very similar. A lot of really close calls. The one's that get picked tend to be the one's that have something that standout about them.

Once again, thank you to all who participated.

01-26-2011, 09:26 PM
A lot of these teams seem like they're made up of nothing but big names who aren't actually good players. GB12 has the best group of players to me.

01-26-2011, 09:35 PM
I am, without a doubt, going to make the next one more challenging somehow. I'll think of a way. This one was faaaar too tough to judge and separate.

01-26-2011, 10:00 PM
QB: Chris Ponder - Might have went Gabbert if all this first round stuff didn't pop up. (top 100)
RB: Graig Cooper/Jacquizz Rodgers (not ranked)
FB: Owen Marecic (not ranked)

TE: Jordan Cameron (not ranked)
WR: Greg Little (top 100)
WR: Dwayne Harris (not ranked)
WR: DeAndre Brown

OL: Nate Solder (top 30)
OL: James Carpenter (not ranked)
C: Kris O'Dowd (not ranked)
OL: John Moffitt (top 100)
OL: Marcus Gilbert (not ranked)

DE: Kenrick Ellis (not ranked)
NT: Jerrell Powe (top 75)
DE: Cameron Heyward (top 30)

OLB: Brooks Reed (top 75)
ILB: KJ Wright (not ranked)
ILB: Mark Herzlich (top 50)
OLB/DE: Aldon Smith (top 15)

CB: Patrick Peterson (top 5)
CB: Janoris Jenkins (2012)

S: Ahmad Black (top 100)
S: Robert Sands (unranked)

P: Ryan Donahue (unranked)
K: Alex Henery

Absolute destruction. You will all rue the day. Rue it you shall. I hold zero doubts to this. Not even a hint or a clue. This is true, so that you shall rue. You chose not to be shrew, so thou shalt rue! Maybe you can all gather together as a crew to rue. Perhaps you can rue with no shoes.

01-26-2011, 10:06 PM
I really like ElectricEye's offense, and the defense is solid, so I went with him.

01-26-2011, 10:11 PM
I really like ElectricEye's offense, and the defense is solid, so I went with him.

He got my vote too. The D was almost as good as mine.

01-26-2011, 10:13 PM
Caddy's team is the best.

01-26-2011, 10:14 PM
I went with STRIP, but it was a tossup between him and GB12 for me.

01-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Darn it I swear I had a shoot oh well it was fun to create my own team for rookies.You guys ever thought about doing one of these for the pros just for fun .

01-26-2011, 10:22 PM
I concentrated most of my picks on defense and used a lot of the players who have been very effective during the Senior Bowl practices

01-26-2011, 10:48 PM
Barkley, Green, Jones, and a baseball bat.

01-28-2011, 10:12 AM
I went with Diabsoule. The offense isn't explosive but would be productive behind a very steady offensive line and Jeffrey would offer McElroy a nice target as well. The two RBs would help keep a nice ball control type offense. The defense simply scares me it is that good. The two CBs speak for themselves but Black could even man up on slot WRs leaving Johnson to play in the deep middle. The pass rush would be tremendous and the two ILBs are nice fits.

01-28-2011, 11:53 AM
We need more votes.

01-28-2011, 12:24 PM
Caddy got it by a small margin

01-28-2011, 08:28 PM
C'mon guys, we need more votes! We have a major clusterfu...dge...going on.

01-28-2011, 09:44 PM
Jesus, everyone but me voted for themselves haha.

Pat Sims 90
01-29-2011, 01:06 AM
I went with GB12

01-29-2011, 10:04 AM
There definitely needs to be a way to differentiate the entries more next time, a 6-way tie is no good.

01-29-2011, 11:26 AM
I may not win, but you cannot deny that my WRs, OL, DL, and secondary is aboslutely beastly.

01-29-2011, 01:37 PM
There definitely needs to be a way to differentiate the entries more next time, a 6-way tie is no good.

Agreed. I absolutely plan on thinking of a way to make it more challening.

Btw, final day before the poll closes. If we have a tie at that time, I plan on breaking it myself.

01-29-2011, 02:13 PM
I have to give it to Diabsoule.
I really like his defense. It is solid everywhere (one exception would be Casey Matthews but..).
I like his line, and his running backs (Helu in particular)
Peterson + Prince as CBs?

01-29-2011, 04:39 PM
I went with Strip. I really like that defense and the o-line is really solid. My other vote goes to Pudge and Diabsoule.

01-29-2011, 05:01 PM
Since everyone else already did, I voted for myself, but I do think I have the best team. diabsoule would be second and ghettosermon third.

01-29-2011, 05:02 PM
If we're all voting for ourselves I might as well join that party.

01-29-2011, 05:04 PM
STRIP and Hines still need to join the party.

01-29-2011, 05:05 PM
If we end up with a tie, and one of the tied teams didn't vote for himself, that team wins the tiebreaker.

01-29-2011, 05:07 PM
If we end up with a tie, and one of the tied teams didn't vote for himself, that team wins the tiebreaker.

Definitely agree with that.

01-29-2011, 05:14 PM
I went with STRIP. His defense is nasty.

01-30-2011, 07:36 PM
Well, it would seem that Mr. STRIP won. Congrats good sir, I'm glad to see I have good taste as well.

When I began grading, I looked at his team...wrote down his name and triple starred it. That defense is just ridiculous....plus he went out on the Mallett limb...one of the only ones who did. Mallett with two big target WRs and two power backs....a "lunch pail" o-line....nice.

And they are going to be nightmarish for opposing offenses. If PP shuts down one side...and Prince the other....with that front 7 getting after the passer....mmm awesome.

Congrats STRIP, you've earned it. I am unable to rep you however....so.....yeah.

01-30-2011, 07:53 PM
STRIP's team was actually #2 on my list so it looks like we can agree on this one. Congrats man. Nice job.

Thanks again to all who participated and to BeerBaron for putting this all together.

01-30-2011, 07:53 PM
Congrats man, well deserved.

01-30-2011, 08:37 PM
STRIP's team was actually #2 on my list so it looks like we can agree on this one. Congrats man. Nice job.

Thanks again to all who participated and to BeerBaron for putting this all together.

Who was #1 on your list?

01-30-2011, 09:51 PM
Who was #1 on your list?

fenikz. You were 3rd.

I didn't rank them 1-10 but I did rank a few at the top (can't remember how many) just so they were at the top of the list to make sure BB would include them.

02-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Nice I guess that I missed the poll. My vote would have gone to Nepg, close 2nd Diabsoule except I wouldn't trust Mcelroy.