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    Does anyone have any Post-Draft Tidbits? You know, things revealed after the draft about where your favorite (or any other team) would go with any of their picks? I only have one i know, and its about the 49ers.

    On one of the blogs run by a very reliable 49ers beat writer (Matt Maiocco), he said the remaining players on the 49ers big board at 29 were Balmer, Merling, and Lofton. So if Balmer was gone, i think Merling or Lofton would be a 49er.

    So, anyone else have some post-draft reveals?

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    Apparently the Ravens called St. Louis thinking about a trade up. St. Louis called Atlanta and asked to swap picks + give them a 2nd. Atlanta called their bluff.

    If Atlanta had not taken Matt Ryan, they would have taken Glenn Dorsey, and then traded up for Chad Henne.

    "He's the leader of the next great class of NFL players." - John Elway on Matt Ryan

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    • #3
      Scott Linehan said on Sirus radio yesterday that they had red falgs on Dorsey's health and that they were saying otherwise trying to entice a team to trade up with them. Color me skeptical though as I think they are trying to reason for not drafting him.

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      • #4
        Apparently the Packers were close to making a deal that would have seen them move up for Brian Brohm. Luckily he was still availible when our pick came around anyway.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BPhilb View Post
          Scott Linehan said on Sirus radio yesterday that they had red falgs on Dorsey's health and that they were saying otherwise trying to entice a team to trade up with them. Color me skeptical though as I think they are trying to reason for not drafting him.
          LOL - that's called saving face.
          The whole world loves neophyte athletic tight end Jimmy Graham from Miami with the 95th pick. "Best pick in the draft,'' one AFC coach told me. "Give him time, and in that offense, he'll be better than [Jeremy] Shockey by the start of next year.''

          “We know that no matter the adversity, be it the lockout, be it the suspension or be it a hurricane, our men will pull together and defend the honor of this city. We’ve shown we’ve been able to do that.” - Jabari Greer

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          • #6
            Apparently the Lions were very impressed with the 'second group' of RB's.. So much that they didn't really consider taking Jonathan Stewart or Rashard Mendenhall in Round 1. That second batch being Ray Rice, Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, and Kevin Smith. The first three were taken and the Lions felt the need to jump ahead of the Rams to draft Kevin Smith and the rest is history.

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            • #7
              I read in the Boston Globe that the Patriots had Shawn Crable on the phone and were about to draft him 69th when the Chargers offer for the pick (used for Jacob Hester) came in. They kept him on hold after that and then drafted him 78th. I imagine it must have been an awkward phone call after that trade came in. Glad it worked out though.
              Let's get it done Spaziani.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lions WMD View Post
                Apparently the Lions were very impressed with the 'second group' of RB's.. So much that they didn't really consider taking Jonathan Stewart or Rashard Mendenhall in Round 1. That second batch being Ray Rice, Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, and Kevin Smith. The first three were taken and the Lions felt the need to jump ahead of the Rams to draft Kevin Smith and the rest is history.
                i really like the kevin smith pick for the lions...i think he can become a solid starter adn take about 70% of the carries while giving the other ones to tatum bell, a good compliment
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lions WMD View Post
                  Apparently the Lions were very impressed with the 'second group' of RB's.. So much that they didn't really consider taking Jonathan Stewart or Rashard Mendenhall in Round 1. That second batch being Ray Rice, Chris Johnson, Matt Forte, and Kevin Smith. The first three were taken and the Lions felt the need to jump ahead of the Rams to draft Kevin Smith and the rest is history.
                  I think I would have liked the Lions drafting Rice in the 2nd and then either Dizon or Wheeler in the 3rd. I'm not sure about Kevin Smith, he seems a bit boom-or-bust to me, whereas Ray to me is a potential #1. Like Forte, who my guess is the Lions absolutely wanted to draft in the 2nd round ... but the Bears thought highly of him as well and took him with the previous pick. Smith might make it though, maybe more so if they really go to a power-running style. They've got some of the OL to do it, with Bachus at LT, Cherilus at RT, and 07 draft pick Manny Ramirez at RG.

                  Also, I wonder if the Colts would have indeed drafted Cliff Avril in the 3rd round. Because obviously the Lions thought so, maybe Marinelli knew Tony Dungy well enough to suspect it, as they purposefully traded up to the pick right before the Colts to draft Avril. Good pick by the Lions there, if they keep him at DE, and the Colts made off with Wheeler so I can't say I was disappointed.
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                  • #10
                    The Eagles were looking at Brandon Albert or Chris Williams... but apparently we're surprised when the Bears picked Williams... they knew that Chiefs would take Albert at 17, so they called the Cardinals about moving up... the Cardinals declined because they weren't sure their guy would be there at 19... the Cardinals then apparently told the Chiefs, so the Chiefs called the Lions when they were up to swap picks... the Eagles then called the Lions but the deal was getting done with the Chiefs...

                    Then the Eagles were prepared to take Aqib Talib or Jeff Otah when the Panthers called...

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                    • #11
                      apparently the patriots had called dallas to move up to get cornerback zach bowman, and had a deal in place. the problem though was that chicago took bowman with the pick right before dallas (fifth round).

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                      • #12
                        Beau Bell who the Browns took with the 5th pick of the fourth round was the 35th overall player on their draft board. Talk about getting your guy.

                        BTW, good idea for a thread.

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                        • #13
                          The Saints had a first-round grade on Carl Nicks.
                          The whole world loves neophyte athletic tight end Jimmy Graham from Miami with the 95th pick. "Best pick in the draft,'' one AFC coach told me. "Give him time, and in that offense, he'll be better than [Jeremy] Shockey by the start of next year.''

                          “We know that no matter the adversity, be it the lockout, be it the suspension or be it a hurricane, our men will pull together and defend the honor of this city. We’ve shown we’ve been able to do that.” - Jabari Greer

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                          • #14
                            It seems Tyrell Johnson was number 17 on the Vikings' board. That's why they traded up and got him with the 43rd pick.

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                            • #15
                              Bears were considering taking QB JD Booty at the 4th round pick but because it was unanimously felt that safety Steltz was a potential starter took him instead. Booty almost lasted to their 5th round pick but the Vikings traded up and pounced on him.

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