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  • My early general draft expectations

    To get an idea on the depth and strengths of the draft, I did up a general positional approximation (by round) of how I expect the draft to unfold at this early stage.

    Round 1

    QB: Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen
    RB: CJ Spiller, Jahvid Best
    WR: Dez Bryant, Arrelius Benn, Golden Tate
    TE: Anthony Hernandez, Jermaine Gresham
    T: Russel Okung, Trent Williams, Anthony Davis, Bruce Campbell, Vladimir Ducasse
    G: Mike Iupati

    DE: Derrick Morgan, Carlos Dunlap, Jason Pierre-Paul, Everson Griffen
    DT: Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy, Brian Price, Dan Williams
    OLB: Serio Kindle, Sean Weatherspoon
    ILB: Rolando McClain
    CB: Joe Haden, Patrick Robinson, Kareem Jackson
    S: Eric Berry, Earl Thomas, Taylor Mays

    Round 2

    QB: Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy
    RB: Jonathan Dwyer, Ryan Matthews
    WR: Damian Williams, Brandon LaFell, Mardy Gillard, Jordan Shipley
    TE: Ron Gronkowski, Anthony McCoy
    T: Bryan Bulaga, Charles Brown
    G: Jon Asamoah
    C: Maurkice Pouncey, JD Walton

    DE: Greg Hardy, Corey Wootton
    DT: Jared Odrick, Terrance Cody, Arthur Jones
    OLB: Eric Norwood, Novarro Bowman, Jerry Hughes
    ILB: Brandon Spikes, Daryl Washington
    CB: Donovan Warren, Dominique Franks, Amari Spievey, Perrish Cox
    S: Chad Jones, Morgan Burnett, Nate Allen

    Round 3

    QB: Tony Pike, Jevan Snead
    RB: Darius Marshall, Anthony Dixon, Montario Hardesty
    FB: Toby Gerhart
    WR: Mike Williams, Carlton Williams, Demaryius Thomas, Jeremy Williams
    TE: Ed Dickson, Garret Graham
    T: Tony Washington, Jason Fox, Kyle Calloway
    G: Mike Johnson, Roger Saffold
    C: Matt Tennant

    DE: Lindsay Witten, Jermaine Cunningham
    DT: D'Anthony Smith, Tyson Aluala, Geno Atkins
    OLB: Ricky Sapp, Brandon Graham, Thad Gibson, Roddrick Muckelroy
    ILB: Sean Lee
    CB: Kyle Wilson, Brandon Ghee, Jerome Murphy
    S: Reshad Jones, Major Wright, Rennie Curran (SS), Robert Johnson

    *Assuming 3 Compensation picks

    Round 4

    QB: Sean Canfield, Levi Brown
    RB: Ben Tate, Charles Scott
    FB: Rashawn Jackson
    WR: Antonio Brown, Eric Decker, Danario Alexander, Chris Bell
    TE: Dennis Pitta, Colin Peek, Jimmy Graham, Michael Hoomanawanui
    T: Selvish Capers, Ciron Black
    G: Zane Beadles, Sergio Render
    C: Ted Larsen

    DE: Willie Young, George Selvie, Jason Worilds
    DT: Lamarr Houston, Abe Koroma, Al Woods
    OLB: Justin Cole, Brandon Lang, Darryl Sharpton
    ILB: Pat Angerer, Jamar Chaney
    CB: Syd'Quan Thompson, Trevard Lindley, Javier Arenas
    S: Darrell Stuckey, Myron Lewis, TJ Ward, Larry Asante, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah

    *Assuming 4 Compensation picks

    Round 5

    QB: Daryll Clark, Tim Hiller
    RB: Joe McKnight, Dexter McCluster, Chris Brown
    WR: Mico McSwain, Jacoby Ford, Riley Cooper, Andre Roberts
    TE: Nate Byham, Jameson Konz
    T: Jared Veldheer, Adam Ulatoski, Ed Wang
    G: John Jerry, Shawn Lauvao
    C: Eric Olsen

    DE: Austin Lane, CJ Wilson, Alex Carrington
    DT: Jeff Owens, Mike Neal, Boo Robinson
    OLB: Kevin Basped, Dekoda Watson, O'Brien Schofield, AJ Edds, Dexter Davis
    ILB: Micah Johnson, Mike McLaughlin
    CB: Devin Courtney, Alterraun Verner, Walter Thurmond III
    S: Kam Chancellor, Harry Coleman, Barry Church

    *Assuming 4 Compensation picks

    Round 6

    QB: John Skelton, Dan LeFevour
    RB: James Starks, Stafon Johnson, Andre Anderson
    FB: Manas Tonga
    WR: Chris McGaha, Taylor Price, Armanti Edwards, Dexter McCluster
    TE: Richard Dickson, Andrew Quarless
    T: Kevin Haslam, Sam Young, Cole Pemberton
    G: Mitch Petrus, Reggie Stephens
    C: John Estes

    DE: Rahim Alem, Antonio Colemen, Jamie Kirlew
    DT: Kade Weston, Vince Oghabaase, Aleric Mullins
    OLB: Rico McCoy, Larry Hart, Cameron Sheffield
    ILB: Ryan D'Imperio, Joe Pawelek
    CB: Brian Jackson, Devin Ross, Sherrick McManus
    S: Terrell Skinner, Darian Stewart, Kyle McCarthy, Myron Rolle

    *Assuming 4 Compensation picks

    Round 7

    QB: Mike Kafka, Zac Robinson
    RB: Javarris James, LeGarette Blount, Lonyae Miller
    FB: Dorin Dickerson, Cody Slade
    WR: Namaan Roosevelt, Bryan Anderson, Blair White
    TE: Dedrick Epps, Tony Moeaki
    T: Chris Scott, Casy Knips, Derek Hardman
    G: Cord Howard, Brandon Carter
    C: Chris Hall, Kenny Alfred

    DE: Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Greg Middleton, Eric Moncur
    DT: DeMarcus Granger, Cam Thomas, Corey Peters
    OLB: Koa Misi, Dexter Davis, Perry Riley
    ILB: Reggie Carter, Reed Williams
    CB: Walter McFadden, Chris Cooke, Jamar Wall, Nolan Carroll
    S: Justin Woodall, Jonathan Amaya, Russell Anderson, Kurt Coleman

    K: Leigh Tiffin, Aaron Pettrey
    P: Zoltan Mesko

    *Assuming 9 Compensation picks
    Last edited by Big_Pete; 01-15-2010, 06:03 PM. Reason: updated to include underclassmen as they declare

  • #2
    You need to get Brandon Graham in there.

    Nice list though.


    • #3
      i dont get navarro bowman over sean weatherspoon

      Saints 2014 draft wish list:
      - No pass rusher till the fourth round (or preferably at all)
      - Corner or Wideout in the first
      - No reaching
      - No Kelvin Benjamin


      • #4
        Originally posted by LickaMahfeetz View Post
        You need to get Brandon Graham in there.

        Nice list though.
        Apologies, that has been fixed.

        Naturally there will be various different opinions etc

        but for me it gives a rough idea of the depth of the various positions and a basis for my estimation of where players will go rather than a straight, this player will go in round x without considering the positional depth or the strengths of other positions.


        • #5
          Originally posted by wicket View Post
          i dont get navarro bowman over sean weatherspoon
          imho both are roughly in the same late 1st/early-mid 2nd range and could go either way. I can see where you are coming from and am happy to flip them.

          Please remember these are my very preliminary guess-timations and it is all very fluid. Obviously we will have a much better idea after the senior bowl, combine and workouts.

          hopefully it gives some general idea of the various strengths and weaknesses of the drafts.

          This is obviously a work in progress, I am happy to take any feedback or suggestions; constructive criticism is also welcome
          Last edited by Big_Pete; 01-13-2010, 06:35 AM.


          • #6
            Nice list but I think the some of the tackles u have in the mid rounds will go earlier (Selvish Capers & Ciron Black). Over all the list is pretty good tho..
            RIP Sean Taylor....

            MarkieMark's dream 2010 Redskins mock: Updated 4/9
            Round 1- OT Brian Bulaga- Iowa
            Round 4- OT Sam Young- Notre Damn
            Round 5- C John Estes- Hawaii
            Round 7- RB/WR/KR/PR Trindon Holliday- LSU


            • #7
              a few surprises that im not sure i agree with and some close calls.

              Originally posted by Big_Pete View Post
              To get an idea on the depth and strengths of the draft, I did up a general positional approxiation (by round) of how I expect the draft to unfold at this early stage.

              Round 1
              RB: Jonathan Dwyer combine will dictate
              TE: Anthony Hernandez, Jermaine Gresham unlikely both go in the first imo
              OLB: Eric Norwood very surprised that you have Norwood in rd1
              CB: Donovan Warren, Patrick Robinson these two are tough. i personally dont think either are first rounders but I think a team will reach on one of them

              Round 2

              DE: Everson Griffen I am not sure Griff will slip out of rd 1
              OLB: Jerry Hughes Another surprise to see in rd2 considering the value of good pass rushers
              CB: Dominique Franks, Amari Spievey, Perrish Cox Interesting list. I think Cox is a rd 1 talent above Warren and Robison and I think Franks and Spievey are more rd 3 guys

              Round 3

              QB: Tony Pike, Jevan Snead
              RB: Darius Marshall, Anthony Dixon, Ben Tate Hardesty? With a good combine Hardesty will be valued ahead of all 3 of these guys. Ive got him ahead of them all already
              OLB: Thad Gibson, Roddrick Muckelroy, Brandon Graham wow graham rd 3?!


              • #8
                I truly don't see Iupati falling out of Rd1. He's one of the most dominant OG prospects ever and he could play OT. Too much value.

                But great list. Alot of work.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by phlysac View Post
                  I truly don't see Iupati falling out of Rd1. He's one of the most dominant OG prospects ever and he could play OT. Too much value.

                  But great list. Alot of work.
                  I agree he should go R1, especially since someone like Williams is in there as a pure RT prospect.


                  • #10
                    I really like the stuff you post Big Pete.


                    • #11
                      I like the sentiment of the list, but I think you have some people a round too high (Dwyer, Tate, etc) and some too low (Tebow, Pike).

                      I like your assessment of their talents, but I don't like this from a where they will be drafted perspective.
                      **** her in da *****!


                      • #12
                        Awesome thread!!!

                        Toby Gerhart is gonna MAKE you love him!!!

                        3rd round FB?? No, no, no.......
                        Last edited by FUNBUNCHER; 01-13-2010, 01:57 PM.


                        • #13
                          this is a good ass list. impressive work.


                          Originally posted by JordanTaber
                's rocket surgery now, folks.


                          • #14
                            Nice list. As a whole i think the draft is good, deep too. If the criteria for a great draft is super QBs, OT's DEs and cover corners (all vital positions) then i would say it's not outstanding but looks like there are a lot of good football players out there.


                            • #15
                              Hawkeye stuff

                              Bulaga - 1st
                              Spievey - 2nd
                              Moeaki, Edds, Calloway - 3rd
                              Angerer - 4th

                              Kirk has outright come out and said Moeaki is the best TE he's ever coached. I've been told, on separate occassions, he's also the best athlete on Iowa's team, by a large margin.

                              Edds has too much size, experience, and will put up decent enough combine numbers to last any further than the 3rd. I could see him being drafted before Spievey actually.

                              Angerer holds all of the Iowa linebacker speed and vertical records, those, coupled with extensive game film and, again, experience should have him come off the board no later than the 4th.

                              Calloway played guard in the Orange Bowl. That means he's played LT, RT, and RG as a Hawkeye. NFL teams like versatility. He could go in the 2nd if he tests well, which, he won't, but does have the prototypical RT size.

                              Bulaga is a physical freak, as a sophomore he put up 35 reps, and ran a 4.8; however, that was pre thyroid condition. I think the whole thing kind of disenfranchised him.



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