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2005 Realistic Off Season That Gets There

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by boysfanindc, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Free Agent Pick Ups

    Fred Smoot CB – We definitely have a need at the CB position. Frazier has looked OK, but is on the small side plus we still have a need at nickel. Have seen every game Smoot has played in the NFL. He is a very, very solid cover corner, very good against the run and a top notch team and club house guy. His play for the last 2 years has been at a pro bowl level. He will be expensive but won’t break the bank for if not a pro bowl caliber player then close to pro bowl player.

    Darren Howard DE – Would I love to have Abraham sure, but I don’t think we can get him from the Jets. Jets also have Ellis but I believe Howard is a better player with less help around him while he has been in the league. This guy is still young has had an 11 sack year and has averaged about 7 -8 sacks a year and plays the run almost as well as Greg Ellis. I think this guy could be very solid for a pretty reasonable price.

    (1st RD Draft) Anttaj Hawthorne DT – This guy is a beast already at 6’3” 315lbs and has a body to handle another 20lbs easily. Antaj is a big bodied individual, who has great athleticism. He’s pretty fast for a guy his size, and should run around 5.0 at the combine. He’s a disruptive force who has looked good despite seeing multiple double-teams this year. He’s the kind of guy who has a wingspan to stifle the running back as he runs past, and is powerful enough to consume two or even three offensive lineman.

    (1st RD Draft) Ahmad Brooks OLB – Is only a sophomore but if he comes out would finally give us a play maker at LB. Brooks is a madman on the field and a great tackler to boot. He can play inside or out. A physical freak at 6-4 and 250 pounds with 4.62 speed, Brooks is a playmaker in every sense of the word and to give you an idea of how athletic he is, the Cavaliers actually had him returning kicks!

    (2nd RD Draft) Brodney Pool S – Great size...Good speed...Very productive...A playmaker with a nose for the ball...Very good athletic ability...Still has upside and a potential impact player. He is a FS and would allow Roy to move back to where he belongs. Excellent prospect who really stands out on a very talented defensive unit...Could be the best defensive back the Sooners have produced, which is saying something when you consider Andre Woolfolk and Derrick Strait have come out of there the last couple of years.

    (4th RD Draft) Ciatrick Fason RB – Still think he may be there in the 4th. Would like to have a second back to spell JJ and this guy is a very good receiver. Good size...Excellent speed...Great receiver out of the backfield...Durable and has never missed a game due to injury...Really had a breakout season in '04 rushing for 1,000+ yards...Still has a lot of upside and his best football is still probably ahead of him.

    (5th RD Draft) Vincent Jackson WR – 6’6” 235lbs, KJ won’t be around forever. Excellent size and height...Good speed...Very good athletic ability...Strong...Has good hands...Will jump over defensive backs to make the grab...Also a good punt returner...A playmaker who has a knack for making the big play and scoring touchdowns.
  2. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    sounds good to me...i would take that any day. great job!
  3. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

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    not bad but a few points

    If Fason enters this draft then I think he is probably a second round pick...maybe first.

    Smoot wants to stay in DC and the Redskins want to keep him. He isn't going anywhere. Plus he is probably looking close to 14-16 million up front. It will cost a lot of money for Washington to resign him.

    I am by no means an expert either but just a few thought. Like Brooks in round 1 if he declares. I will be surprised if Parcells doesn't go after a DT early in the draft. Don't know all the names yet, but I expect one of our picks will be a DT. Look at the last three NE drafts: Seymour, young Aggie DT and Wilfork. I expect to see us go down a similar path with young big DT's.
  4. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Nice post, boysfanindc - I think Jets DT Jason Ferguson is a realistic free agent target.

    what school does this Vincent Jackson play for? - sounds intriguing.
  5. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

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  6. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I was kind of hoping he would stay under the radar screen, but it appears the word is getting out. He would be a steal in the 5th.

    On Smoot, the word is the skins and smoot are not talking, if the decide to dump some salary (Brunell) or spend money on the O line and receivers were they are in serious need they may not be able to pay smoot.

    I like ferguson, if we can't get smoot I might go ferguson and then go CB round 1, either rolle or jackson.
  7. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Thanks JK!
  8. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Jackson will be off the board in the first 50 picks, unless he gets hurt between now and then... he is what the NFL is looking for in a WR these days, BIG...
  9. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He is currently rated in the 15 -20 range on most boards I have seen. I don't believe you will see 15-20 WR's go in the first 50 picks. I still think he is rated as a sleeper by most draft boards. See how he does in the combines.

    1. Mike Williams, USC *
    2. Braylon Edwards, Michigan
    3. Mark Clayton, Oklahoma
    4. Chris Henry, West Virginia *
    5. Craphonso Thorpe, Florida St.
    6. Fred Gibson, Georgia
    7. Terrence Murphy, Texas A&M
    8. Reggie Brown, Georgia
    9. Courtney Roby, Indiana
    10. Roddy White, U.A.B.
    11. Craig Bragg, U.C.L.A.
    12. Jerome Mathis, Hampton
    13. Josh Davis, Marshall
    14. Charles Frederick, Washington
    15. J.R. Russell, Louisville
    16. Vincent Jackson, Northern Colorado
    17. Airese Currie, Clemson
    18. Jason Anderson, Wake Forest
    19. Geoff McArthur, California
    20. Roydell Williams, Tulane
    21. Reggie Harrell, T.C.U.

    Strengths: Excellent size and height...Good speed...Very good athletic ability...Strong...Has good hands...Will jump over defensive backs to make the grab...Also a good punt returner...A playmaker who has a knack for making the big play and scoring touchdowns.

    Weaknesses: Did not play against a top level of competition...May be too big to play wideout in the pros and could grow into a tight end...Isn't a great route runner and doesn't look smooth...Inconsistent and needs to show more effort...Isn't much of a threat to run after the catch.

    Notes: Prospect with a lot of upside and potential...Also played basketball in college...One of the top sleeper prospects in the draft and a player on the rise.

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