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  1. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Top 5 seniors by position

    [IMG] By Mel Kiper Jr.
    ESPN.com
    (Archive)

    [IMG]


    Updated: August 16, 2007, 10:31 AM ET
    Top 5 Seniors By Position

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Quarterbacks[/FONT]
    1. Brian Brohm, Louisville
    2. Andre' Woodson, Kentucky
    3. Chad Henne, Michigan
    4. Matt Ryan, Boston College
    5. John David Booty, USC
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Running Backs[/FONT]
    1. Tashard Choice, Georgia Tech
    2. Allen Patrick, Oklahoma
    3. Mike Hart, Michigan
    4. Dantrell Savage, Oklahoma State
    5. Ryan Torain, Arizona State

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Fullbacks[/FONT]
    1. Peyton Hillis, Arkansas
    2. Owen Schmitt, West Virginia
    3. Carl Stewart, Auburn
    4. Michael Pitre, UCLA
    5. Jacob Hester, LSU

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Wide Receivers[/FONT]
    1. Early Doucet, LSU
    2. Limas Sweed, Texas
    3. Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State
    4. Harry Douglas, Louisville
    5. DJ Hall, Alabama
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Tight Ends[/FONT]
    1. John Carlson, Notre Dame
    2. Martin Rucker, Missouri
    3. Dustin Keller, Purdue
    4. Fred Davis, USC
    5. Joey Haynos, Maryland

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Offensive Tackles[/FONT]
    1. Jake Long, Michigan
    2. Sam Baker, USC
    3. Gosder Cherilus, Boston College
    4. Barry Richardson, Clemson
    5. John Greco, Toledo
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Offensive Guards[/FONT]
    1. Will Arnold, LSU
    2. Shannon Tevaga, UCLA
    3. Jordan Grimes, Purdue
    4. Andrew Crummey, Maryland
    5. Bobby Byrd, Washington State
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Centers[/FONT]
    1. Kory Lichtenseiger, Bowling Green
    2. Steve Justice, Wake Forest
    3. John Sullivan, Notre Dame
    4. Doug Legursky, Marshall
    5. Tony Brinkhaus, Minnesota
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Defensive Ends[/FONT]
    1. Quentin Groves, Auburn
    2. Chris Long, Virginia
    3. Kendall Langford, Hampton
    4. Lawrence Jackson, USC
    5. Cliff Avril, Purdue
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Defensive Tackles[/FONT]
    1. Glenn Dorsey, LSU
    2. Frank Okam, Texas
    3. Sedrick Ellis, USC
    4. Kentwan Balmer, North Carolina
    5. DeMario Pressley, NC State
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Inside Linebackers[/FONT]
    1. Vince Hall, Virginia Tech
    2. Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina
    3. Jonathan Goff, Vanderbilt
    4. J Leman, Illinois
    5. Nelson Coleman, Tulsa
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Outside Linebackers[/FONT]
    1. Keith Rivers, USC
    2. Dan Connor, Penn State
    3. Bruce Davis, UCLA
    4. Malik Jackson, Louisville
    5. Philip Wheeler, Georgia Tech
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Cornerbacks[/FONT]
    1. Terrell Thomas, USC
    2. Dwight Lowery, San Jose State
    3. DeJuan Tribble, Boston College
    4. Antoine Cason, Arizona
    5. Simeon Castille, Alabama
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Safeties[/FONT]
    1. Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame
    2. Darien Williams, Oklahoma
    3. Jonathan Hefney, Tennessee
    4. Chris Horton, UCLA
    5. Tony Joiner, Florida
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Place-Kickers[/FONT]
    1. Brandon Coutu, Georgia
    2. Arthur Carmody, Louisville
    3. Alexis Serna, Oregon State
    4. Rob Zarrilli, Hofstra
    5. Jeremy Ito, Rutgers
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Punters[/FONT]
    1. Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech
    2. Jared Armstrong, Purdue
    3. Benjamin Dato, Fordham
    4. Geoff Price, Notre Dame
    5. Andrew Larson, California
    Top 5 Juniors By Position
    Asterisk denotes third-year sophomores.

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Quarterbacks[/FONT]
    1. Ben Olson, UCLA
    2. Hunter Cantwell, Louisville
    3. Curtis Painter, Purdue

    4. Stephen McGee, Texas A&M
    5. Chase Holbrook, New Mexico State

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Running Backs[/FONT]
    1. Darren McFadden, Arkansas
    2. Jonathan Stewart, Oregon
    3. Steve Slaton, West Virginia
    4. Felix Jones, Arkansas
    5. Branden Ore, Virginia Tech

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Wide Receivers[/FONT]
    1. DeSean Jackson, California
    2. James Hardy, Indiana
    3. Mario Manningham, Michigan
    4. Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma
    5. Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Tight Ends[/FONT]
    1. Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M
    2. Chase Coffman, Missouri
    3. Darius Hill, Ball State
    4. Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
    5. Shawn Nelson, Southern Miss
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Offensive Tackles[/FONT]
    1. Ryan Clady, Boise State
    2. Michael Oher, Mississippi
    3. Dace Richardson, Iowa
    4. Alex Boone, Ohio State
    5. Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Offensive Guards[/FONT]
    1. Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
    2. Jeremy Perry, Oregon State
    3. Matt Slauson, Nebraska
    4. Chilo Rachal, USC
    5. Curtis Crouch, NC State
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Centers[/FONT]
    1. Alex Mack, California
    2. Antoine Caldwell, Alabama
    3. Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas
    4. Max Unger, Oregon
    5. Eric Wood, Louisville
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Defensive Ends[/FONT]
    1. Calais Campbell, Miami
    2. Derrick Harvey, Florida
    3. Tyson Jackson, LSU
    4. Vernon Gholston, Ohio State
    5. Phillip Merling, Clemson
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Defensive Tackles[/FONT]
    1. Terrance Taylor, Michigan
    2. John Gill, Northwestern
    3. Roy Miller, Texas
    4. Jeff Owens, Georgia
    5. George Hypolite, Colorado
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Inside Linebackers[/FONT]
    1. James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
    2. Rey Maualuga, USC
    3. Darry Beckwith, USC
    4. Curtis Lofton, Oklahoma
    5. Jason Phillips, TCU
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Outside Linebackers[/FONT]
    1. Brian Cushing, USC
    2. Sean Lee, Penn State
    3. Erin Henderson, Maryland
    4. Geno Hayes, Florida State
    5. Willie Williams, Louisville
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Cornerbacks[/FONT]
    1. Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
    2. Reggie Smith, Oklahoma
    3. Aqib Talib, Kansas
    4. Justin King, Penn State
    5. Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Safeties[/FONT]
    1. Kenny Phillips, Miami
    2. Jack Ikegwuonu, Wisconsin
    3. Courtney Greene, Rutgers
    4. Nic Harris, Oklahoma
    5. Michael Hamlin, Clemson
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Place-Kickers[/FONT]
    1. Sam Swank, Wake Forest
    2. Patrick Shadle, Syracuse
    3. Louie Sakoda, Utah
    4. Ryan Succop, South Carolina
    5. Pat McAfee, West Virginia
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Punters[/FONT]
    1. Britton Colquitt, Tennessee
    2. Chris Miller, Ball State
    3. A.J. Trapasso, Ohio State
    4. Aaron Perez, UCLA
    5. Justin Brantly, Texas A&M
  2. dallasfan

    dallasfan New Member

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    That's funny Kiper doesn't normally do underclassmen. I guess with more and more declaring, he has to, to stay on top of all these other draft sites. But so far my wish list is

    1a) Darren McFadden, RB
    1b) Antone Cason, CB
    2) DJ Hall, WR
    3) any NT

    Or if we get lucky

    1a) Darren McFadden RB
    1b) Early Doucet WR
    2) Dwight Lowery CB
    3) probably used to trade up for Doucet

    Or W/O trading

    1a) DeSean Jackson WR (not a big fan of his yet, cause I'm not convinced in his ability to get off the LOS against NFL CBs)
    1b) Steve Slaton RB
    2) Dwight Lowery CB
    3) any NT
  3. CanadianCowboy2

    CanadianCowboy2 New Member

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    it's really early to talk about '08 but I love to:

    I think Cleveland gives us a top 5 pick possibly top 2. No need getting a RB for a $ 30 million signing bonus to be platooned with MB3:

    With Cleveland pick: Trade down 2 times. First time get:
    (First rounder) top 10, second rounder, (third rounder or # 2 next year) and a CB on a roster (# 3 CB).

    Trade down again into 10-20 range get a second rounder and 4th rounder.

    With our pick, hopefully very late in round 1 we have total picks:

    2 # 1's (draft CB, RB)
    3 # 2's (draft WR, NT, CB)
    2 "3's (draft S, WR)
    2 # 4's (draft OL, OLB)
    CB from another roster

    Revamp secondary, insurance for Terry Glenn, and Ferguson.
    I had some time to kill today.
  4. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    I am completely with you here.
    Trade that top 5 down a bit and get two first rounders and a 2nd or 3rd.

    I also love Antoine Cason.

    I'd like to see Adarius Bowman in late 1, early 2 and Steve Slaton as the speed back to platoon with MBIII.
  5. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    if we have a trading partner that pick would be gone and I would just about like you except I would get an ILB in the 2nd or 3rd...
  6. MCowboys

    MCowboys New Member

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    Yeah, I'm not sure I'd want to use a pick that high on a 6 foot 166 pound reciever. 166 is too small. I'd rather get Early Doucet or wait until later for a reciever.
  7. jbsg02

    jbsg02 Active Member

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    Unless a lot of juniors declare, this could be a pretty weak draft
  8. dthahn

    dthahn The Doctor Is IN!

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    I know it's unlikely but I really like this scenario. If the Pats let go of Assante Samuel then Jerry Jones opens the vault and hands him a big payday to play for the Cowboys. I know Newman will be expecting a big contract but now that he is injured and won't be 100% for the rest of the season, Jerry has some leverage to give him a moderate contract w/incentives especially since Newman has no Pro-Bowl appearances. This results in 2 shutdown cornerbacks with the possible move of Henry to free safety or 3rd CB. This turns our secondary into an elite unit.

    THEN, the 'Boys package their 2 first round draft picks to select Darren McFadden, the best prospect in the draft and the best RB to come out in many years.

    THEN, the 'Boys use their 2nd round pick to select the best WR out there.

    AND BOOM! We win the next 2 Superbowls BABY!!!!
  9. Bach

    Bach Benched

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    If we're in the top 2-3, I wouldn't mind moving down a few spots, but I wouldn't want to go down too far.

    In the last 10 years our highest picks have been #5 in '03, #8 in '02 and #8 in '98. That netted us Newman, Roy and Ellis.

    Ellis was solid, but unspectacular.
    Roy had 1+ good years and has been a liability the last 3 years.
    Newman is a top notch CB.

    I'd be leery of dropping below pick 5-6, especially with JJ calling the shots.

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