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Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Hostile

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    Rd 1 - 010... Amobi Okoye DT, Louisville

    BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting 55/12.5/8. Junior totals included 23 tackles. Entered college at age 16 and will be just 19 years old when he is drafted.

    POSITIVES: Explosive defender with terrific instincts. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level and gets a lot of force going up the field. Makes plays laterally, effectively uses hand technique to protect himself and rarely is off his feet.

    NEGATIVES: Lacks top playing strength, is slow getting off the blocks and can be handled at the point.

    ANALYSIS: A developing player with great upside, Okoye.s game has taken off the past two years. Looked sensational in the Senior Bowl and saw his draft grade soar. Offers potential as a two-gap end or possibly as a three-technique lineman. May need time to adjust to the pro game.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/7124.html

    Rd 3 - 073... Jacoby Jones WR, Lane

    BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter and All-Conference selection the past two seasons. Posted career receiving numbers of 68/822/6 as a senior, when he also averaged 13.8 yards on 24 punt returns, bringing one back for a score. Also averaged 22.3 yards on 38 kick returns.

    POSITIVES: Athletic skill player with a good degree of upside. Displays a sense of timing, gets vertical and uses his frame to shield away opponents. Has a burst of acceleration, plays to his forty-time and displays good eye/hand coordination catching the ball.

    NEGATIVES: Slow route-runner who gets choppy-footed into breaks. Unnecessarily lets the pass get inside him and does too much body catching.

    ANALYSIS: A terrific athlete yet raw football player, Jones has dominated on the small-school level the past two seasons. At this point a project who must develop his entire game, yet has enough innate skills and football potential to be drafted in the late rounds.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2007/draft/players/51875.html



    Rd 4 - 107... Traded to Saints

    Rd 4 - 123... From Saints - Fred Bennett CB South Carolina
    Rd 5 - 144... From Saints - Brandon Harrison SS, Stanford

    Rd 6 - 163... From Saints - Brandon Frye OT, Virginia Tech
    Rd 6 - 183... Kasey Studdard OG, Texas
    Rd 7 - 218... Zach Diles LB, Kansas State
  2. 5mics

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    The Texans FINALLY did something right by taking Okoye. I really like this kid, and I mean kid cuz he's only 19 y.o. He could be a monster by the time he fully matures physically. Teamed w/ Mario W., Travis Johnson (IF he can ever fulfill his potential), and Anthony Weaver, their front four is in good shape. Okoye wouldn't have been a good fit in a 3-4, but in their 4-3, he has a chance to be a consistent Pro-Bowler.....

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