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I want Justin Blalock!

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by AMERICAS_FAN, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Actually, Blalock was widely considered a likely first rounder until he had a less than impressive Senior Bowl (playing at tackle, not guard)... so hopefully (as a devoted Horns fan who likes to see their players do well), his work at the combines will suffice to get him back to the level he was before the Senior Bowl, in the "experts" eyes...
  2. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    i find it amazing how a guy can be a stud for 3-4 years...just plain dominant, against top level talent no less, and then lose draft stock cause of a college all-star game.
  3. TwoSteppinJJ

    TwoSteppinJJ Active Member

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    Blalock was considered a top 20 pick in most preseason mocks. Fell to 15-30th ranger throughout the NFL and College season. Then after Mobile it looked like he fell out of the first round but it looks hes back into the first round :). The kid can play, its that simple...
  4. sjordan6

    sjordan6 Member

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    Hey I trust your Longhorn takeon Blalock but I have had issues with the fact that Texas will always produce very good athletic teams but rarely will individual athletes do well. Sure I know Earl Campbell and Vince Young was Rookie of the YR, Cory Redding is making some noise and Ricky Williams started out great and Cedric Benson has been decent. But for the most part (including basketball) the Longhorns have proven to have great teams, outstanding academics, but limited pro success from their program.
  5. Star4Ever

    Star4Ever Well-Known Member

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    Every time an NFL team drafts any player at any position, they're taking a chance. It's not an exact science. They do their homework and draft the best player available or the best player available at a need position. We definitely NEED a dominant guard.
  6. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    I wont go back in the day...Ill keep it to Mack Brown

    QB James Brown - very good in CFL
    QB Vince Young - NFL Rookie of the Year
    QB Chris Simms - was coming into his own until his spleen injury (still played the second half with a ruptured spleen and brought the team back to take the lead, before the defense gave up the winning score)

    RB Priest Holmes - was one of the top 3 RBs in the NFL for like 5-6 years....until he had some serious injuries
    RB Ricky Williams - had the game, but his personal demons ruined his career....still had some nice years in the league
    RB Cedric Benson - has yet to do anything significant, and has been injury prone

    FB Ahmard Hall - he did some nice things as a rookie with the Texans

    WR Roy Williams - finally able to have a healthy year, and he was a stud for that team.....He is the emotional leader of that offense.

    TE Bo Scaife - he was an integral part of the Titans passing attack with Vince Young
    TE David Thomas - a nice STs player and made a few nice plays on offense.....with Graham being a FA, look for Thomas to have a bigger role next year.

    OL Derrick Dockery - Has settled into being a very solid OG
    OL Dan Neil - He was a standout for a Broncos line that won back to back SBs
    OL Blake Brockermeier - a very nice OG for the panthers

    DE Tony Brackens - he was having a very nice career, got lots of sacks, excellent pass rusher.....injuries shortened his career
    DE Cory Redding - found his game this past year and is a pure stud...I think the Lions moved him to DT

    DT Shaun Rogers - He is a big ole boy who has been doing good things for the interior of the Liond DL
    DT Casey Hamption - the rock in the middle of that DL that helped win a SB

    LB Derrick Johnson - the Chiefs D is not all that great, but DJ has been a bright spot for sure

    CB Bryant Westbrook - prior to his injury he was fast becoming a stud CB for the Lions...he was never the same after his injury (Achilles I believe)
    CB Nathan Vasher - He has been a bad *** in the Bears secondary and was a huge threat as a returner prior to Hester.....Just so you know....that 108 yd FG miss return by Hester tied the record set a year earlier by Vasher

    K Phil Dawson - has been a solid kicker for the Browns...
  7. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    I like an O-Lineman or pass-rusher as well, but a corner in the first may not be a bad idea. Henry moves to FS on 1st/2nd down, and he moves to the 3rd corner spot in the nickel or obvious passing downs while Watkins moves to FS.

    Not a bad plan.
  8. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Got a link for you to check out, so as to complete your education on Longhorns in the NFL...

    http://www.mackbrown-texasfootball....annel_id=&url_article_id=770&change_well_id=2
  9. sjordan6

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    point taken...good job
  10. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    *sheds tear* Couldnt have said it better myself! :cool:
  11. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    NFLDraftCountdown has him running a 5.10, not bad for 320, not bad at all
  12. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Justin did himself a lot of good here... he came in lighter, after criticisms about his weight... he put up 40 reps, tied for best among the offensive linemen... then he runs a 5.1 40, after the expectations were that he'd run in the 5.25 range...

    Now he's got it all, the college resume and the workout numbers...
  13. bbgun

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    Won't happen. The Cowboys just don't draft o-linemen in the first round--not even stud tackles, let alone guards.
  14. Bob Sacamano

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    I hate the idea of an Olineman in the 1st, much less a freakin' OG, but if we have to take Blalock, I would be okay w/ it, not real excited, but I wouldn't bash the pick, he's an athlete at a position of need
  15. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    But I think we may be able to move down a few slots, pick up an extra draft choice, and still get Blalock, if that's who we're targeting.

    But my first preference is for someone who can get pressure on a QB. As much as I hope Ellis is back, I just don't think we can count on him.
  16. JFlgn

    JFlgn New Member

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    Just a few questions, only one sarcastic.

    Is anybody worried that he has to make the switch from tackle to guard? Didn't he get some time at guard in the senior bowl SilverBear?

    Why didn't I see big Mike Williams, 4th overall pick cut from Buffalo and Jacksonville, on that list Biggems?
  17. Star4Ever

    Star4Ever Well-Known Member

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    While Blalock has playe some tackle, he's primarily played guard.
  18. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Still could fall to us! Sign Steinbach, draft Blalock and our line could look like this:
    LT - Flozell
    LG - Kosier
    OC - Gurode
    RG - Steinbach
    RT - Blalock (R)

    or

    LT - Steinbach
    LG - Kosier
    OC - Gurode
    RG - Blalock (R)
    RT - Flozell
  19. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Blalock played the tackle opposite Jonathan Scott at UT.....he played some guard, but he was mostly a tackle
  20. Bob Sacamano

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    Blalock is going to be a OG in the pros

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