Is this draft deeper than ususal for under-

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by mmillman, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    classmen? Looks particularly deep at rb and Dallas could use someone more explosive than Barber. There were a couple of holes that a back with decent speed would have taken to the house. Of course there were a couple of holes that most backs go to the ground on the first hit also.

    Underclassmen who have declared for the 2008 NFL DraftNameSchoolPositionYearBranden AlbertVirginiaOGJr.Adrian ArringtonMichiganWRJr.James BanksCarson-NewmanWRJr.Earl BennettVanderbiltWRJr.Martellus BennettTexas A&MTEJr.Davone BessHawaiiWRJr.Calais CampbellMiamiDEJr.Jamaal CharlesTexasRBJr.Ryan CladyBoise StateOLJr.Anthony CollinsKansasOTJr.James DavisClemsonRBJr.Johnny DingleWest VirginiaDEJr.Franklin DunbarMiddle Tennessee StateOTJr.Jermichael FinleyTexasTESo.Brandon FlowersVirginia TechCBJr.Vernon GholstonOhio StateDEJr.Ryan Grice-MullenHawaiiWRJr.Letroy GuionFlorida StateDTJr.James HardyIndianaWRJr.Victor "Macho" HarrisVirginia TechCBJr.Derrick HarveyFloridaDEJr.Geno HayesFlorida StateLBJr.Erin HendersonMarylandLBJr.Jack IkegwuonuWisconsinCBJr.Felix JonesAlabamaRBJr.Malcolm KellyOklahomaWRJr.Justin KingPenn StateCBJr.Xavier LeeFlorida StateQBJr.Curtis LoftonOklahomaLBJr.Mario ManninghamMichiganWRJr.Jerod MayoTennesseeLBJr.Darren McFaddenArkansasRBJr.Rashard MendenhallIllinoisRBJr.Phillip MerlingClemsonDEJr.Dajuan MorganNorth Carolina StateSJr.Lamar MylesLouisvilleLBJr.Michael OherOle MissLTJr.Kenny PhillipsMiamiSJr.Bobby ReidOklahoma StateQBJr.Darius ReynaudWest VirginiaWRJr.Ray RiceRutgersRBJr.Orlando ScandrickBoise StateCBJr.Pat SimsAuburnDTJr.Steve SlatonWest VirginiaRBJr.Kevin SmithUCFRBJr.Taj SmithSyracuseWRJr.Jonathan StewartOregonRBJr.Aqib TalibKansasCBJr.Devin ThomasMichigan StateWRJr.Mario UrrutiaLouisvilleWRJr.

  2. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Formatting error overload!

    It's a good year for underclassman particulary at RB. Some of those guys like McFadden, Gholston are going to be top ten picks. I think you're going to see a draft where there is considerable depth throughout the first round.
  3. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    It's a good year for RB and CB. Two positions we could use some help.

    I wish WR was a little more stacked...but there may be some depth a the position.
  4. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    How about the WR coming out or Purdue? He is 6'7'' with great hands.....I would like for ROMO to have a new toy
  5. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    I see the needs being, if we keep our free agents, as wr, cb, rb. Speed, speed and youth is what is needed on offense. In the near future Crayton cannot be our #1 wr with a slow Barber as the #1 back.
  6. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    yes, the draft is fully loaded at rb and cb some, but at cb you had better do you homework and get a guy with speed, some of these cbs as jrs are like 4.53 in 40 way too slow for cb

    however at rb loaded,
    top rbs i see are
    mcfadden, slaton, kevin smith, rice, charles, felix jones, i am extremelly interested in felix jones,

    so thats 6 running backs in 1st round and these are alll top rbs, just do your homework and get best one that fits your team

    here is a list of top offensive tackles, enjoy
    By Mike Mayock | NFL Network
    The senior offensive line class is a study in contrasts. The interior offensive linemen are unusually weak, while the tackle position offers quality and depth along with some interesting wild cards.

    Ben Liebenberg /
    USC's Sam Baker must demonstrate more consistency and toughness if he hopes to become an elite prospect.
    1. Jake Long, Michigan (6-foot-7, 305 pounds): Has worked hard to improve his footwork and had a great senior year. Worst case scenario, long a perennial Pro Bowler on the right side. However, he dropped weight and improved his technique to become an elite tackle. He minimized his tendency to be top-heavy in pass protection and shows an ability to bend his knees and punch with power and balance. Long is a lock in the top 10.
    2. Jeffrey Otah, Pittsburgh (6-7, 305): Huge frame, long arms and a very powerful lower body. I watched him battle Chris Long in his first start at Pitt and knew he had a chance to be special. When he bends his knees and plays with leverage he is a tremendous drive blocker. Otah is raw and ideally suited to play right tackle but is athletic enough to handle the left side. He'll be the second senior OT drafted and should go in the top 20.
    3. Sam Baker, USC (6-5, 314): Baker is a versatile lineman with an ability to play every position but center along the front. He understands angles and is more of a finesse player than a powerful mauler. Despite a senior year marred by nagging injuries, Baker's versatility should make him a solid second round pick. However, I don't see the toughness and play-by-play consistency to make him an elite NFL player.
    4. Chris Williams, Vanderbilt (6-5, 314): Intelligent team captain had a great senior year. Williams is a natural knee bender with good feet and athleticism and is beginning to learn the nuances of the LT position. He may be raw but I like his upside. One concern may be arm length which must be verified at the combine. Also has experience at LG.
    5. Gosder Cherilus, Boston College (6-7, 313): Had a better junior year at RT than he did at LT as a senior. Has more physical ability than former second-rounders from BC,
    Wild cards
    1. Carol Nicks, Nebraska (6-5, 345): Attended three colleges but stunned me with his impressive play against the USC front seven. Nicks has a huge body with great upside but must be evaluated thoroughly in the intangibles.
    2. Oneil Cousins, UTEP (6-4, 300): Former DT who will test exceptionally well and had a very good senior season. Ultimately, his best position may be inside.

    another thing to remember on gameday with nate newton and the rocket ishmael, the rocket, said something very interesting, to get this team to another level and help them, he said the cowboys need to go get a impact punt returner and kickoff returner, kinda like the bears did with hester in 2nd round,

    nate newton said that are punt returner is on team, stanback, but wade phillips said he is too tall for punt returner, so we do need a punt returner and we do not need terrance newman returning punts, thats how he hurt his foot in practice,

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