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Mock 7.0

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I'm not sure this will be may last incarnation of a mock this year or not. I guess it depends on how bored I get. My last one made it to another site for their worthless commentary. Gave me some good giggles. Especially the part about how I never studied up on Heath Benedict despite the fact I had him in 3 previous mock drafts. Ya gotta love that kind of "logic." ***** envy is hilarious.

    Aw well, let's see how things shake out this time. Going to change things up quite a bit. I am still going to include a couple of trades. Previous versions below for comparison.

    Version 1.0
    Version 2.0
    Version 3.0
    Version 4.0
    Version 5.0
    Version 6.0

    As always your comments and criticisms are welcome.

    22. Jonathon Stewart, RB, Oregon, 5'10", 235. The toe injury drops him to #22, and with CB and WR needs being filled in trades Jerry takes the best RB on the board at that time. There si some risk when a RB comes from an option type offense. There won't be with this kid. He will run hard and contribute.

    28. On the way to Detroit for Roy Williams.
    Detroit can posture all they want to try and drive up the price. It won't work. A 1st is all they can get out of him. Here's your "Wow" player opposite TO. 2008 will be a high scoring offense. Bet on it.

    61. Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa, 5'11", 207. It kills me to wave goodbye to Antoine Cason, but the truth is we probably wait until the 2nd round to take a CB and he will be long gone. Godfrey is one of several prospects who could be there for us in the 2nd. I chose him because his name has surfaced in a couple of blog articles.

    92. Beau Bell, ILB, UNLV, 6'1", 244.
    Draft pick for the future and for Special teams in 08. Versatile and loves to play.

    126. Jeremy Zuttah, OL, Rutgers, 6'3", 303. Projects to be the guy who replaces Kosier in a year or so. Kid can play.

    163. On the way to Tennessee for Adam "Pacman" Jones.

    167. Peyton Hillis, FB, Arkansas, 6'0", 240. That's right, no Owen Schmitt in this mock either. I think Hillis is in our plans.

    235. Dominique Barber, SS, Minnesota, 6'0", 210. Another Barberian wanted. This one on Defense.
  2. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    give me the complete skinny on zuttah.......from what i understand, he might end up being moved to C, even though he was a T in college.
  3. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Shut up......you had me at I'm....you had me at I'm
  4. ThatsmyQB

    ThatsmyQB Benched

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    92. Beau Bell, ILB, UNLV, 6'1", 244. Draft pick for the future and for Special teams in 08. Versatile and loves to play.

    IF WE DRAFT an I.L.B. SOMEONE is getting fired!

    We have FIVE I.L.B.'s Ayodelle is the odd man out, so if we don't have room on our roster for last years STARTER in Ayodelle, why would we have room for a draft pick???
    So for the 12 zillionth time, we will NOT draft an I.L.B. since we are only keeping 4 and those 4 are already SET IN STOEN with Thomas/James/Burnett/Carpenter and by some FLUKE OF NATURE we actually werre gonna keep 5 , We'd keep Ayodelle, so I.L.B. is NOT ON OUR DRAFT BOARD PLAIN AND SIMPLE!

    That being said, if we come away with Roy Williams/Stewart and Godfrey with our 1st 3 picks I don't give a flying you know what on who we pick after that!
  5. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    By the way, with PacMan and Godfrey returning kicks we could put up 54 pts this year in kick returns alone.
  6. Goldenrichards83

    Goldenrichards83 Active Member

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    Not to crazy about taking a RB in the 1st rd(especially the 1st pick) but if we do at least I would want him to be a excellent KR/PR. I would also like to trade up in the 2nd for Cason, Porter or Flowers if we can but other than that, I love everything else. My favorite one though is 5.0
  7. L-O-Jete

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    I've been dreading for a while now that the talent that will drop to us is RB and the trade we can get is WR so our CB will be a 3rd tier guy with our late 2nd, this would force us to give in some to the titans demands IMO.
  8. Hostile

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    Zuttah can play all 5 positions across the OL. It might be that we'd move Gurode back to OG and use him as our Center. Not sure. It wouldn't happen in 2008 though. Mark my words, barring injury the OL in 2008 is the same as the OL in 2007. We have not had continuity like that since 95 and 96 I believe.

    Zuttah reminds me a bit of Doug Free in that his teammates all kind of look up to him for his motor. Rutgers uses a Zone blocking scheme most times, but he's athletic enough to use other techniques. I think he could be dangerous on sweeps. Powerful guy, did 35 reps at the Combine and was just under 5 flat in the 40.
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Knowing that you are one of the people who are really tuned into the Draft, I consider that high praise indeed.
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Normally I wouldn't think RB with our first pick, but given I do think those two trades will happen it seems like it could happen. Cason is by far my favorite pick in this draft because I'm admittedly biased. I would like nothing more than to get him even if we do get Pacman.

    I liked 5.0 too GR. In fact as I said in 6.0 I had no intention of doing any more until Heath Benedict died. That gave me the itch again.
  11. Hailmary

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    If we go RB at 22, I think I would like for us to trade out of the first round and try to pick up extra picks in the 2nd or 3rd. There may be a lot of trading partners at this spot, (like Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis, Chicago) looking for a QB (Brohm, Henne).

    Also, Patrick Lee is starting to grow on me and he may be there for us in the 2nd. He's got very solid numbers but lacks experience. If we end up w/ Pacman, that'll easily give him a year or 2 to develop.

    Lastly, as much as I like Fasano, I may want to trade him try to pick up Cottam as our 2nd TE. He's massive and would be like having an tackle on the field. I think he could really help us in the running game.
  12. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    I really think we have some steals in there.

    I'm probably a bigger fan then most of Godfrey. He's a very physical corner with great speed and yet still has room to grow. A year or two of NFL coaching and this guy may turn out to be one the best corners in this draft

    Bell would a steal in the 3rd. Honestly, I don't see him getting out of the 2nd round but I'm a homer as well (see my homer mock)

    I love Zuttah as well but here is a tip up for anyone that want's to buy it. Don't be surprised to see him go to the Giants at 31 if Brandon Albert is off the board. Remember, you heard it here first.

    As far as Barber, I always have him going to Dallas in the 6th or 7th and take a bunch of heat for it so it's nice to see someone else jump on the bandwagon.
  13. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a free agent QB choice?
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I honestly don't like this QB crop very much outside of a couple of players who I think will go earlier than I'd care to use a Draft pick.

    I suppose my 2 favorite sleepers are Josh Johnson and Kevin O'Connell. I also wouldn't mind Colt Brennan, but more for his name than anything else really. A guy named Colt just ought to be a Cowboy.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Now that he is having surgery, draft Colt with a 7th and put him on IR this year.

    A year from now you might have something.
  16. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    The surgery is on his hip isn't it? I would like to upgrade over Brad Johnson very badly. Just don't see much opportunity to do it. I still wish we had not waived Matt Moore.
  17. L-O-Jete

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    Unless he's having Steve Austin surgery, he could only have a future in a WC off.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I wish we could have kept Moore also. Here is ESPN's bit on Colt.........

    ESPN.com: NFL Draft 2008
    Tuesday, April 1, 2008
    Report: Hawaii quarterback Brennan to have surgery on right hip

    ESPN.com news services

    Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan will have surgery on his right hip, but he doesn't expect it to slow him down much.

    According to the Honolulu Advertiser, Brennan has a "slight" tear in his hip and will have surgery Monday. The rehabilitation process is between eight and 12 weeks, after which he should be fully healed and not need further medical procedures for this injury.

    Brennan told the newspaper he suffered the injury during a Senior Bowl practice in January and said it led to what he called a "dead leg" effect in his right thigh.

    Brennan's injury didn't prevent him from working out at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, and he also will compete in passing drills at Hawaii's pro day at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

    "You won't notice anything wrong with my passing," said Brennan, who owns the NCAA record for career passing touchdowns.
  19. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    Hos if we keep both 1st rounders and Conner is there with the second do you see us taken him...here is a guy that reminds me of Zach Thomas as he isn't the fastest, strongest...etc he just seems to be around the ball and makes plays and being a insider backer is a position of need...
  20. Hostile

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    No, unless Keith Rivers falls to us at 22, I don't see us going LB in round 1. He's the only one I could see us grabbing, but he's an OLB not an ILB. I really do think we're very high on Beau Bell. He was one of the first players rumored to be coming in for a visit and has been mentioned 2 or 3 times by the writers. I just kind of figure there are whispers.

    I'm interested to see what my one source will tell me as the draft approaches. By way of reminder only, I repeat "predictions" I made the last 3 years using this person's tips.

    2005...Ware over Merriman.

    2006...Carpenter in round 1.

    2007...We'd trade back and take Anthony Spencer.
    2007...Once Steve Smith, WR, USC was off the board we would trade out of round 2.

    So far this person hasn't sent me anything on this year's draft class. I can't deny that I'm on the edge of my seat hoping. 3 straight years of good tips has me really excited to see what this year brings.

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