My Mock, Version 3.0

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Hostile, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    As always your thoughts are welcome.

    1a. Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona, 6'0", 190. I remain convinced this guy is the best pure football player among the CBs available. Good enough to be the 2007 Jim Thorpe Award winner as the best DB in the Nation. This guy knocks passes down with regularity. In 2007 he defelected 14 passes (32 in his career). If he gets his hands on it (5 INTs in 2007, 15 in his career) he often goes the other way (twice in 2007, 3 times in his career). He's a solid tackler (71 tackles in 2007, 232 in his career). He also returns punts.

    1b. Early Doucet, WR, LSU, 6'0", 211.
    He reminds me of Marvin Harrison. I'm not saying he will have the same success as Marvin, just that he competes the same way. Runs clean routes. Has good hands. He moves the chains. Is a perfect replacement for Terry Glenn, and if we hang on to Glenn for another year is potentially better than Crayton long term.

    2. Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers, 5'9" 195.
    An Emmitt clone. That is the guy he reminds me most of because of his outstanding vision. He's falling down the Draft boards and I am fine with that because this is a perfect compliment to Barber. He produces. What more could you want at RB? You can measure a 40 time and how many reps of 225 pounds a guy can bench. You cannot measure heart and Ray Rice plays with heart.

    3rd round. Owen Schmitt, FB, West Virginia, 6'2", 247. You can't budge me from thinking this guy is a perfect fit in Dallas. I am moving him up a round because I think he is a potential vital piece of a powerful offensive puzzle. Schmitt has two stats that just jump off the page at you. 106 knockdowns and 17 TD blocks. That means 106 times the guy he was blocking hit the ground and 17 times he sprung someone for a TD score. Those stats are unreal for an Offensive Lineman much less a FB. This guy plays with attitude and passion. Our offense needs some of that. Combine him with Barber and we have the meanest RB duo in the NFL. I don't think I have ever seen a more ferocious blocking FB in my life. He has broken 10 facemasks on his own helmets in his college career. That means this guy leaves it on the field every play.

    4th round. Heath Benedict, OT, Newberry, 6'5", 321. Nasty, nasty, nasty, nasty. Can also play OG so he is versatile. A ferocious run blocker with 86 knockdowns and 18 blocks that led to TDs. Yes, I like our young O-linemen but I never shy away from adding talent to the OL and this kid is that. A small school steal.

    5th round. Spencer Larsen, ILB, Arizona, 6'2", 243. What can I tell you? This guy is my pet. This guy is a born to play football. He was the Defensive MVP of the East - West Shrine Game and the unquestioned inspirational leader of the Wildcats defense. 131 tackles in 2007, 15.5 for losses, 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 5 pass deflections and an INT. Why the 6th round for a guy like this? Simply put, 40 yard dash. He is not going to fly to the ball. That will never stop him from making tackles. This guy is smart and he reads breaks and angles and gets to the ball. He is a perfect guy to play Special Teams while he is groomed to be an eventual starter. He could rise up draft boards with a good combine. If he does, take him sooner. You'll never regret a guy like this on your football team.

    6th round. Darnell Terrell, CB, Missouri, 6'2", 200. Not only is he depth at CB, but he is a natural FS. He had 9 pass deflections in 2007 along with 70 tackles. Also has some time at WR so he has good hands. He ransk 5th all time on Missouri's receiving list with 138 career receptions, but it is at DB where the NFL will want him.

    7th round. Markus Monk, WR, Arkansas, 6'6", 218.
    Jerry gets his Razorback. Monk is probably a project but he is coming off a knee injury or he might go a lot higher in the Draft because he does have some skills. Coming into 2007 he held Arkansas' career TD mark after 11 in 2006, and he was 8 short of the SEC record. The injury derailed that, but hopefully not his logn term promise.

    As usual I give you the links to previous versions so you can see how my thinking changes, and invite you to rip it apart and share what you think.

    Version 2.0

    Version 1.0
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Doucet is pretty good after the catch too

    I chuckle over your indecision of where to put Owen Schmitt, it's like a dog who wants to bury his bone, but doesn't, then buries it, and then digs it back up :)
  3. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Me likey...of course I'd probably say the same thing to any draft that fits the following requirements: 1st round CB, early (1-2 round) RB, and Owen Schmitt (anywhere). :)
  4. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    I think Benedict will be long gone before round four.
  5. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    agreed, he could go where that LG of New Orleans went, a couple of years ago
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Ok. This one's great. No need for a V4.0. Seriously this draft would be unreal.
  7. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I hate your draft, cause I bet you we end up with none of these guys, and I'll just feel depressed looking at this afterwards.

    Why'd you dump Hardy though?
  8. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Dude, if we got Ray Rice in the 2nd and Schmidt in the 3rd (or even Hillis) I'd literally crap myself.
  9. dillinger319

    dillinger319 Striped Leopard

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    Awesome draft Hos.... I like the intensity that your adding to the offense with Newberry (who could replace Kosier) and Schmidt but I think our defense could really use some as well... GReat draft though.. Great..

    Ok one more thing, I know your high on Cason but I really wouldnt mind DCR or Porter there either....
  10. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    I got to watch 3 LSU games and came away very unimpressed with Early Doucet...(drops too many passes) now I know the LSU alums will be spitting fire over that comment but it is what I saw
  11. DaBoys4Life

    DaBoys4Life Benched

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    I would cry if this was our draft and then continue to never watch football again.
  12. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    He reminds me of Steve Smith actually (the Giants Steve Smith). That's a good thing, but I would pull the trigger on Kelly if he's there at 22 and pick up a corner later.
  13. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    He's probably got one of the biggest lower bodies in a very impressive RB class. He'sgrowing on me more and more everyday and I would be happy if we drafted him.
  14. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    I like Scmitt, but I think I'd rather bolster the depth at CB, WR or OL w/ this pick.

    Also is he technically sound? I'm not sure if he can rely on brute strength alone in the NFL. Not too many 215lb LBs he can push around at this level. JMO.
  15. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    If we end up with this type of draft, I'll be bouncing off the walls until training camp.
  16. Rudy

    Rudy Member

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    I've had a man crush on Ray Rice all season. I love this mock.
  17. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    I really like this mock.

    Especially the Rice and Schmitt picks. And I think Doucet can play a role in the offense pretty quickly.
  18. batman36

    batman36 Active Member

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    Hos, continuing with your Arizona Wildcat theme, I'd like to see Curtis Lofton and Allen Patrick of Oklahoma added somewhere in the third and fourth rounds. I think Lofton is gonna be really good at ILB, while Patrick is an explosive kick returner and a monster on the coverage units. I'm still championing the Felix Jones selection. Yeah, as a Sooner fan, I was in Arizona the last two January's, and while the Oklahoma team was beaten by better teams on those nights, Lofton and Patrick displayed what NFL people are looking for.
  19. SDogo

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

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    Unlike versions 1 and 2, this mock I would actually need to see how the draft played out before I could give a honest opinion. On paper set up against a value board I would not be thrilled. As in the other versions I like Cason and Larsen. Benedict would eb a steal in the 4th. My questions revolve around Doucet, Rice and Schmitt and it's not about talent it's about value.

    Like I said, this one is a hard one to judge with out seeing the rest of the draft. Some mocks you just look at and can tell there would be value no matter who's gone or on the board. This one I feel would assume we had a bunch of guys go higher then expected.
  20. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I like that the comments are across the board. It helps me think about how to structure these mocks.

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