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NCAA Final Four and the NFL Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    NCAA Final Four and the NFL Draft
    8:30 AM Sat, Apr 04, 2009 | Permalink
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    I'm on holiday in Detroit attending the Final Four this weekend. When I was working for United Press International in the early 1980s, I was part of the wire service's Final Four coverage team. This is Villanova's first trip to the Final four in 24 years. I covered the Wildcats' last appearance in 1985, one of the most amazing college basketball games I've ever seen. The Wildcats shot 75 percent from the field in Lexington, Ky., that night in toppling a heavily-favored Georgetown team with Patrick Ewing, 66-64.

    In honor of the Final Four, here's a list of the top prospects from each of those four schools in the NFL draft this month:

    CONNECTICUT: RB Donald Brown. NCAA's leading rusher with 2,083 yards. Projection: Rounds 1-2.

    MICHIGAN STATE: RB Javon Ringer. The NCAA's leading scorer with 22 touchdowns. Projection: Rounds 3-4.

    NORTH CAROLINA: WR Hakeem Nicks. The school's all-time leading receiver with 181 catches. Projection: Rounds 1-2.

    VILLANOVA: DE Greg Miller. An FCS All-America selection with a team-leading 13 tackles for losses and a team runnerup 5 1/2 sacks. Projection: Round 7, FA.
  2. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    Hakeem Nicks showed up 14 pounds over weight at his pro day. I say he falls to the early to mid-second round.

    I had three of the 4 final four teams right:

    1. Michigan State
    2. UConn
    3. Villanova

    I have Michigan State winning it all in my bracket. I should have taken North Carolina. I messed up on the obvious one. lol.
  3. cowboyjoe

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    yep, i made a post about nicks in another post and he looked real slow and sluggish in his breaks, and turning around, real stiff and slow

    i dont know anything about basketball, couldnt tell you one way or the other, dallas cowboys and the nfl draft is my thing
  4. Asa55

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    You should be ashamed.
  5. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    Yeah. I messed up. If I would have taken NC and rode Syracuse, Purdue, and Pittsburgh a little longer, I would have been in business. I would have won.

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