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pre-Combine mock

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Bob Sacamano, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    according to NFLDraftScout top 750 rankings

    51. Oklahoma OG Duke Robinson (#50) - 6'5" 335, 5.32 40

    Although he's listed as the 50th ranked player on their board, OGs tend to slip on Draft Day, so a 1-pick drop isn't far-fetched at all, he's a humongous road-grader with impressive power and a terrific hand-punch, along with the long arms to keep defenders at bay, played LG at Oklahoma, so he can slide right into that position here

    69. Auburn DT Sen'Derrick Marks* (#71) - 6'1" 295, 4.93 40

    Short, squatty, athletic DT with the leg-drive to hold up against the run, along with good initial quickness to keep Olineman on their heels, games are won in the trenches, and we fortify both lines with our top 2 picks, Marks could see snaps at both NT and DE

    ALT: although I don't do trades in my mock, Connor Barwin (#63) and Louis Delmas (#64) are available only 6 and 5 picks ahead

    97. LSU DT Ricky Jean-Francois* (#99) - 6'3" 290, 4.86 40

    I know we just took a DT, but I can't pass up the chance to add this 1st round talent, a tall, lean, but very strong player, Francois is hard to move and can stand up his man, has violent hands to re-direct and get inside the line

    113. Troy OT Troy Kropog (#113) - 6'6" 316, 4.90 40

    Big, athletic, 4-year starter at OT, has a good kick-step and lateral mobility to recover if beaten off the snap, and long arms and balance to ride the DE wide of the pocket, can get to the 2nd level in the running game, the time is now to start thinking about replacing Flozell Adams, drafting a quality OT and giving him time to get stronger is the best route possible

    148. Arizona State S Troy Nolan (#147) - 6'1" 207, 4.62 40

    Good-sized FS who may have to move to strong due to questionable timed speed, but Nolan is a ball-hawk (10 INTs in 2 years), does a great job of baiting the QB, and almost plays like a strong safety with how he attacks the pile and receivers, willing in run-support

    158. Southern Cal DE Kyle Moore (#161) - 6'5" 265, 4.87 40

    Unheralded DE with great height and long arms, able to play both 3-4 DE and OLB positions, good athlete with the playing strength and initial quickness to beat OTs in the running and passing games, chases well in pursuit

    184. Cal ILB Worrell Williams (#186) - 5'11" 242, 4.73 40

    Stout, powerful LB who flows well to the ball and has a great closing burst, explosive hitter able to seperate the ball from the ball-carrier, has started at both middle (3-4) and weakside LB (4-3)

    193. Tennessee OT Ramon Foster (#196) - 6'5" 338, 5.29 40

    My preference would be to take Central Arkansas QB Nathan Brown here, but Jerry Jones seems averse to drafting a QB, he prefers to gamble on developing UDFAs, so with that, we take Ramon Foster to bolster the line depth, a tall, long RT who also played LG, tough guy who played all 2007 with a broken thumb, massive player with suprising quickness, a leader in the lockerroom and on the field

    210. Stephen F Austin WR Dominique Edison (#212) - 6'2" 199, 4.42 40

    Explosive WR off the line who catches balls outside of his frame and can adjust to poorly thrown balls, run stay-routes on the sideline and posts but can also take underneath crossing routes to the house


    I don't look forward to many of your comments, I think this draft will be derided by pretty much everyone, but I have my reasons
  2. DaBoys4Life

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    No CB ? 2 OT? 2 DT ?
  3. Bob Sacamano

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    yes

    yes

    and yes
  4. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    51. Oklahoma OG Duke Robinson (#50) - 6'5" 335, 5.32 40
    69. Auburn DT Sen'Derrick Marks* (#71) - 6'1" 295, 4.93 40
    97. LSU DT Ricky Jean-Francois* (#99) - 6'3" 290, 4.86 40
    113. Troy OT Troy Kropog (#113) - 6'6" 316, 4.90 40
    148. Arizona State S Troy Nolan (#147) - 6'1" 207, 4.62 40
    158. Southern Cal DE Kyle Moore (#161) - 6'5" 265, 4.87 40
    184. Cal ILB Worrell Williams (#186) - 5'11" 242, 4.73 40
    193. Tennessee OT Ramon Foster (#196) - 6'5" 338, 5.29 40

    I really like your first 3 and last 3 picks. I really hope we can do better than Nolan as far as adding a safety. Ricky Jean-Francois would play DE in our defense. Moore could play OLB for us but he definitely has the frame to bulk up and play DE. Overall, I'd be happy with this draft.
  5. SLATEmosphere

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    A safety who runs a 4.6 ..YIKES!

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