SDogo's 1st ever Draft Prep Thread

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by SDogo, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I would agree. It seems like teams are really working the phones and clubs such as ourselves, Browns, Niners and Titans are not married to one player and want to address multiple needs.

    I still get the feeling that the Pats will make a major splash and move up for Julio to give Brady a target to throw to for a few years. The same thing was echoed by others here as something that is picking up steam.
  2. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    :( Man i don't really like any of this news. I can only hope things don't fall how the cowboys want or your just wrong.
  3. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Is there a reason you feel this will be the top three?

    I'm working on my mock for the newspaper I work for, and was reading on a Bills site that a couple of sources say Buffalo is going with Blaine Gabbert.

    That could mean absolutely nothing (because I know nothing about their sources), but they are swearing by them.
  4. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    I see two options for Buf and it's Cam/Von.

    I've got Cam going one so Von will be Buf bound.
  5. SDogo

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

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    I have some pretty strong connections to Buffalo. Besides growing up there, it's actually where I got my start. With that said, NOTHING would surprise me in Buffalo. Next to the Raiders and Bengals they might be one of the NFL's most dysfunctional franchises. There is a strong rift among management and staff as to which way to go and even some differences between the staff themselves.

    You may be very well right, in the end owner Ralph Wilson may get his way and get the QB but the consensus believes he will let his staff make the decisions. Why this year of all years they decide he will do this I have not yet figured out but knowing Buffalo, we will both end up being wrong.
  6. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    I, for one, am excited about them getting a kicker. I've said it once, i'll say it a 1,000 times....Alex Henery.

  7. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    I got
    Carolina - PP or Dareous
    Denver - Dareous or
    Buffalo - Gabbert - they are looking for the next Jim Kelly - not an undersized Rushing specialist
  8. SDogo

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

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    In the end I cant see Carolina passing on Newton with the #1 pick, ticket sales are down here in Carolina and they are losing fan base. There is just too much pressure from the fans to take a QB.
  9. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Man oh man, Thursday cannot get here soon enough. I read this thread when it was just a wee little 3 page thing, and had dreams about the draft that night with Patrick Peterson up on the stage holding up a Cowboys jersey.
  10. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    That may be true, but if Cleveland is trading down because it has its eye on Julio Jones, there's no other team that has the ability to deliver the potential to still draft the guy they may really want while still picking up extra picks.

    There's an advantage to being closer in the trade-down game.
  11. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    - Still dont think we're taking a QB

    - Still dont think we're trading up from 9

    - Do think we'll be drafting Marion Barber's replacement (and same player might be Tashard Choice's replacement too)

    - Still think we take Tyron Smith with our first pick
  12. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Next year's draft is supposed to be strong at quarterback, wide receiver, and linebackers. If Dallas was to secure both Sensabaugh and Huff, it would put a major perspective change on the backside of the defense then. Dallas could probably get by with a top of Day Three selection or selection(s).

    Myself, I still want a line of scrimmage concentration for this draft.
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    If Buffalo takes Gabbert, it sets up perfectly for Peterson to fall to #6, since Von Miller will go to Arizona so fast it'll make our heads spin.
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Anytime you make a decision based on ticket sales or what the fans want, you have lost. Carolina takes Newton they will regret it. His already huge ego will just get enlarged at being taken first.
  15. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. When ticket sales and jersey sales are your justification for a draft pick--rather than football ability--you're doomed to fail. We see it time and time and time again in the draft. These guys just don't make it.
  16. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Let them take Newton. Better for us.
  17. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    If you are team in the Cowboys psoiton at QB--not needing imediate help--this year is a strong year for QBs.

    There are an unususal number of QBs that could eventually be starters...maybe as many as 8 of them.
    There just aren't many (or any?) QBs some would call locks to be franchise guys right away.

    The year is very strong at WR too.

    I'm not saying we should take either position unless the value is off the charts, but it is a decent year for both of those lower priority positions.
  18. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    No arguing those aspects. The biggest deficit in positional group, and with time urgency, are secondary, offensive and defensive line. If one delays taking care of rotting wood, then more has to be replaced. This draft is very concentrated in quality defensive line and offensive line, but in the top three rounds. That is what it is is wisdom also, to use the iron when it is hot.
  19. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Thanks. I did not know if you had solid "evidence" that Miller was going to be the pick or that it just looked like it was lining up that way.

    Like I said, I don't know if the two people on the message board actually had sources or were just pretending to, but they seemed pretty adamant.
  20. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    From what I've read, the GM and coach in Carolina are pretty much sold on Newton. But, of course, there's a lot of misinformation out there this time of year.

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