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Updated list of draft-eligible players the Boys have shown interest in:

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by silverbear, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    In the days since I first posted "Razz's List", I have learned about still more players the Boys have shown some interest in... for the purposes of this discussion, "showing some interest in" includes:

    1) Meeting with a player at the Senior Bowl...

    2) Meeting with a player at the Combine...

    3) Attending a private workout for an individual player...

    4) Inviting a player to Dallas for a private workout...

    Not included are rumors on message boards, LOL...

    Anyway, here's the list, by position:


    WIDE RECEIVER (10 prospects)

    Mike Williams, WR, USC... 6-6, 230 lbs., 4.55 sec. 40... 1st round

    Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina... 6-2, 200 lbs., 4.35 sec. 40... 1st round

    Roddy White, WR, Alabama-Birmingham... 6-2, 206 lbs., 4.45 sec. 40... 1st or
    2nd round

    Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma... 5-11, 186 lbs., 4.4 sec. 40... 1st or 2nd
    round

    Terrence Murphy, WR, Texas A&M... 6-1, 200 lbs., 4.4 sec. 40... 2nd round

    Matt Jones, WR/TE, Arkansas... 6-6, 240 lbs., 4.4 sec. 40... 2nd round

    Reggie Brown, WR, Georgia... 6-2, 200 lbs., 4.45 sec. 40... 2nd or 3rd round

    Courtney Roby, WR, Indiana... 5-11, 195 lbs., 4.4 sec. 40... 2nd or 3rd
    round

    Fred Gibson, WR, Georgia... 6-4, 200 lbs., 4.55 sec. 40... 3rd round

    Steve Savoy, WR, Utah... 5-11, 186 lbs., 4.55 sec. 40... 4th or 5th round

    Thomson Omboga, WR/KR, Missouri... 6-2, 195 lbs., 4.55 sec. 40... 7th round
    or undrafted rookie free agent

    Comments-- with 10 WRs targeted (more than any other single position), it becomes obvious that the Boys are looking to upgrade their WR corps... with 8 of those 10 wideouts likely to be drafted on the first day, it looks as if the Boys will draft a wideout fairly early on...


    DEFENSIVE END (8 prospects)

    Shawne Merriman, DE/OLB, Maryland... 6-4, 275 lbs., 4.65 sec. 40... 1st
    round

    Marcus Spears, DE/DT, LSU... 6-4, 306 lbs., 4.9 sec. 40... 1st round

    Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin... 6-4, 265 lbs., 4.75 sec. 40... 1st round

    Matt Roth, DE, Iowa... 6-4, 280 lbs., 4.75 sec. 40... 1st or 2nd round

    Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma... 6-6, 260 lbs., 4.75 sec. 40... 2nd round

    Bill Swancutt, DE, Oregon State... 6-4, 270 lbs., 4.9 sec. 40... 3rd round

    Jim Davis, DE, Virginia Tech... 6-4, 275 lbs., 4.8 sec. 40... 3rd or 4th round

    George Gause, DE, South Carolina... 6-5, 275 lbs., 4.85 sec. 40... 4th or
    5th round

    Comments-- 8 DEs have been targeted (that we know of), 6-7 of them likely first day picks... after WR, this appears to be the strongest area of interest for the Boys in the days leading up to the draft...


    OFFENSIVE LINE (6 prospects)

    Adam Snyder, OG/OT, Oregon... 6-4, 316 lbs., 5.2 sec. 40... 2nd or 3rd
    round

    Chris Kemoeatu, OG, Utah... 6-4, 346 lbs., 5.25 sec. 40... 3rd or 4th round

    Claude Terrell, OG, New Mexico... 6-2, 346 lbs., 5.35 sec. 40... 3rd or 4th
    round

    Ray Willis, OT, Florida State... 6-6, 325 lbs., 5.2 sec. 40... 4th or 5th round...

    Junius Coston, C, North Carolina A&T... 6-3, 310 lbs., 5.1 sec. 40... 4th or
    5th round

    Geir Gudmundsen, OT, Albany... 6-6, 310 lbs., 5.35 sec. 40... 7th round or
    undrafted rookie free ageny...

    Comments-- judging from this list, look for the Boys to draft an OL in the 3rd or 4th round range...


    DEFENSIVE TACKLE (5 prospects)

    Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin... 6-3, 316 lbs., 5.05 sec. 40... 1st or 2nd
    round

    Travis Johnson, DT, Florida State... 6-4, 300 lbs., 4.9 sec. 40... 1st or 2nd
    round

    Shaun Cody, DT/DE, USC... 6-4, 295 lbs., 4.95 sec. 40... 1st or 2nd round

    Jonathan Babineaux, DT/DE/LB, Iowa... 6-2, 286 lbs., 4.85 sec. 40... 2nd or
    3rd round

    Sione Pouha, DT, Utah... 6-3, 325 lbs., 5.0 sec. 40... 4th or 5th round

    Comments-- even with the signing of Jason Ferguson, don't be surprised if the Boys add a DT at some point in this draft, for depth's sake...


    FREE SAFETY (3 prospects)

    Brodney Pool, FS, Oklahoma... 6-1, 210 lbs., 4.5 sec. 40... 1st or 2nd round

    Josh Bullocks, FS, Nebraska... 6-1, 210 lbs., 4.45 sec. 40... 2nd round

    Gerald Sensabaugh, FS, North Carolina... 6-1, 216 lbs., 4.45 sec. 40... 3rd or
    4th round

    Comments-- though the Boys still have a fairly sizable hole on their roster at FS, they don't seem to be looking at a lot of safeties in this draft... the ones they are checking out all seem to be first day types... this leads me to believe that they plan on signing a free agent free safety before the start of training camp, otherwise I have to believe they'd be focused on a lot more free safeties than just these 3 in the draft...


    RUNNING BACK (3 prospects)

    Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn... 6-1, 235 lbs., 4.45 sec. 40... 1st round

    Eric Shelton, RB, Louisville, 6-2, 245 lbs., 4.55 sec. 40... 3rd or 4th round

    Colt Colletti, RB, Nicholls State... 5-9, 216 lbs., 4.5 sec. 40... 7th round or
    undrafted rookie free agent

    Comments-- the Boys are reportedly in the market for a big, bruising change of pace back to complement Julius Jones... Brown will be long gone before the Boys draft, so I don't understand the Boys' interest in him, but Shelton might be just the sort of back they're looking for...


    LINEBACKERS (3 prospects)

    Ernest Shazor, OLB/SS, Michigan... 6-4, 230 lbs., 4.6 sec. 40... 1st or 2nd
    round

    Leroy Hill, LB/SS, Clemson... 6-1, 230 lbs., 4.6 sec. 40... 5th or 6th round

    Kurt Campbell, OLB/SS, Albany... 6-1, 225 lbs., 4.45 sec. 40... 7th round or
    undrafted rookie free agent

    Comments-- I find it interesting that all of these linebacker prospects either played safety in college, or are projected to safety by some NFL scouts...


    FULLBACK (1 prospect)

    Issa Banna, FB, Northwestern State... 5-11, 235 lbs., 4.95 sec. 40... 7th
    round or undrafted rookie free agent

    Comments-- this guy seems awfully slow by NFL standards, but he is a converted offensive lineman, and is reportedly a very aggressive and physical blocker...

    TIGHT END/FULLBACK (1 prospect)

    Neal Philpot, TE/FB, Pittsburg State... 6-6, 255 lbs, 4.7 sec. 40... 7th round
    or undrafted rookie free agent

    Comments-- Philpot is making the transition from quarterback, and he might wind up at either TE or FB in the NFL... he has the look of a classic H-back...


    PUNTER (1 prospect)

    Dustin Colquitt, P, Tennessee... 6-2, 210 lbs., 4.7 sec. 40... 4th or 5th round

    Comments-- though the Boys were pleased with the play of Mat McBriar last year, they still sat down with Colquitt at the Senior Bowl... perhaps they just view Dustin as a special talent... or perhaps this interest is a smoke screen...

    OK, there they are, 41 different players that I know the Boys have shown some interest in... of course, it's quite likely that there other prospects on their radar screen, players I just haven't heard about yet... it's also possible, even likely, that they'll draft some players who they don't bring in for a workout, players who are at this point not on the radar screen... at least, players that the mediots don't yet know about...

    I think if you look at which positions they have targeted, and the rankings of the players at those positions, you can get a good feel for their overall draft plans this year... looks like they'll be looking at DE and WR early on, perhaps a FS on the first day, and they'll likely take a look at offensive line help in the 3rd or 4th round range...

    Before too much longer, I'm thinking about working up a "value board", based on these 41 players, to see if we can't draw the team's draft plans into even sharper focus...
  2. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Good stuff! Thanks....l.
  3. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that virtually no public interest has been shown in any of the top LB prospects. Same with no mention of Alex Barron or Braylon Edwards. And no corners in what might be one of the deepest CB drafts in years...
  4. Prancer

    Prancer Member

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    Didn't Parcells talk to Ware during the Senior Bowl?
  5. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    If he did, Prancer, I didn't catch it...

    Which is, of course, always possible... if anybody can show me a link to a report confirming that meeting, I'll be happy to add Demarcus to the list...
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I believe he did if I remember correctly...
  7. VoR

    VoR Member

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    Didn't they also have an interest in FB Will Matthews of Texas?
  8. JGleas

    JGleas Draft Expert

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    I remember Parcells loving Spears.

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