Your Draft Sleepers

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  1. mrmason67

    mrmason67 Member

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    Jake Bequette, Arkansas, 6'5" 271, 4.59 DE
    Jacquies Smith, Missouri, 6'4" 255, 4.60 DE
    Vinny Curry, Marshall, 6'5" 242, 4.75 DE

    Tell me your sleepers.
  2. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    Can't call Curry a sleeper when he'll probably go in the first 2 rounds.
  3. Dankers

    Dankers New Member

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    He's undersized, but I love Mike Daniels the DT out of Iowa. He's a high motor guy that wins with his quickness. He destroyed OU's line in their bowl game. At 276 he's obviously not an every down guy for a 3-4, but perhaps he could rotate in at the 5tech on passing downs. From what I've read he's predicted to go somewhere around the 5th round or later.

    Another mid rounder I like is Trumaine Johnson. He's a 6'2" corner out of Montana and a very special athlete with great ball skills. A prime candidate to move to FS if his cover skills aren't quite good enough for the #2 corner spot. He got arrested at some point though so I doubt Garrett will even consider him.
  4. batman36

    batman36 Active Member

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    He is one of my favorite players in this draft.

    Oklahoma's Frank Alexander, DE, and Jamell Fleming, CB, are my sleepers.
  5. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    I really like Casey Hayward. I think he's in the upper echelon of this CB draft class and he could possibly go in the 4th.
  6. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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  7. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Said it in another thread but Janzen Jackson, CB/S, McNeese State. Former All-SEC Safety at Tennessee.
  8. SDogo

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

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    My favorite:

    Shea McClellin | OLB | Boise St
  9. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Meeeeeeeeeeeee too. I'll add...

    Matt Daniels (S) - Duke
    Jarrett Boykin (WR) - VPI
    Aaron Corp (QB) - Richmond
  10. JoeCorrado

    JoeCorrado Active Member

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    Or drop to the fourth. All about the combine. A lot of players will swap spots there... it is funny how it happens- deservedly or not playmaking often gets trumped by 40 times and number of benches.

    Strange stuff sometimes when the hype kicks in.

    Right now, I think he most likely goes in the third round.

    My sleeper is Josh Robinson CB Central Florida
  11. Hailmary

    Hailmary Well-Known Member

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    I liked this kid too when he was w/ the Vols. Do you know the specifics of him transferring? Can't be good going from Tenn. to Mcneese State.
  12. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    No specific reason was ever given, but its almost a given that he failed multiple drug tests. He was also charged in an armed robbery in '09. Although the charges were eventually dropped, nothing about this kid makes him seem like a good pick. I'm sure hes talented and I could look past a college kid smoking weed, but the fact that he was any where near an armed robbery screams a big no to me.
  13. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    First, I'm gonna say the same thing I said when responding to a similar thread last year-- to me, a "sleeper" is a generally lightly regarded prospect who might be an NFL talent... and that means a player outside of the top 100 prospects, probably outside of the top 150...

    So, with that standard in mind, here are some of my sleepers (using NFL Draft Scout's most recent rankings):

    Philip Blake, C, Baylor

    Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, NT, Baylor

    Matt Daniels, S, Baylor (just kidding, he went to Duke)

    Cody Johnson, FB/RB, Texas

    Hebron Fangupo, NT, BYU (I really want the Boys to add one of these massive nose tackles in the late round of the draft)

    My ideal draft would involve 4 of these 5 in the 5th-7th rounds... then, among the likely undrafted rookie free agents, you'd have:

    Carmen Messina, ILB, New Mexico... not real fast, but a tackling machine... he wouldn't be a 3 down linebacker, but would be a force versus the run on 1st and 2nd down...

    Marcel Jones and Jermarcus Hardwick, OT, Nebraska... I like both of the Huskers' OTs, they're big and agile...

    Scott Wedige, C, Northern Illinois; Mason Cloy, C, Clemson; Rodney Austin, C, Elon... let's add another Costa or Kowalski after the draft this offseason... unless, of course, we draft one fairly high...

    Taylor Thompson, DE, SMU; Ryan Van Bergen, DE, Michigan; DeAngelo Tyson, DE, Georgia; JR Sweezy, DE, North Carolina State; Travian Robertson, DE, South Carolina; Jonathan Hollins, DE, Texas Southern... 6 candidates for depth at DE... don't see any NTs who are likely to go undrafted who impress me at all...

    Cordarro Law, OLB, Southern Mississippi; Dexter Heyman, OLB, Louisville; Darius Nall, OLB, Central Florida; Dwayne Maddox, OLB, North Carolina State... we need an infusion of talent in our linebacking corps, I might even pursue two of these likely undrafted rookie free agents...

    Ramon Buchanon, S, Miami... he'd be a Darren Woodson-type conversion project from OLB, but his computer numbers are eerily similar to Darren's coming out of college-- 6-1, 225 pounds, 4.45 second 40... now I'm NOT saying he's as good as Darren, just that his NFL prospects might improve if he made the move from OLB to SS, the way Woody did...

    DeShawn Shead, S, Portland State; Christian Scott, SS, Texas... two more safeties worth looking at after the draft (IMO)...

    Greg McCoy, CB, TCU; Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion; Josh Pleasant, CB, Kent... we need to throw as many new bodies into the mix in the defensive backfield as we possibly can...

    Damaris Johnson, WR/KR, Tulsa; Tavoy Moore, WR/KR, Idaho State; DeAndre Presley, WR/KR, Appalachian State.... 3 waterbugs to throw into the mix as kick returners/slot receivers... I think we're in agreement that the Boys could stand to find a dynamic, dangerous kick returner, aren't we??

    Darrell Scott, RB, South Florida; Lance Dunbar, RB, North Texas... Scott is a 240 pounder with unusual speed for his size, Dunbar kind of reminds me of Phillip Tanner coming out of college...

    Garrett Celek, TE, Michigan State... hey, his brother has proven to be a pretty good NFL TE, and with Martellus Bennett likely on his way out of town, we could use another blocking specialist... I'm not real impressed with the TEs in this draft class...

    Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami-Ohio; Joe Looney, OG, Wake Forest; Bradley Sowell, OT, Mississippi; Charles Burton, OT, Montana; Lonnie Edwards, OG, Texas Tech... I hope the Boys address the OG situation aggressively in free agency and the draft, which would make it less likely that they'd be in the market for an undrafted rookie free agent OG, but Brooks is a 350 pounder who can run some, and Looney is a 320 pounder who runs right at a 5 second 40 flat... Sowell and Burton might offer some depth at an OT position that doesn't have much depth at the moment...

    There's a "short" list of my sleepers... :D
  14. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Bobby Massie from Ole Miss . 6'6" ,325 lbs OT/OG is a homer pick
    Needs some coaching , but has a high ceiling .
  15. Hailmary

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    Ouch, the armed robbery thing's gonna hurt. Wonder if he'll be invited to the combines and get a chance to interview.
  16. Kolemmitt

    Kolemmitt Well-Known Member

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    Yes! Coach Petersen called him the Kellen Moore of Boise's defense. Unlike Moore, he has the measurables to play in the NFL. He played with his hand down at a DE, in a two point at OLB, and ILB, but his best spot is OLB in a 3-4.
  17. SDogo

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

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    He even lined up at DT, FB, TE and Safety at one point this season. Very athletic and room to grow.
  18. JoeCorrado

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    Broke Brian Urlacher's record for most tackles. Made me do a double take right there. Maybe a bit slow, but whatever the 40 time says, he just runs to the ball and when he arrives, he tackles somebody. Great work ethic. And a vocal leader.

    I planned to use our 7th round pick on the guy- immediate impact on special teams and a natural for goal line, short yardage, and run situations. A role player but he would have an impact on several packages.
  19. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    I like this kid too. From what I read about him, he is smart, quick, and motor never stops. I like those kind of players. Our high school football coach had a sign in his office that said "the will to win will beat the skill to win." Don't know who said it but I would take players like that over players who are skill but have no heart.
  20. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if he is really a sleeper but I would love to pick up the QB from Oregon in the mid-late rounds if he slips. I actually mentioned to a buddy early this season that I would love to have him come in and be groomed behind Romo.

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