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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by JimBone The combine is so overrated. I will take my chances with the player who has done it on the field instead of the "workout warrior" who bench presses 700 pounds and high jumps 50 inches. Give ...

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Old 04-21-2006, 12:51 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by JimBone
The combine is so overrated. I will take my chances with the player who has done it on the field instead of the "workout warrior" who bench presses 700 pounds and high jumps 50 inches. Give me the football player. Not the freak.
This is true, but the Senior Bowl is a game. He got beat alot by the better defensive linemen in that game. I like Whitworth, but that game (& the Georgia game) really opened my eyes to the fact that he doesn't always have success against good defensive linemen. That is why I said a third round pick, but not a second.
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:17 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by BrooksMustGo
One more note on this player. If he didn't play for the team in baton rogue, no one would have posted this thread and we wouldn't hear a word about him this draft season. He's just not that special.
I fail to see the relevance in that. I would think if anything, us "LSU homers" would know what the guy brings to the table better than any other football players in the country, outside the top guys. Who should we talk about, the starting left tackle for Oregon State whom none of us has probably ever seen play? The fact that he went to LSU is totally irrlevant to the fact someone is willing to spend a late second or a 3rd round pick on the guy.
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Old 04-21-2006, 01:45 PM   #13
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Thank you...I say i trust him coming to the saints because i feel as though i have seen him play enough to be comfortable with him. I am not clamoring for us to trade down and take Claude Wroten. I would love to have Marcus McNeill in the third round and i cant stand Auburn. But the fact that he played at Auburn means people like me who live in the south get to watch them weekly and therefore, its safer for me to make an assessment of him as a player. Thank you and God Bless.
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Old 04-21-2006, 02:17 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by JimBone
I would love to have Marcus McNeill in the third round and i cant stand Auburn.
Marcus McNeil might not make it to the second round, much less the third. Good pick at OT, though. I've got us snagging him at #29 if we're lucky in my mock draft.

#4-(From Jets) A.J. Hawk
#29-(From Jets) Marcus McNeil
#34-Nick Mangold
#71-(From Jets) Babatunde Oshinowo
#99-Will Blackmon
#117-(From Jets) Marques Colston
#135-Jon Alston
#171-Jerome Harrison

Wishful thinking, huh?
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Old 04-21-2006, 04:38 PM   #15
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Little something on Whitworth from NFL.com:

9. Andrew Whitworth, LSU (6-7; 5.18)
He had a complete workout at the Combine. He clocked 5.16 and 5.20 in the 40, 4.83 in the short shuttle, and 7.47 in the three-cone drill. He had a 30½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-4 broad jump and did 38 lifts. His arm length measures 35 inches (left-handed). Plays offensive line and also plays basketball at a high level; golf and tennis, too. He redshirted in 2001 and then started the next 52 games at left tackle (a school record). He's a great character person. He has long arms and big hands (10 1/8 inches). Very good worker both on and off the field. Good competitor and is athletic, but not sure he is quick enough to play left tackle in the NFL. His best position is most likely at right tackle. He'll play a long time for a team


Talks about other linemen in the draft too:

http://www.nfl.com/draft/analysis/expert/brandt/ol
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:12 PM   #16
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According to Mel Kiper's mock draft from two weeks ago, he is considered to be a late second round pick. Kiper had him going at #59 to Tampa.

He had McNeill going #49 to Dallas.
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:21 PM   #17
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Here's a link to the rankings of offensive tackles in this year's draft along with the rounds they are projected to go in. These are more recent (updated daily).

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/rankings/ot.html
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Old 04-21-2006, 05:24 PM   #18
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Umm... I was under the impression his stock is rising, not falling.
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Old 04-21-2006, 06:20 PM   #19
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Umm... I was under the impression his stock is rising, not falling.
It is. He went from being the 9th ranked OT 2 weeks ago to the 8th ranked OT now. He's still projected as a late second rounder to 3rd rounder. That's why I said I wouldn't use our second rounder to get him considering that pick is #34 overall. If we pick up a 3rd rounder from someone though, it would be a solid pick for us.
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:39 PM   #20
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Yeah I think he could start at RT...Did Niswanger not comeout this year???
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