this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 1st Round 1 Oakland Raiders........JaMarcus Russell QB LSU 2 Detroit Lions............Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech 3 Cleveland Browns.......Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame 4 Tampa Bay Bucs........Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin 5 Arizona Cardinals.......Gaines Adams DE Clemson 6 Atlanta Falcons........Laron Landry S ...
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|04-27-2007, 11:33 AM||#1|
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My Non - Wacked Mock
1 Oakland Raiders........JaMarcus Russell QB LSU
2 Detroit Lions............Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech
3 Cleveland Browns.......Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame
4 Tampa Bay Bucs........Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin
5 Arizona Cardinals.......Gaines Adams DE Clemson
6 Atlanta Falcons........Laron Landry S LSU (8, 75 for 6, 143)
No way is Minni getting him. The Bush Factor
7 Minnesota Vikings......Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma
8 Washington Redskins..Amobi Okoye DT Louisville
They still get there man at less money
9 Miami Dolphins...........Levi Brown OT Penn State
10 Denver Broncos.......Patrick Willis ILB Ole Miss (21, 56, 198)
Broncos get there man
11 San Francisco 49ers..Adam Carriker DE Nebraska
12 Buffalo Bills..............Leon Hall CB Michigan
13 St. Louis Rams.........Alan Branch DT Michigan
14 Carolina Panthers......Reggie Nelson FS Florida
Once again the Bush Effect
15 Pittsburgh Steelers....Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburg
16 Green Bay Packers.....Marshawn Lynch RB California
17 Jacksonville Jags.......Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas
18 Cincinnati Bengals......Lawrence Timmons OLB Florida State
19 Tennessee Titans......Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ohio State
20 New York Giants........Joe Staley OT Cent. Michigan
21 Houston Texans.........Robert Meachem WR Tennessee
22 Dallas Cowboys..........Dwayne Bowe WR LSU
23 Kansas City Chiefs......Justin Harrell DT Tennessee
24 New England Patriots...Paul Posluszny OLB Penn*State
25 New York Jets............Chris Houston CB Arkansas
26 Philadelphia Eagles......Brandon Meriweather S Miami.
27 Buffalo Bills................Brian Leonard RB Rutgers (43, 74)
They know NE will take him
28 New England Patriots Michael Griffin SS Texas
29 Baltimore Ravens........Ben Grubbs OG Auburn
30 San Diego Chargers....Dwayne Jarrett WR USC
31 Chicago Bears...........Greg Olsen TE Miami
32 Indianapolis Colts.......David Harris ILB Michigan
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|04-27-2007, 11:39 AM||#2|
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43 CB/KR - Eric Wright - CB, 5105, 192, 4.36, UNLV
He maybe the best CB in the draft. As close to a prototypical shutdown corner as they come big, tough, athletic corner is quick in coverage, with the fluid hips to break easily on the ball and the recovery speed to make plays. Rumored to have run a 4.28 in JC and is great at returning kicks but wasn't utilized much since UNLV already had a good kick returner.
58 DT - Quinn Pitcock - 6024, 301, 4.90, OSU
Pitcock is Tough and hard working run stopper, who plays to the whistle. . Shows great ability to get behind the line. Excellent power and upper body strength. Wide frame plugs holes and is at best against the run. Has consistently produced despite behind double teamed. Lapses in play drop himin the draft, but he is still one of the better ones. .
74 WR/KR - Johnnie Lee Higgins - 5112, 183, 4.34, Texas-El Paso
Higgins possesses great open field speed, he has extremely long arms and big hands for a player his size which give him an interesting demographic in the open field. He has a history of making big plays and if put in the right offensive system in the NFL he could absolutely explode. Excellent athlete. Has reliable hands and will snatch the ball out of the air. He can also contribute as a return man. Has some physical limitations but a lot of his flaws are correctable and you simply can't teach speed.
88 ILB - Zak DeOssie - 6045, 250, 4.56, Brown
One of the premier small school sleeper prospects in this draft with terrific size and bulk with the frame to get bigger yet. With the speed at the inside linebacker position and the athleticism to play outside. Zak's a tough player who plays with a nasty demeanor and has played through pain and still produced. An excellent special teams prospect who can also long-snap. DeOssie is also a heady player, as one would expect of an Ivy Leaguer
123 DT/DE - Ryan McBean - 6043, 286, 4.96 Oklahoma State
He passes the eye-test with rave reviews, but is an outstanding interior run stopper and solid pass rusher. He has a long upper body frame that if he desires could easily carry 290-plus pounds. In spite of being tall and lean, he is not stiff and very athletic both off the snap and in pursuit. Very athletic with an explosive first step that can shoot gaps and make plays in the backfield and to the sideline. Stays low and plays with good leverage. Changes direction well with good range in pursuit which makes him very disruptive. and stays in pursuit. Never quits! Possesses good lower body strength and solid balance. Stout at the point of attack and holds his ground. Could play in a two gap if he gained a few lbs. Has a nose for the ball. Team oriented.
125 WR - Laurent Robinson - 6020, 199, 4.38, Illinois State
In comparing Robinson to other small school wide outs on this list, one thing stands out about Robinson; his speed. He's probably one of the ten fastest WRs in the draft. He's got great size and leaping ability, and like I said, he can flat out run. Runs real good routes and he just knows how to get open. Athletic and quick. A good leaper with great ball skills and body control. Catches the ball well and is vertical threat. consistency from his junior season (86 receptions, 1,465 yards, 12 TDs)
126 Saints to Indianapolis for CB Jason David
163 TE - Micheal Allen - 6068, 254, 4.71, Whitworth
Allan was recruited to Whitworth as a basketball player, but turned into quite a football player. The 6-6, 255-pound former wide receiver caught 53 passes for 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. Allan knows how to use his great size and long arms to the fullest when pulling down passes over the middle, and runs well after the catch.
199 New Orleans Saints Olindo Mare K Miami Dolphins Pick Traded to the Dolphins
220 CB - Willie Byrd - 6029, 197, 4.39, Miles
Freakish corner size and agility for his size. A player with great measurables who is just starting to come into his own. Excels in press coverage. Good leaping ability. Decent hands. Solid character. Mature. Willing to learn and work to improve. My sleeper pick. Developemental guy with upside.
Byrd measured in at 6'3.1" and 197 pounds. He ran a 4.39 and 4.41 with the wind (8-12 mph cross wind) and a 4.56 against the wind. His best 10-yard time was 1.29. His other numbers were: 41.5" vj, 10'4" bj, 18 reps, 6.72 3-cone, 4.22 short shuttle
TE/WR - Rodney Hannah - 6062, 245, 4.65, University of Houston
A power forward for the UH basketball team, until deciding to switch gears to football last season. Hannah was a wide receiver of note during his high school days in California. The reason most people aren't aware of him yet is because he has not been really tested as a blocker, played only one season of major college football, and had only 11 catches this past fall. But, we think that with his frame and smarts he can be coached up to be an effective blocker, and he already has displayed good hands and good YAC.
RB/DB - D.D. Terry - 6006, 196, 4.40, Sam Houston State
D. D. Terry, a senior from Willis, went from second string linebacker to Southland Conference “Offensive Player of the Year” in one incredible season. Terry was on the Walter Payton Award watch list. D.D. Terry measured a height of 6-0 5/8 and a weight of 196 pounds at his Pro Day March 6. He had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-1 broad jump and completed 12 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.
ATT 215 | YDS 1,328 | TD 15
QB - Cullen Finnerty - 6025, 224, 4.77, Grand Valley State (Mich.)
Four-time national champion at the DII level. Many post-season accolades including DII All-American. Runnerup for the Harlon Hill Trophy. Recorded a 36-4 record as a starting QB...9-1 record in playoffs...Accounted for 9,488 yards and 92 TDs in his career...Passed for 7,685 yards and 69 TDs, while rushing for 1,803 yards and 23 TDs...Ranks second in career total offense with 9,488 yards...Third in career passing yards with 7,685 yards...1,803 rushing yards ranks 14th in Laker annals...23 career rushing TDs is the eighth all-time. A heady player with good size for the position who is very strong (maybe the strongest QB in the draft) and has just plain won..and won...and won. Makes good reads and decisions. Smooth with check downs. Field general. Smart and fairly athletic. Deadly runner with good wheels. Cerebral.
OT/OG - Marcus Lindsay - 6067, 390, 5.45, Louisiana Tech
May be the biggest man in the draft. Massive, massive man who can play either ROT or guard at the next level. Has better movement skills than you might think for a guy his size and strength. Gets great drive on running plays and mobile enough to get to the second level. Feet aren't too bad for a guy of his dimensions and moves into pass pro position pretty quickly and Punches hard in pass pro. He could be looked at at 3 of the 5 spots on the O-line. Good kid, and student
OT/OG - Peter Dyakowski - 6039, 306, 5.15, LSU
One of my favorite sleepers in the draft, has underrated athletic ability as he is skilled at getting downfield on pulls and screens and blocking guys in space; faired well against Victor Abiamiri in the Sugar
CB/WR - Montavis Pitts - 6012, 193, 4.35, Jacksonville State
The one-time Auburn starter returned to his original college and worked out with his former teammates after being arrested on a drunk-driving charge. Always known as a sensational athlete. Pitts had an interesting pro day. In the pass drill he caught every pass, a rarity for defensive backs, but didn't seem fluid when required to change directions.
DT/DE - Mataifale “Matt” Toeaina - 6021, 301, 5.11, Oregon
Versatile, heady and hard working. Has a good motor and pursues well. Comes off the line quick and low and gets good leverage. Can pressure the pocket with both power and quickness. Possesses good strength and plays very physical. Can be disruptive versus the run and can hold his ground at point of attack. Good lateral mobility and balance. Uses good footwork and can run stunts well. Good nose for the ball. Very talented, well-rounded and appears to love the game… but should be better. Can play a number of positions on the line.
OLB/SS - Adam Hayward - 6004, 235, 4.48, Portland State
At the conclusion of his senior season he was flooded with hardware, collecting a first-team Associated Press All-American selection, Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year award and fourth place finish in voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the best defensive player in Division I-AA.
OLB/SS - Damaja Jones - 6005, 208, 4.55, San Jose St.
Highly productive OLB who has the wheels to be looked at as a SS at the next level. Closes very quickly on the ball carrier. Very disruptive when rushing the QB. Makes lots of plays in the backfield. A classic "tweener" who will need lots of reps and coaching up to switch to safety. Has the speed for OLB but will take a long time in the weight room to ever be big enough.
|04-27-2007, 11:51 AM||#3|
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Location: Atlanta, GA
I like it. Would be thrilled to get Wright and Pitcock as they could be strong points on our D for years to come. Higgins certainly has the production behind him. However, I dont see Buffalo giving up those picks for Leonard. They know they can get another back later on in the draft and have other holes to fill and need the picks.
|04-27-2007, 01:24 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2004
There is no way we draft all these players from small schools. We did well last year but traditionally these players don't have the experience against quality schools. I'm sure we will find at least one good player but not 8 as you have proposed.