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Old 01-03-2008, 06:10 PM   #11
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Re: 1st, 1st Round Mock Draft.....

Watch Talib the corner from Kansas tonight, i like em!
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:18 PM   #12
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Watch Talib the corner from Kansas tonight, i like em!
I would trade down with Dallas in heartbeat and take him. Lets see how he does at the combine. I really think he will rise before the draft.

Talib (6-2, 205, 4.5) has established himself as one of the best cover corners in the country and in an age where the shutdown corner is a must-have, Talib is in an elite category - as potentially the best at his position in the nation. He's the guy that teams hate to throw to, but when they have to, the results usually swing in Talib's favor. Last season, he recorded six interceptions to lead the Big 12 and had 22 pass breakups. This season, he has four picks (including one return for a touchdown) and 13 passes defended. Like any corner, he gets beat from time to time, but that isn't often.
As with former star corner Charles Gordon, who Talib teamed up with as a red shirt freshman in 2005, Kansas has also used him on offense and he has eight catches for 182 yards and four touchdowns in 2007. But, Mark Mangino done a good job of limiting his time on the field on offense, so that they can get the most out of him in his primary position.
His 40 time, which has been timed around 4.5 and his great size could see him moved to a safety position in the pros. The thing about that 40 time, however, is a little misleading. According to an article in the Topeka Capital-Journal: when he caught a 49-yard touchdown pass in a game against Central Michigan, when the ball was released, he didn't have a step on the defense; but when he caught it, he had three.
Besides his great cover skills, Talib likes getting into the backfield from time to time (9.5 tackles for loss in his career) and isn't afraid to make a tackle (61 tackles this season, 157 in his career). If he adds on a few pounds of muscle, he could become a big-time hitter in the pros. That might lend more to a move to free safety, where he could be a bigger version of Brian Dawkins.

He may only be a junior, but if he enters the draft, he appears to be a lock for the first round and may be the first cornerback taken - which could put him anywhere from the top 15 to the latter part of the first round.


Another to look at is Justin King Penn St. 6-0, 186, 4.38.(?) He will be another riser at the combine.

ustin King is a top notch CB prospect. The 6'0", 186 lbs., junior from Penn St. has the tools to shut down NFL receivers. He went through a few shaky spots this season, but overall has done a great job in coverage. King finished this season as a First Team All Big Ten selection. He totaled 44 tackles and 2 INTs this season, despite the opposition throwing away from him all season. King also led the Big Ten this season with 17 passes defended. King has defended top flight college receivers all season, facing Dorien Bryant, James Hardy, Mario Manningham, Arrelious Benn, and Brian Robiskie, with good results. He shows good ball skills in coverage and has blazing speed. King will need to hit the weight room, so he can play press coverage when needed against NFL receivers. Pittsburgh Post Gazette columnist Ron Muselman reported King had 4.3 or better speed in the 40. The thing that makes King an exciting prospect is this is only his second year as a full time CB. Because of injuries, King was forced to play mostly at wide receiver during his freshman year. Corner is one of the toughest positions to play in football and his relative lack of experience shows how good he could be with NFL coaching. An added bonus with King is his experience at both receiver and as a return man at Penn St. Justin King is an excellent corner, with unlimited potential. He might decide not to declare and work on being the top corner in next year's class.

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Old 01-03-2008, 08:07 PM   #13
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Talib......pick six baby, is it time to start the blackandgold nation for Talib petition?
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:16 PM   #14
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who would you suggest?
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