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Old 04-25-2010, 10:13 AM   #11
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For a C rating he sure had good things to say about our draft picks.
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who the Hell is Mel Kiper
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I think C is a bit harsh, I definitely would have given it a B. I'm not entirely sold on Patrick Robinson because I don't typically like drafting underachievers. But he does add depth to the CB position, and I now feel much better about that unit should we have an injury.

Honestly, I thought the Charles Brown pick was the steal of the draft. He was rated by most people as a late first-round pick, and was even as high as 15th on Kiper's Big Board at one time. It doesn't fill a need, but it gives us great depth at an important position, and perhaps some flexibility if we want to trade.

The Graham pick I'm not entirely sold on. Didn't think we needed a TE that high, especially because of how well Thomas played this past season. I guess we'll see on this one.

Al Woods is still developing as a player. Played Class A ball in high school, went directly into the SEC without redshirting, and is still learning the game. He's got all of the physical tools, just needs to be coached. Could be a good one.

The center, meh. He's a center.
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I think C is a bit harsh, I definitely would have given it a B. I'm not entirely sold on Patrick Robinson because I don't typically like drafting underachievers. But he does add depth to the CB position, and I now feel much better about that unit should we have an injury.

Honestly, I thought the Charles Brown pick was the steal of the draft. He was rated by most people as a late first-round pick, and was even as high as 15th on Kiper's Big Board at one time. It doesn't fill a need, but it gives us great depth at an important position, and perhaps some flexibility if we want to trade.

The Graham pick I'm not entirely sold on. Didn't think we needed a TE that high, especially because of how well Thomas played this past season. I guess we'll see on this one.

Al Woods is still developing as a player. Played Class A ball in high school, went directly into the SEC without redshirting, and is still learning the game. He's got all of the physical tools, just needs to be coached. Could be a good one.

The center, meh. He's a center.
Deuce... study the Graham pick and you will see that he may be the best pick of the draft.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:16 AM   #15
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I've studied, I'm just not sold on taking him in the 3rd round when there were some other guys that I think would have been better fits.

He's an ex-basketball player which has thoughts of Tony G and Antonio Gates dancing in everybody's heads, but I'm going to hold off on that until I see him in the NFL. I publish the Wake Forest Rivals site, so I'm pretty familiar with ACC football, so I saw this kid play last year. He's played football for one year in college (he quit in high school to concentrate on bball), so he's extremely raw. He's got great size, but that can work against him too because he plays high at times. He also doesn't run good routes right now, but that can be coached. But the thing that really worries me is that he catches the ball with his body. All of this can be fixed when he gets some coaching, but he's definitely a project.

He's very athletic and could turn out to be a good pick, but I just didn't get it. We had two very good TEs last season, and Miller is coming back. And we had some other needs, just curious that we went TE that early.
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For a C rating he sure had good things to say about our draft picks.
i think he just gave us a C because we didnt really address any needs

we picked good players......but none of them really fix the issues we had coming into the draft
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Canton, I think the DT position had been addressed. LB is another story.
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I've studied, I'm just not sold on taking him in the 3rd round when there were some other guys that I think would have been better fits.

He's an ex-basketball player which has thoughts of Tony G and Antonio Gates dancing in everybody's heads, but I'm going to hold off on that until I see him in the NFL. I publish the Wake Forest Rivals site, so I'm pretty familiar with ACC football, so I saw this kid play last year. He's played football for one year in college (he quit in high school to concentrate on bball), so he's extremely raw. He's got great size, but that can work against him too because he plays high at times. He also doesn't run good routes right now, but that can be coached. But the thing that really worries me is that he catches the ball with his body. All of this can be fixed when he gets some coaching, but he's definitely a project.

He's very athletic and could turn out to be a good pick, but I just didn't get it. We had two very good TEs last season, and Miller is coming back. And we had some other needs, just curious that we went TE that early.
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Canton, I think the DT position had been addressed. LB is another story.
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