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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Mike D's Top Prospects for the 2003 Draft. By Mike Detillier - 12/01/02 1. Byron Leftwich Quarterback Marshall Big-time passer, still at the head of the class. 2. Carson Palmer Quarterback USC Moving on up, and fast.. 3. Jimmy Kennedy ...

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Old 12-11-2002, 09:57 PM   #1
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Mike D's Top Prospects for the 2003 Draft.
By Mike Detillier - 12/01/02

1. Byron Leftwich Quarterback Marshall
Big-time passer, still at the head of the class.

2. Carson Palmer Quarterback USC
Moving on up, and fast..

3. Jimmy Kennedy Defensive Tackle Penn State
Immovable player in the middle..

4. Charles Rogers Wide Receiver Michigan State
Big, fast, talented receiver and filled with attitude..

5. Jordan Gross Offensive Tackle Utah
Underrated performer from the Mountain West..

6. Andre Woolfolk Cornerback Oklahoma
Just scratched the surface of his ability and that's scary.

7. William Joseph Defensive Tackle Miami (Fla.)
Hasn't had a signature senior season, but he's quite a talent.

8. Dave Ragone Quarterback Louisville
Boomer Esiason clone..

9. Larry Johnson Halfback Penn State
Practicing for his Heisman pose.

10. Terence Newman Cornerback Kansas State
Talented one-on-one cover man with great speed.

11. Jerome McDougle Defensive End Miami (Fla.)
Blazing a trail as a pass rush specialist.

12. Rodney "Boss" Bailey Outside Linebacker Georgia
Smart, fast, rangy and a playmaker..

13. Marcus Trufant Cornerback Washington State
He's not a well known prospect, other than to opponents and NFL scouts..

14. Taylor Jacobs Wide Receiver Florida
When he's healthy, he's a star performer.

15. Eric Steinbach Offensive Guard Iowa
Athletic big man , who has been well schooled in college..

16. E. J. Henderson Inside Linebacker Maryland
Physical "Mike" linebacker with excellent diagnostic skills.

17. George Foster Offensive Tackle Georgia
Big, strong, athletic tackle, who could be special if the right buttons
are pushed.

18. Bryant Johnson Wide Receiver Penn State
Big-play receiver with excellent speed and he will go over the middle
for the tough catch.

19. Lee Suggs Halfback Virginia Tech
He's back 100% from the knee injury and he knows how to find the
endzone.

20. Mike Doss Safety Ohio State
Plays the game with great passion and he's quite an athlete.

21. Julian Battle Cornerback/Safety Tennessee
Match and see if he doesn't make a big move up the charts..

22. Gerald Hayes Inside Linebacker Pittsburgh
Rugged inside performer who packs quite a wallop with his hits..

23. Jarrett Johnson Defensive Tackle Alabama
Intense inside performer who never lets up on a play.

24. Troy Polamalu Safety USC
He's battled injuries all year, but he's my type of football player.

25. Vince Manuwai Offensive Guard Hawaii
Outstanding leverage type player and he's light on his feet..
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26. Antwan Peek Outside Linebacker Cincinnati
Ferocious pass rusher who would be a perfect fit as an OLB. in a 3-4
alignment..

27. Kevin Garrett Cornerback SMU
Slowed by injuries this season, but he has a very strong combination of
speed, quickness and a strong work ethic.

28. Brett Williams Offensive Tackle Florida State
Smart, tough technically sound offensive tackle who knows how to pass
protect..

29. Shane Walton Cornerback Notre Dame
Former soccer star who has really elevated his draft stock under Tyrone
Willingham.

30. Al Johnson Offensive Center Wisconsin
Needs a little work on his pass blocking techniques, but he is a 1st
rate run blocker..

31. Chris Kelsay Defensive End Nebraska
His senior season has been ravaged by injuries, but he will quickly
catch your attention due to his quickness and his red-hot motor.

32. Talman Gardner Wide Receiver Florida State
Physical end with great size and speed and he has a knack for putting
the ball in the endzone.

33. Dennis Weathersby Cornerback Oregon State
Excellent cover-man, but he needs to develop into a more physical player
and better tackler.

34. Michael Haynes Defensive End Penn State
Hard- charger off the edge..

35. Kindal Moorehead Defensive End/Tackle Alabama
Physical DL. who seems to have revved up his motor as a senior.

36. Chris Simms Quarterback Texas
Lefty, who will go a lot higher than most predict.

37. Antonio Garay Defensive End Boston College
Injury-prone in college, but he is a 1st rate performer when he is at
full strength.

38. Asante Samuel Cornerback Central Florida
Fine all-around athlete , who has really upgraded his cover skills.

39. LaMarcus McDonald Outside Linebacker TCU
Small in size, but he plays big and he is a playmaker..

40. Tony Pashos Offensive Tackle Illinois
Strong, durable performer, who is an experienced pass protector.

41. Torrin Tucker Offensive Guard Southern Mississippi
Has the traits to develop into a dominant inside player.

42. Kyle Boller Quarterback California
Has excellent size and a strong arm and he is finishing up strong.

43. Clifton Smith Inside Linebacker Syracuse
Strong, physical inside plugger.

44. Mike Pinkard Tight End Arizona State
Fine athlete, who is starting to produce solid numbers out on the field.

45. Bradie James Inside Linebacker LSU
Smart, instinctive linebacker, who has really picked up the pace as a
middle man.

46. Rashean Mathis Safety/Cornerback Bethune Cookman
He won't stay underrated for too much long..

47. Gerome Sapp Safety Notre Dame
Another Golden-Domer who's stock is on the rise..

48. Cecil Sapp Halfback Colorado State
If he is in top shape, he's a very good combination of size, speed and
power.

49. Cory Redding Defensive End Texas
He has excellent athletic gifts, but his numbers don't show it.

50. Sammy Davis Cornerback Texas A&M
Another Aggie who has just not played up to his usual high level as a
senior.
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Old 12-11-2002, 11:45 PM   #2
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According to every mock draft and ranking I have seen Newman is rated top 10. Dont think the Saints will move up in the draft.
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