Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1380 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 807 times:
Post your predictions, wishes, and rants and raves here... This should be one of the more interesting drafts in quite some time.
Some potential surprises IMHO:
1. The Jets trade up to #1 to grab Reggie Bush, giving the Texans a significant number of draft picks in return (including the 4th overall to take Williams or Ferguson) to pack the team with what it really needs: depth in crucial positions such as the O-Line and D-Line. As an added bonus, the NFL is pleased that the best talent will reside in the biggest market.
1a. If the Jets don't trade up to get Bush and Williams is gone, they'll trade down from #4. Likely candidates to grab this spot (for a player like Young or Ferguson) include Buffalo (who probably won't land Davis at their #8 position) or Baltimore (who probably won't land Cutler at their #13 position, thus taking a QB here).
2. One of the Big Three plummet beyond the first 6 picks: with surefire talents like Williams, Ferguson, Hawk, and Davis, one of those 3 bally-hooed QB's is going to drop. Even money on that guy being Cutler.
3. The steal of the draft will turn out to be RB Lawrence Maroney going to Indianapolis at #30. And yes, I *am* biased.
4. Speaking of biased, I'm afraid that my beloved Packers may take a QB in the first round for the second year in a row. If that happens, I'd hope they trade down to do it to accumulate more picks to start filling the other significant holes on the team. But I personally would take Hawk with that pick and start building a defense. There's always next season--with no Favre drama--to take a guy like Quinn if all collapses [again] in 2006.
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 805 times:
Gee, if the Texans trade the #1 pick they better have a SWAT team available. Although I agree with you that trading the pick to get a bundle of picks would be a wise move, since they need improvement everywhere. Here were hoping that one of the top QB prospects are still around when our lowly Cardinals draft, the team can't live with Kurt Warner forever, (how many games did he win last season) 1 and the young kid went out to Motown.
Mikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1380 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 799 times:
Quoting AirCop (Reply 1): Although I agree with you that trading the pick to get a bundle of picks would be a wise move, since they need improvement everywhere.
That's how I interpret the Texans...they've got the marquee positions, i.e. QB, RB, WR, largely filled, so to take a flier on Bush--who will certainly be a great addition to the team on his own--seems like a limited return vis-a-vis getting a substantial number of solid players at other spots.
That team is not that bad (as far as 2-14 teams go, of course). How many games did they lose last season by 6 or fewer points? In short, they weren't all THAT far from being at least a mediocre team. Combine a solid draft of young players with a cupcake schedule and this team may surprise...with or without Bush.
Duff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 798 times:
My Patriots need RB (badly!), WR, OL, LB (current guys are old), S, and CB. Maybe LenDale White will be on the board at #21... and Bill Belichick can make guys realize their potential.
If the Texans trade down, there will be riots in Houston for months.... draft Bush, and get 5 new offensive lineman, and cut the five losers you have now. I feel bad for David Carr, who spends more time on his butt than me in front of the TV.
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 789 times:
I have no doubt that Bush will go number one to the Texans, I don't see them giving him up, even if they decide in a year that they don't want him and can get good value (obviously) for him, they still need to take him, a player like him dosen't come along all that often.
In the end, I don't really care, my Steelers are picking last, but I still see them having a good year. The only player who I am interested in is Vince Young and when he'll go.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 783 times:
I think the Browns are zeroing in on either Florida State DE/OLB Kameron Wimbley or Oregon's mamouth Nose Tackle Haloti Ngata with their first pick. There's no way they'll move up into the top 5, but if by some miracle someone like A.J. Hawk fell out of the tops 5-and that's doubtful, you might see them try to move up and get the Buckeye standout.
By the way, Scouts, Inc, has, in their top 32 prospects, 6 Buckeyes.
N670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1595 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 776 times:
The Steelers...who knows what they'll do. They've shown interest in a wide array of players...a couple of safeties such as Darnell Bing and Donte Whitner and a few LB's -- Bobby Carpenter and Chad Greenway (if he falls).
I'll have to wait a while before I see the Steelers' first pick...
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4204 posts, RR: 53 Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 770 times:
Quoting Mikey711MN (Thread starter): 1. The Jets trade up to #1 to grab Reggie Bush, giving the Texans a significant number of draft picks in return (including the 4th overall to take Williams or Ferguson) to pack the team with what it really needs: depth in crucial positions such as the O-Line and D-Line. As an added bonus, the NFL is pleased that the best talent will reside in the biggest market.
The Jets want Leinert. They have been trying to move up to #2 so they can grab him but have not been able to make a deal yet. They are very insecure about Pennington's ability to recover and lead the team and do not want to put the team on a downward track for the next 10 years in case Pennington never plays again. Leinert gives them protection and an NFL ready QB who is accurate and reads defenses well.
The Texans actually would do well to trade down! They have so many holes they need a lot of draft picks to fill them. There are still going to be excellent running back available midway through the first round if they are dead set on picking an RB. If not, build up your offensive and defensive lines by trading down a few picks. DeAngelo Williams should be a very solid RB in the NFL and will go in the middle picks of the first round.
The Cowboys need to get bigger and better on both the O and D-Lines. If we are lucky, Kamerion Wimbley will drop to 18, but that's unlikely. We'll hopefully take someone like Manny Lawson. But knowing Jerry Jones, he will do absolutely everything possible to pick someone out of left field. Or, much more likely, he'll attempt to trade down and receive even more draft picks.
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DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 16 Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 757 times:
I wish my Fish could trade up someway to get Lendale White. Bush is out of the picture for us and I would prefer White as I think he is a bigger, bruising back that just might last longer in the league than Bush.
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COrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 745 times:
I am convinced that Houston should take Bush. He is a playmaker, and that is what we need. I think the talk about his size and durability is not accurate. On sportsradio this morning they compared his size to many star running backs over the past few years, and he was +/- 5 pounds of almost all of them when they came out of the combine. In addition, he is probably a lot stronger than most.
Quoting Mikey711MN (Reply 2): they've got the marquee positions, i.e. QB, RB, WR, largely filled
RB? Davis is mediocre at best. He has not even played a whole season cause he is always hurt.
Everyone keeps saying they need to trade down to get more O-linemen, but every expert that has looked at the Texans has pretty much stated that they are not as bad as they look from a talent perspective. The schemes the previous coaching staff had them running were supposedly the most moronic things they had ever seen.
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 16 Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 743 times:
USA Today this morning had an article on the draft and it seems Lendale White has been getting a little chubby. Perhaps I'll reconsider our position and choice. We need a running back though since Ricky Williams looks to be banned for a year now.
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A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1973 posts, RR: 26 Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 737 times:
Living here in Houston, it's been nonstop draft talk pretty much for the last month. I'm a Broncos fan myself and like what we're doing and see us drafting either a WR in Chad Jackson from FL or RB DeAngelo Williams, seeing as Mike Anderson left us for the Ravens and Tatum Bell is injury-prone. Jackson's more likely. If they kept the 2 first round picks at 15 and 22, those 2 would both be the stars to pick up, however they traded away number 22 last week for 2 later round picks of the 49ers. My gut feeling is that the 2nd round pick will be a TE, best available at that point, and sometime later in the draft, a QB, possible Georgia's DJ Shockley or Texas A&M's Reggie McNeal maybe (McNeal could become another Randle El)...
Houston could, in a strange circumstance, trade down to the Jets at number 4, so that the Jets could take Leinart away from the Titans. At number 2, the Saints aren't looking for a RB, so they'd go with Mario Williams. At number 3, the Titans take Vince Young and thus the Texans could still get Reggie Bush at number 4...weird scenario, but if the Texans could live with themselves not getting Bush at number 4, and getting OT Ferguson or even LB Hawk at number 4 instead, plus extra picks later on from the Jets, it may be worth doing.
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