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    Draft Day mock

    Well, Draft Day Is finally upon us and it's getting tense. Here's my wishlist:

    1.01 Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

    Yes, I know that Sam Bradford is more likely but this is my mock, so there! Clausen has improved every year in college, has proven that he can play through injury and is used to having poor protection and limited talent around him. Bradford may have more upside but Clausen looks a safer bet to me; either way, we get our quarterback of the future.

    2.01 Everson Griffen, DE, Southern California

    Apart from Chris Long, we have nothing at defensive end as far as long-term starters are concerned. Little and Hall are in their thirties, while the other guys are rotation- calibre. Griffen has all the ability in the world; if Spags can whip him into shape, he could be a beast.

    3.01 Dekoda Watson, OLB, Florida State

    Na'il Diggs has been brought in but he is over thirty and isn't the long- term solution at weakside linebacker. Watson is small but has a great motor and gives one hundred percent every down; add him to Laurinaitis and Vobora and we have the makings of an excellent young linebacking corps.

    4.01 Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa

    With the future of Alex Barron still up in the air, abd Jason Smith likely to switch to the blind side soon, we need a viable right tackle for the future. Calloway could well be the answer.

    5.01 Dennis Pitta, TE, Brigham Young

    Daniel Fells looks a decent enough tight end but we need more options at that position. Pitta is a good route runner and has excellent hands; he could be a steal.

    5.04 Daniel Te'O-Nesheim, DE, Washington

    More depth at defensive end. Could be much better than that, too.

    6.01 Major Wright, SS, Florida

    Depth at safety; could be a steal if we can motivate him.

    7.01 Corey Peters, DT, Kentucky

    More situational depth at defensive tackle.

    7.19 Shawn Lauvao, G, Arizona State

    More depth on the offensive line.

    7.47 Simoni Lawrence, LB, Minnesota

    A flexible player who can cover any hole in the linebacking position.


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    Re: Draft Day mock

    I really like Calloway in the fourth!

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    Re: Draft Day mock

    i think if we trade down to 7 with the Browns..we take Clausen..but not 1st overall. i am not in the camp who think he will be a bust..just think that because we likely could get him after trading down we should take that route..and i think he`d have a better career if not taken 1st overall anyway...if we stay 1st overall its gotta be Bradford or Suh for me.

    Everson Griffin..depends who is left to pick at that point..and if we have traded down with the 1st pick..if we haven`t and Gresham or McCoy(if we dont go QB with the 1st pick) are still on the table i hope we stay at 2.1. if they aren`t then i hope we trade down...is a possibility we could still take the likes of Griffin a few spots lower..or pick somebody else just as good at a different position.

    Dekoda Watson looks a good player..but as you pointed out he`s quite small..i think that will count against him..someone like Thaddeus Gibson or A.J Edds i think are more Spags kind of OLB`s..

    Dennis Pitta i like a lot..the only thing that puts me off him a little is that he`ll be a 25 year old Rookie..tho that is probably why he`ll go lower than his play deserves.

    Kyle Calloway..i`ve always liked in every mock ive seen him in..really hope we can get him in the draft...think he could turn out to be our Jon Runyan.

    no faults with the later picks really.

    none of the picks in the entire mock do i have a problem with as wether they`ll be good players..just the fit with our schemes and where they should be taken.

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    Re: Draft Day mock

    Thanks for the comments.

    Ramblin' Ram, I just can't understand the logic which dictates that Bradford is worthy if the number one pick but Clausen isn't. Sure, I can see where you're coming from, but it doesn't really make sense: if you believe that we need a QB and that Clausen will be the best QB in this draft (as I do), then surely he has to be taken first overall. I have no problem at all with Suh- it's just that a great QB is worth more than a great DT.

    As for the OLBs you mention in round three, I think that Gibson is a classic "tweener" while Edds made my shortlist but is more if a strongside linebacker. Vobora has done well there, so a WLB is what we really need. Navorro Bowman would be an intriguing possibility if he slipped that far.

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    Re: Draft Day mock

    i think Bradford is better than Clausen..not by much,but he is IMO. that`s why i`d take Clausen in a trade down because you`d get Clausen+ a couple of picks..i`d prefer that to just taking Bradford outright but between taking Bradford or Clausen with no extra picks..i`d take Bradford.


    i think with the LB`s you thinking of them in the conventional sense..i don`t think Spags thinks about weakside and strongside tho...sure you gonna need someone on the "strongside" who is capable of working his way through the extra traffic that often finds its way on that side of the field..but i think Spags likes all of the front seven including both OLB`s to be able to fill multiple roles..e.g. with the LB`s being more for Run support,Containment etc......he`s not looking for light and quick conventional weaksides...he could have just kept any one of Pisa,Spoon,Draft etc...if he wanted to do that..or traded for Ernie Sims.

    Vobora, whilst he`s been a pleasant surprise..i dont think he`s a lock to be starting at this point and may never be a career starter..only J-Lau is a LB who would start on a good team and if we want to be one..we gonna need an upgrade at both OLB positions,unless the decent Vobora evolves into a lot better player than he is at this point..could happen i guess..but i think theres OLB`s in this draft who will be better.
    i think if we started the season today..Vobora would play "weakside" with Diggs at "Strongside"...i don`t see Vobora as having a true position as yet..just one who can in a pinch play all LB positions.

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    Re: Draft Day mock

    Not a lot of Offensive play-makers, which Devaney said was what they were looking for, but this could be more realistic. It is a more conservative (minus Clausen) approach.

    BTW, you're either spot on about Clausen or dead wrong. I'm convinced he will be really good, or the second coming of Ryan Leaf.

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    Re: Draft Day mock

    Quote Originally Posted by TylerBishop View Post

    BTW, you're either spot on about Clausen or dead wrong.
    You heard it here first!

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    That's an interesting perspective on the role of linebackers in Spags' system, Ramblin', and it's certainly something which will be interesting to watch this season. The set-up does require some flexibility from the LBs, which is why Diggs has been brought in and why Lawrence would make sense as a long-term option in round seven.

    Tyler, I've gone for positions of need this season, especially with Griffen and Watson. While it's true that we could use more playmakers, we have a young group of wide receivers and I hope that one or two of them can really make a name for themselves in 2010. If nobody establishes himself as a true number one receiver, we can acquire one in the first round next April. A back- up to Jackson can also be drafted next year, while Pitta should be an immediate improvement at tight end.

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