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  • #16
    Re: Sportsline and SI Pre Season Top 25 teams

    Talkin' smack already TX?

    Last time I checked you don't have superman anymore.


    • #17
      Re: Sportsline and SI Pre Season Top 25 teams

      Originally posted by rams_fan81
      Talkin' smack already TX?

      Last time I checked you don't have superman anymore.
      No but he does have a really good WR. Can't think of his name though!


      • #18
        Re: Sportsline and SI Pre Season Top 25 teams

        The Longhorns are more than just VY. They have a monster O line that would make some OC's in the pros jealous. They have reloaded at QB and RB, and their defensive front four is probably the best in college.


        • #19
          Re: Sportsline and SI Pre Season Top 25 teams

          Originally posted by txramsfan
          The Longhorns are more than just VY. They have a monster O line that would make some OC's in the pros jealous. They have reloaded at QB and RB, and their defensive front four is probably the best in college.

          OK your making some points. I'm just asking questions now, didn't one of their running backs(maybe romance taylor) get in trouble? How long have your QBs been there?

          RF16 i think youy might be thinking of Limas Sweed because he runs a pretty good fade to the end zone expecially at the end of games.:tut


          • #20
            Re: Sportsline and SI Pre Season Top 25 teams

            Originally posted by theodus69
            texas will be alright, but don't look to make it a streak of beating the Sooners....... It won't happen!
            Agreed. Texas had their moment in the is time to get back to Sooner dominance of the Longhorns.


            • #21
              Re: Sportsline and SI Pre Season Top 25 teams

              Spring star: LB Ross Homan. The true freshman turned heads, drawing comparisons to a young A.J. Hawk.

              I watched Ross Homan dismantle our high school team on offence and defence, I hope turns out to be a special player.


              • #22
                Re: Sportsline and SI Pre Season Top 25 teams

                Spring star: LB Ross Homan. The true freshman turned heads, drawing comparisons to a young A.J. Hawk.
                I watched Ross Homan dismantle our high school team on offence and defence, I hope turns out to be a special player.


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                  Top prospect on each team in CFB Playoff Top 25
                  by Nick
                  Top prospect on each team in CFB Playoff Top 25
                  By Kyle Crabbs
                  Published on October 31, 2017

                  It is officially the heart of college football season. The CFB Playoff committee debuted their first Top 25 rankings of the 2017 season, a barometer of where the heavyweights across the land stand with their playoff resumes.

                  The battle for a spot in the final four has just begun, as November and conference championships in early December will prove essential in sorting out the quagmire of teams slotted 3 through 13 (all with 1 or 0 losses).

                  In the meantime, this is a great excuse to introduce the country to the best eligible 2018 draft prospect on each team in the CFB Playoff committee’s Top 25.

                  1. Georgia Bulldogs (8-0) – RB Nick Chubb. Chubb gets notable competition from fellow RB Sony Michel and LB Lorenzo Carter. But Chubb has returned to form this year and brings balance, power and vision as a runner that in almost any other class would be widely regarded as a top talent.

                  2. Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) – DB Minkah Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is a true junior and widely regarded as one of the top overall players in the country. His size (6’1, 202 lbs) is notable for a Free Safety prospect, and Fitzpatrick pairs it with tremendous ball skills.

                  3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-1) – OG Quenton Nelson. Nelson is one of the 5-10 best players in this class hands down. But because he plays a non-premium position, the odds are he’ll slip into the teens. A middle of the road franchise looking to take the next step would love nothing more.

                  4. Clemson Tigers (7-1) – DE Clelin Ferrell. Ferrell and fellow DE Austin Bryant (junior) have eclipsed double digit sack totals on the season and lead the way for a defensive line that may be comprised of four future first round picks. Ferrell is the best blend of traits out of that group.

                  5. Oklahoma Sooners (7-1) – QB Baker Mayfield. LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was close. But Mayfield’s ascension as a prospect is one of the most impressive improvements I’ve seen this year. Losing Dede Westbrook, Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine might have been the best thing to ever happen to Mayfield, who now puts the load on his shoulders alone.

                  6. Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1) – CB Denzel Ward. Do the Buckeyes ever run out of defensive backs? Ward follows in the footsteps of rookie sensation Marshon Lattimore as the latest Buckeye to emerge as a top prospect at the position.

                  7. Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1) – RB Saquon Barkley. I mean…come on. Barkley is a national sensation and the favorite for the 2017 Heisman Trophy for a reason. A true generational talent who does wonders for a Penn State team that would be high and dry without him.

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                  The 2018 NFL draft is here -- and now we can finally figure out where all of these quarterbacks are going.

                  Below are my "final" Big Board and "final" position rankings for the class of 2018. I'm putting "final" in quotation marks because I'll be making a few tweaks up until the draft begins (Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN app, in case you were wondering). I'll be talking to more sources and adjusting my rankings based on what I hear. And remember, my Big Board is not a prediction of where prospects will be drafted, only where I have them ranked.

                  Notable: My Big Board goes to 300 prospects, and my position rankings cover more than 700. But it's important to note that the cutoff for undrafted free agents starts around 35 for positions like wide receiver. That means approximately 90 wide receivers have grades that are nearly identical. In short: Players ranked from 150 to 250 on my board are similar. It's splitting hairs.

                  1. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
                  Previous rank: 1
                  Barkley is the best prospect in this draft. His testing numbers at the combine -- 4.40 40-yard dash and 41-inch vertical -- were elite at any size, much less a 6-foot, 233-pound back. Barkley plays with tremendous balance, a great lower body and quick feet. He's a stellar runner both inside and outside the tackles, and he showed in 2017 that he's a true three-down back. He had 54 catches after having 48 combined in his first two seasons at Penn State. Barkley is a special talent.

                  2. Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
                  Previous rank: 2
                  Chubb could have entered the 2017 draft and been in the first-round discussion. At 6-4, 269 pounds, he shows good takeoff from the edge, and he has an excellent mix of speed and power. You saw some of that speed and explosion at the combine, where he ran a 4.65 40 and had a 36-inch vertical. Chubb had 10 sacks and 25 tackles for loss (tied for second in the FBS) in 2017 and had 10 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in 2016. Chubb doesn't have quite as high of a grade as Myles Garrett did last year, but he's in that same tier.

                  3. Roquan Smith, ILB, Georgia
                  Previous rank: 4
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                  QB MARCUS MARIOTA, rJR, Oregon (6-4 | 215 | 4.52 | #8)
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                  DE SHILIQUE CALHOUN, rJR, Michigan State (6-4 | 257 | 4.72 | #89)
                  A year ago at this time, the Spartans pass rush was a question mark, but Calhoun emerged as one of the top up-and-coming defensive ends in the country in 2013. He finished with a team-best 7.5 sacks last season and notched his first sack of the 2014 campaign last week. Calhoun bends well off the edge with natural flexibility and coordination in space to easily change directions, something that will be tested when Oregon threatens the edges. Calhoun needs to develop a functional power element to his game and his snap anticipation and technique are both underdeveloped, but the unpolished skill-set shows a lot of promise and facing an athletic and versatile offense will be an excellent test.

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                  1. Houston: Reggie Bush, RB, USC
                  -As the draft draws closer and closer, this pick makes too much sense. The Texans seem to feel comfortable with David Carr at QB, and despite pressure to take hometown-hero Vince Young first overall, Reggie Bush is the kind of electrifying player that will fill the seats in Houston.

                  2. New Orleans: Matt Leinart, QB, USC
                  -Sean Payton, the new Saints head coach, served as the primary mentor for quarterbacks in Dallas. What better person for him to bring in than the top passer in this draft class? Leinart will be the future of the New Orleans offense, and give the Saints the star signal caller they've been missing.

                  3. Tennessee: Vince Young, QB, Texas
                  -The relationship between Vince Young and Steve McNair is a strong factor in this selection. There are rumblings that Norm Chow has fallen in love with Jay Cutler, but there's no way the Titans take Cutler over Young, who capped off a championship season with an outstanding performance in the Rose Bowl.

                  4. NY Jets: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia
                  -The Jets may feel comfortable with Adrian Jones at LT, but D'Brickashaw Ferguson would be a serious upgrade at that position, and would protect New York's quarterback for years to come. Jones could either slide over to RT or find another spot on a disappointing line.

                  5. Green Bay: A.J. Hawk, OLB, Ohio State
                  -Hawk seems like a match made in heaven for the Green Bay defense. Besides Nick Barnett, you'd be hard pressed to name another linebacker on the Packers' squad that's proved themselves worthy of a starting spot. Hawk is the kind of player who could come in and make an immediate impact.

                  6. Oakland: Mario Williams, DE, NC State
                  -Oakland has a variety of needs on defense that need to be addressed if this talented team is going to get anywhere. "Super" Mario will not only help the Raiders establish a better pass rush, but also help fix that 25th ranked rush defense.

                  7. San Fransisco: DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis
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                  8. Buffalo: Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon
                  -Since losing Pat Williams to Minnesota, the Buffalo Bills have had some problems on defense. They went from the 7th ranked rush defense to 31st in 2005. Grabbing a big bodied player like Ngata early in the first round should do wonders for that defensive line.

                  9. Detroit: Winston Justice, OT, USC
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                  Some revisions, and *gasp* a three-round projection this time around!! Enjoy!

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                  1. Houston: Matt Leinart, QB, USC
                  -The Texans would like to add a player like D'Brickashaw Ferguson, as they've been looking for offensive line help for a while now, particularly at the left tackle position. But since first overall would be too high for D'Brick, and with Carr having another poor year, Leinart is the choice.

                  2. San Fransisco: Reggie Bush, RB, USC
                  -After struggling to produce a running game on the legs of Kevin Barlow, the ***** have their sights set on USC's Reggie Bush, and should no one leapfrog them in a trade, Bush looks to be remaining in the California sun.

                  3. NY Jets: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia
                  -The Jets hoped to land either Bush or Leinart, and may be able to come April either by sucking or through a trade. But projected at number three right now, and with Leinart and Bush both gone at this point, the Jets can shore up their offensive line by taking Ferguson.

                  4. New Orleans: A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State
                  -It would be hard for the Saints to not take Vince Young here to begin an era of football that does not include Aaron Brooks. But the Saints desperately need help at linebacker, and AJ Hawk is the best linebacker prospect in this year's class.

                  5. Green Bay: DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis
                  -Missing out on Reggie Bush isn't going to cause the Packers to not address their RB situation, especially if Ahman Green isn't resigned. DeAngelo Williams is the top senior running back in this class, and with a good performance at the Senior Bowl, will warrant being taken here.

                  6. Tennessee: Vince Young, QB, Texas
                  -Young's nickname for Titans QB Steve McNair is "Big Papa" because McNair has been a father figure and mentor to the young Texas quarterback. What better place for Young to be mentored as a professional than under McNair in Tennessee?

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