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  • The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

    Well, this is it. Two more days before the draft. We've all been waiting anxiously for the day to come, and now it's in touching distance. Whoever is picked, I will support fully, and hope they turn out well.


    I'm going to keep the mock short for time concerns.


    Trade: Alex Barron to Buffalo in return for their 4th round pick.




    Round 1: Sam Bradford (QB)




    Round 2: Damian Williams (WR)



    Fits our scheme perfectly.

    -Great route runner

    -Great hands

    -Shifty, elusive, and quick

    -Smart, can read coverage

    -Great work ethic

    Round 3: Austen Lane (DE)



    -Great upside

    -Good work ethic

    -Is ferocious

    -Great pass rusher

    -Dominates with quickness and strength and long wingspan

    Round 4: Jimmy Graham (TE)



    -Big target for Bradford

    -Athletic and fast

    -Amazing upside

    Round 4: Kyle Calloway (OT)



    -Blue collar tackle

    -Great technician

    -Sound pass protector and run blocker

    -Good footwork and wingspan

    Round 5: Donovan Warren (CB/S)



    -Day 3 Steal

    -Previously ranked as first-second round pick

    -Stock dropped because of 40 time

    -Very physical corner, will help in run support

    -Great upside

    -Great footwork

    -Can play one-on-one against any WR


    Round 5: Myron Lewis (CB/S)


    -Physical corner

    -Will help in run support

    -Can be an elite press corner

    -Good intelligence

    -Has the ability to jam bigger WRs


    Round 6: Brandon Sharpe (DE/LB)



    -Very versatile pass rush specialist

    -Works on slower OTs with his quickness and agility

    -Can give Spags the option to create different schemes and blitz packages


    Round 7: Greg Middleton (DE)



    -IMO, this is a steal

    -2 years ago, was considered a future elite player due to his 16 sacks as a sophomore

    -Was a phenom, before deteriorating

    -Production dropped for the past two years

    -Has premier strength

    -Has a wide range of pass rush moves


    Round 7: Michael Greco (S)



    -Great upside

    -Will provide good depth and good special teams contributor


    Round 7: O'Brien Schofield (DE/LB)



    -Huge intensity player

    -Great steal for us, was a former 2nd-3rd round prospect before injury at Senior Bowl

    -Is a sack machine, much like Brandon Sharpe

    -O'Brien Schofield, Brandon Sharpe, Greg Middleton, Austen Lane, Chris

    -Long, and Fred Robbins should give Spags excellent variety to plan different schemes and blitzes and more exotic plays to put pressure on opposing offenses.





    In review:

    We obtain our franchise QB, who has elite accuracy and intangibles.

    We give him two big time targets to throw to.

    We fill our need at RT with a technically sound blocker.

    We obtain 3 high upside secondary players.

    We obtain a good addition of sack artists who specialize in getting to the passer. Spags and Flajole should be drooling when thinking of the possibilities of exotic blitzes and schemes and looks. These guys can create mismatches, and will terrorize opposing defenses.
    Last edited by RockinRam; -04-20-2010, 03:50 PM.

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    Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

    good job!
    plenty of players i`m high on..i like Damian Williams a lot..maybe we could trade down a few spots and still get him...unless Gresham is there or McCoy if we draft Suh..then i fully expect a trade down with that pick because i believe plenty of teams will be high on other prospects that will undoubtedly fall due to it being such a deep draft class..

    i`d be pretty pleased with every pick in this mock if they fell that way ...i would like to see Edds instead of one of those 5th round DB`s..and perhaps swap 1 DT for 1 of those 4 DE `s..but can`t fault the value of the picks made.

    i suppose we could always make a trade for a DT after the draft..but even if not..it`s probably too much to expect every hole to be filled with a long term solution in one off-season.

    overall i like it a lot..well done.

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    • #3
      Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

      No, no, no, no, no!
      We only have so many spots open for DE's and CB/S's...goodness at this rate half of our draft class will be cut. And what our needs at OLB & RB?

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      • #4
        Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

        Originally posted by ManofGod View Post
        No, no, no, no, no!
        We only have so many spots open for DE's and CB/S's...goodness at this rate half of our draft class will be cut. And what our needs at OLB & RB?
        Half our draft class? Huh?

        First, we have many open spots at DE. Chris Long is the only long term DE we have.

        Second, Myron Lewis and Donovan Warren are huge improvements over Quincy Butler and Justin King. In fact, I would think our CB corps would go: Bartell, Warren, Fletcher, Lewis, King.

        Third, Sharpe and Schofield can play OLB. Depends on who can make the better transition.

        Fourth, I value a pass rush specialist a lot higher than a back-up RB. Plus, we have Chris Ogby and Kenneth Darby.

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        • #5
          Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

          Originally posted by Ramblin` Ram View Post
          good job!
          plenty of players i`m high on..i like Damian Williams a lot..maybe we could trade down a few spots and still get him...unless Gresham is there or McCoy if we draft Suh..then i fully expect a trade down with that pick because i believe plenty of teams will be high on other prospects that will undoubtedly fall due to it being such a deep draft class..

          i`d be pretty pleased with every pick in this mock if they fell that way ...i would like to see Edds instead of one of those 5th round DB`s..and perhaps swap 1 DT for 1 of those 4 DE `s..but can`t fault the value of the picks made.

          i suppose we could always make a trade for a DT after the draft..but even if not..it`s probably too much to expect every hole to be filled with a long term solution in one off-season.

          overall i like it a lot..well done.

          Thanks for the input.

          It might be just me, but I'm not too worried about our current DTs. I would love to get a young, penetrating DT, but I'm fine with this corps for now.

          On run downs, I think Fred Robbins and Clifton Ryan should man the middle just fine. They are both strong, flat blobs who should command double teams.


          On passing downs, I think Spags might continue to move Chris Long and James Hall inside, and putting Austen Lane, and either Schofield or Sharpe in at the other DE, and the other one is a LB flanker who blitzes.

          So many possibilities.


          Also, I would love to get Gresham, but I just don't think he's going to be there.

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          • #6
            Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

            I love it. ....Fills needs, and all quality players. Great job!

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            • #7
              Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

              I'd rather have Demayrius Thomas over Damian Williams because he is a different WR than what we have.

              I like all the other picks though, I would have preferred more true LB's than tweeners, but I can't complain if this happened, we got value all the way through the draft.

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              • #8
                Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

                no, I don't like picking 4 DE's, and 3 or 4 (don't feel like counting) S/CB's, sorry.

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                • #9
                  Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

                  Originally posted by thickandthin View Post
                  no, I don't like picking 4 DE's, and 3 or 4 (don't feel like counting) S/CB's, sorry.
                  Maybe because those are two of our major needs? :| Eureka..

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

                    Originally posted by rams_man13 View Post
                    I'd rather have Demayrius Thomas over Damian Williams because he is a different WR than what we have.

                    I like all the other picks though, I would have preferred more true LB's than tweeners, but I can't complain if this happened, we got value all the way through the draft.
                    I'm not a big fan of Thomas. Why?

                    He's not that great of a runner, and is very raw. He's not very consistent either. I just don't warrant spending a high 2nd round pick on him. Williams on the other hand, is a polished WR who runs great routes, and is a smart WR that understands and exploits coverage.:ram:

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

                      Originally posted by RockinRam View Post
                      I'm not a big fan of Thomas. Why?

                      He's not that great of a runner, and is very raw. He's not very consistent either. I just don't warrant spending a high 2nd round pick on him. Williams on the other hand, is a polished WR who runs great routes, and is a smart WR that understands and exploits coverage.:ram:
                      Actually, when I look at Thomas, I see a mid first rounder who is on the cheep because of a broken foot. I see a guy who reportedly runs in the 4.3-4.4 range when healthy. I see a big, strong receiver with dominant leaping abilities. I see a somewhat raw prospect with Brandon Marshall level upside. I see a guy who if he gets coached up on routes could be a top WR in the game.

                      Williams, I'm not sure about, he could be Torry Holt, he could be Dwanye Jarrett.

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                      • #12
                        Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

                        If Barron would get a 4th, he'd have been traded by now. No offense but I am really growing weary of the thoughts that the players on this team that we aren't too fond of have any trade value and that we can just ship them away and *poof* we get an extra fourth rounder. If you don't believe me see the Ernie Sims trade or the Carriker trade.

                        Otherwise you're mock seems just fine, I don't mean to raise the obligatory objection here, you obviously know what you're doing (you could probably spread out the needs as has already been said, but whatever its all for fun)
                        Last edited by ; -04-20-2010, 08:11 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

                          Originally posted by RockinRam View Post
                          Maybe because those are two of our major needs? :| Eureka..
                          ... but still you don't go out and get 4.......... it's like having a car that broke down, you get a new one maybe 2 to see which one runs better, you don't go out and buy 4.

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                          • #14
                            Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

                            One thing about Barron to the Bills, its not as absurd as it sounds. Look up Buddy Nix's draft history. In his 8 years in San Diego, he never drafted an O lineman in the first round, and he was a trading machine. Buffalo has obvious needs at QB, NT, WR, they have Lynch on the trade block and Gailey has made it known that he would love to draft a "waterbug" type RB (which makes me wonder if they are possibly targeting CJ Spiller at #9). They could very possibly pass on drafting an OT in the first 3 rounds, at which case a savvy draft-time trader like Nix may see Barron as being a more attractive option than any of the OT options available. Not saying its guaranteed or even likely, but I definitely would not rule it out.

                            That being said, I like this draft. I would prefer to find an OLB prospect sooner than round 6, but that is probably nit picking. We have more needs than draft picks. Nice work RockinRam!

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Rockin Tribute. (Last mock draft)

                              Originally posted by RockinRam View Post
                              Half our draft class? Huh?

                              First, we have many open spots at DE. Chris Long is the only long term DE we have.

                              Second, Myron Lewis and Donovan Warren are huge improvements over Quincy Butler and Justin King. In fact, I would think our CB corps would go: Bartell, Warren, Fletcher, Lewis, King.

                              Third, Sharpe and Schofield can play OLB. Depends on who can make the better transition.

                              Fourth, I value a pass rush specialist a lot higher than a back-up RB. Plus, we have Chris Ogby and Kenneth Darby.
                              1) Not true my friend, first let's address the DE's on our depth chart:
                              Victor Adeyanju
                              C.J. Ah You
                              Sean Conover
                              James Hall
                              Chris Long
                              James Wyche

                              -3-4 of those guys more than likely are locks to make the team, there is no way we draft that many DE's & there is no proof that Sharpe & Schofield can play OLB, that is mere speculation. We don't know if they have that skill set (especiallly to cover out backs & TE's).

                              2) Based on our potential need at safety, I can see us drafting both a CB and a safety but only if we let go of O.J. But we should keep in mind that CB is a hard position to translate to at the next level so we can't say that these guys would be a "huge improvement" over what we have now, they'll probally make a bigger splash in year two & that also depends on a DB's best friend when is a good & consistent pass rush.

                              3) Neither of our back-up running backs provided a consistent punch last year, and Darby is best suited to be a 3rd down back. We still need a solid #2 guy especially due to "The Beast" running style which has alot to do with his tendency to get injured.

                              4) D. Williams in the 2nd round.....over Benn, Thomas, and Briscoe (who should all be on the board when we draft in Rd. 2)....man that is crazy! We need a possession recieve not another speed guy, sorry gotta pass on Williams, those USC recievers are usually horrible in the NFL.
                              Last edited by ManofGod; -04-21-2010, 05:33 AM.

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                              • Bralidore(RAMMODE)
                                Bralidore's MOCK DRAFT: The Rough Draft
                                by Bralidore(RAMMODE)
                                Round 1: Ndamukong Suh DT: The House of Spears, will improve the entire defense if he can live up to even half of the hype he has garnered. Excellent strength that can increase, intelligent, uses hands very well, playmaker at DT.

                                Round 2: Sean Weatherspoon OLB: Side line to Sideline defender, can make things happen, can come in and start immediately and compliment JLau tremendously.

                                Round 3: Dexter Mccluster RB/WR: PLAYMAKER, I'd consider trading back up into the second round to acquire this guy... is one of those guys that can take it to the house anytime he touches the ball, excellent agility and quickness, sick juking moves and change of direction skills, can be utilized at receiver, runningback, and special teams. Could be the Rams utility man. WARNING: Stock on the rise after performing excellent so far at Senior Bowl, could very likely go higher.

                                Round 4: George Selvie DE: Once considered one of the best pass rushers in college football, he has taken a fall from grace after greatly under performing this past season. Great Size and burst off the edge with good speed. Likely a steal this low and could quite possibly go higher.

                                Round 5 #1: Jimmy Graham TE: About as tall as it gets in the NFL. Converted basketball player with potential off the freakin' charts. Fast, Quick, Agile due to all that basketball learnin'. Good ball skills and run after the catch ability. Would be a project at Tight End but Daniel Fells can be serviceable in the meantime and If this guy can reach his potential we have Kellen Winslow/Antonio Gates Hybrid on our hands that's taller. If he's there TAKE HIM.

                                Round 5 #2: Danario Alexander WR: Great Size, outstanding leaper, very productive with run after the catch ability. Plays stiff sometimes and apparently has trouble getting in and out of his cuts. Doesn't seem to ahve the acceleration wanted for the position. could be a great Red zone threat and legit receiver with some more coaching. Injury History.

                                Round 6: Ciron Black RG/RT: Was highly touted before this season. Was a highly durable 4 year anchor on the line for LSU. Big (6'5 322) with good strength and a great run blocker. I'd move him inside as he has trouble with speed rushers and his strength is not at the tackle position IMO. Was seen by some to have been a first second round pick but has watched his stock plummet after under achieving and could possibly fall to us here. Would be great value at a position of need.

                                Round 7 #1: Legarrette Blount RB: Physical Downhill punisher, Has good speed to break one. Draft stock plummeted due to Boise State incident and character concerns. Physical Specimen with great size. Has steal written all over him.

                                Round 7 #2: BPA

                                Now of course this an ideal draft with an outside chance of happening. Will update accordingly. This is all assuming the Rams stay with the picks they have now and don't gain any additional o...
                                -01-27-2010, 09:17 PM
                              • RockinRam
                                Rockin's Pre-Combine Mock Draft
                                by RockinRam
                                This is just a quickie mock, so I did not include a free agent section.


                                One major event: We trade our 1st round to Tampa Bay in return for their 1st, 2nd, and 4th round pick.



                                Round 1:
                                Sam Bradford [6'4, 225lbs.] Oklahoma (QB) *VIA Trade*

                                Analysis: Bradford has all the tools to succeed and dominate in the NFL, and he has tremendous potential. New regimes mean new quarterbacks. Bradford will be the new face of our franchise.




                                Round 2: Jermaine Gresham [6'6, 260lbs.] Oklahoma (TE)

                                Analysis: We finally get the big, endzone target we've desperately needed for quite some time. Has played with Bradford too, so there is already some timing between them.




                                Round 2: Brandon Ghee [6'0, 190lbs.] Wake Forest (CB) *VIA Trade*

                                Analysis: A very instinctive and physical corner. Has very good speed, and is a good athlete. Takes quick cuts, solid in both man and zone, and is a confident player.




                                Round 3:
                                A.J Edds [6'4, 245lbs.] Iowa (SLB)

                                Analysis: Blessed with great size. Is a pure strongside linebacker, and should complement Laurinaitis very well. Solid tackler and has improved his coverage vastly this season.





                                Round 4: Jared Veldheer [6'9, 325lbs.] Hillsdale (OT)

                                Analysis: His frame is similar to Johnathan Ogden, Jared Gaither, and Sebastian Vollmer. Very massive size, and should become our starter at RT.




                                Round 4:
                                Austen Lane [6'6, 267lbs.] Murray State (DE) *VIA Trade*

                                Analysis: Good athlete, very disruptive. A powerful tackler, and he is a pass-rushing machine. Needs to improve run stopping though.




                                Round 5: Rico McCoy [6'1, 220lbs.] Tennessee (WLB)

                                Analysis: A very rangy linebacker, and is very, very fast. Should complete our linebacker trio alongside Laurinaitis and Edds. Has the speed to cover sideline to sideline, but needs to add some bulk to his frame.




                                Round 5: Vince Oghobaase [6'6, 305lbs.] Duke (DT) *VIA Trade* (From Eagles)

                                Analysis: Should be a good addition to our DT rotation. Had a pretty good junior season last year, but missed several games due to injuries and has hurt his stats and stock. Has good agility, and smarts for the game.




                                Round 6: Andrew Quarless [6'5, 252lbs.] Penn State (TE)

                                Analysis: Could become our 2nd TE. Great athlete, and great pass catching TE. The reason why he is projected so low is because of a history of getting in trouble, but he has not been in trouble for a while. He's maybe cleaned up.


                                Round 7: Brandon Carter [6'7, 350lbs.] Texas Tech (OG)

                                Analysis: Scary guy. Great depth for the O-line, and could figure into the mix for the starting RG spot.
                                ...
                                -02-15-2010, 08:30 PM
                              • The Optimistic Lamb
                                The Optimistic Lamb's Mock Draft
                                by The Optimistic Lamb
                                Version 2.0


                                1.1 Sam Bradford- QB
                                In my mind, Suh is still the better player. But Bradford has all the tools, smarts, and character to become a franchise QB. The draft is very deep in DT and a steal at #33 is very possible.

                                2.1 Brain Price- DT
                                Price is big, explosive, and a little nasty. Plays with a lot of passion and has to be double teamed. Has lots in common with Dorrel Scott. Supposedly a top 15 pick, but in reality the 2rd tier DT's are all tied for 2nd and it comes down to what is a "fit". Most of the teams at the bottom of the draft are 3-4 defenses while Price is strictly a 4-3. He just has to slide by the Colts and Saints to be home free.

                                3.1 Dorin Dickerson- WR
                                Dickerson is 6'2, 226lbs, runs a 4.4, and can catch deep balls. What is he doing playing TE? He looks to me like a big WR like Dez Bryant, or Demaryius Thomas.

                                4.1 AJ Edds- OLB
                                Edds isn't a sexy pick like Sean Weatherspoon, but he is a big LB at 246lbs who excels in coverage. He is polished, smart, durable, and rarely makes mistakes. Could play WLB or SLB. To me, he fits right in with Voborra and Laurinaitis.

                                5.1 Myron Lewis- CB/FS
                                A CB projected to be a FS in the NFL because of his lack of speed. Some debate over what round Lewis belongs in, I've seen him as high as the 3rd and as low as the 6th. But Spags seems to have a place for these "tweeners" and after letting go of Jonathon Wade, we could use some depth in the backfield. We'll see how the situation develops on draft day.

                                5.32 Chris Marinelli- OT
                                A blue collar O-lineman who has the respect of his team. Is very tough and durable and should be a very good back up with potential.

                                6.1 John Conner- FB
                                At 241lbs, Conner plays mean old school football. Is very good in pass protection and will sacrifice himself to take out LB's on the run. Seems to play with reckless abandon and grit. Was a walk on who became team captain. Is also a special teams star.

                                7.1 Jeromy Miles- FS
                                Another big fast DB. 6'2, 210lbs, runs a 4.5. Nothing more than a good depth pick.

                                7.19 Trindon Holliday- KR
                                A star kick returner for LSU. One of the fastest guys in the draft, why not pick him if he's available?

                                7.47 Who cares? There isn't an 8th round for a reason...
                                -04-01-2010, 03:24 PM
                              • 39thebeast
                                Dont Mock me
                                by 39thebeast
                                1. Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma



                                Franchise QB. Has all the intangibles you need to succeed. Excellent accuracy, great leader. Lets Talk Numbers.



                                TRADE!!!! Houston Trades picks (51, 83)

                                2. Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida


                                First Off Houston does the deal to trade up and get the best RB or DB that falls out of round 1. Hernandez has excellent hands and great speed. Can make an instant impact in the passing game as he continues to develop as a blocker.



                                3. Jermaine Cunningham, DE, Florida


                                Cunningham has good speed of the edge, and is good in all aspects as a pass rusher. He will be the future at RE opposite Long.



                                3. Ben Tate, RB, Auburn


                                Perfect compliment to S-jax. 4.3 Speed at 220 pounds. He is great pass blocker and receiver out of the backfield would be the perfect number 2 back on this team.



                                4. AJ Edds, LB, Iowa


                                Big tough LB Spags likes 6'4 246. He is a good enough athlete and excels in coverage. Could probably play all LB positions, but will play at our biggest weakness WLB.



                                5. Marcus Easly, WR, UCONN


                                Homer Pick lol. This kid has a ton of talent extremely fast good size. Give him some more experience and time to develop and he will be a gem.



                                5. Derek Hardman, OT, Eastern Kentucky


                                One of the better tackles in DII. Could be good depth possibly a future starter at RT.



                                6. Clifton Geathers, DL, South Carolina


                                6'8 300 DE. Could gives spags the versatility he likes on the D-line. He isn't a finished product, but spags will definately coach him up.



                                7. George Johnson, DE, Rutgers


                                Good size and athletic. Alot of experience could join the rotation on the d-line.



                                7. Adrian Tracy, LB, William & Marry


                                Former DE, but will probably move to LB. He could develop into a good special teamer/ Utility LB like Spags did with Chase Black burn.



                                7. Van Eksridge, FS, Eastern Carolina


                                Great instinctive safety. Could instantly contribute on special teams and be depth at FS....
                                -03-27-2010, 09:28 AM
                              • BarronWade
                                Here is different perspective on the Rams mock draft!
                                by BarronWade
                                IMO an OT is a lock for us with the 2nd pick. Before anyone enlarges the word lock just remember i said IMO. Anyway other that the 2nd pick i put together a mock draft that is different from all the mocks ive read. I tried my best to put players that other mocks did not project for us. REMEMBER i am aiming for a different prospective. I just want to know what u guys think about this draft.

                                Round 1: Eugene Monroe OT
                                Round 2: Jarron Gilbert DE/DT
                                i know what ur all thinking but Justin Tuck is a great DL that can play DE and DT which works well gor spags. Did i just say Justin Tuck i meant Jarron Gilbert im always getting those 2 confused.
                                Round 3: Rashad Jennings RB
                                We just signed Jason Brown so that tells you we are going to run up the middle we get a RB that is 6-1 230 pounds. He is the perfect #2 back. He can catch well and block. He is also durable enuff to take over if Action Jackson goes down. Did i mention Jennings is fast for a guy his size so he can fill in that Change of pace.
                                Round 4: Antonio Appleby MLB
                                Okay the only one I can recall that has appleby is AvengerRam. Few weeks ago i was picking this guy as our undrafted rookie but as AV put his stock is rising and because we havnet addressed a MLB yet appleby is our guy unless Tyronne McKenzie is there.
                                Round 5: Brandon Tate WR
                                Okay this guy is not the tall WR we are looking for he is about 6-0. But he is a good return man. He also can leap for the ball to make for the height. THis guy is also good at seperation. So since i did not address it yet here it is a WR that can play the slot.
                                Round 6: Graham Harrell QB
                                I just dont see why everyone is so high on Brandstater. I think Harrell just needs some coaching. But he makes real good decision and that can pay off in the WCO.
                                ROund 7: Victor Toal OLB
                                THis guy can add depth at OLB spot. He had 21.5 TFL last year and 12 sacks this guy can get into the backfield.
                                -03-26-2009, 01:45 PM
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