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Ahmad Brooks - Kicked off team UNCONFIRMED (1 Viewer)

ConstruxBoy

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Inital report from CavsCorner that Brooks has been kicked off the Virginia football team and will try to get into the 2006 draft.

hit me

 
This is great news...

...for us, that is.

Here's you sleeper pick in the draft, ladies. He will probably fall b/c of character issues this past offseason and injury issues from last year. This guy is a mountain of a man!

 
he is such a mutant athlete, groh used him as a kick returner at times during his abbreviated stint... that is uhrlacher-like (the only MLB i ever heard of that can reportedly throw down a 360 dunk... thats FREAKY!)... :)

 
NCAA | Brooks still on the Virginia team

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 19:31:46 -0800

Jeff White, of the Times-Dispatch, reports University of Virginia officials said Friday, Feb. 17, that star LB Ahmad Brooks is still on the school's football team. A report had been published by a web site devoted to University of Virginia sports that Brooks has been dismissed from the team and would try to play in the NFL this season. In an email to the Times-Dispatch, Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage said, "Ahmad's eligibility to participate has not changed." However, a source close to the football program expressed surprise that head coach Al Groh had said Brooks was still on the team.

 
Groh is a control freak. We probably won't know if Brooks is on the team until:

A) He declares for the supplemental draft proving he is not on UVA's team.

B) He shows up at spring practice proving he is on the team.

 
NCAA | More about Brooks' situation

Sun, 19 Feb 2006 19:51:56 -0800

Jeremy Root, of The Cavalier Daily, reports Virginia LB Ahmad Brooks failed a drug test within the past two weeks and will not be practicing with the team this spring, according to two sources close to the team. The sources told The Cavalier Daily that Virginia head coach Al Groh informed the team Brooks would not be with the squad this spring, and his status for the fall had not yet been determined. Because Brooks originally elected not to enter the 2006 NFL Draft by the Jan. 15 deadline, if he wishes to participate in the 2006 NFL season, he will have to enter the Supplemental Draft, which generally takes place in the summer. Brooks also has the option to petition the NFL to gain entry in the NFL Draft, to be held Apr. 29 and 30.

 
NCAA | Brooks and two others dismissed from Virginia

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:05:13 -0800

Joe Schad, of ESPN.com, reports Virginia head coach Al Groh has dismissed LB Ahmad Brooks along with DE Vince Redd and CB Tony Franklin from the football team. In January, Brooks announced he would not enter the NFL Draft. Now, transferring to a lower-division school or entering the NFL's supplemental draft are his options. Brooks, once viewed as a first-round prospect, chose to return in large part, however, because his stock had slipped.

 
NCAA | Brooks and two others dismissed from Virginia

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:05:13 -0800

Joe Schad, of ESPN.com, reports Virginia head coach Al Groh has dismissed LB Ahmad Brooks along with DE Vince Redd and CB Tony Franklin from the football team. In January, Brooks announced he would not enter the NFL Draft. Now, transferring to a lower-division school or entering the NFL's supplemental draft are his options. Brooks, once viewed as a first-round prospect, chose to return in large part, however, because his stock had slipped.
Supplemental draft makes sense.Interesting that Houston could use a new MLB.

 
If he goes supplemental, that would work well for teams at the end of the 2nd or top of the 3rd. That type of pick would probably be a steal for Brooks, but be high enough that no one would take the risk to lead with a higher pick. TX with a 3rd would work worlds for their defensive scheme.

 
If he goes supplemental, that would work well for teams at the end of the 2nd or top of the 3rd. That type of pick would probably be a steal for Brooks, but be high enough that no one would take the risk to lead with a higher pick. TX with a 3rd would work worlds for their defensive scheme.
Except teams have no clue as to what # pick they will have to give up. They will be forfeiting their 2007 draft pick of the round they select him. I would guess 3rd or 4th round is where he will go.
 
If he goes supplemental, that would work well for teams at the end of the 2nd or top of the 3rd. That type of pick would probably be a steal for Brooks, but be high enough that no one would take the risk to lead with a higher pick. TX with a 3rd would work worlds for their defensive scheme.
Except teams have no clue as to what # pick they will have to give up. They will be forfeiting their 2007 draft pick of the round they select him. I would guess 3rd or 4th round is where he will go.
Something tells me Houston may know ;)
 
If he goes supplemental, that would work well for teams at the end of the 2nd or top of the 3rd.  That type of pick would probably be a steal for Brooks, but be high enough that no one would take the risk to lead with a higher pick.  TX with a 3rd would work worlds for their defensive scheme.
Except teams have no clue as to what # pick they will have to give up. They will be forfeiting their 2007 draft pick of the round they select him. I would guess 3rd or 4th round is where he will go.
No clue seems a little over the top. I think a team can make a fair assessment of their competitiveness and have a decent idea, at least in tranches, where they expect to end up next year. Sure, you hope to, and may very well surprise, but, for example, do you think teams like Indy, Denver, Seattle, etc. can safely and reasonable bet that they will be drafting late next year, and teams like San Fran will be drafting early again. Sure you never exactly know, but you have a clue.They are not forfeiting the pick, they have the opportunity to use it now, and based on current draft order. So, TX for example has the least risk, they are at the top of the round and can only go down. Teams will weigh those factors in addition to where they think the pick would objectively land.

4th, I say no way. Plenty of teams need LB help and I am sure plenty of teams would throw a 3rd in the ring, but if a team really wants the guy, they might have to go a round earlier. It really depends on how he grades out but if he is as good as thought - 2nd or 3rd.

I mean, didn't Tony Hollings go for a 2nd? Come on. In the supplemental, there is usually one player worth grabing, and because you have to basically throw your bid out there without knowing what anyone else is bidding, if you really want the guy, sometimes you have to go with a pick earlier than you would like.

 
Isn't the guy almost 300 lbs now? And whatever he did would have to be pretty serious to get him kicked off the team.

I know he was a top 5 talent, but the key word is was.

A team would have to be very brave, or stupid, to use a 2nd rounder on him.

 
49ers | Team may take a shot with A. Brooks

Wed, 31 May 2006 05:59:04 -0700

Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports the San Francisco 49ers will consider making a bid for former Virginia LB Ahmad Brooks in the July 13 supplemental draft, personnel director Scot McCloughan said Tuesday, May 30. Brooks will hold a workout for pro scouts at the Virginia campus June 22 and is preparing for the event at Competitive Edge Sports, an Atlanta-based outfit run by Chip Smith. Smith said Brooks now weighs 268 pounds, five or so more than his playing weight at Virginia. He also has begun to shed the maturity issues that plagued him at Virginia. Smith said Brooks has recovered from the injuries that cut short his 2005 season and estimates he will run the 40-yard dash in the 4.5-second

 
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I listened to Kiper on the Huddle today. He figures that Ahmad Brooks is a 2nd day pick (4th plus) in the supplemental draft.

 
Just to get a few opinions, at what point would you say would Brooks be eligible to be picked up in FA in IDP leagues? There is nothing that specific in my league's rules, but up till now I've been assuming that I would have to wait until after he is drafted or is a UDFA. Any feelings?

 

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