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Best draft so far (1 Viewer)

LawFitz

Footballguy
Chargers, Titans and Pats

It's still early, but I really like the following bounties:

Eagles: Bunkley, Justice :eek:

Niners: Davis, Lawson :shock:

Broncos: Cutler, Walker :wall:

Chargers: Cromartie, McNeil :o

Titans: Young, White :excited:

Pats: Maroney, Jackson :(

Wow, not bad at all for these teams.

 

RAPTURE

Footballguy
I'm not a Jets fan, but they had the best draft. They landed Brick and Mangold. The icing on the cake was their scorching of the Skins with their 2nd-round trade.

 

delusional

Footballguy
I'm not a Jets fan, but they had the best draft. They landed Brick and Mangold. The icing on the cake was their scorching of the Skins with their 2nd-round trade.
for like the 3rd pick overall they better have a good pick but hell the eagles had a top 10 DT drop in their laps then landed a projected top 15 OT in the 2nd rnd...now that is impressive

 

packersfan

Footballguy
At the risk of sounding like a homer I really like what Ted Thompson is doing so far. He's loaded up with picks in the second and third rounds where there is plenty of talent and he's addressed key needs and added talent.

Teaming Hawk and Hodge with Barnett will give the Packers a very athletic and aggressive LB corps and could be the heart of this defense for years to come.

Colledge addresses a major need on the offensive line and fits the new zone-blocking scheme and Jennings is an ideal WCO WR who can also add some badly needed help to the return unit.

Real strong draft by Thompson so far IMO.

 

10993

Arizonan
I'm shocked Arizona hasn't been included here. Leinart (would have been #1 last year), Leinart's protection (and USC's most dependable lineman), and the great TE everyone thought they missed out on in the second--who somehow floated to them in the third.

 

jurb26

Footballguy
I'm shocked Arizona hasn't been included here. Leinart (would have been #1 last year), Leinart's protection (and USC's most dependable lineman), and the great TE everyone thought they missed out on in the second--who somehow floated to them in the third.
Pope just made them look a whole lot better. :yes: Then again, the 2 OLmen Hou added are making them look a ton stronger as well.

 
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Patoons

Footballguy
I'm not a Jets fan, but they had the best draft. They landed Brick and Mangold. The icing on the cake was their scorching of the Skins with their 2nd-round trade.
Could have gotten first round talent in White at that 2nd rd spot...
 

Spike

Footballguy
I'm not a Jets fan, but they had the best draft. They landed Brick and Mangold. The icing on the cake was their scorching of the Skins with their 2nd-round trade.
I'm with you on this!
 

Buddy Ball 2K3

Footballguy
Well the reason Pope dropped is because he is a TE who has pizza box hands.

IMO the Eagles had an incredible draft.

#1 DT

#2 OT

and a DE that they will move to linebacker who had 17 sacks last year.

Jets would be 2nd IMO. Real nice O-line

 

delusional

Footballguy
Well the reason Pope dropped is because he is a TE who has pizza box hands.

IMO the Eagles had an incredible draft.

#1 DT

#2 OT

and a DE that they will move to linebacker who had 17 sacks last year.

Jets would be 2nd IMO. Real nice O-line
44 sacks in the last 2 season :eek:
 

nerangers

Footballguy
I am thinking Eagles so far...Love the players that are falling to them...

I think there would be more love for the Pats if they had taken Williams and Jackson...

I also like the Raiders first two picks...the third was a stretch.

Carolina is also drafting well...

 

Chaos Commish

Footballguy
I didn't agree with passing on Bush, but Mario and DeMeco for the D, and Winston and Spencer for the OL is serious help in Houston.

 

Keg

Footballguy
At the risk of sounding like a homer I really like what Ted Thompson is doing so far. He's loaded up with picks in the second and third rounds where there is plenty of talent and he's addressed key needs and added talent.

Teaming Hawk and Hodge with Barnett will give the Packers a very athletic and aggressive LB corps and could be the heart of this defense for years to come.

Colledge addresses a major need on the offensive line and fits the new zone-blocking scheme and Jennings is an ideal WCO WR who can also add some badly needed help to the return unit.

Real strong draft by Thompson so far IMO.
cant argue that the pack is having a good draft so far but you cant just look at the additions and then overlook the subtraction of Walker
 

Hobbes

Footballguy
Ceterus peribus, every team would think that they are doing very well today. Since they all have scouts constantly watching and grading all of these players there is probably a good reason that certain ones slip down the boards. That being said, I think a LOT of teams really helped themselves today, which is really just a testament to how strong this draft really is...

 

Jason Wood

Zoo York
I think Houston deserves consideration. I'm quite pleased with the Eagles haul, but the Gocong pick in the 3rd took them out of the running for "Best Saturday" IMHO. Same with the Jets...while their first three picks were quite solid, they made two mega reaches in the 3rd round.

Denver is getting way too much love because of the notoriety of trading up for a QB and grabbing a proven commodity in Walker. But given Walker's injury history and the fact that Cutler is hardly a sure thing (and doesn't fill a need anytime soon), I don't view them as one of the top teams like most of the TV pundits.

I'm impressed with the Cardinals for sure, but you have to wonder whether Pope can catch passes consistently.

 

Chaos Commish

Footballguy
Atlanta got John Abraham, Jimmy Williams, and Jerious Norwood. That's pretty strong if Williams isn't mental and Norwood is what I think he is...

 

Chaos Commish

Footballguy
Denver is getting way too much love because of the notoriety of trading up for a QB and grabbing a proven commodity in Walker.
Agreed. It was two risks, one should pay off (Walker), the other completely unknown. It may prove brilliant, but it's hardly worth the praise it's getting. This is a team very close to the Super Bowl with a terrible DL. Um... QB, WR, TE... okay, but not really what the problem was.
 
Atlanta got John Abraham, Jimmy Williams, and Jerious Norwood. That's pretty strong if Williams isn't mental and Norwood is what I think he is...
I found the Norwood pick interesting. I was hoping he'd go to a team where he'd have a better chance of starting, but Dunn IS 31 coming off a career high in carries and yards. Definite late round sleeper potential.
 

5Rings

Lurker
and a DE that they will move to linebacker who had 17 sacks last year.

Jets would be 2nd IMO. Real nice O-line
44 sacks in the last 2 season :eek:
Gocong will be a project, but he's a good kid and great athlete. Just remember the competition he played down here in SLO is a far cry from the SEC or ACC.I also thought Philly got great value today. Not a Bunkley fan, but Justice alone was a huge pick. Wonder when they will address the black hole at WR, though.

Props to the Jets for taking Brick over Leinart. Seems like a smart choice, and fortifying the lines with he and Mangold is never a bad move...but their skill position players really needed an upgrade. I guess theres only so much you can do in one draft. I'm guessing next year they look for both a RB and QB.

Loved AZ's draft, I'm a big Pope fan, and he and Leinart will be great additions to the team. Leinart is a perfect fit, a team with awesome weapons gets an NFL ready guy to step in when Warner gets injured in week four.

Of course I loved the Niners draft--they got the two playmaking freaks I wanted that will be huge upgrades. Was kind of hoping for Watkins or Bing over the WR/KR from Wisconsin in Rd 3, though.

 

el-gato-grande

Footballguy
I think Houston deserves consideration. I'm quite pleased with the Eagles haul, but the Gocong pick in the 3rd took them out of the running for "Best Saturday" IMHO. Same with the Jets...while their first three picks were quite solid, they made two mega reaches in the 3rd round.

Denver is getting way too much love because of the notoriety of trading up for a QB and grabbing a proven commodity in Walker. But given Walker's injury history and the fact that Cutler is hardly a sure thing (and doesn't fill a need anytime soon), I don't view them as one of the top teams like most of the TV pundits.

I'm impressed with the Cardinals for sure, but you have to wonder whether Pope can catch passes consistently.
It won't matter. Denny doesn't utilize the tight end in his passing offense. No tight end in Minnesota or Arizona has caught more than 40 passes under Denny. But, at 6'7 255 lbs, he will get alot of reps as a blocker. :football:
 

Rhino

Footballguy
At the risk of sounding like a homer I really like what Ted Thompson is doing so far. He's loaded up with picks in the second and third rounds where there is plenty of talent and he's addressed key needs and added talent.

Teaming Hawk and Hodge with Barnett will give the Packers a very athletic and aggressive LB corps and could be the heart of this defense for years to come.

Colledge addresses a major need on the offensive line and fits the new zone-blocking scheme and Jennings is an ideal WCO WR who can also add some badly needed help to the return unit.

Real strong draft by Thompson so far IMO.
cant argue that the pack is having a good draft so far but you cant just look at the additions and then overlook the subtraction of Walker
The Walker subtraction was a forgone conclusion. He wasn't going to be anything than a Terrell Owens-esqe distraction to the Packers this season. He hasn't contributed to the team since 2004. Kudos to Thompson for at least getting something for Walker as they sent him on his way. He's Denver's headache now.Again, I may be seeing this through Green & Gold colored glasses too, but as a Packers Fan I was very happy with their picks today.

 

SSOG

Moderator
I think Houston deserves consideration. I'm quite pleased with the Eagles haul, but the Gocong pick in the 3rd took them out of the running for "Best Saturday" IMHO. Same with the Jets...while their first three picks were quite solid, they made two mega reaches in the 3rd round.

Denver is getting way too much love because of the notoriety of trading up for a QB and grabbing a proven commodity in Walker. But given Walker's injury history and the fact that Cutler is hardly a sure thing (and doesn't fill a need anytime soon), I don't view them as one of the top teams like most of the TV pundits.

I'm impressed with the Cardinals for sure, but you have to wonder whether Pope can catch passes consistently.
I think with Denver and Cutler, you have to remember two things.#1- Jake Plummer hasn't been injured once in the past two seasons, so it hasn't really been noticed much... but Denver's carried two QBs on their roster last year. And one of them was Bradlee Van Pelt. This was a big problem.

#2- Denver hasn't had a top 10 draft pick during Shanahan's tenure. In fact, until today, they hadn't even picked above 15th (which means they've been picking strictly in the last half of the first round for 12 straight years now). They're the only team in the entire league that can make that claim. They also don't have the look of a team that will start picking in the top 10 anytime soon. A large part of their QB problems is because they never have picks near the top of the draft to go and get real stud, franchise-type prospects... so even if you don't think QB is a position of need (and I'd argue that a great backup QB is more valuable than several starting positions), you have to recognize the fact that Shanahan probably felt that he'd might never again be in a position this good- a position to draft a true, bona fide FRANCHISE-type QB.

It's not like Cutler is exactly chopped liver, either. A ton of scouts considered him better than Leinart (who everyone considers better than Alex Smith, the #1 overall draft pick last year). So Cutler's a top-5 draft pick type QB, here.

I'm not HUGE on the pick, especially since I'm a bigger Plummer supporter than most everyone else, but I understand the rationale behind it, and I think a couple of years down the line, Denver will be really glad they made that pick. Heck, if Plummer gets injured, Denver's going to be really glad THIS YEAR that they made that pick.

I agree with the Walker concerns. With his injury history, I don't know if he'll be back at 100% this season. If he's not... well, we still have Ashley Lelie, so we can probably make do for another year. Even afterwards, I'm not sure how well he's going to be able to recapture his success (which, really, was just one year).

I don't think that Denver had a great draft by any stretch of the imagination, but I think they had a solid draft, and I think that Cutler is a pick that is going to pay huge dividends for this franchise down the road.

 

Mr. Vegas

Footballguy
Ok girls the answer is the Jets.

They got the best OL man in the draft and it's not the Brink.

It's Nick Mangold, He's the man.

Great job goes out to the Jets. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Lets hear what the rest of ya think?

 

ChampBailey24

Footballguy
Ok girls the answer is the Jets.

They got the best OL man in the draft and it's not the Brink.

It's Nick Mangold, He's the man.

Great job goes out to the Jets. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

Lets hear what the rest of ya think?
Eagles' draft is the best so far.
 

cstu

Footballguy
The Cardinals haven't been mentioned, but they deserve an "A":

Leinart

Lutui

Pope

Watson

Both Pope and Watson had no business dropping as far as they did. Watson was outright theft in the 4th round.

 

Mr. Vegas

Footballguy
The Cardinals haven't been mentioned, but they deserve an "A":

Leinart

Lutui

Pope

Watson

Both Pope and Watson had no business dropping as far as they did. Watson was outright theft in the 4th round.
Good draft.On Watson soft slow and takes off plays. Not good. :no: That's why He dropped.

 

Slider

Footballguy
Wow, the Eagles got a top 3 DT, OT, and OG on any list and probably the top 1 or 2 on most lists.

Stellar effort by an already stocked team. And got rid of the trash along the way.

 

MrPhoenix

Ron Paul Soldier
No love for the Rams draft so far? I thought they filled a lot of needs with some very solid players so far. Not the "sexy" draft that gets all the attention, but if you want to look back at this draft two years from now, I'm confident the Rams will have had one of the best drafts this year.

 

Jason Wood

Zoo York
Jean-Gilles and Avant on Day Two makes this pretty much a grand slam for the Birds. I couldn't have asked for a better draft in a year when we actually needed to grab some guys. To be nitpicky, I would rather them drafted a pure OLB versus drafting Gocong as a conversion project, but when you come away with a top 1-2 DT, OT and OG without giving up future draft leverage, that's phenomenal.

This will really put the pressure on Artis Hicks and Adrien Clarke to hold onto roster spots. Right now, I would expect the opening kickoff OL to be:

LT -- T. Thomas

LG -- M. Jean-Gilles

C -- J. Jackson (or Hank Fraley)

RG -- S. Andrews

RT -- J. Runyan

With Herremans and Justice locks for the roster. Leaving either Hicks or Fraley hanging onto the last OL spot.

 

Football Jones

Footballguy
I'm leery of the Eagles' draft. For the most part, they've taken "sliders". Guys who are well-known, but have pretty significant holes in their game or character. You don't take a bunch of sliders & claim to have a great draft. It's just not that easy.

That said, their draft does have a lot of potential. With this type of draft, it's almost impossible to assign an immediate grade. It's likely to be a huge success or a colossal failure.

 

delusional

Footballguy
I'm leery of the Eagles' draft. For the most part, they've taken "sliders". Guys who are well-known, but have pretty significant holes in their game or character. You don't take a bunch of sliders & claim to have a great draft. It's just not that easy.

That said, their draft does have a lot of potential. With this type of draft, it's almost impossible to assign an immediate grade. It's likely to be a huge success or a colossal failure.
they got a DL they needed, 2 OL they needed, 2 WRs they needed ( one being a returner in bloom ) plus a DE being mad into a LB in Cocong :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

 
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BustedKnuckles

Footballguy
:lmao:

Ok girls the answer is the Jets.

They got the best OL man in the draft and it's not the Brink.

It's Nick Mangold, He's the man.

Great job goes out to the Jets. :thumbup:   :thumbup:   :thumbup:  

Lets hear what the rest of ya think?
Eagles' draft is the best so far.
:rolleyes:
:hophead:
I stand correct, they got Jeremy Bloom. Hands down the best sking team. :lmao:
First 2 picks are the same picks the raiders made 2 years past...1-gallery 2-groveit will take a couple of years to see if it works out

 

TheFanatic

Footballguy
I'm shocked Arizona hasn't been included here. Leinart (would have been #1 last year), Leinart's protection (and USC's most dependable lineman), and the great TE everyone thought they missed out on in the second--who somehow floated to them in the third.
:goodposting:
 

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