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2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« on: Jan 7th, 2009, 6:27pm »
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Two top prospects announce they're coming out early...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
QB Stafford, RB Moreno will leave Georgia early for 2009 draft
NFL.com (07.01.2009 15:52)
Standout quarterback Matthew Stafford and running back Knowshon Moreno are leaving Georgia for the 2009 NFL Draft.

 
Maryland WR Heyward-Bey to enter NFL draft
ESPN: NFL (07.01.2009 15:25)
Maryland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey will skip his senior season and enter the 2009 NFL draft.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #1 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 1:45am »
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Another youngin coming out early.  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Star Buckeyes RB Wells declares intention to enter NFL Draft
NFL.com (08.01.2009 19:55)
Ohio State running back Chris "Beanie" Wells announced that he will skip his season season and plans to enter the NFL Draft.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10th, 2009, 2:36am »
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More triple D's ( ... No, you gutter heads, ... Diaper Dandies Declaring ... ) rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
Sources: Texas Tech's Crabtree to enter draft
ESPN: NFL (09.01.2009 13:43)
Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree is expected to announce at a 2 p.m news conference on Tuesday that he will enter the NFL draft, two people close to Crabtree said Friday.

 
Alabama running back Coffee opts for NFL draft
ESPN: NFL (09.01.2009 20:25)
Alabama running back Glen Coffee wil forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, the school announced Friday.

 
BYU wide receiver Collie to enter NFL draft
ESPN: NFL (09.01.2009 20:25)
Brigham Young receiver Austin Collie says he will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #3 on: Jan 12th, 2009, 4:40pm »
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The 2009 NFL Draft order... rollin' off "The REAL Feed":
 
2009 NFL Draft order to date
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (12.01.2009 14:39)
The Vikings won one playoff game, didn't play last weekend but still moved up in the draft order. How is that possible? Thanks to either Arizona or Philadelphia, each with worse regular-season records than the Vikings, being guaranteed to reach the Super Bowl, the Vikings have moved from the 23r...
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #4 on: Jan 13th, 2009, 5:30pm »
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QB from Ball State to declare NFL Draft eligibility... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Source: Ball State QB Davis to enter NFL draft
ESPN: NFL (13.01.2009 13:53)
Ball State quarterback Nate Davis has decided to enter the NFL draft, a person close to Davis said.

 
Could this be another MAC (or whatever conference it is) NFL QB success story...???
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14th, 2009, 11:16am »
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on Jan 13th, 2009, 5:30pm, StegRock wrote:
QB from Ball State to declare NFL Draft eligibility... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Source: Ball State QB Davis to enter NFL draft
ESPN: NFL (13.01.2009 13:53)
Ball State quarterback Nate Davis has decided to enter the NFL draft, a person close to Davis said.

 
Could this be another MAC (or whatever conference it is) NFL QB success story...???

 
Not as likely as some others. He's got a very accurate arm, but no arm strength and questionable decision-making. Had he come back for his senior year and gained some more experience, he'd have a better shot. One of the best rules of drafting a QB is stay away from the early-entry guys---they've failed more often than not in recent years.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14th, 2009, 2:24pm »
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Thanks for the analysis, Jeff!  Here's another... , a sophomore, on his way to the NFL... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Pitt RB McCoy confirms he'll enter draft after all
ESPN: NFL (14.01.2009 13:32)
Pittsburgh running back LeSean McCoy confirmed he will enter the NFL draft.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #7 on: Jan 14th, 2009, 4:01pm »
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on Jan 14th, 2009, 11:16am, Philly wrote:

 
Not as likely as some others. He's got a very accurate arm, but no arm strength and questionable decision-making. Had he come back for his senior year and gained some more experience, he'd have a better shot. One of the best rules of drafting a QB is stay away from the early-entry guys---they've failed more often than not in recent years.

 
After I posted this, I realized I misspoke. Davis doesn't have a weak arm ... he's renowned for his arm strength. It's his decision-making and football IQ that still need work.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #8 on: Jan 14th, 2009, 4:03pm »
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And, a story that broke on Consensus Draft Services... Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford is returning for his senior season.
 
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #9 on: Jan 17th, 2009, 2:24am »
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NFL Mock Drafts startin' to roll off "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL Draft: 2009 Mock Draft
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (16.01.2009 21:44)
Now that the January 15th deadline for underclassmen to declare has passed and with the NFL down to its final four, Scout.com's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber updates his first round projections and has the Detroit Lions selecting a quarterback with the top pick.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #10 on: Jan 30th, 2009, 10:46am »
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on Jan 17th, 2009, 2:24am, StegRock wrote:
NFL Mock Drafts startin' to roll off "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL Draft: 2009 Mock Draft
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (16.01.2009 21:44)
Now that the January 15th deadline for underclassmen to declare has passed and with the NFL down to its final four, Scout.com's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber updates his first round projections and has the Detroit Lions selecting a quarterback with the top pick.

 
After talking with someone who actually does scouting work for the Detroit Lions, I get the impression that if they want a QB, it would more likely be Mark Sanchez. However, there's some desire in the organization to grab a cornerstone OT with the #1 pick.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #11 on: Jan 30th, 2009, 6:37pm »
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on Jan 30th, 2009, 10:46am, Philly wrote:

 
After talking with someone who actually does scouting work for the Detroit Lions, I get the impression that if they want a QB, it would more likely be Mark Sanchez. However, there's some desire in the organization to grab a cornerstone OT with the #1 pick.

 
 
I think Sanchez is a 1-year wonder.  Thus, it would make perfect sense the Lions want him.  
With that being said, I think an OL would be a solid pick and SAFER pick.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #12 on: Feb 16th, 2009, 4:29pm »
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Some general discussion on the kiddies comin' in,... or... is it,... out... How about... just growin' up?  From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL Draft Update: Feb. 15
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (15.02.2009 13:33)
Scout.com's Ed Thompson shares some insights he's learned recently from a quartet of draft prospects, including a defensive player that has drawn interest from Colts scouts and fans alike. Get the latest from Thompson inside!
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #13 on: Feb 17th, 2009, 6:39pm »
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I just gotta update this thing with a report on my birth date... From "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL Draft Update: February 16th
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (16.02.2009 21:58)
SDBoltReport.com has the latest updates on top draft prospects with the NFL Combine less than a week away. Hear from two running backs on the Chargers' radar, Cedric Peerman and Kory Sheets, as well as four other prospects in these exclusive interviews from Scout.com's Ed Thompson.

 
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Quadruple Threat Ready for NFL Combine
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (17.02.2009 18:11)
With Marvin Harrison possibly on his way out of Indianapolis, the Colts showed interest in this multi-talented wide receiver during Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Alabama. In Part One of this Scout.com exclusive, Williams talks with Ed Thompson about his preparations for the Combine and the NFL draf...
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #14 on: Feb 24th, 2009, 6:49pm »
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NFL Draft/Combine news rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
Mock Draft Mania: Charting The Top Prospects
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (23.02.2009 18:13)
Aaron Maybin, Alphonso Smith, Brian Cushing... What do they all have in common? They're who some of the Draft experts thinks the Patriots will take in the first round of April's NFL Draft. Want to see what others think?

 
Running Backs Slower Than Expected at Combine
Scout.com> NFL Draft (24.02.2009 01:22)
In quite a contrast to last season, this year's crop of running backs looked relatively slow at the Combine. Several players improved their draft status while the marquee running backs may have come back to the pack. Brad Wilbricht analyzes which performances might garner notice around the NFL ...

 
Crabtree 50-50 on running at personal workout
SI.com: NFL (24.02.2009 16:46)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michael Crabtree might not perform in front of NFL scouts, after all.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #15 on: Feb 27th, 2009, 3:41am »
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More Draft talk... from "The REAL Feed":
 
Draft Updates: Johnson, Johnson and Beckwith
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (27.02.2009 01:16)
Scout.com's Ed Thompson shares notes and quotes from his conversations with five NFL Draft prospects: Alabama safety Rashad Johnson and QB John Parker Wilson; LSU LB Darry Beckwith and FB Quinn Johnson; and Clemson QB Cullen Harper. Learn more about each of these prospects and see who would be a ...
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #16 on: Mar 1st, 2009, 7:04pm »
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Crabtree 50-50 on running at personal workout
SI.com: NFL (24.02.2009 16:46)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michael Crabtree might not perform in front of NFL scouts, after all.

 
As it turns out, he's not... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Michael Crabtree to have surgery, won't run at pro day
ESPN: NFL (01.03.2009 16:49)
Michael Crabtree won't perform in front of NFL scouts at his school's pro day later this month, opting to have surgery on a stress fracture in his left foot on March 4.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #17 on: Mar 3rd, 2009, 3:27pm »
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Smart move by Crabtree. Honestly, who cares what his 40 time is? We all know he's not going to run a 4.4 or better. He's likely a 4.5-4.6 guy, and everyone knew that and loved him anyway. The thing is that there is plenty of tape on Crabtree so everyone knows that he is an elite WR prospect.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #18 on: Mar 8th, 2009, 11:00pm »
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Profiled tailback... on "The REAL Feed":
 
2009 NFL Draft Spotlight: RB Rashad Jennings
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (08.03.2009 18:41)
Rashad Jennings could be the next rookie running back sensation due to his size, quickness and speed. He could also be the next LaDainian Tomlinson if he's still on the board in the middle of the third round. Learn more about Jennings, including his interaction with the Chargers, in this Scout.co...
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #19 on: Mar 9th, 2009, 8:58pm »
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From "The REAL Feed"...
 
NFL Draft from the macroperspective:
 
Draft order is up
KeepMedia: Football (09.03.2009 18:10)
The NFL released the round-by-round order of this year's NFL Draft, which runs April 25-26. As it stands, the Raiders have single picks in six of the seven rounds.

 
And, from the "micro-est" of microperspectives:
 
Despite no sure things in this draft, Stafford still Lions' best bet
KeepMedia: Football (09.03.2009 18:10)
There are no guarantees in the NFL Draft. As Lions fans theorize as to which prospect will most likely turn to gold for a franchise due to hit the draft jackpot, general manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Schwartz are exhausting resources to make
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #20 on: Mar 10th, 2009, 9:35pm »
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Well, the Lions claim to still be wavering on whom to take #1... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Lions still weighing options with draft's first overall pick
USA TODAY: Sports (10.03.2009 19:28)
The Detroit Lions have six weeks until they have to make the first selection of the NFL draft, and they are in no hurry to decide. ...

 
I wonder what some of the draft gurus who pass through here think the Lions should do...
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #21 on: Mar 13th, 2009, 3:41pm »
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More talk, this time from a LOCAL source, about what the Lions should do with the #1 pick overall to go with some general talk about the stock value of some of the kids comin' in,... out...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Draft expert criticizes possible Lions pick Stafford
Detroit Lions (13.03.2009 12:13)
The Lions are on the clock. But with six weeks to go before the NFL draft, there are disparate opinions among analysts as to what they should do with the No. 1 overall pick.

 
Tony Pauline: Pro Day Risers and Sliders
SI.com: NFL (13.03.2009 11:49)
First was the combine. Now it's pro days. SI.com's Tony Pauline writes how the prospects are faring.
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
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Would the Jags be well advised to trade down?  This guys says so...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
There's big upside if Jags trade down
Jacksonville.com: Ultimate Jaguars (14.03.2009 03:52)
Looking at the way this NFL Draft is shaping up, the Jaguars should strongly consider doing what they've never done in franchise history -trading their top overall pick and moving down in the first round.read more
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
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Latest Draft banter... rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
NFL Draft: Early Look - Version 2
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (21.03.2009 05:46)
Last month we took an early look at six of the draft⤙s top prospects and attempted to figure out how they might fit with the Chiefs. With the draft a little over a month away, it⤙s time to revisit the issue and see how the landscape has changed after a month.

 
AFI Mock Draft 2.0
Scout.com> NFL Draft (21.03.2009 04:10)
In exactly 35 days the 32 NFL franchises will head to New York to take part in the Draft and Falcons Insider's Scott Eklund took his latest stab at trying to predict how the first round will fall. Who will end up a Falcon at the 24th selection? You'll have to read on to find out...
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Re: 2009 NFL Draft Discussion
« Reply #24 on: Mar 23rd, 2009, 4:57pm »
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"Interesting" mock vis-a-vis the rest of what I hear, say, on ESPN...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Line of Scrimmage: Draft '09 - Time to Mock
The Sports Network: NFL (23.03.2009 15:25)
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