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Posted on: April 24, 2008 1:15 pm
Edited on: April 25, 2008 10:46 pm
 

cg's 2008 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

Here's my second mock draft, feel free to comment:

  1. Miami: OT Jake Long, Michigan
  2. St. Louis: DE Chris Long, Virginia
  3. Atlanta: QB Matt Ryan, Boston College
  4. Oakland: DT Glen Dorsey, LSU
  5. Kansas City: Ryan Clady, Boise State
  6. New York Jets: RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas
  7. New England -- from San Francisco: OLB Keith Rivers, USC
  8. Baltimore: DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio State
  9. Cincinnati: DT Sedrick Ellis, USCOT 
  10. New Orleans: CB Leodis McKelvin, Troy
  11. Buffalo: WR Devin Thomas, Michigan State
  12. Denver: OT Chris Williams, Vanderbilt
  13. Carolina: DE Derrick Harvey, Florida
  14. Chicago: OT Branden Albert, Virginia
  15. Detroit: RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois
  16. Arizona: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tennessee State
  17. Kansas City (from Minnesota): OT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh
  18. Houston: CB Mike Jenkins, South Florida
  19. Philadelphia: CB Aqib Talib, Kansas
  20. Tampa Bay: WR DeSean Jackson, California
  21. Washington: WR Limas Sweed, Texas
  22. Dallas -- from Cleveland: RB Felix Jones, Arkansas
  23. Pittsburgh: DE Calais Campbell, Miami
  24. Tennessee: WR James Hardy, Indiana
  25. Seattle: DT Kentwan Balmer, North Carolina
  26. Jacksonville: DE Lawrence Jackson USC
  27. San Diego: RB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon
  28. Dallas Cowboys: WR Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma
  29. San Francisco -- from Indianapolis: OT Gosder Cherilus, Boston College
  30. Green Bay: CB Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech
  31. New York Giants: S Kenny Phillips, Miami
I edited it at 2:45 pm after rethinking needs and priorities.

Trade Rumors:
  • Saints thinking of trading into top seven to get Sedrick Ellis or Glenn Dorsey.
  • Giants shopping Jeremy Shockey to move up in first round. Saints and Seahawks are interested in him.
  • Jason Taylor being shopped by the Dolphins for a first-round pick. However, he does not have the net-worth of Jared Allen, who was traded to the Vikings for a first-rounder and a pair of third-rounders. Don't expect more than that for Taylor if a deal goes through.
  • Expect a lot of moving down and waiving during and after the draft so that teams can save cap room for the new rookies. A good example is the Jets, who waived four players yesterday, including CB Manny Collins, to open up cap rooms.
Posted on: April 19, 2008 12:36 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2008 10:56 pm
 

cg's 2008 NFL Mock Draft

Here's my mock draft, feel free to comment:

  1. Miami: OT Jake Long, Michigan
  2. St. Louis: DT Glen Dorsey, LSU
  3. Atlanta: QB Matt Ryan, Boston College
  4. Oakland: DE Chris Long, Virginia
  5. Kansas City: OT Ryan Clady, Boise State
  6. New York Jets: RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas
  7. New England -- from San Francisco: OT Branden Albert, Virginia
  8. Baltimore: DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio State
  9. Cincinnati: DT Sedrick Ellis, USC
  10. New Orleans: OLB Keith Rivers, USC
  11. Buffalo: DE Derrick Harvey, Florida
  12. Denver: OT Chris Williams, Vanderbilt
  13. Carolina: OT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh
  14. Chicago: WR Devin Thomas, Michigan State
  15. Detroit: RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois
  16. Arizona: CB Leodis McKelvin, Troy
  17. Minnesota: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tennessee State
  18. Houston: CB Mike Jenkins, South Florida
  19. Philadelphia: WR DeSean Jackson, California
  20. Tampa Bay: CB Aqib Talib, Kansas
  21. Washington: WR Limas Sweed, Texas
  22. Dallas -- from Cleveland: RB Felix Jones, Arkansas
  23. Pittsburgh: DE Calais Campbell, Miami
  24. Tennessee: WR James Hardy, Indiana
  25. Seattle: DT Kentwan Balmer, North Carolina
  26. Jacksonville: OT Gosder Cherilus, Boston College
  27. San Diego: RB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon
  28. Dallas: CB Brandon Flowers, Virginia Tech
  29. San Francisco -- from Indianapolis: OT Sam Baker, USC
  30. Green Bay: S Kenny Phillips, Miami
  31. New York Giants: OLB Dan Connor, Penn State
Posted on: April 18, 2008 7:20 am
 

Twenty Biggest Draft Busts

Since the draft is a week away, I thought it would be nice to show my list of the biggest draft busts in NFL history. Feel free to comment and portray your own list if you like. Here's my countdown:

  1. Ryan Leaf, QB, Washington State
  2. Heath Shuler, QB, Tennessee
  3. Lawrence Phillips, RB, Nebraska
  4. Art Schlicter, QB, Ohio State
  5. Charles Rogers, WR, Michigan State
  6. Keith McCants, LB, Alabama
  7. Tim Couch, QB, Kentucky
  8. Akili Smith, QB, Oregon
  9. Brian Bosworth, LB, Oklahoma
  10. Tony Mandarich, OT, Michigan State
  11. Johnny Jones, WR, Texas
  12. Jerry Tage, QB, Nebraska
  13. Joe Profit, RB, Northeast Louisiana
  14. Bo Matthews, RB, Colorado
  15. Jim Druckenmiller, QB, Virginia Tech
  16. Andre Ware, QB, Houston
  17. Reggie Rogers, DE, Washington
  18. Huey Richardson, DE, Florida
  19. Mike Junkin, LB, Duke
  20. Derek Brown, TE, Notre Dame (Sorry, just had to put him on here for good and bad reasons, personally)
Well, here's the list. Enjoy!
Posted on: April 10, 2008 7:28 am
 

2008 MLB Draft reports part 2: Tim Melville

Tim Melville:
Pitcher
Wentzville High School Missouri
Senior
10/9/89 D.O.B.
6’5”
205 lbs
Right-handed

Summary: One of the top arms in the high school class, Tim has a big projectable frame, which has plenty of room for growth. Already possessing above-average arm strength, he could add even more velocity in the future. He shows glimpses of a good knuckle-curve, similar to that of Mike Mussina, but will have to find more consistency with it, much like his changeup. He draws comparison to Phil Hughes of the Yankees when he was in High School and should find himself chosen in the first round much like Hughes.
Posted on: April 9, 2008 6:19 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

I'm starting a series on MLB draft reports today. I hope you enjoy them and reply with decent ideas to improve. Today's prospect:

Sonny Gray:
Pitcher
Smyrna High School Tennessee
Senior
D.O.B. 11/7/1989
6’1”
180 lbs
Right handed

Summary: Fastball is around 93 mph and hittable when left out in the open. A little movement is visible on the fastball. He has a breaking ball he can use to his advantage. Slider is almost a more powerful curveball. Changeup is hittable but well disguised in outings. Gray is a good competitor on the mound and is a good, but undersized right-hander. He has a quick arm with good command and two decent offerings he can throw for strikes. His only weakness is his size.

Projection: Top Ten pick.
Posted on: April 5, 2008 8:05 am
 

Breaking down the final four

We're counting down the hours to the Final Four games, and here is a breakdown of the four individual teams remaining:

UCLA (35-3):

The Bruins will win because:

    * Kevin Love is the only UCLA Bruin to be a First-team All-American as a Freshman.
    * Ben Howland is a quality coach and the most experienced of the coaches here.

    * Three straight Final Four appearances. Enough said.

Quick fact: This team has the most wins in UCLA history.

Memphis (37-1):

The Tigers will win because:

    * Joey Dorsey, Derrick Rose, and Robert Dozier all lead this team to victory day in and day out.
    * They are undefeated away from their home court and are the most battle-tested squad in the Final Four.
    * Chris Douglas-Roberts, the Conference-USA player of the year.

Quick fact: Calipari is one of 13 coaches to coach two teams to the final four, the other one being Massachusetts (with the Marcus Camby dispute, btw).

Kansas (35-3):

The Jayhawks will win because:
  • They are on an 11-game winning streak against some of the top teams in the nation.
  • Arthur, Jackson, Chalmers, and Rush all average over 10 points per game.
  • Their top bench player (Sherron Collins) averages 9.2 ppg and 3 assists per game.
Quick fact: The Jayhawks are the fourth school to win a BCS bowl and a Final four in the same year. That list includes Ohio State (1999), Wisconsin (2000), and Florida (2007).

North Carolina (36-2):

The Tar Heels will win because:
  • They have won their 4 tournament games by an average of 25.3 points.
  • Tyler Hansbrough. National player of the year carries this team with a great supporting cast to help him.
  • Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington, and Danny Green, the supporting cast, each average 10+ points per game.
Quick fact: Roy Williams coached Kansas from 1988-2003, and faces them in the Final Four with North Carolina, who he left Kansas for.

Thanks for reading!
 
 
 
 
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