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5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-22-2007, 01:04 PM
1. OAKLAND RAIDERS- Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame. Davis plays it safe for once.
2. DETROIT LOION- Jamarcus Russell, QB, LSU. Big boddied strong armed qb.
3or4. CLEVELAND BROWNS- Joe Thomas, OL, Wisconsin. Only true difference maker OL in the draft IMO. Would like to see Calvin Johnson here to line up with Edwards but not likely.
3or4. TAMPA BAY BUCS-Calvin Johnson, WR, GT. Best Athlete and playmaker on the boardm would be #1 or #2 if the top of the board lacked desperate need at the QB position.
5. ARIZONA- Alan Branch, DT, Michigan. Is the best available but could see them trade down for a CB, which is a weak point that needs to be adressed.
6. WASHINGTON REDSKINS- Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson. See this as a no doubter due to lack of pass rush, although a defensive player is alittle non flashy for Washington.
7. Minnesota Vikes- Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas. Injury and lack of production at position make this a good pick, although a WR is on the wish list so they could trade up or down to take one.
8. HOUSTON TEXANS- Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma. FO hopes this pick will quiet all of the Reggie Bush talk.
9. MIAMI DOLPHINS- Ted Ginn Jr, WR, Ohio State. This is my suprise pick of the draft, but they need to get younger at the position. Could trade down to get him later.
10. ATLANTA- Laron Landry, S, LSU. Secondary struggled big time, could also be interested in Reggie Nelson, S, Florida, which could allow them to trade with Dallas and grab another pick later on.

Thats my top ten, the rest will depend on playoff results. It's a start anyway. Would like to know everyones thoughts, and opinions. I will keep it going after the Draft order is settled. With the coin toss pick at 3 and four I think Cleveland will take either Thomas or Johnson depending on who is available.

Red Leader
01-22-2007, 01:08 PM
No way Ted Ginn goes in the top 10. If he does, that's just rediculous.

I think Arizona will trade out of the 5th spot and take the CB like you suggest. I expect Washington to take DT Alan Branch to help with their defensive line and pass rush. I wouldn't be surprised to see Russell and Quinn flipped in the first two spots.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-22-2007, 01:30 PM
No way Ted Ginn goes in the top 10. If he does, that's just rediculous.

I think Arizona will trade out of the 5th spot and take the CB like you suggest. I expect Washington to take DT Alan Branch to help with their defensive line and pass rush. I wouldn't be surprised to see Russell and Quinn flipped in the first two spots.

I know the Ginn call was a bit off the wall but I see it as a need for them right now. With Jeff Samardzija going to baseball and Johnson going near the top of the board Dwayne Jarrett and Sydney Rice are the only other two WR worth looking at. Mel Kiper now has him ranked ninth on his big board and with a good work-out I'd say it's not out of the question.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-22-2007, 01:39 PM
I know the Ginn call was a bit off the wall but I see it as a need for them right now. With Jeff Samardzija going to baseball and Johnson going near the top of the board Dwayne Jarrett and Sydney Rice are the only other two WR worth looking at. Mel Kiper now has him ranked ninth on his big board and with a good work-out I'd say it's not out of the question.
It's just my opinion but for some reason I see Oakland going with Quinn because he is the safe pick. I know safe doesn't really fit the Al Davis profile, but not knowing who will coach the team next year Quinn IMO would fit into most systems and has already been playing in an NFL system at ND. In other words, Oakland wants someone who can step in right away and I think Quinn fits that mold better than Russell.

LoganBuck
01-22-2007, 01:53 PM
I know the Ginn call was a bit off the wall but I see it as a need for them right now. With Jeff Samardzija going to baseball and Johnson going near the top of the board Dwayne Jarrett and Sydney Rice are the only other two WR worth looking at. Mel Kiper now has him ranked ninth on his big board and with a good work-out I'd say it's not out of the question.

Ginn's injury will prevent him from working out at the combine, and possibly Ohio State's pro day. My guess is his stock will slip until he can work out for NFL brass. Kiper was on the radio last week saying that Ginn is the only truely explosive WR in the draft.

Cleveland must take Joe Thomas if he is there. It really isn't negotiable.

Puffy
01-22-2007, 01:56 PM
Don't be surprised if Oakland goes for Calvin Johnson. Al Davis loves him those great receivers.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-22-2007, 02:00 PM
Ginn's injury will prevent him from working out at the combine, and possibly Ohio State's pro day. My guess is his stock will slip until he can work out for NFL brass. Kiper was on the radio last week saying that Ginn is the only truely explosive WR in the draft.

Cleveland must take Joe Thomas if he is there. It really isn't negotiable.
I agree Thomas is a must if he is there, but what free agent OL will be out there. If they can take Calvin Johnson and get a couple top of the line OL's via free agency, thats the route I would take. Johnson's a number one pick to everyone who doesn't need a QB. I'm gonna do some research to find out who's gonna be out there as far as free agents.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-22-2007, 02:02 PM
Don't be surprised if Oakland goes for Calvin Johnson. Al Davis loves him those great receivers.
I too could see this happening, if they have a free agent QB in mind I wouldn't blame them for grabbing him #1

flyer85
01-22-2007, 02:05 PM
I'd be shocked if Ginn does not go in the top 15, his speed and quickness are off the charts. He is a difference maker(especially on returns) and has a ton of skills.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-22-2007, 02:11 PM
I'd be shocked if Ginn does not go in the top 15, his speed and quickness are off the charts. He is a difference maker(especially on returns) and has a ton of skills as a receiver.
Agreed, with the lack of quality WR's this year he will go far sooner than we think.

TeamSelig
01-22-2007, 02:14 PM
is there a full blown mock draft yet?

who will the Bengals be looking at this year? or what position will they be targeting? we have alot of holes... I'd say LB position will have to be addressed at some point in the draft

dabvu2498
01-22-2007, 02:29 PM
Jamarcus Russell to the Lions has all the makings of Akili Smith to the Bengals.

LoganBuck
01-22-2007, 02:29 PM
is there a full blown mock draft yet?

who will the Bengals be looking at this year? or what position will they be targeting? we have alot of holes... I'd say LB position will have to be addressed at some point in the draft

I think the Bengals must go Cornerback again this year. James is gone, Joseph is going to have some repercussions from this screw up, and Oneal is a Free agent as well(I think).

Caveat Emperor
01-22-2007, 02:51 PM
1. Al Davis doesn't do quarterbacks. Hasn't drafted one with a #1 overall pick since the Todd Maranovich debacle back in the early '90s. Davis likes his signal callers to have experience and isn't a patient man when it comes to developing QB talent.

2. If the Bucs draft Calvin Johnson, I'll burn all of my Tampa gear and find some new team to root for. High-round WRs are a luxury item that are not at all necessary to win in the NFL, especially on a team that lacks consistent QB and O-Line play. Athletic wideouts are a dime a dozen in most drafts, and they're less than worthless if you can't protect the passer long enough to get the ball to them or if you don't have a QB that can make the throws to get them the ball.

Puffy
01-22-2007, 04:30 PM
is there a full blown mock draft yet?

who will the Bengals be looking at this year? or what position will they be targeting? we have alot of holes... I'd say LB position will have to be addressed at some point in the draft

Just google "mock draft" and it will take you to a bunch of them. But at this time of year they are pretty worthless.

Sabo Fan
01-23-2007, 12:24 AM
Minnesota Vikes- Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas. Injury and lack of production at position make this a good pick, although a WR is on the wish list so they could trade up or down to take one.


I'm a Viking fan and I'd give up multiple picks for a shot at Calvin Johnson. I know it's risky to take a WR that high, but if there's a guy in this draft worth taking a chance on, it's him.

DE isn't really a focal point I wouldn't think. This is a DE-heavy draft and you can get a nice player in the later rounds at that spot. Plus with Udeze, James, Scott and Edwards, I think they're set. Maybe they look OL, but that depends on who they decide to keep and I'm not sure how many Top-10 OL there are in this draft outside of Thomas.

WVRed
01-23-2007, 08:49 PM
Heres my take.

1.Oakland-Jamarcus Russell(QB-LSU)

Davis likes raw talent instead of the proven player. Russell is a 6'6 freak in the Vince Young mold. IMO, his performance in the Sugar Bowl moved him past Quinn.

2.Detroit-Brady Quinn(QB-ND)

Quinn steps into an offense that could surprise with Roy Williams and Kevin Jones. Short term, he might be a better investment than Russell.

3.Cleveland-Adrian Peterson(RB-Oaklahoma)

Word out of Cleveland is that Droughns is going back to being a bench specialist, and Peterson would be a better every down back.

4.Tampa Bay-Calvin Johnson(WR-GT)

I know C/E is going to hate me, but Calvin is possibly the best wideout to come out since Keyshawn. It can't be worse than Galloway and Clayton.

5.Arizona-Joe Thomas(OT-Wisconsin)

The Cardinals have all the weapons on offense, but they need to protect Leinart, especially with Leonard Davis departing via FA.

6.Washington-Alan Branch(DT-Michigan)

The Redskins lacked a solid run stuffer up the middle. Branch steps in and fixes the problem.

7.Minnesota-Reggie Nelson(FS-Florida)

The Vikes have a solid defensive core, but not much in the secondary. Nelson would be an upgrade.

8.Houston-Marshawn Lynch(RB-Cal)

The Texans still need a ground presence, but I dont think Lynch will make up for passing on Reggie Bush.

9.Miami-Jamaal Anderson(DE-Arkansas)

Anderson would be a solid end player to groom to OLB in a 3/4 and an eventual successor to Jason Taylor.

10.Atlanta-Gaines Adams(DE-Clemson)

Bobby Petrino goes defense in the first round and gets a solid d-line compliment to John Abraham.

Caveat Emperor
01-23-2007, 09:00 PM
4.Tampa Bay-Calvin Johnson(WR-GT)

I know C/E is going to hate me, but Calvin is possibly the best wideout to come out since Keyshawn. It can't be worse than Galloway and Clayton.


Calvin Johnson could have all the talent of Randy Moss, TO, and Chad Johnson rolled into one package -- minus any attitude whatsoever -- and it would still be a waste of a pick for the Buccaneers.

WR is the single most overrated and overpaid position in football. Ask Arizona how helpful having Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Bolden has been. Or ask Texas how beneficial Andre Johnson's talents have been to their football team. Great WR talent is only useful if there is good QB and O-Line talent to go with it. But, if you've got both those two things, average wideouts can keep the chains moving more cheaply and just as effectively (albeit with less razzle-dazzle).

And no, I don't hate you -- I just desperately hope Jon Gruden and Bruce Allen don't share your line of reasoning. ;)

WVRed
01-23-2007, 09:08 PM
Calvin Johnson could have all the talent of Randy Moss, TO, and Chad Johnson rolled into one package -- minus any attitude whatsoever -- and it would still be a waste of a pick for the Buccaneers.

WR is the single most overrated and overpaid position in football. Ask Arizona how helpful having Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Bolden has been. Or ask Texas how beneficial Andre Johnson's talents have been to their football team. Great WR talent is only useful if there is good QB and O-Line talent to go with it. But, if you've got both those two things, average wideouts can keep the chains moving more cheaply and just as effectively (albeit with less razzle-dazzle).

And no, I don't hate you -- I just desperately hope Jon Gruden and Bruce Allen don't share your line of reasoning. ;)

I agree with what you are saying, but this is probably the best value pick.

My guess is that if the Bucs dont take CJ, Adams or Anderson would have to be high on their priority list, especially if Simeon Rice leaves.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-23-2007, 09:23 PM
I would like to see Ginn go to the 'Phins. We need an explosive reciever, Booker's hands alst season showed why he isn't a number one reciever there and Chambers is getting older.

15fan
01-23-2007, 09:41 PM
I've seen Calvin Johnson up close & personal during his days at GT. Whether or not he meets a certain team's needs better than another player is a debate that I'll have to sit out.

He's a legit playmaker. Consider that for his 3 years at GT, he had Reggie Ball throwing to him. That makes his numbers even more impressive. Reggie Ball spent 4 years being one of the more putrid QBs in all of college football.

(Though in Reggie's defense, I don't think Chan Gailey & his crew did Reggie any favors by the types of plays they called for him. They tried to make him a pocket passer who threw deep balls. If they kept him on quick drops and short throws I think he'd have fared better, and helped open up the occasional deep ball for Calvin Johnson.)

Combine his physical abilities with a very good head on his shoulders (sorta the anti-Randy Moss, if you will), and I'd be hard pressed to pass on him if my team needed help on the offensive side of the ball.

Willy
01-23-2007, 10:45 PM
is there a full blown mock draft yet?

who will the Bengals be looking at this year? or what position will they be targeting? we have alot of holes... I'd say LB position will have to be addressed at some point in the draft

http://www.footballsfuture.com/

Here is were I go.

max venable
01-25-2007, 10:54 PM
Ginn will go top ten. One reason: SPEED. And the other would be versatility: he's a phenominal return man. But he'll be drafted high because of his speed. The NFL loves speed.

WVRed
01-27-2007, 09:37 AM
Ginn will go top ten. One reason: SPEED. And the other would be versatility: he's a phenominal return man. But he'll be drafted high because of his speed. The NFL loves speed.

Most mocks I have read have him going as high as 11 to SF and as low as 27 to the Eagles. I think that is pretty reasonable given the other talent available.

Right now, I would have to say consistency and size are about the only knocks on Ginn right now. If anything, he is a Dante Hall clone.

Cedric
01-27-2007, 02:06 PM
Most mocks I have read have him going as high as 11 to SF and as low as 27 to the Eagles. I think that is pretty reasonable given the other talent available.

Right now, I would have to say consistency and size are about the only knocks on Ginn right now. If anything, he is a Dante Hall clone.

But about 4 inches taller, much faster top speed and with better hands. Might as well have called him Eric Metcalf, neither one makes any bit of sense.

OnBaseMachine
01-27-2007, 02:09 PM
Does Ginn still fumble a lot and drop passes? I didn't follow him much this past season but I remember watching him muff punts a lot during his first two seasons.

Cedric
01-27-2007, 02:21 PM
Does Ginn still fumble a lot and drop passes? I didn't follow him much this past season but I remember watching him muff punts a lot during his first two seasons.

Never dropped many passes actually. He muffed a few in the Michigan game and that was it.

Tressel stated many times that Ginn had the best hands on the team. Better than Gonzo or Robiskie.

max venable
01-27-2007, 05:06 PM
Most mocks I have read have him going as high as 11 to SF and as low as 27 to the Eagles. I think that is pretty reasonable given the other talent available.

Right now, I would have to say consistency and size are about the only knocks on Ginn right now. If anything, he is a Dante Hall clone.

Mel Kiper has him ranked #9 in the draft. James Adler projects him going #7 to the Vikings.

WVRed
01-27-2007, 09:58 PM
Mel Kiper has him ranked #9 in the draft. James Adler projects him going #7 to the Vikings.

Don't know who James Adler is.

A lot depends on what happens with the other two receivers. Calvin Johnson could slide depending on what direction Tampa goes, and Dwayne Jarrett could be selected ahead of Ginn.

My prediction is Ginn will go 19th to Tennessee. That possibly would be the best scenario outside of Philadelphia. In those two places his fullest potential would be maximized with Vince Young and Donovan McNabb.

Puffy
01-28-2007, 12:56 PM
Ginn will go top ten. One reason: SPEED. And the other would be versatility: he's a phenominal return man. But he'll be drafted high because of his speed. The NFL loves speed.

Wanna bet?

Ginn is a first rounder and he might, I say might, be a top ten player, but I don't think he goes top 10. Unless 3 receivers go in the top 10, and I just don't see that happening.

LoganBuck
01-28-2007, 10:01 PM
Wanna bet?

Ginn is a first rounder and he might, I say might, be a top ten player, but I don't think he goes top 10. Unless 3 receivers go in the top 10, and I just don't see that happening.

I agree with your take Puffy. I think it depends on what a team needs for Ginn to be selected. Ginn is a complimentary player in the NFL, a great number 2 reciever. A Homerun hitter, who can stretch the field and run back kicks. Not really the same role that someone like Calvin Johnson or Dwayne Jarrett will have.

Ginn may not be able to go full speed on his ankle until April. His stock will slide, how quickly he gets his speed back, will determine his final spot.

Caveat Emperor
01-28-2007, 11:28 PM
Ginn is a first rounder and he might, I say might, be a top ten player, but I don't think he goes top 10. Unless 3 receivers go in the top 10, and I just don't see that happening.

Nope.

Most teams with top draft picks are so full of holes that they're smart enough to avoid taking wideouts and, instead, concentrate on the positions that can help a team turn Ls into Ws -- like O-linemen, defensive playmakers, and franchise quarterbacks.

I wouldn't be at all shocked to see no WRs taken in the top-5 and only 1 in the top 10.

LoganBuck
01-29-2007, 12:39 AM
Nope.

Most teams with top draft picks are so full of holes that they're smart enough to avoid taking wideouts and, instead, concentrate on the positions that can help a team turn Ls into Ws -- like O-linemen, defensive playmakers, and franchise quarterbacks.

I wouldn't be at all shocked to see no WRs taken in the top-5 and only 1 in the top 10.

Yeah but there are some boneheaded teams picking toward the top this year. The Cardinals and Lions are the only teams in the top 10 that are set at reciever. I could easily argue that Johnson, Ginn, and Jarrett all get picked in the top 10. I am not saying it is smart, just saying it could happen.

max venable
02-14-2007, 01:49 AM
Wanna bet?

Ginn is a first rounder and he might, I say might, be a top ten player, but I don't think he goes top 10. Unless 3 receivers go in the top 10, and I just don't see that happening.

Kiper now projects Ginn going to Minnesota at #7.

Benihana
02-14-2007, 02:07 PM
Kiper now projects Ginn going to Minnesota at #7.

Who does Kiper have the Bengals taking? Also could you post his top 10?

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
02-14-2007, 02:11 PM
Who does Kiper have the Bengals taking? Also could you post his top 10?
KIPER'S TOP 10

1. Calvin Johnson*, WR, Georgia Tech (6-4, 225) | previous: Same
He's not only a tremendous athlete, but he's a hard worker and very team oriented. Based on the needs of the Raiders and Lions, Johnson might not be the No. 1 overall pick, but he won't fall out of the top five.


2. Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin (6-6½, 313) | previous: Same
Huge, quick and athletic with a long wingspan.


3. Adrian Peterson*, RB, Oklahoma (6-1½, 218) | previous: Same
The most talented running back in the draft with an excellent burst to the outside for his size. The concern with Peterson is his durability.


4. Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame (6-3½, 225) | previous: Same
Poised, smart and at his best in pressure situations. Quinn did throw two interceptions in the Sugar Bowl after throwing just one INT in his previous eight games.


5. JaMarcus Russell*, QB, LSU (6-6, 260) | previous: Same
Big, strong signal caller with a powerful arm, and his decision-making improved significantly in 2006.


6. Jamaal Anderson*, DE, Arkansas (6-5, 270) | previous: Same
A gifted athlete who is coming off an exceptional 2006 season. Anderson is a complete player, equally solid against the run and as a pass rusher.


7. Alan Branch*, DT, Michigan (6-5½, 328) | previous: Same
Huge and athletic, Branch is a true space eater along the interior. Once his technique improves, watch out!


8. Ted Ginn Jr.*, WR, Ohio State (5-11, 175) | previous: Same
Takes a backseat to no one in the speed department, brings a big-play dimension to the wide receiver position and also the return game.


9. Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville (6-1½, 298) | previous: Same
A four-year veteran, and he is only 19 years old. Okoye is quick and explosive and goes all-out on every play. He is not only good at eating up space but also gets good penetration into the backfield.


10. Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson (6-4½, 260) | previous: Same
Flashes dominating ability with his athleticism and quickness. Adams led the Tigers with 10½ sacks and 15½ tackles for loss.

1. Calvin Johnson*, WR, Georgia Tech (6-4, 225) | previous: Same
He's not only a tremendous athlete, but he's a hard worker and very team oriented. Based on the needs of the Raiders and Lions, Johnson might not be the No. 1 overall pick, but he won't fall out of the top five.


2. Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin (6-6½, 313) | previous: Same
Huge, quick and athletic with a long wingspan.


3. Adrian Peterson*, RB, Oklahoma (6-1½, 218) | previous: Same
The most talented running back in the draft with an excellent burst to the outside for his size. The concern with Peterson is his durability.


4. Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame (6-3½, 225) | previous: Same
Poised, smart and at his best in pressure situations. Quinn did throw two interceptions in the Sugar Bowl after throwing just one INT in his previous eight games.


5. JaMarcus Russell*, QB, LSU (6-6, 260) | previous: Same
Big, strong signal caller with a powerful arm, and his decision-making improved significantly in 2006.


6. Jamaal Anderson*, DE, Arkansas (6-5, 270) | previous: Same
A gifted athlete who is coming off an exceptional 2006 season. Anderson is a complete player, equally solid against the run and as a pass rusher.


7. Alan Branch*, DT, Michigan (6-5½, 328) | previous: Same
Huge and athletic, Branch is a true space eater along the interior. Once his technique improves, watch out!


8. Ted Ginn Jr.*, WR, Ohio State (5-11, 175) | previous: Same
Takes a backseat to no one in the speed department, brings a big-play dimension to the wide receiver position and also the return game.


9. Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville (6-1½, 298) | previous: Same
A four-year veteran, and he is only 19 years old. Okoye is quick and explosive and goes all-out on every play. He is not only good at eating up space but also gets good penetration into the backfield.


10. Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson (6-4½, 260) | previous: Same
Flashes dominating ability with his athleticism and quickness. Adams led the Tigers with 10½ sacks and 15½ tackles for loss.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
02-14-2007, 02:12 PM
Who does Kiper have the Bengals taking? Also could you post his top 10?
Leon Hall CB MICHIGAN

LoganBuck
02-14-2007, 03:11 PM
Leon Hall CB MICHIGAN

:bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

Leon Hall is way overrated imo. I can't see Marvin taking a player like that.

DTCromer
02-14-2007, 06:24 PM
Don't be surprised if Oakland goes for Calvin Johnson. Al Davis loves him those great receivers.

I agree they should take him. He is, by far, the best player in the draft.

Sabo Fan
02-16-2007, 06:22 PM
Kiper now projects Ginn going to Minnesota at #7.

Ugh. As a diehard Vikings fan, I'll pass on Ginn. For my money he's been the most overrated player in college football for two years now and he's done nothing to change my opinion of him. He may be fast, but the Vikings already have their first round "fast" WR and that hasn't worked out so well. Ginn may be a good WR at some point in his career, but I don't think I want my favorite team to be the one that waits on him to do it.

If it were my decision, I'd trade pretty much anything I had to in order to move up high enough to take Calvin Johnson.

Red Leader
02-16-2007, 06:31 PM
Leon Hall CB MICHIGAN

Good pick for the Bengals there, IMO.

Puffy
02-16-2007, 06:35 PM
Ugh. As a diehard Vikings fan, I'll pass on Ginn. For my money he's been the most overrated player in college football for two years now and he's done nothing to change my opinion of him. He may be fast, but the Vikings already have their first round "fast" WR and that hasn't worked out so well. Ginn may be a good WR at some point in his career, but I don't think I want my favorite team to be the one that waits on him to do it.

If it were my decision, I'd trade pretty much anything I had to in order to move up high enough to take Calvin Johnson.

Absolutely - you would think teams would learn that drafting speed at receiver (Troy Williamson) over production is almost always a mistake. Ginn would be a fine addition to someone like the Patroits or the Chargers. Someone who would use him like Devin Hester in the punt and return games. Cause thats all he is right now. Maybe eventually he becomes an average or better receiver, but banking on it is risky. But he will be a difference maker in the return game. A team with a top 15 pick would be wasting it on him, IMO

LoganBuck
02-17-2007, 12:27 AM
Good pick for the Bengals there, IMO.

Are you a Browns/Steelers/Ravens fan? Leon Hall got smoked way too much for a player of his supposed caliber. A projected first round corner has to shut down the opposing player in college. At what point in the season did Hall succeed in doing this?

LoganBuck
02-17-2007, 12:40 AM
Absolutely - you would think teams would learn that drafting speed at receiver (Troy Williamson) over production is almost always a mistake. Ginn would be a fine addition to someone like the Patroits or the Chargers. Someone who would use him like Devin Hester in the punt and return games. Cause thats all he is right now. Maybe eventually he becomes an average or better receiver, but banking on it is risky. But he will be a difference maker in the return game. A team with a top 15 pick would be wasting it on him, IMO

I think you are selling Ginn short as a reciever. He made big strides this year in making adjustments to the ball, and in space he is very difficult to contain for opposing defensive backs. Ohio State would try to isolate him in one on one situations during the year, and when they could they certainly exploited his playmaking ability. His route running improved dramatically this year as well. His downfield blocking is adequate. I think a team with a bigger WR like a Andre Johnson, or Braylon Edwards needs another player that can move the safeties back a little to free up space. If so Ginn is your guy. His reputation alone will move the safeties back.

CougarQuest
02-17-2007, 01:27 AM
[QUOTE=LoganBuck;1242953]:bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

Leon Hall is way overrated imo. QUOTE]
I can think off the top of my head of 3 CB's I'd take before Hall: Hughes out of California, Ross out of Texas and Revis out of Pitt.

max venable
04-28-2007, 03:11 PM
Wanna bet?

Ginn is a first rounder and he might, I say might, be a top ten player, but I don't think he goes top 10. Unless 3 receivers go in the top 10, and I just don't see that happening.

I should have bet with you.

I hate to say, "I told you so" but....I told you so. ;) :p: :D

LoganBuck
04-28-2007, 05:27 PM
:bang: :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

Leon Hall is way overrated imo. I can't see Marvin taking a player like that.

Shows what I know!