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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Ven 4 Avr - 19:06

Now on the clock, the Buffalo Bills....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Ven 4 Avr - 19:44

With the eleventh pick of the 2008 NFL&NCAA Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills selects....

Mike JENKINS, CB from University of South Florida





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Overview

Regarded as one of the nation's premier shutdown pass defenders, Jenkins teamed with Trae Williams to give the Bulls an outstanding cornerback combination.

Along with free safety Nate Allen and strong safety Carlton Williams, South Florida's secondary combined for 131 starts at USF.

The Bulls ranked eighth in the nation in passing efficiency defense (105.27 rating) in 2007 after ranking 11th nationally in 2006 (104.26) and 16th (109.38) in 2005, thanks largely to the performance of their right cornerback. Jenkins improved his draft stock, showing professional scouts that his blazing speed could also be used as a kickoff returner. On the first kickoff return for 2007, he set a school record with a 100-yard touchdown return vs. Cincinnati.

Jenkins was a standout safety at Bradenton Southeast High School, earning Super Prep All-American honors. He was rated the 27th player in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel's Bill Buchalter, and he was named first-team All-Gridiron by Sean Alveshire (FloridaKids.net), who picks the top players in the state regardless of their school's classification.

The first-team Class 3A All-State choice, Jenkins was selected by the Sarasota Herald Tribune as its Defensive Player of the Year. He was the District Player of the Year in 2002 after he recorded 42 tackles, two interceptions, one caused fumble, one fumble recovery, two blocked punts and two blocked field goals. He also played running back and led the team with 859 yards and 11 touchdowns that year.

Jenkins was heavily recruited by Florida, Florida State and Louisiana State, but decided to enroll at South Florida in 2004. He started three of the team's first four games at left cornerback, including the season opener vs. Tennessee Tech, but an ankle sprain forced him to sit out vs. Army and kept him from returning to the starting lineup for the rest of the year. He finished his first season with 27 tackles (19 solo), two forced fumbles and nine pass deflections. He also blocked a punt that he returned four yards.

In 2005, Jenkins shifted to right cornerback, starting all 12 games. He earned All-Big East Conference second-team honors, as he produced 38 tackles (33 solo) with a stop for a loss and two forced fumbles. He returned a punt 27 yards, intercepted two passes and broke up five others.

Jenkins had a sub-par junior campaign, starting the first 12 games at right cornerback, but played as a reserve vs. East Carolina in the Papajohns.com Bowl. He made just 27 tackles (18 solo) with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception. He batted away fifteen passes and gained 27 yards on two kickoff returns.

During 2007 spring camp, Jenkins was arrested for misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence after a fight erupted outside a bar he was attending a party for former USF linebacker Stephen Nicholas. Despite not being violent, police used a taser Jenkins and he was briefly suspended from the team.

He returned for fall camp, reclaiming his right cornerback spot, and went on to earn All-American and All-Big East Conference first-team honors. He recorded a career-high 41 tackles (31 solo) with four stops for losses. He intercepted three passes, deflected 12 others and averaged 30.4 yards on seven kickoff returns, including one touchdown.

In 48 games at South Florida, Jenkins started 40 contests, including 37 at right cornerback. He registered 133 tackles (101 solo) with six stops for losses of 26 yards and one quarterback pressure. He caused five fumbles and recovered another. He also broke up 41 passes and had six interceptions for 41 yards in returns. He gained 240 yards with a score on nine kickoff returns (26.7-yard average) and 31 yards on two punt returns, as he also blocked one kick.

Career Notes

Became the eighth player in Big East Conference history (three players accomplished this feat twice) to return a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown (vs. Cincinnati, 2007) and that kickoff was the longest in school annals, topping the previous long of 96 yards by J.R. Reed vs. Memphis in 2003...Ranks seventh in school history with six interceptions...Gained 192 yards on kickoff returns vs. Cincinnati in 2007, breaking the previous Bulls' record of 147 yards by Jermaine Clemons vs. Southern Illinois in 1997...His 16 passes defended (15 breakups, one interception) in 2006 rank third on the school's single-season list, topped by Bernard Brown's 19 in 1999 and 17 by Trae Williams in 2007...His total of 47 defended passes (41 deflections, six pass thefts) broke the previous South Florida career-record of 45 by J.R. Reed (2000-03).
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Ven 4 Avr - 19:52

Now on the clock, the Denver Broncos....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Ven 4 Avr - 21:00

With the #12 pick, the Denver Broncos select : Glenn Dorsey (DT) from LSU



Strengths:

Very strong and powerful...Extremely active with a non-stop motor...Outstanding quickness with a burst to close...A hard worker with terrific intangibles...Agile and changes directions well...Can penetrate and wreak havoc in the backfield...Stout at the point of attack and can hold his ground versus the run...Has long arms and plays with very good leverage...Has excellent range...Smart with nice awareness and instincts...Has a lot of experience...Versatile and has played all along the line.

Weaknesses:
Size and bulk are merely average...Timed speed is good but not great...Has dealt with some injuries and durability may be a concern...Will not be a good fit in a 3-4 scheme...Was not overly productive from a statistical standpoint...Does not get a great push...Won't physically dominate opponents...Isn't a standout pass rusher.

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Wore metal braces on his legs as a 3-year old due to severely bowed legs...Split time with future pros Claude Wroten and Kyle Williams early in his career..In '07 he won the Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Award and the Lombardi Award...A player whose impact and contributions can't be judged strictly by numbers since he creates so many opportunities for his teammates...Struggled with a leg injury in 2006 and a knee injury in 2007...Might have been a Top 10 overall pick had he entered the 2007 NFL Draft after his junior season...Can be either a 3-technique or a nose tackle in a 4-3 defense...One of the best defensive tackle prospects to enter the NFL in recent years...Should be a mortal lock for the Top 5 overall picks.
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Ven 4 Avr - 21:16

Now on the clock, the Carolina Panthers....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Sam 5 Avr - 6:51

With the #13 the Carolina Panthers select:
Jeff Otah (T) from Pittsburgh University






Otah played only two seasons at Pittsburgh, but many rank him with the elite offensive tackles produced by the school over the last two decades. He is a road grader in the mold of former All-Americans Jimbo Covert (1979-82), Mark May (1977-80), Bill Fralic (1981-84) and Ruben Brown (1991-94), all of whom enjoyed productive NFL careers. Called the "best blocker I've ever coached," by Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt, Otah served as offensive captain for one of college football's best running attacks as a senior.

Otah concentrated mostly on basketball, lettering twice at William Penn High School. As a senior, football coach Bill Cole convinced Otah to compete in football and he started in his only year on the team. Because of a lack of playing experience, he was not recruited coming out of the prep ranks and enrolled at Valley Forge Military Academy in 2004.

At Valley Forge, Otah started 17 consecutive games over two seasons, where he was rated the 26th-best junior college offensive lineman by Scout.com and 31st by Rivals.com. He was a two-time All-Seaboard Conference choice and was selected the league's Most Valuable Player in 2003. He led the team to a pair of conference co-championships and also lettered twice in basketball. He averaged nearly 19 points and 12 rebounds per game during his hoops career at Valley Forge.

Otah enrolled at Pittsburgh and immediately took over the demanding left tackle position in 2006. He started all 12 games, delivering 91 knockdowns with 13 touchdown-resulting blocks. He allowed four sacks and one quarterback pressure while recording one solo tackle and recovering a pair of fumbles.

The winner of the team's Ed Conway Award in 2007, given to the team's most improved player, Otah garnered All-Big East Conference honors as a senior. He produced 101 knockdowns, with 13 of those blocks leading to touchdowns. He finished with an 82% grade for blocking consistency, allowing four pressures and 8 1/2 stops for losses.
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Dim 6 Avr - 8:59

Now on the clock, the Chicago Bears....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Mar 8 Avr - 8:21

WITH THE 14 PICK, THE CHICAGO BEARS SELECT :

RASHARD MENDENHALL (HB) FROM ILLINOIS






Height : 5-11
Weight : 225
40 time : 4.45

Strengths:
Terrific size and bulk...Excellent timed speed...A natural runner with great instincts and vision....Strong and powerful...Keeps his legs moving on contact and picks up extra yards...Has pretty good hands and can be a weapon catching the ball out of the backfield..More than holds his own as a blocker...Does not have much mileage on his tires...Tough and durable...Smooth and a very good athlete...A hard worker and team player with top-notch intangibles....Still improving and has some upside.

Weaknesses:
Only carried the load for one season...Has some issues with ball security...Is not overly elusive...More quick than fast...Doesn't always play to his timed speed....A between-the-tackles-type who could have trouble turning the corner in the pros.

Notes:
Older brother Walter is also a running back for the Illini...National Top 100 recruit coming out of high school...Backed up Pierre Thomas, who made the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent, the first two years of his college career....One year wonder who took a while to fulfill his potential but really came on as a junior and emerged as a top pro prospect..Has a rare blend of size and speed with all of the physical tools you look for..A workhorse runner and terrific all-around weapon.
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Mer 9 Avr - 9:14

Now on the clock, the Detroit Lions....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Mer 9 Avr - 12:20

WITH THE # 15, THE DETROIT LIONS SELECT :

Jonathan Stewart (HB) from the University of Oregon




Analysis
Positives: Has a thick, muscular and solid build with good thigh and calf thickness, good chest development, defined muscles in his arms and shoulders and large, natural hands to secure the pigskin...Has outstanding strength, balance and quickness with no problems finding creases, shifting and running over defenders...Did not use it much when injured, but has adequate change-of-direction agility and an outstanding open-field burst...Does not show great swivel in his hips, but can weave and veer through traffic...Has that extra gear and quick feet to make crisp open-field cuts...Has natural feel, good vision and exceptional intelligence to complement his natural talent, possessing a knack to avoid tacklers in the open field...Plays hard on every play and has more than proven that he is capable of playing with pain that would sideline other runners...Hard to bring down once he clears the line and is not the type to run out of bounds, as he will not hesitate to fight for extra yardage...Won't shy away from contact, whether running with the ball or attacking defensive ends and linebackers as a blocker...Understands the offense and blocking schemes well and can easily digest a complicated playbook...Shows no hesitation attacking inside holes (will pause at times bouncing to the outside), as he has outstanding acceleration clearing trash...Has good quickness on the move and knows when to show his extra burst...Has rare ability to see the cutback lane and holes naturally, showing good savvy and ball security as a runner...Sets up and uses his blocks well and even when he takes the pitch, he knows exactly what he is going to do on his next move...Demonstrates power to break tackles and when he gets a full head of steam, even defensive linemen bounce off of him...Good downhill runner, especially when he slips through and steps over the pile...Physically stout runner who runs with powerful strides, showing great balance squeezing through tight spaces...His strong build allows him to consistently run through arm tackles and he is even stronger when he gets into the secondary...Rarely brought down by the initial tackler, getting lots of yardage after contact...Once he turns the corner, he shifts gears naturally (could not do this when playing with his ankle woes) and shows very good acceleration when taking the pitch...Covers up the ball well getting through traffic (only one fumble in 2007 and five in three seasons)...Has excellent awareness to protect the ball on kickoff returns...Despite his stocky frame, he is an ideal special-teams player who can instantly take the kickoff upfield...Not used much on fancy routes, but he has the speed to challenge the secondary...Fluid and quick through route progression, as he understands coverage and knows where to fit when working underneath...Alert to the blitz and gets into position on screens...Has dependable hands and does not struggle extending for off-target throws (can pluck out-side his frame and adjust)...Has very good toughness as a blocker, whether gaining position to mirror or putting his hat into the opponent...Does a nice job of setting up in pass protection to give the quarterback room to operate.



Negatives: While he has shown the ability to play with pain, he has a long history of ankle problems dating back to 2002 and further medical evaluation is needed...Inconsistent following his blocks on outside runs and takes a moment to recognize that protection developing...Has excellent timed speed, but is not a darting runner with great shake-and-bake moves, preferring to run through tacklers rather than get too fancy with juke moves...Has good change-of-direction agility, but is a bit stiff in his hips, which could be an attempt to compensate for ankle injuries that limited cutting ability...Has good blocking technique, but despite his impressive weight-room strength, he won't stone defenders with a crunching hand punch (more likely to chip with purpose on the opponent rather than try to punish him, but he is very willing to face up)...Has the speed to turn the corner, but is sometimes caught and is more slippery than elusive.



Compares To: LADAINIAN TOMLINSON-San Diego...Tomlinson and Stewart share a rare blend of power and quickness running between the tackles. Stewart has not had that many opportunities as a receiver, but demonstrates good hands to get to the pass outside his frame. He did not show his outside running ability much, more due to his ankle and other injury problems, but there is no question that he can take the ball to the house when he gets past the line of scrimmage. With his special-teams skills, he will get a lot of playing time as a rookie. With Darren McFadden being the darling at this position, teams really need to examine these two before deciding who will be the first tailback taken. McFadden collides with defenders and runs too tall in his stance to avoid injuries and one look at his performance in 2007 and you will see he had fumbling issues. If Stewart's ankles check out, teams should not hesitate to select him over McFadden. Stewart is less of a risk than either of the Razorback runners and, if his legs hold up, he'll be a punisher in the Tomlinson mold. That's hard to beat.


Injury Report
2002: Suffered a left ankle fracture as a sophomore in high school.



2005: Sprained his left ankle vs. Montana (9/10), sitting out the next two games vs. Fresno State and Southern California.



2006: Suffered a high left ankle sprain in the season opener vs. Stanford (9/02) and missed practices leading up to the Fresno State clash (9/09), which he saw limited action in, as he was forced to wear a protective boot on his leg...Re-injured his ankle and left the UCLA clash (10/14)...Suffered a rib cartilage contusion, missing most of the Portland State game (10/28)...Left the Arizona contest (11/18) with a neck strain
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Mer 9 Avr - 12:30

Now on the clock, the Arizona Cardinals....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Mer 9 Avr - 15:24

The Cardinals select :

AQIB TALIB (CB) from Kansas




Team Captain (2007)

Playboy Preseason All-America (2007)

Second-team All-America (SI.com) (2006)

All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches, AP, Rivals.com, K.C. Star, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star Telegram) (2006)

Preseason All-Big 12 (2006)

Bronko Nagurski Preseason Watch List (2006)

Freshman All-America (Rivals.com) (2005)

Freshman All-America Second Team (Scout.com) (2005)

All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Coaches, AP) (2005)

Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (Fort Worth Star Telegram) (2005)

Freshman All-Big 12 Defensive Back (TSN) (2005)

2006 (So.): Played in and started 10 games... A second-team All-America selection by SI.com... Named All-Big 12 First Team by the league's head coaches and by the Associated Press, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and Fort Worth Star-Telegram... Earned the team's Ray Evans award as the defensive MVP... Led the nation with 2.80 passes defended per game and was the Big 12 leader with six interceptions .. Collected 42 total tackles including 39 solo stops... Led the Big 12 with 22 pass break-ups... Had two tackles-for-loss and one quarterback hurry... Recovered one fumble... Collected a season-high two interceptions against Colorado... Broke up four passes at Missouri... Recorded eight games with two or more pass break-ups... Scored a 42 yard touchdown against Missouri after lining up offensively as a wide receiver.

2005 (Fr.): An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection by the league's head coaches... Named Freshman All-America by Rivals.com... Was named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram... A Freshman All-Big 12 selection by The Sporting News... Played in 11 games while making nine starts... Collected 54 total tackles including four tackles-for-loss... Intercepted two passes and led the team with eight pass break-ups.

2004 (Fr.): Redshirted... Chosen by the coaching staff as the scout team defensive player of the week for his work leading up to the Oklahoma game.

High School: A graduate of Berkner HS in Richardson, Texas... Named first team all-district and first team all-city for the Rams in 2003... Named Berkner HS Defensive Back of the Year as a senior... Lettered in football, basketball and track... Coached in football by Jim Ledford.
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Mer 9 Avr - 16:11

Now on the clock, the Minnesota Vikings....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Jeu 10 Avr - 8:44

WITH THE 17 PICK, THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS PICK :

DERRICK HARVEY (DE) FROM FLORIDA





Height: 6-45/8 | Weight: 271 | 40-Time: 4.83


Strengths:
Excellent athleticism...Good size with long arms and the frame to get bigger...Has a great motor...Very quick with a great first step...Plays faster than he times and has a burst to close...Great instincts and awareness...Has terrific range and does a good job in pursuit...Does a solid job against the run...Has decent strength and power...Offers some versatility...Plays with a nasty demeanor...Awfully productive.

Weaknesses:
Lacks elite speed...Could stand to bulk up a bit...Needs to add some more moves to his pass rush repertoire..Can get overpowered at the point of attack..Will have to improve his hand use...Struggles to shed blocks once massive offensive tackles are able to lock on...Must do a much better job of protecting his lower extremities.

Notes:
Was a 5-Star recruit coming out of high school...Redshirted in '04 and saw limited action as a backup in 2005...Started five games as a sophomore while playing in a rotation...Recorded 3 sacks against Ohio St. and was named Defensive MVP of the '07 Tostitos BCS National Championship Game...Only started 18 college games...Is not quite as fast or athletic as Jarvis Moss but might be a better pro prospect...A prototypical 43 defensive end and might be able to play outside linebacker in a 34 scheme as well..One of the premier pass rushers available for the 2008 NFL Draft.
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Jeu 10 Avr - 10:06

Now on the clock, the Houston Texans....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Jeu 10 Avr - 13:06

With the # 18, The Houston Texans selected

CHRIS WILLIAMS (OT) from the VANDERBILT COMMODORES




Height: 6'6"
Weight: 315 pds

Analysis
Positives: Has a thick, wide upper body with broad shoulders, big bubble, wide hips and solid thigh and calf thickness...Has the wingspan and big hands to make the reach block, showing very good balance in his kick slide and attempts to mirror the edge rushers...Plays with adequate knee bend and is functional on short pulls and traps in-line when he plays on his feet but is not good running long distances...Shows the body control to adjust and gain position with his kick-slide...Alerts to stunts and twists, doing a nice job of working in unison with his guards...Well-liked by teammates and staff and keeps the players loose with his outgoing personality in the locker room...Shows very good leadership ability and will put in the extra hours mentoring a younger teammate...Does all the little extras in the film room and at practice...Hard worker who will not need to be monitored...Quicker setting up in pass protection than vs. the run, but is better when working in a phone booth, as he is more apt to gain position working in-line...Effective at getting to his reach point in pass protection...Has good slide agility and does a solid job of working down the line...When he keeps his pads down, he does a good job of keeping body control (used to lunge and lose his feet)...When he uses his size and reach, he is more effective gaining position off the snap...As a senior, he did a much better job of using his hands to lock up and control his man, developing ability to be a mauler...Is learning to use his hands while running his feet in attempts to sustain...Has just adequate hip roll but can get movement off the line on short pulls...When he gets his hands into the defender, he is capable of holding rush lanes and steering the defender out (has greatly improved his drive ability in 2007-- see Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Auburn games)...Must become more physical on drive blocks, but he is alert to coverage when trying to gain position. Has better reach, scope and down blocking ability when working in-line...Uses his long arms well to latch on to his man in attempts to control and wall off...Shows decent ability to sink his weight when sitting and holding up vs. the bull rush...Good on the short pulls when running a straight line, working hard to keep his feet on initial contact...Keeps his hands up high and inside his framework, defeating his man with finesse counter moves rather than using strength...His quick placement lets him gain advantage upon initial contact...Not a violent puncher, but knows how to use his reach to control...Has experience at both tackle and guard (until he develops more bulk and strength, he might be a better fit at guard, thanks to his short area burst).



Negatives: Not soft, but lacks ideal overall muscle tone (has a thick frame that shows marginal definition) and will need to add more bulk to his frame for a potential move to guard at the pro level...Lacks the agility to get in front blocking at the second level and needs to become more aggressive, as he sometimes takes passive swipes rather than forcefully engaging and driving into the opponent...Struggles to adjust in space, especially when trying to lower his body to push and control the defender on the move...Generally shows good vision, but will miss a few assignments now and then when his concentration lapses...More of a finesse-type blocker and needs to shoot his hands with much better force in attempts to gain leverage...Makes just an adequate effort to block downfield and is a bit inconsistent in finishing his blocks. Will play off his man too quickly at times rather than locking on to drive out and sustain...Sometimes struggles to cut off on the second level...Must improve his hip snap, as he does not always get to his seal-off point in a hurry...Needs to generate stronger leg drive in attempts to explode into the defender and finish off the block...Lacks hip explosion, making him more reliant on his hand placement than feet when trying to sustain...Will sometimes struggle with quick defenders, but will use his size to take up space and anchor...Can pull, but is sometimes slow moving his feet and needs to do a better job of taking proper angles trying to adjust in the open field...Must roll his hips better on contact, as he is too inconsistent finishing in the second level.



Compares To: D'BRICKASHAW FERGUSON-New York Jets...Like Ferguson, Williams relies on finesse moves and his long reach over power. Both need to improve their overall strength and add bulk to handle the demanding task of playing left tackle. Williams might be a better fit at guard early in his career, so as not to expose him against speedy edge rushers. He can mirror the quicker defender in the short area, but he is marginal taking on second-level defenders and needs to improve taking proper angles when working in space. He has the frame to get bigger, but needs to play with more tenacity. He is a smart student, but will miss a few assignments due to mental lapses. With just adequate hip snap, he would be a liability starting at left tackle as a rookie, but he has the makeup, size and desire to improve.


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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Jeu 10 Avr - 14:29

Now on the clock, the Philadelphia Eagles...



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Jeu 10 Avr - 15:15

WITH THE #19 THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SELECT :
MALCOLM KELLY



Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 217 pounds
Class Year: Jr
Experience: 3V
Hometown: Longview, TX
High School: Longview
College: Oklahoma
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Jeu 10 Avr - 17:45

With the 20th Selection, Tampa Bay Buccaneers selects WR Devin Thomas from Michigan State





Height:6'2"
Weight:215
College:Michigan State
Conference:Big 10
Hometown:Ann Arbor, MI
High School:Canton

Overview
Thomas went from a disappointing former top 20 junior college prospect to a second-team All-Big 10 receiver when given the chance this season. Prototypical West Coast offense receiver with size and speed that will move the chains by getting yards after the catch. His college situation and play-style are reminiscent of former second round Green Bay Packer pick and current Minnesota Viking receiver Robert Ferguson.

Analysis
Positives: NFL receiver build and long limbs. ... Gets his solid hands on the ball any way possible: reverses, bubble screens, returns. ... Quick in and out of breaks. ... Adjusts well to the ball in the air, usually snatching it with his hands. ... Quick acceleration after the catch, will rack up YAC. ... Runs solid routes, including slants inside -- and will hang onto the ball while taking the hit. ... Very willing blocker outside or in the slot on run plays, and he can eliminate the corner. ... Often lines up in the slot to take advantage of smaller nickel backs. ... Potential for a solid kick return option. ... Follows wedge, finds the lanes, gets to top speed quickly and does not go down on first contact.

Negatives: Only one productive year in major college football. ... Will need to prove he's a legitimate downfield threat. ... Doesn't always make the tough deep catch that the best receivers do. ... Tries to do too much at times, dancing after the catch instead of heading upfield. ... Could sustain better when blocking larger safeties and linebackers.

Stats :
2005 JUCO
2006 6-90-1
2007 79-1260-8 27run 177yds

4.4s au 40yds


Tampa joue dans la continuité et quasiment tous les starters sont de retour.

Les besoins sont notamment en WR et en CB où les Bucs ont besoin d'un nouveau starter.

Devin Thomas a toutes les qualités physiques attendues en NFL, il a aussi réalisé une grosse saison à Michigan State même s'il en a fait qu'une.

Mais avec Galloway à 36 ans, Hilliard 32 ans et est plutôt un WR n°3 que n°2, quant à Clayton, Stovall ou Antonio Bryant, ils n'ont pas prouvés grand chose récemment.

Donc sur tous ces joueurs avec potentiel, on arrivera peut-être à sortir 2 titulaires solides.

Il a aussi les aptitudes pour être retourneur.
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Now on the clock, the Washington Redskins....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Lun 14 Avr - 20:24

WITH THE TWENTY FIRST PICK OF THE 2008 NFL DRAFT, THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS SELECTS..........




FREE SAFETY KENNY PHILLIPS, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA GATORS



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Positives: Well-built athlete with very good muscle definition, long arms, good bubble and thick thighs and calves...Has a tight abdomen, broad shoulders and good chest thickness...Makes plays all over the field due to his above-average speed, ball-reaction skills and size to come up and generate good pop on contact when playing in the box...Plays special teams and gives total effort until the whistle...Reacts quickly in run support and has a punishing hand punch, using his arms properly to keep blockers off his feet...Decisive to diagnose, accelerates quickly to run alleys and is very instinctive closing on the ball, displaying loose hips in his plant-and-drive motion...Skilled deep coverage defender who has very quick feet and when he stays low in his backpedal, he shows fluid motions turning and running in transition...Has outstanding agility and balance closing on plays along the perimeter...Might get a bit wild and reckless attacking the ball, but he never slows down trying to close on the ballcarrier and is very effective at impeding the runner's forward progress by attacking the outside leg with consistency...Good team player who sets the tempo for the defense with his aggressive style of play...Has very nice short-area quickness to mirror the moves of receivers and refuses to allow any underneath cushion...Anticipates the action, showing proper timing and leaping ability tracking the ball in flight...Self-starter type that pushes others in the training room...Will compete throughout the play and has good strength to make the tackle in the box, using his arms well to get off blocks quickly to squeeze the rush lanes...Decisive ball skills and though he eyeballs the backfield at times, he is not the type that will get suckered out of position easily...Makes quick decisions, showing very good route recognition and feel staying with the receiver on long routes...Flexible athlete with the feet and explosion to stay stride-for-stride in man coverage, but is best when making plays in the open field...Can sink his hips and bend his knees to turn easily on the ball and often keeps a hand on his man through route progression...Settles in nicely dropping off in the zone, handling the switch-off with ease...Very decisive covering underneath and when he gets a good read on the quarterback, he can jump the play...Can cover a lot of ground chasing the ball in flight and has the second gear to recover when he falls behind...Will springs into his tackles and is very active staying in the receiver's face...Solid wrap-up tackler who shows good adjustment agility to break down and fit in the open...Has the hip snap to explode behind his tackles ...Extremely active in run support, especially when he uses his hands to play off blocks, as he is developing into an exceptional force-and-strike type...Quick to react and come downhill, as he has the size to take on and play off blocks (has improved his angles when making plays in traffic)...Even when he runs around blocks, he has the burst to close...Goes low in his stance and extends his arms to secure and wrap the ball carrier...Very comfortable working in the short area, doing a nice job of preventing the hooks and crossing patterns from developing...Turns his hips easily and gets his head around quickly on deep routes...Disruptive blitzer who gets aggressive when flushing the quarterback out of the pocket and shows consistency when closing.

Negatives: Efficient in man coverage, but is best when playing in the zone, as he lets the receiver get right on top of him when playing in one-on-one situations...Shows good aggression in run support, but does not always take proper angles to close (will wide loop trying to avoid offensive tackles on the edge)...Must show better avoidance skills as a blitzer, as he has problems at times disengaging when he fails to extend his arms properly to keep blockers off his chest...Has great range and recovery quickness, but he sometimes gets turned around some on receivers' head fakes...When he does not plant and drive well, he reverts to crossing his feet, taking false steps trying to recover when switching off in the zone...Very good run-support tackler, but is not really in the playmaking class of Sean Taylor and Ed Reed.

Compares To-SEAN TAYLOR-Washington...Like Taylor, Phillips is a very efficient tackler working inside the box, sort of like a linebacker with the way he squares his shoulders and sticks his hat into the action. He has good pass-coverage skills, but can be fooled by the receiver's head fakes or by the play-action in the backfield. He has great confidence in his timed speed and has seen action at cornerback because of it. His body is well-built, but there is still room for additional growth without having the added weight impact his overall quickness. If he is not the first safety taken in the 2008 NFL Draft, it would be a major surprise. He could be a very nice replacement for the late Sean Taylor in Washington's attacking defensive scheme.

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2005: Left the Virginia Tech game (11/05) in the third quarter with a groin pull...Sat out the later stages of the Wake Forest clash (11/12) to let his groin injury heal.

2006: Suffered a thumb fracture (10/25) three days before the Georgia Tech game (10/28), but played in that contest and vs. Virginia Tech (11/04) wearing a cast. He underwent surgery after the VT clash, sitting out vs. Maryland (11/11), Virginia (11/18) and Boston College (11/23).
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Lun 14 Avr - 20:39

Now on the clock, the Dallas Cowboys....



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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Lun 14 Avr - 22:00

With the twenty second pick, the Dallas cowboys select....


Felix Jones


Height: 5-101/8 | Weight: 207 | 40-Time: 4.47
College : Arkansas




Strengths:
Excellent speed and quickness...Explosive with a terrific burst...Elusive in the open field...Good feet...Nice balance and change of direction skills...Great vision...Terrific hands as a receiver and runs good routes...A legit big play threat who can take it the distance...Good production...Team player with good intangibles...There isn't a lot of wear and tear on his body....Versatile and also an outstanding kick returner.

Weaknesses:
Never carried the load in college...Size and bulk are just average...Not very strong or powerful...Doesn't break a lot of tackles or pick up many yards after contact...A sub par blocker...Needs to show more patience...Won't do much damage between the tackles...His upside could be limited to a change of pace role at the next level.

Notes:
Combined with Darren McFadden to form the premier running back tandem in the nation...Earned All-American honors as a kick returner...Finished with the second best career yards per carry average (7.6) in NCAA history behind only Glenn Davis of Army (8.26)...A multi-dimensional weapon...Probably won't ever be a workhorse in the NFL but could excel in a role similar to the one he played with the Hogs....If everything clicks just right he could be a Brian Westbrook-type but he is probably more of a poor-man's Reggie Bush..Looks like a late 1st or early 2nd round talent.

Career Statistics
Year GP Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds TD
2005 11 99 626 6.3 3 8 100 0
2006 14 154 1,168 7.6 6 15 107 3
2007 13 133 1,162 8.7 11 16 176 0
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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Mar 15 Avr - 7:29

With the twenty third pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers select....


Branden Albert, OG, Virginia



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Height: 6-55/8 | Weight: 309 | 40-Time: 5.17

Official Bio

Strengths:
Excellent size with a big frame and long arms...Fantastic athlete...Good quickness and agility...Strong and physical...Is nasty with a killer instinct...Mobile with decent range to pull and get to the second level...Smart with good awareness...Excellent pass blocker and also gets a decent push in the run game...Real versatile..Leader with great intangibles...Tough and durable..Still improving and has a lot of upside.

Weaknesses:
Still has some work to do in the technique department...Can be inconsistent with his leverage...Motor runs hot and cold at times..Not a dominant run blocker...Has to work on holding his blocks and finishing....He is still relatively new to the game.

Notes:
Did not begin playing football until his junior year of high school in 2002..Was also a standout basketball player as a prep...Stepped in as a true freshman and was a three-year starter for the Cavs ( 36 games )...Named a team captain as a junior in 2007...He started a couple of games at left tackle as a junior in place of an injured Eugene Monroe and could possibly play outside at the pro level as well...First-rate talent with exceptional physical tools....Already a great all-around player however his best days are still ahead...The rare offensive guard who is a legit first rounder.


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MessageSujet: Re: TOPIC OFFICIEL 08 MOCK DRAFT   Mar 15 Avr - 7:32

With the twenty fourth pick, the Tennessee Titans select....


DT Kentwan Balmer, North Carolina




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Height: 6-41/2 | Weight: 308 | 40-Time: 5.28

Official Bio

Strengths:
Good size with a large frame and room to bulk up further...Extremely strong...Very athletic...Has pretty good speed and quickness...Nice range and does a good job in pursuit...Can hold his ground at the point of attack...Offers some versatility...Is coming off a great senior year...Can contribute on special teams...Still has upside.

Weaknesses:
Inconsistent and has a questionable motor...Does not have great bulk...Has some trouble shedding blocks...He is slow to read and react....Plays with poor leverage at times...Considered to be an underachiever prior to 2007...Could be a 'tweener.

Notes:
The light finally seemed to come on and he started to fulfill his immense potential as a senior...He could project to either tackle in a 4-3 or end in a 3-4...Has all the physical tools you look for but will need to stay motivated and play like he did this past year..Exceptionally talented but a risky prospect who is a boom or bust type.


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