04-17-2008, 09:31 PM
In the Starting Line-up
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The following quotes are from NFL evaluators, coaches and front-office personnel, spoken on the condition of anonymity.
"(Arkansas RB) Darren McFadden does not run with a great base. He is no Adrian Peterson. His success will depend on the situation and team that drafts him."
"(Tennessee State CB) Dominic Rodgers-Cromartie is too tall, does not tackle and only has one kidney, and Iím supposed to be excited? Heís got 'bust' written all over him. Take away his last name and do you think everyone would be as excited?"
"(Michigan State WR) Devin Thomas does not like to get hit. He drops a lot of balls inside. You can see his obvious potential, but he does not get off press (coverage) easily and you can see too many obvious shy-aways. This yearís draft of receivers sucks."
"(Ohio State DE-OLB) Vernon Gholston can rush the passer, get to the quarterback and make big plays, and in the NFL, those are the guys that get paid. You wish he were better all-around, but it will be interesting to see where he lands. He needs to be in a '30' front."
"Marijuana today was like beer for a lot of us in high school. The question you have to answer is whether it is being used a couple times a year or whether it is habitual. I donít have a problem with one, two or three beers a year. And letís be realistic, itís easier for some kids to get (marijuana) than beer."
"If I were trying to read Bill Parcells, I would think he likes (Vernon) Gholston better than Chris Long because he can coach the kid to pursue and play hard. He cannot make Chris Long come off the edge much faster."
"Atlanta should have taken the defensive tackle last year. Bobby Petrino should have known more about (Texans DT Amobi) Okoye than anyone. Now they have to make up for the mistake."
"I think the Jets will take the quarterback (Boston College's Matt Ryan) if he is there (at the No. 6 spot)."
"The 49ers need a quarterback, and they don't know it yet. I think J.T. O'Sullivan will wind up being their starter by October."
"Pittsburgh just lost an offensive lineman, and they don't have Russ Grimm to clean up the mess anymore. So, I could imagine they are thinking of taking a running back. That's the way most offensive line coaches think."