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    Do you have a guy in mind who may be drafted in the 5-7th round as a "project". By that I mean a guy who has no chance of palying a regular positon this year but chould develope into a solid player in a year or two. It could be a guy who played a certain postion in college but needs to play a different position in the NFL and will need some time to develope.

    My choice is Dwayne Slay, S, Texas Tech. If we can grab him in the 5th round, he will be a ST demon this year. However he will need time to develope at another position, my guess is ILB. At 6'3 and 210 he is too slow and doesn't have the coverage skills to play S in the NFL. However he could bulk up 20lbs on that 6'3 frame and be a solid ILB. At 230-235 he could be a horse as a run stopper.

    Comments? Who do you have in mind for a "project"?
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    I'm not being a reply whore. But, no one has a thougt on a "project" pick?
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    There's just too many of them. I have to do some serious narrowing to get it down to one or two.
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    What do you think of the Slay suggestion? Or do you think he can play S in the NFL?
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    I think his best position in the NFL would be a traditional, run support, strong safety. He's even got the name for it.

    He lacks in size, speed, agility, and strength, so I don't know where you would put him at linebacker. But for SS he's big and fast enough.
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    Tim Dobbins, ILB- Iowa State
    I think if PArham from Virginia is not a pick for the pats, dobbins could be in the 4th. He is a great run stuffer and good tackler, he needs work on his coverage skills, but has good size and speed to fit into the system. Plus, Ellis Hobbs needs another Cyclone on the team with him.
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    That was my first thought too, but I've been talking him up so much I can't call him my project anymore.
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    Jon Alston! Convert from from a OLB to a SS. Hits like a truck. Smart. Hardworker. Very good in coverage from the OLB position. But can he cover good enough to play safety. If you think he can then he could be a demon of a SS. Perfect replacement for Rodneya year or 2 down the road.
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    I'll apply those same words to Rook's choice of Tim McGarigle. Same size as Dobbins, better measurables, and 545 career tackles, 319 solo. Plus the descriptions of his approach to the game sound almost like Bruschi.

    Dryheat, I was curious that you didn't mention McGarigle in your 3rd-round ILB group...any thoughts?
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    Mike Kudla DE from Ohio St. I like this guy's size/strength/speed measurables. This scouting report says he can drop into coverage. Perhaps a worthy candidate to convert to ILB.


    http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/de/mikekudla.html
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    Good choice. His 4.55 speed puts him right in there with other SS.

    One of the reasons I chose Slay as a project to convert to ILB was his 4.81 speed. Plus he has the body to add bulk.
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    Another good choice. If he's going to make it , it doesn't look like he'll do it as a DE.
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    He's been on my radar screen for over a month now.
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    Been looking for a late day two WR similar to the way we grabbed David Givens although I hope we also take one NLT the 4th round as well. My pick is Delanie Walker from Central Missouri St. Hasn't played against top opponents and has a lot to learn but at 6'1", 236 lbs and a 4.53 forty think he is worth taking a shot at if he has the right work ethic.
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    I really think he's on the Pats radar. There was the report that Vrabel was working out with the fellas from Ohio St. and perhaps there is a connection there.
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    Alston's Combine 40 was 4.44, many see that as clinching him for day one. What heat said about Slay.
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    Sigh, nag, nag, nag!

    Off the top of my head...

    Projects, defined as 6th round or later:

    DE Daniel Federkiel 6'7" 275 Calgary = OLB/3-4 DE
    DE/OLB Brandon Guillory 6'4" 250 Louisiana-Monroe = OLB
    DE Brent Hawkins 6'3" 244 Illinois State = OLB
    DE David Tollefson 6'4" 255 Northwest Mo. State = OLB
    DE John Chick 6'3" 265 Utah State = OLB
    DE Ryan 6-3 250 Lacasse Syracuse = OLB
    DE Andrew Schable 6'4" 285 South Dakota = OLB/ILB/3-4 DE

    MLB Shomari Earls 6'2" 253 Florida Atlantic = ILB
    OLB Fredricc Brock 6'4" 245 Texas Southern = ILB

    DT Manase Hopoi 6'4" 290 Washington = DE
    DT Gerald Anderson 6'2" 313 Georgia = NT
    DT Antwan Burton 6'3" 315 Temple = NT

    The following are all CBs - I'm still trying to winnow them down a bit :rolleyes: .
    Gabriel Fulbright 5'10" 169 New Mexico
    Justin Phinisee 5'11" 200 Oregon
    Tramon Williams 5'11" 183 Louisiana Tech
    Trestin George 5'9" 178 San Jose State
    Kevin Dockery 5'9" 187 Mississippi State
    Ryan Redd 5'10 182 Miami (OH)
    Drew Coleman 5'11" 173 TCU
    Theo Baines 5'11" 190 Kansas
    Alex Teems 5'10" 190 Washington State
    LaMarcus Hicks 6' 190 Iowa State
    Quincy Butler 6'1"195 TCU
    James Johnson 5'8" 185 Arkansas State
    Dion Byrum 5'11" 192 Ohio U
    Aaron Gipson 5'8" 182 Oregon
    Blake Saunders 5'9" 170 Delaware State
    Stephen Cason 6' 210 William & Mary
    Chris Williams 5'10"190 Colgate
    Clint Kent 5'10" 190 James Madison
    David Jiles 5'9" 180 Monmouth
    Etienne Boulay 5'9" 180 New Hampshire
    Cletis Gordon 6'2" 195 Jackson State
    Michael Ford 6'2" 190 Duquesne
    Quinton Teal 6'1" 187 Coastal Carolina
    Kwesi Williams 5'10" 185 Morehead State
    Allante Harrison 5'10" 175 Towson
    Dennis Mitchell 5'8" 185 Western Kentucky
    Cortland Finnegan 5'10" 188 Samford
    Corey-Khalil Harden 5'11" 184 Alabama A&M
    Brad Brachear 5'10" 185 Southern Illinois
    Terrance Wright 5'11" 190 St. Peter's
    Francis Brown 5'10" 190 Western Carolina

    OG/OC Jason Palermo 6-3 310 Wisconsin
    OC/OG Jasper Harvey 6'3" 305 San Diego
    OT Adam Stenavich 6’4†318 Michigan = OG
    OC/OT Todd Londot 6'4" 304 Miami (OH)
    OG Matt Lentz 6'5" 308 Michigan

    TE Bob Docherty 6'5" 260 Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    TE Ryan Hamby 6'5" 255 Ohio State
    TE Tyler Ecker 6'6" 250 Michigan
    TE Matt Henshaw 6'4" 248 Florida State
    TE David Feliciano 6'4" 250 Harding
    TE Brando Twito 6'5.5" 276 Pittsburg State (KS)
    TE Zach Alcorn 6'4" 255 Black Hills State

    WR Richie Ross 6’4†209 Nebraska-Kearny
    WR Maurice Avery 6’1†216 Memphis
    WR Chris Denney 6’3†224 Nebraska-Omaha
    WR Adam Jennings 5’10†175 Fresno State = PR/KR
    WR Steve Breaston 6'1" 178 Michigan = PR/KR

    I haven't done much work on my OT, QB, RB, S, or STs boards yet, but here's a few quick hitters.

    OT Richard Collier 6'7" 345 Valdosta State

    QB Jeff Mroz 6'5" 230 Yale

    RB P.J. Daniels Georgia Tech
    RB P.J. Pope Bowling Green
    RB Terrence Whitehead Oregon

    OLB Kevin Schimmelmann 6'3" 231 Stanford = SS
    OLB Keith Ellison 6'2" 227 Oregon State = SS
    OLB Brian Iwuh 6'0" 225 Colorado = SS

    Hope this helps with your reply issues! :D
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