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  1. drpatriot

    drpatriot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    As the interactive draft seems to be winding down at this point, I thought I'd do an analysis on each team's picks. Feel free to criticize my opinions mercilessly. :D

    Arizona: DB Williams, TE Byrd. If Williams plays free safety, this is a good pick. Byrd will be a good blocker but is not considered a great wide receiver. B
    Atlanta: CB Youbouty. The Falcons made the most of what they had. B
    Baltimore: OT Justice, OG Jean-Gilles. With bigger needs at other positions, especially defensive back, the Ravens still selected Jean-Gilles. Youbouty or Zemaitis would have been a better pick. C+
    Buffalo: TE Davis, DT Wroten. Davis was a steal, but who is going to throw to him? Wroten has questionable character problems and tested positive during the drug testing. C
    Carolina: DT Watson, RB Maroney. The Panthers made one of the biggest steals of the day when they selected Maroney, but they should have traded down in the 1st. B
    Chicago: S Whitner, TE Klopfenstein. Though the Bears could still use another LB, they took two good players who should be able to contribute. A-
    Cincinnati: TE Pope, FS Bullocks. The Bengals made a good pick with Pope, but they reached for Bullocks. B
    Cleveland: DT Bunkley, WR Jennings. Better players were available at both picks. B-
    Dallas: LB Greenway, DB Zemaitis. The Cowboys selected two good-value players at need positions who can immediately contribute. A
    Denver: WR Holmes, WR Moss, DE Tapp. Though both Moss and Holmes are good players, they aren’t both necessary; Jason Allen would have been a better pick at 23. Tapp was a good value pick. B
    Detroit: DB Huff, OT Colledge. For the first time this millennium, or at least it feels like, the Lions stayed away from WRs in the first round and selected two excellent players. A-
    Green Bay: DE Williams, OG Joseph. The Packers selected two players that are top-ranked at their positions and fell considerably to reach them. A+
    Houston: RB Bush, DE Kiwanuka. The Texans made the obvious pick at #1 and selected their future strong-side linebacker at #33. A-
    Indianapolis: RB Williams. The Colts traded away a lot of picks for no apparent reason, though the Williams trade was beneficial. B-
    Jacksonville: LB Carpenter, RB Addai. Two of the BPAs were selected, but I’m not really stunned by either of them. B
    Kansas City: CB Cromartie, OT Scott. Both picks are likely developmental, but both appear to have great upside. A-
    Miami: LB Wimbley. The Dolphins did the best they could with their first pick, selecting a pass-rushing LB who will help on the blitz. B
    Minnesota: LB Sims, CB Marshall, RB White. Three excellent players were selected at good value. A
    New England: LB Lawson, CB Jennings, LB MacIntosh. Though no WR was picked, three solid players were selected. B+
    New Orleans: OT Ferguson, LB Howard. The Saints select another OT in the first two rounds and don’t take the best LB left at 34. B-
    New York Giants: LB Ryans, OG Spencer. Two okay players were selected. C+
    New York Jets: QB Young, C Mangold, OT Winston. The Young pick was a surprise, but the other two were good value. B+
    Oakland: DT Ngata, QB Cutler. Best draft of the day. Period. A++
    Philadelphia: DE Hali, TE Lewis. The Eagles select a local prospect to help out at DE even though they have Kearse and Howard. Lewis is a good value pick. B
    Pittsburgh: FS Simpson, WR Hagan. Two “need” picks were made, but both players are good. B+
    San Diego: WR Jackson, ILB Jackson. The trade up to nab the best WR available out from Denver’s grasp was a good move, and Jackson was an excellent value pick, especially with Edwards on the trade block. A
    San Francisco: LB Hawk, OT McNeil. The 49ers got a huge steal at #6 with Hawk and will love having a big tackle like McNeil blocking for Alex Smith. A-
    Seattle: CB Joseph, OG Matua. Both picks seem like reaches. C+
    St. Louis: CB Hill, DT Harris. Both players will be able to contribute to one of the worst defenses in the league. A-
    Tampa Bay: DB Allen, SS Bing. Why were two safeties selected in a row? B
    Tennessee: QB Leinart, LB Hodge. The Titans got exactly which players they wanted at their two biggest need positions. A
    Washington: OG Latui. With only one Day 1 pick, Washington better hope Latui performs. B
     
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  2. broadwayjoe

    broadwayjoe In the Starting Line-Up

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    Nice summary so far of what has transpired in the draft and I would like to add as in anything thats new the bugs have to be worked out and I think we learned a lot from this experience and next year when we do thie draft we will set some ground rules for the participants because I know I enjoyed doing this but the long delays did take some of the excitement out of this years interactive mock and I know we have many knowledgeable and dedicated people here that it will be much better next time around.
     
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    flutie2phelan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Reminds me a lot of Ivy League grade inflation.
     
  4. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    #75 Jersey

    Was it Lake Wobegon, where everybody's kids were above average?

    Next year, we need to pick a weekend, and get firm commitments that everybody will check in to make their picks. If you're not around that weekend, tough break.
     
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