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  1. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Mods, feel free to move this to draft forum, but I figured people over here might want to think about this in re: the trade we just made for SF's #1.

    DOES ANYONE know any of these guys, how good they are, if there are any expected to be "special" -

    ILB
    *James Laurinaitis, 6-2, 245, Ohio State
    Vince Hall, 6-0, 236, Virginia Tech
    Jasper Brinkley, 6-2, 250, South Carolina
    J Leman, 6-2, 240, Illinois
    Ben Moffitt, 6-1, 235, South Florida
    Mike Klinkenborg, 6-1, 240, Iowa
    Jolonn Dunbar, 6-0, 225, Boston College
    Wesley Woodyard, 6-1, 215, Kentucky
    *Philip Wheeler, 6-1, 230, Georgia Tech
    Christian Taylor, 6-0, 225, UCLA
    Corey McKeon, Nebraska
    Jonathan Goff, 6-3, 240, Vanderbilt
    Mike Humpal, 6-2, 235, Iowa

    OLB
    Xavier Adibi, 6-2, 225, Virginia Tech
    Ali Highsmith, 6-1, 230, LSU
    Keith Rivers, 6-3, 220, Southern California
    Dan Connor, 6-2, 225, Penn State (S)
    Brian Toal, 6-0, 240, Boston College (XSh)
    Shawn Crable, 6-3, 245, Michigan
    Spencer Larsen, 6-1, 240, Arizona
    Bo Ruud, 6-1, 235, Nebraska
    Malik Jackson, 6-1, 235, Louisville
    Ezra Butler, 6-2, 255, Nevada
    Alvin Bowen, 6-3, 235, Iowa State
    Malik Jackson, 6-1, 235, Louisville
    Nick Watkins, 6-1, 225, Clemson
    Titus Brown 6-3, 240, Mississippi State (DE)
    Brandon Miller, 6-1, 240, Georgia
    Danny Lansanah, 6-1, 250, UConn
    Thomas Keith, 5-11, 240, Central Michigan
     
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    Patriotic Fervor Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    All other things being equal, I expect Laurinaitis to be the top-rated linebacker in next year's draft.

    Nice list you've got there....
     
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    Ya gotta love Laurinaitis, the guy just dominates, and he did it as a sophomore. I like Dan Conner of Penn State as well, many claim he is a lot more talented than Poz.
     
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    As UConn season ticket holder, I'll give you something on Danny Lansanah.

    Lansanah is a smart, veteran leader. He'll be a team captain this fall.

    He's led the team in tackles each of the last two years. He had 4 int's, 99 tackles, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble as a junior.

    He is the active leader in tackles at UConn.

    Has played both outside (weak side) and inside. This spring he is listed as #1 on the depth chart at ILB. This will be his third year as a starter.

    I expect a ton out of him this year, honestly, as the defense has developed some depth and looks to have more speed and playmakers than it ever has in the program's limited history.

    He has been the team's best LB in coverage and can get to the qb. He doesn't look overmatched by the better teams in the league (WVU, Louisville, Rutgers).

    He is 100% all the time.

    Likely a late round pick next year.
     
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    What about the Hawaiin one on USC?
     
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    Why Rey Maualuga was forgotten i have no idea.

    Although he is a Junior i would probably rate him and Laurinaitis as the top LB prospects.
     
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    Xavier Adibi is undersized but very fast and a good pass rusher and is a play maker for VA Tech. If he could put on a few pounds he will be a prospect or maybe another move to safety.

    Brian Toal, BC, tough MLB, used as short yardage goal line back. I've only seen him a couple times and has injury history. Living in VA I don't have a lot on him.
     
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    FYI, I just copied these guys from the "prospects" list at Great Blue North Draft Report. Thanks for supplementing.
     
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    Klinkenborg - Now theres a football player name!
     
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    Being a student down at GaTech, I gotta say the Wheeler kid has got a motor and pass rush skill like no one business. Easily the best defensive player on a team that constantly has one of the best defenses in college. The kid can fly and layout a hit, geez he's athletic. He almost considered coming out this year, and I'm glad he didn't because first thing, we need him, and second he wouldn't have gotten the appreciation he deserves. After another amazing year, he will really give his draft stock a kick in the ass.
     
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    You never know what might happen between this year and next. We are desperate at this oint for ILBs. But, what if one of the rooks shows up? Lua? What if Eric Alexander makes a huge leap? Are any of those guys going to be as good as a year 3 Pierre Woods?
     
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    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I'm praying Woods and/or Mays steps up and shows something this season, a big leap. Miracles can happen, right? (It's be a miracle for Mays, but Woods is worth a little hope, IMO.)
     
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    Toal's just not a consistent defensive producer. He's big, fast, and was one of BC's most heralded recruits in years, but he's been overshadowed by Jolonn Dunbar on defense. Dunbar's problem is that he's a bit undersized, but he's a stud.
     
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    Dan Connor is a moron. I had a math class with him (ELEMENTARY MATH FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS), and I believe he got a low C/high D. I also remember one of the coaches coming in to talk to the teacher at one point during the semester.

    Guy's a meathead.

    On the other hand, his brother used to long snap for BC and teaches at my old high school, so that's kinda cool.
     
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    Dan Connor is VERY good though, although probably a little too small for the Pat sytem.
     
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    And he's a moron, so there are two strikes against him.
     

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