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As a Giants fan, I am happy with their picks. Some Defensive back help and another big WR. Can't go wrong there. Amani Toomer will have to retire one day.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    As a Giants fan, I am happy with their picks. Some Defensive back help and another big WR. Can't go wrong there. Amani Toomer will have to retire one day.


Manningham has issues though, lied about flunking a drug test (marijuana, but still), maturity might be a question. In the end though, he's a 3rd-round pick so it's not a huge risk.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.14
    Originally posted by kwik
    Manningham has issues though, lied about flunking a drug test (marijuana, but still), maturity might be a question.


Not to mention he won the booby prize for the Wonderlic test, scoring a whopping 6 to take the prize. Seems to be in the same headcase mold that David Terrell was coming out of U-M and we all saw how THAT one turned out. I hope he can have a career more like Toomer's. Especially if it means ruining a few more Pats seasons.
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I look forward to seeing the Cardinals draft picks star for other teams after they struggle here for 3-5 years (see Garrison Hearst, Thomas Jones, Leonard Davis...
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So, do the Packers not have any confidence in Aaron Rodgers or are they just giving him a solid backup in Brohm? Maybe the plan is to groom Brohm and give him a couple of key games to show him off and then trade him a couple of years down the road in a Matt Schaub-esque situation.

And I really don't understand drafting the LSU quarterback as well. That just seems excessive. I'd much rather have seen the Pack add some running back depth.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    So, do the Packers not have any confidence in Aaron Rodgers or are they just giving him a solid backup in Brohm? Maybe the plan is to groom Brohm and give him a couple of key games to show him off and then trade him a couple of years down the road in a Matt Schaub-esque situation.

    And I really don't understand drafting the LSU quarterback as well. That just seems excessive. I'd much rather have seen the Pack add some running back depth.

Essentially, they have no other QBs on the roster, so two of them in the draft makes sense. Thompson and McCarthy are exceedingly confident in Rodgers' ability, so they aren't considering "what if he sucks?".

He's got this year and next on his rookie contract. If he works out, we've got plenty of cap space to sign him to a long-term deal. If not, Brohm takes over (or Flynn, if that's the way it works out).

Jackson and Wynn both showed spurts last year where they could be good number 2 backs (unlike Najeh Davenport - rimshot). They're bringing in a kid from UW Whitewater, Justin Beaver. Very short, but his other measurables compared favorably to bigger known names:

    Originally posted by JSOnline.com

    [Beaver's]numbers were top of the line: 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 2.56 seconds in 20 yards, 1.54 in 10 yards, 3.96 in the 20-yard shuttle, 6.72 in the three-cone drill, a vertical jump of 32 inches and 25 repetitions on the bench press (225 pounds).

    McFadden, the first back taken, posted these numbers at the combine: 4.33 in the 40, 2.53 in 20, 1.50 in 10 and 33 on his vertical jump. At his pro day, he ran the 20-yard shuttle in 4.10 and the three-cone drill in 6.86. He benched 225 only 13 times.



I'm not saying he's McFadden, but that his measurables are really good, even though he's small and a D-III kid.

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The Vikings didn't have a first round draft pick, but I'll take Jared Allen over anybody we could've gotten at #17 any day. Tyrell Johnson seems like the kind of Safety that can take over for Sharper when he retires in a few years.

I'm kind of interested to see how John David Booty develops over the course of training camp. I don't think he's going to be a prototypical NFL starter, but I think he can definately become a quality back-up, and let's face it, it shouldn't take much to win in a system like the Vikings. That's what makes the development of Tavaris Jackson so frustrating. You get a lot of awful easy throws when the defense lines up nine in the box.

Other than that, it was pretty boring. Another kick returner and a prospect center. Yawn.



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Realistically I guess the correct answer is "ask me again in two years", but where's the fun in that?

The Panthers' seem to have been all sorts of generous to basically get Otah from us. Unless Jake Delhomme rediscovers 2004 that first rounder of theirs could look mighty sweet.

Walls gives us better depth at DT, and also gives Patterson a not entirely subtle "you can be replaced, don't screw up again" nudge.

We have a punt returner! But also another skinny ass receiver who will offer nothing in the red zone. Still, any upgrade on Reno Mahe in the return game is appreciated.

The only serious WTF pick seems to be spending a 3rd rounder on a 25 year-old 230lb small school DE. Hmmm.

Based entirely on his interviews after the draft I am VERY much liking the cut of Quintin Demps jib. His "shameless arrogance to achievements in football" ratio is roughly equivalent to Freddy Mitchell, so he may be set for cult hero status.

Oh, and perhaps most importantly, Lito Sheppard is still an Iggle. Hopefully we keep him for another year and see if he can stay healthy, or package him with one of our first rounders and make a run at Chad Johnson in June.
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    Originally posted by Java
    I look forward to seeing the Cardinals draft picks star for other teams after they struggle here for 3-5 years (see Garrison Hearst, Thomas Jones, Leonard Davis...


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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.04
    Originally posted by dMr
    Realistically I guess the correct answer is "ask me again in two years", but where's the fun in that?
Okay...how was your 2006 draft?



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by dMr
      Realistically I guess the correct answer is "ask me again in two years", but where's the fun in that?
    Okay...how was your 2006 draft?


Touche. Seeing as you asked though....

It was somewhere above average

3 productive starters (Bunkley, Gaither, Gocong) a role player (Avant) and two works in progress (Justice, Max Jean Giles) who may or may not make it. In the case of Winston Justice all evidence to date points to 'may not'.

Also drafted were Jeremy Bloom who I'd rather pretend didn't happen, and LaJuan Ramsey who, um, is still on the fringes of the roster I think.

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
    Originally posted by Excalibur05
    The Vikings didn't have a first round draft pick, but I'll take Jared Allen over anybody we could've gotten at #17 any day. Tyrell Johnson seems like the kind of Safety that can take over for Sharper when he retires in a few years.


I remember when they did this kind of thing with Dallas in '89.



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It was a small draft class for the Jags, mostly because they traded up in the first two rounds to grab two pass rushers, their most glaring need. When they moved up 18 SPOTS to grab Derrick Harvey, I thought it was a terrible move; to me, he was a mid first guy. And I thought all along they liked Phillip Merling. But it appears they actually got the best of the Ravens in that deal, if we're to look at the value chart.

Groves in the second was good, as I assume the heart surgery he had wasn't that serious (I know...."non-serious heart surgery" is like an oxymoron, but whatever). I'm indifferent on 5th round pick Thomas Williams, who will probably be a ST player. I did like Trae Williams at CB in the 5th and RB Chauncey Washington in the 7th. He should make the team as the third RB.
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