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Old 04-21-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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Okay, Draft is this coming weekend...

Who gets picked first ?

How about right after that ?
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Dolphins agree to deal with Long, will select OT No. 1 overall

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The Miami Dolphins have signed Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long to a multiyear contract and will select him with the No. 1 overall pick in Saturday's draft.

The Dolphins were interested in trading the top pick, but no suitors surfaced -- so they decided to sign Long and avoid a possible holdout. Last year's top pick, JaMarcus Russell, missed all of training camp before signing a $61 million contract with the Oakland Raiders.

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Old 04-22-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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St Louis Rams are now on the clock. Now they can start negotiations.
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St Louis Rams are now on the clock. Now they can start negotiations.
Actually they reported on SportsCenter earlier this evening that the league has not given them permission to negotiate with anyone just yet.

This is a pretty unique situation in that when the top pick signs before the draft it usually happens late in the week and the second team does not have ample time to negotiate a contract with the guy they are looking at. Since this is the earliest a top pick has ever signed leading up to the draft the league is in the process of figuring out what to do.

Given how much hype and publicity the NFL gets for the draft and the ratings it brings the league probably wants to drag its feet a bit otherwise half of the first round will be signed to deals by the time Saturday afternoon rolls around.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:10 PM   #5
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Yeah, just heard two reason why the league won't let the Rams negotiate.

League speak: What if there is a SNAFU with the signing of Long?

Translation: If we allow the teams to negotiate it will take away from the "drama" of Draft Day. Therefore less people will watch.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:18 PM   #6
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I'm sad with the prediction of my man Darren McFadden going 4th to the Oakland Raiders. I was really hoping something else would transpire for the guy. The image the media is panting him is a sham. The draft all in all should be a hoot this year though. Looking forward to it.
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:41 PM   #7
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Uhhhhhhh, you guys do know it's on right now right?
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:14 PM   #8
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Uhhh, still going on. Hello.

I don't understand why the Saints traded up to get Sedrick Ellis? Think Jax would have snagged him at 8 if not.
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Baltimore got away with highway robbery on that trade with Jacksonville... Why did the Jags do that?
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Yeah, I slept through the first half, because the Packers didn't even end up picking until like 6pm.

Who the HELL is Jordy Nelson???:lol:

Packers took a WR w/ their first pick after trading down. I'm surprised, but not, because it's TT. If we needed a WR, he would have picked a CB. I'm thinking they're going to move him to DB though.:thumbsup2:
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WTF?

The Bengals need a WR in the 2nd round. All of the following are available:

Limas Sweed WR TEXAS
DeSean Jackson WR CALIFORNIA
Malcolm Kelly WR OKLAHOMA
Mario Manningham WR MICHIGAN
Early Doucet WR LSU
Andre Caldwell WR FLORIDA
Dexter Jackson WR APP ST
Earl Bennett WR VANDERBILT
Keenan Burton WR KENTUCKY
Paul Hubbard WR WISCONSIN

Who do the Bengals pick? Jerome Simpson (WR) Coastal Carolina!

Ugh...
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That Simpson guy looks pretty awesome. I had never heard of him before, but his highlight reel was unreel. Did you see him jump over the defender who was also jumping? The guy's a playmaker, but not sure how consistent he is, it was, after all, a highlight reel.
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I'm not sold on Nelson but Thompson usually knows what he's doing so I'll defer to him on this one. Nelson also has the frame to add some bulk and be a TE or H-Back.

I love the Brohm pick. He's NFL-ready and should push Rodgers a little harder. And considering how brittle Rodgers has been, having someone who can step in and play is a necessity. Brohm could very easily end up being the steal of the draft.
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Day one has been crazy. After about the first few picks it seems like teams were picking names out of a hat.

I have no clue what the Eagles are doing they trade away yet another first round pick for nothing that can help them immediately this year. I just don't understand that when you think your team might have a chance to make some noise next year how you don't try to find help in the draft.

Then they take a DT with their first pick when they have more pressing needs than drafting yet another DT.

DeSean Jackson is an intriguing pick but he is too small to be an every down player and is probably going to end up just enhancing the return game. Guys like Limas Sweed and Malcolm Kelly were still on the board and would have been better picks.

Derrick Harvey at #8 was a huge reach. Jacksonville did not need to trade up nearly that far to get him.

What is Tennessee doing? Chris Johnson? With the pick of the litter at WR they take a RB who would have probably been there in the 2nd round when they picked. The Titans need WRs if they want Vince Young to progress.

For the most part the last 3rd of the first round picks were reaches.

Donnie Avery is the top WR in the draft? Really? What in the wide world of Jon Harris is going on here?
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The Eagles took a big chance by trading out of the first round again this year - but boy, did it ever pay off!

And a new era has begun in Atlanta: By selecting Matt Ryan, the Falcons have officially put the pain of the Michael Vick saga behind them and moved on. Even if Ryan doesn't do much in his rookie year, he figures to have the same profound psychological effect on them that the presence of Reggie Bush had on the Saints two years ago.

But how did Joe Flacco end up a clear second in the QB derby? (Didn't Jeff Komlo also go to Delaware?). My advice to Ravens fans: Set the alarm clock for about 2013.

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