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Old 01-03-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Let's talk about the teams that didn't make the playoffs. Who should they draft? What are their biggest needs? Who will be the most improved next season?
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
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I'll take my team.
THe Houston Texans. They finished 8 and 8 I believe that there biggest need is a secondary help. I would love for them to draft Malcolm Jenkins out of Ohio State.
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Good call dave.

As for the Bengals, they obviously need defensive, specifically, front 7.

If James Lauranitis from Ohio State is still on the board, they will take him.
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As for the Bengals, they obviously need defensive, specifically, front 7.

If James Lauranitis from Ohio State is still on the board, they will take him.
I think this year's NFL Draft is going to be big on the defensive side of the ball, particularly among those on the line and for linebackers. And I could see James Lauranitis still being around for the 9th pick.

The Kansas City Chiefs need offensive line help and the best offensive lineman in the draft is Jake Long from Michigan. There isn't another offensive lineman or another area of concern anymore worthy of a top-five pick for Kansas City than this.
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I've seen a lot of projections that have Long going to the Rams. The Chiefs may have to trade up to get him.
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Yea I would be shocked if the rams don't take long. What would be a good second option for them Toby.
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The next best OT is:

Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
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Yea but no way he could be a top 5 pick so I was wondering what Toby thought they would do if Jake was gone.
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I've seen a lot of projections that have Long going to the Rams. The Chiefs may have to trade up to get him.
What I've heard is the St. Louis Rams are more apt to draft Chris Long, the defensive end from Virginia, not Jake Long, the offensive tackle from Michigan.

Jake may very well be a possibility for St. Louis, but I see the Rams going defensively on their first pick.


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Yea I would be shocked if the rams don't take long. What would be a good second option for them Toby.
On the offensive line, you are looking at Ryan Clady as Fresh mentioned, as well as Sam Baker from USC, Gosder Cherilus from Boston College and probably Jeff Otah from Pittsburgh.

If St. Louis does take Jake Long, Kansas City has to trade the pick for something of quality value because I don't see one of those other offensive lineman I mentioned being worthy of a top five pick.
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I doubt the Rams take Jake Long either. From what I remember hearing when Pace went down they were grooming Barron to be his successor anyway. It just appears to be coming sooner than anticipated.

The only o-lineman who projects to be a top 10 guy is Jake Long. Clady is seen is seen as more of a mid-to-late #1 pick. This draft is supposed to have several first round caliber o-linemen but only Long as seen as an elite guy right now.

As an Eagles fan I'd love to see them possibly go after Kenny Phillips to groom as Dawkins' successor at FS, DeSean Jackson at WR, or someone like a Keith Rivers at LB.

Dawkins is not getting any younger and spent half the season on the sidelines nursing injuries.

Teams can always use elite speed at receiver and Jackson runs a sub 4.4 in the 40.

The Eagles need a playmaker at LB.
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Remember this post?

https://www.sports-central.org/commu...027#post255027

Guess my observations concerning the Eagles aren't so ridiculous after all: Not only did I have their final record predicted exactly - 8-8 - but I was also spot on regarding their pass protection - 49 sacks allowed this year, as opposed to 28 in 2006 - and the Donte' Stallworth factor - the Eagles fell from 13.34 yards per completion in 2006 to 11.44 in 2007. True, I was wrong about the run defense, which actually improved this year, but hey ...

Speed kills in the NFL - and lack of speed killed the Eagles in 2007.
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I'll take the Niners...

They finished 5-10 but gave away their 1st round pick to New Englad in this past year's draft...

I think early in the second round, they will grab - WR - James Hardy from Indiana

The guy is 6'7" and runs a 4.35 40 yard dash... He's a perfect fit in their struggling west coast offensive mindset.
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I think early in the second round, they will grab - WR - James Hardy from Indiana

The guy is 6'7" and runs a 4.35 40 yard dash... He's a perfect fit in their struggling west coast offensive mindset.
Uh, if Hardy runs a legit 4.35 he'll be the top WR taken and won't last past the top 15. From what I have seen on Hardy he only runs in the upper-4.5s which is why he is seen as a second round pick. Guys who that tall who run legit sub 4.4s don't drop past the first round.

You do know the Niners have the Colts #1 pick this year right?
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Browns - anyone on defense but especially the secondary. Getting Ronnie Lott out of retirement should be explored at this point.
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Whenever Eagles fans complain about them not drafting or signing a wide receiver, the front office always holds up height as an excuse.

Well if Hardy does run anywhere near a 4.35, what excuse are they going to use then?

And how did the 49ers get hold of Indianapolis' #1 pick?
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