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    I meant to put this up last night, but never got around to it. Anyways, here's a random collection of thoughts after Day One of the Draft.

    I can't believe the Lions actually went through and kept Calvin Johnson. Yes, Johnson is the best player in the draft. However, the Lions made a big mistake two years ago by drafting the top player on their draft board when he fell to them (Mike Williams). While Johnson doesn't have Williams' character concerns, it's just another example of how Matt Millen has no idea how to match talent with scheme. Calvin Johnson is not the type of receiver that really fits Mike Martz's scheme. Plus, by not turning around and trading him and recouping the value of their pick, the Lions were forced to ignore a number of pressing needs on the defensive side of the ball.

    It's no surprise why the Washington Redskins have been so freakin' bad minus one playoff season two years ago. They have a team that's cap-strapped, have a number of concerns with their pass rush and run defense, and what do they do? They draft a safety for the second time in four years. What makes it even worse, is that Laron Landry is basically the exact same player Sean Taylor was coming out. They're both over-aggressive, in the box, big hitters. We saw how big of a flop Sean Taylor was playing center field last season (a direct result of his over agressiveness and freelancing style). Laron Landry isn't exactly a center fielder type either. They might have the best safety duo in the league now. Woo hoo. Call me crazy, but I really don't think the best safety tandem in the NFL is going to help out their pass rush.

    The Dolphins drafted a slot receiver/kick returner/punt returner in round one at pick number nine. Just let that sink in.

    I love Dwayne Bowe, but I just don't think it was the right move for Kansas City to get him. When you have a need for big guys (and the Chiefs do in the worst way) you have to do what it takes to get them early. Just look at the Cardinals selecting Levi Brown. There were other receivers to take later in the draft. I think passing on Joe Staley was a major mistake.

    Does Dallas' selection of Anthony Purdue mean a permanent move inside for Bobby Carpenter?

    I really like the Arizona Cardinals draft. Get the big guys, and get them early. Buster Davis is going to be a stud, as well.

    That's it for now. Feel free to add your thoughts and comments for Day One.

  • #2
    In 4 years I will be nervous about CLE.

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    • #3
      The Dolphins drafted a slot receiver/kick returner/punt returner in round one at pick number nine. Just let that sink in.
      And to think, the Jaguars did the same thing in 2004, minus the returning ability.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ravens1991 View Post
        In 4 years I will be nervous about CLE.
        Probably more like two.

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        • #5
          true I just think that they will have a spooky passing game in the future, plus if Bently comes back they have 2 pro bowl lineman and a top 5 draft pick at LT. Plus Wimbley is playing well.

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          • #6
            So who does everybody thinks their teams best pick was?



            Mine I would have to say is Antwan Barnes in the 4th. He has expierence at 4-3 DE and OLB, he is extremly athletic and explosive, I think he will work well in our system replacing Adalius Thomas and possibly carry the pro bowl LB tradition and a late round defensive stud that th Ravens have done in the past.

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            • #7
              I like the Bowe pick. WR is just as big of a need for us as LT, and I like Bowe a hell of a lot more than Staley. We went BPA and took the better player instead of taking Staley just because we needed a tackle.

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              • #8
                My head hurts........
                Originally posted by njx9
                i invite all of you to spam the board with moronic topics that aren't even vaguely entertaining. please.

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                • #9
                  I think the Colts addressed their secondary Hughes, Coe, Condren. 2 guys that could start right away. Pitcock will be servicable and I think he is only an upgrade.
                  Tony Ugoh will be a startin LT or RT in the next year or two.
                  Anthony G will be very good. A hard worker, film guru type that Manning would only embrace.
                  Roy Hall, could be a solid H-Back situational guy.
                  Session is more of a special teamer.

                  But they got more weapons on O and improved immensely secondary wise.
                  my scent?...like making love to a lumberjack
                  <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
                  <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
                  <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
                  Originally posted by Hermstheman83
                  What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.

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                  • #10
                    NFC South Take

                    I think New Orleans' offense heavy draft was peculiar, to say the least. They did nothing to address the front seven. The only defense they did get, was small school corners. They will have an awesome offense, but they will have to win a lot of shootouts. Meanwhile; Tampa Bay added a lot of players to improve their weak spots. On the O-Line, with Sears, but specifically with Tampa 2 specific defensive prospects. Also both Carolina and Atlanta have been lauded for their drafts. I think the NFC South will be very competitive. Much more so than last year. I think the NFC South will overtake the NFC East, as the premier division in the NFC.
                    Last edited by Shiver; 04-29-2007, 06:41 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Martz designs his scheme around the players that he has. And Martz was lobbying for CJ all the way leading up to the draft. He even left sticky notes in Millens office pretending to be CJ. He is giddy about having CJ. He has the skillset of a prototypical "Martz WR" but he is just 5 inches taller and can jump a lot higher. And I too an scared of what Cleveland will look like in the next couple of years...

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                      • #12
                        I actually don't completely hate Miami's first day, not nearly as much as our 2nd day.

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                        • #13
                          My personal thoughts on the Chargers picks?
                          We got the players that we needed, but with horrible value. Davis and Weddle are two guys who fit our team well but were picked either too early, or we gave up to much for them. The rest of the picks were all about building depth, though I'm suprised the OL wasn't addressed at all and we doubled up on drafting WRs, when we already had a lot on our roster.

                          As for the rest of the draft there is just too much to post on each team's picks and drafts. Overall I would say there were plenty of suprises (Quinn falls to 22, Harrell at 16, Branch hits 2nd round, etc.) and the length this year was unbelievable. Imagine the patience those GM's must have....some waiting close to seven-eight hours for their first pick...

                          EDIT: And then I looked back at this thread later and realized it said day one thoughts and not draft day thoughts....so ignore everything that wasn't about the first day.
                          Last edited by JK17; 04-29-2007, 07:27 PM.

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                          • #14
                            21st....Your defense was one of the worst in the NFL because you had no DL and really did nothing to help that at all. Your pass coverage will be great, but next year we're going to run all over you guys and it's going to be a joy to watch. Landry is a very good player, but you should've gone Anderson or Okoye with that pick.


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                            Originally posted by JBCX
                            Despite looking better against an underachieving Eagles team, I still think the Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. I smell a blowout victory by the Lions this week and a division sweep.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sweetness34 View Post
                              21st....Your defense was one of the worst in the NFL because you had no DL and really did nothing to help that at all. Your pass coverage will be great, but next year we're going to run all over you guys and it's going to be a joy to watch. Landry is a very good player, but you should've gone Anderson or Okoye with that pick.
                              We didnt have a DL cause people were hurt all year and we did do something to help it, we got healthy. The redskins are gonna run over the bears D just like we have the past couple of times we have played you guys.
                              RIP Sean Michael Taylor

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