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    Alright our draft is over, so let’s give the grade for the players we got. So let’s disregard the Brown pick for next year (even though it is ridiculously badass). And grade the draft for players we got.


    1. Anthony Spencer - Dream pick. Strong, mean motherfuker who will make teams anguish of the thought of him and ware attacking. A+

    2. James Marten - Not flashy pick, but a necessary one. Provides much needed depth. B

    3. Isaiah Stanback - ....Was alittle shocked with this one. But after some research an intriguing developmental guy. C

    4. Doug Free - Loved this pick. Been hoping for this guy for awhile. Athletic, experienced, I believe he can be a LT. A

    5. Nick Folk - Will be much better on kickoffs then Grammatica. Very good leg. Will compete for the job. But a kicker was not on my personal grade list.C

    6. Deon Anderson - Stocky, strong body. But not the biggest fan of this one, but hopefully he'll prove me wrong. C-

    7. Courtney Brown - Next to the Spencer pick, this is my favorite so far. One the only small school guy I actually looked into before the draft, and I frickin loved that we got him. Potential is tremendous. Couldn't be happier. A+

    8. Alan Ball - Not much to know about this guy. 6-1 175lb 4.45. He's alittle skinny. Was not overly productive. D

    Grade - B
    Last edited by Paul; 04-29-2007, 05:33 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Paul View Post
    1. Anthony Spencer - Dream pick. Strong, mean motherfuker who will make teams anguish of the thought of him and ware attacking. A+
    Nice pick. Both Levi Brown and Joe Thomas said Spencer was the toughest to block. Encouraging. Glad we both had nice drafts and we were able to deal with each other...

    Let's get some activity going in the Cleveland sub-forum!

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    • #3
      1. Anthony Spencer - Good player, gave the top OT's the hardest time, should compete to start opposite D-Ware. A

      2. James Marten - Shot up draft boards after workouts. another highly drafted BC OL. Good pick. C+

      3. Isaiah Stanback - Was real Happy with this one. thought maybe 5th round, but at least we got him. Should make a good reciever. 6-2 3/8 216, 4.5 forty, good hands. Athlete . B

      4. Doug Free - Decent pick, small school guy...decent pick. C

      5. Nick Folk - should compete for starting job eventually. C+

      6. Deon Anderson - Hope he proves worthy. D+

      7. Courtney Brown - Great value especially in the 7th...compared to chris mcallister. A+

      8. Alan Ball - Not much to know about this guy. 6-1 175lb 4.45. D

      Overall- B-

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      • #4
        oooppps see below
        Last edited by pocketaces; 04-29-2007, 07:34 PM.




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        • #5
          1. Anthony Spencer - Great Pick. Addressed a big need. Got the guy our front office really wanted. Will have an immediate impact. Value was right on as New England wanted him. Once we jumped in front of them to grab him, they traded out of their second pick in the first round. Serious DROY Candidate. Bright Future in Dallas. A+

          2. James Marten - Solid Pick. Addressed a need. Shores up our OL depth with a quality player. Arguably the best RT prospect in the draft. Nice way to back up Columbo. B

          To get an A: Tank Tyler at 53 or Trade up for a WR.

          3. Isaiah Stanback - Gritt Pick. Took some balls to take Stanback here, but we can't be totally surprised as we were shown the signs. RanchReport.com called this one. Fact that we wanted him and got him raises the grade. Jason Garrett must have some ideas for "Slash". B-

          To get an A: Josh Beekman, Antonio Pittman, Tanard Jackson, Fred Bennett, Paul Soliai, Manny Ramirez

          4. Doug Free - Great Pick! Happiest moment of the draft for me as I felt like Jerry finally got my memo! Wanted Free in Round 3, so getting him here made me excited. Terrorized by the thought of not having anyone other than Ugly Man McQuistan behind Flozell, put those worries to rest. A+

          5. Nick Folk - Solid Pick. Glad that our Front Office does not get strayed by mock draft artists opinions of players. Crosby would've been a mistake. Folk is less heralded, but more consistent and steady. Has kicked a 61 yarder before. Very happy to know we have our kicker for the future. Addressed a need. Good value. Will have instant impact as Gramatica will get cut. This is what Day 2 picks are for. A

          6. Deon Anderson - Solid Pick. No guarantees here, but he's a great option to give a shot at. We haven't had a legit FB since Moose. Lousaka Polite and Hoyte are trying but they are not skilled FBs. Anderson has a chance to be the answer. Jarrett was around when Moose was here. We got a guy we wanted. Fair value. Fits a need. Has a chance to start soon. B

          7. Courtney Brown - Great Pick. Tremendous potential and upside. Fills a need. Good value. Fact that we're not looking for a starter and he'll have the chance to groom is a plus. I have a feeling we have a player here. A

          8. Alan Ball - Bad Pick. But what the hell. It's a 7th rounder. Fits the mold of a Wade Phillips CB. Tall, lanky, good size. He'll be taught to jam receivers off the line and disrupt routes to buy time for pass rushers to attack. C

          To get an A: Walter Thomas, Quintin Echols, Keith Jackson

          Final Grade - A-

          To get an A+: Move up in Rnd 2 for Dwayne Jarrett
          Last edited by D-Unit; 04-29-2007, 07:49 PM.

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          • #6
            Browns 1st rounder next year - Awesome Trade, Should be a Top 10 pick!

            1. Anthony Spencer - Great Pick, knew it would happen. Had it in my mock...(This is the 5-6 year in a row I nailed there first round pick :) )

            3. Doug Free - Great Pick, Could be a Future LT. Didn't think he would last as long as he did...Great Value!!!!

            4. James Marten - Good Pick, Add soild Depth

            4. Courtney Brown - Great Pick, Should be a nickle Corner

            6. Isaiah Stanback - Good Pick, Was super Pissed, But then I list to the interview and found out he runs a 4.3 Fothy. He was hurt when he ran a 4.5. Should be a Great PR for us. No more of newman getting Jack!

            6. Deon Anderson - Soild Pick...I love Blocking FB's....But now we have 3 FB's.........

            7. Nick Folk - OK Pick, I like Automatic...Automatic makes 100% of his FGs 75% of the time!

            7. Alan Ball - Bad pick - Way to small and Not that Fast......


            (I know this isn't the way the draft happen, But this way makes me happier :) )


            Grade.....B........Would be an A, If we drafted a NT! If Fergy Goes down we're F'ed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Other then no NT, I love this draft!

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            • #7
              heres Gil Brandts and/or Pat Kirwans Analysis on all our picks:

              Anthony Spencer- Pat Kirwan's Analysis
              I really like this player. In the new Cowboys 3-4 defense, they really are a four-man rush team and occasionally a five-man rush team. Spencer had 21 sacks in college and 11 forced fumbles, which might be the best in the whole draft. The ripple effect of this selection is Bobby Carpenter probably moving inside. When I interviewed Spencer, I was shocked at how strong he is. Try these numbers on for size -- 525 pounds on the bench press, 610 pounds on the squat, 365 pounds power clean. This guy is NFL-ready now.


              James Marten- Gil Brandt's Analysis
              Marten is a tall player who looked really good at the Combine. He came from a small high school in Indiana. He didn't play a lot young and doesn't have a lot of experience. He won't start this year, but he's a good project.


              Issah Stanback- Gil Brandt's Analysis
              Stanback (6-2, 216) could be a super player. He's got mobility, speed and a great arm. He can do just about anything you want him to do.



              Doug Free- Gil Brandt's Analysis
              Free (6-6 1/4, 324) was my 77th-ranked player. He came to Northern Illinois as a tight end and has been a four-year starter (more than 45 games). There were some questions about his strength, but I saw tape of him in 2005 where he knocked down Michigan DT Alan Branch twice. This is a very athletic guy; he teammates called him "Doug Freak."


              Nick Folk- Gil Brandt's Analysis
              This was my top-ranked kicker. He can punt and place kick. He prefers to only place kick, but hes a guy who can fill two positions with one roster spot if you have to.


              Deon Anderson- Gil Brandt's Analysis
              Anderson is a former defensive end. The Cowboys entered the draft without a real fullback on their roster. Hes a very aggressive lead blocker and he can catch the ball; he should be a good fit.


              Courtney Brown- Gil Brandt's Analysis
              He had a great workout at San Jose State's Pro Day. He had an extraordinary workout, running very fast (4.5) with a great vertical jump and very good three-cone drill. He's a big, tall corner.


              Alan Ball Gil Brandt's Analysis
              He's a big tall corner. He's 6-1, 183 and ran a 4.52. He's a corner with special teams skills.

              Overall I would give our draft a B+




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              • #8
                Getting Cleveland's first rounder next year, which will be a top 10 pick at worst, is a great move by Jerry. A+

                1. Anthony Spencer- Great pick. Him and D-Ware coming off the edge is going to be amazing. I can't even imagine what Wade is going to do with our defense. If it isn't top 3 it will be a dissapointment. A+

                2. James Marten- A solid pick. A good, tough, BC O-lineman. Provides solid depth and could be a starter down the line. C+

                3. Isaiah Stanback- A good pick hear IMO. THis kid is one hell of an athlete. He got drafted by the Orioles last year and hasn't played baseball since high school. He missed qualifying for states at Washington this year by .02 in the 100 meter. His 4.58 40 time on DC.com is when he is injuried, he is a 4.35 now. His 60 meter is 6.68, and 100 is 10.48, so he has plenty of speed. He has great size as well at 6-2 and 216 pounds. He can play QB and WR, and KR. He can be a great gadget play weapon. He can also hold the PAT's, and if something goes wrong he has the athletiscism to make something happen. Also has a cannon arm, 2nd only to JaMarcus Russell in this draft. B

                4. Doug Free- A GREAT value pick. SHould have gone in the 2nd round. Adds great and much needed depth to our offensive line. His only knock is strength, and after an off-season in the NFL with a strength coach, this kid could be a quality LT. He is my front runner to replace Flo in 2008. A

                5. Nick Folk- It is a kicker. He has a cannon leg, and should help us immediatly on kickoffs. If he gets his accuracy down he good be pretty good. We will see what happens. C-

                6. Deon Anderson- A head stratcher, but is is the 6th round. This kid blows people up. If we use a FB, this kid could help our running game right away. C

                7. Courtney Brown An Amazing pick. This kid has all the tools to be a starting CB down the line. He also had great production in college. At 6-1 200 pounds he runs a 4.32. He can sit and learn because our CBs are set, but down the line this kid could turn out to be something special. A+

                8. Alan Ball Don't really know much about this kid. Him being 175 scares me a bit. It is the 7th round, so whatever. I would have liked either Walter Thomas or Ramonce Taylor here. D

                Overall Grade: A-

                Oh and DCboys94, how can you possibly give Doug Free a C? That is an amazing pick. He is definitly in the A range.

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                • #9
                  Reading the Giants thread, their saying we dropped the ball in this draft. HAHAHAHA. What a hoot!




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                  • #10
                    1. Anthony Spencer - I love this pick, I saw him dominate against Notre Dame and have been a fan of his since, should be a great compliment to Ware. A+

                    2. James Marten - Not really a huge fan of this one, he has limited upside and is not very athletic. C+

                    3. Isaiah Stanback - Raw as a WR but has superstar potential, could be a great player down the road. He will be used on end-arounds and WR-options, should provide major entertainment. A

                    4. Doug Free - Loved this pick. a super athletic, experienced, guy who could come in and compete for Columbo's job from day one, tremendous value pick. A+

                    Overall I give the draft an A, primarily for the Spencer, Stanback, Brown picks.

                    5. Nick Folk - Monster leg who should have a major impact, will be a tremendous KO specialist and should be the futur kicker. I would have prefered Mason Crosby though. B

                    6. Deon Anderson - Small, powerful, and nasty, should compete with both Polite and Hoyte from day one. B

                    7. Courtney Brown - This is my favorite pick. This guy has as much potential as any corner in the draft. He has the size of an Anthony Henry, with the athleticism of Newman, could be a star. A+++

                    8. Alan Ball - I thinhk that the management just wanted the day to end, so they picked the first name on the list alphabetically. No way he even makes the Practice Squad. D-

                    Overall I say an A, primarily based off of the Spencer, Stanback, and Brown picks.
                    Last edited by mat33; 04-29-2007, 08:37 PM.

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                    • #11
                      1. Anthony Spencer-I believe we reached a little bit and gave up too much too get him, but I really like him. He's big, fast, nasty and mean. Having Spencer and Ware coming off the ends will scare a lot of teams.
                      A-

                      2. James Marten- This is a solid pick. Marten is extreme versatile.
                      B-

                      3. Isaiah Standback- A pretty big reach, but I like him. He gives us the slash option that we've needed. We can now break out the trick plays.
                      B

                      3. Doug Free- In my opinion, Free is the future LT of our team.
                      A

                      4. Nick Folk- We could've waited to pick a kicker until later.
                      C

                      5. Deon Anderson- not sure why we drafted a FB. Could've signed him as a FA.
                      C-

                      6. Courtney Brown- A very good pick at this point in the draft. CB has good size and speed. He'll be our future nickel back for several years.
                      A

                      7. Alan Ball- Haven't heard much about this guy.
                      D+

                      Overall- B+

                      We had a very solid draft and picked up a round 1 draft pick next year.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pocketaces View Post
                        Reading the Giants thread, their saying we dropped the ball in this draft. HAHAHAHA. What a hoot!
                        Nooooooo, I think Dallas did great. Spencer was a great pickup. Marten was solid value. The only knock I have is I think you guys shouldve gotten that Kicker Crosby.

                        Getting Spencer + a future 1st rounder instantly gives you guys a B+ to me. The rest of the draft couldve been a little better, but still, great draft by Dallas.

                        I think Washington and Philly didn't do so hot. Washington, lol, what idiots. Oh well, I love it.

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                        • #13
                          Hey BBD, get reading to say hello to Darren McFadden next year.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
                            Nooooooo, I think Dallas did great. Spencer was a great pickup. Marten was solid value. The only knock I have is I think you guys shouldve gotten that Kicker Crosby.

                            Getting Spencer + a future 1st rounder instantly gives you guys a B+ to me. The rest of the draft couldve been a little better, but still, great draft by Dallas.

                            I think Washington and Philly didn't do so hot. Washington, lol, what idiots. Oh well, I love it.

                            Crosby wasn't the universially regarded #1 kicker. In fact, on Gosselin's position analysis, he was the #3 K in the draft.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LSUALUM99 View Post
                              Crosby wasn't the universially regarded #1 kicker. In fact, on Gosselin's position analysis, he was the #3 K in the draft.
                              Thats interesting. I haven't done much hw on kickers.

                              Originally posted by Achilles33 View Post
                              Hey BBD, get reading to say hello to Darren McFadden next year.
                              Not worried about him at all. The guy that worries me is Spencer. This allows you guys to move Ware to SOLB, his more natural position.

                              The only thing is, Im not too big on Carp moving inside. I know that is what the scheme will ask of him to do, but Carp is more of a Mike Vrabel OLB. I think they shouldve kept developing him in that role. I think his talents won't be fully utilized in his new role, although it will probably help the overall defense in this new scheme change.

                              But overall, I like the move. I still think the DEs will have a huge impact on the defense moreso than anything else.

                              Does this mean that Bradie James's days as a starter are done? I liked Bradie. I thought he was a good player.

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