Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by KB21, Apr 6, 2006.
love the jason allen pick. so even with holmes there you think allen would be the pick??
At this point, yes. I believe that Nick will choose to get a versatile defensive back that has the size he wants and plays the way he wants a defensive back to play. Out of all the defensive backs in this draft, the two that fit the Dolphins the best are Michael Huff and Jason Allen. It is very unlikely that Huff will be on the board when the Dolphins pick, but Jason Allen likely will. Not only did Nick coach against Jason Allen in the SEC, he also recruited Jason out of high school. Nick used two of his in home visits in an attempt to convince the multi purpose back from Muscle Shoals, AL, to sign with LSU. Jason chose Tennessee over LSU and Georgia.
very good info. thanx. :up:
I really think Nick will take a DE/LB like Manny Lawson or Wimbley or a S/CB like Jason Allen, Huff, John Joseph.
Edit: Looking at your mock it looks a lot like the updated one I was gonna post in thenext 15 minutes or so.
I think that DE/LB could come in the third round, and that guy may be Stanley McClover from Auburn.
ok then, say Huff and Allen are off the board. Who does Nick go for at this point? Whitner?
Possibly a wide receiver at that point. I've got them passing on Santonio Holmes, but he might be their second option at that pick. If Chad Jackson is there, I think they will take him. Another guy they like a lot is Antonio Cromartie, so he is an option as well.
do you think chris gocong could be a possibility in the 3rd??
He's a player I feel Nick will look at. I haven't heard of any direct interest yet, but he's got the kind of ability Nick loves.
Great mock, every pick makes sense.
Excellent job KB, very thorough, I really enjoyed reading your commentary.
My only quibble with your Dolphin pick is that I get a feeling or impression that Nick Saban, being a secondary specialist, feels like he can spot hidden gems that he can mold with later picks in the draft for the secondary, and that he may prefer to go wideout,DT or linebacker with the 1st pick.
Is this something you totally disagree with?
thats good to know. the more i read and watch him, the more i like him. guy just seems so relentless going after whoever has the ball.
Great mock KB
I was wondering if anyone else feels like I do and that we will take the receiver in the 1st because there is so little depth. It seems as we could pick up good LBs late like Havner, or NT like Babi from Stanford, or dbs like Daniel Bullocks, Roman Harper. It just seems like there is more depth at these positions but very little depth at receiver other than Jackson, Holmes, and Moss. From a value stand point either Jackson or Holmes would be worth the pick at this point as well. I really wouldn't mind Allen he seems right up Nick's alley. Especially if he is going to be as good as people expected. Allen and Cromarie are very similiar, both have so much value but the big question mark about their injuries. Can't wait for the draft. 23 days and counting.
I think the depth at wide receiver is OK. It's not great, but it's not terrible. The thing is, it is very likely that the top three (Jackson, Holmes, and Moss) are the only three that will be able to make an immediate impact in the NFL. However, there are a lot of raw guys that have a lot of physical ability that will be taken in the middle rounds. You look at players like Martin Nance from Miami of Ohio, Brandon Marshall of Central Florida, Marques Colston of Hofstra, Greg Jennings of Western Michigan, Devin Aromashodu of Auburn, Ben Obamanu of Auburn, Jeff Webb of San Diego State, Travis Wilson of Oklahoma, and Todd Watkins of BYU will all have very good value in the third to fourth round area.
I think the value at defensive back falls off considerably after the first round though. There are some solid guys with potential, but they don't outnumber the solid guys with potential at the wide receiver position, IMO. The top of the draft for the defensive backs is a lot heavier than the receivers though, and that's what makes it the overall better position.
I just read that the NO Saints just traded LT Gandy away.
Therefore, it appears they'll go with D'Brick at #2, and the Jets would take Mario Williams at #4.
great mock draft
who did gandy get traded to
to atlanta for S bryan scott.
Wow, surprising stuff. Davin Joseph before Nick Mangold? wow! With that in mind, i say trade down, and trade down again!