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Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.

Williams is a 1st rounder, Tate could be a 1st rounder, Dunlap is a 1st rounder, Spikes should be a 1st rounder.

Clements will stay at CB, the idea of moving him to FS is a webzone idea only.

Regarding the O Line...we need a RT and LOG. If we can sign two great FA's to fill those needs fantastic. But realistically getting just 1 will be what hopefully happens.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.

Williams is a 1st rounder, Tate could be a 1st rounder, Dunlap is a 1st rounder, Spikes should be a 1st rounder.

Clements will stay at CB, the idea of moving him to FS is a webzone idea only.

Regarding the O Line...we need a RT and LOG. If we can sign two great FA's to fill those needs fantastic. But realistically getting just 1 will be what hopefully happens.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.

Clements - They say a corner with all the tools other than elite speed makes a great safety (Lott, Woodson). And I believe Len Pasquarelli from ESPN reported it was going to happen.

Yes -- one FA is good, but two is great.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.

Williams is a 1st rounder, Tate could be a 1st rounder, Dunlap is a 1st rounder, Spikes should be a 1st rounder.

Clements will stay at CB, the idea of moving him to FS is a webzone idea only.

Regarding the O Line...we need a RT and LOG. If we can sign two great FA's to fill those needs fantastic. But realistically getting just 1 will be what hopefully happens.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.

Clements - They say a corner with all the tools other than elite speed makes a great safety (Lott, Woodson). And I believe Len Pasquarelli from ESPN reported it was going to happen.

Yes -- one FA is good, but two is great.

Rule 1 on Walter Football....don't trust everything you read.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
He will go in the first round

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER
Could slip to the 2nd round but is a 1st round talent

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).
2009 AP ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM
Johnson fell because people questioned his heart and motor, Dunlap does not have that problem. Dunlap made a very stupid mistake so its more of a character concern at this point. Once the combine comes around and he posts great numbers he will be into the 1st no questions asked.

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES)
In a year when the ILB class is VERY weak Spikes is the #2 ILB behind McClain. Spikes should post good numbers in the combine as well and comes from good bloodlines. Spikes could fall but I expect him to be a mid to late 1st round pick pretty easily.

Clements has said he is a CB and that's where he wants to play. I think we would trade/release him before we switch him to FS.

In the future go HERE for prospect ratings and projected draft placement.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.

Williams is a 1st rounder, Tate could be a 1st rounder, Dunlap is a 1st rounder, Spikes should be a 1st rounder.

Clements will stay at CB, the idea of moving him to FS is a webzone idea only.

Regarding the O Line...we need a RT and LOG. If we can sign two great FA's to fill those needs fantastic. But realistically getting just 1 will be what hopefully happens.

I remember hearing the MNF crew talking about Nate possibly moving to Safety next year.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.

Williams is a 1st rounder, Tate could be a 1st rounder, Dunlap is a 1st rounder, Spikes should be a 1st rounder.

Clements will stay at CB, the idea of moving him to FS is a webzone idea only.

Regarding the O Line...we need a RT and LOG. If we can sign two great FA's to fill those needs fantastic. But realistically getting just 1 will be what hopefully happens.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.

Clements - They say a corner with all the tools other than elite speed makes a great safety (Lott, Woodson). And I believe Len Pasquarelli from ESPN reported it was going to happen.

Yes -- one FA is good, but two is great.

Rule 1 on Walter Football....don't trust everything you read.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
He will go in the first round

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER
Could slip to the 2nd round but is a 1st round talent

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).
2009 AP ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM
Johnson fell because people questioned his heart and motor, Dunlap does not have that problem. Dunlap made a very stupid mistake so its more of a character concern at this point. Once the combine comes around and he posts great numbers he will be into the 1st no questions asked.

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES)
In a year when the ILB class is VERY weak Spikes is the #2 ILB behind McClain. Spikes should post good numbers in the combine as well and comes from good bloodlines. Spikes could fall but I expect him to be a mid to late 1st round pick pretty easily.

Clements has said he is a CB and that's where he wants to play. I think we would trade/release him before we switch him to FS.

In the future go HERE for prospect ratings and projected draft placement.

Tate is climbing a lot of boards and is quickly becoming the 2nd WR on draft boards. He will run a good 40 time, has posted very good numbers and showed great progression in all 3 years he played and he showed great versatility (WR/KR/PR/Wildcat and even lining up as a RB on a few occasions) at ND which will have a lot of teams paying close attention. He showed strong hands and the ability to make people miss and was dangerous in space. Right now I'd say if he slips it's be to the bottom of round 1 top of round 2 but I doubt he'd slip to our 2nd rounder.
If Brooks works out, all we "need" still is a RT. If we can fix that issue then yes...it is BPA the rest of the way.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.

Williams is a 1st rounder, Tate could be a 1st rounder, Dunlap is a 1st rounder, Spikes should be a 1st rounder.

Clements will stay at CB, the idea of moving him to FS is a webzone idea only.

Regarding the O Line...we need a RT and LOG. If we can sign two great FA's to fill those needs fantastic. But realistically getting just 1 will be what hopefully happens.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.

Clements - They say a corner with all the tools other than elite speed makes a great safety (Lott, Woodson). And I believe Len Pasquarelli from ESPN reported it was going to happen.

Yes -- one FA is good, but two is great.

Rule 1 on Walter Football....don't trust everything you read.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
He will go in the first round

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER
Could slip to the 2nd round but is a 1st round talent

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).
2009 AP ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM
Johnson fell because people questioned his heart and motor, Dunlap does not have that problem. Dunlap made a very stupid mistake so its more of a character concern at this point. Once the combine comes around and he posts great numbers he will be into the 1st no questions asked.

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES)
In a year when the ILB class is VERY weak Spikes is the #2 ILB behind McClain. Spikes should post good numbers in the combine as well and comes from good bloodlines. Spikes could fall but I expect him to be a mid to late 1st round pick pretty easily.

Clements has said he is a CB and that's where he wants to play. I think we would trade/release him before we switch him to FS.

In the future go HERE for prospect ratings and projected draft placement.

Sorry.. but any site that has Taylor Mays as the 3rd best prospect in the draft has little credibility as far as I'm concerned.
Originally posted by bigwads:
If Brooks works out, all we "need" still is a RT. If we can fix that issue then yes...it is BPA the rest of the way.

As of right now pass rushing OLB is still a position of need. Probaly won't know if Brooks works out til the end of next year. and even if he does it's better to have more than one OLB than can pass rush consistently.

Can somebody please explain this Nate at FS theory? Should we move Gore to FB? Also
  • dman
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Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by bigwads:
If Brooks works out, all we "need" still is a RT. If we can fix that issue then yes...it is BPA the rest of the way.

As of right now pass rushing OLB is still a position of need. Probaly won't know if Brooks works out til the end of next year. and even if he does it's better to have more than one OLB than can pass rush consistently.

Can somebody please explain this Nate at FS theory? Should we move Gore to FB? Also

I dont like it either ... it has worked for others in the past but they were better players than Nate ... hes a corner and hes still solid .. no need to change things.

We should still draft a corner for depth but Nate, Spencer, Brown is not bad to start with.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.

Williams is a 1st rounder, Tate could be a 1st rounder, Dunlap is a 1st rounder, Spikes should be a 1st rounder.

Clements will stay at CB, the idea of moving him to FS is a webzone idea only.

Regarding the O Line...we need a RT and LOG. If we can sign two great FA's to fill those needs fantastic. But realistically getting just 1 will be what hopefully happens.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.

Clements - They say a corner with all the tools other than elite speed makes a great safety (Lott, Woodson). And I believe Len Pasquarelli from ESPN reported it was going to happen.

Yes -- one FA is good, but two is great.

Rule 1 on Walter Football....don't trust everything you read.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
He will go in the first round

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER
Could slip to the 2nd round but is a 1st round talent

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).
2009 AP ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM
Johnson fell because people questioned his heart and motor, Dunlap does not have that problem. Dunlap made a very stupid mistake so its more of a character concern at this point. Once the combine comes around and he posts great numbers he will be into the 1st no questions asked.

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES)
In a year when the ILB class is VERY weak Spikes is the #2 ILB behind McClain. Spikes should post good numbers in the combine as well and comes from good bloodlines. Spikes could fall but I expect him to be a mid to late 1st round pick pretty easily.

Clements has said he is a CB and that's where he wants to play. I think we would trade/release him before we switch him to FS.

In the future go HERE for prospect ratings and projected draft placement.

Sorry.. but any site that has Taylor Mays as the 3rd best prospect in the draft has little credibility as far as I'm concerned.

3rd best prospect for Seniors, and draft scout is one of the best sites available.

[ Edited by jreff22 on Dec 16, 2009 at 10:46:04 ]
Most teams will say they will draft the BPA, and not draft for need. I think that's a bunch of BS though. Take Atlanta for example, does anyone really think that if the BPA was a QB that they would draft him, after drafting a franchise QB (Matt Ryan) last year. Of course not, neither would the Lions or Packers, or any other team for that matter that is set at the QB position for years to come.

Teams that claim to be drafting the BPA should really say, we'll draft the BPA as long as it's not a position that we are set at, in other words, they are drafting to fill a particular need, but don't want to say as much.
  • fryet
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Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
Most teams will say they will draft the BPA, and not draft for need. I think that's a bunch of BS though. Take Atlanta for example, does anyone really think that if the BPA was a QB that they would draft him, after drafting a franchise QB (Matt Ryan) last year. Of course not, neither would the Lions or Packers, or any other team for that matter that is set at the QB position for years to come.

Teams that claim to be drafting the BPA should really say, we'll draft the BPA as long as it's not a position that we are set at, in other words, they are drafting to fill a particular need, but don't want to say as much.

Most that say they are drafting BPA do admit that QB is an exception if they already have a good QB. Of course, teams always say they draft BPA, but when you look at who they actually draft, it is amazing how it always seems to fill a need. (:
Originally posted by dman:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by bigwads:
If Brooks works out, all we "need" still is a RT. If we can fix that issue then yes...it is BPA the rest of the way.

As of right now pass rushing OLB is still a position of need. Probaly won't know if Brooks works out til the end of next year. and even if he does it's better to have more than one OLB than can pass rush consistently.

Can somebody please explain this Nate at FS theory? Should we move Gore to FB? Also

I dont like it either ... it has worked for others in the past but they were better players than Nate ... hes a corner and hes still solid .. no need to change things.

We should still draft a corner for depth but Nate, Spencer, Brown is not bad to start with.

It's like folks are tying to minimize the problem and patch it up instead of fixing it. If they need a FS then go draft or sign a real FS. Moving a solid CB to Fs is a last ditch effort when all other attempts have failed.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Does a 'BPA Draft' Indicate a Bright Future?

It seems to me that a BPA Draft is a good indicator that a team is on the ascencion. Without any glaring holes, a team is free to take the best player on the board and improve the overall team's performance.

I think we're going to have a BPA draft. Our O-line has been playing a lot better, and if we sign a RT in FA, we will be totally free to go BPA with our first three picks. If we sign a FA corner and move Nate to Safety, we are REALLY REALLY set for a great BPA draft.

Imagine taking Rolando McClain with Carolina's pick and then stealing Dez Bryant or CJ Spiller with our other first rounder.

With our second rounder, we can choose between OT Trent Williams, WR Golden Tate (If we don't take Dez or CJ), G Mike Iupati, DE/OLB Carlos Dunlap, or even Brandon Spikes if he falls (and we didn't take McClain).

This will be a great draft, but it will be a historic draft if we plug our 1-2 moderate holes in FA first.

Williams is a 1st rounder, Tate could be a 1st rounder, Dunlap is a 1st rounder, Spikes should be a 1st rounder.

Clements will stay at CB, the idea of moving him to FS is a webzone idea only.

Regarding the O Line...we need a RT and LOG. If we can sign two great FA's to fill those needs fantastic. But realistically getting just 1 will be what hopefully happens.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.

Clements - They say a corner with all the tools other than elite speed makes a great safety (Lott, Woodson). And I believe Len Pasquarelli from ESPN reported it was going to happen.

Yes -- one FA is good, but two is great.

Rule 1 on Walter Football....don't trust everything you read.

Williams -- I've been seeing a lot more mocks with him in the second round, such as Walter Football.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
He will go in the first round

Tate -- Will probably end up a second rounder
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER
Could slip to the 2nd round but is a 1st round talent

Dunlap -- dropping like a stone. 2nd rounder, maybe even 3rd (like Michael Johnson did last year).
2009 AP ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM
Johnson fell because people questioned his heart and motor, Dunlap does not have that problem. Dunlap made a very stupid mistake so its more of a character concern at this point. Once the combine comes around and he posts great numbers he will be into the 1st no questions asked.

Spikes -- Walter Football has him in the 2nd like Rey Maualuga.
2009 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
2009 ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (COACHES)
In a year when the ILB class is VERY weak Spikes is the #2 ILB behind McClain. Spikes should post good numbers in the combine as well and comes from good bloodlines. Spikes could fall but I expect him to be a mid to late 1st round pick pretty easily.

Clements has said he is a CB and that's where he wants to play. I think we would trade/release him before we switch him to FS.

In the future go HERE for prospect ratings and projected draft placement.

Sorry.. but any site that has Taylor Mays as the 3rd best prospect in the draft has little credibility as far as I'm concerned.

3rd best prospect for Seniors, and draft scout is one of the best sites available.

Thats your opinion and thats great. I just dont think its good at all.

OK.. Seniors then. Taylor Mays 3rd and ahead of Spiller? Uh.. NO. He also has McCoy 11th and Tebow 13th ahead of players like Iupati, Gilyard, and Hughes. Are they going by college fame or real NFL potential? Just ridiculous ratings.

Finally... they have the Niners selecting Ricky Sapp in rd 1. Really???????