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I'm thinking with this we would be a pretty good team next year. Keep in mind our rookies will improve and hopefully Jamaal can get a friggin sack!

GM/Coaches

GM: Buddy Nix - Built a good SD team.

HC: Mike Singletary - The man wants to come here!!

OC: Hue Jackson - Looked really good after taking over with the play calling.

DC: Mike Zimmer - Excellent job, I hope we can keep and that he doesn't leave to be a HC.

Release/Retire/Free Agent

OT...Wayne Gandy - Old and coming off an injury

RB...Warrick Dunn - Good man, but just doesn't have it any more. Dunn is Done.

WR/KR...Adam Jennings - Failed at returning punts and kickoffs.

OT...Quinn Ojinnaka - False Start #76

QB...Byron Leftwich - Fragile and long wind-up

QB...Joey Harrington - Solid back-up but still...

WR...Michael Jenkins - BUST! Roddy improved, all Jenkins did was give himself a new nickname "Pick 6"

TE...Dwayne Blakley(FA) - No need to re-sign him.

CB...Omare Lowe(FA) - Coming off an injury, no need to re-sign him.

FS...Chris Crocker(FA) - Has played good but I think its about time Jimmy Williams started

CB/SS...Antoine Harris - I thought he was good but Grimes has showed he can ball.

CB...Lewis Sanders - lmfao

K...Morten Andersen - Will most likely retire and we better get a K in the draft.

WR...Brian Finneran - Back-to-back knee injuries...

Re-Sign

OG...Tyson Clabo - Has showed he can play at RG or RT.

DE...Chauncey Davis - Has played good in limited action and can pass rush.

LB...Michael Boley - PRO BOLEY!!!

LB...Demorrio Williams - Good young player although this year wasn't his best. No need to let him go

CB...DeAngelo Hall - Top 10 corner, don't be stupid and let him go. Remember Kerney?

Sign

QB...Daunte Culpepper(OAK) - Hopefully his knee has fully healed. Solid Back-up.

WR...Bryant Johnson(ARZ) - Good WR but never got action in ARZ. Jenkins replacement

WR/KR...Jerome Mathis(HOU) - Proven KR. Jennings replacement

OT...Max Starks(PIT) - Depth on OL

FS/CB...Jordan Babineaux(SEA) - Good versatile player. Babineaux brothers together.

Trade

Kynan Forney to Oakland for a 5th Round Pick. - Fits their scheme, not ours.

Draft

Round - Name - Pos. - College - Height - Weight - 40 Time

1 - Darren McFadden - RB - Arkansas - 6.2 - 210 - 4.42

With Dunn gone, we need him.

2 - Jeff Otah - OT - Pittsburgh - 6.6 - 340 - 5.36

Will replace Wayne Gandy

2 - Chad Henne - QB - Michigan - 6.2 - 225 - 5.18(HOU)

NFL ready QB. His numbers are low because of injury.

3 - Dre Moore - DT - Maryland - 6.4 - 305 - 5.04

Need depth at DT and will eventually replace Coleman and start.

3 - Jonathon Goff - MLB - Vanderbilt - 6.2 - 238 - 4.72(Comp.)

Brooking is getting old and Goff prefers to tackle players on the other team.

4 - Heath Benedict - OG - Newberry - 6.6 - 328 - 4.99

Huge and good depth.

5 - Jason Jones - DE - Eastern Michigan - 6.5 - 262 - 4.73

Depth at DE and will fill in if Jamaal doesn't improve.

5 - D.J. Parker - FS - Virgina Tech - 6.0 - 195 - 4.50(OAK)

With Crocker leaving he will add depth at FS

6 - Brandon Coutu - K - Georgia - 6.0 - 188 - 5.12

We need a Kicker, we can't keep bringing back Mort. His range decreases by 5 yards a year.:P

6 - Adam Kraus - OG - Michigan - 6.6 - 305 - 5.28

More depth on our terrible and injury prone OL.

7 - Brian Witherspoon - CB/KR - Stillman - 5.10 - 168 - 4.23

Runs a 4.23:w00t: good returner to replace Jennings. Needs to bulk up.

Depth Chart

Bold = Rookie. Italics = New to team

Offense

WR - Roddy White, Bryant Johnson, Jerome Mathis

LT - Jeff Otah, Renardo Foster, Max Starks

LG - Justin Blalock, Max Starks

C - Todd McClure, Doug Datish

RG - Tyson Clabo, Adam Kraus

RT - Todd Weiner, Heath Benedict

TE - Alge Crumpler, Martrez Milner, Courtney Anderson

WR - Laurent Robinson, Joe Horn,

QB - Chris Redman, Daunte Culpepper, Chad Henne

RB - Darren McFadden, Jerious Norwood, Jason Snelling

FB - Ovie Mughelli, Jason Snelling

OL will change around, but I think its good depth. Joe horn will continue to mentor our younger players and be a leader. Redman will start, Chad Henne will sit and learn.

Defense

LDE - Jamaal Anderson, Jason Jones

NT - Trey Lewis, Dre Moore, Montavious Stanley

UT - Rod Coleman, Jonathon Babineaux

RDE - John Abraham, Chauncey Davis

BLB - Michael Boley, Marcus Wilkins

MLB - Keith Brooking, Jonathon Goff

WLB - Demorrio Williams, Stephen Nicholas

LCB - DeAngelo Hall, Jordan Babineaux, David Irons

RCB - Chris Houston, Brent Grimes, Brian Witherspoon

SS - Lawyer Milloy, Darren Stone

FS - Jimmy Williams, Jordan Babineaux, D.J. Parker

Hopefully Jimmy Williams has learned the FS position by now so he can become a starter. Really hope Brent Grimes can stay healthy I liked his play against Arizona.

Special Teams

PK - Brandon Coutu

H - Michael Koenen

P - Michael Koenen

KO - Michael Koenen

KOR - Jerome Mathis, Brian Witherspoon

PR - Brian Witherspoon

LS - Mike Schneck

We finally got a kicker and some good return men.

I think we make the playoffs with this team, especially with the worst to first curse on our side. What are your thoughts? Would you be happy with this team?

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Good post. I like your mock draft. You have Adam Kraus going in the 6th round, and someone else on these boards has him as a 2nd rounder, so I don't know what to think. I've never seen him play.

I think Demorrio William's days with the Falcons are over. I think the coaching staff likes what they see in Nicholas.

I'm not a big fan of Max Starks either, I think he will get a good bit of money, and frankly I think we're better off drafting someone.

This is a good write-up though.;)

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grendel (1/3/2008)
scott24falcs (1/3/2008)
Good post. I like your mock draft. You have Adam Kraus going in the 6th round, and someone else on these boards has him as a 2nd rounder, so I don't know what to think. I've never seen him play.

I think Demorrio William's days with the Falcons are over. I think the coaching staff likes what they see in Nicholas.

I'm not a big fan of Max Starks either, I think he will get a good bit of money, and frankly I think we're better off drafting someone.

This is a good write-up though.;)

What coaching staff is that?

Zimmer. LOL I guess that might not matter in a couple of weeks.

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scott24falcs (1/3/2008)
Good post. I like your mock draft. You have Adam Kraus going in the 6th round, and someone else on these boards has him as a 2nd rounder, so I don't know what to think. I've never seen him play.

I think Demorrio William's days with the Falcons are over. I think the coaching staff likes what they see in Nicholas.

I'm not a big fan of Max Starks either, I think he will get a good bit of money, and frankly I think we're better off drafting someone.

This is a good write-up though.;)

nfldraftscout.com has Kraus going 6th-7th round.

I agree that Stephen Nicholas could start, but it would be better to have both of them and Nicholas can get more playing time then he did this year.

I don't think Max Starks will ask for too much money, but he is a young player and has a lot of upside plus hes huge.

And thanks, this is the first time I did this so it's good to hear compliments.

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Norwood32 (1/3/2008)
scott24falcs (1/3/2008)
Good post. I like your mock draft. You have Adam Kraus going in the 6th round, and someone else on these boards has him as a 2nd rounder, so I don't know what to think. I've never seen him play.

I think Demorrio William's days with the Falcons are over. I think the coaching staff likes what they see in Nicholas.

I'm not a big fan of Max Starks either, I think he will get a good bit of money, and frankly I think we're better off drafting someone.

This is a good write-up though.;)

nfldraftscout.com has Kraus going 6th-7th round.

I agree that Stephen Nicholas could start, but it would be better to have both of them and Nicholas can get more playing time then he did this year.

I don't think Max Starks will ask for too much money, but he is a young player and has a lot of upside plus hes huge.

And thanks, this is the first time I did this so it's good to hear compliments.

Yeah, I figured you were right about Kraus, because I haven't heard much about him.

Starks is huge, but I think if we target OL in FA, we should go with OG Floyd Womack from Seattle, and than draft one of the many solid OTs in the draft with either our 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd rounder. I really think either Clabo or Foster could be the future RT with us.

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scott24falcs (1/3/2008)

Yeah, I figured you were right about Kraus, because I haven't heard much about him.

Starks is huge, but I think if we target OL in FA, we should go with OG Floyd Womack from Seattle, and than draft one of the many solid OTs in the draft with either our 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd rounder. I really think either Clabo or Foster could be the future RT with us.

I'd prefer Starks but Womack wouldn't be bad either. I see what you mean thats why I have us taking Jeff Otah in the 2nd round, we need to draft at least 1 OL in the first day. I agree about Clabo and Foster, they are the future of our O-Line. Foster looked really good this season before he went down with the injury. I guess one good thing Petrino did was get us Renardo Foster.

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Good mock...

Instead of Adam Kraus in the 6th, id rather take a flyer on King Dunlap if he lasts... He has everything you want in a LT, bar experience and technique and could well turn into the steal of the draft. He needs to sharpen up on his run blocking, but with good coaching maybe he could start within a couple of years...

I would try and target an OL in FA to take over from Forney... Stacy Andrews is the first that comes to mind, but he may not be available. Im hoping he is though.

I think its more likely for Otah to start at RT, and Weiner at LT for a season... But thats up to our coaches, whoever the ##### they are! lol I also think Clabo should be the backup at RT if he doesnt beat Otah out, i think he played pretty well there... So i dont think its totally necessary to pick up Starks in the OS...

Also in the OS, i would hope we make Corey Williams form GB a top priority if they dont lock him up... We need a starting quality DT with all the injuries we have had this season and Lewis is certainly no lock to be fully fit at the start of next season...

Your 1st 3 picks are pretty good though;)

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defensedefensedefense (1/4/2008)
Good mock...

Instead of Adam Kraus in the 6th, id rather take a flyer on King Dunlap if he lasts... He has everything you want in a LT, bar experience and technique and could well turn into the steal of the draft. He needs to sharpen up on his run blocking, but with good coaching maybe he could start within a couple of years...

I would try and target an OL in FA to take over from Forney... Stacy Andrews is the first that comes to mind, but he may not be available. Im hoping he is though.

I think its more likely for Otah to start at RT, and Weiner at LT for a season... But thats up to our coaches, whoever the ##### they are! lol I also think Clabo should be the backup at RT if he doesnt beat Otah out, i think he played pretty well there... So i dont think its totally necessary to pick up Starks in the OS...

Also in the OS, i would hope we make Corey Williams form GB a top priority if they dont lock him up... We need a starting quality DT with all the injuries we have had this season and Lewis is certainly no lock to be fully fit at the start of next season...

Your 1st 3 picks are pretty good though;)

Thanks. I told you the OL is going to be changed around depending on the coaches and who develops to be better at the position. Corey Williams would also be a great addition perhaps I will include him in an updated version of my mock later on;). Good thing is Petrino's OL coach left so now we can get an NFL quality coach, now if only the strength and conditioning coach could leave too, or hopefully get fired.

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