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1) Larry English DE

2) Ron Brace DT

3) Mike Mickens CB

4) Tyrone McKenzie OLB

5) Cameron Morriah TE

5) Otis Wiley S

6) Jose Valdez OT

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1.I like the first pick, Larry English would help out our pass rush

2. I am not big on Brace, i would rather get a late round DT if Lewis is healthy

3. I like the CB pick, i wouldnt mind Harris too

4. I like Mckenzie,but would rather go with Jason Williams if he is still on the board

5. good pick at safety

5. I really like Morrah as a developing TE

6. Dont know much about him, but if Gardner is still there, I would think that the Falcons would get him

Overall good mock, but i am not a big fan of Brace.

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1) Larry English DE

2) Ron Brace DT

3) Mike Mickens CB

4) Tyrone McKenzie OLB

5) Cameron Morriah TE

5) Otis Wiley S

6) Jose Valdez OT

Comments please......

1. English, very popular on these boards, i personally dont see the fit as much as most, but a nice pick

2. Brace is a pure run stuffer, nice to compliment our lighter DTs, but we could pick up another DT alot lower with the same skill set.

3. Mickens will work well in our cover 2, nice pick

4. Mckenzie could work, like the pic.

5. Did not know alot about Morrah as i am a fan of Nels, Ingram and Casey, but we have brought this guy in, so i had to look into him, and he could be a steal, like the pick.

5. Wow, Wiley, great pick. If he pans out, then he is the biggest steal of the whole draft, dont know why he isnt rated higher to be honest.

6. Valdez provides us with some depth.

UDFA: bring Purvis in as another TE, lose Zinger. OG depth, as well as a few receivers and Dlineman to have a look at.

i like the draft, i think its about time i do another!!

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1. English, very popular on these boards, i personally dont see the fit as much as most, but a nice pick

2. Brace is a pure run stuffer, nice to compliment our lighter DTs, but we could pick up another DT alot lower with the same skill set.

3. Mickens will work well in our cover 2, nice pick

4. Mckenzie could work, like the pic.

5. Did not know alot about Morrah as i am a fan of Nels, Ingram and Casey, but we have brought this guy in, so i had to look into him, and he could be a steal, like the pick.

5. Wow, Wiley, great pick. If he pans out, then he is the biggest steal of the whole draft, dont know why he isnt rated higher to be honest.

6. Valdez provides us with some depth.

UDFA: bring Purvis in as another TE, lose Zinger. OG depth, as well as a few receivers and Dlineman to have a look at.

i like the draft, i think its about time i do another!!

Thanks. You pretty much summed up that "why" of each of my picks.

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1. English, very popular on these boards, i personally dont see the fit as much as most, but a nice pick

2. Brace is a pure run stuffer, nice to compliment our lighter DTs, but we could pick up another DT alot lower with the same skill set.

3. Mickens will work well in our cover 2, nice pick

4. Mckenzie could work, like the pic.

5. Did not know alot about Morrah as i am a fan of Nels, Ingram and Casey, but we have brought this guy in, so i had to look into him, and he could be a steal, like the pick.

5. Wow, Wiley, great pick. If he pans out, then he is the biggest steal of the whole draft, dont know why he isnt rated higher to be honest.

6. Valdez provides us with some depth.

UDFA: bring Purvis in as another TE, lose Zinger. OG depth, as well as a few receivers and Dlineman to have a look at.

i like the draft, i think its about time i do another!!

No please spare us, J/K, go ahead and make your mock man :lol:

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1) Larry English DE

2) Ron Brace DT

3) Mike Mickens CB

4) Tyrone McKenzie OLB

5) Cameron Morriah TE

5) Otis Wiley S

6) Jose Valdez OT

Comments please......

I would be ok with yours! But this is my Mock Draft-Check it out and let me know if you like!

1. Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech

Height: 6-7. Weight: 266.

Projected 40 Time: 4.63.

Combine 40 Time: 4.75.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.59.

Benchx225: 28. Vertical: 38.5.

Projected Round (2009): 1.

3/10/09: Michael Johnson ran a 4.59 at his Pro Day. The Lions reportedly had him at 4.49 unofficially. Al Davis, meanwhile, had him at 3.39. Some team will take Johnson in Round 1 despite his work-ethic issues.

2/24/09: As expected, Michael Johnson lit up the 2009 NFL Combine. Jon Gruden went as far to say that he was a "Julius Peppers clone." Johnson has work-ethic issues, but coaches are arrogant; some will think that they can turn him around.

2/22/09: Michael Johnson put on about 10 pounds to his frame. We'll see if his 40 is affected by it.

1/9/09: People to love to bash Michael Johnson for his lack of production, yet the Georgia Tech end compiled 17.5 TFL, nine sacks and seven passes broken up as a senior.

11/16/08: Athleticism has never been Michael Johnson's problem; it was the lack of production on the field. However, that has changed. In 10 games, he has 12 TFL and six sacks. He could go top 10.

2. Jairus Byrd, Oregon

Height: 5-10. Weight: 207.

Projected 40 Time: 4.53.

Combine 40 Time: DNP.

Benchx225: . Vertical: .

Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

2/23/09: Jairus Byrd measured two inches shorter than Oregon listed him.

12/13/08: As a junior, Jairus Byrd registered 74 tackles, four picks and an amazing 14 passes broken up. Made the All-Pac 10 First Team.

8/5/08: Another outstanding Oregon corner, Jairus Byrd, who has started 24-of-26 possible games as a Duck, recorded seven interceptions and 15 pass break-ups in 2007. He's definitely made for the cover-2.

3. Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman

Height: 6-4. Weight: 329.

Projected 40 Time: 5.23.

Combine 40 Time: 5.11.

Benchx225: 27. Vertical: .

Projected Round (2009): 3-4.

2/24/09: Sammie Lee Hill ran very well for his frame. Considering how rare quality nose tackles are, he definitely increased his stock.

2007: Sammie Lee Hill had 14 TFL and 4.5 sacks as a junior.

4. Cornelius Ingram, Florida

Height: 6-4. Weight: 245.

Projected 40 Time: 4.70.

Combine 40 Time: 4.68.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.69.

Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 33.

Projected Round (2009): 3-5.

2/22/09: Can a team look past Cornelius Ingram's injury history? That's the only concern here. He ran a 4.68 and notched a 33-inch vertical at the 2009 NFL Combine.

10/26/08: What a shame - Cornelius Ingram tore his ACL and is out for 2008. Once a mid-round prospect, Ingram may not even be drafted. He'll need to show everyone at the Combine that he's healthy.

5/23/08: Cornelius Ingram's size is an issue. He'll be an H-back at the next level, but he's not on Travis Beckum's level. Ingram had 34 receptions, 508 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

5A. Zack Follett, California

Height: 6-2. Weight: 238.

Projected 40 Time: 4.60.

Combine 40 Time: 4.75.

Pro Day 40 Time: DNP.

Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 37.

Projected Round (2009): 4-5.

1/10/09: Voted to the All-Pac 10 First Team, Zack Follet collected 23 TFL, 10.5 sacks, four passes broken up and five forced fumbles.

12/6/08: His production just keeps increasing. After 11 games, Zack Follett has 74 tackles, 17 TFL and 7.5 sacks. He has also forced three fumbles.

5/16/08: A punishing tackler who has a knack for getting to the quarterback. Zack Follett had 6.5 sacks in 2007 after registering 5.5 the year before. Not bad for a linebacker.

2007: Zack Follett had an impressive opening performance to his junior season, registering a sack, forced fumble and a touchdown against Tennessee.

5B. David Bruton, FS, Notre Dame

Height: 6-2. Weight: 219.

Projected 40 Time: 4.49.

Combine 40 Time: 4.46.

Benchx225: . Vertical: 41.5.

Projected Round (2009): 4-5.

2/25/09: On the official Al Davis Watch Alert. David Bruton was one of only two safeties to break 4.5.

1/14/09: David Bruton, a two-year starter, was invited to the Senior Bowl.

12/14/08: One of the few productive players on Notre Dame this season, David Bruton managed 93 tackles, six passes broken up and three picks.

5/19/08: A team captain going into the 2008 season, David Bruton recorded 85 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions.

6. Lydon Murtha, Nebraska

Height: 6-7. Weight: 306.

Projected 40 Time: 5.31.

Combine 40 Time: 4.89.

Benchx225: 25. Arm: 33 7/8.

Projected Round (2009): 6.

2/22/09: Worth noting that Lydon Murtha ran the only sub-5.0 40 at the 2009 NFL Combine.

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I would be ok with yours! But this is my Mock Draft-Check it out and let me know if you like!

1. Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech

Height: 6-7. Weight: 266.

Projected 40 Time: 4.63.

Combine 40 Time: 4.75.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.59.

Benchx225: 28. Vertical: 38.5.

Projected Round (2009): 1.

3/10/09: Michael Johnson ran a 4.59 at his Pro Day. The Lions reportedly had him at 4.49 unofficially. Al Davis, meanwhile, had him at 3.39. Some team will take Johnson in Round 1 despite his work-ethic issues.

2/24/09: As expected, Michael Johnson lit up the 2009 NFL Combine. Jon Gruden went as far to say that he was a "Julius Peppers clone." Johnson has work-ethic issues, but coaches are arrogant; some will think that they can turn him around.

2/22/09: Michael Johnson put on about 10 pounds to his frame. We'll see if his 40 is affected by it.

1/9/09: People to love to bash Michael Johnson for his lack of production, yet the Georgia Tech end compiled 17.5 TFL, nine sacks and seven passes broken up as a senior.

11/16/08: Athleticism has never been Michael Johnson's problem; it was the lack of production on the field. However, that has changed. In 10 games, he has 12 TFL and six sacks. He could go top 10.

2. Jairus Byrd, Oregon

Height: 5-10. Weight: 207.

Projected 40 Time: 4.53.

Combine 40 Time: DNP.

Benchx225: . Vertical: .

Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

2/23/09: Jairus Byrd measured two inches shorter than Oregon listed him.

12/13/08: As a junior, Jairus Byrd registered 74 tackles, four picks and an amazing 14 passes broken up. Made the All-Pac 10 First Team.

8/5/08: Another outstanding Oregon corner, Jairus Byrd, who has started 24-of-26 possible games as a Duck, recorded seven interceptions and 15 pass break-ups in 2007. He's definitely made for the cover-2.

3. Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman

Height: 6-4. Weight: 329.

Projected 40 Time: 5.23.

Combine 40 Time: 5.11.

Benchx225: 27. Vertical: .

Projected Round (2009): 3-4.

2/24/09: Sammie Lee Hill ran very well for his frame. Considering how rare quality nose tackles are, he definitely increased his stock.

2007: Sammie Lee Hill had 14 TFL and 4.5 sacks as a junior.

4. Cornelius Ingram, Florida

Height: 6-4. Weight: 245.

Projected 40 Time: 4.70.

Combine 40 Time: 4.68.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.69.

Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 33.

Projected Round (2009): 3-5.

2/22/09: Can a team look past Cornelius Ingram's injury history? That's the only concern here. He ran a 4.68 and notched a 33-inch vertical at the 2009 NFL Combine.

10/26/08: What a shame - Cornelius Ingram tore his ACL and is out for 2008. Once a mid-round prospect, Ingram may not even be drafted. He'll need to show everyone at the Combine that he's healthy.

5/23/08: Cornelius Ingram's size is an issue. He'll be an H-back at the next level, but he's not on Travis Beckum's level. Ingram had 34 receptions, 508 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

5A. Zack Follett, California

Height: 6-2. Weight: 238.

Projected 40 Time: 4.60.

Combine 40 Time: 4.75.

Pro Day 40 Time: DNP.

Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 37.

Projected Round (2009): 4-5.

1/10/09: Voted to the All-Pac 10 First Team, Zack Follet collected 23 TFL, 10.5 sacks, four passes broken up and five forced fumbles.

12/6/08: His production just keeps increasing. After 11 games, Zack Follett has 74 tackles, 17 TFL and 7.5 sacks. He has also forced three fumbles.

5/16/08: A punishing tackler who has a knack for getting to the quarterback. Zack Follett had 6.5 sacks in 2007 after registering 5.5 the year before. Not bad for a linebacker.

2007: Zack Follett had an impressive opening performance to his junior season, registering a sack, forced fumble and a touchdown against Tennessee.

5B. David Bruton, FS, Notre Dame

Height: 6-2. Weight: 219.

Projected 40 Time: 4.49.

Combine 40 Time: 4.46.

Benchx225: . Vertical: 41.5.

Projected Round (2009): 4-5.

2/25/09: On the official Al Davis Watch Alert. David Bruton was one of only two safeties to break 4.5.

1/14/09: David Bruton, a two-year starter, was invited to the Senior Bowl.

12/14/08: One of the few productive players on Notre Dame this season, David Bruton managed 93 tackles, six passes broken up and three picks.

5/19/08: A team captain going into the 2008 season, David Bruton recorded 85 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions.

6. Lydon Murtha, Nebraska

Height: 6-7. Weight: 306.

Projected 40 Time: 5.31.

Combine 40 Time: 4.89.

Benchx225: 25. Arm: 33 7/8.

Projected Round (2009): 6.

2/22/09: Worth noting that Lydon Murtha ran the only sub-5.0 40 at the 2009 NFL Combine.

I like it.

I hope Johnson pans out. He's a "boom" or "bust" type for sure.

Is the 2nd too high for Byrd?

Not sure Sammie Lee Hill is worth a third but I like the pick

Haven't followed Ingram

Follet is a run stopper but I think he struggles in coverage. But a great motor!

Bruton I like, but the only knock on him is that he has horrible hands. Need to make those INT's

I like the Murtha pick.

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I like it.

I hope Johnson pans out. He's a "boom" or "bust" type for sure.

Is the 2nd too high for Byrd?

Not sure Sammie Lee Hill is worth a third but I like the pick

Haven't followed Ingram

Follet is a run stopper but I think he struggles in coverage. But a great motor!

Bruton I like, but the only knock on him is that he has horrible hands. Need to make those INT's

I like the Murtha pick.

I agree the 2nd is too high for Byrd

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The reason I put him in the 2nd is because he probably will not be there in the 3rd round for us unless we trade down. Remember we are at the end of the 2nd round. I think Byrd he going to be a ball hawk in our system. His scouting report says he is made for Cover 2.

Trust me, there will be another CB that can come in and do just as good as Bryd in our system, I would prefer a corner with some decent speed, even if we run a cover 2, no need to reach.

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I like it.

I hope Johnson pans out. He's a "boom" or "bust" type for sure.

Is the 2nd too high for Byrd?

Not sure Sammie Lee Hill is worth a third but I like the pick

Haven't followed Ingram

Follet is a run stopper but I think he struggles in coverage. But a great motor!

Bruton I like, but the only knock on him is that he has horrible hands. Need to make those INT's

I like the Murtha pick.

I know, if MJ pans out he is going to be difficult to deal with. If he is on the opposite side of John A. we will get some many QB hurries and sacks. They cant double team both of them. Also we can filp each of them from RE to LE to confuse people. Then in the middle with Babs and Lewis or Babs and SLH, and also SLH and Lewis in the middle. Can you imagine how lethal out D-Line will be with all those people, and thats not even mentioning JA98, which might have a break out year. Well I could flip the picks of Ingram and SLH, but I think he is worth the 3rd pick.

If we dont get SLH with our third we could get---------------------

Chris Baker, Hampton

Height: 6-2. Weight: 326.

Projected 40 Time: 5.03.

Combine 40 Time: 5.02.

Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 35.5.

Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

2/24/09: How does a 326-pound tackle run a 5.02 and notch a 35.5-inch vertical?

1/10/09: Chris Baker has declared for the NFL Draft a year early. Baker, a transfer from Penn State, had 16.5 TFL and 8.5 sacks as a junior at Hampton. I actually like this choice - this defensive tackle class is weak once you get into the middle rounds.

or-------------------

Dorell Scott, Clemson

Height: 6-3. Weight: 314.

Projected 40 Time: 5.04.

Combine 40 Time: 4.92.

Benchx225: 29. Vertical: .

Projected Round (2009): 3.

1/10/09: Dorell Scott finished the season with just one sack, but had six TFL and five quarterback hurries.

5/9/08: A monstrous defensive tackle who can get to the quarterback on occasion. Dorell Scott had 50 tackles and three sacks in 2007.

2007: A starter as a sophomore, Dorell Scott is one of the hardest-working players in this class. He'll put up some good numbers on the bench press come Combine time.

As for Ingram he was projected to be a mid round pick until he was injured for the entire 2008 season. I f we dont get him we could draft-----------------

James Casey, Rice

Height: 6-4. Weight: 243.

Projected 40 Time: 4.66.

Combine 40 Time: 4.78.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.79.

Benchx225: 28. Vertical: 36.

Projected Round (2009): 3-4.

2/22/09: James Casey had the second-best vertical for tight ends at the 2009 NFL Combine with 36 inches. His 40 was slower than expected, however.

2/21/09: James Casey tied Travis Beckum for most bench press reps at the 2009 NFL Combine with 28.

1/5/09: It appears as though Casey, 24, will declare as a true sophomore. He finished the 2008 campaign with 111 receptions, 1,329 yards and 13 touchdowns.

10/26/08: James Casey is having a great sophomore year. He has 67 catches, 803 yards and six touchdowns through just eight games. Because of his age, Casey must declare ASAP despite being just a true sophomore.

7/27/08: Let's see... James Casey had 46 catches for 585 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman despite not registering a single reception until Week 4. He runs a solid 40. So, why is he so low on this list? Well, he turns 25 in September 2009, so there's not much more room for growth.

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Shawn Nelson, Southern Miss

Height: 6-5. Weight: 240.

Projected 40 Time: 4.60.

Combine 40 Time: 4.56.

Benchx225: 19. Vertical: 33.

Projected Round (2009): 3-4.

1/5/09: Shawn Nelson finished his senior campaign with 53 receptions, 557 yards and three touchdowns. Barring an explosive combine, he's a mid-round prospect.

10/26/08: At this rate, Shawn Nelson will finish with the most productive season in his collegiate career this year. Nelson has 46 catches and 507 yards in just seven games.

5/23/08: Shawn Nelson failed to reach 500 yards for the first time in his career, though he missed two games toward the end of the season. In all, Nelson totaled 33 receptions, 451 yards and five touchdowns.

2007: Can he gain 15 pounds and maintain his 40 time? If so, Shawn Nelson could be a first-day prospect and will fly up this board. Led Southern Miss in receiving in 2006. Had at least 500 receiving yards in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.

Yep he is a sack machine!!!!!!!!!! He is a beast, who ever gets him in the 5th is getting very good OLB IMO. As far as coverage skills, I think he can learn that pretty quickly and plus we could have him as our rush LB. Coach Smith said he wants a more AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE and I think we are going to start rushing our LB a lot like the EAGLES do. Another LB I like in the 5th round is-------------------------------------

Jason Williams, Western Illinois

Height: 6-1. Weight: 235.

Projected 40 Time: 4.55.

Projected Round (2009): 5-6.

12/6/08: Just what we need - another Jason Williams to confuse us all. This one had 107 tackles, 16.5 TFL and eight sacks as a junior.

Another safety I like in the 5th round is---------------------------

Troy Nolan, SS/FS, Arizona State

Height: 6-1. Weight: 205.

Projected 40 Time: 4.56.

Combine 40 Time: 4.62.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.58.

Benchx225: 15. Vertical: 31.5.

Projected Round (2009): 4-5.

12/14/08: Troy Nolan registered 64 tackles, six passes broken up, four interceptions and two pick-sixes as a senior. Not bad. Nolan's efforts earned him a spot on the All-Pac 10 Second Team.

5/19/08: Troy Nolan finished the 2007 season with six picks. He also had 64 tackles and seven pass breakups. He's best at strong safety, but can play either safety position.

2007: I'd like to see Troy Nolan either add more mass or drop his 40. He has five picks going into the Oregon game.

and your guy who also struggles holding on to the ball, when he didn't any INTS in the 2006 season-----------------------

Otis Wiley, SS, Michigan State

Height: 6-2. Weight: 216.

Projected 40 Time: 4.53.

Combine 40 Time: DNP.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.64.

Benchx225: 9. Vertical: 35.5.

Projected Round (2009): 5-6.

12/14/08: Otis Wiley rebounded from a mediocre junior campaign with a brilliant senior season. Wiley, a member of the All-Big Ten First Team, compiled 71 tackles, seven passes broken up and four picks, one of which was returned for a score.

2007: Otis Wiley was benched in the Northwestern game.

Wiley registered an interception and made a few key plays against Pittsburgh. He always seemed to be at the right place at the right time.

Led all Spartans with 94 tackles in 2006. Broke up 10 passes but couldn't manage to secure an interception.

Yep I like Murtha and also I like-----------------------------------

Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech

Height: 6-7. Weight: 304.

Projected 40 Time: 5.18.

Combine 40 Time: DNP.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.96.

Benchx225: DNP. Arm: 34 1/2.

Projected Round (2009): 5.

1/6/09: Despite suffering a torn labrum in early November, Andrew Gardner was voted to the All-ACC First Team.

5/24/08: Andrew Gardner is a very solid run-blocker who sparked Tashard Choice the past few years. He has 39 collegiate starts entering 2008.

2007: Andrew Gardner has started every game for the Yellow Jackets the past two years. A bit light for a tackle, but his skills make up for that.

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Garrett Reynolds, North Carolina

Height: 6-8. Weight: 309.

Projected 40 Time: 5.23.

Combine 40 Time: 5.39.

Pro Day 40 Time: 5.32.

Benchx225: 19. Arm: 34 1/2.

Projected Round (2009): 5-6.

1/6/09: Qualified for the All-ACC Second Team. He hasn't missed a start in 26 games.

5/24/08: Garrett Reynolds was a first-year starter in 2007 (he started half the year in 2006). A right tackle.

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Trust me, there will be another CB that can come in and do just as good as Bryd in our system, I would prefer a corner with some decent speed, even if we run a cover 2, no need to reach.

I hear you! But I like Byrd. He has a lot of pass breakups- Like I said he will be a ball hwak. He is projected for the upper end of the 2nd round and lower end of the third. Who else is a good CB that will fit our system. I like Sean Smith but he will be taken in the first and we couldnt get MJ unless we had 2 1st round picks. People compare Sean Smith to Mel Blount. He can also be a CB or Safety-----------------

Sean Smith, S/CB, Utah

Height: 6-4. Weight: 214.

Projected 40 Time: 4.50.

Combine 40 Time: 4.53.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.47.

Benchx225: DNP. Vertical: 32.

Projected Round (2009): 1-2.

2/25/09: When you're compared to NFL Hall of Famer Mel Blount, you know you're having a great combine. Mike Mayock made that comparison. Sean Smith's 40 may have pushed him into Round 1.

2/23/09: Actually measured in taller than expected; 6-4 is pretty impressive.

1/14/09: Sean Smith, probably more of a safety than a corner at the next level, registered 45 tackles, nine passes broken up, two TFL, five interceptions and a pick-six for national champion Utah. He has declared for the 2009 NFL Draft.

12/13/08: Sean Smith has been a beast this season, and no one can blame him if he declares a year early. An All-Mountain West first-teamer, Smith collected 40 tackles, five picks (one touchdown) and eight passes broken up. Could play corner or safety in the NFL.

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I hear you! But I like Byrd. He has a lot of pass breakups- Like I said he will be a ball hwak. He is projected for the upper end of the 2nd round and lower end of the third. Who else is a good CB that will fit our system. I like Sean Smith but he will be taken in the first and we couldnt get MJ unless we had 2 1st round picks. People compare Sean Smith to Mel Blount. He can also be a CB or Safety-----------------

Sean Smith, S/CB, Utah

Height: 6-4. Weight: 214.

Projected 40 Time: 4.50.

Combine 40 Time: 4.53.

Pro Day 40 Time: 4.47.

Benchx225: DNP. Vertical: 32.

Projected Round (2009): 1-2.

2/25/09: When you're compared to NFL Hall of Famer Mel Blount, you know you're having a great combine. Mike Mayock made that comparison. Sean Smith's 40 may have pushed him into Round 1.

2/23/09: Actually measured in taller than expected; 6-4 is pretty impressive.

1/14/09: Sean Smith, probably more of a safety than a corner at the next level, registered 45 tackles, nine passes broken up, two TFL, five interceptions and a pick-six for national champion Utah. He has declared for the 2009 NFL Draft.

12/13/08: Sean Smith has been a beast this season, and no one can blame him if he declares a year early. An All-Mountain West first-teamer, Smith collected 40 tackles, five picks (one touchdown) and eight passes broken up. Could play corner or safety in the NFL.

I like Sean Smith too and he would be a good FS for us, i have seen the Mel Blount comparison too. He might be on our radar in the 1st or 2nd Round.

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I would definitely take MJ because i am more comfortable with your secondary than i am with our D-line as of now.

Yea just think of John Abraham and MJ as our ends with Babs and Lewis, Babs and SLH, or SLH and Lewis in the middle. That would immediately improve our secondary because of more pressure on the QB. Other teams wouldnt know who to double team. We could rotate the ends from one side to the other and sub in and out JA98 and Chuancy Davis and keep everybody fresh. Then have Rushing LBs like Zach Follett. Do you think coach means rushing LB when he said he wants a more aggressive defense? I would love the type of defense like the Eagles and Steelers run!

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Yea just think of John Abraham and MJ as our ends with Babs and Lewis, Babs and SLH, or SLH and Lewis in the middle. That would immediately improve our secondary because of more pressure on the QB. Other teams wouldnt know who to double team. We could rotate the ends from one side to the other and sub in and out JA98 and Chuancy Davis and keep everybody fresh. Then have Rushing LBs like Zach Follett. Do you think coach means rushing LB when he said he wants a more aggressive defense? I would love the type of defense like the Eagles and Steelers run!

I do think that they may use the LB to blitz a little more than they did last year, which would indicate a more aggressive defense. I think that it truly means that we will try to get away from being a bend but dont break defense.

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1) Larry English DE

2) Ron Brace DT

3) Mike Mickens CB

4) Tyrone McKenzie OLB

5) Cameron Morriah TE

5) Otis Wiley S

6) Jose Valdez OT

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I like it overall. I have a mental barrier preventing me from getting too excited about these hybrid DE/LB types like English. Any mock that has us taking Brace is a winner in my book because I don't think there is another player we can take that will make the kind of impact he will for years to come. If we get him, then I have no problem taking a flier on English, or even one of the safeties with our #1. I just 'have' to get Brace to feel like we addressed our top need on the team.

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I like it overall. I have a mental barrier preventing me from getting too excited about these hybrid DE/LB types like English. Any mock that has us taking Brace is a winner in my book because I don't think there is another player we can take that will make the kind of impact he will for years to come. If we get him, then I have no problem taking a flier on English, or even one of the safeties with our #1. I just 'have' to get Brace to feel like we addressed our top need on the team.

What makes you so sure that Brace is going to be a stud, unless he gets quicker, i dont see the same studness that you see. :D

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What makes you so sure that Brace is going to be a stud, unless he gets quicker, i dont see the same studness that you see. :D

I don't think I ever accused Brace of being a stud. My position on him is that, of ALL the people who will be availablle to us come our picks, he easily makes the most sense. We just dropped money locking up Davis and JB along our Dline. We are missing the most important part of that line right now, and it supercedes every other consideration, imo. If our D line becomes a donut, our run D, our inexperienced LBs, and our revamped defensive backfield are going to get eaten alive. Brace is the best at his position in this draft. He's not going to be a superstar, or 'stud', as you put it. He's going to be a guy who'll fill the hole in the middle, take up blockers and make everybody around him better just by being there. I completely understand that not everybody agrees, but can anyone deny the fact that the NT position is a critical need for us atthis point that is above everything else? Why put a low level importance on what is a top level need...

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I don't think I ever accused Brace of being a stud. My position on him is that, of ALL the people who will be availablle to us come our picks, he easily makes the most sense. We just dropped money locking up Davis and JB along our Dline. We are missing the most important part of that line right now, and it supercedes every other consideration, imo. If our D line becomes a donut, our run D, our inexperienced LBs, and our revamped defensive backfield are going to get eaten alive. Brace is the best at his position in this draft. He's not going to be a superstar, or 'stud', as you put it. He's going to be a guy who'll fill the hole in the middle, take up blockers and make everybody around him better just by being there. I completely understand that not everybody agrees, but can anyone deny the fact that the NT position is a critical need for us atthis point that is above everything else? Why put a low level importance on what is a top level need...

Just because we need a DT doesnt mean that we reach for a player where the value isnt there. We use a rotation of players at the DT postion, I would rather have Fili Moala than Brace. The Value isnt there for brace especially at #1. The only reason i can see us drafting brace is if the TEam questions the health of Lewis, but i think they feel he is ready to be in the rotation.

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