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Five Text Messages From NFL Scouts

Written by Justin Van Fulpen

Friday, 13 November 2009 22:19

Here are the five best text messages I have received from NFL scouts this week in regards to the upcoming NFL Draft. I will try to add this weekly, if I get relative information.

1. “WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati has moved to our # 1 overall senior wide receiver.”

Comment: He has played better then Brandon LaFell, of LSU, but I still think that LaFell will be a better wide receiver in the NFL than Gilyard when it is all said and done. I also beleive that LaFell will end up getting drafted higher.

2. “LB Eric Norwood, South Carolina is our # 2 overall OLB.”

Comment: True, I did receive this from a team that plays a 4-3 defense and with that said I agree since both Ricky Sapp of Clemson and Sergio Kindle of Texas, who I have a head of Norwood, are more likely 3-4 OLB not 4-3 OLB.

3. “We expect over 50 underclassmen to declare.”

Comment: It could be a record number of underclassmen that declare since the NFL might change how they pay rookies with the new CBA.

4. “With another injury DE Greg Hardy stock has really slipped.”

Comment: This was a guy who if he left last year would have been one of the first defense ends drafted, now he might slip to the second round.

5. "WR Blair White, MSU might have made the biggest jump up the board this season so far at the WR position.”

Comment: He is a guy that I liked last year, I think he runs good routes and has good hands, the question will be how he runs once he gets to Indy.

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Five Text Messages From NFL Scouts

Written by Justin Van Fulpen

Friday, 13 November 2009 22:19

Here are the five best text messages I have received from NFL scouts this week in regards to the upcoming NFL Draft. I will try to add this weekly, if I get relative information.

1. “WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati has moved to our # 1 overall senior wide receiver.”

Comment: He has played better then Brandon LaFell, of LSU, but I still think that LaFell will be a better wide receiver in the NFL than Gilyard when it is all said and done. I also beleive that LaFell will end up getting drafted higher.

2. “LB Eric Norwood, South Carolina is our # 2 overall OLB.”

Comment: True, I did receive this from a team that plays a 4-3 defense and with that said I agree since both Ricky Sapp of Clemson and Sergio Kindle of Texas, who I have a head of Norwood, are more likely 3-4 OLB not 4-3 OLB.

3. “We expect over 50 underclassmen to declare.”

Comment: It could be a record number of underclassmen that declare since the NFL might change how they pay rookies with the new CBA.

4. “With another injury DE Greg Hardy stock has really slipped.”

Comment: This was a guy who if he left last year would have been one of the first defense ends drafted, now he might slip to the second round.

5. "WR Blair White, MSU might have made the biggest jump up the board this season so far at the WR position.”

Comment: He is a guy that I liked last year, I think he runs good routes and has good hands, the question will be how he runs once he gets to Indy.

Thank jbo! I hope alot if underclassman declare to make a deep draft. I hope we end up with a few extra picks with comp picks and/or possible trade. i'm also looking at Wr more now than I thought I would. Before the season I thought we were set in that position but with HD's injury, Jenks dropsies, Finn's FA, age, inj history and Booker's age...I hope we address this position somewhere in the draft. Again, thanks for the info.

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I just don't like Marty Gilyard. The system he plays in amplifies his strengths and downplays his weaknesses.

He's probably a 4.5 guy.

Gilyard is a good WR, but he will never be more than a possesion receiver at the NFL level. That being said, he does have some things in his favor. He has good hands, runs great routes, and gets good separation. As for Gilyard and the Falcons, Atlanta needs a complimentary WR to Roddy White. Harry Douglas is a speed threat with a torn ACL. Michael Jenkins can't catch a cold. Brian Finneran and Marty Jenkins are older than original sin. Gilyard would be a nice compliment to White, and couldn't be much worse than Jenkins, Finneran, or Booker.

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