vel Posted November 7, 2010 Share Posted November 7, 2010 Off-Season:Re-signBrent GrimesJason SnellingTyson ClaboMichael KoenenFree Agent:Logan Mankins2011 NFL Draft Trade our 1st round pick for an early 2nd and 4th (same type of trade the Vikings did with Lions)2. Demarco Murray, RB, OU, 6’1 215 4.45The slashing back has been hindered by injuries throughout his Sooners career and will need to prove that he can stay healthy entering his senior season. While he does not project as a feature back at the next level, Murray does possess breakaway burst and ability to pick up yards after the catch as a receiver.We are a run first team but obviously we need to give this offense to Ryan. With no top WR available and no 1st round DEs on the board either; Murray is one of the best playmakers available. Very electric running back capable of a home run everytime he touches the ball. Good receiver out of the backfield. Can return kicks. Great change of pace from the brutal running of Turner and Snelling. Taking him in the second doesn’t threaten Turner’s job security.2. Austin Pettis, WR, BSU, 6’2 201 4.5The acrobatic Pettis has flashed tremendous athleticism with his ability to go up and grab the football at its highest point. While he didn’t make an impact in the stat box, Pettis showed grit and toughness playing in the Fiesta Bowl with a fractured lower leg this past season. He projects as a bona fide possession receiver.I don’t think Jenkins will be outright replaced by a first round pick not to mention the unlikelihood of one falling to us. Green, Jones, Floyd are top 20 picks. He was just resigned to a fairly large extension to just put him on the bench. Taking Pettis in the second doesn’t force us to play him early and he can be our 4th WR so Meier doesn’t need to rush back. 3. Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue, 6’3 270 4.85To be honest, I see Kerrigan being a solid second rounder right now but will fall to the third because he won’t have great combine numbers, doesn’t have ideal size, and doesn’t possess an elite burst to make up for his lacking. But the kid is just plain good and won’t make it passed the 3rd. He is a leader, has four years of experience and the infamous nonstop motor. (Sidenote: Kampman was a 5th round selection and Allen went in the 4th. Similar players)4. Mason Foster, OLB, Washington, 6’2 240 4.7Mason Foster was one of a few freshmen to see action for Washington in 2007. He ended up starting four games, mostly at outside linebacker. Foster tallied 25 tackles and five of those were for a loss. The following year Foster was a full-time starter and did a great job, leading the team with 105 tackles including 12.0 tackles-for-loss. Foster continued his success as an upperclassman and ended up tallying 85 tackles and three interceptions. Foster has been a staple in the middle of the defense for three years and is once again leading the way in 2010. Through seven games, Foster has tallied an impressive 82 tackles and continues to put pressure on the opposing quarterback. He has even forced two fumbles already this season. The Huskies' defense has struggled at times containing players like Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, but that is not entirely Foster's fault. Foster has flown under the radar for the most part despite his impressive collegiate career. The NFL will take notice though and it would be surprising if he fell past the third round. With some good workouts, Foster could be one of the top outside linebackers in this class and work his way into the first or second round.4. Luke Stocker, TE, Tenn, 6’6 253 4.75With his combination of size and athleticism, Stocker is able to create mismatches against opposing linebackers. He has the knack to sniff out open seams and will rumble for extra yardage after the catch. Stocker has seen three coaching changes over the past three seasons. He missed spring practice due to a shoulder ailment.Don’t have much on him but I think this will doI decided to not go beyond the 4th because the college season is not over yet and football is only halfway through in the NFL. Too much still in flux. Major injuries can still happen to cause changes in team needs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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