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    2011 Draft Discussion (Early Edition)

    So the 2010 NFL Draft is over and now we are headed for some serious down time until mini camps and then of course preseason and then regular season starts. But it’s never too early to talk about the next draft.

    This thread will be a random discussion thread. All topics are on topic and relevant. I will begin with listing the more notable top prospects that are regarded as some of the top payers at each position. If enough people request a certain player then I will place that person on the list under his specific position.

    ****If you do list other prospects please list their school and what class they are in, if they are a Sr., Jr. or a RS Soph.

    2011 NFL Draft Top Prospects (no particular order):

    QB:
    Jake Locker - Washington (Sr.)
    Ryan Mallett - Arkansas (RS Jr.)
    Andrew Luck - Stanford (RS Soph.)
    Christian Ponder - Florida St. (Sr.)
    Pat Devlin - Delaware (Sr.)
    Tyrell Pryor - Ohio St. (Jr.)

    RB:
    Mark Ingram - Alabama (Jr.)
    Evan Royster - Penn St. (Sr.)
    DeMarco Murray - Oklahoma (Sr.)
    Noel Devine - West Virginia (Sr.)
    Ryan Williams - Virginia Tech (RS Soph.)
    Jacquizz Rodgers - Oregon St. (Jr.)
    Jamie Harper - Clemson (Jr.)

    TE:
    Kyle Rudolph - Notre Dame (Jr.)
    Luke Stocker - Tennessee (Sr.)
    George Bryan - NC State (Jr.)
    Blake Ayles - USC (Jr.)
    Weslye Saunders - South Carolina (Sr.)

    WR:
    Julio Jones - Alabama (Jr.)
    A.J. Green - Georgia (Jr.)
    Michael Floyd - Notre Dame (Jr.)
    Jonathan Baldwin - Pittsburg (Jr.)
    Terrance Tolliver - LSU (Sr.)
    DeAndre Brown - Southern Miss. (Jr.)
    Ryan Broyles - Oklahoma (Jr.)
    DeVeir Posey - Ohio St. (Jr.)

    OT:
    Gabe Carmi - Wisconsin (Sr.)
    Joseph Barksdale - LSU (Sr.)
    Nate Solder - Colorado (Sr.)
    Anthony Castonzo - Boston College (Sr.)
    Mike Adams - Ohio St. (Jr.)
    Matt Reynolds - BYU (Jr.)
    Nate Potter - Boise St. (Jr.)
    Josh Olgesby - Wisconsin (Jr.)
    Blake DeChristopher - Virginia Tech (Jr.)

    OG:
    John Moffitt - Wisconsin (Sr.)
    Justin Boren - Ohio St. (Sr.)
    Rodney Hudson - Florida St. (Sr.)
    Stephen Good - Oklahoma (Jr.)
    James Wilson - Florida (Jr.)
    Chris Jacobson - Pittsburg (Jr.)
    Orlando Franklin - Miami (Sr.)


    C:
    Mike Pouncey - Florida (Sr.)
    Stefen Wisniewski - Penn St. (Sr.)
    Kristofer O’Dowd - USC (Sr.)
    Mike Brewster - Ohio St. (Jr.)
    Ben Jones - Georgia (Jr.)

    DE:
    Robert Quinn - North Carolina (Jr.)
    Da’Quan Bowers - Clemson (Jr.)
    Marcell Dareus - Alabama (Jr)
    Frank Alexander - Oklahoma (Jr)
    Adrian Clyborn - Iowa (Sr.)
    Greg Romeus - Pittsburg (Sr.)
    Cameron Heyward - Ohio St. (Sr.)

    DT:
    Allen Bailey - Miami (Sr.)
    Marvin Austin - North Carolina (Sr.)
    Jerrell Powe - Ole Miss (Sr.)
    Jared Crick - Nebraska (Jr.)
    Marcus Fortson - Miami (Jr.)
    Jurrell Casey - USC (Jr.)
    Stephen Paea - Oregon (Sr.)

    OLB:
    Travis Lewis - Oklahoma (Jr.)
    Sean Spence - Miami (Jr.)
    Akeem Ayers - UCLA (Jr.)
    Nigel Bradham - Florida St. (Jr.)
    Bruce Carter - North Carolina (Sr.)
    Von Miller - Texas A&M (Sr.)
    Michael Morgan - USC (Sr.)

    MLB:
    Greg Jones - Michigan St. (Sr.)
    Quan Sturtevant - North Carolina (Sr.)
    Donta Hightower - Alabama (Jr.)
    Chris Galippo - USC (Jr.)
    Etienne Sabino - Ohio St. (Jr.)

    CB:
    Ras-I Dowling - Virginia (Sr.)
    Patrick Peterson - LSU (Jr.)
    Prince Amukamara - Nebraska (Sr.)
    Kendric Burney - North Carolina (Sr.)
    Rashad Carmichael - Virginia Tech (Sr.)
    Curtis Brown - Texas (Sr.)
    Brandon Harris - Miami (Jr.)
    Aaron Williams - Texas (Jr.)

    SS/FS:
    Will Hill - Florida (Jr.)
    Rahim Moore - UCLA (Jr.)
    Deunta Williams - North Carolina (Sr.)
    Quinton Carter - Oklahoma (Sr.)
    Drew McAllister - USC (Jr.)
    DeAndre McDaniel - Clemson (Sr.)
    Jermile Hines - Ohio St. (Sr.)
    Mark Barron - Alabama (Jr.)

    ***A couple of things that I find interesting is that the QB class is stacked from the looks of this class. Odds are though that one of the juniors or Luck the RS Soph. will return to school.

    ***Another interesting thing about the 2011 draft is that North Carolina is got some serious talent and it looks like Butch Davis turning NC into a mini "U".

    ***The wide out class is also stacked. Jones, Floyd and Green all have potential to be picked in the top 10. So not only would there be 3 QB's with the potential to be picked in the top 10 so would 3 receivers with at least 2 more picked in the top 20.

    ***This looks to be a offense skill position heavy draft.

    ***The defensive ends in this draft might be the best we've seen in a very long time. 4-3 DE's look to dominant this draft and quite a few of them have prototypical size / speed ratio's which will make some teams go absolutely ga-ga for.

    ***There also may be 3 centers taken in the 1st round with a 4th that might be taken early 2nd should he decide to declare. This might be the best center class that we have ever seen.

    ***The defensive backfield might not be as strong as in past years, but CB Patrick Peterson looks to be the Shawn Springs / Darren Woodson of this draft and could go as high as top 3.

    ***Mark Ingram looks to be the only consensus 1st round graded back. This class might be a weak RB class.

    So any other topics will be welcomed.
    Last edited by Franchize; 04-27-2010, 01:27 PM.
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  • #2
    Terrell Pryor, Dayne Crist, and John Brantley could emerge as first rounders if they have breakout years at quarterback and post 2008 Bradford numbers or 2009 Clausen numbers. A lot of time to tell and a lot of time to speculate the unique players in the 2011 draft class. It should be a lot of fun.

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    • #3
      Kind of off topic, but besides Denver and New England, are there any other changes in the draft order for Round 2?

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      • #4
        I highly doubt Crist or Brantley A) gets first-round consideration this year, and B) comes out after one season starting. Both are extremely talented, but 12-14 games just isn't enough for a realistic evaluation of their abilities. Well, unless they went to USC...

        Julio Jones is an enormous *****. He drops a lot of passes and can't get off press coverage. Green, Floyd, and Baldwin are all much better football players.
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        • #5
          Yeah this class has a lot of potential, I mean we could be looking at a 2004 or 2006 Draft class. There is some serious talent at the exciting positions.

          I mean just look at the receiver group, it's flat out amazing and we all know that junior receivers always declare.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by blue5213 View Post
            I highly doubt Crist or Brantley A) gets first-round consideration this year, and B) comes out after one season starting. Both are extremely talented, but 12-14 games just isn't enough for a realistic evaluation of their abilities. Well, unless they went to USC...

            Julio Jones is an enormous *****. He drops a lot of passes and can't get off press coverage. Green, Floyd, and Baldwin are all much better football players.
            Whoooooaaa!LOL No you di---int!!!!!! Julio is a beast! haha I like him alot, I think he has T.O. syndrome with mental lapses and focus issues. But when he is on no one can cover him or keep him catching passes.

            I do love Green though and I think he might be the best of the group.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captainawesome View Post
              Kind of off topic, but besides Denver and New England, are there any other changes in the draft order for Round 2?
              What do you mean? Like who else has extra picks or no picks?
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              • #8
                I think this group of top prospects will be extremely fun to follow with so many players at the skill positions. Out of personal preference the defensive positions I like evaluating the most are 4-3 DE & OLB, and CB in no particular order, OLB and DE are both very deep this year and Patrick Peterson looks like he could be one of the top corner prospects ever, so I really can't wait til the college season starts.

                For the Saints, my early favourite prospects for them to draft are Travis Lewis, Bruce Carter and Marvin Austin.

                As for USC, doesn't look like we have any elite prospects this year, but I think Galippo could really fly up boards this year.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sean McG View Post
                  I think this group of top prospects will be extremely fun to follow with so many players at the skill positions. Also out of personal preference the defensive positions I like evaluating the most are 4-3 DE & OLB, and CB in no particular order, OLB and DE are both very deep this year and Patrick Peterson looks like he could be one of the top corner prospects ever.

                  For the Saints, my early favourite prospects for them to draft are Travis Lewis, Bruce Carter and Marvin Austin.

                  For USC, doesn't look like we have any elite prospects this year, but I think Galippo could really fly up boards this year.
                  Jurrell Casey could very well be a first rounder.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Franchize View Post
                    What do you mean? Like who else has extra picks or no picks?
                    Yeah exactly.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Captainawesome View Post
                      Yeah exactly.
                      I'm not really sure.


                      As for the skill positions I'm really excited about this group.

                      Hey, does anyone know anything about the top TE's for this class. I only know about Kyle Rudolph and that's it.

                      Also I was pretty foggy about the Guards too.
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                      • #12
                        Couple of my favorites on the defensive side of the ball that I will be following closely will be Allen Bailey, Marcus Fortson, Jerrell Powe (the kid who wasn't eligible to play because his grades and who was a freshman the same year that Suh, Mauluga, Monroe, Sanchez, etc. all came into college) and Da'Quan Bowers.
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                        • #13
                          Austin Baily seems to be the only big time defensive tackle I see out there.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Joey_Potter View Post
                            Austin Baily seems to be the only big time defensive tackle I see out there.
                            What about Marvin Austin? You can't deny his physical talent, and when motivated he can be almost unstoppable.

                            Also Jerrell Powe looks to be the one serious NT prospect, and at 6'2 340lbs. he's an absolute beast. One of the main reasons why I think Powe becomes a top 20 prospect is because he moves exceptionally well for such a big man. Reminds me a lot of Vince Wilfork. He isn't just a big body with no lateral movement like Mt.Cody and teams like Washington and Buffalo are making the transition to the 3-4 while even the Broncos haven't found a long term option at NT and don't be surprised to see the Steelers look for the successor to Hampton in the very near future. Powe can be that guy. He has strength, power at the point of attack, excellent sideline-to-sideline pursuit and even can give a team a solid pass rush from inside and can collapse the pocket with the best of them. He may even have high value in the 4-3 as well. 6'2 340lbs. men with power and athleticism are hard to find.
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                            • #15
                              Down-time? In the NFL, yeah, but the Orioles just got their third win! Wooooooo!

                              Yes I'm a homer, but Ryan Williams will be a beast. I'm putting Ingram and Williams as 1A and 1B, respectively.

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