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Stairwayto7
01-02-2009, 10:49 AM
1. WR Michael Crabtree*, Texas Tech
The nation's premiere threat at receiver. He has the entire package and is destined to become one of the NFL's top wide receivers.
2. OT Michael Oher, Ole Miss
A powerful, well-proportioned tackle with light feet and impressive body control on the outside. He possesses the ideal skill set for a NFL left tackle.
3. DE Brian Orakpo, Texas
An explosive athlete with a powerful frame and good flexibility in his lower half. He will be able to rush the passer as a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker.
4. DT Terrence Cody*, Alabama
A massive two-gap nose tackle who eats up blockers and clogs run lanes; he's ideal for a 3-4 defense.
5. OT Andre Smith*, Alabama
A nimble-footed tackle with great body control and agility. He may be best-suited to play on the right side because of his girth.
6. ILB Brandon Spikes*, Florida
A do-it-all linebacker who displays great power in the box and fluidity in space. He's the kind of athlete you can build a defense around.
7. FS Taylor Mays*, USC
A physically imposing safety who can play near the line of scrimmage and has great range against the pass.
8. QB Sam Bradford*, Oklahoma
He's the nation's most accurate passer. He has all the intangibles to mature into a productive NFL quarterback.
9. CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
A natural cover man who has the footwork and transition skills to stay with receivers in and out of their breaks.
10. DE Aaron Maybin*, Penn State
This undersized defensive end showcases the first step and the closing speed to consistently get after the passer. He plays a lot more stout than his 245-pound frame would indicate.
11. LB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
An impressive sideline-to-sideline athlete who tracks the ball well in pursuit. He has good power inside, and plays the run and pass both equally well.
12. TE Jermaine Gresham*, Oklahoma
He possesses the body control and athleticism of a wide receiver with the frame of a big-time tight end.
13. RB Chris Wells*, Ohio State
He exhibits a rare blend of speed, burst and agility for a man of his dimensions (6 feet 1, 230 pounds).
14. DT Gerald McCoy*, Oklahoma
The nation's most disruptive interior lineman. He has a powerful lower body, with the quickness to shoot gaps and make plays behind the line of scrimmage.
15. LB Rey Maualuga, USC
He has the power to fill run lanes and destroy ballcarriers on contact. He is a much better athlete than given credit for.
16. QB Matthew Stafford*, Georgia
He has the physical skill set to make scouts drool, but after a somewhat disappointing junior campaign, questions remain about his accuracy and intangibles.
17. DT B.J. Raji, Boston College
An explosive nose tackle with a great first step and a powerful lower half He has the ability to simply overwhelm offensive linemen at the point of attack.
18. WR Percy Harvin*, Florida
An explosive playmaker in every sense of the word. He can line up at running back or in the slot and will add a lot of versatility to an NFL team's passing attack.
19. DT Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
He has played as well as any defensive tackle in the nation and is really shooting up draft boards. He has good girth, with the quickness to shoot gaps and blow up plays inside.
20. DE George Selvie*, USF
He exhibits the most explosive first step off the line of any defensive end in the country. He is a bit limited with his pass rush repertoire but he is a consistent factor off the edge.
21. OT Eben Britton*, Arizona
A long, smooth-footed tackle who has shot up draft boards. He has all the tools, but lacks any kind of real explosion to his game.
22. CB Vontae Davis*, Illinois
The nation's most athletically gifted corner. Davis displays the size, speed and body control to be a star; he just needs to polish his technique a bit.
23. DE Everette Brown, Florida State
One of the most productive ends in the nation, Brown has a good first step and an excellent motor in pursuit. He uses his hands well on the outside and knows how to turn the corner.
24. OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia
A dancing bear on the outside with good length and smooth feet in pass protection. He needs to continue to add more strength, but he has the quickness to handle speed off the edge.
25. WR Jeremy Maclin*, Missouri
An explosive receiver who has really polished his route-running ability since last season. He is dynamic with the ball in his hands and is a constant vertical threat.
26. OT Russell Okung*, Oklahoma State
He is a bit undersized and needs to add some girth to his frame, but Okung may have the best feet and body control of any tackle in the nation.
27. DT Sen'Derrick Marks*, Auburn
An undersized, quick-twitch tackle who makes a living in opponents' backfields. He has an explosive first step and the lower-body strength to fight through blocks.
28. OT Trent Williams*, Oklahoma
Blessed with the feet of a left tackle and the size and power of a right tackle, Williams will continue to shoot up draft boards after a dominant 2008 campaign.
29. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey*, Maryland
One of the premier vertical threats in the draft, Heyward-Bey combines size (6-2) and speed (4.35) to consistently get down the field and create big plays.
30. LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
A smart, instinctive linebacker who has a nose for the ball. He plays the game the way it is supposed to be played and relies on his technique and smarts to make up for his physical shortcomings.
31. RB Knowshon Moreno*, Georgia
One of the most instinctive runners to come along in years, Moreno has great vision and the ability to run between the tackles and create plays in the open field.
32. CB Sean Smith*, Utah
He's 6-3 and scouts still are tying to determine his position at the next level. He exhibits the fluidly and body control to become a top press corner in the NFL.

Two thoughts here, I highlighted Okung, because his is the closest Tackle to where we will be picking, I`m thinking we get the 32nd pick.
Also with the first pick in the draft, Crabtree is rated No.1, would the Lions dare take another 1st round wr?

V_83
01-02-2009, 08:34 PM
By now I would hope that the Lions figure out they need more than receivers. They might pick one with their second first round pick but shouldn't with their first pick overall.

JoeThomas
01-02-2009, 10:45 PM
its gonna be QB all the way for them. Either Bradford or Stafford. by some outside chance they dont, i see them going O Line or LB

popstaala
01-02-2009, 11:25 PM
i dont see any of these QB starting next year in pro.... andre smith, crabtree, cody, and maualuga could be the best draft pick next year...IMO... i can see maginest get replaced by maualuga.... cody to the lions... crabtree might end up replacing ocho cinco or wtf his name is

Captcoolhand
01-02-2009, 11:45 PM
no way does Crabtree go 1st.... First round yes but not first.

13 before a RB goes, WTF! theres 5 RB's better than the RB Chris Wells mentioned here.

Zachintosh66
01-02-2009, 11:57 PM
lions need to trade down... (last year) i would have said rookie QB's suck, but than flacco and ryan had to ruin that thinking

we draft well... im not too worried who were gonna pick prolly a couple OL, hopefully a DL, KR/PR, TE perhaps late, DB as well somewhere

livingthrudying
01-03-2009, 11:00 PM
#32 is a CB, looks like if we go BPA we will get a CB :)

popstaala
01-03-2009, 11:39 PM
did anyone watch the alabama game.... they got spanked hard by Utah, the only undefeated team in college.... they should start thinnking about playoffs

BlackGold4vr
01-04-2009, 12:02 AM
I have been looking at the players available near the spots where we will draft and I am intrigued by 2 players from the Oregon Ducks. First of all the Ducks had the #2 rushing offense in division IA football at 280.1 yards per game. They have one of the top centers in this years draft named Max Unger who can play any position on the line including LT. They left him at center because they had another mauler named Fenuki Tupou (another samoan) who played LT for them and this was their dominant side they ran most of their plays to. These guys are currently ranked 29th (Unger) and 68th (Tupou). I'm sure Dennis Dixon will gladly give some insider scouting reports on both of them to Coach Tomlin.

Here is the pre-season scouting report before they finished the season with the second best rushing offense in division IA football.


Offensive Line

Projected Starters: Although two starters must be replaced, the core of an offensive line that was very good in 2007 returns intact. The cornerstone of the unit will again be senior Max Unger, one of the Pac-10’s premier blockers and a starter over the last 38 games in-a-row. At 6-5 and 300 pounds, he has the feet and intelligence to literally play any position on the line, but is likely to remain at center, where he can orchestrate the rest of the unit. At the next level, he’s talented enough to excel as a left tackle.

Unger’s move to center last season was made possible by the emergence of senior LT Fenuki Tupou, who earned Second Team All-Pac-10 honors in his first year out of junior college. At 6-6 and 322 pounds, he’s a mauler as a run blocker and a rapidly improving pass protector. He had his national coming-out party in last year’s Sun Bowl, shutting down South Florida’s George Selvie, an All-American and the nation’s leader in sacks.

Strength: The left side. From Unger at the pivot out to Tupou at left tackle, the Ducks boast a dominating left side of the line that’ll be the focus of the offense’s running plays and quarterback’s rollouts. Don’t discount Kendall, who has fringe all-league potential if he can stay healthy for the entire year.



Adding these two guys to the roster would give us all sorts of options since they both can play LT and Unger has played and excelled for 2 years at center.

Let Marvel Smith, Max Starks, and Kendall Simmons walk and we free up 18 mil in cap space.

Keep Chris Kemoeatu, Justin Hartwig, Darnell Stapleton, Willie Colon, Trai Essex, Tony Hills. The line could look like this for next year:

LT Tupou | LG Kemoeatu | C Unger | RG Hartwig | RT Colon or Hills

Reserves: G/T Essex, G/C Stapleton, T Hills

Something to chew on anyways. :thinking:

BlitzburghNation
01-04-2009, 12:20 AM
Sounds like you got this all figured out B&G4evr :bigthumb: Works for me !!!!

Black@Gold Forever32
01-04-2009, 12:22 AM
Hey 4ver I really Tupou and Unger........I really would like the Steelers to draft Tupou if he is there in the 2nd round.....I really like Eben Britton from Arizona......He just declared and if he is there in the first round then the Steelers should draft him also.....We need help at OTs and I don't think you would object with the Steelers drafting two OTs within the first two rounds....That might be position overkill but in 2007 the Steelers drafted Timmons and Woodley for their LB core....I think its time to overkill the OT position....

But if Britton isn't there then I wouldn't mind Duke Robinson, Alex Mack or Unger.....The only question I have on Unger is some seem to think he is best suited for a zone blocking scheme....Teams like Denver or Houston might better fits for him.....Of course I'm not saying Unger won't be a player and I wouldn't him in Black&Gold at all....

But I really would like to get those two OTs that I mentioned......There is another center that I like in the later rounds and that is Eric Wood from Louisville....He has been a rock for Louisville's line......I think he should be there in the 4th or 5th round.....

But we both agree that offensive line should be the focus.......I also would like see a young DL also drafted in the draft....Along with a kick returner.....A kick returner that can play WR would be a bonus......Of course if McFadden leaves via free agency then a corner would be somewhat of need in this draft to......

MDSteel15
01-04-2009, 01:05 AM
1. WR Michael Crabtree*, Texas Tech
The nation's premiere threat at receiver. He has the entire package and is destined to become one of the NFL's top wide receivers.
2. OT Michael Oher, Ole Miss
A powerful, well-proportioned tackle with light feet and impressive body control on the outside. He possesses the ideal skill set for a NFL left tackle.
3. DE Brian Orakpo, Texas
An explosive athlete with a powerful frame and good flexibility in his lower half. He will be able to rush the passer as a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker.
4. DT Terrence Cody*, Alabama
A massive two-gap nose tackle who eats up blockers and clogs run lanes; he's ideal for a 3-4 defense.
5. OT Andre Smith*, Alabama
A nimble-footed tackle with great body control and agility. He may be best-suited to play on the right side because of his girth.
6. ILB Brandon Spikes*, Florida
A do-it-all linebacker who displays great power in the box and fluidity in space. He's the kind of athlete you can build a defense around.
7. FS Taylor Mays*, USC
A physically imposing safety who can play near the line of scrimmage and has great range against the pass.
8. QB Sam Bradford*, Oklahoma
He's the nation's most accurate passer. He has all the intangibles to mature into a productive NFL quarterback.
9. CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
A natural cover man who has the footwork and transition skills to stay with receivers in and out of their breaks.
10. DE Aaron Maybin*, Penn State
This undersized defensive end showcases the first step and the closing speed to consistently get after the passer. He plays a lot more stout than his 245-pound frame would indicate.
11. LB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
An impressive sideline-to-sideline athlete who tracks the ball well in pursuit. He has good power inside, and plays the run and pass both equally well.
12. TE Jermaine Gresham*, Oklahoma
He possesses the body control and athleticism of a wide receiver with the frame of a big-time tight end.
13. RB Chris Wells*, Ohio State
He exhibits a rare blend of speed, burst and agility for a man of his dimensions (6 feet 1, 230 pounds).
14. DT Gerald McCoy*, Oklahoma
The nation's most disruptive interior lineman. He has a powerful lower body, with the quickness to shoot gaps and make plays behind the line of scrimmage.
15. LB Rey Maualuga, USC
He has the power to fill run lanes and destroy ballcarriers on contact. He is a much better athlete than given credit for.
16. QB Matthew Stafford*, Georgia
He has the physical skill set to make scouts drool, but after a somewhat disappointing junior campaign, questions remain about his accuracy and intangibles.
17. DT B.J. Raji, Boston College
An explosive nose tackle with a great first step and a powerful lower half He has the ability to simply overwhelm offensive linemen at the point of attack.
18. WR Percy Harvin*, Florida
An explosive playmaker in every sense of the word. He can line up at running back or in the slot and will add a lot of versatility to an NFL team's passing attack.
19. DT Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
He has played as well as any defensive tackle in the nation and is really shooting up draft boards. He has good girth, with the quickness to shoot gaps and blow up plays inside.
20. DE George Selvie*, USF
He exhibits the most explosive first step off the line of any defensive end in the country. He is a bit limited with his pass rush repertoire but he is a consistent factor off the edge.
21. OT Eben Britton*, Arizona
A long, smooth-footed tackle who has shot up draft boards. He has all the tools, but lacks any kind of real explosion to his game.
22. CB Vontae Davis*, Illinois
The nation's most athletically gifted corner. Davis displays the size, speed and body control to be a star; he just needs to polish his technique a bit.
23. DE Everette Brown, Florida State
One of the most productive ends in the nation, Brown has a good first step and an excellent motor in pursuit. He uses his hands well on the outside and knows how to turn the corner.
24. OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia
A dancing bear on the outside with good length and smooth feet in pass protection. He needs to continue to add more strength, but he has the quickness to handle speed off the edge.
25. WR Jeremy Maclin*, Missouri
An explosive receiver who has really polished his route-running ability since last season. He is dynamic with the ball in his hands and is a constant vertical threat.
26. OT Russell Okung*, Oklahoma State
He is a bit undersized and needs to add some girth to his frame, but Okung may have the best feet and body control of any tackle in the nation.
27. DT Sen'Derrick Marks*, Auburn
An undersized, quick-twitch tackle who makes a living in opponents' backfields. He has an explosive first step and the lower-body strength to fight through blocks.
28. OT Trent Williams*, Oklahoma
Blessed with the feet of a left tackle and the size and power of a right tackle, Williams will continue to shoot up draft boards after a dominant 2008 campaign.
29. WR Darrius Heyward-Bey*, Maryland
One of the premier vertical threats in the draft, Heyward-Bey combines size (6-2) and speed (4.35) to consistently get down the field and create big plays.
30. LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
A smart, instinctive linebacker who has a nose for the ball. He plays the game the way it is supposed to be played and relies on his technique and smarts to make up for his physical shortcomings.
31. RB Knowshon Moreno*, Georgia
One of the most instinctive runners to come along in years, Moreno has great vision and the ability to run between the tackles and create plays in the open field.
32. CB Sean Smith*, Utah
He's 6-3 and scouts still are tying to determine his position at the next level. He exhibits the fluidly and body control to become a top press corner in the NFL.

Two thoughts here, I highlighted Okung, because his is the closest Tackle to where we will be picking, I`m thinking we get the 32nd pick.
Also with the first pick in the draft, Crabtree is rated No.1, would the Lions dare take another 1st round wr?

Where did you get this list? It definately isn't in any order I've seen! :nono:

BlackGold4vr
01-04-2009, 01:28 AM
Starting at right tackle is red shirt sophomore Eben Britton. Britton has been very solid on the right side and if he continues to improve at his current pace he could challenge for all conference or even All-American honors by his junior season. Britton is a worker and is a very smart football player. Quick feet and brute strength are his two best physical attributes.


I like that last sentence. Quick feet and brute strength. I really want the Steelers to return to a run dominant team! Yeah, this guy and Tupou would be nice additions. :yesnod:

Black@Gold Forever32
01-04-2009, 01:35 AM
I like that last sentence. Quick feet and brute strength. I really want the Steelers to return to a run dominant team! Yeah, this guy and Tupou would be nice additions. :yesnod:

I think to that Britton or Tupou could play LT....Maybe not franchise LT level....But close enough....These two would be upgrades at our OTs in my opinion......

Really I just want some offensive lineman drafted on the first day period.....Anybody from Britton, Robinson, Mack, or Unger would be fine with me in the first round....Then hopefully Tupou in the 2nd.....

BlackGold4vr
01-04-2009, 01:53 AM
I think to that Britton or Tupou could play LT....Maybe not franchise LT level....But close enough....These two would be upgrades at our OTs in my opinion......

Really I just want some offensive lineman drafted on the first day period.....Anybody from Britton, Robinson, Mack, or Unger would be fine with me in the first round....Then hopefully Tupou in the 2nd.....

:plus1:

O-lineman in round 1 and 2

D-lineman with our two 3rd round picks

After that I don't care what they do. If they made those picks with the first 4 selections I would turn off the tube and go celebrate a great draft. :shots:

Black@Gold Forever32
01-04-2009, 02:00 AM
:plus1:

O-lineman in round 1 and 2

D-lineman with our two 3rd round picks

After that I don't care what they do. If they made those picks with the first 4 selections I would turn off the tube and go celebrate a great draft. :shots:

I would have no problems with that.....But maybe with 1 3rd pick draft a damn kick returner.....lol We still need one.....I would like a kick returner that can also play WR since I do think WR is a need for depth purposes.....But if McFadden leaves that will make a corner a need to but there is some corner that I like that could be had in the 4th round......

SteelCityMan786
01-04-2009, 02:05 PM
The Lions should pick an OL or DL. They need lots of those. Even a QB would be good for them.

BlackGold4vr
01-04-2009, 02:59 PM
The Lions should pick an OL or DL. They need lots of those. Even a QB would be good for them.


Who really gives a **** what the Lions do? I think they might be discussing that over on a Lions site......:lol:

Dean Denton
01-06-2009, 08:00 PM
Maybe we can trade down to get Crabtree...Gonna be hard to get him at 32...

--- Added 1/6/2009 at 06:00 PM ---


I would have no problems with that.....But maybe with 1 3rd pick draft a damn kick returner.....lol We still need one.....I would like a kick returner that can also play WR since I do think WR is a need for depth purposes.....But if McFadden leaves that will make a corner a need to but there is some corner that I like that could be had in the 4th round......I would be happier if the signed some OL man via free agency. Then drafted for depth at DL and and inside LB. Farrior and Foote are getting long in the tooth, and cant play at this level much longer. Timmons will be the best, but if we keep with the 3-4 we need depth there. Maybe CB too. Ike should be are best CB, but he is not, and we sure could use a shutdown kind of guy to go with our SS...

K Train
01-07-2009, 01:20 AM
this isnt a mock dummies, its player rankings

lions wouldnt think about taking another reciever with the way CJ has turned out to be a complete badass

steelers4life66
01-07-2009, 02:48 AM
i dont see any of these QB starting next year in pro.... andre smith, crabtree, cody, and maualuga could be the best draft pick next year...IMO... i can see maginest get replaced by maualuga.... cody to the lions... crabtree might end up replacing ocho cinco or wtf his name is
It's ocho stinko.:lol:

--- Added 1/7/2009 at 12:48 AM ---


lions need to trade down... (last year) i would have said rookie QB's suck, but than flacco and ryan had to ruin that thinking

we draft well... im not too worried who were gonna pick prolly a couple OL, hopefully a DL, KR/PR, TE perhaps late, DB as well somewhere
We definitely need a kr/pr. And work on the o-line but we a know that.

MDSteel15
01-07-2009, 01:48 PM
this isnt a mock dummies, its player rankings

lions wouldnt think about taking another reciever with the way CJ has turned out to be a complete badass

Exactly, but it's not Todd McShay's or any body elses I've seen! Where the heck did he get this crud?