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    jkjuggalo's New Improved Dream Draft (UPDATED w/ Trades)

    With the 17th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select...

    17.
    Guard Branden Albert, U of Virginia


    The Vikings would swing him out to one of the tackle positions as he is the most versatile top Oline prospect in the draft.
    His stock has soared in recent weeks and he looks to be a sure fire top 20 pick now.
    Former Texans GM Charley Casserly believes he goes somewhere between 10 and 20.

    http://video.aol.com/video-detail/dr...ert/2549515924
    http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80770cf7

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    DT Dre Moore, Maryland


    Phat Pat can only play so much longer and doesn't have the stamina to play as many snaps as we'd like.
    Fred Evans has already been in some trouble and is nothing great.
    Other than that we have Kendrick Allen and Ellis Wyms...not guys that I want to take Pat's place when he is gone.
    Dre Moore is the DT who tore up the Combine and is known as not just a run-stuffer, but a guy that is disruptive in the backfield as well.
    http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d8078f9fc

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    Mike Pollack, ASU


    A prototypical center for the zone-blocking scheme, Pollack has good feet and was the fastest center at the combine.
    His coaches give him lots of praise too.
    I see why some people think the 3rd is too high for a center, but the Jets took Nick Mangold at the end of round one a couple years ago, and I don't think they're complaining.
    Besides, we saw last year that TJ suffered most when the pressure came right up the middle *cough* jump-pass *cough*.
    Most sites have Pollack as their number one center and he is projected to go in round 2 or 3.
    Here is one of them.

    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings...php?pyid=15119

    01/22/08 - Senior Bowl Tuesday North Team Practice: Despite exchange problems yesterday, the center position appears to be one of the North's strengths, as both Arizona State's Mike Pollack and Notre Dame's John Sullivan have been impressive. Pollack is the stronger of the two and is generally the more effective run blocker. He uses his hands well and drives his opponent back. During the scrimmage, Pollack was the more consistent of the two. Pollack ranks higher in my mind because of his physicality, but Sullivan has legitimized his ranking as a mid-pivot, as well.
    Here is some combine footage (where he dominated):

    http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80775b2d

    82.
    QB Josh Johnson, San Diego


    This kid has been amazing against lesser competition.
    He had a TD-INT ratio of 36:1 and a completion percentage over 70%!
    It doesn't matter what level of competition you are playing against, you deserve to be drafted by the 3rd round with numbers like that.
    He was coached by former NFL QB Jim Harbaugh.
    Check out all the highlights against just one team:

    [youtube=425,350]mc-_xn9UTLY[/youtube]

    This is a good clip breaking down the reasons why he will make a good NFL QB:
    http://www.onnetworks.com/videos/dra...h-johnson---qb

    117. DE Brian Johnston, Gardner Webb

    Like I've said in other threads, I believe this guy is going to be the next Aaron Kampmann or Jared Allen.
    Just click the link and read about him.
    This pick could be switched with the Mike Pollack pick to ensure that we get a stud LDE.
    Then we could draft another center like Justice or Sullivan instead.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/br...hnston?id=4259

    Did I mention he ran a 4.68 40 at 6'5 276?
    That's Mario Manningham speed!

    150.
    ILB Jeremy Leman, Illinois


    Lunch-pail player that brings a lot of value with a 5th round pick.
    He could be the primary backup for E.J. and be a great ST player.
    Has great instincts and plays tough.
    A poor man's Urlacher IMO.
    Had 153 tackles last season before getting injured, which has lowered his stock.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/jeremy-leman?id=1371

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    SS Bobbie Williams, Bethune Cookman


    A safety that can replace Sharper when he retires.
    This manimal is an elite athlete that plays with a ferocity that we have not seen at safety since Joey Browner.
    This highlight video says it all:

    [youtube=425,350]ONvK4cc--nw[/youtube]

    193.
    OT Thaddeus Coleman


    A mauler that is probably not ready to step right in and start, but could develop into a dominating force on the offensive line down the road.
    Plays with a mean streak as shown in this video:

    http://www.onnetworks.com/videos/dra...s-coleman---ol

    209.
    DE Eric Foster, Rutgers


    Played DT at Rutgers, but his size projects him to be a DE in the NFL.
    Has the quickness and burst needed to be a pass-rusher and plays with the strength and leverage to shed larger blockers during the runs.
    Was a team leader on the upstart Scarlet Knights.
    Check out his video:

    http://www.onnetworks.com/videos/dra...ic-foster---dl

    Feel free to praise and/or retort.

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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    I am sorry but I don't like any of these picks.

    A guard in the first. Interesting but tackle is a greater need.

    DT in the 2nd?!?! Not a need at this point. Maybe in later rounds for depth.

    No way a center should get picked that high.

    josh Johnson in the 3rd? What about Booty?

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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    "marstc09" wrote:
    I am sorry but I don't like any of these picks.

    A guard in the first. Interesting but tackle is a greater need.

    DT in the 2nd?!?! Not a need at this point. Maybe in later rounds for depth.

    No way a center should get picked that high.

    josh Johnson in the 3rd? What about Booty?
    brandon albert is "rumored" to be physical enough to play OT in the NFL
    and i like the DT pick, phat pat is gettin up there in age.

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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    "dcboardr41" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    I am sorry but I don't like any of these picks.

    A guard in the first. Interesting but tackle is a greater need.

    DT in the 2nd?!?! Not a need at this point. Maybe in later rounds for depth.

    No way a center should get picked that high.

    josh Johnson in the 3rd? What about Booty?
    brandon albert is "rumored" to be physical enough to play OT in the NFL
    and i like the DT pick, phat pat is gettin up there in age.
    Chris Williams, Jeff Otah and Gosder Cherilus are rated higher and will be there at #17

    DT can be addressed in later rounds. We need a starter and DLE.

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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    "marstc09" wrote:
    "dcboardr41" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    I am sorry but I don't like any of these picks.

    A guard in the first. Interesting but tackle is a greater need.

    DT in the 2nd?!?! Not a need at this point. Maybe in later rounds for depth.

    No way a center should get picked that high.

    josh Johnson in the 3rd? What about Booty?
    brandon albert is "rumored" to be physical enough to play OT in the NFL
    and i like the DT pick, phat pat is gettin up there in age.
    Chris Williams, Jeff Otah and Gosder Cherilus are rated higher and will be there at #17

    DT can be addressed in later rounds. We need a starter and DLE.
    Otah and Cherilus have most of the same weaknesses that people always complain about with McKinnie.

    I'd gladly take Branden Albert over them to play left tackle but he probably will be off the board before we pick as his stock is skyrocketing right now.
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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    "FuadFan" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    "dcboardr41" wrote:
    "marstc09" wrote:
    I am sorry but I don't like any of these picks.

    A guard in the first. Interesting but tackle is a greater need.

    DT in the 2nd?!?! Not a need at this point. Maybe in later rounds for depth.

    No way a center should get picked that high.

    josh Johnson in the 3rd? What about Booty?
    brandon albert is "rumored" to be physical enough to play OT in the NFL
    and i like the DT pick, phat pat is gettin up there in age.
    Chris Williams, Jeff Otah and Gosder Cherilus are rated higher and will be there at #17

    DT can be addressed in later rounds. We need a starter and DLE.
    Otah and Cherilus have most of the same weaknesses that people always complain about with McKinnie.

    I'd gladly take Branden Albert over them to play left tackle but he probably will be off the board before we pick as his stock is skyrocketing right now.
    Are they overpaid, lazy, and get in trouble? Those are my problems with him.

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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    i dunno what i would do if the vikes didnt draft a DE in the 1st 2 rds

    ??? ???

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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    "dcboardr41" wrote:
    i dunno what i would do if the vikes didnt draft a DE in the 1st 2 rds

    ??? ???
    I wouldn't panic as long as we drafted a OT and OG but I have no doubt that will will get a DE in one of them.

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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    "marstc09" wrote:
    I am sorry but I don't like any of these picks.

    A guard in the first. Interesting but tackle is a greater need.

    DT in the 2nd?!?! Not a need at this point. Maybe in later rounds for depth.

    No way a center should get picked that high.

    josh Johnson in the 3rd? What about Booty?
    Branden Albert is arguably the second most talented offensive lineman in this draft.
    He can play OT, which is what we would use him as if we drafted him in the first.
    Former Texans GM Charley Casserly said he is easily a top 20 pick.

    Booty has the smallest hands of any QB in the draft...can you say the return of Fumblor?

    DT is weak after the Williams Bros.
    With as winded as those 2 get, we need a force to back them up, and Moore would be great value at that pick.
    The quality of DTs drops significantly after the second round.

    The same can be said for C.
    If we aren't planning on signing Birk, we need to find his heir apparent.
    Pollack is the best center in the draft with Justice close behind.

    Johnson is the athletic strong armed type of QB Chilly loves and "small hands" Booty is just...well, Booty.

    Anyway, I'm in class, so like I said I'll add all the stuff to back up my selections later...
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    Re: jkjugglo's Realistic Dream Draft

    "dcboardr41" wrote:
    i dunno what i would do if the vikes didnt draft a DE in the 1st 2 rds

    ??? ???
    There are quite a few DEs that we can get in rounds 3-5 that would be able to step in and compete for a LDE spot on our team.
    Johnston and Jones from Eastern Michigan to name a couple.
    The Vikes have been rumored to be interested in Jones as well, so don't be surprised if we don't draft one in round 1 or 2.
    Jayme Mitchell is not a complete turd to begin with, and we have Edwards and Robison who are young skilled.
    Don't know much about Grigsby or how long KU is going to be gone.
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