Well the NFL draft is tomorrow night

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  1. outhereincali

    outhereincali Well-Known Member
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    and so far I haven't seen Deshon Elliot's name on mock NFL first round draft lists. He was an AA, and a Thorpe award finalist so what gives? And as everyone on here knows the second and third rounds are tomorrow night, and the rest of the draft is on Saturday.
    I'm going to watch to see how many of our guys go in the first two days. I think we could have as many as 5 but who knows? Finally I think we'll have 6 guys get drafted which would be our best draft in a long time.

    I hope that the ones that are drafted don't go to places like Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, the Raiders, and other teams that aren't going to win anytime soon.

    Hookem
     
  2. LonghornMM

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    I'm looking forward to the draft tomorrow night, as I do every year. I'll watch at day two and three. I love the drama, trades, scrutiny of who picks who, etc. I eat this stuff up.
     
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    he cant quit smoking weed.
     
  4. BringBackRoyal

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    Wrong DB.
     
  5. outhereincali

    outhereincali Well-Known Member
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    That's what I was thinking. Isn't that Holton Hill? And HH fear not about your NFL draft chances there's always Cincinnati ☺
     
  6. DHHorn

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    Deshon Elliot will not go in the early rounds. He should have stayed another year. His hype was because he had multiple passes thrown straight to him and he managed not to drop them.
     
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    may or may not have some random measurable they all like. half the nfl was undrafted anyway, so just get picked and get started. i don't believe any football player should ever stay in college any longer than they have to-- the nature of the game is such that it's too big a risk. and if somebody is willing to give you more money than your parents made combined and if the other choice is to do that same thing for free, take the money. even if you're not "ready", if you're talented enough they'll take the time to develop you.
     
  8. clob94

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    So uh.........MM--- dozer--- y'all remember a few months ago when I suggested that Cleveland use the 1st pick if the draft to take Mayfield-- which would send shockwaves through the draft and cause it to fvck up everyone's picks and would make Cleveland's 4th pick so valuable that they'd be able to trade it for a ridiculous amount of future draft picks?


    I' not saying its going to happen----- but it might happen...
     
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    Elliot is a mid round guy. Probably 4-5 round ish, unless someone totally falls in love with him and takes him higher than his value. which could definitely happen. I'm nervous we won't have a player taken in the first round. We could have 0-2 guys drafted round 1... but im starting to lean towards zero.
     
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    Thats what all the noise is about. I think Barkley is the best player in the draft. But I wouldn't be surprised to see the Browns pick mayfield. He's my #1 qb in draft.
     
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    So um..... Ima go ahead and take my skills and open up my own website where I predict sh!t months in advance.......

    Baker mayfield---' 1st over all. Chaos draft ensues.
     
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    oops
     
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    I think he has as good of shot as anyone to have some success in the league but he’s gonna need those gritty nutz in Cleveland I bet.
     
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    Total chaos. Trades all over this draft.


    I love me some chaos.
     
  15. Mister Moses

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    One big 12 player in 1st round.
     
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    Alabama and Georgia showed what it takes to make it to the title game, 7 #1 picks between them. Getting it done on signing day. Smart might take the crown from Saban in a couple years, he is bringing in some serious talent. He recruits more elite guys than Richt did, and he was good seeing these were his guys. State of Georgia is always loaded. Ready for Saban to have a year with no 1st rounders, probably never get my wish.
     
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    Time will tell, but I don't think Baker's type of play will transfer to the NFL. The first thing that is going to happen to him is he's going to get humbled, and he needs to be humbled. He'll find that out soon enough. I think Mayfield is Manziel 2.0.
     
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    I figured Paul Depodesta's moneyball strategy would bring the Brown's out of their misery. Depodesta still has my respect, but, he better have a plan B or he will be run out of town.
     
  19. outhereincali

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    Bummer
     
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    Random thoughts about the draft

    Man UTSA? has a first round draft pick and we don't?

    Please consider that when you think about how bad the Cleveland Brown's have been consider this. Every Big XII qb, and every TX qb they drafted has been a bust. Brandon Weeden, Johnny Manziel, RG III. And while we all love Colt he didn't have NFL skills. And now we have Baker Mayfield. I just don't know.

    And as Mister Moses noted above only one Big XII player in the first round. That blows. Here's hoping that Coach Herman changes that real quick.
     
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    MM, I didn't say he was their best choice-- I said that at 1-31 over the last two years, he couldn't do any worse. I also said that by drafting him first, it would do two things:
    1. Throw the draft into chaos. It would cause teams to trade up and draft players they normally wouldn't draft or trade up for. It would also cause teams to draft "safe" picks--- oline etc. CHAOS. Hell, we had 5 qbs taken in round 1! Not a WR until what pick? Soney Michell to that patriots??
    2. I also said Cleveland could capitalize on the chaos by trading their 4th pick for ridiculous future draft picks. They didn't. My bad. Great plan, bad negotiating.
     
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    You're way, way off on the Manziel comparison. Baker is driven, determined, focused. He's desperate to succeed. That is all in stark contrast to JF.
     
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    What happened to Connor? All the talk coming into this past season was that he was the best OT in the class and a lock to be a top 5 pick. I know he got hurt 3 games in, but lots of people are saying he isn't even a tackle at the next level. I don't understand how a guy can go from the best OT in the class and a top 5 pick to not being a tackle at all.

    I wonder if he regrets leaving early.
     
  24. LonghornMM

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    Maybe, maybe not. Unless Mayfield can change his style of play, read defenses, throw to a spot, use his legs to buy himself time and have patience and stay in the pocket when his first or second receivers aren't open, he won't last long in the NFL.
     
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    Weird year for OL. Other than the two ND guys it is really weak, especially OT. The kid from UCLA is a total project and the 6'2 OT from Georgia is probably really a guard. When the Patriots have to project a guard to tackle in the 1st round, you know it is a weak OT class.
    Someone will convince themselves Connor can play tackle, and he will get picked in the 2nd round.
     
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    lots and lots of money.... no money.... nah, i'm think he's good with it
     
  27. Mister Moses

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    More 3 stars than 5 stars selected in the first round.
     
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    There are about 30 5 stars and 600 3 stars a year. I'd rather take my chances with 5 stars, works for Saban & Urban.
     
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    So if no one else is going to post it....Connor got drafted by the Cowboys in the second round as a guard. Great pick!
     
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    That would make sense if Texas could sign 25 of them. Baker was a no star and he has 3 big 12 rings. Stars are for dreaming, unless it’s a franchise player. Connie Williams 3 Star was a better player than Malik Jefferson a 5 Star. Alabama offers 3 stars as well.
     
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    There were almost five times as many murders in the U.S. as in Honduras last year. Honduras must be the safer country.
     
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    Baker Mayfield - OU, 1st Round
    Connor Williams - Texas, 2nd Round
    James Washington - OSU, 2nd Round
    Mason Rudolph - OSU, 3rd Round
    Malik Jefferson - Texas, 3rd Round
    Orlando Brown - OU, 3rd Round
    Mark Andrews - OU, 3rd Round
    Joseph Noteboom - TCU, 3rd Round
     
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    You make no sense.
     
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    Connie Williams??
     
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    The cowgirls have just solidified their offensive line for the next 3 years. They bout to run over muh fuggas.
     
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    Unfortunately, the defense is still playing cowgirlish. I sure hope there is some serious improvement this fall.
     
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    I'm not certain but I think this is the first time the Dallas Cowboys have a drafted player from UT. Before anyone says Leonard Davis he was signed as a free agent.

    I read that Bob Lilly announced his name. My favorite Dallas Cowboy of all time is and will always be Bob Lilly.
     
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    Huh? The Dallas defense was actually pretty good last year. They finished #8 in total defense in the NFL. The Cowboys do need help at DT, LB and more depth in the secondary though.
     
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    You are right. I didn't realize they played that well last year. I am just used to Dallas being average and below average the last few years.
     
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    They were 28th in Completion Percentage, and 26th in TDs allowed. They need dbs.
     
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