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Sugashane


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:03 pm    Post subject: Late Round Gems Reply with quote

I was wondering who you guys thought were late round gems. Guys that may not start initially, but can develop into leaders or major playmakers on the team that drafts them.

Expected to be drafted in rounds 5-7 only though, just for clarification.

My pick for a diamond in the rough this year is Jordan Campbell, a linebacker who was a former USC Trojan and Louisville Cardinal, but has played in D-II for New Mexico Highlands University the last year.

I think he is a workout warrior who now values football much more than he did, since he missed out at USC and Louisville, and has supposedly walking the straight and narrow since he went to D-II. He'll never be an athletic freak, but I think he'll show good enough instincts and aggression to make an impact in the oncoming years.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shamarko Thomas
Ray Graham
Robbie Rouse
Zeke Motte
Vance McDonald
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walshy wrote:
Shamarko Thomas
Ray Graham
Robbie Rouse
Zeke Motte
Vance McDonald
I really like Motta as a potential OLB. Real smart player.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walshy wrote:
Shamarko Thomas
Ray Graham
Robbie Rouse
Zeke Motte
Vance McDonald



I think Vance will be gone by the middle of the third round at the latest. He's too good a pass-catcher (former WR) to last too long. If we go OL in the first round, I'd like to see us grab Vance with #50.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot a major one- Conner Vernon
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Late Round Gems Reply with quote

Sugashane wrote:
I was wondering who you guys thought were late round gems. Guys that may not start initially, but can develop into leaders or major playmakers on the team that drafts them.

Expected to be drafted in rounds 5-7 only though, just for clarification.

My pick for a diamond in the rough this year is Jordan Campbell, a linebacker who was a former USC Trojan and Louisville Cardinal, but has played in D-II for New Mexico Highlands University the last year.

I think he is a workout warrior who now values football much more than he did, since he missed out at USC and Louisville, and has supposedly walking the straight and narrow since he went to D-II. He'll never be an athletic freak, but I think he'll show good enough instincts and aggression to make an impact in the oncoming years.

Interesting... People don't usually go to Highlands to start on the "straight and narrow". Las Vegas, New Mexico is known as the heroin capital of the Country, but you never know, he could be one of the few.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walshy wrote:
Shamarko Thomas


I don't think he is going to go late, but I also think he is the next Bob Sanders.........They are the same guy on soooo many levels.



Anyways, a few late round guys that I like...

Devin Taylor
Steve Beauharnais
Eric Reid(he could get drafed early, who knows. This safety class is crazy deep).
Rex Burkhead
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bama's MLB Nico Johnson
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody should be convicted for being able to draft Marcus Lattimore after the 3rd round. Injury or not.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WR Mark Harrison from Rutgers is the one for me…I’m surprised he isn’t rated higher than he is…6-3” 230lbs with a massive catch radius given his 35” arms & vertical of 38.5”…he also ran a 4.46 at the combine…from that Harrison sounds like your typical “athlete not a football player” but the difference is Harrison has been a playmaker in the past…2010 Harrison went for 44 rec…829 yards…18.8 YPC & 9 TDs…Rutgers hasn’t had anything at QB for the past few years and I reckon that has been a pretty big stumbling block in Harrison’s development.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superman(DH23) wrote:
Somebody should be convicted for being able to draft Marcus Lattimore after the 3rd round. Injury or not.


If the Bears needed a RB this year I'd take a healthy Andre Ellington or Jonathan Franklin before I took a risk drafting Lattimore. But it's hard to deny the value of taking him in the 4th
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OT/OG Jordan Mills [La Tech]

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chitownstar wrote:
Bama's MLB Nico Johnson

He plays slow and just isn't very good. Don't like him at all
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Gems" are gems because nobody realizes it at the time. You can't say a pick is a "gem" until they prove their value.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chitownstar wrote:
Superman(DH23) wrote:
Somebody should be convicted for being able to draft Marcus Lattimore after the 3rd round. Injury or not.


If the Bears needed a RB this year I'd take a healthy Andre Ellington or Jonathan Franklin before I took a risk drafting Lattimore. But it's hard to deny the value of taking him in the 4th
Its an injury risk, no doubt, but you are getting the best RB entering the NFL since Adrian Peterson.
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