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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had 56 rec, 665 yds, and 9 tds at Iowa. That's sollllllllid.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Iowa is known for their TE's.

BTW, none of Cal's linebackers have been taken thus far.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest, I love the guys that Al Davis has been picking. They may not be the sexiest picks according to Kiper/McShay, but who cares. The guys he's been drafting are good character guys that love to play football. I've seen a lot of our prospects as high-motor hard working guys. My only complaint about the draft is that we didn't really do anything that helped our Offensive line out with either depth or a potential starter.


Brandon Myers Highlights
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDeJzEfWDtA
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOCLEW 28 wrote:
And Iowa is known for their TE's.

BTW, none of Cal's linebackers have been taken thus far.


I loved watching Follet, but I just don't think he's what we need.

But I am surprised someone hasn't taken him. Good motor and good slot defender.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bo-Raider wrote:
Not a bad draft.

I see three major question marks:

1. Without any real depth behind Barnes and Henderson, can they produce satisfactorily.

2. Do Shaughnessy and Norris shore up our run defense or does our weakness at NT continue to mean we lose games on the ground.

3. With a load of WR projects can Schilens, Shields or Murphy step up and become a decent #2.


I see one major question mark, how does that draft help our run D? Shaughnessy is the only player who could help but don't expect much from him next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice video Lou. It looks like he has great hands.
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sanfranraidersfan wrote:
Nice video Lou. It looks like he has great hands.


Great looking kid.

He and Cable will probably get along great...I wonder if Cable recruited him to Iowa 4-5 years ago?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oakdb36 wrote:
Bo-Raider wrote:
Not a bad draft.

I see three major question marks:

1. Without any real depth behind Barnes and Henderson, can they produce satisfactorily.

2. Do Shaughnessy and Norris shore up our run defense or does our weakness at NT continue to mean we lose games on the ground.

3. With a load of WR projects can Schilens, Shields or Murphy step up and become a decent #2.


I see one major question mark, how does that draft help our run D? Shaughnessy is the only player who could help but don't expect much from him next year.


Our draft really doesn't shore up the run D on the lines.
I guess the theory is that if we score 30, teams won't be able to run. Or pass. We'll see...
I think Mitchell helps the D overall though, if he comes as physical as billed. We've missed a punishing presence for soooooo long. Doesn't matter what position it is, you need a punisher.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip1zsUIosoA
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You know what I just realized. We're following the NY Giants draft philosophy--draft tons of pass rushers. I actually think it's a great idea.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holyghost wrote:
oakdb36 wrote:
Bo-Raider wrote:
Not a bad draft.

I see three major question marks:

1. Without any real depth behind Barnes and Henderson, can they produce satisfactorily.

2. Do Shaughnessy and Norris shore up our run defense or does our weakness at NT continue to mean we lose games on the ground.

3. With a load of WR projects can Schilens, Shields or Murphy step up and become a decent #2.


I see one major question mark, how does that draft help our run D? Shaughnessy is the only player who could help but don't expect much from him next year.


Our draft really doesn't shore up the run D on the lines.
I guess the theory is that if we score 30, teams won't be able to run. Or pass. We'll see...
I think Mitchell helps the D overall though, if he comes as physical as billed. We've missed a punishing presence for soooooo long. Doesn't matter what position it is, you need a punisher.


I don't really buy that. I think the Mitchell pick may be really good, but I don't think it helps the run defense too much.

I thought Gibril did a good job last year, and our run defense didn't get any better.

We need players to stop runs at the line, not mop up plays that have got by our DL and LBs.

Just my opinion...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bo-Raider wrote:
holyghost wrote:
oakdb36 wrote:
Bo-Raider wrote:
Not a bad draft.

I see three major question marks:

1. Without any real depth behind Barnes and Henderson, can they produce satisfactorily.

2. Do Shaughnessy and Norris shore up our run defense or does our weakness at NT continue to mean we lose games on the ground.

3. With a load of WR projects can Schilens, Shields or Murphy step up and become a decent #2.


I see one major question mark, how does that draft help our run D? Shaughnessy is the only player who could help but don't expect much from him next year.


Our draft really doesn't shore up the run D on the lines.
I guess the theory is that if we score 30, teams won't be able to run. Or pass. We'll see...
I think Mitchell helps the D overall though, if he comes as physical as billed. We've missed a punishing presence for soooooo long. Doesn't matter what position it is, you need a punisher.


I don't really buy that. I think the Mitchell pick may be really good, but I don't think it helps the run defense too much.

I thought Gibril did a good job last year, and our run defense didn't get any better.

We need players to stop runs at the line, not mop up plays that have got by our DL and LBs.
Just my opinion...


We have a winner.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any info as to whether Myers is any good as an in-line blocker, or is he just a receiving threat?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, we my get an "F" Draft Grade by almost everybody in the country, but overall I feel very happy with what we have gotten today.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heart of Oak wrote:
Does anyone have any info as to whether Myers is any good as an in-line blocker, or is he just a receiving threat?

Both. He's a great blocker, with Shonn Green producing tons of yards. He was 1st Team All Big Ten (Myers).
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