Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/12/2010 9:47 AM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6 : Moderate Risk/High Reward player. I look back on when I was 20. I did some pretty stupid things back then. Obviously I wasn't a player anywhere close to his caliber on such a big national stage. Who knows why he got smashed that night and passed out in his car? Maybe his girlfriend dumped him or his uncle died. Rest assured BB got the story from Meyer, Tebow and Dunlap himself. Based on the below, I'd drop #44 on him for sure, maybe even 22. If I could find a way to trade down 22 perhaps for KC's 36 and 69 maybe throw in Thomas for free. The below scouting report, especially the parts I highlighted in blue make me think the risk is worth it. Defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap (6-5 3/4 279) ran 4.66 and 4.61 in the 40, had a 9-4 broad jump and completed 22 bench press repetitions of 225 pounds. He kept all his other results from the combine. Blessed with a rare combination of size, strength and speed -- Dunlap has drawn comparisons to former No. 1 overall selections Julius Peppers and Mario Williams -- Dunlap appeared capable of challenging to be the top pick in the draft based on his production in the SEC. The first-team all-conference selection had nine sacks in 2009, including two against Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl blowout, a solid follow-up to his sophomore season in which he posted 9.5 sacks en route to All-American and BCS Championship defensive MVP honors. With Tim Tebow, Brandon Spikes, Joe Haden and potentially even Urban Meyer moving on, Dunlap chose to enter the draft after his junior season. He left ranked 10th in Gator history with 19.5 sacks despite only starting 15 games over his career. An arrest for DUI only days before the SEC Championship game, however, clouds Dunlap's status. Scouts are giving Dunlap a high grade due to his unique frame and versatility, but his alcohol-related arrest, and the timing and details of that event, might give some teams pause before adding Dunlap. While coach Urban Meyer called the incident way out of character and went to bat for Dunlap , others close to the Florida program have questioned his maturity. Was arrested and charged with a DUI after being found by police passed out behind the wheel at an intersection on Dec. 1 -- four days before Florida was to play Alabama for the SEC Championship. Was suspended for the game, which the Gators lost 32-13. Despite his hype and production, entered his junior season with only two career starts. Named the Defensive MVP of the 2009 BCS Championship victory over Oklahoma with four tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a blocked field goal and half a sack.
Posted by Faucetman
This is probably one of the toughest decisions unless you have sat down across from the player and figured him out. He sure has it all to be a starter in the NFL but not always translates to being an NFL starter.
I like Dunlap as a LB, IMO it will be easier for him to stay at 279 or drop to 270 to keep that 4.68 speed going. He has the frame to resemble Willie (not saying he's the next coming), I do think he can be a very very good player but does he want to?
I'm sure ALL the homework has been done on him, maybe (conspiracy theory) that was the topic of conversation at a certain Italian restaurant a few weeks back? I think we need a CB, DE OLB early 1st and 2nd rnd at least two of the three with NE playing a lot of nickel and dime Dunlap can be one of the ends opposite TBC or Crable.
#22 Wilson (or McCorty)
#44 Dunlap OLB/DE (he's two inches taller and only 4lbs heavier than Griffen)
#47 Nate Allen FS
#53 Al Woods DE/DT 03/12/2010
- After losing defensive end Jarvis Green to the Broncos, the Patriots have a vacant roster spot on its defensive line. LSU defensive lineman Al Woods could fill the void. According to The Boston Globe, the Patriots will host Woods in a private workout next Tuesday, a sign that the team could draft Woods to replace Green. The Patriots hold three second-round picks this year and could use one of them on a defensive lineman. Green's loss leaves New England with six defensive lineman on the roster, and the addition of Woods could give New England another run-stuffer. New England could pair the 6-foot-4, 309-pound Woods with Vince Wilfork and Ty Warren to give the Patriots a dominant defensive front. Woods possesses the versatility to play either the 5-technique or the nose tackle spot in New England's system, the Globe reports, which would increase Bill Belichick's defensive options. Woods showed his speed and athleticism at this year's NFL combine. He ran an unofficial 5.12 second 40-yard dash and showed a vertical leap of 37 inches, nearly two inches higher than the average wide receiver in the last three years. Woods was once projected to be a top-five pick, but could be a second-round steal. - Daniel Kobialka, NESN.com
#119 Daniel Te'O-Nesheim OLB
Where's the offense, I think they take care of that late or trade back into earlier rounds. Here are the pics late most offense some D
6th Marcus Easley WR
6th (comp) Travis Goethel LB
7th David Gettis WR
7th Scott Sicko TE
7th(comp) Alfonso Smith RB
7th(comp) Jeff Linkenback OT
7th(comp) Kade Weston DT/DE