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Old 03-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #31
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With the 29th pick in the 2011 InsideHoops NFL Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select, Michael Pouncey, G/C out of the University of Florida.







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Pass blocking: Provides a quick initial punch before easing out of his stance. Good balance and lateral agility to mirror the defender. Strong, active hands and long arms allow him to keep his opponent controlled. Can get a little high with his pad level, but shows impressive flexibility and core strength in being able to anchor against a quality bull rush. Struggled early in the year snapping the ball with accuracy out of the shotgun and getting his hands up quickly in pass protection. Has the agility to move back outside to guard.

Run blocking: Quick off the snap. Latches on, shows very good upper-body strength and lateral agility and can turn the defender away from the ballcarrier. Plays with good pad level and shows some nastiness in his game. Looks to drive his assignment downfield or into the turf.

Pulling/trapping: Good initial quickness out of his stance when pulling. Keeps a tight line around linemates, showing good balance and foot speed to get around the edge. Has light feet for a big man and can locate and get to his target in the open field. Effort isn't always consistent sustaining blocks at the second level. Effective trap blocker. Good initial quickness to turn and seal off the defender.

Initial Quickness: Efficient and athletic out of his stance, quickly gaining the advantage over his opponent. Typically gets in the first punch in pass protection.

Downfield: Has the balance and sure feet to be effective as a downfield blocker, but is a bit inconsistent in his effort. Flashes some nastiness, showing a willingness to make the emphatic block to try and intimidate his opponent.

Intangibles: Nearly identical twin brother Maurkice was Florida's starting center each of the past three seasons and was selected No. 18 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Prior to Maurkice leaving Florida early for the NFL, the twins made most of their decisions together. Maurkice wasn't willing to sign with Florida until they offered Mike a scholarship, for example. The twins selected Florida over Florida State, Clemson, Miami (Fla.) and Michigan.

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Old 03-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #32
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I'm thinking the Jets won't aquire a safety via free agency, so Rahim Moore is the Jet pick here.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:05 PM   #33
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Steelers select Brandon Harris.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:18 PM   #34
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It's tough picking for the Packers who don't need a whole lot.

I guess I'll give them Jon Baldwin. With Jones perhaps leaving, and Driver not getting younger, it gives them a guy who they can develop and pair with Jennings and Finley for the majority of ARod's career.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:53 PM   #35
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I like the Brandon Harris pick for the Steelers. I've seen a lot of mocks having us take him and the Super Bowl made it blindingly clear that we need someone who can cover besides Ike. I either want a cover guy like Harris or an OL depending on who's left when we make our pick.

And I would be very happy if Baldwin ended up on the Packers. He gets to develop with a great, young QB and its an offense that isn't afraid to air it out and let him make plays.

Another note, would the Bears really want to try and make Pouncey into an NFL center. He's looked much better and more comfortable at guard.

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:34 PM   #36
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no way redskins take prince

60 mil for Hall
26 mil for OJ
there will be a crapload when Landrys turn comes


too much investment in the seconday. they needa beef up the DL
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:50 PM   #37
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With the 33rd overall pick in the ISH NFL Mock Draft, The New England Patriots select the next Andre Johnson: Leonard Hankerson WR, Miami




Leonard Hankerson, Miami (FL) (6'1" 205 lbs.)

Positives: He's a fluid receiver who catches the ball with his hands. He has very good body control and can make the tough catch. He runs solid routes and gets out of his breaks fast. He's a high character player who has worked hard at improving his game. He as average speed, but does a good job of out jumping defenders for the ball.

Negatives: He has a tendency to drop the easy passes. He doesn't have the elite speed burst as the other top wide receivers in this draft. He needs to do a better job of running after the catch.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:10 AM   #38
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If Moore is still on the board in the 2nd round I think the Jets should trade for a second rounder and grab him. There is just so much pass rushing available in the first round, and that's our biggest issue right now. So why not use that talent wisely? I want Rahim Moore and if we can get him in the 2nd round (we don't have one right now, Cromartie trade) that would be fantastic. We could definitely grab him with our 1st rounder since we all know how much Rex loves his DB's.
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The problem is there wasn't any 3-4 pass rushers worthy of that pick left in this mock draft. I was contemplating picking the highest rated nose tackle, but they seem to hold the point extremely well with the guys they have in that position currently for the most part.
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The problem is there wasn't any 3-4 pass rushers worthy of that pick left in this mock draft. I was contemplating picking the highest rated nose tackle, but they seem to hold the point extremely well with the guys they have in that position currently for the most part.

True, and there are nose tackles available later in the Draft. If any pass rushing OLB's were available that would've been the sure pick, but I like Rahim Moore. Can't blame you for it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:24 PM   #41
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Bills select DT Phil Taylor



Even with Dareus, the Bills need more help to solidify their line. They were 32nd last year against the run and need all the help they can get. With Taylor, they get the nose tackle they desperately need and overhaul their whole line in one day. Kyle Williams, Dareus and Taylor make for a fearsome run-stopping group and should provide dividends right away.

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Strengths

There are many teams looking for a prospect with size that can play the nose tackle position in the ever-popular 3-4 defense. At 337 pounds, Taylor gives teams that size, but as an added bonus he also gives them rare speed for a man at 330+ pounds.

His size allows him to hold his ground against the many double teams he faces. He's able to anchor down and take care of two offensive linemen, and this frees up other defenders or allows him to make a play if the ball carrier comes within reach. Taylor has a knack for spinning off offensive linemen a few seconds before the ball carrier gets to him to make the play.

Phil gets good leverage when he's making initial contact with the opposition. If he decides to get to the quarterback on any particular play, he can use a brutal bull rush. He uses his strength to just punch the lineman out of the way and then gets his 337 pounds going full speed ahead like a locomotive. If he speed rushes, he attempts to get the lineman on his hip and then uses violent arms/hands movement to get separation between the two players.

Weaknesses

As you can imagine, when a player has this size and speed combination, there will always be the question of stamina. Taylor can disappear at different points of the game if he doesn't have a steady rotation during the game. He'll need to go to a team that has other talented nose tackles to put Phil on a rotation and keep him fresh.

I mentioned the way he gets his weight going forward as if a locomotive, but the negative is I've never seen a train going full speed just stop on a dime or change direction at a 60 degree angle. With the agile quarterbacks in the NFL, a quick side step could easily avoid a Taylor sack.

I also wonder after watching him annihilate a left guard on film by just bull rushing him with amazing speed and then he hitting him with a quick right punch that allows him to be the draped over the quarterback, why doesn't he go back to this. Is it stamina and he only has one of those in him a game? Or does he just not realize how critically effective this weapon was?
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:04 AM   #42
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Round 2, Pick 3 (35th overall), Cincinnati Bengals: Ryan Mallett





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Old 03-11-2011, 11:28 PM   #43
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With the 36th pick in the 2011 ISH Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select, Martez Wilson out of Illinois.





Read & React: Not the most instinctual player. A step or two late to recognize run or pass, and will be fooled by misdirection. Excellent reaction speed once he sees it develop. Finds a crease to attack the backfield or slice through a stretch play.

Run defense: Gap-attacking defender who uses his length to bring down most backs in the hole. Lanky-framed linebacker with fair upper-body development. Extends his long arms to keep offensive linemen at an arm's length as they try to reach him. Works his way through traffic near the line. Better when he sling-shots around blockers than trying to stack-and-shed. Good speed to get the angle down the sideline to minimize big plays. Willing to hit backs head-on in the hole and stand them up. Needs to get stronger in pro strength and conditioning and be more violent with his hands to shed blocks. Overpursues and is too aggressive reading angles.

Pass defense: Gets a hand on receivers crossing over the middle to knock them off their routes. Good speed to get deep in his drop. Runs the seam with receivers, sometimes 40-50 yards downfield. Great length and speed to affect passing lanes when focusing on the quarterback. Good hustle to the ball in zone coverage. Should handle man coverage against tight ends. Only adequate anticipating routes into the flat, too often gets caught in no-man's land between pass rush and defense. Must improve his ability to read routes. Susceptible to cut blocks in run and pass defense.

Tackling: One of the leading tacklers in the country, relying on his length and speed. Not usually explosive upon contact but slows down backs and makes a lot of ankle tackles when other linebackers would not even get a hand on the ballcarrier. Shows good hustle, comes off blitz to pursue 15-20 yards downfield. His height hinders his ability to drop his hips and get low, rolling off ballcarriers instead of sticking them. Only average flexibility, which could limit his 3-4 role to the inside rather than a pass-rushing outside 'backer. Nice range allows him to help teammates bring down receivers and can beat the ball to the sideline.

Pass Rush/Blitz: Uses his slim frame to get skinny through holes inside to regularly bring down running backs in the backfield. Also uses length and speed to beat tackles outside with swim or rip moves. Very good closing speed to the quarterback. Lines up with his hand on the ground occasionally, flashing get-off but lacking great flexibility to turn the corner.

Intangibles: Relied purely on athleticism early in his career. Began watching film before 2010 season. Had surgery on a herniated disk in his neck after the first game of the 2009 season, redshirted. Still wears neck protector. Suffered knife wound coming to the aid of teammate De'Angelo McCray, who was being beaten outside a Champaign bar in December 2008. Focused more on academics and football after the incident.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:01 AM   #44
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With the 37th Pick in the 2011 Draft, The Cleveland Browns select:

Torrey Smith, WR Maryland



6'1, 205 lbs

Acceleration: Smith is a quick-twitch athlete who can quickly create space up field. Can rely on pure acceleration instead of head moves and double moves to get open. Smith gets good separation in and out of his cuts because of his acceleration.

Agility: Displays excellent agility after the catch and in the return game. Changes direction with ease and isn't solely a straight forward track star playing football.

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Body control: Shows good body control to turn his head and catch the ball over his shoulder. Has had to learn how to adjust to several poorly thrown passes that come in low or high. Has good vision to catch the ball in tight spots, but doesn't always extend his hands.

Blocking: Only average as a blocking receiver. Dips his head on contact. Is more of a mirror only blocker.

Hands: Catches a lot of passes with his arms and body. Needs to do a better job of reaching his hands out and grabbing the ball away from his frame. Doesn't appear to have concentration issues, but isn't predominantly a receiver who goes over the middle. Shows good ball control, holding the football high and tight against his body.

Release: Has quick feet to get off the line. Will be high out off the snap allowing defenders to jam. Needs to get stronger in his upper body to shed defenders easier.

Route running: Runs mostly verticals, mid-range comebacks and short-area passes that utilize his speed. Because of his speed, Smith can simply run past defensive backs on vertical routes. Shows good short area quickness to get open on comebacks at the sideline.

Size: Smith has a lean track body with thick legs and a somewhat small torso. Arms don't appear extraordinarily long and hands don't look overly big. Has room to grow some.

Speed: Speed is Smith's best asset by far. Has reportedly ran in the 4.3 range in the 40-yard dash. Gets up to top speed in an instant and will be one of the fastest receivers in the draft over six feet tall. Has the classic "second gear" that allows him to pull away from defenders in the open field.

Final word: Smith has been one of the top risers in 2010. Everyone has always known he's a great return man. But now he's developing into a good wide receiver. He'll finish his career as Maryland's career leader in all-purpose yards.

As much as Smith has developed, he has plenty of work to do to be more than the next Darrius Heyward-Bey. Namely, Smith will have to start catching the ball more away from his frame. It seems like Smith makes a lot of catches with his arms and not his fingertips. While he's done a better job on his routes in 2010, he doesn't run an especially complex route tree.

Smith may never be a true No. 1 receiver on an NFL team. What he will be is a good No. 2 and a standout special teams performer.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:32 PM   #45
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With the 38th pick in 2011 ISH NFL Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select,
Stefen Wisniewski, G/C Penn State




Strengths:
# Outstanding technician and understands nuances of blocking
# Natural knee bender and executes leverage
# Good mobility and range
# Athletic
# Very quick with a nice get-off after snap
# Blue-collar, physical demeanor
# Gets nice hand extension and controls opponents
# Instinctive and aware at the line; picks up stunts and blitzes
# Competitor who really fights on running downs
# Fluid on pulls and traps; gets to second level
# Tough
# Finishes blocks
# Lots of experience at both guard and center against top competition
# Nice genetics
# Great work ethic
# Line general and team leader
# Smooth footwork
# Highly intelligent



Weaknesses:
# Average size
# Struggles against bigger opponents
# Not very strong or powerful
# Sometimes gets caught reaching
# Could still improve upper body strength
# Lacks explosive initial punch
# Only a good fit at this point for zone blocking schemes
# Limited upside

Summary: Wisniewski seems to get the most out of his abilities and he looks like a quality starting center (more so than a guard) in the right scheme. He doesn't have a lot of size or bulk, so he will best fit in schemes that emphasize intelligence, instincts, quickness and technique such as Indianapolis, New England, Houston, and Green Bay.

Wisniewski's father, Leo, played three seasons for the Colts and his uncle, Steve, was an eight-time Pro Bowler in Oakland. Wisniewski enters the season with a second-round grade on my board and he will probably come off the board in the top 75 picks. He needs to improve his physique strength-wise if he wants to become a first-rounder.

Player Comparison: Ryan Kalil. Kalil has similar size to Wisniewski, and his bread and butter is also his technique, quickness, awareness and toughness.
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