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2009 NFL Draft - who leaves early?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Maclin has declared

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3821549

    Other notable guys skipping their remaining eligibility

    Andre Smith, OT Alabama
    Matthew Stafford, RB Georgia
    Knowshon Moreno, RB Georgia
    Josh Freeman, QB Kansas State
    Chris Wells, RB Ohio State
    LeSean McCoy, RB Pittsburgh
    Shonn Greene, RB Iowa
     
  2. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    College football is sure changing into a direction I don't like. Kids starting to leave early just as much as the NBA now, and how political it is with the BCS and rankings.:sad1:
     
  3. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The uncertainty about the NFL CBA surely does play a role here.
     
  4. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Any will do! I'd love to some how land Shonn Greene, but 12 is too high IMO. Maybe he'll be around later in the late 1st early 2nd.

    I suspect that we'll see a huge influx of JRs and RS Soph declaring in the next week.
     
  5. Coloradosker

    Coloradosker Active Member

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    Denver needs to take the best defensive players on the board in every round and just hope that the rest of our RB's get healthy in the offseason. Pretty much let everyone except Champ, DJ, and maybe Winborn. Everyone else, don't let the door hit ya.:sad2:
     
  6. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Bradford should probably leave early. He's a sure top 5 pick. Has Crabtree announced yet? He's a top 10-15 guy as well. He'd probably be the first WR taken.
     
  7. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    A DT and S should be the priority, no doubt. Hard to say what they will do until a new HC is named.
     
  8. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Don´t want to hijack this thread with Bronco talk, but out of the RBs you bolded I think Wells is the only guy who´s guaranteed to be a first round pick. I can see the others falling into the second round ... McCoy is the guy I like the most.
     
  9. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Too late, the thread is pretty well hijacked.

    I've not seen enough of McCoy to have an educated opinion, but I've lots of Greene and assuming they stay with the same running game, he'd be perfect for the broncos.
     
  10. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

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    I still say Beanie's nothing more than an above average talent playing behind an excellent O line in a terrible conference. I'd be most displeased if they wasted a rookie contract on that kid - especially after last year, you don't go throwing tens of millions of dollars at a running back with a history of injury problems.

    If he's there at whatever pick we've got, I want Rey Maualuga.
     
  11. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    I will 2nd & 3rd the said notion! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    Jeremy Maclin is also officially on the list of turning pro
     
  13. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    So, will Maclin be anything more than a Peter Warrick clone? Ted Ginn, who also compares to Maclin started to break out this year.

    Then again maybe he's the next Steve Smith. Either way, I'm going to guess that someone falls in love with him through the combine and workouts and drafts him too high.
     
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    I'd rather have Taylor Mays than Maualuga.
     
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    Not me. I would love to see Maualuga in Denver. The guy is a freek. He's exactly the kind of guy that the Denver defense needs. Somebody who can find the ball and arrive there in a bad mood.
     
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    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I can see Katoa being like that for us if he gets his grades up to par and keeps that temper on the field only.
     
  19. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    maclin is gone too!!!
     
  20. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    YEEEEES!!!!!

    Back to mediocrity for the Tiggers! No Chase, No Chase, No Mac! Pay back time!:thumbsup:
     
  21. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Paybacks a bitch baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaby
     
  22. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    It will be interesting to see what happens to Mizzou's offense next year. No Daniel, Coffman and Maclin won't be good.

    I think they'll go back to the 7-5 Pinkel teams we've known since before Daniel came along.
     
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    They do have a couple good QB's on board, one being Blaine Gabbart, but I would guess they would be pretty raw next year. I think that offense and team takes a huge step down next year.
     
  24. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    You can't blame the kids for leaving early... I would. You never know what can happen to you if you stay, so you might as well get what you can. Look at Roby, as a Buffs fan, I was stoked he stayed...but he would have been drafted if he had gone early.
     
  25. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    And then there´s a pretty good chance you won´t be able to negotiate your own contract as a rookie in the NFL anymore fairly soon.
     
  26. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    With Maclin and Freeman gone, my Holiday draft wish list is now down to Suh at Nebraska. :smile2:
     

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