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    [quote user="Raptor22"]Alrighty, I guess its time I threw down a short mock:

    Rd 1) Nick Perry - (DE/OLB, USC). Not my favorite DL in the draft, or even my favorite DE. However, I think the depth at DL will push him down to 32. Likewise, I think the versitility of guys like Andre Branch, Melvin Ingram, Upshaw, and Mercilus will get them taken before Perry, who I see as strictly a DE (I don't see the hips to be able to drop back into coverage)

    As of RIGHT NOW, I think Mercilus is the better/more ready DE. However, a year from now, after spending time learning from Tuck and Osi, Perry could be better. Perry's long, at 6'5", with LONG arms (something JR ALWAYS looks for). He has a ridiculous first step (fastest in the combine, IIRC). In my own humble opinion, the only thing I think Perry needs is coaching. He's got all the tools to be a suitable successor to Justin Tuck, and like Mayock, I think he's a natural LDE, who has the ability to get after the QB while defending the run. Perry and JPP could terrorize QB's for years to come.

    Rd 2) Doug Martin - (RB, Boise St) Probably my favorite RB in the draft. I love the way he plays, and I agree wholly that he's the next in the MJD/Ray Rice line. He runs with the authoritah to in some part replace Brandon Jacobs... while also being a natural pass catcher. Not the home run-threat that Miller and Wilson are, which I think will hurt him. Unless he's a prototypical feature back, teams just don't seem to want to go with a "steady" back like Martin. Between that and the falling stock of the RB, I could definitely see him being a steal at 64

    Rd 3) Audie Cole - (LB, NC State). This guy is a prototyical Giants draft choice. Tall, long, athletic, versatile, and productive. He can play inside or outside, which will be useful going forward if Goff can't/isn't re-signed, or if Osi is traded and Kiwi needs to play DE (again). Beyond that, I think that with some coaching/seasoning, he could be one of the best LB's in the draft. I just love the way he moves... kinda reminds me of a white Patrick Willis (just eye-test, nobody get their knickers in a knot)

    Rd 4) James Brown (T/G, Troy): JR's typical mid-round OL steal. Another Giants prototype, with freakishly long arms and great athleticism. Despite coming from a small school, he comported himself well whenever faced by high-level competition. A former tackle who will probably have to kick inside to guard, he did very well in the pulling drill at the combine (good skill to have for a Giants lineman). He can also sub at RT, if necessary.

    Rd 5) Marcel Jones (T, Nebraska). Big, Tall, and he's got a fro. I thought he performed well in the combine. Not the fastest guy (at all), but he's got size and I thought he did well in the on-field drills. Also, he REALLY reminds me of Julius (Samuel L. Jackson's character from Pulp Fiction). Isn't that reason enough?

    Rd 6) Random FSU freak that only Jerry Reese knows about. You know its going to happen.

    Rd 7) Kellen Moore (QB, Boise St.) Three reasons for this one: 1) Winningest college QB ever. 2) JR has shown a couple times that he WANTS to draft a QB, groom him behind Eli. Either to grow a backup in-house, or flip for better picks down the road (IE: Kolb). 3) Could be drafting our future OC. Because of his physical limitations, he probably understands the game better than anyone in the draft, including Andrew Luck. He HAS to. The comment was made during the combine: If Moore doesn't make it as a QB, he very well could get into coaching. Why not grow our own (now THAT's continuity)

    (Note: if Martin isn't available in the 2nd, I'd go with Kevin Zietler (G-Wisconsin) in the 2nd, and Robert Turbin in the 4th (Dough Martin clone... little less shifty, but dude's got GUNS! and from what I've heard a big chip on his shoulder. Two things we want)

    Okay, feel free to mock my mock
    [/quote]Mock looks pretty solid- I think Cole might be a little bit of a reach in RD 3 but I could be wrong. Also, not a fan of Kellen Moore in RD 7 and don't think the Giants are either. I just don't see a future for this guy in the NFL, maybe the CFL. Barely 6"0, weak arm, limited mobility, & was never really battle tested (weak conference).

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      [quote user="heavyhitter"]Devon Still highlights - extended version

      Brandon Boykin (UGA Highlights)

      2012 NFL Prospect Highlights: Josh Robinson

      Robert Turbin in BEAST MODE

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      I know some have his stock dropping of late. But, I still think Devon is my favorite DT prospect in this draft.
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        [quote user="BlueSanta"][quote user="heavyhitter"]Devon Still highlights - extended version

        Brandon Boykin (UGA Highlights)

        2012 NFL Prospect Highlights: Josh Robinson

        Robert Turbin in BEAST MODE

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        I know some have his stock dropping of late. But, I still think Devon is my favorite DT prospect in this draft.
        [/quote]Brockers and Poe will be gone, Fletcher Cox has got to be up there w/ Still. Devon Still isn't gonna get a team many sacks, but he'll command double teams & clog up rushing lanes. Some have compared him to a poor man's Suh.

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          [quote user="heavyhitter"]Somebody who knows a thing or two about the salary cap, explain this to me. Cowboys, Redskins penalized for overspending[/quote]Think that the NFL warned teams not to have too many front loaded contracts for the 10-11 season since it was "pushing the rules" per say to avoid cap issues in future seasons. The Cowboys and Redskins were the biggest offenders by far.

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            [quote user="TheEnigma"][quote user="heavyhitter"]Somebody who knows a thing or two about the salary cap, explain this to me. Cowboys, Redskins penalized for overspending[/quote]Think that the NFL warned teams not to have too many front loaded contracts for the 10-11 season since it was "pushing the rules" per say to avoid cap issues in future seasons. The Cowboys and Redskins were the biggest offenders by far.[/quote]Cowboys lose 10 million, Skins 36 million. That's a lot of money man for "pushing the rules". Not that I care, but after signing RG3 to his contract, they won't have much more money to play w/ after that.

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            • Re: A look at the 2012 NFL draft

              [quote user="heavyhitter"][quote user="TheEnigma"][quote user="heavyhitter"]Somebody who knows a thing or two about the salary cap, explain this to me. Cowboys, Redskins penalized for overspending[/quote]Think that the NFL warned teams not to have too many front loaded contracts for the 10-11 season since it was "pushing the rules" per say to avoid cap issues in future seasons. The Cowboys and Redskins were the biggest offenders by far.[/quote]Cowboys lose 10 million, Skins 36 million. That's a lot of money man for "pushing the rules". Not that I care, but after signing RG3 to his contract, they won't have much more money to play w/ after that.
              [/quote]Isn't that the year they signed Haynesworth? Must of really front loaded that contract of his I guess.

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              • Re: A look at the 2012 NFL draft

                The Giants already have their slot, speed ball receiver in Jerrel Jernigan but thought I'd throw this guy's name in the mix. WR T.Y. Hilton ran a 4.34 twice on his pro day and looked pretty impressive according to scouts. I can see a team drafting Hilton somewhere in the mid-rounds much like Florida RB Chris Rainey. Both of those guys are mid rounders IMO and would be steals if they dropped into the late rounds. TY Hilton shows off speed for scouts at FIU Pro Day

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                  So no one knows what time this thing starts?

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                    Video of LB Vontaze Burfict, "I'm the best linebacker in this draft". http://www.baltimoreravens.com/media...5d2752a77f3bfb

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                      [quote user="TuckYou"]So no one knows what time this thing starts?[/quote]

                      after a quick looksee on NFL.com: 8:00pm April 26.

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                      • Re: A look at the 2012 NFL draft

                        First Draft: Doug Martin

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                        • Re: A look at the 2012 NFL draft

                          [quote user="Raptor22"][quote user="TuckYou"]So no one knows what time this thing starts?[/quote]

                          after a quick looksee on NFL.com: 8:00pm April 26.
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                          Reason I asked was because I saw 2 different times and had something planned that night.

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                          • Re: A look at the 2012 NFL draft

                            [quote user="heavyhitter"][quote user="BlueSanta"][quote user="heavyhitter"]Devon Still highlights - extended version

                            Brandon Boykin (UGA Highlights)

                            2012 NFL Prospect Highlights: Josh Robinson

                            Robert Turbin in BEAST MODE

                            [/quote]

                            I know some have his stock dropping of late. But, I still think Devon is my favorite DT prospect in this draft.
                            [/quote]Brockers and Poe will be gone, Fletcher Cox has got to be up there w/ Still. Devon Still isn't gonna get a team many sacks, but he'll command double teams & clog up rushing lanes. Some have compared him to a poor man's Suh.
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                            I have read multiple rumors that Brockers is dropping like a stone because of his performance at the combine. He came in bigger than expected(322 lbs) , lifted way less than expected(19 reps) and ran in the bottom 3 of the DLman(5.33 40yd and 1.77 split), and showed very little explosion in the jump drills(8.9 braod and 26.5 vert). His long arms will be his saving grace.

                            But, dont be surprised if he drops to the mid/late 1st round.
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                            • Re: A look at the 2012 NFL draft

                              [quote user="heavyhitter"]The Giants already have their slot, speed ball receiver in Jerrel Jernigan but thought I'd throw this guy's name in the mix. WR T.Y. Hilton ran a 4.34 twice on his pro day and looked pretty impressive according to scouts. I can see a team drafting Hilton somewhere in the mid-rounds much like Florida RB Chris Rainey. Both of those guys are mid rounders IMO and would be steals if they dropped into the late rounds. TY Hilton shows off speed for scouts at FIU Pro Day[/quote] I think Jerrnigan was way better then Hilton, so i agree, we got are slot/speed guy from the sun belt... Jerrnigan got a raw deal from a shaky preseason, but i'm expecting him to emerge this season...

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