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Figured we could use a different thread than the Free Agency one for this.

We're still a few days from the draft on Satuday, but in a move that I would consider very much draft related, the Rams traded thier 5th rounder to the Chiefs for Dante Hall. There is also a chance they swapped 3rd rounders (STL is 82nd overall, KC 84th overall prior to a trade), but I haven't seen that confirmed.

I'm very excited about this move. I know Hall isn't as explosive as he was a few years ago, in part because people know him and what he could do so they play him better.

But nonetheless, this is the first time since Tony Horne and Az Hakim that the Rams had any worthwhile really worthwhile return man.

There were a lot of hints that the Rams were going to go with Ted Ginn Jr. at 13th overall in the draft, but that seems very unlikely now.

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I hope the Bills select Willis at 12 or trade down to get Posluszny (sp?) at around 20. Both look like classy guys with skill at positions the Bills need.

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I want the Bengals to take Ted Ginn at 18, but i also want to address needs, so I'm torn on the issue. I'd be excited if Cincy drafted Pozslusny and I wouldn't mind Reggie Nelson, or Griffin from Texas, or Leon Hall.

I'm just too overwhelmed

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Figured we could use a different thread than the Free Agency one for this.

We're still a few days from the draft on Satuday, but in a move that I would consider very much draft related, the Rams traded thier 5th rounder to the Chiefs for Dante Hall. There is also a chance they swapped 3rd rounders (STL is 82nd overall, KC 84th overall prior to a trade), but I haven't seen that confirmed.

I'm very excited about this move. I know Hall isn't as explosive as he was a few years ago, in part because people know him and what he could do so they play him better.

But nonetheless, this is the first time since Tony Horne and Az Hakim that the Rams had any worthwhile really worthwhile return man.

There were a lot of hints that the Rams were going to go with Ted Ginn Jr. at 13th overall in the draft, but that seems very unlikely now.

Has hall fumbled lately? If not, then yeah, great pickup. (Lordy, I miss Horne....)

If they had burned the 1st on Ginn though.....(if they burned the first on anyone who doesn't play defense for that matter.....) my tv might have been broke.

Since we are on the subject of Ram drafts, given their past performance in drafting, I really hope they pull off the Jenkins deal.

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I'm with you, but we do have a new outlook and a new guy in charge of drafting.

Hopefully it's a new result.

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Wasn't there a bit of a backlash a while ago against "Official" threads? There's currently four of them on the first page, counting Tnak's typo.

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With any luck the Browns will trade down for more picks. Then again hoping for luck with the Browns is like hoping for a white Christmas in Miami. Screw it. They're going to suck no matter who they pick so why worry about it? :D

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I thought of framing this and sending it to the Falcons for their war room Saturday. :P

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Of course, my team's the one that traded its entire draft for Ricky Williams. :cursing:

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As the first Bucs fan to post here, I'd like to see them do their damnedest to draft Calvin Johnson. If by chance he's off the board, and we cant find a team willing to work with us in a trade for our draft pick, I'd like to see us go for Joe Thomas.

We'll see in a day or so what happens.

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As the first Bucs fan to post here, I'd like to see them do their damnedest to draft Calvin Johnson. If by chance he's off the board, and we cant find a team willing to work with us in a trade for our draft pick, I'd like to see us go for Joe Thomas.

We'll see in a day or so what happens.

Id personally rather see Gaines Adams in Red and Pewter if CJ isnt available.

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John Clayton?s & Len Pasquarelli?s Mock Draft over at ESPN.com

1. Oakland - JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU

2. Detroit - Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech

3. Cleveland - Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma

4. Tampa Bay - Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin

5. Arizona - Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas

6. Washington - Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville

7. Minnesota - Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame

8. Atlanta - LaRon Landry, S, LSU

9. Miami - Levi Brown, OT, Penn State

10. Houston - Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson

11. San Francisco - Patrick Willis, LB, Mississippi (I Hope they land him and maybe Dwayne Jarrett in the 2nd round)*

12. Buffalo - Leon Hall, CB, Michigan

13. St. Louis - Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh

14. Carolina - Reggie Nelson, S, Florida

15. Pittsburgh - Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska

16. Green Bay - Marshawn Lynch, RB, California

17. Jacksonville - Aaron Ross, CB, Texas

18. Cincinnati - John Beason, LB, Miami

19. Tennessee - Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee

20. N.Y. Giants - Lawrence Timmons, LB, Florida State

21. Denver - Alan Branch, DT, Michigan

22. Dallas - Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State

23. Kansas City - Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan

24. New England - Michael Griffin, S, Texas

25. N.Y. Jets - Greg Olsen, TE, Miami

26. Philadelphia - Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami

27. New Orleans - Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU

28. New England - David Harris, LB, Michigan

29. Baltimore - Aaron Sears, OG, Tennessee

30. San Diego - Steve Smith, WR, USC

31. Chicago - Jarvis Moss, DE, Florida

32. Indianapolis - Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee

*There is a big rumor going around that Atlanta will trade up to #2 and draft Calvin Johnson. Then Detroit at #8 will take Patrick Willis (Nooooooo!)

Edited by GreenShoe

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32. Indianapolis - Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee

This is the one that I've been hearing the most, and I agree with it wholeheartedly. D-Line is the Colts biggest concern right now and should be the first thing addressed. The two ideas that I've heard as possible alternatives would be to either trade down for the Jets 2nd round picks or to take Dwayne Jarrett. If the latter happens, I may just throw something. Nothing against Jarrett but I really don't think a 3rd dominant receiver is the best option for the Colts, unless they're using him as bait for something else.

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John Clayton?s & Len Pasquarelli?s Mock Draft over at ESPN.com

1. Oakland - JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU

2. Detroit - Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech

3. Cleveland - Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma

4. Tampa Bay - Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin

5. Arizona - Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas

6. Washington - Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville

7. Minnesota - Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame

8. Atlanta - LaRon Landry, S, LSU

9. Miami - Levi Brown, OT, Penn State

10. Houston - Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson

11. San Francisco - Patrick Willis, LB, Mississippi (I Hope they land him and maybe Dwayne Jarrett in the 2nd round)*

12. Buffalo - Leon Hall, CB, Michigan

13. St. Louis - Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh

14. Carolina - Reggie Nelson, S, Florida

15. Pittsburgh - Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska

16. Green Bay - Marshawn Lynch, RB, California

17. Jacksonville - Aaron Ross, CB, Texas

18. Cincinnati - John Beason, LB, Miami

19. Tennessee - Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee

20. N.Y. Giants - Lawrence Timmons, LB, Florida State

21. Denver - Alan Branch, DT, Michigan

22. Dallas - Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State

23. Kansas City - Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan

24. New England - Michael Griffin, S, Texas

25. N.Y. Jets - Greg Olsen, TE, Miami

26. Philadelphia - Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami

27. New Orleans - Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU

28. New England - David Harris, LB, Michigan

29. Baltimore - Aaron Sears, OG, Tennessee

30. San Diego - Steve Smith, WR, USC

31. Chicago - Jarvis Moss, DE, Florida

32. Indianapolis - Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee

*There is a big rumor going around that Atlanta will trade up to #2 and draft Calvin Johnson. Then Detroit at #8 will take Patrick Willis (Nooooooo!)

Greenshoe, because you're from Cali, and for anybody else that has seen him play: Almost every mock draft has Marshawn Lynch to the Packers. I haven't seen much of him. Should I be excited? My initial reaction is a little underwhelmed.

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The more and more I think about it, I really, really want the Lions to draft Calvin Johnson. He's clearly the most hyped player in the draft, according to what I've gathered from ESPN and the like. From what I've heard over the last day or so, the Lions are really interested, which seems like a better idea than going after an O-lineman 2nd overall. Although the Lions just picked up a WR from Minny(I forget which...Robinson maybe?), I'd still like to have a Roy/Furrey/CJ combo. I'm assuming somewhere in the draft, the Lions will in fact get the O-line help they need.

On a side note, I'd love to see Drew Stanton in honolulu blue. Personally, I'd rather have him than Brady Quinn. I'm not taking anything away from Quinn - he's a great player, no doubt, but I liked what I saw from Stanton more.

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Im starting to get that sinking feeling that not only will Tampa not get Calvin Johnson, but that this will turn out to be one of the most disasterous drafts in recent memory. :blink:

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