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2007 NFL Draft *** Gameday Thread ***

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Shamrock, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. BeTheHammerNotTheNail

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    At 270? What, between TE and OT? Ha.
     
  2. CoronaDoug

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    He is not even a blocking TE. ?? Hmm:icon_shrug:
     
  3. hoff529

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    Hey guys I love the Chandler pick.
     
  4. CoronaDoug

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    I would understand this pick if we didn't have Gates and Malamanalkjroinvn on the roster.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

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    Chandler's definetely a BPA as he was rated the 4th TE on most charts after Ben Patrick

    He's a big target who with some training and working could probably replace Manumaleuna. Can you imagine two huge TEs like that? Chandler's actually BIGGER then Gates! there's definetely some potential here
     
  6. MtlBoltsFan

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    AJ: "line em up THREE deep"

    That's why we made the pick. Chandler is young, has good upside... We will be using him on 2TE 3rd and long where he's an upgrade over manu... he'll be a good weapon. Nice pick, he should have gone earlier... this is value.
     
  7. hoff529

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    Why ? The guy is 6 7. Give him a year to develope and he is an awewome 2nd TE.
     
  8. CoronaDoug

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    Why would you replace Manumaleuna? This guy is not even a blocking TE?
     
  9. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Scott Chandler is a rich man's Ryan Krause
     
  10. BeTheHammerNotTheNail

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    Doesn't it seem like if we are going to keep drafting guys from the same school it should be SC, Florida, FSU, Ohio State, etc. instead of... Iowa?

    I hope we take Fonoti Junior (DT Thomas) next.
     
  11. hoff529

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    Thanks You. 6 7 is easy to find in the Red Zone.
     
  12. AnteaterCharger

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    WTF?!?!?!:icon_eek:
     
  13. MtlBoltsFan

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    leisure go sit on Walter Thomas' lap ok
     
  14. MtlBoltsFan

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    Looks like AJ is banking on a 5th or 7th round o-line STEAL again :abq2:
     
  15. AnteaterCharger

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    did you have to be so graphic? seeing little yellow balls blowing each other wasn't so pleasant to see at 10am
     
  16. goboilers

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    scott chandler is pretty pretty good...
     
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    I was hopeing for a OL, DL pick... but all is good :tup: :bolt:
     
  18. AnteaterCharger

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    damnit Le'ron McLain went to the Ravens
     
  19. hoff529

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    Overall: Chandler appeared in six games as a true freshman in 2003 but did not record any statistics. Prior to the 2004 season, Chandler moved from wide receiver to tight end. In 2004, he played in all 12 games, caught 24 passes for 324 yards (13.5 average), and scored two touchdowns. Chandler again played in all 12 games during the 2005 season, this time making nine starts. He finished the year with 552 receiving yards on 47 receptions (11.7 average) and two touchdowns. During the 2006 season, Chandler started all 13 games while amassing 46 receptions for 591 yards (12.8 average) and six touchdowns, leading to a Big-Ten honorable mention selection.
    A former wide receiver, Chandler is a developmental tight end prospect with some intriguing upside. He shows good athleticism, ball skills and run-after-catch ability as a receiver, but he lacks ideal speed to consistently stretch the field at the next level. More concerning is the fact that Chandler lacks the strength and toughness to adequately match up as an in-line blocker in the NFL. Chandler grades out as a late-first day prospect in a weak 2007 class of tight ends.
     
  20. goboilers

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    drew on espn...
     
  21. AnteaterCharger

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    giving Drew some love well deserved
     
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    Why is Brandon Siler still on the board ?

    Strengths: Aggressive, has a quick first step and makes plays at the line of scrimmage. Plays with a mean streak and is big enough to hold ground against most fullbacks when stays low to the ground. Shown above-average upper body strength and flashes the ability to shed blocks quickly. Uses hands to protect legs and generally does a nice job of fighting off cut blocks. Plays with a good motor and always seems to be around the ball at the end of the play. Displays good straight-line speed, closes fairly well and flashes the ability to deliver big hits. Wraps up upon contact and is a sound open field tackler when gets into good position. Times blitzes well, flashes the ability to run through blockers in the backfield and takes the shortest path to the quarterback.

    Weaknesses: Doesn't always take sound pursuit angles, has problems locating the ball carrier despite size and gets caught out of position at times. Fast on a straight-line but lacks ideal athleticism. He's a bit stiff in the hips and loses too much time in transition when changing directions. He lacks ideal range in zone coverage and isn't fluid enough to match up versus quicker NFL running backs man-to-man. Lacks ideal ball skills and isn't a playmaker in coverage.

    Overall: Siler appeared in all 12 games (six starts)as a true freshman in 2004 and finished with 77 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks, earning SEC Freshman of the Year honors (coaches). In 2005 he started all 12 games and recorded 64 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, four sacks, seven fumble recoveries, and one safety. Siler started 13 of 14 games in 2006, missing the Western Carolina game because of a knee injury, and registered 77 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery, earning him third team All-American honors (AP) and second team All-SEC accolades (coaches and media).
    Siler is an effective interior run stuffer who plays with a mean streak and never stops working. However, while he's fast on a straight-line, he doesn't display great agility when working laterally and he's a bit sluggish in coverage. Simply put; Siler is a better football player than athlete and he will need to overcome his lack of ideal physical tools in order to earn a starting job in the NFL. We think he's capable of doing so, which is why he grades out as a third round prospect.
     
  23. goboilers

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  24. MtlBoltsFan

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    leisure calm yourself ok... chandler has the potential to develop into a #1 tight end where he'll be playing as a #2 in our system down the road. He is a weapon... he is 6'7 can bulk up to 280 and he is very quick and agile for his size and is great after the catch where he'll turn up the field quickly and use spin moves and stiff arms. excellent pick. remember leisure we are picking at the end of every round, what the hell do you expect? chances are that your boy walter thomas won't even be in the nfl next year. chandler is an nfl quality player with great potential.
     

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