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Booga's Draft Predictions

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Bolts4lyfe, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    An Article writer wrote this, thought it was pretty entertaining thought I'd share

    I also share some of these thoughts:



    -Courtney Upshaw and Mark Barron will be gone by the time the Chargers pick at 18.

    -Quinton Coples will be a bust. If you have trouble ”getting going” in college then that doesn’t fare well in the NFL. NFL stands for not for long if you have no heart and take plays off constantly.

    -There will be at least 5 trades in the first round. At least.

    -Courtney Upshaw will be a serviceable DE in a 4-3. Nothing more and maybe less?

    -Although @CharleyCasserly predicts no QBs in the 2nd rd, I predict at least two.

    -Michael Floyd will easily be the best WR in this draft class. Blackmon will be good but Floyd will be great.

    -At least one player from Alabama will wear Lightning Bolts come April.

    -A.J. Smith will “move around” in more than 1 rd of this draft.

    -Janoris Jenkins will be suspended by year two for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

    -Brandon Weeden will be drafted in the late first or very, very early second.

    -Kirk Cousins and Kellen Moore will “battle it out” to be the third best QB taken in this draft. Yes, Moore will be drafted, albeit, late.

    -Doug Martin will easily be the 2nd best RB taken. He will be a steal even if he is taken in the late first. Here’s to hoping he doesn’t go to Denver. He is my favorite RB in this draft. That doesn’t mean I think he is better than Richardson. But, Martin is NFL ready in blitz pickup, too. Having Martin in this draft would make me, as a GM, trade down if I needed a RB early. He looks like the total package to me.

    -I will have a buzz by the time the Chargers pick. Yes, that includes if we move up from #18. I am already extremely nervous. By the time draft day rolls around I am sure I’ll be at defcon 47 petrified status. Don’t quote me on that, please.

    -Ryan Tannehill will be overdrafted. This seems far too obvious to me. Not enough college experience to translate into being ready to play in the pros. The draft is so interesting. My gut says that Giants GM Reese has it right. Always take the B.P.A. Yet when I hope on who the Bolts should take I base it solely on need. It’s more than a flawed science. It’s a crapshoot to the N-th degree.

    -Dontari Poe will prove to be a “workout warrior.” I have to admit that I lit up like a christmas tree after watching him at the combine. An event that I have seen 6 times, mind you. No consistent game tape should be the biggest evaluation tool. Buyer beware.

    -Kendall Wright will be the next Troy Williamson. I’m just not buying him as an outside guy. He’s only 5’10″. He will find it difficult in the slot as well, imo.

    -Stephon Gilmore will be the 2nd CB off the board. He will also be the best statistically after three years. Yes, even over Claiborne. Claiborne’s ball skills are insane though.

    -Trumaine Johnson will not last until the 3rd rd. That one is for you Tuck. I still worry about his level of competition. He will be overdrafted in the 2nd due to his size. He will end up being a safety down the road.

    -George Iloka will prove to be the best Safety in this draft. The guy has great size, speed, and versatility. He is the “answer” to multiple TE sets. I like him almost as much as I do Ray Ray Armstrong who will come out next year from the U.

    -Andrew Luck will have trouble winning 4 games this year. Prove me wrong. They have done very little in Indy to provide a winning/supporting cast to who should be the first pick in the draft.

    -Donovan McNabb will look ignorant again for his comments on RGIII not fitting the Redskins system. Personally, even if he doesn’t go to Washington, he will be a fit where ever he goes. Yes, he is going to be a Redskin.

    -The Chargers will have TWO first round picks this year. I see A.J. “partially” mortgaging the future to get both players he wants in the first. I just hope its with CLE at #22 or NE at #27. If he waits longer than that, without trading down prior to those picks, the more likely it is he won’t get either guy he wants/covets.

    -Vontaze Burfict will be a Charger. Wow, hard to believe I just wrote that. If A.J. were capable to step outside the “A.J. kinda guy mold” then this would be the year. He goes to us in the fifth.

    -New England will acquire at least one “new” first round pick for next year’s draft.

    -Detroit will draft another pothead. Sorry, Yvonne. Look at last year’s draft. It’s a strong possiblity.

    -New Orleans, Oakland, and Atlanta will wish they had a first round pick. I know what you’re thinking. Of course every team always wishes they had a first round pick. I am not buying into the general constituency that this is a weak draft. I find the first three rounds to be very strong at most positions. This is one of those drafts where I feel you have to go out of your way to mess it up. But what do I know.
     
  2. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    By "article writer", I assume you mean the Bleacher Report. :D
     
  3. Bolts4lyfe

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    Ha! Ha! very funny:sneaky:

    actually boltbeat
     
  4. Joy Division

    Joy Division Slightly-known Member

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    Why the hate on Bleacher Report?
    1. It's a good read for entertainment value.
    2. It's as accurate as any of the "expert/gurus" on the mainstream sites when it comes to the draft.
    3. I've actually seen better draft predictions on this site more than once compared with the so-called "experts".
    4. #3 doesn't include Chargers draft predictions.
     
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  5. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    They tease me because I posted a forum of top WR's that was written from BR, but I agree completely Draft predictions on their are more logical than some of the posts from Kiper and Mcshay etc.
     
  6. Buck Melanoma

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    Bleacher Report's draft predictions may be as accurate as any. BFD. My first year participating in a BT draft I got the the 1st 10 picks correct & 12 of the 1st 13. Doesn't make me any sort of expert.

    BR articles, for the most part, are poorly analyzed & highly subjective.
     
  7. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    I just said more logical,

    why most of the "experts" are like "well the Chargers just signed 5 wr's this off season, and since they finished last in the league at stopping 3rd downs I think the Chargers should draft Kendall Wright"

    some dude on BR hit every spot of need with great picks

    18 - Nick Perry, LB, USC
    49 - Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame
    79 - Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
    110 - Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
    149 - Lucas Nix, OG, Pittsburgh
    183 - Jacquies Smith, DE, Missouri
    226 - Miles Burris, LB, San Diego State
    250 - Ronnie Cameron, DT, Old Dominion
     
  8. DenverBolt67

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    And ridiculously biased and uninformed for the most part
     
  9. DenverBolt67

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    I would be OK with that draft, although I doubt Smith is available at 49. We will likely have to move up to the 35-40 range to even have a chance to get Smith
     
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  10. Buck Melanoma

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    I believe subjective = biased & uninformed = poorly analyzed.
     
  11. DenverBolt67

    DenverBolt67 BoltTalker

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    Those words could mean other things as well. An opinion could be subjective without being biased toward one team or another.

    But I get your point. We are saying the same thing. That site is complete garbage
     

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