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Draft an Alabama player! (Poll)

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Workplay, Mar 8, 2012.

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We should draft...

  1. Courtney Upshaw, DE

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. Mark Barron, SS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Dont'a Hightower, ILB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Workplay

    Workplay scompl

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    Which player from Alabama would be the best fit for us? At least 2 or 3 of these guys will be on the board when we pick at #18. Let's say all 4 are there, who do you pick?
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Carpe Diem et omni Mundio Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Value wise - Kirkpatrick
    Need wise - Upshaw
     
  3. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

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    Chapman in the 4th.
     
  4. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

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    What are the odds on a LSU player? :p
     
  5. Ikeman83

    Ikeman83 Werter Pöbel

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    I think you have to be somewhat wary of someone with elite production on an elite team, who lacks the measurables. An elite player on a crap team can be focused on (which makes quality production by that player more noteworthy), while a simply "very good" player surrounded by other very good players cannot.

    I remember when Auburn won the national title in 2005 and 4 players from the program were drafted in the first. Of Ronnie Brown, Cadillac Williams, Carlos Rogers, and Jason Campbell, only Rogers has been a non-bust, and then only in his 7th year in the league on his 2nd team.

    I'm not saying that good players don't come from good/winning college programs, but you have to be careful with regard to what it is you're getting.
     
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