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Official 2014 NFL Draft Thread

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, May 8, 2014.

  1. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    Top 5 best available in each position, lots of talent to be had


    QUARTERBACK
    1. Derek Carr, Fresno State (6-2, 214)
    2. Tom Savage, Pittsburgh (6-4, 228)
    3. Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois (6-2, 226)
    4. AJ McCarron, Alabama (6-3, 220)
    5. Zach Mettenberger, LSU (6-5, 224)

    RUNNING BACK
    1. Carlos Hyde, Ohio State (6-0, 230)
    2. Bishop Sankey, Washington (5-10, 209)
    3. Tre Mason, Auburn (5-9, 207)
    4. Jeremy Hill, LSU (6-1, 233)
    5. Andre Williams, Boston College (5-11, 230)

    WIDE RECEIVER
    1. Marqise Lee, USC (6-0, 192)
    2. Allen Robinson, Penn State (6-3, 220)
    3. Cody Latimer, Indiana (6-3, 215)
    4. Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (6-3, 212)
    5. Donte Moncrief, Mississippi (6-2, 221)

    TIGHT END
    1. Jace Amaro, Texas Tech (6-5, 265)
    2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (6-6, 262)
    3. Troy Niklas, Notre Dame (6-7, 270)
    4. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa (6-5, 265)
    5. Arthur Lynch, Georgia (6-5, 258)

    OFFENSIVE TACKLE
    1. Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (6-7, 322)
    2. Morgan Moses, Virginia (6-6, 314)
    3. Jack Mewhort, Ohio State (6-6, 309)
    4. Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (6-6, 336)
    5. Cameron Fleming, Stanford (6-5, 323)

    OFFENSIVE GUARD
    1. Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA (6-4, 308)
    2. Joel Bitonio, Nevada (6-4, 302)
    3. Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (6-3, 336)
    4. Trai Turner, LSU (6-3, 310)
    5. Dakota Dozier, Furman (6-4, 313)

    CENTER
    1. Marcus Martin, USC (6-3, 320)
    2. Weston Richburg, Colorado State (6-3, 298)
    3. Travis Swanson, Arkansas (6-5, 312)
    4. Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma (6-4, 304)
    5. Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (6-5, 297)

    DEFENSIVE END
    1. Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State (6-3, 251)
    2. Kony Ealy, Missouri (6-4, 273)
    3. Scott Crichton, Oregon State (6-3, 273)
    4. Kareem Martin, North Carolina (6-6, 272)
    5. Trent Murphy, Stanford (6-5, 250)

    DEFENSIVE TACKLE
    1. Louis Nix, Notre Dame (6-2, 331)
    2. Timmy Jernigan, Florida State (6-2, 299)
    3. Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (6-6, 304)
    4. Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota (6-6, 310)
    5. Da'Quan Jones, Penn State (6-4, 322)

    OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
    1. Carl Bradford, Arizona State (6-1, 250)
    2. Kyle Van Noy, BYU (6-3, 243)
    3. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech (6-3, 252)
    4. Telvin Smith, Florida State (6-3, 218)
    5. Chris Smith, Arkansas (6-1, 266)

    INSIDE LINEBACKER
    1. Chris Borland, Wisconsin (6-0, 248)
    2. Shayne Skov, Stanford (6-2, 245)
    3. Preston Brown, Louisville (6-1, 251)
    4. Brock Coyle, Montana (6-1, 235)
    5. Lamin Barrow, LSU (6-1, 237)

    CORNERBACK
    1. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (5-8, 184)
    2. Phillip Gaines, Rice (6-0, 193)
    3. Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Nebraska (6-3, 218)
    4. Keith McGill, Utah (6-3, 211)
    5. Jaylen Watkins, Florida (6-0, 194)

    FREE SAFETY
    1. Terrence Brooks, Florida State (5-11, 198)
    2. Marqueston Huff, Wyoming (5-11, 196)
    3. Dion Bailey, USC (6-0, 201)
    4. Ed Reynolds, Stanford (6-1, 207)
    5. Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt (6-0, 207)

    STRONG SAFETY
    1. Brock Vereen, Minnesota (6-0, 199)
    2. Dezmen Southward, Wisconsin (6-0, 211)
    3. Craig Loston, LSU (6-1, 217)
    4. Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (5-11, 210)
    5. Ahmad Dixon, Baylor (6-0, 212)
     
  2. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

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    I guess... not if the guy atop your board by a long way is there sitting in your lap. Don't want to risk moving down and losing out. TT must absolutely love Verrett.
     
  3. Dublin Bolt

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    I'd love to know were that the case, Dennard yes but Gilbert?
     
  4. Dublin Bolt

    Dublin Bolt BoltTalker

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    That was a terrible pick, right up there with the Miami one.
     
  5. Dublin Bolt

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    100% agree, great pick.
     
  6. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    Based off the guys of character type that the team seems to like, don't sleep on Brandon Dixon on D3. He needs to clean up some technique, but offers at least the same upside as Wright had as a prospect and comes with added ST and returner ability/experience.
     
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  7. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    See that's my thinking. If "your guy" is there and someone's not blowing your phone up when you hit the clock (trust me, if teams were calling they were calling while the Chiefs and Bengals were on the clock - it's not like teams only have one person making outgoing calls from the war room) with an offer that's too great to pass on, I'm a firm believe your trust your board and take your guy PERIOD. I don't care where other people have him ranked and if the pundits might think you could have traded back and gotten him a "little later". If it's absolutely "your guy" that's the best remaining at the top of your board and you think he's going to bring something special to your team - don't chance not getting him.
     
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  8. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    It wasn't terrible - all accounts have been that Smith is higher thought of in pro scouting circles than he was by fans and the internet/media pundits. Where I dinged the Iggles is not so much the value of the player at the pick (I had a mid-high 2nd grade on him - this was a late 1st pick), but rather the same reason I was hesitant about us taking a guy like Dee Ford in the 1st - are you getting enough impact out of a 1st round pick taking a developmental pass-rusher who is only likely to see the field on 3rd downs in Y1? I only truly advise it when the guy has a truly ELITE type of ceiling (i.e. off-the-wall athleticism and size) the likes of Aldon Smith or Jason Pierre-Paul
     
  9. Moses

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    Still some good players left, who would the dream pick for us be in the second and third rounds?
     
  10. boltssbbound

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    Khalil Mack in the 2nd and Sammy Watkins in the 3rd. Well, you did say "dream."
     
  11. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Ideally Marquise Lee or Kyle Van Noy in the second and perhaps if Kouandijo falls to the third
     
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    What do you think of Jernigan in the second?

    I'm surprised Kony Ealy didn't go last night
     
  14. BoltsFanUK

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    Woke a happy charger fan today (is there any other kind) great pick- now to see what day two brings
     
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  15. DanB 21

    DanB 21 BoltTalker

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    The only thing that would 'bug me' about this pick, is the knowledge that Denard was taken one before us. Though the Bolts didn't waste time getting their pick in, maybe they were happy with either, so they took the one that was left.
    In hindsight, if you like both players, someone like me would have traded up and lost some picks, but TT stood fast and got who he seemed to have wanted.

    I just hope that he's as good as advertised, we already have a 5' 9 guy in Steve Williams so I hope he becomes more than a slot guy.
     
  16. AnteaterCharger

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    Admittedly I thought it was highly unlikely that Dennard could fall that far so I was already thinking Roby vs Verrett. That he went one pick before us doesn't feel great but that's like risking house money on a crazy bet. If it didn't come to pass, you didn't lose your money. Instead you took your hard earned money and put it on a safer likelier bet that should pan out.

    I'm not on the Jernigan bandwagon, even with his leverage don't think he's a great fit in our system.

    Top targets:
    1) Lee
    2) XSF
    3) Kouandijo
    4) Nix
    5) Adams
     
  17. SuperCharger92

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    It's still too early, but our nickel package, which is used 60% now a days in the NFL, is developing nicely.

    Freeney, Liuget, Reyes, Ingram as the DL, Te'o and Butler as the LB's, Williams and Verrett as our CB's, Gilchrist in the slot and Addae and Weddle on the back end. Our defense is getting more athletic, and I love it.

    Any upgrades are a bonus. Like Brandon Ghee turning the corner in his career or Shareece Wright improving off his play towards the end of the year.

    Lot of good players left. I think Telesco sits nicely at 57 unless he sees something he really likes. If we're going DL as in NT, we need a guy who is competent to play our system. Once our NT occupies more blockers, it improves the play of Liuget and Reyes and then also gives our OLB's 1 on 1's.
     
  18. JAMMER

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    Nix will fall to US!
     
  19. Bolts4lyfe

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    My 2 dream picks (based on my preference) would be

    Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Georgia Tech

    Will Sutton DL Arizona St. (I really like this kid, and still under the impression we're not exactly going for that 330lb body)
     
  20. Whooki Mane

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    can someone tell Kevin Acee 1) Verrett is 190 lbs not 178 and 2)he is actually 5 foot 9 and a half so the whole argument he just made in his article about how minimum height for a good corner is usually 5 10 is really pointless. Acee idc if you like the pick or not but jeeze at least get your facts straight dude
     
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  21. Bolts4lyfe

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    Anyone else let out a sigh of relief when Bengals took Dennard????

    I was at work and let out a Rick Flair "Woooooooo"
     
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  22. Bolts4lyfe

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    I kept hearing Acee ask Verrett questions about "how do you play bigger than 5'9"? and other question about how short he is in the media press call. It's like c'mon man ask a real question for once.
     
  23. Bolts4lyfe

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    How ridiculous would Houston DL be if they went Louis Nix at 33?
     
  24. Blitzy

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    Is your quote of his weight of 190 lb. a matter of record or his last weigh in at the combine / workouts? Because he is being listed at 180 lb. on his profile page on Google. I want to know if you have a link to his latest weighing-in. This is not a rhetorical Q!
     
  25. Blitzy

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    You mean the same Nix guy who some on here are projected to go late 3rd :p
     
  26. LT-Express

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    Not me because I was prepared to break my TV if we went with Roby.
     
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  27. Whooki Mane

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    He weighed in at 189 at the combine the link is below.
    http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jason-verrett?id=2543493
     
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  28. BoltsFanUK

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    I wonder if Verrett had to stop himself asking Acee how he writes above his intellect
     
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  29. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    well I'm not touching his man boobs either! LOL
     
  30. Bolts4lyfe

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    Oh God@#$%^t it's happening again:cautious:
    Worked out ok with Allen and at least this was before hand
     

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