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The OFFICIAL Draft Day Thread!!!

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Thumper, Apr 26, 2008.

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    Miami Kicks Off Round 2 With Philip Merling...



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  2. mandude

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    Official Bolttalk 2008 NFL Draft Thread

    hey so can someone give me the story on this guy, first time I've heard his name. Don't really follow college football.. thanks guys.
     
  3. Thumper

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    ESPN just showed a graphic that said they will have a Norv turner interview coming on soon.
     
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    Cool :)
     
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    AJ drafted Cason because he's the better player. IMO it's not even close.
     
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    He's had a really productive college career, hard worker, he was the face of the Arizona team, so he's a leader, great awareness and instincts, smart, and aggressive.

    He slipped because he's a little thin and didn't have a great 40 time.

    He was the best rated CB going into the season and would of been a 1st rounder if he decided to enter the draft last season.
     
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    Antoine Cason Scouting Report

    Cornerback | Senior | Arizona

    Height: 6-01/4 | Weight: 191 | 40-Time: 4.52

    Strengths:
    Good athleticism...Decent size with long arms...Excellent instincts, anticipation and awareness...Playmaker with terrific hands and ball skills...Is quick and plays faster than he times...Very aggressive...Good technique and footwork...Does a solid job of supporting the run...A reliable tackler...Pretty tough...Smart, a hard worker and a leader...Very productive...Confident and has a short memory...Terrific bloodlines.

    Weaknesses:
    Does not have great timed speed and lacks a burst...Will have to get stronger...Is not overly physical...Struggles to recover when beat...Hips are not very fluid...Has trouble taking on / shedding blockers...Probably won't be an ideal fit for everyone.

    Notes:
    Father Wendell played at Oregon and for the Atlanta Falcons from 1984-1987, his brother Dione ran track at Washington St. and two of his cousins (Ken-yon Rambo and Avieon Cason) played in the NFL...Started the Cason Cares campaign to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his late grandfather...Was also a member of the Wildcat track team...Prototypical zone corner...Also being looked at as a potential safety..Not quite the pro prospect that his college press clippings would lead you to believe...Very good player whose lack of top speed will hurt him on draft day...He's the type you hate to doubt due to those top-notch intangibles.

    Career Statistics

    Year

    2004
    11 games played
    70 tackles
    6 passes broken up
    4 interceptions
    88 yards

    2005
    11 games played
    50 tackles
    5 passes broken up
    3 interceptions
    40 yards

    2006
    12 games played
    62 tackles
    7 passes broken up
    3 interceptions
    57 yards

    2007
    12 games played
    71 tackles
    14 passes broken up
    5 interceptions
    164 yards

    Totals
    46 games played
    253 tackles
    32 passes broken up
    15 interceptions
    349 yards
     
  8. Thumper

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    Official Bolttalk 2008 NFL Draft Thread

    Ummm.... You know there was already an official NFL Draft Thread when this one was created. We don't need two, so this is getting merged.
     
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    sounds like a great pick. He can put on weight, and a less than perfect 40 could mean a lot things. Sounds great for the nickle.
     
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    My Bad...


    For The Sake Of Keepin The Thread Up To Date...
     
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    New Orleans Stalls On The Shockey Trade And Selects CB Tracy Porter
     
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    Yea if we were going Corner this is the guy I wanted, imo the best cb in the draft.
     
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    wasn't he a first rounder this year? :icon_huh:
     
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    Yea, but if he left a year early he was good enough to be a first rounder then too, actually he might of gone higher, although that would of depended on the combine and stuff.
     
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    I wish we had second and third round picks, but I'm happy with who we got for them.
     
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    Here's a recap of the picks so far in the AFC West:

    Chargers
    Round 1, Pick 27 Antoine Cason CB

    Chiefs
    Round 1, Pick 5 Glenn Dorsey DT
    Round 1, Pick 15 (From Lions) Branden Albert OG
    Round 2, Pick 4 Brandon Flowers CB

    Broncos
    Round 1, Pick 12 Ryan Clady OT
    Round 2, Pick 11 Eddie Royal WR

    Raiders
    Round 1, Pick 4 Darren McFadden RB
     
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    I'm prob'n for some info here Charger fans.... Hook me up with the knowledge...I need the readers digest draft update from my boys online...

    Get me the shockers, highlights, who reached, who scored, who flopped thus far. I have been in Corona at a baseball tourney with my son and missed everything up until 20 minutes ago.

    Hook me up fellas.

    TBF
     
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    Not much to update you. We took Antoine Cason CB from Arizona. No more picks for the Bolts until the 4th round unless some sort of trade is made.
     
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    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    4th? don't you mean 5th?
     
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    OHHHHHH BOYYYYY!!!!!

    7 Trojans Taken On The First Day....



    Man I'm Proud Of Em All......



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    our next pick(s) are in the 5th round, baring a trade
     
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    You mean Kiper or the "experts" here?? :icon_tease:
     
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    Kiper gives us a C+ :icon_tease:
     
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    C'mon Wabbit, can't ahve too manya those :icon_tease:
     
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    Figures... He didn't even rate Cason in his top 5. :unsure:
     
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    Awesome! :tup:


    He thought we reached on Cromartie in 05, and didn't really like our draft.


    There are several people who ranked Cason as the best CB in the draft, and 1 had him as the 7th best player in the draft. He was great in college but for some reason he just became underrated and overlooked and magically all of a sudden he became a 2nd round player by the major people.
     
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    You're getting a reputation as a trouble maker. :icon_tease:
     
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    What did he rate the rest in the west?
     
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    if anthony reddick is available later he will get signed here. he was better than phillips until he got injured. this team needs a miami hurricane on the roster to get over the top. peace
     
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    Frank Okam would be a great pick up if he is still around in the 6th.....maybe the 5th. Maurice Murray would be a good project, too...
     

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