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Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Posted on: April 22, 2010 11:15 pm
 
For many, the biggest story of the first round will be Tim Tebow. Or the jump of Tyson Alualu. Or the high number of trades. The fact that seven defensive backs made the first round. The "second" run on offensive tackles that many (including myself) had projected never materializing...
However, the most surprising result might be how three of the most well known names in college football slipped completely out of the top 32.

Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen, USC's Taylor Mays, and Texas' Sergio Kindle entered the draft viewed by some as three of the "safer" picks to make the first round. While Clausen and Mays, in particular, were projected by many to slip, few thought they'd actually slip out of the first round entirely.

If the NFL had hoped to build drama for their Friday coverage, they couldn't have hoped for much more of a story. Many of the most recognizable players in the draft are still waiting to hear their names called.


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Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: April 23, 2010 1:58 pm
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Andre Ware, David Klingler, Ty Detmer, Colt Brennan, Graham Harrell, Tim Rattay, Akili Smith, the list goes on and on and on.  Better numbers in college mean absolutely nothing.  You might as well have compared their respective zodiac signs



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2010 12:25 pm
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Then I go and put two S's in Clausen, what an idiot!



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2010 12:23 pm
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

People crack me up, they act like they know football then they type stuff like this, he did get Jeff's name right, so maybe he was just trying to be funny.  As for Claussen, here are some numbers to compare, not to say that he will have the same type of career but this is one of the things that people use to rate a QB:

Peyton Manning, junior year - 380 attempts, 243 completions, 63.9% completion rate, 3287 yds, 20 td's, 12 int's (had 4 in one game alone against Florida).

Jimmy Claussen, junior year - 425 attempts, 284 completions, 68% completion rate, 3722 yds, 28 td's, 4 int's.

Better numbers may not always translate (see Ryan Leaf) but they have to mean something, good luck Jimmy.



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2010 11:50 am
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Boy I could not agree with you more on Jimmy Clausen. The guy was not great in college and Mel Kiper had him going top 4 at one point. Bradford was the only QB worth taking a shot at and he is a longshot in my opinion. Tebow to Denver just blew me away and that GM will be sent packing in the next 2 years.

 




is that you pete prisco?



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2010 10:18 am
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Rumors swirling that Kindle had microfracture surgery recently on his reconstructed knee.



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2010 9:48 am
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Boy I could not agree with you more on Jimmy Clausen. The guy was not great in college and Mel Kiper had him going top 4 at one point. Bradford was the only QB worth taking a shot at and he is a longshot in my opinion. Tebow to Denver just blew me away and that GM will be sent packing in the next 2 years.



Since: May 25, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2010 9:11 am
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Are you aware that Samardzija hasn't played football in at least three years and pitches out of the Chicago Cubs bullpen? Just out of curiosity but how does an NFL team do a package deal where they draft a player and also get an MLB setup man with him?




Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 23, 2010 9:02 am
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

No. No. Jimmy Clausen is the 2nd best QB in the draft. The needs from the other teams were greater. Tim Tebow was a surprise no doubt. He will be a good one also. Denver coach Josh is rolling the dice and that is what this about. No one knows if the player can play at  the next level.



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2010 3:22 am
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Wanna bet?
Seriously Clausen will be the third QB taken, and should have been the second aside from the Denver Bronco idiocy.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2010 1:03 am
 

Big names slipping top story of the 1st Round

Um....no.


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