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Red-flagged medicals led to Kindle, Brown's slips

Posted on: April 23, 2010 11:38 am
 
While Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen and USC safety Taylor Mays slipping out of the first round will generate much more attention, the two players I was more surprised to see slip out are receiving considerably less fanfare.

Texas pass rusher Sergio Kindle was being graded by some clubs as the best 3-4 rush linebacker in this class. I've spoken to teams who operate out of a 4-3 alignment that were convinced he could hold up as a defensive end in their scheme, as well, and had given him a first round grade.

Similarly, USC left tackle Charles Brown had been rising up draft boards. Brown had turned down the opportunity to play in the Senior Bowl due in part to the assurances he'd been receiving from teams that he was already a first round lock. The former tight end has the footwork that teams want in a blindside pass protector and had gained considerable strength and tenacity as a senior, his second season as the Trojan's left tackle after taking over for former All-American and first round pick, Sam Baker.

So what gives?

I'm told some teams had red-flagged each player for previous injuries.

Kindle has had multiple knee injuries in the past, drawing an equivalent of a "D" (on a typical A-F) scale grade for at least one team. It also didn't help that teams were concerned about off-field decision-making with Kindle, as he was arrested for a DUI in 2007 and ran his car into a Austin, Texas apartment while text messaging in 2009.

Brown missed no games over his two starting seasons with the Trojans, but his back was red-flagged by some clubs.

Sources were "a little bit" surprised to see both slip out of the first and acknowledged that each "should go quick" on Friday.


Comments

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2010 9:44 pm
 

Red-flagged medicals led to Kindle, Brown's slips

Pete Prisco... The Tim Tebow of online sports analysts. Pretty ironic that he dogs McDaniels and Tebow when he's accomplished absolutely nothing to set himself above, or even on par with 99.99% of the armchair analysts who comment on this board. Way to be consistent Pete, even if you're consistently wrong.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2010 4:22 pm
 

Red-flagged medicals led to Kindle, Brown's slips

Kiper that is.




Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2010 4:21 pm
 

Red-flagged medicals led to Kindle, Brown's slips

That is about the percentage correct for game picks as well for Prisco. Hell, that is a record Sunday for him. Worst analyst of all time. Wonder what he is batting? 



Since: Apr 21, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2010 4:13 pm
 

Red-flagged medicals led to Kindle, Brown's slips

Haha, nice post!  Pretty amazing though, when you can get just over 25% correct and be considered an "expert".  I wish it were like that in my line of work.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: April 23, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Red-flagged medicals led to Kindle, Brown's slips

The usual bottom feeder lol good post!



Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2010 12:32 pm
 

Red-flagged medicals led to Kindle, Brown's slips

Hey Rob,

We love to rip you guys when you get things wrong, so I figured we'd give you credit when you get it right...Here's the mock draft results from the "experts" for Round 1:

Rob Rang     &
nbsp;   = 9 correct  Not bad!!
Chad Reuter     = 7 correct
Clark Judge     
= 7 correct
Steve Wyche     = 7 correct
Bucky Brooks    = 7 correct
Charles Davis    = 6 correct
Pat Kirwan     
;    = 6 correct
Pete Prisco     
;   = 5 correct  The usual bottom feeder


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