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Rookie Talk

Discussion in 'Rookie Symposium' started by TryHardNation, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. TryHardNation

    TryHardNation Texas Gang or Die

    May 14, 2012
    Hey guys this is a thread for talking about your rookies so everyone can follow them.

    Kendle Maeweather MLB #5 Overall

    Coach Tryhard Nation has been shocked by the performance of this young rookie 'backer and says he might even be the best Linebacker he has ever had at his disposal. With Maeweathers 90 speed he is in every play creating havoc on all parts of the field. The Lions knew they wanted him, and knew that no one would trade up to get him so they dropped a couple spots and took him.

    Dylan Hagerup WR #6 Overall

    Coach Tryhard Nation wasn't looking for a WR when he made the offer for the 6th pick in the draft but when he saw the opportunity to take a great player he jumped on it. Hagerup is your traditional small speedy wide receiver but is extremely dangerous going deep. In practices, Coach has also said that he has seen Hagerup make multiple impressive diving catches and he thinks he will be the future.

    Rashon Tucker CB #34 Overall

    The Lipns wanted to bring in another CB to compete with Tai-Ler Finley this year. The were looking for a speedy guy with good coverage skills and think they have found that guy in Tucker. So far this pre season Tucker hasn't made any standout plays, but that is a result of him shutting down his WR. It will be an intresting battle to see who gets that #2 CB spot between Tucker and Finley.

    Crappy LT- Chatham-CUT

    5th Round #2 Marcus Barnes OLB

    Marcus Barnes hasn't received as much playing time this preseason as other rookies on the Lions roster. He was more of a best available player pick than a need. He has a bright future in front of him but he will have to wait for his opportunity to show out. Coach may try him at DE in a few packages this year.

    5th Round #3 Lucious Dufree RB

    Dufree is the future at the running back position for the Lions. He has been the most outstanding rookie thus far with multiple touchdowns to his name. He has all the physical tools you want from a running back and more. Coach has seen him break tackles, pull off spin moves, and catch balls out of the backfield. He has a shot to be great and is looking like the gem of the draft.

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

    Jun 19, 2011
    Ruckas Cage # 3 overall

    Will be a focal point in the offense of the Bears. Should open things up for B Marsh and Jeffery. Cant double anyone
  3. Coachmedicis

    Coachmedicis Walk On

    Feb 21, 2013
    It would be cool to have everyone recap their drafts again and write some predictions for the year. I'll start.


    Saints traded up to the first trading to grab the 23rd pick.

    1st Round - CB AJ Jones - Jones was a guy the Saints originally hoped would fall to them in the 2nd round but after further review, decided they couldn't wait any longer. Jones at 6'2 will provide some added height to a decent secondary. He will move into the starting lineup and will be expected to be a playmaker moving forward. Jones move to the starting line up keeps Stanford Routt in the slot to defend in the nickel package, where he excelled last year, leading the NFC in interceptions.

    2nd Round - RE Quinton Johnson - Not to be confused with Rampage Jackson, Johnson is also a monster at 6'6 and 280 pounds. His 89 speed off the edge will be tough for QB's and add to already stellar young set of DE's in Cross and Swift.

    The Saints then traded up again

    2nd Round - TE Dunne - Dunne was the best blocking TE and will give us needed blocking to seal off the edge on our zone running scheme and especially on the stretch plays. He comes in already at an 80 rating for Run Blocking and over the course of the next 2 seasons we will work to try and improve his 66 for catching.

    4th Round - TE Kellogg - Looking for a diamond in the rough, the Saints went with the best player available in 6'5 Kellogg. What Dunne lacks in catching, Kellogg makes up for. His 81 catching rating makes him a nice 3rd down and short and red zone target for Lejon Jackson.

    5th Round - CB Davis - Lincoln Davis out of Oklahoma was a steal in the 5th round. Thanks to coach RRah's draft projection, the Saints think they found a steal late in the 5th round, trading up again to draft this CB. He will be used in the Dime and Quarters package.

    After another successful season and claiming the difficult NFC South title for the 2nd year in a row, the Saints once again were defeated in the Divisional Round of the playoffs by a TE. So this year, a successful year will be winning at least 1 game in the playoffs and stopping a TE in the playoffs and keeping them under 150 yards receiving.

    Record - 12-4
    Hoping to reaching NFC Championship game this year.
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  4. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

    Mar 13, 2011
    Ricky Holloway is the preseason week 1 Offensive player of the week :D
  5. RRAHx2

    RRAHx2 Cleared for Takeoff

    Aug 22, 2012
    More teams need to post on this.. post up your rookies fellas! (Will do mine this afternoon)

    Crowe - JAX
    brizz98 - IND
    BrewBomber - HOU
    Hitmhrd72 - TEN

    oneshot24 - NE
    whatspeakyou - NYJ
    AwaLL - MIA
    CCTxWonTon - BUF

    nellycuz - PIT
    mmorgan184 - CLE
    Snake Eyez - CIN
    Wiznerd420 - BAL

    Aspect1 - OAK
    GDip - DEN
    SFRANGER6969 - KC
    T.B.A.R. - SD

    Jonathan Applegate - DAL
    The Rulah - WAS
    Craig Brown - PHI
    nicknick68 - NYG

    PantherKing1983 - CAR
    jay2149 - ATL
    Coachmedicis - NO
    Chief9 - TB

    Anthrax78 - SF
    SmashMouthFB33 - STL
    UofCWildcat - SEA
    RRAHx2 - ARI

    Toasted Cheeto- MIN
    TryHardNation - DET
    dillonb15 - GB
  6. Snake Eyez

    Snake Eyez Walk On

    Oct 31, 2012
    My CPU-assistant-GM sabotaged my draft, since I wasn't able to make it.

    I think I've cut every draftee I had except one (DJ Leopard).. and he will be on the trade block come next season.:)
  7. oneshot24

    oneshot24 Walk On

    Aug 20, 2012
    2nd Round: RB - Omari Maeweather: Maeweather was not the first player on Pats Board but would be the best choice when pats went up to Pick due to a few players on their board going ahead of him. He is a versatile Rb who has quick speed and is elusive when running the ball but can come out of the backfield and run routes just as good. Maeweather will be utilized as a 3rd down Rb and a change of pace player.
    2nd Round: WR - Corey Charles: Charles is a tall outside reciever who can stretch the field and has great speed and doesn't drop many passes, He has all the tools to be a starter however his Route Running ability lacks and in the Pats system thats a big problem, He will have to improve to get on the field.
    3rd Round: DT - Patrick Brooks: In the Offseason Pats traded Raji after under Performing the last 2 seasons, Pats knew they wanted a pass rushing DT so they went and Drafted Brooks, standing at 6'4 and 300 pounds brooks has great strength and has a the moves to be a dominate pass rushing DT.
    3rd Round: SS - Mylan Green: After losing out on a few Safety's in FA Pats knew they needed depth at the Position so they Drafted SS Mylan Green, He is a tall Safety who can play both SS and FS, he is a little on the slow side and lacks the coverage skills he is classified as a work in progress.
    3rd Round: LE - Bradley Hargrove: With only 1 LE on the Roster Pats wanted some Depth, so going with Hargrove was a no Brainer, He has great size standing at 6'5 he has great speed and can be a monster for QB's, He will be a situational pass rusher for this upcoming season.
    5th Round: CB - D.J. Jones: Atm DJ Jones is a special team player he lacks the coverage skills and awareness to be a complete player.
    5th Round: LG - Blake Cherocci: Blake is a monster on the Line standing at 6'7 and 330 pounds if groomed well he can be a monster in the NFL.
    Season Prediction: 11-5​
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  8. GDip

    GDip Walk On

    Jul 9, 2012
    1st rd - HB Jawara Baxter - after missing out on MLB Kendle Maeweather the Broncos traded down in the draft and were able to snag the 2nd best RB on their draft board in Jawara Baxter. He'll be used primarily as a compliment to Doug Martin. His strength will be in keeping defenses off balance with his speed. If he can handle the load he could be a 3DRB, despite the fact that Doug Martin is a very capable weapon out of the backfield.

    2nd rd - CB Harold Preston - Already this young man has impressed in preseason. He is going to jump right into the mix as the Broncos nickel CB. He has shown the abillity to and quickness to keep up with guys in the slot so far. So far the management in Denver is very pleased with this pick.

    2nd rd - MLB Shawn Ford - Looking to increase speed at the position despite have a capable player already in Joe Mays, Denver took the explosive Ford with their second pick in the 2nd round. He will play in a platoon situation with Mays. Mays will be the field at the start of the season, with Ford coming in on passing downs, but look for the rookie to potentially overtake the veteran at some point this season.

    3rd rd - CB Ross Carson - With CB possibly being the thinnest position on the roster Denver took their second CB of the draft in their first 4 picks. Carson will add some depth there, however he was drafted with the idea of being one of the drafts best return men. So far he doesn't seem quite meet the expectations, but he will be given a chance to prove himself over the course of the season.

    4th rd - DT Markese Landry - This is a player the Broncos were looking at in the 3rd round. He has come onto the team and looks to learn the ropes for awhile before earning more significant playing time. He does however appear to be able to be a player that will be able to improve both quickly and in the long term.

    5th rd - LT Brandon Knight - The jury is still convening, but all signs point to Knight being the bust of this draft class. He was brought in with hopes of being a capable backup behind stalwart tackle Ryan Clady. Knight is a long ways away from that point though. And the Broncos could look to FA to bring in a more ready option.

    6th rd - SS Bakari Kelly - This is a pick new head coach Gary Alan loves. Kelly bring top end speed to the back end of the defense. He won't be a starter, but this was a solid pick at the end of the draft for a team looking for more depth at safety.

    7th rd - WR DJ Martin - This was a luxury pick as the team had other needs but thought Martin offered them a better chance to come in and make an immediate impact than other players available. Martin has his work cut out for him as WR is very strong in the Mile High city. Look for him to fight his way into multiple receiver sets, and make some big plays from time to time with his speed.
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  9. Craig Brown

    Craig Brown Walk On

    Jan 24, 2013
    Rb Rico Sparks hopes to allow L. McCoy to not carry such a load since he has not stayed healthy for a full season since coach Brown took over. (CPU did my draft)
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  10. Jonathan Applegate

    Jonathan Applegate Walk On

    May 24, 2013
    The Cowboys went for a win now mentality and traded away their 2-4 round picks for an elite OG in Ben Grubbs. The other 4 picks were used for depth at weak positions. Because of a Free Agency snafu the Cowboys were weak at CB so went there with their first round pick - CB Larry Dean. At 72 overall with weak man and zone coverage he might not see the field much in his first two years. The other 3 picks were in the 50's overall and probably will be on the practice squad by the end of the year.
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  11. Hitmhrd72

    Hitmhrd72 Walk On

    Apr 12, 2013
    Coach Chandler plans on getting all he can out of his draft picks this year. A few are already contributing to the cause. Rookie running back Ethan Williams only registered 11 yards in back up duty, but managed to find the endzone for his first TD as a pro. WR Keevin Quarrie was called on to play the slot position. He ended up with a nice drive continuing grab for 17 yards. Demetric Dawson lived up to his round one billing leading all on defense with 4 tackles and added 2 pass deflections. He would also lead all rookies with 38 downs played.
  12. SmashMouthFB33

    SmashMouthFB33 Walk On

    Jul 21, 2012
    CB JJ Smoke: Smoke out of the Univeristy of Central Florida was the Rams first round draft pick because he is a game changer. With his tremendous man to man coverage skills he is able to lock down a teams number 1 receiver and/or an entire half of the football field. JJ needs to improve on his zone defense and press coverage, but with veteran Cortland Finnegan on the other side Smoke has an awesome mentor to learn from.​
    FS Jamal Hickman: Hickman is a big play FS who has outstanding speed, size, and tackling ability. He won the starting FS job over free agent Tavon Wilson. Jamal needs to develop his pass coverage abilities, but with his work ethic Coach VanGiesen believes it will no time before Hickman is among the elite free safties in NFL.​
    DE TeQuan Smith: TeQuan Smith is an athletic defensive end who will be used to spell Robert Quinn. At 6'5 and 275 pounds Smith is able to play the run as well as the pass. He has aggressive finesse and power moves when rushing the passer and is a heavy hitter. Smith when teamed with Chris Long, Robert Quinn and Robert Ayers gives the Rams a formidable 4 DE pass rush.​
    HB Daniel Rice: Rice a power back out of Southern Miss was drafted to provide depth behind Mikel Leshoure and an aging (yet rich) Steven Jackson. Rice is a self motivated, hard working young man who will compete with a grab your lunch pale type work ethic. Rice very well may work his way into being the number 2 running back for the Rams.​
    WR Romonn Majors: Romonn Majors was a 4th round pick with 1st round talent. At 6'4 241 pounds, Majors possesses good speed, excellent jumping ability, and the ability to catch the ball in traffic. Romonn comes into his rookie year as the number 1 receiver for St. Louis and is expected to make a huge, big play impact!!!!​
    TE Kendall Dam: Like Majors, Kendall Dam has first round abilities!!! He is 6'6" and is an all around great TE. He has excellent speed and outstanding acceleration that will help him to seperate from linebackers and safeties. Along with his great pass catching abilities Dam is also an above average run blocking TE. Teamed with De'Adrian Miller the Rams have two TEs who are capable of being game changers.​
    OLB Luke Smith: Smith was drafted as an OLB but may very well find himself playing DE before the end of his rookie season in the NFL. He will provide depth at either position and on special teams.​
    Honestly cant remember and I believe he has been cut​
    OLB James Hazzard: Hazzard plays the game of football the way it is meant to be played...with passion. He is an athletic LB who has a nose for the football and will knock your dick stiff. He is starting at LOLB for the Rams and brings a take no shit demeanor to a team who has physically been beaten up the last couple years. Look for Hazzard to continue to grow as a player and wreck havoc on the football field.​
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2013

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