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James Hasty

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  1. I hope they give Bender spot duty this year and allow him to develop. I think he could be our starter in 2008 at RT.
  2. A second rounder this year is worth a first rounder next year, That's why the 49ers got the better end of the deal. If we were talking about Oakland's first rounder I see your point but the Niners will probably make the playoffs.
  3. Keep in mind that the traded away a first rounder this year to get that first rounder next year. Also, beisdes Merriweather who did they draft that was all that good? Good offseason for the Patsies but they really coould have done better with their draft picks. Wes Welker? Come on now.
  4. I had us trading up to # 17 for Leon Hall. If Revis is the best CB in this draft, we made a great move today.
  5. James Hasty's Mock 1 Cleveland Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame - From Oakland == 2 Detroit Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech == 3 Arizona Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin - From Cleveland via Oakland == 4 Minnesota Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma - From Tampa Bay == 5 Oakland Laron Landry, S, LSU - From Arizona == 6 Carolina Jamarcus Russell, QB, LSU - From Washington == 7 Tampa Bay Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson - From Minnesota == 8 Atlanta Levi Brown, OT, Penn St. - From Houston == 9 Miami Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville == 10 Denver Patrick Willis, ILB, Ole Miss - From Altanta via Houston == 11 San Francisco Adam Carriker, DL, Nebraska == 12 Buffalo Greg Olsen, TE, Miami == 13 St. Louis Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas == 14 Washington Alan Branch, DT, Michigan - From Carolina == 15 Jacksonville Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State - From Pittsburgh == 16 Green Bay Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC == 17 NY Jets Leon Hall, CB, Michigan - From Jacksonville via Pittsburgh == 18 Cincinnati Chris Houston, CB, Arkansas == 19 Tennessee Darrelle Revis, CB, Pitt == 20 NY Giants Marshawn Lynch, RB, California == 21 Houston Reggie Nelson, S, Florida - From Denver == 22 Dallas Justin Blalock, G/OT, Texas == 23 Kansas City Robert Meachem, WR, Tennesee == 24 New England Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami == 25 Pittsburgh Justin Blalock, G/OT, Texas == 26 Philadelphia Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno St. == 27 New Orleans Aaron Ross, CB, Texas == 28 New England Paul Posluszny, LB, Penn St == 29 Baltimore Anthony Spencer, DE/OLB, Purdue == 30 San Diego Michael Griffin, S, Texas == 31 Chicago Anthony Gonzales, WR, Ohio State == 32 Indianapolis Jon Beason, LB, Miami
  6. If figured that the Texans were going to reach for Marshawn Lynch at # 10 anyway. What are the chances that Houston can land him at # 21?
  7. If they would throw in a fourth rounder I would do that deal.
  8. With less than 48 hours to go I am going to have to list my self on the injury reprt as questionable. I hurt my leg last week and am still in a bit of pain when I walk. Saturday is looking like a game time decision depending on how the leg feels. I hope I can see you guys there.
  9. Coles should be worth at least 600 points IMHO.
  10. With two very low second round picks, we could probably use one of them to pry Faneca loose. Imagine getting Thomas Jones and Faneca just for trading down with the Skins in round two last year.
  11. With the real draft only a couple of weeks away, I hope we can pick up the pace on this mock.
  12. Usually people posting a profile for their selection don't say this but read the negatives very carefully in the article below: Prospect Profiles Leon Hall Height: 5-11 Weight: 193 Position: Cornerback College: Michigan Copyright NFLDraftScout.com, distributed by The Sports Xchange OVERVIEW Regarded as one of the premier coverage cornerbacks in the collegiate ranks, Hall holds the school career record with 43 pass deflections, breaking up at least one pass in 26 of his final 42 games. The 2006 finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award (top defensive back) and Bronko Nagurski Award (top defensive player) played in 50 career games and made 37 starts in the Wolverines' secondary. Hall attended Vista High School, playing football for head coach Chris Hauser, who helped raise Leon, along with Hall's uncle, after the future Wolverine's mother passed away during his prep days. He was a San Diego Tribune Scholar-Athlete Award winner while competing at cornerback, wide receiver and quarterback. He was named All-American by PrepStar and SuperPrep, and rated as the nation's 14th-best cornerback by Tom Lemming. Rivals.com tabbed Hall the 10th-best cornerback in the prep ranks and graded him a four-star prospect. He was named to the roster of the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Hall also earned all-county and all-conference first-team honors at wide receiver and cornerback as a senior, adding all-conference second-team accolades his junior season. He collected 103 tackles (77 solos) and nine interceptions during his career, including 51 tackles and three interceptions as a senior. In his final season, he also had 11 pass deflections, blocked three kicks and made one fumble recovery. On offense, Hall made 24 catches for 520 yards and three touchdowns his senior year. He also posted 26 tackles and four interceptions as a junior. He added three letters in track, competing in the 100 and 200 meters and participated in the high jump. He had career bests of 10.9 in the 100 meters and 22.2 in the 200 meters and was a member of the school's 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Hall enrolled at Michigan in 2003, earning Freshman All-American and All-Big Ten Conference honors. He played in 13 games, sharing left cornerback duties with Jeremy Lesueur. He started three contests, producing 26 tackles (21 solos) with six pass deflections and three interceptions. As a sophomore, Hall started nine of the team's final 10 games at right cornerback. He came up with 48 tackles (39 solos) and two fumble recoveries. He intercepted a pair of passes and batted away 10 others, earning All-Big Ten honorable mention. He also had six punt returns for 104 yards (17.3 average) and a touchdown. The Big Ten second-team selection registered 61 tackles (46 solos) while starting all 12 games at left cornerback in 2005. He ranked fourth on the team with 61 tackles (46 solos), including two sacks and three stops for losses. He set a school record with an 83-yard return for a touchdown of a fumble recovery and deflected four passes while coming up with four interceptions. He also averaged 10.2 yards on four punt returns. The consensus All-American selection posted 45 tackles (35 solos) with a sack and a fumble recovery in 2006. He led the team with 18 pass deflections and intercepted three other passes. He also recovered a fumble and returned a punt 11 yards. In 50 games at Michigan, Hall started 37 times. He recorded 180 tackles (141 solos) with three sacks for minus-17 yards and seven stops for losses of 22 yards. He recovered five fumbles for 82 yards in returns, including one touchdown and had one forced fumble. He deflected 43 passes and intercepted 12 others for 23 yards in returns (1.9 avg.), adding 174 yards and a touchdown on 15 punt returns (11.6 avg.). ANALYSIS Positives: Has a solid frame with good chest thickness, broad shoulders, defined upper body with muscular arms, tight hips and waist, well-developed thighs and calves with room on his frame to carry at least another 10 pounds of bulk … Hard worker who plays until the whistle … Smart, instinctive defender with very good field vision and quick reactions, especially attacking the ball in flight (43 pass deflections, 12 interceptions in 50 games) … Has natural hands and very good ball skills, timing his leaps to get to the ball at its high point … Shows good flexibility coming out of his breaks and has the ability to slip a block and make the tackle in the backfield … Well-respected team leader who plays with aggression and never takes a play off … Has good plant-and-drive agility, attacking the ball at full speed and showing crispness when having to redirect … Explosive hitter who keeps his pads low and shows good arm extension to wrap and secure … Never gets lost in coverage and is quick to locate the ball in a crowd … Takes good angles to close on the play … Has the speed to stay tight on the receiver throughout the route and is very good at anticipating the route's progression … Very fluid turning on the ball and has the vision to track the ball in flight … Very fluid and quick in his backpedal, never taking false steps in transition … Will run stride for stride with the receiver, thanks to his hip snap … Shows the good hip sink, feet and balance in his pedal, along with the loose hips to turn and run without having to throttle down … Very efficient at reading the patterns as they develop and is quick to react to plays in front of him … Rare to see him caught out of position, as he shows no hesitation breaking on the ball … Has the range to make cross-field tackles and has the catch-up speed to recover when beaten … Excels at competing for jump balls, doing a nice job of adjusting his body to get to the pass at its high point … Has a high ceiling level in his leaps (27-inch vertical) … Has the natural hands to extend and catch away from his frame and also is very effective at fielding the ball as a punt returner … Has the long arms and reach to make fingertip catches seem routine … Recognizes the run quickly and does a good job of working down hill to get off blocks, slip through the crowd, avoid linemen and get into position to shut down the cutback lanes … Sees the play develop quickly, doing a nice job of lowering his head to generate more force behind his hits … Steady wrap-up tackler who has a good concept for taking proper angles when closing … Reliable punt returner who is a deceptive runner with the second gear needed to elude … Excels at anticipating the quarterback's moves and it is rare to see him bite on play action or pump fakes … Is an effective tackler working in space and has the long arms to reach around the opponent in attempts to deflect or strip the receiver of the ball. Negatives: Has good timed speed, but lacks explosion coming out of his breaks and needs to mirror the receiver closer rather than allow a big cushion in order to prevent the receiver from getting behind him on deep routes … ard tackler, but must use his hands better in attempts to jam and reroute at the line of scrimmage … Sometimes relies too much on his recovery skills and this lets receivers to make the underneath catches … Might be a better fit for free safety due to his range and preference for playing the ball rather than operating in man coverage … Physical hitter, but will sometimes take a side and swing his arms wildly, resulting in missed tackles. Compares To: Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers … Hall is a sound field technician who might not be the biggest or fastest defender on the field, but like Barber, he is good at getting into position to make the play … He is a solid zone coverage defender, but with his field vision and natural hands (along with a lack of blazing speed) he could be a better fit at free safety down the road.
  13. Leon Hall is arguably one of the top ten players in the draft. With hi size and speed, he has at least as much potential at the safety position as anyone in the draft with the exception of Laron Landry IMHO.
  14. Ronnie lott and Rod Woodson both started out as CBs and they did just fine at safety.
  15. Actually Hall is a better candidate at free saftey than Bly. Hall is 5'11 1/4 tall and 193 lbs. Not bad at all for a guy that can run a 4.39 40. He is almost as big as Reggie Nelson, the top safety prospect available. Between Hall and Nelson, I would take Hall as my first round safety.
  16. I can't believe that Leon Hall was the third CB taken. With two pro bowl corners on the roster, this is hardly a need for Denver but Hall is the best corner in the draft and too valuable to pass up at pick # 21. If Bly or Hall can't make it at safety look for Denver to trade one of their CBs.
  17. chadharmamoon delte the player names from your post. Let's refrain from talking about players that haven't been drafted yet.
  18. I am still haunted by the damned clock play.
  19. It is not a BS arguement at all. Our constitution prohibits ex post facto laws as it is unfair to punish people for breaking a law that did not exist until after the law had been broken. Not only are laws documented in advence of their enforcement but the punishments are documented as well (aside from the work of some overly creative judges). While the enforcement of laws is still a variable, law enforcement officials generally want the public to be aware of the degree to which they can and will enforce the laws. Speed limits are a great example of this. Motorists usually break the speed limit and also have a pretty good idea of how much they can go over the speed limit before the police will pull them over to enforce the law. Now imagine that after years, even decades of driving 10 to 20 miles over the speed limit with little probability of a ticket, you are suddenly pulled over for driving 5 miles over the speed limit. Not only that but instead of a fine, they take your license away and throw you in jail for a time because the new sheriff decides that it is time to get tough. He has to start somewhere and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. While my example is a bit over the top, I believe that I made my point. Both players deserve some kind of punishment and the league needs to reign the players in. Changing the rules and enforcing them on a going forward basis would be the most fair and effective way of accomplishing this. Ruining the promising careers of two young players that were playing by the rules that were previously enforced to "make an example" is not only unfair to them and the fans that would otherwise see them play but will ultimately be less effective. Instead of understanding and respecting the strong stance that the commissioner should have taken, the players will see a bully that will act on whim and will not know where the line is drawn.
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