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Defensive End Might Be The Way To Go

Lets look at the defensive line as a whole, which many of us declared the weakest link of hte team last season Sapp’s retirement frees up Kelly to play the 3 tech DT spot, something he had rarely been able

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BPA vs Need: Old Argument; New Concept

It isn’t that you don’t always want to get the best player; you do. However, a team can’t just draft the BPA and ignore all their weaknesses. It is a balance. Too much on one side tips the scale. Talent

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Tenative 2008 NFL Draft Order All Rounds

Edit: Taking up too much space: Here is the details. Not sure where we got the extra 7th from. 1- 4- 4 Oakland2- 3-34 Oakland4- 5- Oakland6- 3- Oakland7- 6- Oakland7-19- Oakland from Minnesota through New York Jets

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Raider Nation: The Draft Rankings (Defense)

Here is the defense: DE:1a. Chris Long – Everydown DE. Limited upside at OLB IMO, but probably will be a very good DE. May not be able to live up to his hype in the NFL, but he has the

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Raider Nation: The Draft Rankings (Offense)

I’ll start with top 5 players at each position. If I feel like it I will do SECOND 5 (otherwise known as 6-10) at a later date. I base what I can on the games I have seen, the film

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Combine Report: Monday

1. Keith Rivers injury keeps him from running. This is a re-occurring injury and could effect his draft stock. 2. Chris Long dominated the combine. However, even he admits he is going to need work if someone wants him to

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Picking the Studs Weeding Out the Duds

So I did some digging around on the WWW and found this article about bust percentages in the NFL draft. Players Picked in First Round & Bust PercentagesOL — 70 – 31 percentDE — 55 – 31 percentCB — 52

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Combine Report: Sunday

1. The biggest talk is going to be McFadden. He ran 4.27 and officially they gave him a 4.33. Lets call it 4.3 speed. We are all aware speed is just a gauge. This certainly will help his stock regardless.

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Combine Report: Saturday

My observations from today’s combine workouts. I claim to be no expert, just observations and some analysis from a fanatical fan. I add what I can offer to the mix. If you missed the workouts and don’t trust the media

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Combine Report: Friday

1. Lost the coin flip. So there is no need for the NFL to try to make us do it again. The only way I see drafting four as a large negative is if Dorsey falls to #3 and Atlanta

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