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royalswin100games
04-15-2008, 03:06 PM
1. Miami Dolphins (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=mia) -- Jake Long (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2008&id=12044), OT, Michigan

Record: 1-15 | Needs: OT, CB, WR, QB, G
Scenario 1: The Dolphins would like to trade down for multiple picks, but finding a trade partner is highly unlikely at this point.
Scenario 2: Select Long, with the priority on having a deal in place prior to draft day.
Scenario 3: DE/OLB Vernon Gholston and DT Glenn Dorsey are also in the picture, while DE Chris Long and QB Matt Ryan do not appear to be on the short list.

2. St. Louis Rams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=stl) -- Glenn Dorsey (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2008&id=11996), DT, LSU

Record: 3-13 | Needs: DE, DT, WR, C, OLB, OT
Scenario 1: If Jake Long is the first overall pick, the team will face a tough decision between Dorsey and Chris Long.
Scenario 2: Jake Long is a possibility if he's available, but with perennial Pro Bowl OT Orlando Pace (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=3951) returning to health opposite former first-round right tackle Alex Barron (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=7195), it makes more sense to address the defensive line.

3. Atlanta Falcons (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=atl) -- Matt Ryan (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2008&id=11586), QB, Boston College

Record: 4-12 | Needs: QB, DT, OT, G, TE
Scenario 1: Expect Dorsey to be the pick if he's still on the board.
Scenario 2: If Dorsey is gone, Ryan is the no-brainer selection. And for the record, I think Ryan is the right choice no matter what.
Scenario 3: In the unlikely possibility that Ryan and Dorsey are the first two picks, Jake Long would be the Falcons' selection.

4. Oakland Raiders (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=oak) -- Chris Long (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2008&id=11845), DE, Virginia

Record: 4-12 | Needs: DE/DT, OT/G, SLB, WR, RB
Scenario 1: The Raiders' dream scenario -- the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long slipping to the fourth pick -- is definitely likely.
Scenario 2: If Chris Long is gone, then RB Darren McFadden becomes the pick. Owner Al Davis is in love with McFadden's speed and envisions a young, explosive backfield that features McFadden and last year's No. 1 overall pick, QB JaMarcus Russell (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=8255).
Scenario 3: If Long and McFadden are off the board, the Raiders would look to bolster the defensive front with the top available prospect from the group of Dorsey, Gholston and DT Sedrick Ellis.

5. Kansas City Chiefs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=kan) -- Branden Albert (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2008&id=12197), OT/G, Virginia

Record: 4-12 | Needs: OT, CB, DT, G, C, WR, QB
Scenario 1: If Jake Long somehow falls this far, he's the pick.
Scenario 2: Trade back and acquire more picks to better address a slew of needs.
Scenario 3: As much as it pains me to admit it, Mel Kiper's info on this pick seems to be accurate. It feels like a reach to me, but the Chiefs evidently think enough of Albert to take him if they are stuck here.
Scenario 4: The Chiefs could also consider Ryan, Dorsey or Ellis.

hermhater
04-15-2008, 03:13 PM
Nobody knows what will happen.

Is Albert any good?

royalswin100games
04-15-2008, 03:15 PM
Nobody knows what will happen.

Is Albert any good?

I've been saying that.

Albert would be a reach but the buzz is that many teams are impressed with him.

OTR Chiefs fan
04-17-2008, 12:07 AM
I've been saying that.

Albert would be a reach but the buzz is that many teams are impressed with him.


That's what I've heard also. It may not be so much of a reach as people may think. :D

Pro_Angler
04-17-2008, 01:04 AM
trade up get Jake ...

hermhater
04-17-2008, 03:43 AM
trade up get Jake ...



Are you saying "Do whatever it takes..."...?

rbedgood
04-18-2008, 02:34 PM
Albert???...interesting. I hadn't heard this rumor yet.

hermhater
04-18-2008, 02:41 PM
Albert???...interesting. I hadn't heard this rumor yet.

Yeah, it's out there.

I don't see us taking him though.

bigpoppachief
04-18-2008, 02:57 PM
Thats actually a good scenario. I have been watching video on albert and he is amazingly quick so I think he would make a great tackle in the nfl

hermhater
04-18-2008, 04:49 PM
Thats actually a good scenario. I have been watching video on albert and he is amazingly quick so I think he would make a great tackle in the nfl

Is he being ranked above Clady now?

I like Clady a lot, but Albert would be nice too.

I still think Herm is trying to get Ryan to fall to him at number 5.

texaschief
04-18-2008, 04:53 PM
Is he being ranked above Clady now?

I like Clady a lot, but Albert would be nice too.

I still think Herm is trying to get Ryan to fall to him at number 5.

Albert will be a guard in the NFL....he's just going to be a REALLY good one. lol

hermhater
04-18-2008, 05:23 PM
Albert will be a guard in the NFL....he's just going to be a REALLY good one. lol

We better not draft anyone who can't START at LT as a rookie with our first pick.

texaschief
04-18-2008, 05:25 PM
We better not draft anyone who can't START at LT as a rookie with our first pick.

i think that depends on where we're drafting.

hermhater
04-18-2008, 05:32 PM
i think that depends on where we're drafting.

I'm just saying if we draft an O lineman with our first pick he has to be able to start at LT.