Tuesday, January 09, 2007

This is going to be a great draft.

I am going to take this time to discuss the recent players declaring for the 2007 NFL Draft.

1. Michael Bush RB, LOU

Coming into the 2006 College football season, Bush was in the top 5 for the Heisman race. But in the Cardinal's first game against Kentucky, Micheal Bush suffered a season ending injury. At the time of the injury, he had 128 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns, in the first half. Now Bush is a senior so this would be his last year regardless, but when you are injured like he was you get the option to take a medical red-shirt and he would be able to stay at Louisville and play next year. But Bush has opted out of that and has decided to go pro.

With the recent hiring of Rick Petino, the now former Head Coach of Louisville, and former coach of Michael Bush, I am saying it right now, the Atlanta Falcons 2nd round pick will be Michael Bush. The Falcons struggled mightley in the redzone this year because they traded T.J. Duckett and they were stuck with two speed backs. Bush is a power guy and it would make alot of sense for them to take him, especially since there are rumors that Warrick Dunn's load will be lighter next year because of Jerious Norwood's good year.

2. Calvin Johnson WR, GT

Calvin Johnson is forgoing his senior year and will enter the draft. Duh. He's the most gifted receiver coming out of college in quite a few years, he will be a sure pro-bowler, 100+ receptions, 1,000+ receiving yards and probably around 10 touchdowns. That's right, I said it. He is by far the best player in the draft but i'm sure he would like to go at highest #3(unless trades happen, which they probably will.) Oakland and Detroit both need quarterbacks so Cleveland at #3 could be a strong possibility. Maybe Miami or Atlanta can somehow move up to a top 3 spot and grab this phenom.

3. JaMarcus Russell QB, LSU

I was a little surprised by this, and at first I thought he might've had a better shot at being the #1 quarterback taken next year. But after talking to Davey and reading some draft experts take on it, I have changed my mind. He has a great shot at being the #1 overall pick this year or at least the #2 pick. If I had to guess, I would say he will be in the Motor City come April. He is the next Daunte Culpepper, he's huge, has a rocket for an arm, doesn't get injured and he can run. But then again, knowing Matt Millen, he'll probably draft another wide reciever.

4. Jamaal Anderson DE, ARK

Jamaal Anderson led the Arkansas Razorbacks in sacks this year and he is hoping to be leading the NFL rookies in sacks next year. Anderson has signed the papers and will be in the NFL Draft in April. This guy is probably going to be the first defensive end and maybe even the first defensive player taken. After recording 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss this year, he could be making alot of bad defensives(Arizona at #5) drool. He's very athletic and could do wonders in the desert.

5. Marshawn Lynch RB, CAL

What can you say about Marshawn Lynch, he's going to be the second runningback taken, just behind Adrian Peterson. I'm thinking he could be as high as #8 in Houston, some draft sites have him in the 20's, but I highley doubt that. After having back-to-back 1200+ seasons at Cal, and winning the Pac-10's offensive player of the year award, this is a great decision for him, I don't think his stock could get much higher right now.

A complete list of underclassmen going pro.

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