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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    I think Williams is going to be a steal in this draft. The way teams are utilizing tight ends now, I think he'll have a long and productive career. I really do.
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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by rolltideface View Post
    ATL bound (hopefully) they need a RB- Turner will be gone. Rodgers is a good back but hes 5'6. need a bruiser back...
    Good chance that Atlanta might respect talent from Alabama.
    Julio paved the way for Atlanta to want more ALABAMA talent.

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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    as a falcons fan I hope not. Love EL and would be happy to have him on the team but Atl need defensive players much more than RB's
    trade up for Milliner?

    but the Falcons need D-line help big time.

    maybe take Jesse Williams in round 2?
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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by BigEasyTider View Post
    Wouldn't be surprised to see him fall into the second round. Some aren't convinced he can play tackle in the NFL, and honestly the intelligence aspect works against players sometimes with GM's and scouts. The foot injury won't help matters, either, even though it's not expected to be a long-term issue.
    considering how well he handled Louis Nix in the title game on a badly injured foot I think many GM's might be willing to overlook the issue

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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by DzynKingRTR View Post
    trade up for Milliner?

    but the Falcons need D-line help big time.

    maybe take Jesse Williams in round 2?
    The falcons are transitioning to a 3-4 so I am hoping Williams. Milliner would be a great add but the corners of the Birds aren't the biggest problem. Sure they need to improve tackling but they are pretty solid in coverage. Atlanta needs to upgrade the front 7 more than anything else IMO.

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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    The falcons are transitioning to a 3-4 so I am hoping Williams. Milliner would be a great add but the corners of the Birds aren't the biggest problem. Sure they need to improve tackling but they are pretty solid in coverage. Atlanta needs to upgrade the front 7 more than anything else IMO.
    i agree. they also need guys that can play for 4 quarters and not just half the game. seriously how on Earth do you blow three score leads in consecutive weeks?
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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    The falcons are transitioning to a 3-4 so I am hoping Williams. Milliner would be a great add but the corners of the Birds aren't the biggest problem. Sure they need to improve tackling but they are pretty solid in coverage. Atlanta needs to upgrade the front 7 more than anything else IMO.
    I haven't heard anything other than Mike Smith say he's "not ruling anything out" to confirm the Falcons are moving to 3-4.

    Agree we don't need corners, especially if we can keep Grimes next year. A pass rusher is our big need, and if we move to 3-4, a NT. Spoon could maybe be that edge rusher if it does go 3-4.

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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderJ View Post
    You were correct coming into this year but this was the year of the RB in the NFL (Peterson, Foster, Rice, Charles, Lynch, Trent, Doug Martin, etc..). I think some teams will still put an emphasis on the running game to protect their #1 investment (QB) and this will get Eddie in the 1st round.
    I don't think the NFL devalues RBs, they devalue RBs in the draft. It's a subtle difference. We may see RBs go back towards the top of the draft with rookie contract caps now though. Before, taking a RB with a top 10 pick was just too much money in a player that probably only has 5-7 great years, vs a QB or OT who could have 10+.

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    Re: ESPN mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by bamaslaw View Post
    I don't think the NFL devalues RBs, they devalue RBs in the draft. It's a subtle difference. We may see RBs go back towards the top of the draft with rookie contract caps now though. Before, taking a RB with a top 10 pick was just too much money in a player that probably only has 5-7 great years, vs a QB or OT who could have 10+.
    You make a good point, but I think that thought is going to change (Trent went at #3). Everybody now knows you have to platoon RB's so they don't take as many hits and this will increase their longevity. I think the bottom line is you can let your QB throw it 40 times a game and take a lot of hits or run it a lot and take a lot of hits but you are taking a big chance of getting hurt. I think you will see the RB/running game make a big comeback.

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    Re: SI mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by tide96 View Post
    See here:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...l-mock-draft-1

    6 - Milliner
    10 - Warmack (a bit lower than some other sites)
    22 - Lacy
    25 - Flucker
    32 - Williams
    Just about every board has Dee going as the 5th or 6th, so that doesn't surprise me. Warmack may drop a little bit because very few teams will draft a guard that high, but he should still be taken early. I hate to say it, but Lacy won't go that high. He is a 1st rd talent, but there is almost no call for RB's in the 1st any more. Fluker might go in the 1st, but I think he will be somewhere in the 2nd based off of the mis-perception of his pass blocking skills. He and BJ will both be 2nd round steals unless they both have great combines. I think Williams might be undervalued at 32. We saw what a great combine did for Dontari Poe last year, and everyone agrees that JW is a much safer pick than Poe was. I would expect him to go either to Pittsburgh, Indy, or another team that runs the 3-4 in the 1st.

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    Re: SI mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    2010 Bama could wind up with FOURTEEN first rounders. IMO, there has never been a CFB team that could have beaten that team on 01/01/2011.

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    SI mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by DzynKingRTR View Post
    trade up for Milliner?

    but the Falcons need D-line help big time.

    maybe take Jesse Williams in round 2?
    He won't be there.

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    Re: SI mock draft has 5 from Bama going in the 1st round

    Quote Originally Posted by bamabomber View Post
    Just about every board has Dee going as the 5th or 6th, so that doesn't surprise me. Warmack may drop a little bit because very few teams will draft a guard that high, but he should still be taken early. I hate to say it, but Lacy won't go that high. He is a 1st rd talent, but there is almost no call for RB's in the 1st any more. Fluker might go in the 1st, but I think he will be somewhere in the 2nd based off of the mis-perception of his pass blocking skills. He and BJ will both be 2nd round steals unless they both have great combines. I think Williams might be undervalued at 32. We saw what a great combine did for Dontari Poe last year, and everyone agrees that JW is a much safer pick than Poe was. I would expect him to go either to Pittsburgh, Indy, or another team that runs the 3-4 in the 1st.
    3 RB's were drafted in the first round last year (Trent, Doug Martin, David Wilson), and all three were productive as rookies. If Eddie does well at the combine, it's very possible he could be drafted late the 1st round. The last 2 games of the season helped his stock tremendously. There has been a buzz about Eddie since the NCG amongst sportswriters all over the country. I'd put Eddie against any RB in this year's draft when he's 100%.
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