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THe Official 2014 Draft Thread [No Spoilers]

Discussion in 'The Bill Nunn Draft Room' started by mac daddyo, May 8, 2014.

  1. Ender

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    I like him or Roberson or Jeff Janis maybe.
     
  2. OVERVIEW

    Tight end-defensive end as a Massachusetts prep. Redshirted in 2009. Played all 11 games in 2010, starting four, and caught 21 balls for 179 yards (8.5-yard average) and three touchdowns. Started 8 of 11 games in '11, catching 18-208-1 (11.6). Started all 10 games played in '12 and tallied 43-464-2 (10.8). Did not play against Western Michigan and Bowling Green State (leg). In '13, started 5-of-6 games played and managed 27-313-3 (11.6), though he was bothered by a bilateral sports hernia injury that prevented him from practicing, sidelined him for six games and medically excluded him from any workouts at the combine. Team captain. Was still recovering from surgery at his pro day and scheduled to work out April 23.

    ANALYSIS


    STRENGTHS




    Outstanding size. Competitive run blocker -- drives his legs and works to finish. Tough. Functional pass protector. Lays out for the ball and will sell out his body to make difficult catches. Good career production -- exits school as career receiving leader for a tight end. Smart. Solid special-teams temperament. Respected leader and two-time team captain. Four-year starter.

    WEAKNESSES





    Average athletic ability. Can improve beating the jam. Not a quick or savvy route runner. Rounds out of his breaks and can do a better job selling routes with stems and nods. Creates little separation. Takes what he is given after the catch -- limited creativity and elusiveness. Inconsistent hands. Regularly matched up vs. lesser competition. Will be a 24-year-old rookie.


    DRAFT PROJECTION





    Round 7-Priority free agent


    BOTTOM LINE





    A scrappy, tough, competitive 'Y' tight end, Blanchflower was slowed by injury as a senior. However, he possesses the grit to factor in-line in the run game and can become a solid base-blocking No. 3 tight end and short-area receiving option.
     
  3. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    I think Blanchflower actually has a shot at the roster. He's a Steelers TE.
     
  4. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    hey that's not cj. LOL:smiley1::cool:
     
  5. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    They should've drafted more than one CB, this draft was too deep to come away with one CB and not one of the top prospects either.
     
  6. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    Wasted pick. Ah well, they all can't be winners. Hit the phone KC.
     

  7. deep at certain positions, cb wasnt one of them. Improved front 7 will help the back end.
     
  8. Ender

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    My bad, I didn't realize you were saying he was the actual pick. :lolol:

    I am am about three minutes behind from pausing earlier. I do like the pick though.
     
  9. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Paulson is easily replaceable.
     
  10. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    They'll be calling agents and bringing in UDFA's who they could have gotten late.
     
  11. SteelerBark

    SteelerBark Well-Known Member

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    They were going more for the look in your avatar. I too wanted help at CB. But this is a very good draft IMO. Maybe a decent vet gets cut in camp.
     
  12. Ender

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    Might have a decent shot at signing those troubled Gator CBs as priority free agents. Everyone wants to play for Tomlin and their agents will know we lack depth at corner so they'd have a realistic shot at sticking here.
     
  13. thesteeldeal

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  14. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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  15. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't like their draft strategy if this draft was deep at CB, then you draft a top prospect early and another in the later rounds IMO. I mean cornerback was labeled as the weakest link on the team and the best you do is a 5th rd pick, but what do I know I'm just a fan.
     
  16. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    Tomlin on McCullers: "He's an obstruction".
     
  17. Ender

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    Haha there's no doubt about that, what Labriola loves to call a "planet theory" guy for sure. Loved this draft.
     
  18. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Me too! It would remind me of the scene in Pet Detective 2 the part with Tommy Davidson when he fights Jim Carrey.
     
  19. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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  20. truckin9999

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  21. NashvilleCat

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    More like Godzilla.
     
  22. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Fezzik
     
  23. freakfontana

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    overall seems a good job i really like the picks: shazier tuitt bryant mc cullers , , if archer survive in the league is another gem , others i don't know hope the cb is good and the rest seems solid but not spectacular
     
  24. contract

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    They are side by side in that picture. Archer is being eclipsed.
     
  25. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    :lolol:
     

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