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« on: Feb 06, 2009 at 15:04 »

Might as well start those draft articles. 

For some reason, cannot copy and quote here (internal server error, repeatedly), so I link instead.

Preach's boy from Furman is there; so is a big NT from Stillman; the Jackson St. CB showed up in a waaaaay early mock I had last year.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2009 at 16:51 »

"Starting at Right Tackle, from Furman University, Joel Bell!" 

Which is good, which means Colon could start at RG.

I am friends with the chaplain at Furman, Scott Shuford, who graduated last year after starting at RT for two seasons.  On the downside, he says that Bell has some of the issues that a man of his size might have (joint pain, problems with his feet). 

On the plus side, he's never missed a game, and he's really only played 6 years of football (didn't start until he was a Jr. in hs).  Scott called him "The most physically gifted athlete on our team, maybe the best ever at Furman."  Shuford played on a team that has five players who are currently playing or played at least one season of pro football.  He has run the 40 under 5 seconds.

If he lasts until the later rounds, he has a great chance to be a steal for someone.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2009 at 17:34 »

I'm sure those joint pains are par for the course for big guys, as you say.  LOC is an issue, and without a doubt he would need coached up, but I could see him being a guy who might be able to play LT or RT with that foot speed.  Granted, I'd much prefer we take a tackle prospect early, but it's not impossible that we'd draft two tackles, or a tackle and an OG/OT type.  So, one early and Bell late, who knows?

Yeah, jonzr, that was basically all I was gonna past in the body, inside a quote box, with certain players bolded.  Weird.  Oh well.
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