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    Re: Draft: Alabama (Saban) players since 2009



    Alabama is definitely on the verge of getting the reputation that Penn State had during the last 25 or so years of Paterno's run as having a lot of really good college players that had maxed out their potential prior to getting to the pros.


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    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    Alabama is definitely on the verge of getting the reputation that Penn State had during the last 25 or so years of Paterno's run as having a lot of really good college players that had maxed out their potential prior to getting to the pros.


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    Re: Draft: Alabama (Saban) players since 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Yeah, I swore Larry Johnson was going to be the shit when he came out. Next thing I know, Dick Vermeil is openly telling him that he needs to grow up. That's bad when Vermeil gets on you like that.
    Larry Johnson is a good example. That guy had one monster season and then nothing.

    Curtis Enis is another Penn State guy whom many thought would be a good one.


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    Re: Draft: Alabama (Saban) players since 2009

    Courtney Brown
    Lavarr Arrington
    Kyle Brady
    Kerry Collins
    Blair Thomas
    Kijana Carter
    And others...

    Carter and Arrington to a degree suffered due to injuries, but they haven't had a great track record of first round picks.

    They had a ton in the nineties...the only ones that had significant success IMHO were OJ McDuffie and Jeff Hartings...after his original team gave up on him.


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    Re: Draft: Alabama (Saban) players since 2009

    I did a check on Miami, we have had 13 Hurricanes, currently none

    Vinny Testaverde
    Willis McGahee
    Damien Berry
    Tommy Streeter
    Leon Searcy
    Kipp Vickers
    Bryant McKinnie
    Ray Lewis
    Tavares Gooden
    Spencer Adkins
    Robert Bailey
    Duane Starks
    Ed Reed


    Miami did have 4 pro-bowlers last year Antrel Rolle, Jimmy Graham, Andre Johnson, Frank Gore
    And in 2012 6, Ed Reed, Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson, Vince Wilfork, Frank Gore, Chris Myers
    And for 11 and 10 add names Ray Lewis, McGahee, Vilma, Beason, Devin Hester, Meriweather

    There is an article by SI last September on most college players on NFL opening day rosters
    http://college-football.si.com/2013/...d-nfl-rosters/
    1. USC 40 players
    2. LSU 39
    3. Miami 38
    4. Georgia 36
    5. Florida State 31
    5. Texas 31
    7. Alabama 30
    7. Cal 30
    7. Tennessee 30
    10. Ohio State 27
    10. Oregon 27
    12. Florida 26
    They go on to talk about Alabama but are amazed that Tennessee and Cal both had 30
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    Re: Draft: Alabama (Saban) players since 2009

    Just to give some love to Alabama, though lord knows why I would want to do that, I give you Robert Lester, the UDFA and starting strong safety for Carolina last year. Opposing QB's had a 49.6 rating when throwing his way.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ursula View Post
    Just to give some love to Alabama, though lord knows why I would want to do that, I give you Robert Lester, the UDFA and starting strong safety for Carolina last year. Opposing QB's had a 49.6 rating when throwing his way.
    I was a big fan of his. Was surprised he went undrafted tbh.




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    Re: Draft: Alabama (Saban) players since 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by ursula View Post
    Just to give some love to Alabama, though lord knows why I would want to do that, I give you Robert Lester, the UDFA and starting strong safety for Carolina last year. Opposing QB's had a 49.6 rating when throwing his way.
    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    I was a big fan of his. Was surprised he went undrafted tbh.
    Scouts said that he was too soft for someone so big. When they see a safety 6'2 215 they think he must be a very physical player. Lester is a finesse guy. He didn't look the part so he wasn't drafted. I bet a bunch of teams wish they could do that one over.
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    Re: Draft: Alabama (Saban) players since 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    Hightower was the guy most of us wanted the most in that draft. Bellicheat got him and we were pissed and ended up with Upshaw.

    Looks like neither did much which is why I don't want anyone from Alabama. Nick wears them all out before they get to the NFL.

    I personally did not want either Upshaw or Hightower. Mainly because I do not want to see the Ravens ever use a first rounder or early 2nd rounder on an ILB or an OLB that can't rush the passer. Similar thought on taking RB in the first two rounds. Those type of players can be had in the 3 - 7 range.

    I also am not a fan of picking Alabama players early. Saban beats the snot out of his players in practice. They all come in with a lot of mileage on their bodies. The other issue is that is really hard to determine how good a player is because they have so much talent across the board that it may cover up some deficiencies that would be exposed on a less talented team.




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