ram: Hey SOBOdawg
Brent Sobleski: hello ladies and gents
ram: Guys thanks for the chat on Monday and Tuesday
ram: It has been great
Brent Sobleski: it's quite enjoyable for me
Brent Sobleski: you guys know I love to talk
Guest41: heard there were rumors from the Senior Bowl that Brees would not
ready for the season...any truth to this...what have you guys heard???
Brent Sobleski: As for the Brees question, the
best quote I can give you is the
organization is "unsure"
Tony Pauline: I'll try as far as Brees....it
was a quick conversation with
someone who is a major player in he front office I went to college with. He did
not sound positive. Mind you- he was the same guy who tipped me off two
January's ago that SD would take a QB in round one
bravesarethebest: so who stood out today SOBO
Brent Sobleski: Stood out? Remember I concentrate on lineplay, but
Darryl Tapp was VERY
impressive to me today. Even cheated and watch Cutler a slight bit. Big arm
a smooth delivery
bravesarethebest: sobo- who has had the biggest jump in the draft out of the
Brent Sobleski: Have to say Ryan Cook. He's
shown an aptitude at not only center but right
tackle as well thus probably bringing up his stock a round or two
Guest8: how good is the Vandy QB?
artbtz: Good question, G8... what about Cutler is so impressive that he's
getting such hype?
Brent Sobleski: Like I said about Cutler, I
a lot but his arm strength is
fantastic and he has a quick and smooth delivery
Guest229: I've heard mixed reviews on Marcus McNeil. What do you guys
Brent Sobleski: McNeill is all over the place.
Today was his best practice so far. He's
starting to put some of this NFL coaching to use. Now he needs to put it all
together to live up to his reputation
catchandrecatch: marcus never gave up a sack in college ball.........i like
Brent Sobleski: it's a misleading stat CAC.
There are multiple reasons you can get away
from not being blamed on a sack
Guest8: Understand Nick Mangold (OSU) is a real animal, best Center there?
Brent Sobleski: Mangold is a beast physically,
but limited athletically
ram: Give us some good stuff Tony
Tony Pauline: ram....lots more coaches here
today. Clint Ingram got into a fight
and Mathias Kiwanuka got handled all day
OkiBrown: Did Ingram fight with Mangold?
OkiBrown: 2 fights in one day?!?!?!?!
Tony Pauline: Oki- that was the second one
ram: SOBO earlier in the week you mentioned about 20 guys you thought were
potential first round picks that were not recognized as such. Have they gone up
your boards in talent?
Brent Sobleski: Some certainly have. Manny Lawson and Broderick Bunkley being the top
examples. Gabe Watson just might have showed enough physically and in his
(along with who knows what in interviews) to possibly sneak back in.
mes78: SOBO - M. Lawson seems to be the Anti-Kiwi. His stock seems to keep
up. What is his value now, in your opinion?
Brent Sobleski: Lawson is a solid mid to late
first rounder in my opinion. Actually talked
to him today for a bit today and he's a great guy.
bravesarethebest: SOBO, do you think kiwi could fall to the 2nd?
Brent Sobleski: Seems to be too much potential
to pass up BATB. Alot of his problems are
technique, not physical limitations. As such, someone will take him and try to
mold him. Put him on a good playoff team and let him develop and he can be
fantastic down the road
catchandrecatch: tony, who are the browns interviewing.......or really scouting
out........and how's Dumerville doing
Tony Pauline: catgch- they were all over the
DB's today- we've had reports up this
morning and more are coming...Dumerville has struggled and has probably fallen
out of the first day
ram: SOBO, I noticed you had a top 100 in the Draft Brew will you get a
to update that after the Senior Bowl considering all you have observed?
Brent Sobleski: Ram, a lot of things will
change for me personally since I've seen a lot
more of these guys in person than I did in tapings
Guest41: what positions do the Bolts seem to be focusing on most???
Tony Pauline: mes78- RB/OT
Brent Sobleski: BATB, I've seen the scouts all
over the place, but have not seen them talk
to one player.
Guest229: Is Eric Winston still a first round player?
Brent Sobleski: I'm on the opposite end of
Winston. Mel Kiper wants to run his mouth and say he's falling. Outside of
Brick, Winston has been the most consistent. He does have some limitations, but
they are consistent and might be helped by another year of healing off the ACL
Tony Pauline: Guest229...yes. He is too
and has too much upside to pass up...I interviewed him this morning and asked
Winston some pointed questions- his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was not to
happy...hopefully we will post it soon
catchandrecatch: Did Deangleo Williams 5'8 height hurt him at all?
Tony Pauline: catch...some teams won't draft
him because of the height issue but
Williams has done enough here to solidify himself as a top 15 player
Boltnik: Lawson reminds me of Ware at this point. Big factor could be whether
could be 3-4 OLB. Do you think he might get the opportunity to play a bit at LB
and show how he can run in coverage like a Ware or Travis LaBoy?
Brent Sobleski: Boltnik, you're not the only
one who thinks Lawson is 34 OLB material.
When I talked to him today he said that pretty much ever single team has been
asking about a possibility of playing LB
Guest11: The Bears seemed really active the first few days. Did they slowed
later in the week?
Tony Pauline: Guest11...no- there is a Bears
scout on the other side of the curtain
from where I sit grabbing players to confirm interviews tonight
mes78: SOBO - What are Winston's limitations? Right now, who would he compare
in the NFL?
Brent Sobleski: Mes78 - Winston's kick step is
erratic. Speed rushers give him trouble.
Guest229: Is Max Jean Giles a first rounder?
Brent Sobleski: 229 - No MJG is not first round
worthy in my opinion
Guest11: were the Bears hitting one area more than another today?
Tony Pauline: We've seen a lot of Bears scouts
today roaming around.
PA_DAWG: SOBO, have the browns been scouting anyone on the O line or have
they pretty much stuck to the D side of the ball?
Brent Sobleski: PA_DAWG: You name any line
prospect and I guarantee that you have a pretty
good shot that he's been talked to by the Browns. On BOTH sides of the
bravesarethebest: best CB in the draft besides JW?
Brent Sobleski: BATB - Michael Huff
ram: How active have the Browns scouts been?
Brent Sobleski: Ram - arguably one of the three
most active teams here
Guest41: Charger info???
Tony Pauline: Check our premium reports for the
Chargers. Losing Fran Foley is a
blow as he has a good eye for talent.
Guest11: Where do you see the first tight end going off the board? And in what
order between the top three?
Brent Sobleski: Guest11 - Vernon Davis top 12
Boltnik: quest41 asking for Charger info, where's Savage when we need him?
Brent Sobleski: Denis is networking currently.
He's the man behind the man behind the man
Tony Pauline: Lots of Chargers scouts here,
they made their presence felt.
OkiBrown: Is the Sr Bowl practice open to everyone or do you have to have
Tony Pauline: You can get in to watch practices
but you can't get on the field and
talk to players without a credential.
Tony Pauline: Lots of scouts, agents in the
bravesarethebest: SOBO, you think huff is going to be a corner at the next
level?? i prefer him at S
Brent Sobleski: BATB, rumors are that Huff
wants to be considered a corner
catchandrecatch: Dominique Byrd how are this guys hands?
Tony Pauline: Byrd's a little slow off the line
but he did a good job of catching
the ball so far.
JB: Who has shown to be stout enough against the run to play ILB
in a 3-4
Brent Sobleski: JB - Guys like Gerris Wilkinson,
Abdul Hodge, and Freddie Roach are all solid 2 down run stuffers
OkiBrown: Tell me a "fan" can't get in at the Players hotel? Can you
Tony Pauline: You can get in to the players
hotel, anyone can. That's an issue.
Guest11: Will tight ends Lewis and Pope also go in the first round?
Tony Pauline: Lewis isn't a lock to go in the
first round but he's looked good so
Number1EaglesFan: YO TFY what WR's have the Eagles shown the most interest
Tony Pauline: NUM: They're clearly look at WRs
here, DEs. We saw Andy Reid here yesterday.
JB: Is Hodge big enough to play in a 3-4
Brent Sobleski: JB - Despite only coming in at
just under 6 feet and registering at 233,
he is very stout and strong
sRavedawg: Anyone in particular stand out today?
Brent Sobleski: Rave - Gabe Watson is still
looking strong. Charles Spencer had an under
the radar, very good day. Tapp was extremely good today.
Number1EaglesFan: which WR's & DE's do the Eagles seem to like the
Tony Pauline: NUM: Without being privy to their
personnel meetings, hard to say. We
have listed who they have looked at when we saw them at practice in the premium
Guest58: Who is going to get the start for the south QBs' Saturday????
Brent Sobleski: Croyle seems to be as the local
Tony Pauline: Croyle improved as the week went
Boltnik: Here's a question for Tony? I've been watching your coverage for years
and was delighted when you first brought Denis back. I'm curious whether the SB
officials are treating you guys like real reporters with a big following and
giving you adequate access. Do you get the same kind of access as ESPN?
Tony Pauline: Bolt: We can do anything we want
bravesarethebest: SOBO, most impressive player this week?
Brent Sobleski: BATB - Up until the injury I
would have said Broderick Bunkley. Manny
Lawson comes in at a close second
Number1EaglesFan: TFY anymore Eagles tidbits in tonight's premium report??
Tony Pauline: NUM: We'll see, not sure yet. We
have a lot of info to sift through.
sRavedawg: Thanks Sobo. Even out of shape Watson is looking good?
Brent Sobleski: Rave - Out of shape or not,
he's been downright explosive off the line.
The signs of being a top 10 talent are here
PA_DAWG: I see your boy Bunkley has moved up to the #2 DT on some boards
and Gabe has dropped to #4 on one. Do you see one of those two falling to Round
2 or do you think the top 4 DT's will go in Round 1
Brent Sobleski: PA - What happens down here is
always a crapshoot. Basically, I mean that
not all scouts invest too much on just this week along. Watson's past could
to haunt him
bravesarethebest: SOBO, Can Tapp make it in the 4-3
Brent Sobleski: BATB - If used in a role like
Freeney in Indy. Now I'm not comparing the
two, but the way he would have to be used
JB: Is Manny Lawson as good a pass rusher as Ware and Merriman last year?
Brent Sobleski: JB - Lawson is not nearly as
explosive or strong as Merriman
Guest229: Sinorice Moss?
Tony Pauline: 229: Fast but very small.
Guest29: How does Lawson look against the run?
Brent Sobleski: BATB - Lawson even admitted
that the question for him to answer this week
was his run support. He's done quite well for himself in that area
JB: How big is Tapp?
Brent Sobleski: JB - Tapp is the second
smallest DE here at 6'1 and
257. A great player to look at as a 34 DE
naca72: I saw that Marcus McNeill wasn't at the weigh-in...is that something
that he HAS to do before the end of the week, or is that just a missed chance
find out his real size?
Brent Sobleski: Naca - no he isn't required.
His height and weight will come out at the
Number1EaglesFan: TFY like?? What some potential FA additions & what
Tony Pauline: NUM: Yep. Usually at the combine,
a ton of info is available there.
OkiBrown: 4? Tony...Denis...Brent...?
Tony Pauline: We're glad that we have four
Guest29: Another tweener getting good pub is Haralson - thoughts?
Brent Sobleski: Guest29 - Haralson is one of
the most polished prospects down here and one
who has surprised me greatly
mes78: SOBO is D. Tapp still a 2nd rounder or has he moved into the 1st?
Brent Sobleski: Mes - I say he's solidified
himself as an early 2nd rounder. Whether he
sneaks into round one depends on the team drafting him
Boltnik: Denis isn't here, but Chargers are not targeting anybody in particular
in free agency this early. There needs at OL, ILB and DB could be addressed in
FA if short in draft. Too soon to tell.
Brent Sobleski: Bolt - O-line seems to be a
priority for the Super Chargers
Tony Pauline: BOLT: Look for SD to go after a
solid CB in the draft of free agency.
bravesarethebest: what did kiwi weigh in at?
Brent Sobleski: BATB - Kiwi = 6'5' 262
Number1EaglesFan: TFY will the Eagles address the Wr situation in FA, the draft
Brent Sobleski: N1EF - Whatever direction they
take, I'm not sure; but they have certainly
looked at receiver prospects down here
Tony Pauline: NUM: Can't predict the future but
we'll cover whatever info comes our
way. Free agency is always first though at the combine.
Guest29: The shows today showed Kiwi again getting totally dominated by
is his stock taking a big dive?
Brent Sobleski: Ferguson is clearly the best
player down here
Brent Sobleski: and a nice guy to talk to as
catchandrecatch: at pass blocking how bout the run
Brent Sobleski: CATB - he doesn't get the best
push but he's athletic enough to always
have an advantage
Guest29: NY Jets at #4 = Ferguson?
Brent Sobleski: 29 = That wouldn't be too much
of a stretch at all (quite the opposite
Tony Pauline: Guest29....at this point I would
bravesarethebest: SOBO, i know this isn't your area, but where do you think
Brent Sobleski: BATB - from what I've heard
Hill has had a very good week. Corners always
tend to rise in the offseason, and I suspect Hill could work all the way up to
Guest11: Is the cornerback class considered weak?
Brent Sobleski: G11 - only if you don't
consider J.Williams and M.Huff cornerbacks
mes78: Of McNeil, Winston, and Scott... who's next behind Fergy?
Tony Pauline: mes78...Winston Justice of
Number1EaglesFan: TFY 1 last question...will the Eagles address the Wr
in FA, the draft or both??
Tony Pauline: Number1Eaglesfan...if a good
bargain shows up in FA they will sign
one...they will address the WR position somehow this off-season
Guest229: So, the seniors haven't jumped over Winston Justice?
Brent Sobleski: Guest229 - not one bit
bravesarethebest: TFY, you think huff could fall to the falcons?
Tony Pauline: braves...unlikely...they are
interviewing a CB tonight which will be
in our "team interests" article later
Guest214: How is Jerious Norwood looking and what team is showing interest?
Brent Sobleski: Guest214 - Norwood has shown
very good speed to the edge. And to be
honest, there are some surprising teams interested in him
Guest29: Has Cutler showed enough to be top 10?
Tony Pauline: Guest29....Cutler has looked
solid but to my mind is not a top ten
pick at this point
Brent Sobleski: I would back Tony up as I would
say he's 10-20 range right now
mes78: How much of an issue is character with W. Justice? It's obvious he's
athletic, but is he mature enough?
Tony Pauline: mes78....sitting the year out
wised him up a lot
Guest29: Michael Robinson the next Randle El?
Tony Pauline: Guest29...no way Robinson is the
Guest29: how so?
Tony Pauline: Guest29...Randle-El was
electrifying and elusive...Robinson is more
strong and straight line
Guest214: SOBO - I know he isn't in Mobile, but why was Willie Evans not
invited. I don't see him listed anywhere on Scout as being in the draft or a
Brent Sobleski: Guest214- That question is
better aimed at the man who ranked those
prospects. And it just happens he's in the chat right now
Tony Pauline: Guest214...Willie Evans of MSU is
ranked as a DE
Tony Pauline: we will have a scouting report on
Boltnik: Oshinowo was a Hotel hit with the 3-4 teams looking for a top NT. How
did he look on the field?
Brent Sobleski: Boltnik - The Giant Baba has
had an up and down week. At times he's
disruptive, other times he loses his gap responsibilities. Lot of teams are
talking about him, but aren't sure what to expect yet
naca72: I hadn't even seen the lineup of who is at the Senior Bowl...is
Guard Davin Joseph there...and if so, how is he stacking up against the DTs
playing this week?
Brent Sobleski: NACA - Joseph is here. He's a
big thick kid that works well in space. Does
seem to have some trouble with technique
Guest214: TFYDraft1- It seems odd that the SEC sack leader hasn't been invited
to the senior bowl or the Combine. Are there a lot of red flags on him?
Tony Pauline: Guest124....college stats mean
little...his size/speed numbers are
bravesarethebest: SOBO, are falcons looking at any LTs? right now Omiyale would
be starting... I don't know if I like that idea, even though the coaches seem
to like him
Brent Sobleski: BATB - I honestly have no clue.
I've been concentrating on interviews
after practice lately
Boltnik: Is the bloom off Stovall after one day or is he this year's Matt Jones?
Tony Pauline: Boltnik....you can time Stovall
with a sundial compared to Matt Jones
OkiBrown: Anyone in the know. Will Jeremy Bloom be at the Scouting Combine?
Tony Pauline: Oki...the "special
case" underclassmen invited to the combine
should be announced late next week.
naca72: I've thought he was one of the better players on what was a good O-Line
for a couple years...playing LT may have messed his technique up a
little...GOOD, maybe Baltimore will be able to get him down lower in the
Brent Sobleski: NACA - one thing to be sure,
he's only been at guard this week
bravesarethebest: SOBO, smartest DL and OL players are???
Brent Sobleski: BATB - Brick is a pleasant man
to talk to. Manny Lawson was enjoyable to
speak with as well. Winston seems to have a little cro-magnon in him.
catchandrecatch: so when are u 2 going to have your newest mock draft?
Brent Sobleski: CAC - my mock certainly differs
to Tony's. But I run all my stuff through
the Draft Brew forum here on this site
Guest29: Who does Manny Lawson compare to in the NFL?
Brent Sobleski: G209 - He's a road grader but
definitely needs technique work. Not as
large as listed by far
Guest29: You think Savage is laying low so as not to give anything away?
Brent Sobleski: G29 - Savage has been eerily
mes78: SOBO - You've been impressed with Harylson (sp?). I know
little of him.
Briefly, what's been impressive? What's his downside?
Brent Sobleski: Mes - Haralson is just sound in
every aspect of his game. Being
undersized, it's important that he has some quickness as well
bravesarethebest: SOBO, what site are you on?
Brent Sobleski: BATB, I'm on the browns site.
And my forum is the Draft Brew on their
Guest29: Who was Savage paying attention to today?
Brent Sobleski: Guest29 - Robert Mathis would
be someone off the top of my head
bravesarethebest: is it browns.scout.com/
Brent Sobleski: BATB -
http://mb9.scout.com/fbrownsinsiderfrm53 We have what I call the
UNCANNY MOCK pinned to the top of the page at all times. Basically it is a
constant running mock to see how things change over the year and workouts and
such. I usually throw mine in there whenever I do update it
EjBiv: Is there any local Cleveland media in Mobile not with OBR?
Brent Sobleski: EjBiv - I've talked to a
reporter from the Cincinnati Post (obviously that
isn't Cleveland). But Zac Jackson of the clevelandbrowns.com is here and I've
talked to him quite a bit
OkiBrown: SOBO...we can't wait to get you back so you can keep adding
I were Phil this week...""
Brent Sobleski: Oki - I'll tell you right now,
lot of things are changing for me seeing
a lot of these guys in person
Guest229: SOBO, the Brees tidbit on Fox is getting a lot of play.
Brent Sobleski: Guest229 - What would that
tidbit be? I'm in the loop but not always sure
what's being put out
Guest229: Brees was on the radio is SD a week ago saying he was two weeks ahead
of his rehab schedule. Did he have a setback?
Brent Sobleski: G229 - Like I said and this is
a direct quote for the SD FO, they are
""unsure"" exactly of what to do with Brees
mes78: What players have changed your pre-Senior Bowl perception the most?
Lawson, Haralson, ...?
Brent Sobleski: Mes - No one has dramatically
changed my view like....say....Wesley Britt
did last year; BUT there has been alot of movement on my own personal board on
guys I didn't have as high or I'm not liking as much now
Guest29: Who have the Steelers and Patriots been following - those are the
players the Browns should draft.
Brent Sobleski: G29 - The Steelers are always
very secretive. If you can find one around
here it's like finding gold. The Pats have been very selective, but both Pioli
and Belichick have been sighted making their rounds
PA_DAWG: The Browns saying they want to get stronger up the middle seems
to scream NT or ILB while needing a better passrush sems to say DE or OLB (IMO)
Are these two items at odds for getting fixed in one year through the draft or
can we get a bit better at both by drafting our Kimo Can Olhoffen with your boy
Brent Sobleski: PA - The Browns have been
heavily interested in both positions down here,
and I mean HEAVILY. When it's all said and done I think it will be address in
some form or another in both FA and the draft
OkiBrown: any of the new coaches there?
Brent Sobleski: Oki - seen Herm Edwards
sporting all his new Chief gear
bravesarethebest: SOBO, is Jim Mora down there?
Brent Sobleski: BATB - no sign of Mora form
what I've seen
mes78: A little OT, but outside of Savage, who is the Brown's top scout?
Brent Sobleski: Mes - Bill Rees is second in
command, and I've talked to the
regional scout Kevin Kelly on a few occasions already
OkiBrown: what about Mangini?
Brent Sobleski: Oki - no to Mangini as well
bravesarethebest: SOBO where do you think Mahelona will go?
Brent Sobleski: BATB - Mahelona is a solid mid
second round pick
Guest29: Sobo - are you watching from on the field or are you in the
Brent Sobleski: G29 - depends. When the squads
were split on the first day of practice,
the Fairhope field they practiced on for the South team; I was on the field in
spitting distance of the drills. At Ladd Peeble (in Mobile) they ask all
and scouts to stay in the stands till practice is over
CaryNCBrownsBacker: SOBO ... I know you been at this for over an hour ... and I
am late ... just wanted to know the biggest piece of news from today if you
would not mind restating it. Thanks
Brent Sobleski: CNCBB - Biggest news on my part
from a player perspective is Broderick
Bunkley, one of the stronger prospects this week, being injured
Brent Sobleski: G29 - Nothing major. He'll be
back on the field
Guest209: sobo seems like there is a lot of short de's at 260lbs. could they be
olb's in pro's?
Brent Sobleski: G209 - have talked to quite a
few of them and alot of scouts are asking
them those same questions. So I think there is quite the likelihood some of
these guys go to OLB
catchandrecatch: did AJ not participating in the senior bowl hurt his stock
possibly out of the top 5?
Brent Sobleski: CAC - the competition to Hawk
has been less than impressive this week
Guest29: Sobo - just curious - your insights are great and numerous - how do
do it - you have a recorder you talk into, a fastwriter, or a great memory or a
Brent Sobleski: G29 - Last year I tried the
recorder route. Didn't like it. Was too
tedious. This year we have sheets made up specifically for players and team
interests. Plus I usually have a solid memory for this stuff
bravesarethebest: any big hits today?
Brent Sobleski: BATB - Clint Ingram's right
hook to Nick Mangold's face
Brent Sobleski: Demeco Ryans lit up a running
back as well. Decleated him, but I can't
remember the back
bravesarethebest: what does Demeco weigh?
Brent Sobleski: BATB - 229
bravesarethebest: hmm... he reminds me a lot of Demorrio Williams...my question
is why did Demorrio fall to the 4th while Demeco seems to be in the top 15-20
Brent Sobleski: BATB - Demeco is much stronger
at the oint of attack and very intelligent.
Plus he has a better overall game
Guest209: sobo haven't heard much about ingram before the sb. what's your
opinion of him?
Brent Sobleski: G209 - big physical two down
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