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Postby Slingblade » Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:35 pm

Tennessee Titans 2006 Draft Picks
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Vince Young is one of the most explosive players in college football. He redshirted as a freshman in 2002, but has been a gamebreaker since that point. As a redshirt freshman in 2003, Young moved into the starting lineup half way through the year and led the Longhorns to a 6-1 record. He finished the season completing 60% of his passes for 1,155 yards, and six touchdowns to seven picks. Where his true presence was felt was as a rusher, where he ran for 998 yards and 11 touchdowns. He racked up every award a freshman can win, coming home with Big 12 Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and Freshman All American honors. As a sophomore he again displayed his big play ability with 1,849 yards and 12 TD's through the air, and 1,079 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. Young had an amazing junior season, finishing second in the Heisman race, while leading Texas to a national title. On the year he threw for 3,036 yards while completing over 65% of his passes, to go with 26 touchdowns and 10 picks. On the ground, Young topped the 1,000 yard mark, finishing with 1,050 yards and 12 touchdowns.



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LenDale White has played “Thunder” to Reggie Bush’s “Lightning” during his three years at USC. The two compliment each other perfectly, and has played a huge role in USC’s explosive offense and overall success. As a true freshman, White led the Trojans in rushing with 754 yards and 13 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he again led the team in rushing. He finished the season with 1,103 yards on the ground with 15 touchdown runs. This season he took a back seat to Reggie Bush as the feature back, but still ended the year with career highs across the board. White ran for 1,178 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging over 6.6 yards per carry. In his three year career, White scored 57 touchdowns, a USC record. One interesting note is that White is a cousin of Detroit Piston Chauncey Billups.


Round 4 (102)-Calvin Lowry, S, Penn State
Lowry graduated high school early and enrolled a semester early at Penn State in January of 2002. He played mostly on special teams as a true freshman in 2002 season before suffering a season-ending broken tibia in his right leg (vs. Iowa). He returned healthy in 2003, when he finished with 20 tackles at the safety position but also emerged as the team's primary return specialist. As a junior in 2004, Lowry took over as a starter at FS and finished with 50 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, four interceptions and one pass broken up. He averaged 8.3 yards per punt return that season Lowry started all 12 games as a senior in 2005 and finished with 79 tackles, 1.5 TFL, one sack, four INT's and two PBU. He also averaged 10.6 yards on 32 punt returns in 2005. Lowry is a tough, instinctive free safety prospect.



Round 4 (116, via Philadelphia)-Stephen Tulloch, LB, NC State
Tulloch played as a reserve in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2003. He started six of the 11 games that he played as a sophomore in 2004 and finished that season with 75 tackles and 14 tackles for loss. He missed 2005 spring workouts after undergoing shoulder surgery in January. Tulloch started all 12 games as a junior in 2005 and finished with 134 tackles, 21 TFL, six sacks and one interception. Tulloch lacks ideal size and possesses just decent top-end speed, but he is a quick, instinctive and tough WLB that emerged as a dynamic playmaker as a junior in 2005 and seems to have his best football still ahead of him. Tulloch has an outside chance of eventually emerging as a starting WLB or ILB in the NFL and he should at least become a versatile backup. Furthermore, he can immediately contribute on special.


Round 5 (137)- Terna Nande, OLB, Miami(OH)
You would be hard pressed to find a more consistent playmaking linebacker than Terna Nande. He started nine games as a freshman, and posted solid numbers, with 49 tackles, five for loss, and two sacks. His sophomore season was one of the best in recent memory for a linebacker. On the year, he had 109 tackles, 20 for loss, 5.5 sacks, and four interceptions. The numbers dipped as a junior as he got more attention, but Nande still has a good year, finishing with 86 tackles, nine for loss, and 3.5 sacks. He was off to another quality season, but it ended after six games with a lacerated liver. At that point, he had 44 tackles, four for loss, and two picks.


Round 5 (169)- Jesse Mahelona, DT, Tennessee Jesse Mahelona left Hawaii to play JuCo ball at Orange Coast College in California, and immediately made a name for himself. Despite playing only two games as a sophomore because of a broken ankle, he had every major program after him, and Tennessee won out for his services. As a junior in 2004, Mahelona made a major impact on the Vols interior line. He had 42 tackles with 18.5 of them for loss, and 5 sacks. Prior to this season, he was named to the Playboy All-American list. His impact was not as big as anticipated this season, but that was because he got more attention from opposing lineman. He finished the season with 35 tackles, eight for loss, and two sacks.


Round 6 (172)- Jonathan Orr, WR, Wisconsin
This is a player at the wide receiver position who is undervalued and an underutilized player on the offensive side of the ball.
To me he posses all of the athletic gifts you look for, he has a tall athletic rangy build, with excellent pass catching skills that compliment the strength he displays in his hands when attempting a catch against defenders. He posses good body control along with the agility to adjust to ball with ease and fluid movements, and add the top end speed he brings to the table and he has the makings. For whatever reason he is not a main part of the offense, he is in a predominate run first offense which does not feature the passing game, so in this offenses his touches are already going to be limited, so to look for frequent looks his way would be unlikely. If he were in a throwing offense his package of skills would be on display and I feel he would begin to flourish and become more confident in his talents and takes his game to another level. Unfortunately I feel his talents will not be discovered at the collegiate level, and fortunate for some NFL team they will discover the package of skills he has yet to unleash.



These guys suck...probably not going to be signed.
Round 7 (215)- Cortland Finnegan, KR/PR, Samford

Round 7 (245)- Spencer Toone, OLB, Utah

Round 7 (246)- Quinton Ganther, RB, Utah
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