Saturday, July 29, 2006

2006 Sleepers

I heard it through the grapevine that fans wanted to know who we thought would be sleepers for the 2006 NFL Draft. Well here they are:

Danieal Manning(42)
Manning is a hybrid defensive back. He was brought in to contend with Chris Harris for the starting safety job. What makes him special is the fact that he can be used for more than one thing, including special teams, making him a valuable asset to a defensive minded team like the Bears. Along with Devin Hester, they should have one of the more feared return teams in the league.

Parys Haralson(140)
Haralson is an End/Backer, but the reason that he made this list is mainly on his crunkness. Many scouts have already counted him out by saying that he is too small. But in contrast, Dwight Freeney was around the same size when he came out, and he's not to shabby is he? As I was reading about him one word seemed to keep popping up. "Effort". That's really the only thing you can ask from a player. Since he will be competing for a starting job in San Fransisco, you may want to write his name for fantasy.

Dusty Dvoracek(73)
Once again the Bears have landed a sleeper. Dvoracek is a one gap player, meaning he's a perfect fit for the 4-3 defense that Chicago runs. Considering his size, at 6'3", 300 lbs. Dvoracek is a surprisingly quick player. Combine that with his instincts and you have Tommie Harris' new partner in crime. Another quick note is that his Wonderlic score was the highest of the class.

Greg Eslinger(198)
At 6'3" 295 you may think Eslinger is too small for his center position. But check this out. The current center for the Broncos is a 6'3" 286 lb. Tom Nalen. In the zone running scheme of the broncos, Nalen has become a lock for the Hall of Fame. Why in the world am I telling you this? Well guess who drafted Eslinger? You guessed it, the Broncos. The former Outland Trophy winner will have the time to learn behind Nalen and eventually pick up right where he left off.


Blogger pete silva said...

why do the bears love OU DT's?

9:32 PM  
Blogger pete silva said...

i looked at your Freeney link and couldnt help but say he is freakin god. 10+ sacks each year and he's only gettin better and better. (in buddy love voice): you on ya way!!!

9:40 PM  
Blogger Situ said...

I looked at your Tommie Harris link and couldn't help but think, why don't people just get on his hip?

11:04 PM  
Blogger Willie B said...

Well I totally agree witht the Daniel Mannning Sleeper pick because of his speed and agility, look for him to make an impact this year.However, with the troubled past of Dusty D, i dont think he will be the DT he was at OU.

11:25 PM  
Anonymous phil said...

he took anger management classes and is a changed man. plus tommie harris will have his back.

11:29 PM  

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