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Bob Green
05-08-2014, 03:29 PM
The NFL Draft commences tonight at 8 Bells (that's 8 pm EDT for you landlubbers). Round 1 is tonight. Round 2 and 3 are Friday night and 4 through 7 are on Saturday starting at 1200 (that's noon EDT).

My expectation is Cockrell will be drafted early Saturday afternoon during round 4 or 5; however, I am hoping he goes Friday night in Round 3. Some draft articles have labeled him a potential sleeper who will be selected earlier than projected.

blazindw
05-08-2014, 03:41 PM
I agree that Saturday is the day that could see him drafted, hopefully early. Best of luck to him and all of our graduating seniors on getting either drafted or signed as a UFA to a great situation!

SupaDave
05-08-2014, 07:17 PM
It's draft time!!

Some Duke folks are in play. Here's a preview....

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfl-draft-scout/22356964/nfl-draft-duke-preview

jimsumner
05-08-2014, 08:37 PM
It's draft time!!

Some Duke folks are in play. Here's a preview....

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfl-draft-scout/22356964/nfl-draft-duke-preview

Is there something more recent than last summer? This is pretty worthless.

Bob Green
05-09-2014, 06:31 AM
Here are links to Ross Cockrell scouting reports which project him to go in the 5th Round:

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=90864&draftyear=2014&genpos=CB

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1665111/ross-cockrell

While this one says he could go in the 4th:

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/3/26/5548992/nfl-pro-day-results-texas-duke-indiana-cody-latimer-ross-cockrell

I like this statement from the CBS Sports Player Overview:


Cockrell is far from your typical Duke defender and he helped lead the Blue Devils to an extraordinary 2013 campaign, essentially sealing off one side of the field to earn all-conference honors and an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game and the Combine.

jimsumner
05-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Here are links to Ross Cockrell scouting reports which project him to go in the 5th Round:

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=90864&draftyear=2014&genpos=CB

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1665111/ross-cockrell

While this one says he could go in the 4th:

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2014/3/26/5548992/nfl-pro-day-results-texas-duke-indiana-cody-latimer-ross-cockrell

I like this statement from the CBS Sports Player Overview:

I look forward to the day when Cockrell-level talents are typical Duke defenders.

blazindw
05-09-2014, 10:38 AM
I look forward to the day when Cockrell-level talents are typical Duke defenders.

Me too...and that day is coming sooner rather than later!

Bob Green
05-09-2014, 11:38 AM
I look forward to the day when Cockrell-level talents are typical Duke defenders.

I agree!


Me too...and that day is coming sooner rather than later!

And I agree once more!

Right now is an exciting time to be a Duke football fan. Heading to Wallace Wade Stadium expecting to see Duke win is great. That's the way it was when my Dad first started taking me to games as a kid in the sixties so I am very happy to see the program achieving success once again. I'm even more happy that it is me taking my Dad to games these days.

loran16
05-09-2014, 10:01 PM
It's worth noting that guys graded as 4th or beyond round picks by media are often undrafted (the media and scouts tend to over-include prospects in that category I think). IIRC, Vernon was also listed as that type of player and went undrafted.

Cockrell will be holding his breath, although it's often said to be better to be undrafted than to be drafted in the last round.

CDu
05-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Cockrell drafted in round 4 by the Bills!

CDu
05-10-2014, 11:37 AM
Congrats to him and to Duke.

Devil in the Blue Dress
05-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Ross has earned this opportunity. So excited that his named was called earlier than some predicted. He'll be working with some familiar names and faces... Duke and The ACC.

OldPhiKap
05-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Good luck, Ross!

Ima Facultiwyfe
05-10-2014, 01:01 PM
HOOOOOOORAYYYY!!!!!
Love, Ima

jimsumner
05-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Two thumbs up.

And I just wish I had more thumbs!!

A real class act on and off the field. And people underestimate him at their peril. The ACC found that out the hard way.

Bob Green
05-10-2014, 01:51 PM
I just arrived home from my Grandson's baseball practice to see the good news. Cockrell was the twelve cornerback selected. Congratulations!!! It is an added bonus that he will be teammates with Thad Lewis.

Acymetric
05-10-2014, 02:31 PM
Well deserved! I was afraid he would slip down, glad to see somebody recognized the kind of player he is on the field and in the locker room! My hope is that this is the first step to removing the stigma of drafting Duke players (I am absolutely certain that there is one among most if not all GMs). Wish Ross all the best, but now I have to decide whether I want a #6 or #9 Bills jersey (or whatever number Ross ends up with).

Newton_14
05-10-2014, 07:44 PM
It's worth noting that guys graded as 4th or beyond round picks by media are often undrafted (the media and scouts tend to over-include prospects in that category I think). IIRC, Vernon was also listed as that type of player and went undrafted.

Cockrell will be holding his breath, although it's often said to be better to be undrafted than to be drafted in the last round.

So you want that negative crow served with ketchup and salt or mustard and pepper??;)

Devil in the Blue Dress
05-10-2014, 08:01 PM
Speaking of the NFL draft, Kenny Anunike has just posted on FB that he's going with the Broncos (free agent)!

dragoneye776
05-10-2014, 09:44 PM
Speaking of the NFL draft, Kenny Anunike has just posted on FB that he's going with the Broncos (free agent)!

So did Juwan Thompson!

http://www.dukechronicle.com/blogs/bluezone/posts/2014/05/11/anunike-thompson-sign-denver-broncos-undrafted-free-agents

Tappan Zee Devil
05-10-2014, 10:15 PM
So did Juwan Thompson!

http://www.dukechronicle.com/blogs/bluezone/posts/2014/05/11/anunike-thompson-sign-denver-broncos-undrafted-free-agents

The Payton Manning effect?

He has seen a lot of our guys.

jimsumner
05-11-2014, 08:15 AM
So did Juwan Thompson!

http://www.dukechronicle.com/blogs/bluezone/posts/2014/05/11/anunike-thompson-sign-denver-broncos-undrafted-free-agents

I could see Thompson making the team just as a special teams player. Size, speed, instincts and he loves to hit.