Sunday, April 29, 2007

Running NFL Draft Blog

Brian Milne's running draft blog following former Cal Poly defenders and draft hopefuls Courtney Brown and Kyle Shotwell on the final day of the NFL Draft (Rounds 4-7):

6 p.m. Shotwell will stay in Cali. ...
Shotwell confirmed tonight that he has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Oakland Raiders. He said he would likely travel to Alameda to prepare for minicamp this week. That's it for tonight ...
SEE MONDAY'S TRIBUNE FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE DRAFT.


4 p.m. Draft comes to a close ...
The draft ends without Kyle Shotwell being picked up. Shotwell and defensive lineman Chris White are hoping to catch on with an NFL team as a free agent. ... Brown will likely move quickly to sign with Dallas and join the team for its minicamp next month.

2:40 p.m. Indy goes with defense, but not a LB ...
The Colts took defensive end Keyunta Dawson of Texas Tech with the 242nd overall pick. There are 13 more picks remaining. Tampa Bay, St. Louis and Jacksonville, three teams that have shown interest in Shotwell, each have two picks remaining. Detroit has the final pick at 255.

2:30 p.m. Dallas takes another corner ...
The Cowboys just took another cornerback, so it looks like Brown will have some rookie competition. Dallas picked Alan Ball (6-1, 176 pounds) with the 237th pick overall. ... Shotwell is still on the board. There are 255 picks in the draft.

1:55 p.m. What will Indy do?
Four of the first 11 picks in the seventh round were linebackers, although they were all inside. Indianapolis, the team Shotwell visited with recently, has the 242nd pick overall. That might be his best shot.

1
:50 p.m. Still no Shotwell ...
The Buck Buchanan Award winner is still on the board with just over 30 picks remaining.

1:40 p.m. Just what they needed ...
Dallas was hoping to pick up a corner in the draft to help back up Anthony Henry and Terence Newman, a solid duo on both sides for the Cowboys. After that, the Cowboys are young on the corners and could use a prospect like Brown who could also contribute on special teams and work well with a new coach. Either way, you knock Dallas' secondary will always be tested and need some help with pass-happy teams like Philly and New York around.

1:20 p.m. — Brown joins the 'Boys ...
With the second pick of the seventh round, 212th overall, the Dallas Cowboys select Courtney Brown, CB, Cal Poly. ... The selection marks the third straight year a Cal Poly player has been taken in the draft. ... Dallas was not one of the teams Brown visited. ... Shotwell is still on the board.

1:10 p.m. Six down, one to go ...
The sixth round is over and the two Mustangs are still on the board.

12:40 p.m. Strike one, strike two, strike three ...
The Packers went with two linebackers (Boise State's Korey Hall and Cal's Desmond Bishop) and a kicker. Maybe that's good for Shotwell later in the draft? Less LBs on the board, although both those guys played inside. The kicker was Mason Crosby from Colorado for the record. Green Bay, yet to take a cornerback, still has two picks in the seventh. Few experts thought Brown would last this long on the CB board.

12:20 p.m. Will it be Green Bay?
The Packers, one of the teams that flew Brown in recently, have the next three picks ... could this be it?

12:10 p.m.
Titans look elsewhere ...
There was some talk Brown might go to the Titans this week, at least that what Terry McCormick wrote in a couple Nashville publications. The Titans, however, went elsewhere with their fifth-round selection along with their first pick in the sixth round.

Noon
The teams to look for ...
Brown has drawn the most interest from
Seattle, Green Bay, Kansas City and San Diego.
Shotwell has drawn the most interest from Indianapolis, which already drafted a linebacker. Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Kansas City and Baltimore would also be a good fit.


11:50 a.m.
Five rounds down, two to go ...
Brown and Shotwell better hear their name soon or they'll have to go the free-agent route.
Brown was projected by many to be a fourth or fifth rounder, which means he's slipped a bit among the cornerbacks in the draft.
Shotwell wasn't projected to go until the seventh round.

11:30 a.m.
It's now or never ...
The second day of the NFL Draft is just about halfway through, and Brown and Shotwell still haven't been called.
Eighteen cornerbacks have already gone in the draft, which means Brown could be on deck. He was ranked 17th by
NFLDraftScout.com.
We're 177 picks into the draft and only 12 outside linebackers have gone, which isn't the best of news for Shotwell, ranked 22nd at that position by the same Web site.

1 comment:

Joe Wilson said...

Thanks for tracking this. Wish Shotwell was chosen too. Hope the gets signed in the next few days.