Tulane NFL Draft Picks - 2021

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Tulane NFL Draft Picks - 2021

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Dane Brugler at the Athletic released his annual "The Beast" NFL Draft guide. It's 267 pages covering 636 players. Behind a paywall, but if you have an Athletic subscription, it's worth a look.

https://theathletic.com/2499821/2021/04 ... dailyemail

From a Tulane perspective, he's got who you would think as possible picks. Cam Sample is the 18th ranked DE and is projected to go in the 4th round. Patrick Johnson is the 32nd ranked DE which puts him in the 6th or 7th round. Both guys get in depth coverage with stats and scouting reports.

Corey Dauphine and Ben Knutson also get cursory mentions. Neither is rated highly enough to get a full report but they are listed as the 41st ranked RB and 45th ranked OT respectively.

Also of note are several former Tulane recruits (mentioned as such in the report) that we didn't land but are likely to be drafted. A ctrl-F for Tulane will find all of those for you.
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"Niceness" of reading about our guys notwithstanding, the time and money spent on coverage leading up to draft day blows me away. I understand it's important to lots of people who follow their NFL team rabidly and want to know about who their team might draft... But the scope and effort and money and time spent is just dumbfounding. This... a 267 page report. For what? You read it front to back, get all these armchair QB ideas about who your team should take, and then they take someone else and what can you do? Or you don't try to guess who they'll take and just use this as reference once they make a pick to learn what you can about the guy... and then he blows out a knee in camp and is never the same again... or gets traded and you don't care about him any more... or just never pans out to the info in the scouting report... What did this report, and the hours and hours of ESPN draft talk you watched, and the combines you watched religiously (the hours of coverage of that is astounding) get you? No amount of reading and watching and research amounts to a hill of beans in any of our lives once those draftees put on the pads for their new teams. The only people who should be doing this much research are those working for the NFL teams who have to make the decisions.
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PeteRasche wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:49 am [soapbox]
"Niceness" of reading about our guys notwithstanding, the time and money spent on coverage leading up to draft day blows me away. I understand it's important to lots of people who follow their NFL team rabidly and want to know about who their team might draft... But the scope and effort and money and time spent is just dumbfounding. This... a 267 page report. For what? You read it front to back, get all these armchair QB ideas about who your team should take, and then they take someone else and what can you do? Or you don't try to guess who they'll take and just use this as reference once they make a pick to learn what you can about the guy... and then he blows out a knee in camp and is never the same again... or gets traded and you don't care about him any more... or just never pans out to the info in the scouting report... What did this report, and the hours and hours of ESPN draft talk you watched, and the combines you watched religiously (the hours of coverage of that is astounding) get you? No amount of reading and watching and research amounts to a hill of beans in any of our lives once those draftees put on the pads for their new teams. The only people who should be doing this much research are those working for the NFL teams who have to make the decisions.
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No, it's not just you. I checked out on NFL draft szn (wake me up for the actual draft and, more specifically, the few picks that the Saints don't trade away) a few years ago and never looked back. The same with NFL schedule release szn.
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It's way over the top. I like to follow Tulane guys and that's about all I follow closely. I think it's good for the program the more we can show recruits that Tulane players have a shot at the pros. I used to enjoy watching the draft days themselves but they've drawn out the process to get three days worth of coverage and I just don't have that kind of time any more.
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Or just watch that 2014 movie Draft Day. As labyrinthine as it is with everyone's favorite wooden lead actor, you'll waste less time.
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Pete, it’s just like the recruiting articles and magazines that do the same thing, though a little bit different.

I went to the Saints draft day event the first or second year after they opened the new facility on Airline but it was more to see the party aspect and didn’t really pay attention to the actual draft stuff. I didn’t stay long because there was a Tulane baseball game to get to.

Only other NFL draft party I’ve attended was an “adult themed” party in a back room of a small West Bank Casino with a bunch of guys I used to work with.
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waverider wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:09 amOnly other NFL draft party I’ve attended was an “adult themed” party in a back room of a small West Bank Casino with a bunch of guys I used to work with.
"Adult themed"? What, were you partying like a Pitino recruit or something? :lol:
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College football news has both in 4th round
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Seven round mock draft from the Athletic today.

https://theathletic.com/2512750/2021/04 ... dailyemail

In line with their larger draft guide, Cam Sample goes in the 4th to the LA Rams and Patrick Johnson goes to the 49ers in the 7th. These kind of mocks are fun but meaningless. That said I do seem to pick up that Cam is highly thought of across the board and isn't likely to slip beyond the 4th. Patrick is more variable in his projections. If a team really likes him, he could go mid-rounds, but fit will be everything for him.
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Another mention of Cam in an Athletic draft article, this time as a sleeper pick. Here is the blurb:

Prospects who received “sleeper” tags from those involved in the process: Marshall offensive tackle Josh Ball, UNC wide receiver Dyami Brown, Virginia Tech safety Divine Deablo, Florida State safety Hamsah Nasirildeen, Tulane defensive lineman Cam Sample...

No additional text on him but it can't be bad thing he is mentioned as somebody who might surprise. It's looking like he may even be a Day 2 pick. It's been awhile since we had someone chosen in the top three rounds. Some guy named Forte.
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