Monday, February 20, 2006

Draft Shakeup?

Reports out of Virginia are saying that star linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been kicked off the Cavaliers football team. Everything is vauge, so there aren't many details to discuss. The next move for Brooks is hope for late enry status into the 2006 draft pool. Otherwise he'll have to wait until the supplimental draft, held toward the end of summer.

Brooks has been a top NFL prospect for a while now due to his absurd mix of size and athleticism. He measures in at 6'4" and somewhwere between 250 and 270 lbs. His draft staus will depend a lot on the facts about his dismissal and what kind of shape he's in after an injury plagued season.

There are other reports that state Ahmad Brooks is still officially on the team. So stay tuned, this Brooks situation is far from over.

UPDATE: It appears that Brooks failed a drug test last week. No indication on what substance was found. Coach Al Groh has stated only that Brooks is unavailable for spring practice. The fall is still up in the air.


At 5:09 PM, Blogger Cutthroat Pirates said...

Have you heard anything about there not being a draft if the CBA does not get approved. The news has reported this a couple of times. I have heard that free agency date might get pushed back from 3/3 to 4/1, 2006. However, they the sports writers are saying that if the CBA does not reach an agreement there may not be an NFL draft this year, which I find very hard to believe. Your thoughts.

At 4:01 AM, Blogger Birdman said...

I've never heard anything about that. The only CBA snag I know about is the possible un-capped year in 2007. But most believe a new CBA will be in place before that happens.

At 7:10 AM, Blogger Cutthroat Pirates said...

here is what i found out you can read the rest on my blog.

A big problem facing this year is draft, there is even reports that if the CBA does not get reached by March 03, there may be no draft in 2006. Here is why: Signing draft choices will be more difficult because teams can prorate signing bonuses for only four seasons. Already, agents figure the most a top draft choice can make under that scenario is $15 million, a major reduction from recent years. That leads to long holdouts by draft choices. The real problem comes from the teams themselves, because all the caps hit this year due to the uncapped 2007 season many feel there will be no money to even sign a rookie this season. I also found out that in 2008 there will be no more NFL draft, which is part of a clause inserted in the current CBA. To get players out of college, it could be open negotiations. Minimum salaries for all players will be eliminated in 2007, so every contract, including those for rookies coming out of college, has to be negotiated individually and those players get what they can get.

we might be in trouble.

At 12:18 AM, Blogger Birdman said...

There are too many reasons to not get a new deal done. No way it comes to all that.

At 7:44 PM, Blogger Cutthroat Pirates said...

I agree birdman, and I hope we are right. This would ruin the NFL. Anyway I just wanted to say thanks for all your NFL Draft info, it is great.

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Cutthroat Pirates said...

Do you believe it will come to all that now Birdman, this sucks the NFL might be ruined.


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