2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 7

Filed in SportsTags: Colts, Draft, Indiana, Indianapolis, NFL

Keyunta Dawson

With the 242nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Keyunta Dawson, DE, Texas Tech
(HT: 6'1" / WT: 268 / 40: 4.62)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com
  • SI.com

    Possessing marginal size/speed numbers, Dawson is a practice squad player and developmental prospect. Best fit is at linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.

  • Fox Sports

    270 pounders who can move are rare. He's not a linebacker and he's certainly not going to be a tackle, like some think he might be. He's a big end who could be terrific in a rotation as a decent pass rusher and potentially a big run stopper. With room to get bigger, he could grow into a late steal.

  • Scout.com

    Possessing marginal size/speed numbers, Dawson is a practice squad player and developmental prospect. Best fit is at linebacker in a 34 alignment.

2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 6

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The Colts did not have a pick in Round 6.

2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 5

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Roy Hall

With the 169th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Roy Hall, WR, OSU
(HT: 6'2 / WT: 229 / 40: 4.46)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Kris Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs … Hall might be a better fit at H-back, where a team can line him wide because of his speed, in motion because of the mismatches he would cause against smaller defensive backs or in the backfield, where he is a promising blocker … He does take plays off and concentration issues led to several costly drops over the years, but with his body frame and quickness, he is worth a long look in training camp and could be a nice late draft pick-up.

  • SI.com
  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports
  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Could project to and get looks as a tight end or H-Back at the next level...He was not invited to the Combine but tore it up at his Pro Day...Someone just may take a flyer on him based on potential alone...Intriguing and a classic workout warrior.

  • Scout.com

Michael Coe

With the 173rd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Michael Coe, CB, Alabama St.
(HT: 6'0" / WT: 190 / 40: 4.53)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Cory Webster, New York Giants -- Like Webster, press coverage might not suit Coe well. He has good ball skills and takes decent angles at times, but despite his speed he is not a quick twitch-type. He has some value as an emergency punt returner, but did have fumbling issues there in the past. Some experts say Coe can handle press coverage, but he is not as active shooting his hands as one would like. With his functional route awareness and ability to keep plays in front of him, Coe might bring better value as a free safety. The talent is certainly there, but he failed to impress against top-level competition at Arkansas and only one of the receivers he faced in 2006 (Henry Tolbert -- Grambling, who missed most of the game with an injury) is considered even a camp prospect at the next level, making it hard to judge his senior performance against such inferior competition.

  • SI.com

    Transferred from Arkansas so he could play under his father at Alabama State, Coe made big strides last season. A solid special-teams player, he offers possibilities as a nickel or dime back in either a zone system or as a press corner.

  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports

    An Arkansas transfer that played up to his physical tools as a senior under the guidance of his father and head coach. He was used at both corner and free safety depending on an opponent's offensive scheme. He has good size, can turn and run with most receivers and plays with a physical flair to his game. He showed up well in his postseason games. He has man coverage ability mixed with very good ball skills. He's a good wrap-up tackler and ran in the mid-4.4 range at his workouts. He's a coach's kid who works hard, which should help him play early in his career.

  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Played most of his career at Arkansas but transferred to Alabama St. to play for his for his father, head coach Charles Coe...Showed well at the East-West Shrine and the Senior Bowl as well after being brought in as an injury replacement...A guy who quietly emerged as one of the top sleeper prospects in this draft...Has all of the physical tools and could end up going quite a bit higher than most think.

  • Scout.com

    Transferring from Arkansas in order to play under his father who is the head coach at Alabama State, Coe made big strides last season. A solid special-teams player, he offers possibilities as a nickel or dime back in either a zone system or as a press coverage.

2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 4

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Brannon Condren

With the 131st overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Brannon Condren, S, Troy
(HT: 6'1 / WT: 208 / 40: 4.48)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Cortland Finnegan, Tennessee … Look for Condren to make a living on special teams earlier in his career. He is slow to recognize plays developing, but has the burst to close in a hurry when he locates the ball. He peeks into the backfield too long to play strong safety and needs to show better route recognition to handle man coverage assignments. Still, with his athletic ability he is worth a look late in the draft. Just look at what the Titans found in a similar prospect in Finnegan.

  • SI.com
  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports
  • Scout.com

    Analysis: A zone safety with limitations in coverage, Condren is a special teams prospect at the next level.

Clint Session

With the 136th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Clint Session, OLB, Pittsburgh
(HT: 6'0" / WT: 233 / 40: 4.7)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com
  • NFL.com

    Session got drafted on what he did at Pitt’s Pro Day. He can play outside, he can run and he’s a very, very good special-teams player (that’s what they’re looking for at this point in the draft). He's 5-11 and 236 pounds, but he has 4.57 speed.

  • SI.com

    Session is a special-teams player who could back up in a one-gap system.

  • Fox Sports

    Session is an aggressive prospect who has good quickness and is a big hitter. He reads the play extremely well, and he has the ability to diagnose the play even before the snap. Session can simply take the ball away from the ball carrier and plays with the mean streak teams look for. He has a hard time holding his ground when teams run at him, so adding some bulk would be a wise move for him. He had some durability issues and struggled with injuries for a stertch. If he stays healthy, he could turn out to be one of the steals late in the draft.

  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Struggled in '05 after making the move from inside to outside linebacker but really hit his stride in 2006 and had a terrific senior campaign...Needs to be in the right scheme to succeed but could at least be a backup and special teamer in the pros.

  • Scout.com

OYB April 29

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Judges 9:22-57, Judges 10:1-18
NT: Luke 24:13-53
Ps: Psalm 100
Pr: Proverbs 14:11-12

Gospel Thread - OT:

14 "Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!" 15 But the Israelites said to the LORD, "We have sinned. Do with us whatever you think best, but please rescue us now." 16 Then they got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the LORD. And he could bear Israel's misery no longer.

Judges 10:14-16 (NIV)

It is often very difficult for us to understand the various aspects of God's character. On one hand, God is holy, and sin cannot exist in His holy Presence. On the other hand, God is love and compassion - so much so, that God would come to earth as man and die to rescue us from our sin. How is it that God can so completely separate our being from our sinfulness and sinful nature? The Israelites continually returned to sin and depravity, yet every time they recognized their sin and cried out to God, He in His compassion rescued them. We see this cycle repeated again and again in Scripture, to the point that one might conclude that God's patience is infinite; however, Scripture also tells us that the time will come when we no longer have the chance to repent. Paul speaks with such urgency that he refers to the time of God's favor as "now", and the day of God's favor "today" (II Corinthians 6:2).

Gospel Thread - NT:

He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms."

Luke 24:44 (NIV)

Jesus mentions the gospel thread! Here Jesus confirms that the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms (in other words, all of the Old Testament) refer to and speak of Him. The death, burial, and resurrection of Christ for the redemption of mankind is the purpose and outcome of the Old Testament.

Though, I must admit that it is incredibly humbling to read the reactions of Christ's disciples to these events, and to realize that even they were blinded to the truth until Christ opened their eyes. How much do we misunderstand - or of how much are we ignorant - without God's revelation? Yes, we have the Word; but so did the Israelites. Paul refers to this "great mystery" that God kept hidden until it was fulfilled in Christ (Romans 16:24-25, Ephesians 3:8-10, Colossians 1:25-27). We have the privilege of understanding this mystery, but what remains hidden?

This realization ought to be sufficient to keep each of us in God's Word daily, earnestly seeking to understand what God wants to teach us through His Word. Every day God reveals more and more to me through His Word: more of my own sin, as well as more of His promises and blessings; more of His principles for living, and more of His character. I pray that I always remember the example of his disciples, and never become too proud or complacent to continue searching His Word.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)

Perhaps the single most insidious lie is that no single belief holds truth exclusively. In other words, all religious beliefs are equally true; the mere existence of one's faith is sufficient for salvation. This lie exists among theists as well as atheists. The problem with this belief is that it is not merely the existence of one's faith that matters, but also the object of that faith.

An atheist would consider this matter not one of "salvation", but rather simply one of morality: the definition (or standard) of morality, and that which allows or causes one to uphold that definition or standard. (Note that this understanding works equally well for theists; the only difference being that theists would then tie conformance to the standard of morality to the concept of salvation.)

The problem that then immediately confronts us is that of who or what determines this standard of morality. In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis argues rather persuasively that the existence of a universal moral standard demands the existence of a universal standard-giver. (While I have plans to address this matter in more detail in response to some blogs of a friend of mine, for now and for the purposes of this blog post, I will accept it as the working principle.)

Thus, if we accept this "universal standard-giver" as God, we are left with the myriad theist beliefs that exist. While at times we may be enticed by the idea that "all religions are correct" in the vain hope that this understanding will bring about peace among the adherents of these many religions, we must accept, when we honestly examine the many beliefs, that they cannot all be true.

In fact, Christianity mutually excludes itself, by claiming to be the only truth and the only way to life and to God (John 14:6). It cannot be true that all religions are true. Either Christianity is true, or it is not. The same mutual exclusivity exists at least for the other major monotheistic belief systems (Judaism, Islam) that comprise the vast majority of religious beliefs.

Do not believe the lie that the existence of a faith apart from the object of that faith is sufficient.

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