NFL Draft: Round 7 Analysis

↵Round 7 brings the homestretch of still 45 more picks as we count down to who will be the lucky man who gets the Mr. Irrelevant parade:
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Packers still not sure about Aaron Rodgers. I liked Green Bay adding Brian Brohm on Day 1, because it gives the team two pretty good options with whom to replace Brett Favre. But I don't really get the late addition of Matt Flynn. Flynn was a fine leader of a national championship team, but I don't see the pro upside. Remember, Jason White had the same resume and a Heisman to boot and wasn't drafted. At the worse, I guess, Rodgers will be motivated to keep the rookie QBs benched.
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↵49ers take Larry Grant. If you're keeping score, this outside linebacker is only the second Ohio State player drafted, the first since defensive end Vernon Gholston went to the Jets way back in Round 1. You would think with that output Ohio State didn't make it to the national tile game two years in a row.
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↵Hail to Caleb Campbell. You've got to get choked up just thinking about Campbell's situation. You want the Army safety to be able to live out his dream and stick with the Lions, and avoiding being called to duty in Iraq. The NFL could use more citizens like him where there's much more on the line for playing the game than a big paycheck.
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↵Peyton finds a place. Behind the scenes of Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, fullback Peyton Hillis was key to the Arkansas Razorbacks' offense with his versatility, a la Brian Leonard was to Ray Rice at Rutgers. Great late-round pick by the Broncos to get a performer who can help them in many ways.
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↵A seventh-round Zinger. Really, at this point, I think everyone on the national champion LSU Tigers has been drafted. That includes their tight end, who has the second-best name of the draft after Bills fourth-round corner Reggie Corner: Keith Zinger.
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↵Another round, another Wolverines offensive star. The Saints make a deal with the Packers to take Michigan wide receiver Adrian Arrington at No. 237. Arrington joins Jake Long, Chad Henne, Mario Manningham and Mike Hart as the cogs of U-M's passing game to get drafted. Arrington has a little off-field stuff like Manningham, but I don't think there's a big drop off in talent between the two. Great value for New Orleans' offense.
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↵And your Mr. Irrelevant is. . . . Not too bad of a final pick of the 2008 NFL draft for the Rams at No. 252 overall. Outside linebacker David Vobora is what you look for in a seventh-rounder a high-character, highly intelligent and hardworking defensive player. Expect him to make the team and shine on special teams as a rookie. ↵

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