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  1. Well, the Seahawks just jumped us and took Jarran Reed.
  2. I think that picking a guard at 17 is the safest pick we could make, but not necessarily the best. I posted this on the Nkemdiche thread and think it applies here as well: We're at 17 and this draft has less than 10 surefire stud players. I think the safest pick for us at 17 would be drafting one of the top guards. Any of the defensive players at 17 are going to have some imperfections. The question is where do you want to have the risk at? Nkemdiche - decision making Lee - tackling Floyd - positional fit? Lawson - not a prototypical rusher. Needs to develop rushing moves Ragland - Coverage questions Ohbah - Consistency While drafting a guard at 17 would not give us the boost a stud DL or LB would, there's no guarantee that we'll get a stud D player at 17. I think the chance of one of the top guards busting is far less.
  3. After reading the article again, I'm more concerned about him telling the media he wanted to buy a panther than anything else. With all the scrutiny he's under, why would he say that? To me, that's a symptom of poor decision making. That being said, we're at 17 and this draft has less than 10 surefire stud players. I think the safest pick for us at 17 would be drafting one of the top guards. Any of the defensive players at 17 are going to have some imperfections. The question is where do you want to have the risk at? Nkemdiche - decision making Lee - tackling Floyd - positional fit? Lawson - not a prototypical rusher. Needs to develop rushing moves Ragland - Coverage questions
  4. No, Umma Gumma (sp?) is terrible. Division Bell is meh.
  5. Walterfootball.com is kind of lackluster. I'm sure its fan base isn't much better.
  6. Not certain if I agree about Hageman coming along fine. He is still extremely incosistent. Don't think that has anything to do with the coaching though, but instead an indictment of his lack of passion for the game.
  7. I think Lawson is a fine pick. He plays the run well and seems to have pass-rush potential. However, the article listed above (which is more positive than some others I've read) even says that his rush moves might not transition as well and that he will have to learn more moves. So worst case scenario he ends up being similar to Shelby or Upshaw and best case scenario he ends up being Shelby with Clayborn's pass rush. Don't get me wrong, there's value there, but we already have those players on our roster. What we don't have is a WLB with great coverage skills or a NT that can both stuff the run and collapse the pocket. So IMO, Billings or Lee would bring more immediate value to our team. I'd prefer Billings personally if he's there.
  8. I really like this draft. I think Billings is the best NT in this draft. He has elite strength and forces two people to block him in run downs as well as being able to split and penetrate on passing downs. I really think he could be a NT that could have some pocket collapsing value if the offense passed while he was out there. He also is only 20 years old currently and will have many years to develop his techniques as well as growing up to his full strength level. He has immediate value and upside. I'd take him in a second.
  9. So what do you think about Billings? He got a pretty decent score based upon this system. Has anyone watched a decent of amount of tape to see how he was used at Baylor? Because he seems like a 3 down DT to me on the very limited highlights I've seen.
  10. I would be happy with these first two picks. I think both would address needs without reaching. Alternatively, I think Billings in the first and Cravens (I think he'll be there) in the second would provide a viable alternative for filling the same positions.
  11. Chauncey Davis seemed so long ago I had to go look him up to make sure he was here when TD was around. We resigned Davis in 2009 and cut him in 2011. He played 2 years on a 4 year deal that was worth a total of 14 million. Michael Jenkins was re-signed in 2008 and we cut him in 2011. So, he played 3 years on a 4 year deal. That doesn't seem terrible to me.
  12. No. BPA defense in round one. We could use another DE, DT or LB. One will be available.
  13. I think BPA defense is really the way to go, although I'd think UT is the position of least need for us currently (out of NT, UT, DE, or LB). We have Babineaux, Jarrett, and Hageman as UT. Although this is probably Babineaux's last year and Hageman is incosistent still at this point, so it wouldn't be a bad idea tontake another UT. I could see us needing at least one more NT b/c I don't see Tyson Jackson playing nose aucessfully and other than him we only have Mbu. I can see us needing at least one more DE for Pass rushing downs (as Shelby will more likely kick inside for obvious passing downs), but only as a Pass Rush specialist and to spell Shelby/Beasley We have a desparate need for quality LBs. So really, we need to take the BPA round one and then adjust for need in rounds 2-4. But that's just my opinion.
  14. While it is only PFF's ratings, so it must be taken with a grain of salt, I find the Shelby rating very interesting. Especially that he's our current highest rated FA signing. At this point, I'll just wait on Oldskooler to show up and blow a gasket.
  15. Dude must not have wanted to be here. Never took a visit. I don't understand.
  16. The problem is that only Mbu fits the 1 technique role on this defense currently, and he is an unknown quality really. Billings has elite strength and push and the scouts are saying he has good movement as well. From everything I've read, sounds like he and Mbu would lock down NT for us. Hageman, Jarrett, and Babineaux are all 3 techniques, aka under tackles, in this scheme. The only one of them that could really succeed as our 1 tech would be Hagemen because of his strength, but that would be a terrible waste of him in my opinion. The only player I'm not considering in this mix is TJax because I think he's terrible. I don't understand what value he's supposed to provide and this point I'm not understanding how he stays on the roster.
  17. I think that either Billings or Ogbah would be much better scheme fits than Ragland. I think Billings would fill a big need as a NT that could get some up the middle push in passing downs. I think Ogbah could be a very good strongside end in this defense, but Derrick Shelby can fill that role as well, so he's less likely to be picked. I think Billings would be the choice.
  18. Shelby played admirably as a back-up and in place of Vernon after he went down. He is strong at the point of attack in the run game and can help collapse the pocket in pass-rushing situations. He is a near-ideal fit for a 5 technique in the 4-3 under and is only 27. He is coming into his prime. He should be a dramatic improvement over TJax as the strongside DE. Will he be an elite 10+ sack DE? I don't see it happening. But i see him being a strong player that has value on all 3 downs.
  19. Yeah, I don't agree with you. I think we have 2 pretty good pickups in Mack and Shelby. I'm cautiously optimistic about Sanu and Schaub is meh. Our of the bunch, Schaub is the only one I'd list is old and terrible and he's the backup quarterback. If Matt gets hurt we're screwed no matter what, so it doesn't really matter who the backup QB is.
  20. Well, Quinn's answer to McClure's question about Freeman tells us everything we need to know about that situation. Complete and total fabrication by McClure at this point. So, are we going to roll with Worrilow at MLB again or will they be taking an inside backer in the draft?
  21. OLB or DT seems like the pick now. I really wanted Ogbah as our 1st before we signed Shelby, but they both fit the same mold and our role for the defense. Not certain how we'd employ 2 strongside ends as 3 down players in our defense.
  22. I'm fairly certain that Shelby will start over TJax at strongside end. I dont know what their use for TJax will be now.
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