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I find this kid to be super raw but also an altheltic freak. For some weird reason, I believe in our staff's ability to coach up and develop talent, which we haven't done in years. If we have to trade down, I won't have a heart attack with someone like this kid being on the board late in the first. I had hoped he'd be there in the 2nd to give us added flexibility in the first, but it looks like Mike Tomlin is already looking at him as an OLB in the first. Thoughts? Defensive end Danielle Hunter (6-5 1/4, 251) had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-10 broad jump. He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.47 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.95 seconds, which is really fast and shows his tremendous change-of-direction abilities. Hunter ran a 4.57 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine, which was the best time among defensive linemen. StrengthsFreakish combination of size, athleticism and explosiveness. Has long arms with jarring power behind his hands. When technique is right, he can stack and overpower tackles at point of attack. Fluid and agile in space. Uses length to bat down passes and disrupt the passing lane. Flashes winning spin move in pass rush, but needs to learn to set it up better. Uses arm-over inside move to set up tackles for loss. High-end tackle production for his position. Secondary motor to pursue and speed to chase leads to more tackle opportunities. Lead all SEC defensive linemen in "stuffs" (tackles for no gain or loss of yards) with 17. Active and energetic at all times. Continues to work to improve position vs. run and pass. Off-field character considered "squeaky clean" by NFL scouts. Has speed and agility to become special-teams star early in his career.
so no matter who the head coach is, the needs more or less remain the same. So while it may still be too early to exactly pinpoint specific guys, lets at least determine what the first round pick will be spent on? Offense? Defense? Needs... -OLB -DE -MLB -TE -WR -RB? -OL?
Well with the collapse of the Bush signing... we need 3 things foremost from this draft - obviously, FS, OT, and DE/OLB in no particular order. If we trade away our 2nd or even 3rd round pick, we move from getting 3 almost certain starters, to a big ? again... I don't want to put a starting OT, FS, or pass rusher on the field from the 4th round, no matter how deep a draft is. A TE or RB, sure... but not one of those positions. Matt was on his *** throughout 2013... I believe our team is offensively-based. We need to keep our $120 milly man alive. That means OT in the first to me - the "Replacements" line-up at OT we have currently is a joke. Carimi will end up being a OG and the rest should be flushed (except Holmes for a swing tackle). But whether or not we go OT in the first or a pass rusher - I don't see how we could possibly trade picks away now. We NEED at least two starter-worthy players at 3 diff positions... we cannot afford to trade up, we just can't.
Hey guys as you remember a while back a new Atlanta Blog was launched, and I'm now doing scouting reports on players over there. Given the need we have at DE I decided to post my scouting report on Cordarro Law here. I believe this kid has a ton of potential and could be a third day steal. http://gritsblitz.com/2012-articles/april/from-the-birds-nest-a-look-at-cordarro-law.html