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  1. Now that the dust of the coaching staff changes, combine, pro days (most of them), free agency,and noisegate has settled lets re-assess the team's needs here. While its called a 4-3, everyone knows its a 3-4 with the LEO putting his hand down sometimes. Reed is strongside, we have no weakside, Durant and PW hold down the middle. Tjax, Soliai and Hageman would be nice, we also have Babs, and Goodman who can get pressure and Clayborn who fits the versatility of the scheme (hopefully). Alford and Tru should start, while Adams and Allen will compete for NB. Willy Mo Always Ready, and basically no one at FS. Dez has been practicing his press coverage all off-season for the move to CB. Who could compete outside and move Alford in. Godfrey ain't the answer and Ismael can't play center field. Its quite clear we need a very capable FS. Offensively a WR would be sweet, but a compliment to Freeman is necessary. A bigger, brusiing back, but with this draft depth and Shanny's talent at finding talent we can snatch a Yeldon late if not an Ayaji or Gurley early. So OLB/DE, FS, RB, seems to be the natural order of things...the wildcard is a TE..maybe Funchess is the answer to both the and WR spots as we have veteran depth now on early downs....How do you feel about this. and where does an ILB fit if you dont like Worrilow? Love to hear some responses here!! RISEUP Cant wait for the draft!
  2. 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.
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