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Who we should draft with the 27th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.


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Torrey Smith, a wide receiver from the University of Maryland.

At 6-1 and 205 lbs. with a 40 yard dash timed in the 4.3 range it's hard to overlook this guy, but don't let his measurables fool you into think he's the 2nd coming of Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Here's a few snippets from www.cbssports.com's scouting profile on him:

A record-breaking receiver and kick returner for a university famous for producing athletic phenoms, Smith will enter the NFL as one of the more intriguing big-play specialists of the 2011 draft.

After redshirting in 2007, Smith immediately proved his versatility, averaging 141.2 all-purpose yards over the final five games of the 2008 season and breaking the ACC single-season kickoff return record with 1,089 yards. Smith was even better a year later as his 2,192 all-purpose yards set a Maryland single-season record and rank second in ACC history.

For as dominant as his statistics are, Smith remains a work in progress. Nearly a third of his production in 2010 came in one game - the regular-season finale against North Carolina State - in which he caught 14 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns. As such, he may struggle if asked to take over immediately as an NFL team's primary receiver. Allowed to develop as a No. 2 target, however, his big-play ability as a receiver and returner could ultimately pay off in greater production than some of the higher touted receivers of the 2011 draft.

After the catch: His best attribute due to his agility, straight-line speed and vision. Gliding runner who accelerates quickly and changes directions without sacrificing speed. Can make defenders miss in the open field, but doesn't possess elite lateral agility to juke in tight quarters. Good straight-line speed to separate. A threat to score from any point on the field.

Intangibles: An ascending talent who may be only scratching the surface of his potential. His 2,983 yards as a kick returner set the ACC record. Endured a tough childhood in which he was often asked to help his raise his younger brothers and sisters while his single mother worked two jobs. Described by head coach Ralph Friedgen as "God created a perfect person" due to Smith's humility and dedication, as well as his athletic talents. Graduated in December with a degree in criminology and criminal justice - the first male in his family to earn a college diploma. Made the special teams captain by Friedgen.

You can click on the link I provided to read more about him if you'd like. I really like Torrey Smith. The thing I noticed the most about him is that he gains a lot of his yards from YAC, an area in which we are lacking in. Also, if you notice in the video below, he runs a lot of comeback routes, which fits perfectly with our scheme seeing as how Mike Mularkey calls a comeback route every other passing play.

I think this kid can really come in and open up both our offense and our return game (I still love you Eric Weems), he's got a whole lot of heart and he's got tremendous work ethic. Almost everything about him is positive, I have not ever heard one bad thing about him at all, also if you really read into the scouting profile it's evident that he's not completely useless in any area, including blocking. I also love how he's a very speedy guy, but he's very physical!

Here's a video from this past season, I'll post his Sophomore year in another post, make sure you watch his route running ability! Also notice how he throws that stiff-arm around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzlJ_FFB9m0

Around this time last year, I officially joined the Sean Weatherspoon bandwagon. I think I might be joining this kid's bandwagon, unless we address WR in FA this year. Let me know what you guys think of him.

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I am not trolling what so ever. I do have to say that until Ryan gets a weeee bit better on hitting receivers deep it won't really matter if we have a speedster.

Although we do need someone who can stretch the field. I would like to see a fire breathing DE come in. I don't watch college football like I used to so do any of you know someone who fits that bill?

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I am not trolling what so ever. I do have to say that until Ryan gets a weeee bit better on hitting receivers deep it won't really matter if we have a speedster.

Although we do need someone who can stretch the field. I would like to see a fire breathing DE come in. I don't watch college football like I used to so do any of you know someone who fits that bill?

Watch this kid's videos. I agree about Ryan's deep ball accuracy, but watch this kid's videos. You'll see why I think he's a perfect fit for our offense. He's not your typical speedy college WR. Most of his yards are from YAC, and he runs a lot of comeback routes and digs, which like I said is what Mularkey calles pretty much every other passing play.

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Watch this kid's videos. I agree about Ryan's deep ball accuracy, but watch this kid's videos. You'll see why I think he's a perfect fit for our offense. He's not your typical speedy college WR. Most of his yards are from YAC, and he runs a lot of comeback routes and digs, which like I said is what Mularkey calles pretty much every other passing play.

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Torrey Smith, a wide receiver from the University of Maryland.

At 6-1 and 205 lbs. with a 40 yard dash timed in the 4.3 range it's hard to overlook this guy, but don't let his measurables fool you into think he's the 2nd coming of Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Here's a few snippets from www.cbssports.com's scouting profile on him:

You can click on the link I provided to read more about him if you'd like. I really like Torrey Smith. The thing I noticed the most about him is that he gains a lot of his yards from YAC, an area in which we are lacking in. Also, if you notice in the video below, he runs a lot of comeback routes, which fits perfectly with our scheme seeing as how Mike Mularkey calls a comeback route every other passing play.

I think this kid can really come in and open up both our offense and our return game (I still love you Eric Weems), he's got a whole lot of heart and he's got tremendous work ethic. Almost everything about him is positive, I have not ever heard one bad thing about him at all, also if you really read into the scouting profile it's evident that he's not completely useless in any area, including blocking. I also love how he's a very speedy guy, but he's very physical!

Here's a video from this past season, I'll post his Sophomore year in another post, make sure you watch his route running ability! Also notice how he throws that stiff-arm around.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzlJ_FFB9m0

Around this time last year, I officially joined the Sean Weatherspoon bandwagon. I think I might be joining this kid's bandwagon, unless we address WR in FA this year. Let me know what you guys think of him.

DT has hinted he wants more explosive offensive weapons, but I dunno...we already are paying Jenkins a lot of $$$, and with us using so many 2 TE sets, I don't know about us taking a WR.

I want us to go OT with the first pick. I know we wont get a great OT at that pick, but DT has also mentioned he is willing to move up. With Dahl and Clabo both being over 30 and free agents, and johnson and hawley being mid-level picks, i think a solid OT would be great for us. It gives us either a good replacement for Clabo, a good backup for Baker, or both. Given Baker's occasional health issues, I think that would be our best move. OT goes off the board FAST, so we will have to use our best pick to get a good one. If we can trade Jenkins for a 4th round pick and get his salary off the books, then maybe we look at getting a WR this early. But again, I hope our OL is what gets our first look because Baker has some issues staying on the field and we have 2 possible free agents bailing on our right side.

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Im not worried about ryans deap ball accuracy, we need someone that can take a slant, a curl route a bubble screen, etc to the house. I like torrey smith but he runs very sloppy routes. Another Wr i like is Jon baldwin from pitt. Big, fast and great leaping ability. He also has great body control when attacking a ball in the air. I think what this offense lacks is another WR like Smith or Baldwin and especially a receiving RB. Jaquizz Rodgers or Noel Devine would do wonders for this offense. IM not saying draft either of those in round 1, however round 2 and especially round 3, they would be perfect.

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Your all wrong

we're not going DE, read my other posts to figure our why, im tired of explaning it over and over.

TD Said he would be willing to package picks to trade up

we're gonna get Baldwin or Julio Jones like it or not.

I dont think we would have to trade up for Baldwin. I would love either of those WR especially Jones.

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Your all wrong

we're not going DE, read my other posts to figure our why, im tired of explaning it over and over.

TD Said he would be willing to package picks to trade up

we're gonna get Baldwin or Julio Jones like it or not.

Lol unless you are inside TD's draft room, you don't know if we are wrong or not.

He said he would be willing, doesn't mean he will. I would rather get Julio Jones, but Baldwin isn't a bad option either. He is just raw, Julio is ready to step up immediately. Heck I would rather have Torrey than Baldwin.

Like it or not? lol that's funny man.

On topic, I think we are looking at Aldon Smith, Justin Houstin, J.J. Watt, Julio Jones, Torrey Smith, Jimmy Smith, Aaron Williams, or Kyle Rudolph. They can all help our team out.

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Your all wrong

we're not going DE, read my other posts to figure our why, im tired of explaning it over and over.

TD Said he would be willing to package picks to trade up

we're gonna get Baldwin or Julio Jones like it or not.

don't be so sure. I agree we should go with an impact DE via free agency, BUT, it would also be good to get a young guy now and DEVELOP him, since it takes a good 2-3 years usually for a drafted DE to develop. If we get a DE via free agency, I hope we STILL use a 4th rounder or thereabouts on a DE we can develop and have for depth and special teams. This would help not just a few years down the road, but immediately since Abraham has a history of problems staying healthy.

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don't be so sure. I agree we should go with an impact DE via free agency, BUT, it would also be good to get a young guy now and DEVELOP him, since it takes a good 2-3 years usually for a drafted DE to develop. If we get a DE via free agency, I hope we STILL use a 4th rounder or thereabouts on a DE we can develop and have for depth and special teams. This would help not just a few years down the road, but immediately since Abraham has a history of problems staying healthy.

We're not going to take a 1st round DE and wait 2-3 years for him to start. Not when we have more immediate pressing needs, especialyl if we adressed the impact factor in the FA Market. Also we could get Ricky Elmore in the 5th, **** Biermann, Sidbury, Elmore, One of them will pan out sooner or later.

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It really depends on who we get in FA. There isn't a whole lot to choose from but if we grab Charles Johnson, we will go offense first. If we grab Fitzgerald I can definitely see us grabbing a DE.

We would prob need to trade up to grab Julio Jones or Aldon Smith, it just depends on FA.

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We're not going to take a 1st round DE and wait 2-3 years for him to start. Not when we have more immediate pressing needs, especialyl if we adressed the impact factor in the FA Market. Also we could get Ricky Elmore in the 5th, **** Biermann, Sidbury, Elmore, One of them will pan out sooner or later.

Elmore is a poormans Beirmann.

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