FalconFanSince1970 Posted April 7, 2015 Share Posted April 7, 2015 I know. I know. Another Gurley thread right? Yes it is. Face it folks. I want the Gurley man. I believe he would have a bigger impact on our team. Especially in year one. I mean just take a look at the rookie sack production of some of the top edge rushers drafted in the last couple years: Ezekiel Ansah - 8.0 Barkevious Mingo - 5.0 Sio Moore - 4.5 Khalil Mack - 4.0 Anthony Barr - 4.0 Kony Ealy - 4.0 Bjoern Werner - 2.5 Jeremiah Attaochu - 2.0 Dion Jordan - 2.0 Dee Ford - 1.5 Alec Ogletree - 1.5 Stephon Tuitt - 1.0 Alex Okafor - 0.0 Datone Jones - 0.0 Jadaveon Clowney - 0.0 Meh. A putrid average of 2.7 sacks in their rookie seasons, with a high of 8.0 by Ezekiel Ansah. There were DTs with better rookie year sack production. Now let's contrast that to the rookie seasons of some of the top RBs drafted in the last couple years: Eddie Lacy - 1435 yards and 11 TDs Jeremy Hill - 1339 yards and 9 TDs Le'veon Bell - 1259 yards and 8 TDs Giovanni Bernard - 1209 yards and 8 TDs Zac Stacy - 1114 yards and 8 TDs Andre Ellington - 1023 yards and 4 TDs Tre Mason - 913 yards and 5 TDs Terrance West - 737 yards and 5 TDs Montee Ball - 704 and 4 TDs Bishop Sankey - 702 yards and 2 TDs Jerick McKinnon - 673 yards and 0 TDs Carlos Hyde - 401 yards and 4 TDs Charles Sims - 375 yards and 1 TD Knile Davis - 317 yards and 4 TDs Joseph Randle - 225 yards and 2 TDs That's an average of 828 yards and 5 TDs in their rookie seasons, with six 1000 yard rushers. Yes I know this draft is deep with RBs, but none are on Gurley's level. I also know that many pass rushers improve after their rookie seasons, but to tell the truth, only Beasley has that it factor to me, and I believe he will be long gone by the time we're on the clock. I would hate to take Gregory and watch him rack up three whopping sacks, while Gurley runs NE into another Super Bowl. What yall think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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