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Taking Scherff At #8 Might Be A Huge Mistake.


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He is an outstanding player, and would fill a huge need for us. But drafts are not done in a vacuum.

I have run roughly a half-dozen FanSpeak mock drafts taking Scherff. All have been overall disasters. The defensive options left at 42 are uninspiring when viewed as our primary defensive upgrade.

The names that are consistently available at #42 are de Nate Orchard, ilb Stephone Anthony, ilb Bernardrick McKinney, and a de from UCLA whose name I cannot pronounce, and will not try to spell.

All are fine players, and following a pick of a premier pass rusher, would be exciting. But none will drastically transform our defense.

Further, there are quality offensive linemen consistently available in the third and fourth rounds. As good as Scherff? Probably not. But better than what we have? Highly likely.

I am not opposed to taking Scherff due to the quality of the player he is, but rather due to the depth of talent available at his position vs. the true impact defensive players available later.

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Yeah, this is actually a good point.

Maximizing the draft is about knowing where the talent is deep and knowing where it is shallow. If you can get a great guard in the 3rd, take something else early.

Perfect for us is if one of our top pass rushers is there in the 1st, and a 1st year starter at guard in the 3rd...but if the board drops another way, we may have to go OG, or even CB or WR in the first...but I hope not.

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Yeah, this is actually a good point.

Maximizing the draft is about knowing where the talent is deep and knowing where it is shallow. If you can get a great guard in the 3rd, take something else early.

Perfect for us is if one of our top pass rushers is there in the 1st, and a 1st year starter at guard in the 3rd...but if the board drops another way, we may have to go OG, or even CB or WR in the first...but I hope not.

If Fowler and Beasley are gone, my dream scenario is for Cleveland to really want Mariota. They trade both of their firsts to us for our #8 and something appropriate next year. Then we draft Dupree at #12 and Harold at #19. Stack them on one side of the line to give a LT nightmares.

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If Fowler and Beasley are gone, my dream scenario is for Cleveland to really want Mariota. They trade both of their firsts to us for our #8 and something appropriate next year. Then we draft Dupree at #12 and Harold at #19. Stack them on one side of the line to give a LT nightmares.

I'd have no problem with that. Also no problem with taking one of them, and best OT on the board. That trade will never happen, but if it did, it would open up a world of possibilities. Could even take a skill player. But I do like the idea of 2 pass rushers somewhere in the draft, so we bulletproof ourselves a bit.

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If Fowler and Beasley are gone, my dream scenario is for Cleveland to really want Mariota. They trade both of their firsts to us for our #8 and something appropriate next year. Then we draft Dupree at #12 and Harold at #19. Stack them on one side of the line to give a LT nightmares.

That actually is profound if they go for it. I'd love it to play out like that. I don't know the value of our pick @ 8 but if we can get Clev's picks @12 & 19 I would swap around some picks with them in the next few rounds (within reason) to make that happen. Time for Trader Tom to go to work & earn his pay.

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Agreed, Scherff is so overrated, people are comparing him to the next Zack Martin, I can tell you this, Martin got beat a lot less than Schreff did on tape. Sorry, you just don't take Guards at 8.

Anyone that watches the Maryland tape of him would knock him down a peg or two, he was horrible....I like him as a G prospect, but I just do not see a huge difference/drop off between him and like 4-5 other G prospects we could get later.....

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Im just praying Stephone Anthony makes it to pick # 42.. He's my "Ra'Shede Hageman" this year.. was so ecstatic when Shede dropped last year some people on here had him going high as top half of the first.. Would love Anthony this year, but i would take Kendricks as a consolation..if both of them are gone, im open for any position, be it rb or wr, or even another edge rusher!

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Im just praying Stephone Anthony makes it to pick # 42.. He's my "Ra'Shede Hageman" this year.. was so ecstatic when Shede dropped last year some people on here had him going high as top half of the first.. Would love Anthony this year, but i would take Kendricks as a consolation..if both of them are gone, im open for any position, be it rb or wr, or even another edge rusher!

Thing about Kendricks he seems like a guy that could slide all across the second level and be a huge asset in coverage....and the guy just makes play after play....I wish he was a tad bigger though....

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I'd just rather see the Falcons address a different position than guard with a top 10 pick.

If our pass rush need wasn't so dire, a G of Scherff's caliber, one that can also play OT, would be a fine pick. Reading the article posted about his background, his athleticism (plays tennis, played QB, plays baseball and basketball very well) makes him a perfect fit for our new zbs.

The only problem is that our pass rush need is dire. If we don't get a pass rusher in the first, our chances of finding a game-changer drop significantly. Not to zero, but lower than I like.

Also, there will be quality guards available in the third and fourth rounds.

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If our pass rush need wasn't so dire, a G of Scherff's caliber, one that can also play OT, would be a fine pick. Reading the article posted about his background, his athleticism (plays tennis, played QB, plays baseball and basketball very well) makes him a perfect fit for our new zbs.

The only problem is that our pass rush need is dire. If we don't get a pass rusher in the first, our chances of finding a game-changer drop significantly. Not to zero, but lower than I like.

Also, there will be quality guards available in the third and fourth rounds.

Hope you were not a proponent of our free agency...if pass rush is do or die.

Plenty of game changers at #8...if you are not hung up on need. Just happens the talent is on the offensive side...#8 No shame in that.

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