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I try to watch all the video I can on the top prospects as well as the stat leaders for the FBS in 2014. I feel like I can understand better come draft day rather just listening to analysts who say Ray and Fowler look like number 1 & 2 pass rushers then a month later say they might be busts. With that being said I've watched a couple of highlight videos to watch the prospects flow to the ball and some names that come to mind are Nate orchard and Dante fowler. These dude look like sap running down a tree where as players like Shane Ray, Scooby Wight III and Eric Kendricks are right there to blow it up at the snap. Do you guys feel there's any merit to watching the boys react?

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What I've seen of Dupree, he is anything BUT slow. He is one that I really believe was hampered by lousy coaching and a horrible scheme. After real coaches un-teach the poor technique and install proper line play techniques that he will be the best edge player in this draft.

But he will need some time and effort from the coaches. Fortunately, developing raw d-line talent has been Quinn's speciality.

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I've been doing my best to try and make myself comfortable with any pass rush prospect we can draft at #8. It's been hard with a couple of them, but I'm even warming up on Fowler. Uses his length very well and has good technique...but I feel like his potential might be maxed out, or at least close to it. Not nearly as sudden or athletic as most of the others. And that's the issue, I feel like this staff can take an athletic freak and make them reach their full potential. Still...will be fine with anyone. Or at least try to be.

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I've been doing my best to try and make myself comfortable with any pass rush prospect we can draft at #8. It's been hard with a couple of them, but I'm even warming up on Fowler. Uses his length very well and has good technique...but I feel like his potential might be maxed out, or at least close to it. Not nearly as sudden or athletic as most of the others. And that's the issue, I feel like this staff can take an athletic freak and make them reach their full potential. Still...will be fine with anyone. Or at least try to be.

His ceiling is basically Everson Griffen. Which is good enough for me. Obviously not on the top of my list, though.

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He is fast enough for the Ravens to be really high on him.

Ian Rapport reported on NFL AM earlier this week that Ozzie Newsome really likes Ray.

He is giving Ray some pretty big praise.

I saw that too. Ozzie's a straight up guy, and would not blow smoke about what he feels about a prospect.

I would be very happy if we grabbed Ray at 8.

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I've been doing my best to try and make myself comfortable with any pass rush prospect we can draft at #8. It's been hard with a couple of them, but I'm even warming up on Fowler. Uses his length very well and has good technique...but I feel like his potential might be maxed out, or at least close to it. Not nearly as sudden or athletic as most of the others. And that's the issue, I feel like this staff can take an athletic freak and make them reach their full potential. Still...will be fine with anyone. Or at least try to be.

Same here. With the Quinn Factor as our ace in the hole, I'm going to be optimistic about whoever of the top 8 pass rushers we end up taking. That player is going to have a simple but effective scheme to work in and a great coaching staff to help prepare them. All that and we have a top-10 pick. Doesn't get much better than that.

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I try to watch all the video I can on the top prospects as well as the stat leaders for the FBS in 2014. I feel like I can understand better come draft day rather just listening to analysts who say Ray and Fowler look like number 1 & 2 pass rushers then a month later say they might be busts. With that being said I've watched a couple of highlight videos to watch the prospects flow to the ball and some names that come to mind are Nate orchard and Dante fowler. These dude look like sap running down a tree where as players like Shane Ray, Scooby Wight III and Eric Kendricks are right there to blow it up at the snap. Do you guys feel there's any merit to watching the boys react?

You nailed it on Fowler and Orchard. At least Orchard has a track record of being productive. The "Hype" on Fowler I don't get. He lacks a burst on tape and good for him that he showed up against East Carolina. 5.5 sacks is NOT first round material. Not a fan of Fowler at all.

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Pretty sure I said he wasn't at the top of my list. Also Everson Griffen would help the Falcons more than AP would right now.

UGA homers are the worst....

the draft is about the future just as much as the now...

and I would rather take Scherff over Gurley, just saying immediate need doesn't have to be our first pick

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