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Watching this video, you can see why I am terrified of drafting Dupree at 8 overall. Yes, the guy who does the breakdown just gushes over his physical tools, but not me.

Everyone keeps talking about this word "if." As in, he will be great IF he can get his technique right. I'm not saying he can't learn how to use his hands correctly, but the question has to be asked about why he hasn't learn yet. I can't imagine his coaches are so bad that they can't teach a simple rip or swim move.

Dan Quinn may know how to play people to their strengths, but if this guy doesn't learn how to use his hands, his stint in the NFL will be short lived. And people want to draft him at #8 overall?

There's no place for projects in the Top 10 that aren't QBs.

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Aldon Smith was a bit of a project as well, which was why he didn't start at all during his rookie year and still managed to get 14 sacks.

He was drafted 7th overall in 2011.

If the Falcons believe that they can maximize Dupree's potential, then I wouldn't say that taking him at 8 is really a reach.

Aldon had freakish length to help disengage from blockers and create space. Dupree has t-Rex arms. Edited by DarrellShropshire
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Watching this video, you can see why I am terrified of drafting Dupree at 8 overall. Yes, the guy who does the breakdown just gushes over his physical tools, but not me.

Everyone keeps talking about this word "if." As in, he will be great IF he can get his technique right. I'm not saying he can't learn how to use his hands correctly, but the question has to be asked about why he hasn't learn yet. I can't imagine his coaches are so bad that they can't teach a simple rip or swim move.

Dan Quinn may know how to play people to their strengths, but if this guy doesn't learn how to use his hands, his stint in the NFL will be short lived. And people want to draft him at #8 overall?

There's no place for projects in the Top 10 that aren't QBs.

Terrified?

Dupree is a raw talent who would be a project ala Hageman, so yes, he's a reach at pick 8. But nobody's a guarantee, and we have to trust what Quinn wants to do.

The guy I'm 'terrified' of the most is Gregory , in that he would not be a project and has so much more athletically what I think Quinn's looking for in a edge rusher. Terrified he'll be a knucklehead bust if we grab him, terrified we'll pass on him and he'll come back to haunt us (Aints or whoever)

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That is quite a big difference for arm length. Crazy that goodman has 37 inch arms.

I was just looking at Goodman the other day. I think he could be a solid rotational guy more so than Maponga next year. His biggest issue is speed, burst, and quickness off the snap. He has power though, and moves OL at will. I watched he and Hageman side by side on one play and he moved two guys backwards while Hageman bounced from one blocker to another. Hageman is definitely the better player between the two, but Goodman clearly has power. He could be impactful as an edge setter.

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Aldon Smith was a bit of a project as well, which was why he didn't start at all during his rookie year and still managed to get 14 sacks.

He was drafted 7th overall in 2011.

If the Falcons believe that they can maximize Dupree's potential, then I wouldn't say that taking him at 8 is really a reach.

IIRC Aldon's strength was as a pass rusher but he sucked against the run. Dupree isn't nearly as good of a pass rusher coming in.

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Quinn is the best defensive mind in the history of football, everybody in world knows this. He will take Hageman, Dupree, and Starr and turn them into all stars.

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And Southward, kroy, maponga, worrilow, bartu, and alford. He's a miracle worker, I can't wait to see our starting defense make the all pro team.

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Watching this video, you can see why I am terrified of drafting Dupree at 8 overall. Yes, the guy who does the breakdown just gushes over his physical tools, but not me.

Everyone keeps talking about this word "if." As in, he will be great IF he can get his technique right. I'm not saying he can't learn how to use his hands correctly, but the question has to be asked about why he hasn't learn yet. I can't imagine his coaches are so bad that they can't teach a simple rip or swim move.

Dan Quinn may know how to play people to their strengths, but if this guy doesn't learn how to use his hands, his stint in the NFL will be short lived. And people want to draft him at #8 overall?

There's no place for projects in the Top 10 that aren't QBs.

its simple he hasn't learn how to use his hands because he hasn't had to and even at the next level he'll probably still could get by on athleticism and be productive.

athletically he as good to come out in the last decade he's right there with Mario Williams,clowney and JJ watt and even then he was still productive in college

not to mention every draft prospect has stuff to work on Ray pretty much played DE not what the leo would be and if he struggled he would have to hopefully transition to play the sam and the same pretty much applies to Beasley as well. Beasley is the most pro ready but has the least upside as his upside is pretty much as an OLBer rusher but when looking a Quinns defense what makes bennett so good is his ability to play inside which quinn says it makes it near impossible to block him

Dupree,Folwer and Williams all could play the leo or the role Bennett plays in quinns D Gregory would start off as a Leo but could develop into to that given he size and length and has the highest upside of all of them has they all have great first steps but gregory's is on a different level but he's a super boom or bust type guy.

i think Dupree would be a solid pick and would be a force against the run right off the bat but he may struggle at times as a rusher when he goes against a top tackle thats athletic luckly there isn't a ton of those guys around.

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did look up Robert Quinn's arms which were 34" vs. Dupree's 32 5/8". just wanted to see since this guy compared Quinn to Dupree.

Robert Quinn as an athlete isn't on Duprees level though so there really no comparison if they developed to there talent Dupree is a better pro prospect but whos to say he develops

i think Duprees best comparison is Michael Bennett because thats the likely role Quinn would use him in given his size length and athleticism Durpree and Hageman should become two of the better Dlmen in the league in quinns defense

i think to many people overlook the most valuable position in Quinns defense it was the leo position it was whatever he called Bennett which he was really just a guy who could play any position on the DL so talent wise upside wise and value wise Dupree outside of Williams and flower is the pick even over Ray and beasley because there role is limited because of there size and skillset.

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