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"Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson

Drafted: Atlanta Falcons, 137th overall (5th round)
Analysis: Another defensive tackle who could have gone as high as the second round, Jarrett could wind up in a great situation playing for Dan Quinn. Some teams just don't want to look past his size, and that's a mistake that any ACC coach will tell you teams will regret. He can play in a variety of different sub-packages and can help right away getting pressure up the middle."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000490933/article/2015-nfl-draft-sliders-teams-will-one-day-regret-passing-on

Looks like everyone is saying the same thing about this kid. I'm more excited about keeping an eye on Coleman and Jarrett than other players we drafted.

As a side note, shoulda drafted Randy Gregory in the 2nd round. When you can get the 2 best passrushers in any draft, you do it. Especially on this defense. That opportunity will not be there next year. Teams will have to pick between the 2 best passrushers.

At any rate, I'm cautiously optimistic about this defense next season.

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Haha - just about to post this. I was editing it - and took a final look before posting. Good thing I looked and really Good to see one of our picks there!

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Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson

Drafted: Atlanta Falcons, 137th overall (5th round)
Analysis: Another defensive tackle who could have gone as high as the second round, Jarrett could wind up in a great situation playing for Dan Quinn. Some teams just don't want to look past his size, and that's a mistake that any ACC coach will tell you teams will regret. He can play in a variety of different sub-packages and can help right away getting pressure up the middle.

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It's pretty simple really. You're sitting at the second round. You have a choice between Collins and Gregory. Both have off field issues. Both have had drug and bad decision making issues. Both have 1st round grades. Both might be the best at their position.

You need help in both the secondary and the pass rush.

In the first round you draft a pass rusher with great numbers and potential. You still have an issue in the secondary. You can take Gregory and he sits behind Beasley. Hardly will both be on the field at the same time. You don't draft Beasley at 8 and sit him behind your 2nd round pick.

Collins has the height and speed you desire for the position but lacks polish. He can still be plugged in at CB2 or CB3 and succeed.

In other words Collins has the opportunity to help the team now. Gregory will be log jammed in the position.

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It's pretty simple really. You're sitting at the second round. You have a choice between Collins and Gregory. Both have off field issues. Both have had drug and bad decision making issues. Both have 1st round grades. Both might be the best at their position.

You need help in both the secondary and the pass rush.

In the first round you draft a pass rusher with great numbers and potential. You still have an issue in the secondary. You can take Gregory and he sits behind Beasley. Hardly will both be on the field at the same time. You don't draft Beasley at 8 and sit him behind your 2nd round pick.

Collins has the height and speed you desire for the position but lacks polish. He can still be plugged in at CB2 or CB3 and succeed.

In other words Collins has the opportunity to help the team now. Gregory will be log jammed in the position.

agreed. Also, if I am taking two passrushers - I don't want BOTH of them to be undersized. I'm OK w/ Beasley being undersized but you gotta balance it out a little.

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Good article. Wanted most of those guys, as did a lot of people here.

That's why having extra mid round picks is so helpful. You can take who you planned on with your standard picks, and take falling players with your extra picks. An extra 5th, 6th, 7th could net you Ajayi, Bennett, Busta Anderson.

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It's pretty simple really. You're sitting at the second round. You have a choice between Collins and Gregory. Both have off field issues. Both have had drug and bad decision making issues. Both have 1st round grades. Both might be the best at their position.

You need help in both the secondary and the pass rush.

In the first round you draft a pass rusher with great numbers and potential. You still have an issue in the secondary. You can take Gregory and he sits behind Beasley. Hardly will both be on the field at the same time. You don't draft Beasley at 8 and sit him behind your 2nd round pick.

Collins has the height and speed you desire for the position but lacks polish. He can still be plugged in at CB2 or CB3 and succeed.

In other words Collins has the opportunity to help the team now. Gregory will be log jammed in the position.

Good post.

Not a lot of 6'2" corners out there with first round grades sitting there at pick #42 so I think we made the right move. Quinn likes his tall, fast corners and we just got one. If this pick doesn't happen then you have Alford still playing outside (doesn't fit Quinn's defense) and your slot corner is either Allen, the dude we got in FA, or you force Southward into that spot and then you have no Safety.

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Randy Gregory is another.

I saw Gruden and Kiper grading some of his college tape in one of the pre-draft shows and he flashed at times, but he also got run on and sometimes the play would go right past him. Gruden said he would just run right at him if he was the OC facing him.

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It's pretty simple really. You're sitting at the second round. You have a choice between Collins and Gregory. Both have off field issues. Both have had drug and bad decision making issues. Both have 1st round grades. Both might be the best at their position.

You need help in both the secondary and the pass rush.

In the first round you draft a pass rusher with great numbers and potential. You still have an issue in the secondary. You can take Gregory and he sits behind Beasley. Hardly will both be on the field at the same time. You don't draft Beasley at 8 and sit him behind your 2nd round pick.

Collins has the height and speed you desire for the position but lacks polish. He can still be plugged in at CB2 or CB3 and succeed.

In other words Collins has the opportunity to help the team now. Gregory will be log jammed in the position.

Sits behind Beasley? Why? Why not have one on one end and the other on another?
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I saw Gruden and Kiper grading some of his college tape in one of the pre-draft shows and he flashed at times, but he also got run on and sometimes the play would go right past him. Gruden said he would just run right at him if he was the OC facing him.

Was that Gregory's tape or Beasley's? Cause they said the same EXACT thing about Beasley.

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agreed. Also, if I am taking two passrushers - I don't want BOTH of them to be undersized. I'm OK w/ Beasley being undersized but you gotta balance it out a little.

I disagree. You can never have too much speed on the defense. Attacking the QB from both sides is what makes for a lot of pressure.

Whatever, I think we may trade for Irvin - that'll negate us not having Gregory. Maybe that's the plan to start with, and I'm missing the big picture?

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Lol come on stop with that man. The NFL sack leader last year with 22 f%&kig sacks is less than 20lbs heavier than Gregory.

23 lbs to be exact. Compliment that with mental and character issues and it's a miracle he was drafted as high as he was. Would have taken a shot at him in the 3rd if he lasted.

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I saw Gruden and Kiper grading some of his college tape in one of the pre-draft shows and he flashed at times, but he also got run on and sometimes the play would go right past him. Gruden said he would just run right at him if he was the OC facing him.

Well I will tell you this - Gruden is not a Vic Beasley fan, either - for the same reason. He was highly critical of Atlanta's pick @ #8.

Personally, Beasley is so good at passrushing, I can put up with him being a little bit of a liability against the run.

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