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Nfl Prototypes: Best Fits For Each Position, Now And In The Future


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NFL prototypes: Best fits for each position, now and in the future

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4-3 defensive tackle

Prototype -- Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams: In one season, he became the prototype at his position. Imagine that for an "undersized" defensive tackle.

Actually though, being around 6 feet and 290-to-300 pounds is an ideal height-weight combination for an interior defensive lineman who's duties are to get upfield and destroy "one gap" on each play.

Donald does that with outrageous consistency -- no matter if it's a run or pass. The Rams second first-round pick a year ago was in the backfield frequently as a rookie.

Rookie -- Grady Jarrett, Atlanta Falcons: While he doesn't possess Donald's explosion off the snap, a lot of what I wrote about the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year can be used to describe his former Clemson stud.

New defensive-minded coach Dan Quinn will use him in that "one gap" defensive tackle role and let the "undersized" Jarrett blow up run and pass plays alike. Runner up: Malcom Brown, New England Patriots

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4-3 strong-side linebacker

Prototype -- Von Miller, Denver Broncos: Von Miller has played in 56 regular season game as a pro. He has 49 career sacks.

Yikes.

Though some -- very few -- believed he was "too small" to become a dangerous sack specialist, Miller was plugged in the strongside or "Sam" spot in Denver's 4-3 under -- alignment with the Sam on the defensive line -- and has three All Pro distinctions to his name.

With Wade Phillips in 2015, Miller will transition to 3-4 outside linebacker, but for the past four years he's been the league's best 4-3 Sam.

Rookie -- Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons: While Vic Beasley may play the freely pass-rushing "Leo" position in Dan Quinn's 4-3 set, there's a chance he'll see some time actually manning the "Sam" spot on some downs.

Even if Beasley plays "Leo" most of the time, he'll have similar duties to what Miller had in Denver.

Nearly a carbon copy of the Broncos' star, Beasley uses scary explosiveness to beat offensive tackles often with ease.

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Rookie -- Grady Jarrett, Atlanta Falcons: While he doesn't possess Donald's explosion off the snap, a lot of what I wrote about the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year can be used to describe his former Clemson stud.

New defensive-minded coach Dan Quinn will use him in that "one gap" defensive tackle role and let the "undersized" Jarrett blow up run and pass plays alike. Runner up: Malcom Brown, New England Patriots

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Wow, their talent, coupled with a few fired up, hands on coaches to teach them nfl technique etc... Coupled with the potential of Hags and we could very well become a force to be reckoned with!!! We haven't even added in Clayborne and a few nice LBers... Uhhh!!

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Trust me, you do not want to be anywhere near exposed on the ground when spooky comes calling....

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Wow, their talent, coupled with a few fired up, hands on coaches to teach them nfl technique etc... Coupled with the potential of Hags and we could very well become a force to be reckoned with!!! We haven't even added in Clayborne and a few nice LBers... Uhhh!!

634031506849055105-AC130spectregunship.j

Trust me, you do not want to be anywhere near exposed on the ground when spooky comes calling....

My second favorite plane.

My first of course is what I refer to as Death Incarnate.

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I'll tell you what.

If Beasley becomes Miller, and Jarrett becomes Donald...I'll take it.

How outstanding would it be as a fan to have a line like that?

I have seen write-ups that see Jalen Collins as a young Cromartie and Tevin Coleman as a young DeMarco Murray.

We will see how all this pans out, but if those four guys live up to expectations, we could have a solid team for the next four seasons.

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My second favorite plane.

My first of course is what I refer to as Death Incarnate.

aircraft-warthog_00411771.jpg

Mister warthog is a real BUZZkiller... I really have a hard time figuring which youtube vids I like most when watching strafing runs on bloodthirsty islamic terrorists... the AC130 or the A-10... hmmm I guess I'll have to spend some time looking again LOL

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instead we got them both and a nice dose of Tevin Coleman and the best possession WR in the draft... biggrin.png

I still get a huge smile on my face every time I think about this draft. It doesn't feel real. I almost don't even believe it. Like I have to see these guys in Falcon unis in the preseason before it actually sinks in. lol

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See sig. Beasley and Jarrett are taking that play from Clemson straight to the Dome. It's gonna a fun ride.

What'll be interesting is seeing the evolution of Goodman being reunited with his line mates. Potential nice synergy with "bonded" athletes.

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I think long term, Goodman has the physical attributes to succeed as a base DE who can move inside in this scheme.

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I hear the military is phasing out the Warthogs, that is hard to understand. I have no idea how they would replace them...

That would break my heart. Although they have tried before and ended up using them again because they're just so damn good at doing what they do. Enemy armor and infantry death machines.

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I have seen write-ups that see Jalen Collins as a young Cromartie and Tevin Coleman as a young DeMarco Murray.

We will see how all this pans out, but if those four guys live up to expectations, we could have a solid team for the next four seasons.

We could have a championship team in the next four years. People who've forgotten how good Ryan is are going to be reminded with this regime. He may finally have a D and a run game.

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That would break my heart. Although they have tried before and ended up using them again because they're just so **** good at doing what they do. Enemy armor and infantry death machines.

I did read that they're being decommissioned. I guess the fleet's getting pretty old, but to your point I can't see how you wouldn't want to have an airplane that is better than anything ever built at close air support and armor busting. Not to mention, you can shoot the **** thing full of holes and it'll still fly. SUPER durable.

Back to the topic at hand, I'd love to see Jarrett grow into that kind of role, both for his sake and for his father's. I grew up idolizing Jessie Tuggle and still wear his jersey every Sunday during the season (and occasionally to work).

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That would break my heart. Although they have tried before and ended up using them again because they're just so **** good at doing what they do. Enemy armor and infantry death machines.

Nice to have on the side of the good guys. It literally RAINS bullets... I need to look up both gunships and the # of rounds per second that each of those cannons fire. Also the spacing on the ground once they hit. I think the coverage is LITTERALLY similar to rain. Perfect for America hating terrorists. Apologies for sidetrack... please carry on.
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Nice to have on the side of the good guys. It literally RAINS bullets... I need to look up both gunships and the # of rounds per second that each of those cannons fire. Also the spacing on the ground once they hit. I think the coverage is LITTERALLY similar to rain. Perfect for America hating terrorists. Apologies for sidetrack... please carry on.

Pretty sure the A10 has a 20mm Vulcan cannon in the nose. Not sure about the AC-130 - want to say it carries 20mm cannons, a 40mm cannon, and a 105mm cannon.

And yes, all you hear from the A10 Vulcan is a loud buzzing sound like a band saw. Cool as ****.

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