datchrisb1 Posted August 12, 2015 Share Posted August 12, 2015 YES IT'S EARLY!To me its pretty simple, we are lacking in talent and the proper players for the system defensively up front and talent along the offensive line. This can also be considered a list of players to keep an eye on.1. Su'a Cravens LB (USC)- We run a 4-3 under, which really highlights two positions, the Weakside linebacker and the LEO. We have our LEO, we still need an athletic freak, guided missile type linebacker at the WILL. This is a need simply because this defense cannot function properly without the proper athlete at the WILL. The whole defensive front for the most part is assignment based as far as gaps, in most situations the only free/man up players will be the WILL and LEO, basically a 4-3 with 3-4 personnel. We need to add this type of piece to the defense. It was suppose to be Spoon but things didn't work out like that.2. Anthony Zettel DE (Penn State)- The thing about this defense is though it does use the 5, the type of players that play the 5 are really tweeners, who can play both the 1 shade and 5, or a traditional 4-3 end and 5 depending on the situation and the coaches philosophy. Zettel matches the second mold, a player who can play both a 4-3 end and a 3-4 end adequately. He's stout against the run and also has the athleticism to rush the passer.3. Le'Raven Clark RT (Texas Tech)- Need to add to the O-line. This has been an issue for us for quite a while, since the switch in philosophy putting more focus on the skill positions rather than the core of the team. In my opinion our offense was a better offense overall prior to the Julio Jones trade. With this change in philosophy, we need to add and continue to add the proper pieces. The good thing about the zone blocking scheme is the interior can be picked up later in the draft. Clark fits what we need in a RT.4. Adam Gotsis DT (Georgia Tech)- A bit of a project but I love the ahtleticism. Its essential that the 3 beats one on one match ups most of the time, and lives in the opponents backfield. He must be very disruptive in the middle in this defense. Babs is a free agent, Jarrett will develop, I think even Clayborn will give us a lot in the middle. Gotsis can give us great depth, and potential starting depth at this position. (Also considered Luther Maddy here, but I'm a huge fan, really couldn't see him being here despite the rankings)5. (Noise Gate)6. Dillon Gordon TE (LSU)- Get us a great blocking TE with good hands late in the draft. Shanahan loves the 21 personnel. Get ready for this team to start stock piling TEs while he is here.7. Sedrick Flowers OG (Texas)- Very good run blocking guard, not the best as far as feet but he could develop. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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