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2011 NFL Draft: Round 6, Pick 32, Overall 197 - Ricky Elmore, DE, Arizona

Discussion in '2011 Draft Archive' started by Wood Chipper, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Wood Chipper
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    Comes from a ranked team in a strong conference. Looks like a steal this late to me. Watch these highlights.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtE9qFonW7s"]YouTube - Ricky Elmore top 10 DE 2011 NFL draft[/ame]
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    Heard from Arizona( not the Cardinals) fans that he has more heart than Brooks Reed on plays. Played till Whistle ended and got to the QB more often. Another steal perhaps?
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    hard to tell until they get to training camp and pre season. highlights always make a player look good. i think we will have some very interesting position battles in training camp this year (if there is one) i have a feeling teams are going to be looking to pick up some of our scraps during pre season like they do every year lol
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    I actually called this pick right before it happened. (Pure luck)

    Picking up a kid who led a BCS conference in sacks two years in a row in the 6th round sounds pretty good to me. If he made the team, I think he sees special teams and a few pass-rushing situations.
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    Bold Prediction: Elmore will be the opening day starter at the OLB position opposite of Clay.
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    From what I've heard, they didn't like this kid very much, he wasn't athletic enough, but they saw the production and the hearth, and Kevin Greene lobbied for him.

    What I think is that, Walden, Jones, Zombo, Elmore. That's 4 promising kids. The competition between them will make them better, and we'll have at least a solid guy opposing Matthews next year. I don't see any dominant player coming out of them, but dominant pass rushers are a incredibly hard to find.
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    rbs are a dime a dozen too. thats why if you have a great o-line you canb make any decent rb look good.
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    I know we're not supposed to call out posters for grammatical errors and what-not but did you mean dominant pass-rushers aren't a dime a dozen? I'm not trying to correct you or anything, just making sure you didn't mean the opposite.
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    Good pass rushers are a dime a dozen. "Dominant" pass rushers are few and far between...
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    That's not grammatical error, that's a flat out misinterpretation of the expression.

    Thanks for the correction, luckily you were able to understand what I meant and make it easier for everyone else. I'm changing it...
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    IMO for Jess' prediction to come true, the NFL and NFLPA are going to have to come together on an agreement in the next month or so. According to Elmore, when the Packers representatives went to Arizona for their workout, they told both Reed and Elmore not to worry about dropping back into coverage skills - they just wanted to see how they pass rushed from a standing position. If Elmore can't get schooled in the system and coverage techniques, I think the best we can hope for is a ST contributor and pass rushing specialist.

    This kid is the epitome of heart and "want to" vs. combine "measurables". When the two come together you get Clay Matthews, but there are a lot of players who have had great NFL careers without the measurables. How can a Packers fan not root for this kid? If it's true Greene was lobbying for him and if he becomes an above-average pass rusher in the NFL that'll be ANOTHER feather in Greene's hat

    BTW, my guess for the starting OLB opposite Clay: Zombo. but Elmore will get plenty of chances.
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    But then again, Elmore is working out with Clay Matthews dad and CM3, so he could learn the playbook and technique before anyone else:
    Packers' pick Elmore gets molded by 'Big Clay' - JSOnline
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    I'll put it this way, he was opposite a second round pick, the second guy just like Clay Matthews was second as a prospect at OLB.
    Either way you slice it, he was more productive than Brooks Reed, I think if Brooks had fallen to them they'd have nabbed him where they figured he was worthy. So maybe he get's those sacks on the strength of Reed's play, great and awesome, he'll get them here on the strength of Clay's play. I really, really, really love this pick. I think he's the steal of the draft.
    Remember Clay wasn't everyone's consensus pick as the best pass rusher at USC or anywhere in that draft. PLUS the coaching staff keeps talking about his heart and determination. Even if he's not DJ surely is in there.
    All you experts aside, watch, this guy will be a player. You can't block both in a 3-4, that's been the theme with both OLB. I think we have Super Bowl written all over us. I love this draft outside of Green, I hope I'm wrong, I wanna be wrong.
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    And... cut. he was a good idea though

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