Discussion in 'Draft Talk' started by robdog, Apr 26, 2012.
Leading sacks leader in the Pac 12, I like this pick up!
I was rooting for Upshaw at the time, but I think that Perry is very intriguing. My thinking was that Upshaw had an attitude that could help our defense. Perry sounds like an amazing athlete and a good teammate. I'm sure that Dom and Greene are going to be able to do something good with him. I think TT pulled another one over on NE who jumped in front of us for two other LBers.
If he can fix his off-field issues learn to play coverage and find some motivation/consistency he could be something extraordinary. otherwise he becomes Walden, Neal, or Hawk.
More like da Bears
I hope he does a good job, glad we picked on the defensive side of the game this year. Though I still think our o-line needs help, our d needed it more.
Dang, I was on the forums, forgot or didn't know about a shoutbox!
I vowed not to watch this draft though... hate how they milk us so much.
From before the draft on Perry:
Don't like to see him compared to Vernon Gholston that's for sure.
Teddy seems to know the difference between guys like that though.
Wolfe is the one guy I want the most in round 2 as well.
Or Jared Crick as I think he has Justin Smith passion and ability.
Hard to believe Courtney Upshaw was not even a 1st round pick.
Alabama had 3 others go round 1, and Upshaw was their best player on defense, the MVP of the Title game shutdown beatdown of LSU.
Want Reyes, Worthy, Still, Wolfe, or Crick in round 2.
Trade a few picks to get up and get Worthy or Still.
Didn like either of them; neither name was real popular around here from what I saw
What are his off-field issues? I havent seen any listed.
Looks chiseled from granite and is a physical specimen (bench-pressed 225 pounds 35 times at the Combine). Explosive athlete — boasts a 381⁄2-inch vertical leap and broad jump of 10 feet 4 inches
. Features a long, sudden first step and explosive upfield burst (see Stanford). Flexible to dip, bend and shave the corner. Very quick-handed. Terrific balance body control. Recorded 10-yard split times (1.51
seconds) faster than several cornerbacks at the Combine.
He ours, so let's make him good. Welcome to the team P !!!!!
The boys from California seem to be doin a pretty dam good job. Ill take another.
I have a good feeling about this. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!
I hear he has an attitude, easily fixable
Perry is a real athlete and his pass rushing abilities are not in doubt. The big question is whether he can make the transition to OLB.
I like the pick. I'd take Perry over several other LB/DL picks other teams made ahead of the Pack.
If we could trade up and get Worthy in round 2 I'd be ticked pink. Reyes and Wolfe also would be nice 2nd round picks.
Green Bay Packers
Round 1, Pick 28SI Grade3.16SI Grading SystemPosition: OLB
WT: 250 lbs.
40 Time: 4.56
Biography: Two-year starter at defensive end who totaled 54 tackles/13 tackles for loss/9.5 sacks as a junior after posting sophomore totals of 25/7.5/4.
Positives: Explosive defensive prospect with a developing game. Incredibly athletic, easily moves about the field and rarely knocked off his feet. Breaks down well, possesses solid first-step quickness and fires off the snap of the ball. Plays with good pad level, works his hands to protect himself and plays to his forty time. Quick off the edge, fast up the field and can bend or alter his angle of attack to get to the quarterback. Displays outstanding movement skills, covers a lot of area on the field and makes a lot of athletic plays. Wedges between blocks to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Occasionally stood up over tackle and remains disciplined with assignments besides showing the ability to rush the quarterback.
Negatives: Struggles getting off blocks and even gets handled by tight ends. Not stout at the point of attack defending the run. Played less than his combine weight of 271 pounds.
Analysis: Perry comes off a terrific junior campaign and was dominant during his combine workout. He possesses all the physical skills necessary to make an impact at the next level, and, to his credit, Perry displayed improved instincts last year. He comes with a huge amount of upside and can help a team at several positions in the defensive front seven if coached properly.
Ric Tapia/Icon SMI
Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2012/players/80572.html#ixzz1tDDcyhNn
OLB was the right pick. Perry offers immense upside, but there is a major cause for concern with this pick before I get overly excited. I explain why and also preview the 2nd day of the draft here: http://wp.me/p29VCs-7Q
This is mostly against a solid LT prospect in Jonathan Martin, who will go in the 2nd round tomorrow and could have been a 1st rounder.
Note the very first play.... Perry flushes Luck out of the pocket.
On the Packers, that flush would most likely be right into this:
I feel really good about this pick! Clay on one side, Perry on the other. Raji in the middle and Francios out in coverage. Then, of course, Woodson gets a pick six. Woooot!
Hey, a preview of the flush when the Packers go to Indy next year. We see the future on this forum.
He’s certainly a physical specimen as Thompson says and I like the fact he actually produced in a major college conference, particularly rushing the QB. These negatives are from a press gazette article: … but there are questions about his passion for the game. “I think he’s a dog,” the scout said. “Nick Perry is one of those guys you don’t know what you’re going to get; he’s overrated. I don’t think he’s a first-rounder. Has first-round talent and ability, just doesn’t put it together on a consistent basis, and it’s not because he lacks anything. He doesn’t lack athleticism, he doesn’t lack the size, it’s a desire thing with him. He doesn’t show up.”
I trust Thompson and company did their due diligence on him and I hope Kevin Greene is enthusiastic about this pick. If this analysis is correct all Perry needs is motivation.
I think there's always a danger when scouts extend their analyses too far into a psychological profile of a player. Yes, when you have off-the-field issues that's one thing, but motivation is something that comes and goes in very many careers and can change a lot with a new team and a new situation.
I haven't seen anything about Perry having an attitude.
Its a good choose
There's a reason we chose him over upshaw.
It seemed like Mercilus had his fans. I was responding to the comment below.
I disagree with you Wood Chipper.
I think there are probably a few reasons why Teddy chose him over Upshaw.
What jersey number will Brother Nick wear?
#56 like the last Nick wore? Did anyone take that last year after Barnett was sent packing?
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