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Drafting a D-Line

Discussion in 'Draft Talk' started by HyponGrey, Apr 12, 2012.

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    We have Ryan Pickett, aging but useful. We have Anthony Hargrove and Daniel Muir, two proven linemen. We have Mike Neal and Jarius Wynn, two prospects who have shown some small amount of promise. We also have CJ Wilson and another Guy. Can anyone Besides Raji play Nose Tackle? If not then these guys are all DE (half-way decent corp) and we have no back-up for Raji. Any chance of drafting a NT instead of a DE?
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    Pickett is a better NT than a DE
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    I'm hoping Jerel Worthy slids to us in the 2nd round or we move up to grab him. Another option might be
    Michigan's Mike Martin. This year's crop for pure DT/NT is pretty weak, so I don't believe we will draft one
    until the 4th - 6th rounds.
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    The only real NT prospects are Poe, Ta'amu, Jean-Baptiste and Fanguopo. Some, myself included think Martin or Still could do it. Any way you slice it, it's unlikely til the fourth.
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    From the looks of it, Pickett is our only back-up at NT, but he starts at DE. Hype no like.
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    It would be nice to get Jerel Worthy, but we may have to trade up a few at #28 to get him.

    Our DL sucked last year. Why Raji made the pro bowl is beyond me. Which reminds me, I have a question: is Raji's natural position NT or DE in a 3-4, or is Raji out of position altogether in a 3-4 and is better off as DT in a 4-3?
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    Raji is too big to be classified a true end, so he's more likely a 4-3 tackle. We probably should switch them again like we did in 2010 (or was it 09?) and put Pickett on nose with Raji on end
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    Both Pickett and Raji are getting too many snaps. I think we have Pickett just backup Raji and play 30% of the snaps. This makes our need at DE that much greater. I still have hope that either Wynn or Johnson can step to the plate. I also have not given up on Neal. We signed a FA DE and we still need to get some help in the draft.
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    Muir is too small to play tackle for us so that makes two one year deals with de we have
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    DE is the weakest link on this team.

    BJ.......our best DL, but needs help up front
    Pickett.......getting old and his contract is up in 2013. Need a replacement fast
    Wynn......too small and an average pass rusher
    Wilson.....also small, very average run stopper
    Green......gone
    Neil......lots of problems with this guy, still has a chance
    Guy.....concussed as a rookie and IR'ed, not a good sign
    Muir....a run stuffer who wont beat out Wilson.
    Hargrove......could be the diamond in the rough

    Draft some DL-men TT.
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    The guy is 28, if he's "in the rough" still then he better just stop playing now. The man has proven himself elsewhere, lets hope he keeps it up when he comes to us.
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    I just ment he could be are best linemen sans Raji.

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