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Safeties

Discussion in 'Draft Talk' started by FrankRizzo, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. FrankRizzo

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    IMO Dix,Pryor and Ward will be gone by the time GB is up.
    I think GB needs to draft 2 safeties and if we can get 2 of the next 4 we should be ok.
     
  3. captainWIMM

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    We need a free safety with great coverage skills playing centerfield as a single high safety. With the pass rush hopefully improved by bringing in Peppers a guy like that would improve the run defense as well by being able to line up another guy in the box.

    IMO Clinton-Dix is the closest safety capable of fulfilling these requirements.
     
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  4. Dylan Hoppe

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    Who do you think would be the best option available after Clinton Dix?


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  5. captainWIMM

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    Terrence Brooks, but I don´t see him having a similar impact as Clinton-Dix.
     
  6. Dylan Hoppe

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    I think Dexter Moody is an interesting prospect as an UDFA. Great size, worth giving a chance to with what we have at safety.


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  7. captainWIMM

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    If the Packers want to take a gamble on a late round safety I´d like them to select Marqueston Huff.
     
  8. Dylan Hoppe

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    Yeah, I've read some stuff on him. I just like moody, because 1, he won't cost us a draft pick and 2, would probably turn into a more viable option than banjo. We need size back there IMO


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    As a back up of course


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    I would be in favour of bringing Moody in as an UDFA as well and let him compete at the rookie orientation camp.
     
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    Y'all late to the Moody train, like a few months late. Played CF in baseball for Albany. Woudn mind dropping a 7 on him.
     
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    I wouldn be so sure.
     
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    My vote is for Terence Brooks if Pryor and Dix are gone. May have to use the #53 pick to get him though.
     
  14. captainWIMM

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    Agreed, he won't be there for any of our third round picks.
     
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    What about Johnathan Dowling FS Western kentucy?
     
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    ANOTHER player in our secondary that has bad tackling fundamentals? He is a ballhawk, I'll give him that. All those interceptions in his senior season, that's impressive. But he needs more bulk for the pros and he also had some behavioral issues which is why he didn't last at Florida. If he can't last at a major school because he doesn't get along with those coaches, I'm scared he won't last a day with nfl coaches.


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    Dowling had multiple run-ins with coaches, which led to his dismissal from Florida. It seems like he freelances a lot, has an undisciplined style and is tough to coach.

    Don't think he's a guy tbe Packers are interested in.
     
  18. Dylan Hoppe

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    Sounds like what I said in shorter terms


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    The one thing I will say I think is a TT error is not drafting a true safety last year and marrying Burnett. Then counting on McMillan and Jennings to secure the other spot. It has been a total disaster and now this is a big problem. Hyde will help moving over but I do agree with captain that we need an up top safety that can dominate. I just don't know if there is any guarantee in this draft of who that guy is. Nobody really jumps out at you. Even Dix has some doubters. This might be an area where you plug in with someone and roll the dice. How much worse can it get back there then last year? I will be upset if they try to fix the problem getting a guy like Tre Boston.
     
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    I agree that even drafting Clinton-Dix wouldn't guarantee to solve our problems at FS. That's why I would have loved if Thompson spent the money he used to sign Peppers on Byrd.
     
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    Who said anything about Tre Boston?


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    I have seen him on a couple mock drafts and heard Packers were interested him and I cringed.
     
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    So we could be broke and in a Denver cap situation? I'm not saying signing Byrd would have done that to us, but if we sign him, and it starts a pattern because there's an improvement, I don't want to be signing big name FAs every year.


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    Yeah, I hope you have false information. I would cringe as well.


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    He did. He used him as an example of what he didn't want. I wouldn't mind him, but the kid's a project. I'm fine with a CB to FS convert.
     

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