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Clemson DLinemen = busts

I tend to believe this too. I'd like to stay away from Clemson DLinemen.

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Pencil me in for Claiborne. The dude is filthy. Only way I take Coples is if he puts on some weight and we know for sure he can take on the grind at DT full-time. He's a good run defender but not much of a pass rusher at DE. He can be exactly who we need at DT if he shows he has the ability to play it every down.

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Pencil me in for Claiborne. The dude is filthy. Only way I take Coples is if he puts on some weight and we know for sure he can take on the grind at DT full-time. He's a good run defender but not much of a pass rusher at DE. He can be exactly who we need at DT if he shows he has the ability to play it every down.

Coples could add weight to his frame and i think he could handle playing DT. he is a decent pass rusher and is starting to heat up i think he has a sack in the last 3 games or so.

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After the up and down success of Julius Peppers, how many UNC lineman have made it big in the NFL. I know a lot of them have been busts.

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I don't think it's a 'lock' that we draft one of these guys.. a lot of things can change between now and then.. also, you just never know who Rivera will fall in love with.

Some other guys that could be options are:

Quinton Coples

Zach Brown

Reilly Rieff (who grades out better than Kalil by many scouts)

Dre Kirkpatrick

Devon Still

fug what Rieff is graded, do you really think Ryan would let his brother play like poo? Id love to see the brother rivalry on the field, each of them one-upping each other. If we go O id be pleased with Kalil or Jeffery. Defense has gotta be claiborne. We have our star on O now its time for defense

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Pencil me in for Claiborne. The dude is filthy. Only way I take Coples is if he puts on some weight and we know for sure he can take on the grind at DT full-time. He's a good run defender but not much of a pass rusher at DE. He can be exactly who we need at DT if he shows he has the ability to play it every down.

Coples could add weight to his frame and i think he could handle playing DT. he is a decent pass rusher and is starting to heat up i think he has a sack in the last 3 games or so.

He's proven he could handle DT in the NCAA full time and he's already up to 285 with the frame to easily add 15-20 more pounds. It's his strength though that gives him the ability to handle the role, he's probably the best player in the draft at playing the POA and sealing the edge and playing the run. He can literally play 4-3 end, DT, NT and 3-4 End.

As for his ability to rush the passer, He's considered the best pass rusher in the draft for a reason. At UNC he faces double teams on just about every play and still has 7.5 sacks, 10 TFL and 51 tackles overall for the season. He's also one of the best Dline prospects against the run.

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He's proven he could handle DT in the NCAA full time and he's already up to 285 with the frame to easily add 15-20 more pounds. It's his strength though that gives him the ability to handle the role, he's probably the best player in the draft at playing the POA and sealing the edge and playing the run. He can literally play 4-3 end, DT, NT and 3-4 End.

As for his ability to rush the passer, He's considered the best pass rusher in the draft for a reason. At UNC he faces double teams on just about every play and still has 7.5 sacks, 10 TFL and 51 tackles overall for the season. He's also one of the best Dline prospects against the run.

i agree with everything you said dude. im not a unc football fan but watching him play is refreshing.

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Playing DT every down in the NFL is a completely different beast then in NCAA. He's going to get double teamed in the NFL so he's going to have to learn to split through it. That said his last 2 sacks were from the DT spot and had 10 last year too.

I'm just saying I want Claiborne, but, if Coples can show that he can handle UT on passing AND running plays successfully then I would consider him.

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