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Rivera said we are keeping our base defense at 4-3, but going to give additional 3-4 looks.. so a multi-purpose player like Coples whom can play both techniques would be invaluable I suppose.

Yes for this year but Rivera and the DC said that they were forced to run the 4-3 because of the lack of training camp an oat's and because of the loss of key personnel i fully except the opposite to be the case next year with a base 3-4 defense and 4-3 looks!

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We should trade down and take Devon Still. As for the DE position, Mario Williams could be available. (In the trade down, with the extra pick, we could get Melvin Ingram) Imagine our d-line with Mario Williams, Devon Still, Melvin Ingram, and Charles Johnson.:willy_nilly:

Melvin Ingram isn't much of a DT. He only moves inside for pass rushing situations to have him, Jadeveon Clowney, and Devin Taylor all rushing the QB. He's big enough to do that in college but wouldn't be able to in the NFL. He is a tremendous DE who is an all-around playmaker though. I would love to have him but he is just not at a position of need. The only reason we should take Ingram is if they think they could mold him into an OLB which is possible but probably stretching it. He is a lot like Dwight Freeney.

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I'm not a big fan of Coples. I watched a good bit of UNC's games this year and he never popped off the screen. I agree he has a lot of talent, he just doesn't pass the eyeball test.

Plus, he got 4 of his 7.5 sacks against James Madison and Duke. Disappears in big games.

That is good insight.

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Yes for this year but Rivera and the DC said that they were forced to run the 4-3 because of the lack of training camp an oat's and because of the loss of key personnel i fully except the opposite to be the case next year with a base 3-4 defense and 4-3 looks!

I am not sure about that. Fua is not a 3-4 dlineman.. McClain might be able to play the 5 tech, but not sure... I don't think we waste a 3rd rounder on Fua if we plan on switching to the 34.

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I am not sure about that. Fua is not a 3-4 dlineman.. McClain might be able to play the 5 tech, but not sure... I don't think we waste a 3rd rounder on Fua if we plan on switching to the 34.

Stanford ran a 3-4 defense and Fua was the nose tackle.

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Stanford ran a 3-4 defense and Fua was the nose tackle.

Fua can't anchor a 4-3, much less a 3-4. Not in the NFL.

Let me be the first to say, I do not think DE is a top need of ours.. however, I think Coples would be a drastic upgrade over Hardy in terms of run stopping and I don't feel we would lose anything in pass rushing.

I'm not of the camp that believes Coples would be much (if any) of an upgrade over Hardy. I think people who think Hardy is a liability are just looking at sack numbers and thinking that tells the whole story for a DE. His only real flaw is that sometimes he over pursues letting a RB get to his gap, but he is in the backfield almost every play and plays the run a lot better than most seem to think. Coples looks good, but he's far from being the sure thing that Peppers, M. Williams or most top 5 or so picked DEs are. I don't think he's even as good a prospect as Quinn was.

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don't want Coples, would be a wasted pick..

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apparently people are sleeping on Hardy.. which is extremely hard to believe since dude has been a beast majority of the year..

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I'm not a big fan of Coples. I watched a good bit of UNC's games this year and he never popped off the screen. I agree he has a lot of talent, he just doesn't pass the eyeball test.

Plus, he got 4 of his 7.5 sacks against James Madison and Duke. Disappears in big games.

I watched every UNC game this year and this is exactly how I feel

He should be dominating and half the time Kareem Martin fairs just as well as him.

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In case that we are switching towards a 3-4 defense it would be ideal to trade down and accumulate more picks.

Draft Devon Still in the 20's, then Dontari Poe in the second and BPA corner/LB with the extra pick gathered from trading down in the first.

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