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JR4's Pre-FA Mocking

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JR--the reason I do not see taking Poe or any DT in the first has a lot to do with what Hatter said--the DT play improved, and I think it is too early to bring in another DT.

I see LB CB, and DE as our biggest needs. While the DTs could be improved, they are improving. Thomas Davis is probably done, and if not, he might need upgrading. Beason's injury is a nasty one that usually has a 2-year recovery period--if successful. Finally, I do not like the collection of DEs we have, but I like the potential. Keiser and Hardy are on the cusp. CJ is good for 10 sacks and plays the run well. I just dont get the philosophy at DE with Applewhite and Tucker being added. I would like 2 studs and 2 with potential. Not 1 stud, 2 w/ potential, and 2 34 OLBs. Just me.

I see your points. There are just so many unknowns and different ways to go.

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I agree. How does a 350 lb DT who is that athletic NOT make first team all conference in Conf USA? Were there 2 DTs there who performed better? To me, I fear the WORKOUT WARRIOR tag.

Lazy is referring to his motor. He has the rumor going around that he took plays off.

I am just down on drafting a DT--so I am biased. He could be great.

Memphis strength and conditioning coach said he was a workout warrior and that if he wasnt playing ball that he would be in the world strongest man comp(seen it on tv). but him taking plays off could be because he was on the field so much. have to remember that there was no talent there around him and he faced doubles every game.

i want whoever the best DL is on the board, unless Morris falls.

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Memphis strength and conditioning coach said he was a workout warrior and that if he wasnt playing ball that he would be in the world strongest man comp(seen it on tv). but him taking plays off could be because he was on the field so much. have to remember that there was no talent there around him and he faced doubles every game.

i want whoever the best DL is on the board, unless Morris falls.

To be honest, my opinion changes about every day. I read something else, hear this or that....I usually know. Not this season. I want Morris, Coples,then who knows--it changes.

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I like most of your draft except the 2 olinemen and the RB. Other then 3 picks pretty good.

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First of all I would take Decastro over Poe but I did that my first mock (wheres the fun with repeating myself). Second Fua and Mcclain are not going anywhere I agree I think we would go into the season with 5 DT (Jones, Poe, Mcclain, Fua, and Neblett). Third our DT are average at best if you have the opportunity to upgrade such a critical piece of D you do it. Fourth we have to agree to disagree on Poe. I actually liked him pre-combine but he probably did up his stock 10 picks (he was always going to be a late 1st). Isn't that the main reason everybody was hyping Brockers because he was extremely athletic with a lot of upside. Poe to me has Ngata upside and you don't get into his shape (and put up 44 reps) by being lazy.

We have two gapping holes on our D (along with a medium need at #2 CB). A UT that can bring interior pressure and a big bodied run stuffer I addressed both.

You think we should go into the season with 5 DTs and one of them isn't Ron Edwards?

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You think we should go into the season with 5 DTs and one of them isn't Ron Edwards?

To be honest I forgot about Edwards. Thy guy has never played a down for us he's not guaranteed a spot but he could take Neblett slot (although I would probably get rid of Edwards). Edwards wasn't exactly an all-pro to begin with.

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I like most of your draft except the 2 olinemen and the RB. Other then 3 picks pretty good.

Are you honestly telling me you don't think our ROL doesn't need help? I can see your logic about a RB (I am just really good at scouting RB and I don't think Stewart will get a new deal) but our ROL was atriocius last year at times. I hope Otah can last but evidence is to the contrary and Hangman while a decent starter is nothing special and is older. It was a 3rd and a 6th not a 1st.

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I think it'd be ridiculous for Hurney not to resign Stewart. Would be one of the greatest travesties in franchise history to let him walk. (maybe I'm exaggerating just a bit) But I think Stewart resigning is a 98.32% chance of happening.

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Are you honestly telling me you don't think our ROL doesn't need help? I can see your logic about a RB (I am just really good at scouting RB and I don't think Stewart will get a new deal) but our ROL was atriocius last year at times. I hope Otah can last but evidence is to the contrary and Hangman while a decent starter is nothing special and is older. It was a 3rd and a 6th not a 1st.

http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/OL-trio-continues-to-mend/3992722a-847a-4024-9fa3-758edd7abf5f

Add Bell and Bernaduea maybe Hangtner to that list. Then you see why I'm not that worried about the Oline.

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