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#25 KendrickPanther

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:36 PM

I really hope Tampa drafts Richardson. I feel like we can beat up a running back. A good defense could make Cam miserable.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

I really hope Tampa drafts Richardson. I feel like we can beat up a running back. A good defense could make Cam miserable.


If Richardson is there TB will take him. Honesty Richardson will make them better as well and we will have our hands full if we cant stop anyone up the middle like last year. Dude is the next Peterson.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:51 PM

Kuechly is 2" taller, 2lb heavier
Kuechly ran a 4.58, Willis was 4.51
Kuechly had a 38" Vertical, Willis was 39"
Kuechly had 23 reps on the bench, Willis has 22

So we are talking about two very similar players. Willis is a little more explosive and has proven himself at the next level. Going into the draft he was known as a sure thing just like Kuechly. At the time there was the inflated rookie wages and many of those top ten guys were QB/DE/WR/OT. Positions that commanded that kind of money. I can promise you 6 of the 10 teams that passed on Willis regret it to this day. In the end we are talking about two draft positions. Kuechly to me is a sure fire pro bowler. Willis is on a path to the Hall of Fame.


i just dont see the comparison other than combine numbers. and one thing people forget is San Fran DL is hell. that plays a major role in Willis getting his tackles and no matter how good your LBs are if the opposing OL is getting up to them. Build upfront first and it will make every other level better. spending 3 first rounders in 10 years on a position is not a good way to build through the draft.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

Those big space eaters you're talking about are traditionally available late 1st round. I'd be happy to trade down and pick one up.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:52 PM

didnt mean to pie you, but if he is not as good as Willis than why should this team take him higher than Willis?

Maybe because this is a completely new draft.

Floyd isn't as good as Moss was. Why should we take him higher than he went?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:55 AM

Maybe because this is a completely new draft.

Floyd isn't as good as Moss was. Why should we take him higher than he went?


or maybe because LBs that havent shown the ability to get after the QB dont go high. and the only reason why Moss dropped was because of his Character concerns dude.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

Sigh.

My point is you can't work behind that logic. "Oh, well since he isn't better than he was coming out, why should we take him above where he went?" This is a completely different draft. Completely different boards. No defensive player in this draft is a better prospect than Ware is. I guess we shouldn't take any D player at #9, right? Cam was not a better prospect than Rivers. Should we not have taken Cam #1 then?

This is a very high risk, high reward sort of draft. So if we don't like many other guys on the board, I don't see any problem in taking Luke or DeCastro.