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#16 nctarheel0619

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

We win tomorrow. We could get Cooper at RG from UNC. He's a beast.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

I think RG is our biggest single need, but there isn't the value for me to address it in the first round especially with some guys that will be there in the early second.

However, another good DT could make a good DL great.

For me I'll take top DT in the first, top OG in the second and hope we can land a good WR somewhere else.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:44 AM

I think there is an OL concern, They have got to keep Cam upright better he's getting sacked way too much. I do think they have played better as a unit the past few games, and I am pleased with how Byers has filled in as a rookie considering where we got him. However, Jordan Gross is losing his first step. I think it's time to draft another tackle high in the draft personally, or if we can afford to make one decent signing somehow in FA it should be there. I'm definitely not sold on the idea of Byron Bell at some point being able to hold down the LT position if Gross goes down or retires after next year. Silatolu appears to struggle at times with being in proper position and costly false starts, but he'll progress. We do have enough talent there to be good for years if we can draft/sign a good young tackle.

#19 Marguide

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:58 AM

I think it's time to draft another tackle high in the draft personally, or if we can afford to make one decent signing somehow in FA it should be there. I'm definitely not sold on the idea of Byron Bell at some point being able to hold down the LT position if Gross goes down or retires after next year.


Like QB's, if you want a really good LT you almost have to draft them. Good ones just cost way too much in FA. That's not so much the case with guards, so if the right guy was there when we pick, we could go tackle in the draft and pick up the guard in FA.

#20 TheMaulClaw

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:06 AM

Like QB's, if you want a really good LT you almost have to draft them. Good ones just cost way too much in FA. That's not so much the case with guards, so if the right guy was there when we pick, we could go tackle in the draft and pick up the guard in FA.


I know LT's cost more in FA, but good point with the guards. Out of curiosity how much money would we save by parting ways with Gross this offseason?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:16 AM

I know LT's cost more in FA, but good point with the guards. Out of curiosity how much money would we save by parting ways with Gross this offseason?


A boatload. Somewhere around $10 million in cap space.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Getting more Uglys definitely needs to be a priority.

Not so sure it happens in round one though.