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Steve Smith picks Sheldon Richardson?.......

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If you heard the rest of the interview you would understand what he was talking about.

Somebody called the radio show and was dogging Lafell (like some of you do here) . Steve said the WR's corp wasn't the reason for the slow start on offense. He said Chud was calling plays like he had last years Oline. He said he lafell Olsen and Murphy would be running wide open but the Oline couldn't block for the play and Cam would be in survival mode. He felt like their was a disconnect from Chud and the roster. He also said that Gross had a lot on his shoulder trying to cover up for Amini who was swimming at the beginning of the year. Smith didn't understand why people were talking down on Gross.

Okay.

That doesn't speak against the fact position player don't advocate drafting their postion.

I agree with all that.

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I'm not gonna lie, getting a guy who can get pressure up the middle every play will make our defense/team LOADS better... BUT, Dwan kind of did that last year, so if we retain him, I'm not really looking at DL with the first pick. If Edwards is retained, Safety, CB, and OL are all much bigger needs, but I prefer to take Patterson if he's there at 14 b/c his talent is just too good to pass up.

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I'm not gonna lie, getting a guy who can get pressure up the middle every play will make our defense/team LOADS better... BUT, Dwan kind of did that last year, so if we retain him, I'm not really looking at DL with the first pick. If Edwards is retained, Safety, CB, and OL are all much bigger needs, but I prefer to take Patterson if he's there at 14 b/c his talent is just too good to pass up.

Dwan is bad against the run.

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Dwan is bad against the run.

Well, that's kind of my point. Dwan is a great pass rusher, so drafting another "explosive" UT would be kind of redundant as they are typically geared more towards pass rushing. I'd prefer to sign a guy who is already proven in both in the pass and running game to complement Dwan rather than draft a clone.

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Well, that's kind of my point. Dwan is a great pass rusher, so drafting another "explosive" UT would be kind of redundant as they are typically geared more towards pass rushing. I'd prefer to sign a guy who is already proven in both in the pass and running game to complement Dwan rather than draft a clone.

Maybe they want a younger UT and will look at FA for a older NT.

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OHMYGOSH WHO IS THIS STEVE SMITH GUY BLAMING HURNEY I MEAN I BET FOX LOVES ALL THE BLAME HURNEY GETS I MEAN E-DWEEBS LIKE THIS STEVE SMITH GUY HAVE NO BUSINESS MAKING FUN OF HURNEY HE'S NOT IN AN NFL LOCKER ROOM FOR A REASON HE'S JUST SOME LOSER ON THE INTERNET STOP QUESTIONING THE PROFFESSIONALS THERES A REASON THEY'RE IN THE NFL AND YOUR NOT STUPID STEVE SMITH INTERNET MAN WHO PROBABLY LIVES WITH HIS MOM

DON'T YOU DARE INTERNET SHOUT. I WILL NOT TOLERATE INTERNET SHOUTING

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Star, Sheldon, Floyd, Hankins, or Jesse.

DT in the 1st!!!!!

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I still think Hardy will make a great UT on running downs. I'm willing to bet close to half his sacks came from the inside anyways.

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IMO, we could use a younger DT to complimeht Dwan. But this year, unless you get lucky, is a bad year for that true playmaking DT. I don't like spending a first on potential. Because I want my first pick to produce from day one. And in this draft, at our position, I just don't see it happening this year.

Now in the second round if the BPA is a DT I may take him. But I don't feel DT can be as big of an IMPACT player as some other positions. True playmaking DTs are few and far between, and unfortunately we ain't gonna fix it in the draft this year.

So I would keep my options open, do my due diligence, and go BPA. You can never have enough talent/playmakers on your team. There IS talent in this draft. And there are plenty of players that can help us improve the team. I just don't see us being able to grab that elite type DT in this years draft.

Most of the playmakers this year are on the offensive side of the ball. Whether that be WR or Oline either one could help us. I guess I am still old school. When there are no sure fire playmakers available to you, you grab the best Olineman left. So I am looking forward with excitement for how this is going to play out.

Do we gamble with a potential playmaker, or do we play it safe with the best Olineman available?

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I still think Hardy will make a great UT on running downs. I'm willing to bet close to half his sacks came from the inside anyways.

Gotta agree with this. Hardy can be effective inside or out. And Alexander to a somewhat lesser extent. (His development is on my radar because his versatilty is important. If he can grow and improve, it makes us better.) And maybe not as an every down DT, because you would lose his versatility.

But yea, Alexander, Hardy, Dwan, and CJ can get after the QB.

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