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#21 JawnyBlaze

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:09 AM

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 have to disagree. This is probably the best DT class I've ever seen.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:09 AM

Am I the only one who can't find the audio link?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:19 AM

I have to disagree. This is probably the best DT class I've ever seen.


Not disagreeing with the amount of talent in this class. I just don't happen to believe that at where we pick, there will be a sure fire starter left. Unless we get lucky. Which is what I stated.

I don't see us using our first round pick on potential. Which is what you would be doing if you don't get one of the top two DTs. There just isn't a top 14 pick worthy DT. Lots of late first early second talent. But

I want a first day starter, with playmaking ability. Not convinced that can happen with this years crop.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:22 AM

I have to disagree. This is probably the best DT class I've ever seen.



Yeah I don't know what the fug he was talking about. Then the playmakers are all offensive player (OL WR) thing. I can see OL but there are only 2-3 WR rated to go in the 1st round and none in the top 10.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:54 AM

What I am saying, and I guess not very well, is that this draft is top heavy. And from where we pick, at 14, we may have to get lucky to get that first day starting DT with playmaking ability. DE has more playmakers than DT. WR has more playmakers than DT. LT is a wash. We are in the gray area. The only way we are getting a top talent player is if he falls.

There is plenty of talent this year. But once you get out of the top 8-9 it levels off quickly. I guess because there are precious few stars this year. It makes the class, as a whole, somehow look less appealling.

I just happen to want a first day playmaker with my first two picks. And I don't see that type player coming from the DT class this year.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:08 AM

If we draft Sheldon Richardson, I will punch a baby..But I felt the same way about Luke at this time last year, I was a Coples can be a great 3 tech guy...I am a dumb bastard

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:09 AM

I honestly think that Star (newly possible at our pick) or Hankins (likely available when we pick) are almost guaranteed to come in and start for us right away and make a BIG impact. I think to a lesser extent the same possibility exists with Richardson or J. Williams and to an even lesser extent it's possible Floyd, B. Williams or S. Williams would start for us right away and make an impact. The last three I'd consider in the 2nd if we didn't take a DT in the 1st (yea I know Floyd will probably be gone, but I wouldn't consider him in the 1st if I were GM...)

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:15 AM

What I am saying, and I guess not very well, is that this draft is top heavy. And from where we pick, at 14, we may have to get lucky to get that first day starting DT with playmaking ability. DE has more playmakers than DT. WR has more playmakers than DT. LT is a wash. We are in the gray area. The only way we are getting a top talent player is if he falls.

There is plenty of talent this year. But once you get out of the top 8-9 it levels off quickly. I guess because there are precious few stars this year. It makes the class, as a whole, somehow look less appealling.

I just happen to want a first day playmaker with my first two picks. And I don't see that type player coming from the DT class this year.


In most rankings there are 3 DT rated higher then any WR. And There are 6-7 that could go in the 1st round with only 3 WR rated to do that.

What are you talking about?

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:15 AM

What I am saying, and I guess not very well, is that this draft is top heavy. And from where we pick, at 14, we may have to get lucky to get that first day starting DT with playmaking ability. DE has more playmakers than DT. WR has more playmakers than DT. LT is a wash. We are in the gray area. The only way we are getting a top talent player is if he falls.

There is plenty of talent this year. But once you get out of the top 8-9 it levels off quickly. I guess because there are precious few stars this year. It makes the class, as a whole, somehow look less appealling.

I just happen to want a first day playmaker with my first two picks. And I don't see that type player coming from the DT class this year.


Well, from most of the things that I am reading, the perceived difference between Floyd, Lotulelei and Richardson may not be that great, ad I have read that they all may be exceptionally talented, especially in a 4-3 set. There are several opinion pieces that praise all of these guys, and, more importantly, many that basically say that it will be hard to tell which one is going to be the best. But, everything that I have read believes that the three are excellent prospects who have a good chance of making an immediate impact.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:39 AM

In most rankings there are 3 DT rated higher then any WR. And There are 6-7 that could go in the 1st round with only 3 WR rated to do that.

What are you talking about?


I thought I was talking about our pick at 14. We are in no mans land. We are on the outside looking in where it comes to DT. I don't feel we are in a position to draft potential, we have to go BPA, and I don't believe there will be one there when we pick.

Hell, to be honest. I am worried about the pick. We have to get playmakers and I am not convinced we are going to get lucky on this. I just don't see it. I wish I was more confident, but I can't shake this draft tree and see a gem falling to us.

Talent, yes. Elite talent? Not so much.


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