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Sheldon Richardson is very underrated. Dude is a straight up best and fast as poo for a DT. Fast as a line backer if not faster

Partially correct, he is a great athlete, but failed to run a sub 5 40 and his split was good. Good athlete yes, elite athlete, hell no. All of his ability is a wonderful thing but his production 4 sacks, 10.5 TFL does not warrant the 14th pick for a guy who gets run over in the run game

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Don't want Richardson. Sorry, but he screams bust. He looks like he's on roller skates when you run at him.

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Partially correct, he is a great athlete, but failed to run a sub 5 40 and his split was good. Good athlete yes, elite athlete, hell no. All of his ability is a wonderful thing but his production 4 sacks, 10.5 TFL does not warrant the 14th pick for a guy who gets run over in the run game

For some reason I see Sheldon Richardson as the same type of player that Terrell McLain was for us.

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you left out that he had 75 tackles. you may not like him but that's damn impressive.

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Don't want Richardson. Sorry, but he screams bust. He looks like he's on roller skates when you run at him.

Like my post above, he is a Terrell McLain clone.

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Like my post above, he is a Terrell McLain clone.

Yep. Drafting a bust in the 3rd stings a little, but drafting a bust at #14 sucks complete ass.

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Partially correct, he is a great athlete, but failed to run a sub 5 40 and his split was good. Good athlete yes, elite athlete, hell no. All of his ability is a wonderful thing but his production 4 sacks, 10.5 TFL does not warrant the 14th pick for a guy who gets run over in the run game

He also had 75 tackles leading his team which is unheard of for a DT. Plus got to the backfield constantly against the best Olines in the the country. If they kept QB pressures as a stat in college like they do in the pro's he would lead all DT in that.

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if we're going to go DT in the first couple rounds, i'd rather it be a run stuffer than a pass rusher. i just don't see richardson as being that run stuffing space hog.

tbh, i'd rather have hankins....i mean maybe not at 14, but i don't want richardson there, either.

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Partially correct, he is a great athlete, but failed to run a sub 5 40 and his split was good. Good athlete yes, elite athlete, hell no. All of his ability is a wonderful thing but his production 4 sacks, 10.5 TFL does not warrant the 14th pick for a guy who gets run over in the run game

That was at the combine. He ran again at his pro day and did a 4.81 and 4.86. Good? Elite? Depends on your definition but the guy can penatrate and is super quick for a DT.

He is very good at using his hands and seems to slip by on his initional move or use hands to redirect his opponet and then zip by them. Has an extremely, extremely high motor and you'll see him making tackles 30 yards downfield with DB and LB. Seems like whomever gets the tackle he's right there. He always played on a team where he was pretty much the only talent and played some great SEC teams.

. i just don't see richardson as being that run stuffing space hog.

That's because he's not. He's no NT and he's not great against the run. He's a really quick 3-tech DT who can put some pressure on the QB. With our trio of defensive ends a guy like this can be elite. Do you really think that Dwan Edwards is really the second best DT in the league as his stats indicated last year? No, Dwan has some talent but the fact that you almost need to double team both ends gives the DT a lot of one on one battles.

He is also easily fast enought and big enough to play outside LB in a 3-4. I know Ron likes to mix that in a lot and he'd fit in well there. He a great tackler in space.

The guy is a legit top 20 pick and despite having Dwan on a 2-year deal he'd be a great asset to the Panthers.

I know what our defense looked like before we got Dwan. It was a different animal. We need that DTpressure for our DE. Teams can handle them if we don't have crap coming up the middle but we get some pressure there, look out. In my eyes this is the single biggest reason for how much our D has improved from last year to this year.

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You were really close to making a point until you suggested Richardson could play OLB in a 3-4.

LOL

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You were really close to making a point until you suggested Richardson could play OLB in a 3-4.

LOL

Yeah, you're right there. I meant to say you can stand the guy up and drop him in coverage while only rushing three thus making in like a linebacker in a 3-4 coverage. I would not line him up at linebacker.

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