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Sheldon Richardson, is he even a good fit here?

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There are so many players I want at 14. I can't think of a realistic pick that's been discussed on here I'd be mad with... maybe Keenan Allen

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Just be glad that our GM knows a little more about scouting than watching highlight clips on YouTube.

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Richardson's game isnt so different from Fletcher Cox's last year. Cox had the exact same positives and negatives (size and style of play) and had a pretty solid rookie year, including 5.5 sacks.

Richardson reminds me of Hardy a bit, in the way he chases a play down and makes tackles outside of the line on a regular basis. That is a pretty rare trait for an Interior defensive line player, to be able to actually make a play 5-10 yards down the field and towards the sidelines.

He isnt my first choice at #14, but he should become a solid palyer and will make us better if we take him.

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Lets just draft all of bama's defense

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You don't spend a first round pick on somebody else just because your 32 year old mid to lower tier DT plays the same role. That goes for every position. If you believe in a player you take him and make room. Drafting for need is overrated. First round picks are all about getting great football players.

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Why does every draft thread koolkat posts in turn into a cripple fight?

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You don't spend a first round pick on somebody else just because your 32 year old mid to lower tier DT plays the same role. That goes for every position. If you believe in a player you take him and make room. Drafting for need is overrated. First round picks are all about getting great football players.

totally agreed and i'm glad you included "that goes for every position" tho it will more than likely be ignored.

you go for great or potentially great football players. you look for players who can make what you do better in any phase. the bigger the impact they can have, the better. sometimes it adds to something that is already strong. sometimes it strengthens a weak spot. sometimes it allows you to move on from a higher paid/older player on your roster. sometimes it just opens up new elements.

with the exception of franchise QB (which is the top) you have positions that you like to focus on that you think can be the dominant strength of your team and you build it up. that's what the giants did anyway. that's what a lot of teams do.

if you look at the draft to fill holes, you're constantly going to be over-reaching for players.

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Why does every draft thread koolkat posts in turn into a cripple fight?

say anything about Patterson and he will fight you to the death........... with words.

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say anything about Patterson and he will fight you to the death........... with words.

for some reason this popped in my head when i read that.

"you dare disagree with me?

silence_i_kill_you_.png".

of course he's not nearly alone in that. he just does it more.

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