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Anyone else think the Sheldon Richardson mocks are just "experts" being lazy?

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Sports writers aren't held accountable for being wrong so why not be lazy?

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It's the same thing as when Mel Kiper kept mocking a TE to us year after year. When you don't have a stud at every position, immediately mock drafters slot a guy in there early because of a perceived want and "need."

I personally don't like that many mock drafters are selecting Richardson for the Panthers, but I do think there is a much better chance of selecting Richardson this year than there was of selecting Fletcher Cox last year.

I honestly think if you look at tendencies, you kind of have to mock a safety or wideout to the Panthers in Round 1. It just makes more sense, unless Star or Floyd are there (I highly doubt it). So, yes, it is lazy mock drafting.

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I agree with OP. Lazy is exactly right. I doubt they take another three technique defensive tackle unless he is far and away the best player available. The mock drafters have Richardson there because they think he's a combination of BPA and a need, but in reality the need is at the other tackle spot, where Ron Edwards will have to be replaced. So Richardson would have to be the obvious BPA, and BPA only goes so far. For example, if BPA at 14 was Geno Smith or Eddie Lacy, that thinking would go right out the window.

If Star's there, I'd be thrilled for them to take him. I'm not in the business of advocating who they shouldn't take anymore, as I was disappointed when they grabbed Uncle Luke last year, which was shortsighted of me. If they DO take Richardson, I'll be convinced Ron and DG have their reasons. But I think if Star is gone they'll go best available WR, CB, S, or OL, with an eye on safety or DT in round 2 if not taken at 14.

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I love Star to but I would be happy with Richardson as well. He so versatile and if he is taking up 2 blockers we win regardless. Because that mean Luck isn't dealing with a guard and they are going 1-1 with CJ and Hardy.

We don't win if the two blockers push him out of his gap and into our LB. That makes us losers, in a big way.

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I will admit, as awful as Hurney was, I atleast didnt fret about our 1st round picks because I knew Hurney hit on nearly all of his 1st rounders, we really have no idea what to expect from Gman. Dont get me wrong, Im not supporting Hurney and am very glad we have Gman now,

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Not really, pretty much all mock drafts are based on need. And since no team is going to give out reliable information about who they are really considering, what else is there to go by?

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I will admit, as awful as Hurney was, I atleast didnt fret about our 1st round picks because I knew Hurney hit on nearly all of his 1st rounders, we really have no idea what to expect from Gman. Dont get me wrong, Im not supporting Hurney and am very glad we have Gman now,

this was one of the many frustrating things about hurney.

the guy with only one real exception (otah) hit it every year, but he was always looking to trade that pick away. i blame it on being a gambling addict.

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We don't win if the two blockers push him out of his gap and into our LB. That makes us losers, in a big way.

if they are dedicating 2 blockers to him then they aren't doubling CJ or Hardy. Which falls to our benefit. Plus this idea that every play ran at Richardson he gets blown out is overly exaggerated.

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if they are dedicating 2 blockers to him then they aren't doubling CJ or Hardy. Which falls to our benefit. Plus this idea that every play ran at Richardson he gets blown out is overly exaggerated.

No it does not, if they ran at his gap and two blockers blow him out. CJ and Hardy on the end can pursue, but they have their own gaps to defend in the run. The RB can be 5 yards up the field by the time they can assist with pursuit. Plain and simple, if you cannot hold your gap in the run game, the run D will suffer. And believe me, they won't need to double him in the run game if they run at his gap. One man will do the job.

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Seriously, we have worked 10 WRs. 10! We have not had any private workouts with Sheldon Richardson yet whatsoever. Are the so called draft experts" just putting down Sheldon Richardson by default just out of laziness, seriously. How can we have meetings with 10 different WRs and no meetings with Richardson, yet its unamious that all the experts say hes the guy and they wont budge?

haha i thought this too

has to be the smitty quote..

I did not watch anything of him in college, so relying on the mocks was the easiest thing to do. I see an undersized plug for our dt hole. I want a big mf like 6'4ish 330ish to really knock some fuggers around in there, same with the O'line.

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Yes they are, since smitty wants him too. It's easier to mock him to us. It it is me too because I look forward to new mocks and seeing Richardson at #14 be the only thing that remains the same.

this

its like they dont even care. 80% of the drafts have us taking him wtf. So fregn annoying mock after mock after mock after mock, same poo.

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Maybe. Only person I trust is Mayock. Has any of his mock(s) come out yet?

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