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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:31 AM

Up on the site now...

Rivera: Lotulelei a true hogmollie


A few highlights:

- both Rivera and Gettleman extremely happy with how the round played out

- described Star as "too good to pass up"; took less than a minute and a half to hand in the card

- feel Star is a 3 down lineman who does not need to be situationally subbed out

- think Star has a rare size-speed-strength combo and love his athleticism

- believe the pick will do a lot for Luke Kuechly and the other LBs

- DL Coach Eric Washington had a lot of contact with him, even today

- team believes it has a very solid DL rotation

- admitted to looking at 3 guys, but would not name the other two

- would have considered an offensive player at the spot

- Gettleman believes you can't make the Super Bowl without a great defensive front

- still planning to go BPA in the remaining rounds


One particularly interesting item: Gettleman gave pretty much zero thought to trading down. So much so that a few picks before they got on the clock, Gettleman told the guys manning the phones "If they call, no we're not interested'."

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:33 AM

I don't think I've ever seen a GM that happy before. lol

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:36 AM

Yeah once pick 11 was turned in, we had at least one of Star, Eifert, or Rhodes being ours, so he said to not take any offers. Pretty badass.

Only negative thing they mentioned was that he doesn't have many pass rush moves... which isn't really that big of a problem imo if he can get double teamed which lets the other guys run wild. Though obviously it would be awesome if he could become a nose that got a few sacks each season.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:37 AM

I don't think I've ever seen a GM that happy before. lol


Easy to be happy when you get what you want :)

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:38 AM

Easy to be happy when you get what you want :)



Not only did he have a pick of his top three players, but he didn't have to do anything to get there. lol

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:41 AM

Gettleman and Rivera were visably thrilled Star fell to them at 14.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:41 AM

I think my favorite item I've heard so far is Mike Mayock mentioning he won an award for being the best defensive lineman in the Pac 10 that was voted on by the offensive linemen of the conference.

No offense to journalists, but I'll take peer respect over sports writer respect any day.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

I think my favorite item I've heard so far is Mike Mayock mentioning he won an award for being the best defensive lineman in the Pac 10 that was voted on by the offensive linemen of the conference.

No offense to journalists, but I'll take peer respect over sports writer respect any day.


Ugh, sorry Mr. Scot. I meant to give you good rep. :(

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:57 AM

I also thought it was interesting that he specifically mentioned Colin Cole as a key part of the DL rotation. Looks like he might be more than just a camp body like many here have assumed.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:11 AM

Ugh, sorry Mr. Scot. I meant to give you good rep. :(


No big deal :)


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