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Star/Short vs. Dareus/Cox/Brockers

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We have finally landed two very good DTs this year in Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short.
Before that, we have seen many DTs mocked to us the previous few years such as Marcell Dareus, Fletcher Cox, Michael Brockers, and a couple guys that I would've liked to have in the 2nd Rd of last year: Devon Still and Jerel Worthy. Dareus, Cox, and Brockers had very, very good rookie seasons to start their long careers, while Still and Worthy were limited.

I would like the huddle's opinion on comparing Star to Marcell Dareus (2011) and Kawann to Cox/Brockers (2012). For example, just analysis, similarity, differences, etc. I want your own opinions, not quoting sources. Who do you guys think were better coming out the draft? And, do you guys think that Star and Short can have similar type of season like Dareus, Cox, and Brockers?


***Star Lotulelei, NT Carolina Panthers: 6'3" 311 lbs

compare to

Marcell Dareus, NT Buffalo Bills: 6'3" 331 lbs
(2011: 43 Tkl, 5.5 Sck, 2 PDef, 0 FF)

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***Kawann Short, DT Carolina Panthers: 6'3" 308 lbs

compare to

Fletcher Cox, DT Philadelphia Eagles: 6'4" 298 lbs
(2012: 39 Tkl, 5.5 Sck, 4 PDef, 1 FF)

Michael Brockers, DT St. Louis Rams: 6'5" 322 lbs

(2012: 31 Tkl, 4.0 Sck, 1 PDef, 1 FF)

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I think we have a sweet ass DL, but I think it might take some time for these rookies to grow.  I still expect to see Edwards, Fua and Kearse in there a lot.

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wouldn't start have to play before he can be compared?

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I think we have a sweet ass DL, but I think it might take some time for these rookies to grow. I still expect to see Edwards, Fua and Kearse in there a lot.


People like to say that DTs doesn't have much impact in their first year, but the past couple of years have kind of prove that theory wrong. You don't think Star can have similar instant impact? I like to think that Short can have immediate impact but I think Rivera is going to bring him along slowly.

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wouldn't start have to play before he can be compared?


I'm kind of looking for serious answers, not smart funny ones. Save it for another day.

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I'm kind of looking for serious answers, not smart funny ones. Save it for another day.

 

i am being serious.

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Star at NT > all those guys, Dareus has been meh, Brockers has been a good run stuffing DT but is still growing and learning how to use his body and hands.  Cox would be preferable at the 3 over Short, comparable size, but Cox is a better overall athlete.

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People like to say that DTs doesn't have much impact in their first year, but the past couple of years have kind of prove that theory wrong. You don't think Star can have similar instant impact? I like to think that Short can have immediate impact but I think Rivera is going to bring him along slowly.

 

 

 

I hope these guys come in a have an impact.  But Short and Star most definitely will be better then Fua and McClain were their rookie years.  Mix in a vet in Dwan Edwards, and I think we have a great rotation to get those guys acclimated to the NFL.

 

These guys are big and strong, but they still might need to perfect there technique at the pro level.

 

I cant wait to see these guys in Preseason.

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Star at NT > all those guys, Dareus has been meh, Brockers has been a good run stuffing DT but is still growing and learning how to use his body and hands. Cox would be preferable at the 3 over Short, comparable size, but Cox is a better overall athlete.


Yea that's what I kind of thought also. I think Star is much better than Dareus and that Cox might have the edge over Short.

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I hope these guys come in a have an impact. But Short and Star most definitely will be better then Fua and McClain were their rookie years. Mix in a vet in Dwan Edwards, and I think we have a great rotation to get those guys acclimated to the NFL.

These guys are big and strong, but they still might need to perfect there technique at the pro level.

I cant wait to see these guys in Preseason.

Definetely. They are 100x better than Fua and McClain. Well, let's hope so.

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Yea that's what I kind of thought also. I think Star is much better than Dareus and that Cox might have the edge over Short.


How is Star better than Dareus without playing a down in the NFL?

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