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#16 ItsNotGonnaBeAlright

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

wow i never once read that. I remember everybody being elated when Starlite fell.


I remember plenty of arguments for taking a wide out over a DT. People always crave home run hitters come draft day. Once the pick was in, all that talk ended.

#17 NavyPF4L

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:13 AM

Thanks for the read!



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

I remember plenty of arguments for taking a wide out over a DT. People always crave home run hitters come draft day. Once the pick was in, all that talk ended.

 

Vouched, and looking back on it now that we have Ginn as our #3. . . its still laughable. That could easily be one of 4 different guys and people were calling to add a 5th. . . in the first round no less. There was one thread that said we should consider drafting one in the first AND second.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:18 AM

If I'm not mistaken, he's PFF's highest ranked rookie:

 

14. Star Lotulelei, DT, Carolina Panthers
Grade: +7.8
Snaps: 108
Analysis: At the moment our sixth ranked defensive tackle on the year with nearly his entire grade coming against the run. In that regard only Damon Harrison has graded better as Lotulelei already makes a name for himself.

 

https://www.profootb...n-focus-week-3/

 



#20 Jmac

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:20 AM

Good post....we all know where it came from so it's all good. DG had a plan and this part is starting to produce.

#21 Frash Brastard

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

Watching Star drag down Eli with one arm while being engaged with a lineman with the other, was, for lack of a better term, art

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

Watching Star drag down Eli with one arm while being engaged with a lineman with the other, was, for lack of a better term, art

or raw mutant strength....either way...

 

impressive..most impressive



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

Sexiest unsexy pick ever.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:41 AM

No, some people wanted them over Star. Even if he didn't drop neither of them were worth picking that early because they were not even the best WR in the draft. 

 

there were only a couple upset by the pick.

 

 



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

I remember plenty of arguments for taking a wide out over a DT. People always crave home run hitters come draft day. Once the pick was in, all that talk ended.

 

i think that was mainly because no one thought that star would fall that far. it was pretty widely accepted that he was the best DT in the draft and one of the best players in the draft. most thought that he was a top 3-5 pick and even after the heart scare i doubt many thought he would fall past the 10th.

 

a WR over star....nah. a WR (or pass catching TE) over another DT? very understandable.

Vouched, and looking back on it now that we have Ginn as our #3. . . its still laughable. That could easily be one of 4 different guys and people were calling to add a 5th. . . in the first round no less. There was one thread that said we should consider drafting one in the first AND second.

pretty sure that thread wasn't serious.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:34 PM

Maybe I'm the only one, but this article pisses me off!!!  Star is a stud, blah, blah, blah, but not as good, athletic, etc., as Ngata???  REALLY??? 

 

Ngata ran a 5.13 40 at the combine...Star ran a 5.07

Ngata put up 37 reps...Star put up 38

Ngata was 7.97 in the three cone...Star was 7.76

Ngata was 4.69 in the short shuttle...Star was 4.67

Ngata had 17.5 TFL and 6.5 sacks in 2 years at Oregon...Star had 19 TFL and 6.5 sacks in 2 years at Utah.

 

He even mentions Mike Bellotti, a guy that hasn't coached in five years, in an article that really should have everything to do with Star.  Why? 

 

Not mad at the OP and appreciate the post, but it fires me up even more.  Very poor "insider" article IMO, not to mention simply untrue!!!  Star was #1 overall on many mock's last year at this time for a reason.  We are seeing and will continue to see that reason.  Star at #14 was without question the greatest moment I have ever had watching the draft.  

 



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:00 PM

high as fudge screaming on chat and the tv. when we drafted star. I love this pick.,



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

No, some people wanted them over Star. Even if he didn't drop neither of them were worth picking that early because they were not even the best WR in the draft. 

 

 

Don't remember anyone saying they would take Austin over Star.  



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

Star was, at once, mentioned as a possible 1st overall pick.

 

Nuff said.



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:26 PM

The drafting of Star was one of those truly strange situations where everyone on the huddle was in complete agreement as to the pick.

 

Similarly, the drafting of Kugbila had a similar yet opposite unified huddle reaction (with minor exception). 

 

It amazes me how, as a fan-base, we can be relatively well informed and succinct. 




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