Andre Branch or Vinny Curry
What's the deal with Branch?
I see a big,tall,freakish athlete with VERY long arms and an explosive first step.Also appears to have the aggression,passion and leadership for the game that were missing with Gholston.
Has put up good numbers too.Am I missing something when I see him and think he's a (mid-to-late)1st Round pick?...reminds me of Justin Houston without the baggage(yet...or that I'm aware of)As I remember the knocks on Houston were that he was a nutter and that he'd get lost in space but he was pretty useful at KC as a rookie.A steal in the 3rd.
Curry has great production but appears to lack the high-end explosion everyone is looking for ala Abraham,Ware,Suggs etc.But the guy has just flat out produced without being surrounded by elite talent.Anyone see this guy as just being the classic overachiever/low-upside prospect who gets marked down because his triangle numbers won't be great but he' just a great football player?
I genuinely think one or both of these two will be the elite pass rusher we are looking for when they get to the NFL and as neither has 3-4 OLB expereince perhaps they won't fit our defense but what's the general view out there?