Last edited by raysdaone; 12-28-2009 at 10:52 PM.
as far as draft scout; good guys but like everyone else December rankings are meaningless...
a guy like Hughes who can get after the QB the way he does and has shown the ability to play in space rarely gets out of round one....
The thing with Hughes is that hes not strong enough as a Defensive end, so he projects as a LB in the NFL. Therefore, he needs to be in coverage and play against the run. Hughes reminds me of Osi Umenyiora and Cliff Avril.
Last edited by raysdaone; 12-28-2009 at 11:25 PM.
Umenyiora was a terrific player before his knee injury....The thing with Hughes is that hes not strong enough as a Defensive end, so he projects as a LB in the NFL. Therefore, he needs to be in coverage and play against the run. Hughes reminds me of Osi Umenyiora and Cliff Avril.
This is also a quote from WalterFootball.com:
"teams are much more hesitant to take rush linebackers now because the conversion is so unpredictable. Just look at last year's results - no one in the top 15 selections took a rush linebacker. The Chargers (No. 16), Broncos (18) and Packers (26) went with one, but only Green Bay's selection (Clay Matthews) has panned out thus far."
I don't want to have two first round picks sitting on the bench. We don't have the luxury of having 4 first round picks at OLB. I also think we shouldn't cut VG, we should convert him to DE and have him eat up blockers. Thats how I use him in Madden. LOL
Bit said something very important, that even with blitzes we couldn't get to Manning. Looking at our entire season though, that has been a problem that when we don't bring more people, we rarely get to the QB with our defensive line. If we would find a stud on the edge it would give us a great advantage and we would have the player you need at the end of the game. Remember the long drives we gave up at the end of many games. Watch Dallas vs New Orleans about a week ago and you see how that doesn't happen. Ware and Spencer constantly got home and Brees had no chances to make a play. Sure, OLB isn't a need right now but when you have a guy where our FO and CS thinks that he can turn into an elite pass rusher in the NFL, then you take him. We won't say we can't select this or that position because we don't have any holes. To waste the pick on the slightest need we see and reach for a player not first round worthy would be a big and shortsighted mistake.
I also think that if Jerry Hughes does well in the process leading up to the draft we can either trade back into the late picks of the first round like we did for Keller, or trade back with our original pick, although, Tanny doesn't have a history of that and take whomever he sees fit.
I have all faith in the world in Tanny, and even though he gets killed for the VG pick, who else were we going to take? his hand was forced. I don't blame him for that. I think in that draft what we should have done was taken the deal BAL and JAX made to get Derrick Harvey, and picked anyone at the end of round 1.
P.S. I still LOVE Golden Tate and Dez Bryant. And am going to see what Hughes does during the draft process.
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Last edited by FauxJet07; 01-01-2010 at 08:02 PM.
Plus, Gholston plays harder and doesn't come into camps fat. If anything, Gholston's conditioning looked more NFL-y this year compared to last. He's not the dunce who doesn't want to improve that this board tries very hard to portray him as because it's easy enough to do right now.