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    Let's talk about getting a Safety

    Let's assume we are going to take advantage of a deep DL class and go there at 30 and don't trade down (or up into round 2). Who are the good FS candidates for rounds 3-5?
    That position scares the heck out of me right now. Poole is ok, JL is coming off a bad injury and Smith is nothing but an "in the box" safety.

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    If we trade down from 30 I think Moore is a legit option...If he really is viewed as a 3rd round talent than I hope they meant bottom of the 3rd/borderline 4th so he's there at 94 or w/e the Jets are.

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    I'm not crazy about the top half of this draft's talent at Safety. Moore is rated #1, and i hear he's nothing special, 3rd rnd grade.

    Seems to me, teams'll be reaching on Safeties to address need. By the time your draft pick meets the level of talent - you're looking at 5th-7th rnd choices.

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    The thing with Moore is that he should be helped out by guys like Delmas and Allen...both FS prospects that I think he's better than...well maybe he's even with Delmas...who isn't as much of a ballhawk but is a better hitter/tackler. Moore's just not as mean as safeties like Chung or Ward either...Maybe he is a 3rd rounder...I mean I am speaking out of my buttocks.

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    im kinda feeling Cal SS Chris Conte in the rd3 area. Former CB... hard hitter... can make plays... he's like Eric Smith without the concussions.

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    Safety | UCLA | JR Rahim Moore
    Height: 5-11 | Weight: 202 | 40-Time: 4.57

    Official Bio

    Strengths:
    Smooth athlete with good playing speed and agility
    Transitions easily thanks to fluid hips and quick feet
    Excellent range and is able to cover a lot of ground
    Possesses superb instincts, awareness, anticipation
    A playmaker with outstanding hands and ball skills
    Physical, aggressive and is more than willing to hit
    Is mature, competitive, hard working and a leader
    Productive and durable w/ lots of quality experience

    Weaknesses:
    Average height and bulk w/ short arms, a small frame
    Isn't very strong or powerful and needs to hit weights
    Will likely struggle to run downfield in man coverage
    Is not a reliable tackler and displays poor technique
    Tendency to gamble in an effort to make the big play

    Notes:
    A three-year starter and team captain for the Bruins --- Named 1st Team All-Pac-10 in 2009 and 2010 --- Garnered 2nd Team All-American honors in 2009 --- Led the country in interceptions in 2009 --- Also recorded 23 interceptions in high school --- Never missed a game due to injury during college career --- Diet reportedly consists of no soda, candy or fast food --- Lacks the ideal size and speed you look for and didn't perform up to expectations as a junior but could still be the first player selected at his position in a weak class --- Profiles as a finesse, coverage free safety at next level -- Classic ballhawk and centerfielder.


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    Career Statistics
    Year GP TKL PBU INT YDS
    2008 12 60 4 3 5
    2009 13 49 7 10 79
    2010 12 77 4 1 42
    Totals 37 186 15 14 126

    I believe that REX can teach this guy to be a very good safety. his weaknesses are all correctable. He has impressive strengths!
    Last edited by Kentucky Jet; 04-22-2011 at 03:11 PM.

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    for the jets to draft a safety early.he would have to be oustanding.this years picks at the safety position are suspect.I would put my faith in a free agent with experience.

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    ^^ the truth.. or a man named Brian Lainhart in rnds 6-7. Total rexitude player.

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    if marcus gilhchrist falls to the fourth run the card up.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    if marcus gilhchrist falls to the fourth run the card up.....
    i like him at the end of rd 3 actually.... maybe early, but he's got pro potential ballhawk written all over him

    not a tuff guy, but why do we need another eric smith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Vader View Post
    i like him at the end of rd 3 actually.... maybe early, but he's got pro potential ballhawk written all over him

    not a tuff guy, but why do we need another eric smith?
    agreed- plenty of 200-205lb safety's recently drafted that are doing damn well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    agreed- plenty of 200-205lb safety's recently drafted that are doing damn well...
    in terms of ryan's predilection for both personnel versatility and CBs, i wouldn't be surprised to see us target a cb that translates to safety at the pro level.

    there have been so many safeties at the pro level that broke in as CBs also.

    smith, williams, harris and dowling

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