Aaron Donald size

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by supercowboy8, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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  2. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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  4. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Just about nobody has this guy as a top 20 player. Doesn't mean he isn't a player. Just saying
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    That is Now.

    If he continues to have a solid week of practices and does well in the game he could shoot up the boards and be considered out of our range.

    That is going to be the interesting thing. To see if he can keep it up against different people during the whole week of practices and during the game.

    Sometimes a player really flashes and shines during the first day or so of these things only to kind of fade away somewhat a little later.

    Not that I think he will fade away. I think the kid is a player.
  6. 1LoyalCowboyFan

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  7. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be honest. I like this kid a lot
  8. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    And let the overhyping begin lol......loved Donald when he was a 2nd round pick, but top 20 pick is just way too high for me. He's 65 pounds lighter than these lineman in 1 on 1 drills. Do they really have a shot?
  9. Zimmy Lives

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    What about Amobi Okoye? He was highly regarded in the early 2000s and was drafted high but never amounted to much. What were his measurements? Just curious.

    Also, what about former Cowboy Russell Maryland?
  10. supercowboy8

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    Okoye was about what most people want. 6-2 and about 305 which was the same size Sapp was coming out. Also had real long arms at 33.5 inches.

    Okoye is a strange case. He was real good as a rookie. He was named defensive rookie of the month in 2007. After that year it's like he just shut it down and lost focus. That's was a knock on him in the draft. He wasn't a high work ethic guy.
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  11. Zimmy Lives

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    Thanks for taking the time to respond -- good information! Okoye was a guy I followed intently because of his size. I know he was young when he came out but I still think he should have developed into a force at DT at this point in his career.

    My biggest concern with Donald is that he will level off in the pros, especially if he does not have a quality player next to him on the interior. Playing well in the Senior Bowl will be a good starting point but who knows how good he could be in the pros.
  12. supercowboy8

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    Your right. Truth is no o e knows. Every great coach and GM has drafted busts in the 1st and have found gems late in the draft. You really never know until the season starts.
  13. Zimmy Lives

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    Wow, that looked a lot like Randy White in his prime!
  14. btcutter

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    As a DT you really don't want someone really tall. DT is about low center of gravity and leverage. You want someone who can get underneath the OG and C so they can't move you out of position. Casey Hampton was barely 6'1 but played at pro bowl level for Pitt as NT. It' about how you are built and how good you are with leverage.
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  15. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yeah, I've seen players flash and then crap out as the week goes on. I really, really don't think Donald will do that though. He's just too good a player to disappear.

    I sincerely hope he doesn't do so well that he rises up to the top 10 and is out of our reach.
  16. JPostSam

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    he's officially my pet cat.
  17. kevinhickey

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    I really like the kid but Should he be selected at #16 or 17. I would suggest trading down, then picking him.
  18. btcutter

    btcutter Well-Known Member

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    Based on the youtube highlights we should be happy that he's still there at 16 or 17. I take him and smile all day. Hell of a football player. He's the quick twitch DT we need. He has low center of gravity and great use of leverage. JMO.
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  19. Manwiththeplan

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    it's good for his size, but he's a bit smallish, so that equals below average. I know teams want at least 34 inches with OTs and DEs, not sure what teams look for with the interior players, but less than 32 likely is a big deal.
  20. Manwiththeplan

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    Every year guys light up the collegiate ranks, but just aren't NFL good.

    Just a few years ago, everyone loved Melvin Ingram, but he just lacked the size to play DE.

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