Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by boysfanindc, Mar 27, 2014.
I'll throw Attaochu into the mix.
Scott Crichton, Oregon State.
Crichton and Ealy are the prototypical 4/3 both 6.4 273lbs, lots to like about those two DEs in the scheme. They should each continue to rise up evaluation charts as the draft approaches.
Only if he isn't the first defense front 7 player taken. Even then I'm iffy on him. A lot depends on what we do before then.
Kareem Martin FTW!!!!
I think he'd be a bargain in that 3rd/4th range.
How bout 1.)R.Hageman 2.)X.Su'a-Fillo 3.)K.Martin 4.)J.Jeffcoat?
Very true. He would be penciled in as a starter for this team. I really don't think that's the case here come training camp though.
I think the player has got a bad rap for whatever reason. He was certainly productive. I would gladly take him where he is being projected.
too much DE???
btw, was never a fan of Phillips wearing the star, not at his age...the FO stuck to their new mantra of not going after the older vets, good times
Trent Murphy in a trade down.
I love this player if we still ran a 3-4. Plays with violence, which a few in the class do not.
If I am reaching for a DE at 16 because I feel I have to, I take the player who plays hard like Crichton over Ealy each and every time.
Jeffcoat's injury history worries me. 3rd-5th and I'm okay with it.
I really want Anthony Barr.
Crichton is a great hand fighter. He needs some technique refinements, which I believe Marinelli is great at and he could be a great pick in the 2nd or at the bottom of the 1st if were happened to trade down with say, Cleveland.
I used to like phillips a lot as a player, but he is done. Would have picked him over Spence about four years ago.
Jeffcoat isn't making it out of the second. If he slides into the third I'd trade up for him.
................and I still have no idea why.
The reason why ? Could be a very good SDE rotational player, that I believe we will need, while a rook/Crawford comes up to speed and could probably be had for a fairly reasonable 1 year prove it price.
If he proves it fine, if not then nothing invested long term. He grades out very well against the run and showed improvement as a rusher last year.
Not THE answer, but certainly could be part of the answer for a reasonable price.
Could be a nice rotational player at SDE behind Crawford, because if we draft a DE I am betting it will be WDE. Now maybe the boys have other ideas.
From Pro Football Focus:
Robert Ayers, DE2013 Grade: +8.1Summary: Ayers is an interesting one, in that his 2013 production and the fact that he’s still under 30 should result in him being a hotter commodity than he appears to be. However the problem for Ayers is that, until midway through the 2012 season, he had been largely inconsistent for the Denver Broncos. Better against the run than he is as a pass rusher, Ayers has come on considerably as a player recently, but is likely a candidate for a one year “prove it” deal to show that he can maintain that form.
Good Fit: Dallas
Though he’s not the most spectacular player, Robert Ayers is useful when used in the proper role. He always grades positively against the run, but last year he even showed well as a pass rusher picking up 42 hurries on 330 rushes. Ayers is a perfect example of draft position unfairly defining a player’s career.
The former first rounder certainly hasn’t lived up to those lofty expectations, but taking draft position out of it, he’s found a nice niche in the league. He’d be a nice fit in Dallas where he can join former Broncos teammate Jeremy Mincey in shoring up some of the Cowboys’ woes against the run.