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Ben Gardener

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by unionjack8, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    Ripping it up at his pro day apparently
    39.5" vertical
    10'2" broad

    At 6'4" 262lbs
    40 time to come
    Good late round pick up
     
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Who he?
     
  3. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    De stanford, pec injury in october
    Had 4.5 sacks, 7.5 tfl before injury.
    Started 27/28 games before that.
    My guess is he would have been a solid 3rd round choice if not injured
     
  4. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    Ran a kinda pedestrian 40 timing 4.83 but had a great non stop motor. Sde if ever i saw one
     
  5. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    consider in 5th but if there is 6th, trade 2 of those 7th rd picks and get him
    he can play
     
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  6. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    He will end up being a 4th round pick watch. Guy is a beast. Interested to see if he does any bench work. Thats what the question for him is. He tore his pectoral
     
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  7. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He played as a 3-4 DE in college. He is best going in a straight line to the QB like a 3-4 DE or 4-3 DT. I don't see him as a bend-the-corner outside rusher (4-3 DE).
     
  8. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Sounds eerily similar to Chris Canty

    Not that that's a bad thing. Just very similar situation.
     
  9. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    I've been hyping Gardner for a long time now....not saying he will have the same career as him, but he reminds me a little of Jared Allen. Relentless is a good way to describe his play style. I think he'd be perfect for SDE in a 4-3, he'd be great against the run and he'd be at least average at rushing the passer. Could possibly move inside on definite passing situations too
     
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  10. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Always liked him hope we draft this steal
     
  11. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    I thnk he is scheme versatile but i see him easily paying strong side DE in our 4-3. He will just be a rotation guy but a good solid backup
     
  12. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Ben Gardner would be a perfect rotation guy for this team in 2014. I think he will turn into a very productive SDE
     
  13. dantheman41

    dantheman41 Well-Known Member

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    Love the player.. If he's there in the 5th I don't hesitate. Productive played. Constantly impacting games
     
  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    As a college 3-4 DE, do you see him as a 4-3 DE or a 3-tech? Most of his success in pass rushing seems to come while going in a straight line to the QB. I didn't see much at all in terms of bending the corner on the outside.
     
  15. dantheman41

    dantheman41 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... Depends on what he weighs at.. I love him rushing inside on nickel downs. Tenacious, excellent motor.

    Not sure he has the athletic ability or the bend to rush consistently from the outside. If he stays at the 270 range, I would try as a LDE and then kick inside on passing downs. Can be excellent rotational guy
     

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