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Bunting: Corners Comprise the Core of This Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Part III of this week's chat with the National Football Post's draft analyst Wes Bunting covers the cornerbacks, a group Wes rates among the best in this year's draft class.

    Cowboys Nation: I want to discuss South Carolina's corner Stephon Gilmore. He's 13th on your board. I've seen a split of opinion on him from the draftniks. He's late 1st on some boards. He's early 2nd on others. I've also seen him high 1st. What accounts for this?

    Wes Bunting: Nobody has really seen him. He was a 5-star prospect who made a lot of plays but also gave up a lot of plays as a sophomore. He's raw with his footwork, but he's one of the few big corners in the draft who can turn and run, who will tackle, and he's got the skills to be a really good cover man. He played mostly zone and press-bail.

    Physically, he can play press, but he was rarely asked to do it. Mostly you're looking at him as a zone corner right now. I think most teams are looking at Kirkpatrick the same way early in his career, unless you play press-man all the time, because Kirkpatrick does have experience there.

  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    A draft who's strength is the corner position.

    Brings a tear to the eye...

    Huh Risen? :D
  3. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    the elite isn't deep but the very good is, which means by the time the draft comes around those CBs now ranked 2nd rounders will jump into the bottom of the 1st.
  4. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Guess we are lucky for once that 2 of the positions of need for us are deep in the draft, guard and CB.
  5. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope Skeletor doesn't find a way to pick coal out of a draft full of gems.
  6. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I expect us to do really well in rounds 2-4.

    That seems to be our most successful area.

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