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Claiborne DROY?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dfense, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. dfense

    dfense Well-Known Member

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    I've heard so much talk about RG3 and Luck as rookies of the year and rightly so. But I've not heard much on the defensive side of the ball.

    It seems to me Claiborne is already the best corner on the team. Any other rookie playing as well?

    I heard a little about a MLB for the Seahawks.

    But CB is a position where it takes time to excell.
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    Bruce Irvin and Luke Keuchly have been awesome so far.
  3. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Chandler Jones and Casey Hayward have been good
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I love both those guys but my money is on Chandler Jones. Kid's going to be a superstar.

    Claiborne needs more game changing plays to get on the list. It's always hard for corners without picks. Just being a wet blanket on a receiver won't get you the recognition it should for those types of awards.
  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Bruce Irvin is a situational passrusher, not even a starter.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    I actually forgot about him when I replied.
  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Harrison Smith's been pretty good in MIN, too.
  8. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    I think how Claiborne plays this week will go a long way in terms of recognition. Teams don't seem to be challenging him as much as you would've thought, considering that he's a rookie. I fully expect him to be in the mix for the award. We got a good one.
  9. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    From what I've seen this season, I'd put it:

    1.) Casey Hayward
    2.) Chandler Jones
    3.) Bobby Wagner
    4.) Mike Martin
    5.) Harrison Smith
    6.) Mo Claiborne
    7.) Alfonzo Dennard
    8.) Luke Kuechly

    But I have to admit, I don't really watch much Panthers. What I've seen, Kuechly looks OK, but Wagner has been better.
  10. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't Wagner our Second round target before we traded for MO?
  11. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    That is the rumor. He's been terrific. We have an eye for linebackers.
  12. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    Wish we had a eye for the OLine ..
  13. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Linebackers get more stats so probably Kuechly.
  14. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    You get voted in based on stats. He'd need at least 6 INTs to win, probably.
  15. sonnyboy

    sonnyboy Benched

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    I'm just happy he's playing well enough to warrant the thread.
  16. sonnyboy

    sonnyboy Benched

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    Nice list. Curious as to which pick each was taken with. But not enough to look it up. Can't even remember Mo's pick. Was it the 5th or 6th?
  17. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Itll be luck or rg 3 no doubt
  18. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Mo won't win the award, but getting a star and potential All-Pro at a premium position will be priceless for our future.

    Sacks usually win that award, but I'll take Mo over any of the names in this thread.....yeah he is playing that well for a rookie CB with little to nothing on our backend for support.
  19. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Reading is fundamental. :)
  20. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Hayward was a 2nd round pick. He was considered the best ballhawk at the CB position in college behind Mo.

    Chandlers Jones was a 1st round pick. He is on pace for 14-15 sacks.

    IMHO, Mo is #3 behind those two guys and trending upwards.

    Hayward isn't the athlete Mo is and in the long run I believe Mo will be a far better corner.

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