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Day one ready to start OLBs

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by supercowboy8, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Have fun getting torches with quick passes and draws/screens. Our corners suck as it is and Lee is our only LB that can cover. If u want to throw another pure edge pass rusher like Ware on the other side its going to make our team worse. It amazes me that people are basing Spencers play purely on his # of sacks. Im not saying he's great but I don't see a better replacement in FA or the draft. There may be equals, but that is just pointless waste of the #14 pick. This team has bigger issues at OG and CB(once Newman gets cut) than Shotgun Spencer.
  2. dallasfaniac

    dallasfaniac Active Member

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    LaMarr Woodley was drafted 2nd round the same year as Spencer. They both play the same position and while Woodley has played in 6 fewer games, he has more than doubled the number of sacks as Spencer 48 to 21 and has more interceptions and passes defensed as well. I don't care if Spencer stops the run better, our offense puts us in the lead and forces the other teams to pass to get back in the game. Having said that, none of the OLB do anything for me that early in the draft.
  3. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this post . I would draft someone like Curry in the second and let him share snaps with Butler until he is ready to start in a year or two .
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I don't reach for players in the draft. Having said that I do disagree that about the players who likely will fall around the 14th spot such as Ingram or Upshaw.
  5. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Do you think either of these players would be enough of an improvement to use the 14th pick on them ? I don't , but I have been wrong before . I guess the question that I really want answered is what do these players offer that would improve the position ?
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I can't say any of these guys who will get drafted are sure things. I know both guys are very tough physical players and leaders. They are disaplined in their play and smart in being able to read and react.

    Can I say for sure no but then I don't think there any sure things.
  7. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i would be OK re-signing spencer as long as we do a couple of things:

    1) get a true NT
    2) get a 3-4 DE that can pressure the QB not just stop the run

    i think these 2 are do-able in FA and draft this year

    if we just re-sign spencer and upgrade secondary but dont upgrade the front 7, we are in for a long season
  8. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Whether we resign Spencer or not, we need to draft a OLB. IMO it needs to be a high pick as well. Player stock is gonna rise and fall tremendously after the combine, but right now i'm riding the Curry train baby. If we could land him in the second I would be thrilled.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    there is a reason he is called ALMOST ANTHONY
  10. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Who calls him that?
  11. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Dont'a Hightower didn't declare yet, so he may stay in school this year.
  12. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    As things stand now , I would like Curry in the second . 2 or 3 years from now , he could prove to be the best pass rusher in this class .
  13. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Just watched the championship game.. i think Dont'a made a good decision staying in school another year. Didn't impress me that much in that game.

    I think if Upshaw is there at 14, you have to strongly consider him. It'll be a tough decision for sure what we do with our first round pick, depending on if we resign Spencer. If we can't get Spencer back for a reasonable price though, i'd say Upshaw could step right in and be a force for us. He looked explosive in the game. Reminded me of Cameron Heyward last year, another guy i really wanted in the draft. Two guys who just dominate and have relentless motors. These are the type of guys we need to be drafting. Guys who never stop.
  14. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    I thought I heard he declared to go pro after Kirk and Trent did?
  15. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Not that i've heard? :confused:

    If so, i hope we get somebody from that D, whether it be at 14, later in the first or in the second round.
  16. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Unrealistic argument. This is the NFL not many rooks are day one starters, regardless of position.

    That said Clay Matthews, Ryan Kerrigan and Von Miller are recent SOLB who started their rookie seasons.

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