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DL Draft or FA ?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by xwalker, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    This is the list of Unrestricted Free Agent DL:

    I think Dezmond Bryant would be a really good 3-4 DE.

    A guy like Sammy Lee Hill is probably miscast as a 4-3 DT. He might make a good NT.

    Ronald Talley – ARI
    Nick Eason – ARI
    Vonnie Holliday – ARI
    Lawrence Sidbury – ATL
    Vance Walker – ATL
    Bryan Hall – BAL
    Maake Kemoeatu – BAL (Starter, 345 lbs, Age 33)
    Ryan McBean – BAL
    Spencer Johnson – BUF
    Shawne Merriman – BUF
    Kyle Moore – BUF
    Antwan Applewhite – CAR
    Dwan Edwards – CAR
    Cheta Ozougwu – CHI
    Israel Idonije – CHI
    Henry Melton – CHI
    Amobi Okoye – CHI
    Robert Geathers – CIN
    Wallace Gilberry – CIN
    Michael Johnson – CIN
    Pat Sims – CIN
    Auston English – CLE
    Emmanuel Stephens – CLE
    Juqua Parker – CLE
    Kenyon Coleman – DAL
    Mitch Unrein – DEN
    Justin Bannan – DEN
    Jason Hunter – DEN
    Kevin Vickerson – DEN
    Ty Warren – DEN
    Cliff Avril – DET
    Sammie Lee Hill – DET (Previous Starter, 4-3 DT, 330 lbs, Age 26)
    Lawrence Jackson – DET
    Corey Williams – DET (Starter, 4-3 DT, 320 lbs, Age 32)
    Shaun Cody – HOU (Starter, 6-4, 307 lbs, Age 29)
    Martin Tevaseu – IND
    Dwight Freeney – IND
    Antonio Johnson – IND
    Fili Moala – IND
    John Chick – JAC
    Terrance Knighton – JAC (Previous Starter, 4-3 DT, 330 lbs, Age 26)
    Glenn Dorsey – KC
    Shaun Smith – KC
    Tony McDaniel – MIA
    Randy Starks – MIA
    Ron Brace – NE
    Trevor Scott – NE
    Sedrick Ellis – NO
    Turk McBride – NO
    Adrian Tracy – NYG
    Justin Trattou – NYG
    Rocky Bernard – NYG
    Shaun Rogers – NYG
    Osi Umenyiora – NYG
    Mike DeVito – NYJ
    Desmond Bryant – OAK (Part-time Starter, 4-3 DT, 6-6, 311, Age 26)
    Andre Carter – OAK
    Matt Shaughnessy – OAK
    Derek Landri – PHI
    Darryl Tapp – PHI
    Casey Hampton – PIT
    Aubrayo Franklin – SD (Starter, Age 32)
    Vaughn Martin – SD
    Alan Branch – SEA
    Jason Jones – SEA
    Ricky Jean-Francois – SF
    Isaac Sopoaga – SF (Starter, 330 lbs, Age 31)
    Jermelle Cudjo – STL
    William Hayes – STL
    Trevor Laws – STL
    Michael Bennett – TB
    Roy Miller – TB
    Dave Ball – TEN
    Keyunta Dawson – TEN
    Leger Douzable – TEN
    SenDerrick Marks – TEN
    Jarius Wynn – TEN
    Kentwan Balmer – WAS
    Kedric Golston – WAS
  2. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Out of that list, I'd consider Terrence Knighton and that'a about it. Maake is too old and I'm willing to bet rotates a ton with Terrence Cody. Sammie Lee Hill and Desmond Bryant will likely be re-signed. Corey Williams/Shaun Cody are rotational players at best. And Aubrayo Franklin and Isaac Sopoagaare too old to persue.

    Even then, I wouldn't throw a ton of money at Knighton.
  3. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I made a thread about Desmond Bryant few weeks back, I think he would be a good 3-4 DE and nickel DT.
    I have also talked out Knighton.

    I want both and both will be available. Jacksonville is moving to a defense with pass rushing DTs, so they should let him walk. Oakland is having cap problems so Bryant should also be available.

    A player that I want that might be hard to get is Michael Johnson from Cincy.
    6-7 275 and has 8 sacks and only 25.

    All three is my dream
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, Johnson would be an OLB here
  5. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Just because he plays DE in a 4-3 doesn't mean he would be a OLB in a 3-4. At 6 feet 7 inches and 275 pounds, he could easily get over 280 and play DE on the weakside in a 3-4
  6. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    has nothing to do with him playing in a 4-3. JJ Watt played in a 4-3, yet almost anybody could recognize that he needed to play in a 3-4 in the NFL.

    It's about height vs weight and right now, he has a lot of one and very little (compared to players at the position) of another.

    The lightest 3-4 end in the league now is likely Justin Smith at 285. And he's 6'4, not 6'7.

    With his height, he would need to be 290 minimum imo, almost like Chris Canty coming out.
  7. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    To each their own, I think he could do a fine job on the weak side and could gain 10 pounds no problem to his frame. Right now yes he is to narrow to play the position but tyrone Crawford balked up over the offseason to 285, so it can be done.

    Also I doubt it matters and the bengals resign him.
    That's why I said it was a dream of mine.

    But knighton and Bryant should be available and jerry should jump at them.
  8. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Crawford is a reserve and will continue to be one till he further bulks up.

    I just can't see any way a 6'7 285 pound guy can play DE in a 3-4. And then you want to pay the amount of money it would take and gamble that he could a.) handle the weight and b.) learn a completely new position.....

  9. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    I love me some Isaac Sopoaga. That guy is a physical freak. Can play either NT or DE. Doubt the 9ers would let him walk, but if he's an option I snatch him up without hesitation.

    And even if we get someone in FA I would still take a D-Lineman in the top 3 rounds. We need more production from the line, especially with Brent gone and Ratliff a huge question mark.

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