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Does he make it to 18?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by boysfanindc, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    And if he does do jump all over it.

    USC OT Winston Justice had a lot of pressure on him entering the four-day combine process but he handled it better than most could have expected. Early entries typically have more to prove at the combine because this is their first opportunity to verify their "measurables." In Justice's case, he was under intense scrutiny during interviews due to a past that includes several off-the-field issues. By all accounts, Justice has matured tremendously since his season-long suspension in 2004 and he was able to ease many fears with the way he handled himself during his four days in Indianapolis. Justice also confirmed his first-round physical skills inside the RCA Dome, where he posted impressive marks in the short shuttle (4.53), three-cone drill (7.31) and broad jump (9-2). Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Justice should be the second offensive lineman selected in the draft behind Ferguson -- likely in the top 20 picks.
  2. NYCowboy22

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    I don't think it matters since I see us taking a LB at 18 or trading down to take one. Jerry has given every indication that OL would be addressed via free agency... If we do draft a OL, I think it will be in the 2nd or 3rd. Time will tell.
  3. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I guess it depends on which interview you believe, hard to tell what he really means.

    On addressing the offensive line in the first round of the draft:

    "There's a couple players where if they were there we'd have to look at them if you're keeping in mind we think Flozell will be there long term at left tackle. If you're sitting there looking at a player that is a left tackle and would be a waste to play at right tackle, then we probably wouldn't spend that kind of money."

    On addressing offense in general in the draft:

    "If I had a chance to improve with an outstanding player on offense or defense, just that factor was there, I would go offense. ... But if an outstanding defensive player is there and a good to real good player offensive player is there we'll take that defensive player even though we did load up on defense last year."
  4. StonetheCrow77

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    there has been mention lately that Offense might be the priority in the 1st... and that an expensive RT won't be in the plans in FA, paving the way for one in the 1st...
  5. kiheikiwi

    kiheikiwi Maui No Ka Oi

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    Reading Jerrys quotes and thinking about Justice, I get this - Justice is a left tackle and Jerry does not want a left tackle because we have Flozel.Waste of a high pick just to move him to the right side.So I think they are looking at someone who has played right tackle and would need to be there for us, now who that is and at #18? We wont know till draft day...
  6. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Nope. He's a top 10 talent.
  7. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I agree, but should he fall, I'm taking him even if he starts his days as a RT.
  8. StonetheCrow77

    StonetheCrow77 Member

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    Ugh... Justice is a RT... he played on the right side.. happened to be Leinarts blind side...
  9. kiheikiwi

    kiheikiwi Maui No Ka Oi

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    Opps, thanks for that. Thought I had read where he was projected as a LT in the pros. That would work than, OK sold, I'll take him!:)
  10. StonetheCrow77

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    he does project to the left side for some, I'm sure... but, he did play RT, so I don't think that would hinder him playing the "strong" side in the NFL... he can run block well and he has a nasty disposition when blocking... and he protected Leinarts blind side like a LT, so for me, that is an ideal pick...

    his character is the only concern...
  11. kiheikiwi

    kiheikiwi Maui No Ka Oi

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    Hey Stone, read this morning that he did real well in his interviews and seams to have matured since his problems in 2004. A strong coach like Parcells would be a bonus to him,yes? Was'nt coach Carol considered "soft" on his players, or just more "laid back" ?
  12. Qwickdraw

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    For the last time.
    He was arrested (I think more than once) for picking up a prostitue and also once for brandishing a firearm.

    No thank you.
  13. Bledsoe4MVP

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    Given this teams history in picking quality linemen in later rounds, I don't see them getting one in the first round unless they trade down near the bottom and have extra picks to work with. This team needs to take an impact player at #18, whether it's a linebacker, safety or wide receiver. I guess it all depends on what happens first in free agency as well.
  14. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    yet he might make it to the 2nd round.
  15. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    Let he who has not got arrested for picking up prostitutes and brandishing firearms throw the first stone?:lmao2:
  16. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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  17. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    If Dallas takes a tackle at 18, I hope it is McNeil. I can deal with a player picking up prostitiutes, but someone flaunting a firearm is nothing but a thug.
  18. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    the other thread you said you were leary of OL with back injuries and in this thread you want to draft a OL with a back inury
  19. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    I thought this thread was talking about VY's third Winderlick score...
  20. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    His MRIs were all negative. He is completely healthy. Oh if I'm not mistaken McNeil did not miss any playing time last year unlike Fabini.

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