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dont'a hightower

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by jblaze2004, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    If this kid runs in the 4.6's or better at the combine. Combine his size 6'4 260, hitting power, and scheme diversity. I think I would love to get him. He can play ILB in the 3-4 and OLB. He can give us insurance on if we cannot resign spencer to a cap friendly deal or find his replacement. He can also give us some insurance incase bruce carter isn't ready yet to start next year. Hightower is a good blitzer up the middle. With his size and speed he is a terror. I would love for him to smack brandon jacobs in the mouth (they are the same size). Imagine him and sean lee in the middle of the defense on 3rd/4th and 1 plays. Talk about a heat sinking missle.

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  2. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    I agree, this guy's a monster. Would love for him to be a Cowboy.
  3. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    where is this guy projected to go? early 2nd?
  4. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    I would say middle to late first.
  5. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    not questioning you bc i have no idea...but i havent seen anywhere rank him that high..but i dont check many places..just a couple
  6. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I have no doubt he'll go before the second round. Mid to late first is accurate imo.
  7. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Yea, Mid-Late 1st sounds about right.
  8. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

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    Finisher, that's an excellent mock you've come up with. Harris could DEFINITELY facilitate the move of Rat to DE. He weighed in at 6'3", 308 at the Shrine Game weigh-in's. He could easily get to 315-320 and not lose any quickness.
  9. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    I actually made it before all the talk of Ratliff to DE so I had Harris as a potential 5 tech but now that you mention it that is a great point and I could see him developing into a quality Nose.
  10. dboy214

    dboy214 Benched

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    i like this guy better than upshaw. i just wish he had a more OLB prototype body. you could blitz him from the middle and the outside, very versatile imo.
  11. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

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    Wish WHO had the prototype OLB body, Upshaw or Hightower? Because, 6'3"-6'4", 250-260 IS the prototype 3-4 OLB.
  12. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    If a bluechip player isn't there at 14 then by all means trade back and get this guy.
    I wouldn't hate getting Hightower and Burfit in this draft if we get mltiple 2nd round picks.
    Burfit has his issues but the guy can blitz like no other and can drop back into coverage and will be a 2nd round pick with top 15 talent.
    A LB corp of Burfit, Butler, Lee, Hightower, Carter, and Ware is a pretty good young LB corp.
  13. 4lifecowboy

    4lifecowboy Active Member

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    i agree with this post 99% (change that and to an or and you have 100)
  14. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, why not get them both if the value is there, only if we get mutiple 2nd round picks.
    I wouldn't draft Burfict in the 1st with his attitude issues. But if we trade back and BPA is CB or OL then I'm fine with draft BPA late first and still getting Burfict in the 2nd. I think he is the only 2nd round LB that could play day one at SOLB.

    Other 2nd round guys I would like would be Minnifield, Hayward, Zeitler, and Ben Jones. I'm sure that list will grow the closer I get to the draft.
  15. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    You beat me to it, but Hightower has a more prototype 34 OLB body type than Upshaw or Ingram. Both those guys are shorties, although i think Hightower would be a very good 34 ILB and we'd be best served pairing him with Lee in the middle if we get him and resigning Spencer. With Rob's defense he could still find him some snaps to move him around to the outside to let him rush the passer in some situations anyway.
  16. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Hightower is "projected" to run a 4.85 forty. That would be ok for a 3-4 OLB but too slow for 3-4 ILB. A 3-4 ILB needs to be around 4.7 or better. I don't want another Bradie James type of player that is good/great against the run but a liability against the pass. The combine will be big for him.

    He "might" be great as a 3-4 OLB, but do you want to use a 1st on a player that needs to change positions?
  17. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Can we please wait till the combine on these 40s please
  18. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    if we took OLB in Rd 1 after trade back and had 2 2's, my picks would be

    Poe (NT)
    Best OG available like Osemele or the OG from Miami
  19. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    depending on what we do in FA that wouldnt be a bad plan.
    Zeitler is a pet cat of mine adn thing he is another Alan Faneca.
  20. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    forget the draft plan
    give me the FAs in your plan

    as strange as it may sound, the most expendable there would be robinson

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