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Heres what I would do with our first 2 rounds

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Trace1015, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Trace1015

    Trace1015 Member

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    1. Patrick Peterson-Cornerback
    Stats:
    2008- 41 tackles, 1 INT, 3 pass defenses
    2009- 47 tackles, 2 INTs, 15 pass defenses
    Pros:
    Let’s make this simple; Patrick Peterson is the best cover corner in college football. Peterson utilizes his good athletic ability and high football IQ to have a major impact on the field. At 6-1 211lbs he has good size which allows him to match up with different types of receivers. He has excellent top end speed and uses that speed to lock down the opposing team’s top receiver. Last season he held Georgia’s AJ Green to 4 catches and Alabama’s Julio Jones to 3 catches, both players are in the top 5 on our 2011 Big Board. Peterson boasts great awareness that allows him to react quickly on balls in the air. That excellent awareness also comes into play in zone coverages.
    Cons:
    Peterson doesn’t have a lot of cons, but there are a few things he could improve on. He needs to continue to work on his back pedal because he sometimes crosses his feet which puts him out of position on plays. The other thing that’s a minor concern is experience. He has only started 16 games and hasn’t been tested a lot because of his superior skills. Teams will often work the opposite side of the field. So Peterson needs to have a healthy season and continue to get reps.
    Thoughts:
    There is little doubt that Peterson will be one of the top cornerbacks this season. He will continue to work against top competition in the SEC which will only enhance his NFL readiness. He is ranked #4 on our Big Board.
    Projected Round:
    Peterson will be a top 5 pick if he chooses to enter next year’s NFL Draft. He is the best cornerback prospect in the country. The fact that Joe Haden went #7 overall only solidifies my stance on Peterson, who is a lot better prospect than Haden.

    2.DeAndre McDaniel-Safety
    6-1 210lbs Senior
    Stats:
    2007- 33 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 2 INTs, 5 pass breakups
    2008- 68 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 INT, 3 forced fumbles
    2009- 98 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 8 INT, 1 forced fumble
    Pros:
    DeAndre McDaniel had a very successful Junior season but decided to return to Clemson. McDaniel has good size and excellent speed. He utilizes those abilities to constantly be around the ball making plays. McDaniel spends countless hours studying game film which he uses on game day. All the film preparation and his physical abilities helped him lead the ACC with 8 interceptions last season. Another major strength of McDaniel’s is his ability to quickly diagnose plays and put himself in perfect position to make a play. McDaniel is a versatile safety; he has the speed to be a centerfielder but also possesses the toughness to play in the box. He displayed his ability to support the run by playing a full season at linebacker.
    Cons:
    It was a good idea for McDaniel to return to Clemson for his Senior season. While he had a really good Junior year he still needs more game experience at the safety position. The more time spent learning the position the easier the transition to the NFL will be. The biggest issue with McDaniel is his questionable character. He was arrested for assault and the circumstances were not very pretty. NFL teams will be closely watching McDaniel and another slip could cost him.
    Thoughts:
    McDaniel is our top rated safety and sits at #15 on our 2011 NFL Draft Big Board. His combination of size, athletic ability, and football IQ make him a very dangerous player. The safety position has become increasingly important in the NFL and McDaniel hopes to cash in
  2. Trace1015

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    btw we should be able to pick up McDaniels in the second round because his off the field isses but he has all the ball hawking skills
  3. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    No more Clemson safeties
  4. miamicowboy21

    miamicowboy21 Active Member

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    No way Mcdaniel last to the second round.
  5. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    why? because our 5th round special team draft clemson safety didn't work out:rolleyes:
  6. playmakers

    playmakers Active Member

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    You could put prime out there when you play your corners 10 yards off with no help inside who is going to stop that? It was the scheme today.
  7. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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  8. fffiasco

    fffiasco Member

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    Everyones big board will change 10 fold from now till april.
  9. Trace1015

    Trace1015 Member

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    Then trade up hes a ballhawk we desperatly need
  10. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    drafting LSU defensive players scares the crap out of me..
  11. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    With my first two picks I'd try for Patrick Peterson and Deunta Williams.
  12. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Unless we make significant upgrades to our OL, DL, and LB core..I dont see any way we go CB and S with our first two picks.
  13. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    this.i bet he doesnt tackle well.
  14. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    btw im for peterson in 1 but im not for ignoring the oline past that again unless we sign mankins and gallery(or something to that effect) before the draft
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Charactor concerns are a very legitimate reason to pass on someone. Minor stuff like Dez - you can take a chance. I googled McDaniel and checked team boards and other areas and I do not like what I found. He has a very ugly side.
  16. realtick

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    Where are you getting your info on DeAndre McDaniel? He is neither quick or fast, which is why he'll likely fall in the draft.

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