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Marcel Dareus vs. Nick Fairely

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by realtick, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Lol, I know, it's really Auburn vs. Alabama, but it makes for a better headline.

    Today's game offers a great chance to watch these two defensive linemen and compare and contrast them.

    Tale of the tape:

    Marcel Dareus - 6'4" 306 lb
    27 tackles, 3 sacks in 2010

    Nick Fairely - 6'5" 298 lb
    47 tackles, 8 sacks (technically 9 sacks because I just saw him register another one toda)
  2. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Make that 3 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 FF (and recovery) by Nick Fairely today.

    The guy is just beast and is cat quick at penentrating the line.

    Still waiting for Dareus to make a play of significance.
  3. TheCount

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    I've switched to Fairley, I like that he plays mean, but he can't do any of that dirty nonsense in the NFL.
  4. realtick

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    I like Fairely's edge too. He reminds me of Warren Sapp during his days at Miami U. in that respect. This defense needs a bit of an edge to it.
  5. divot

    divot New Member

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    dareus looks like one of those guys that will always be just a step late
    sort of like marcus spears

    Fairley is very impressive and doing it with a shoulder i am sure must be killing him
  6. realtick

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    I think Dareus's rep was largely built from last year and specifically his
    performance against Texas.

    Alabama has been on TV a ton this year and I've been intently watching him play and just don't see much to him at all.
  7. divot

    divot New Member

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    totally agree....I have been watching him alot especially since the Cowboys season disintegrated and it looked like we could be in a position to select him based on his draft guru rankings
    I think he peaked last year
    looks just like another fat guy with no burst

    now Fairley on the other hand! it wont surprise me to see Fairley ranked ahead of Dareus near draft time
    there is the reason I love college football. What a wonderful game unless you are a bama fan
    was just nice to enjoy all that talent on the field at one time

    i lost interest in Barron as well. looks like he has coverage problems and we got enough of those kinda guys already
  8. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    I'm warming up to the idea of us drafting Nick Fairley with our what should still be pretty high draft pick. I mentioned about a month ago he just seems like our type of player (maybe it's Jay Ratliff Auburn flashbacks).

    I'd just have to hope that the new Defensive Coordinator (fingers crossed) utilizes his d-linemen as more than just block occupiers.
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  9. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I'll take Fairley. As bad as they need help other places, would be great if he was the pick.
  10. UnoDallas

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    I also like
    ISLB – Josh Bynes, ILB, Auburn 6-2 #239
  11. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Fairley's intense and I think he's the better overall lineman, only reason I think we don't go D-Line in the first is there will be quite a few free agents this year on the market for dline. Who we think we can afford will be the determining factor in whether our first round pick will be secondary or dline.


    I like Prince and Fairley in the first.
  12. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin

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    Allen Bailey is the best for us, can play dt or de, Ratliff can play dt or de. With those two we cab throw an abundance of different looks at offfenses
  13. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, CBS (TV not web) has him listed at 314 lbs. Slightly changes my opinion on him. Thought at 6'5 298 he would struggle as a 4-3 DT in the NFL, but at 314 he can be a dominant player versus the pass and run.
  14. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Nick Fairly seems to our kind of player,very active.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    When you come right down to it, DE in the 3-4 is not that critical a need for top players. Not when you have the holes we do. I think we get what we need in FA.
  16. realtick

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    It actually is; Bowen, Hatcher and Spears are all free agents at the end of the season. Being a DE in a 3-4 doesn't preclude you from being a pass rushing threat, we just haven't had those types of dynamic players at DE. Wade ain't here no more though.
  17. TheCount

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    In a way he's right, I'm one of those people that also doesn't feel you need to spend a lot of money or a high pick on a 3-4 DE. Marcus Spears was a monster at LSU, and wasn't a game changer at DE.

    I'd be more content with spending a high pick of an elite NT prospect than elite DE prospect in the 3-4.
  18. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State

    At 6-1 310+, I think he can add another 10 pounds and be a monster inside

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