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My Ranking for Pick #14

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by garyv, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. garyv

    garyv Active Member

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    1) Fletcher Cox
    2) David DeCastro
    3) Mark Barron
  2. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    1) Brockers
    2) Coples
    3) Poe
  3. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Poe
    Cox
    DeCastro
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    Barron
  4. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    1) Fletcher Cox
    2) David DeCastro
    3) trade down -BPA
  5. cielo07

    cielo07 Member

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    Decastro
    Cox
    Gilmore
    trade down
  6. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    1. Cox - though I think he will likely be gone by 14.

    2. DeCastro - and if he can play OC as well, that would give us flexibility. (There has been some speculation that Callahan may want him to play OC (Ourlads Scouting Service).) I think he could be there at 14.

    3. Barron - I think Barron will be the pick. Probably the best Safety we will have had since Woody. And importantly, he has the ability to line up the Secondary and be the Field General. That will hopefully limit the finger pointing on game day. Barron should also be able to start Day 1 for the team, so that ticks the "starter box" for JJ and the organization.

    4. Gilmore - Gives us a lot of flexibility to deal with Jenkins' injury issues and his contract next year.


    The guys who I'd prefer to skip at 14 include Coples, Poe, and Brockers.
  7. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Cox, DeCastro and Barron have specific detractors for me at 14. Cox too small to play 3/4 for very long, Decastro we are loaded with numbers on the Oline and Barron is an In the Box Strong Saftey we need FS.

    I like Gilmour but at 14 wouldn't you say that is a reach?
  8. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    1. Cox
    2. Ingram
    3. trade down
  9. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Agree with the OP.

    1. Cox
    2. Decastro
    3. Barron

    Cox is #1 because his ability, potential, and improved play at his position can drastically improve the team.
    DeCastro is #2 for the same reasons as Cox, but improved play at G will not make as big a difference as improved play at DE.
    Barron is #3 because he is not as good a prospect as the other two, carries more risk
  10. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    As for Cox, I'm not even going into why I think he'd be a great pick at 14 because I don't think he'll be there anyway.

    As for DeCastro, it really intrigues me if we draft him to play OC. Or, he can stay at OG and we can move Bernadeau to OC. I just think he's a safe pick in a position of need on the OL.

    I think Barron has instincts to play the Safety position. He is mentally tough, can play through pain, and I think he does have the range and ability to track TEs. He also has 12 ints in his career, so to me that shows he has ball skills as well - not to mention some instincts. I do think he has the range to play the Safety position the way R Ryan prefers, even though he may be labelled as the "SS".

    My main concern about Barron is that he's had his share of nicks and injuries, but that said, he has generally played through most of them.

    As for Gilmore, I think he's now projected to be the 2nd best CB in this draft. He has excellent athletic ability - around a 4.40 40, 3.94 SS, 36 inch VJ. He has production and is a 3-yr starter. He also picks off passes (around 4 ints last season I think), plays man coverage, and is an aggressive tackler.

    My issue with Gilmore is that our top 3 CBs are set for this year, imo. And with all the holes still remaining on this team, I think what we may need is a more developmental CB than a Day 1 starter - which is what I think Gimore is. That said, as I mentioned in the original post, Gilmore would potentially save the franchise a LOT of money next season in case they want to let Jenkins go. Not to mention we would have excellent depth at that CB position.

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