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Ohio State Linebacker Ryan Shazier To Visit Cowboys

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    "He's a true 4-3 outside linebacker," Mayock said, touting Shazier's "great speed" and "heavy production." Shazier finished third nationally in 2013 with 144 tackles, and he was tied for second with 23.5 tackles for loss. He also had seven sacks and four forced fumbles. In his final two seasons at Ohio State, he had 269 tackles, 40.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and seven forced fumbles.

    "The one thing he's got to get better at at the NFL level is, he's got to learn to take on blocks," Mayock said.

    Despite that issue, Mayock said Shazier is a great fit for today's NFL because "he's so good in the pass game."

    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2014...tate-linebacker-ryan-shazier-to-visit-cowboys
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  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Great player.
  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    That's some 40 time for a linebacker.

  5. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    He's got some wheels and this team could use an infusion of speed.
  6. itsaboat

    itsaboat Well-Known Member

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    "The one thing he's got to get better at at the NFL level is, he's got to learn to take on blocks," Mayock said.

    Shazier is a slightly more athletic Bruce Carter. If you watch some tape on him you see a guy who takes false steps and has a hard time making an impact in the run game. He can chase plays but has a hard time shedding blocks. We don't need another guy like that. We need a guy like Mosley who can stack a lineman and then make a play but who is also effective in zone. Borland would be another guy to look at after the 1st rd. His lack of size doesn't deter me. Watch him make plays and you'll fall in love with his game. Tripp is another guy I like a little later.
  7. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I love his game... Would be an immediate starter for us.
  8. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    I like Shazier in a trade back option. Get back to 26 and add another 2. Draft Shazier Critchton and Sutton
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  9. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    would love this
  10. 1LoyalCowboyFan

    1LoyalCowboyFan Active Member Zone Supporter

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    I wouldn't complain
  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Trading down to 26 is risky if Shazier is the player you want. The Bengals supposedly are in love with him.
  12. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    26 was just an example. I like Shazier as a trade back option but not at 16. Doesn't have to be 26. Bengals need CB help alot more than LB and they really like Roby. I think they go CB.
  13. unionjack8

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    Tbh i just dont want a lber in round one.

    In this scheme they dont get after the qb, we need a top pressure player be it dr or de.

    If not i would go OL.

    Iam also not a fan whatsoever of moving sean lee, so mosely is a no
  14. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Carter's coverage struggles were a problem last year. If the player is clearly better than whatever DL we have to choose from, why would you simply reach?

    It will be repeated forever and I hope we follow through: take the best player.
  15. visionary

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    not convinced on shazier
    there are much better DL and OL in rounds 1-2
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  16. JPostSam

    JPostSam Well-Known Member

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    FIFY.

    i haven't seen him play... but i also haven't seen that kind of speed on our defense in a while.
  17. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    1. I would rther take shazier after a move down than mosely at 16 . Thus keeps lee in the middle, his best spot by far imo.
    2. I also believe there will be guys available at 16 that are not reaches. Ealy, Jernigan, ford, barr, Donald, hageman . And then we get to the whole reach issue. All those guys come in dsy one and start imo. I dont think a day one starter can ever be a reach.
  18. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Quincy Carter was a starter from day one. Was he a reach? I just have concerns reaching for need, even if that need makes them an instant starter. The talent is just that. Are they worth it.
  19. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    I hope the days of dsfting like 2001 are long gone.

    There is a difference from taking a guy globally rated in the top 20-35 at 16 than taking a fifth round qb in round two.
  20. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    We have reached with others as well since. We tend to use those middle round choices for the ********* gambles that align with need (even if it is just a niche/luxury need), whether or not their actual high level productivity matches the grade or not. It is one reason I want big school, big production over gambling that a player from a lower level can overcome the odds.

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