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Position depth in the draft.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by da_whiz_kid, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. da_whiz_kid

    da_whiz_kid Active Member

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    The players to go in the first round have a higher pedigree than those taken later. But my question is, and despite the variation of how deep a position may be year to year in each draft, which one on average are you more likely to find starters or moderate contributors later in the draft? If this is to broad of a question, then specifically apply that question to this year, specifically these positions.

    NT
    OT
    OG
    S
    OLB
    RB
    C
  2. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    RB for sure.
  3. da_whiz_kid

    da_whiz_kid Active Member

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    Yea that does seem highly likely, bryce brown, alfred morris.

    What about along the Oline?
  4. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I think there are decent lineman in later rounds. However, we are terrible at drafting that talent. If we don't draft a lineman high chances are we miss on him.
  5. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    Ot and 3-4 olb are picked over earlier than those other positions.
  6. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Supposedly the four premium positions in todays NFL (what gets drafted first) are 1) QB 2) LT 3) pass rush 4) shut down corner. Everything else later.
  7. da_whiz_kid

    da_whiz_kid Active Member

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    HAHA I do agree with this. But if you had to pick your poison and choose one say round 4 or later, which one and why?
  8. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    I'll figure this out, allocating points to positions.
  9. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    I kind of did this Here
  10. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    This is how I would go.....

    -these rankings are for this draft class and 1-7 with 7 being the deepest

    NT-2
    OT-3
    OG-4
    S-6
    OLB-5
    RB-7
    C-1
  11. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    Deep Positions:

    TE, T, DT, DE, ILB, S

    Average Depth:

    QB, RB, WR

    Weak Depth:

    G, C, OLB, CB

    This was pre Lewan and Matthews returning to school.
  12. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    With both Matthews and Lewan going back to school this OT draft class got pretty weak in my opinion. Eric Fisher is probably #2 and who the #3 guy is a toss up between guys like Lane Johnson, Dallas Thomas, DJ Fluker, and Oday Aboushi. Those names sounded a lot better when they were being talked about in the late 2nd/3rd.
  13. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Active Member

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    Deep positions in descending order, second list are positions that are considered "weak". 277 is 'average', sorry for the numbers. Lower is better.

    DE - 265
    ILB - 267
    DT - 268
    QB - 273

    WR - 277

    T - 278
    RB - 279
    TE - 280
    CB - 283
    C - 283
    S - 283
    G - 285
    OLB - 287
  14. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    I would say Running Backs can be found anywhere in the draft. Even un- drafted. Some teams or coaches are better than others at finding guys. Shanahan has been the master of this in the past.

    Arian Foster- undrafted
    Benjarvus Green-Ellis- undrafted
    Fred Jackson- undrafted
    Pierre Thomas- undrafted
    Ahmad Bradshaw- 7th round
    Alfred Morris - 6th round
    Michael Turner - 5th round
    Vick Ballard - 5th round
    Jamaal Charles - 3rd round
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Agree with those that say RB...but there is a reason that so few teams take guards in the first round. You can usually find a day one starter in the third...that rarely happens at other positions.
  16. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I really like Frederick C/OG but I don't think he will be there. Some sites say he is as late as 4th. I really like Gabe Jackson OG Mississippi st. He has the ideal size and has played very will against good competition, Bama with Jesse Williams, all the LSU guys, and just playing in the SEC in general.

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