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Ron Brace

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by slotshot, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. slotshot

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    Many have included this guy in possible Cowboys draft plans in the 2nd or 3rd rounds. I just finshed watching a bit of his pro-day today on NFLN. He was less than inspiring from all accounts, although he couldn't help but be compared to the far superior Raji also present.

    Basically, this guy is a wide-load run stuffer. Is that what we need/want? I may very much be mistaken, but I seem to recall the 3-4 we run having the NT get some penetration as well (although Ratliff sets a standard here that would be hard to follow as well). Would Brace actually interest our staff?
  2. Rampage

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    Ron Brace for life! and yes he would be a great back up for J-Rat
  3. Bob Sacamano

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    apparently there's interest

    but we don't need him, and he definitely wouldn't warrant being taken in the 2nd
  4. Bob Sacamano

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    calm down, Anthony
  5. Rampage

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    what chu talking bout Bob?
  6. Bob Sacamano

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    just making sure you don't cream your pants

    which you tend to do when they mention Ron Brace:p: :p: :p: :p: :p:

    plus you're from New York, so I'm going to call you Anthony from now on, or do you prefer Tony?:p: :p: :p: :p:
  7. Rampage

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    actually my real name is Rob so you can call me that. I'm also not even Italian. OMG!
  8. Bob Sacamano

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    :laugh1: Rob?

    ok Robert
  9. Rampage

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    :confused: ....
  10. Bob Sacamano

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    nevmnd
  11. SLATEmosphere

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    Ok Bob, I agree that he isn't worthy of a 2nd rounder, but in the 3rd he could have great value. a 3rd round value is basically backing up a starter and contributing on plays. IMO we need a run stuffer to help spell Rat and obviously help out the run game. The sole purpose for a 3-4 NT is to take on blockers to free up the two ILB's. He does that.
  12. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    No......
  13. Rampage

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    SHUT EM DOWN SLATE!
  14. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    He was consistently neutralized by a single blocker on the college level. Teams are more likely to waste two blockers on Ratliff then they would Brace.
  15. Bob Sacamano

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    if we only need Brace for like 10 plays a game, why take him so high?
  16. BAT

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    IMO the 3rd round is still too early for a one dimensional backup. There will be playmakers still on the board in the 3rd.


    Monstrous run stuffers will be there later, even in FA. Siavii is 320, I'm sure he can put on another 10-20 lbs and be the "blocker magnet" if needed.


    Sammie Lee Hill is as big (6'4 330) and about as stout against the run, with the added ability to rush the passer (albeit at a lower level of competition). But this kid will be there after the 3rd. There is also a young very bright guy from Miami w/athleticism for his size, Antonio Dixon 6'3 238. He may not even be drafted.
  17. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Exactly, it's not like at any point in his career Brace dominated a game or changed a series. He was a big body who occupied space but at that, he did it poorly. Teams never changed blocking schemes for him.

    If you want a fat guy to take up space and give Ratliff a rest you can pull the trigger on one of the guys you mentioned much later or give my Uncle Pete a call.
  18. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    I'm all for him w/ our 2nd! I value a mammoth run-stuffer who'll occupy multiple blockers in the middle thus, freeing up DWare, Rat, Spencer, James to pressure the QB. Plus, our division likes to mash w/ the run. Brace is not a sexy-pick BUT he's not a JAG either, he's a talented big guy; I'll wait to see what NFL scouts say after the final evals are done so he's my choice right now. I'm more interested in maximizing our pass-rushers talents and shutting down our divisional foes' run game; bring on Brace!
  19. SDogo

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    He does not occupy multiple blockers. It was the knock on him his whole college career. Grab a few BC games a check it out but be prepared to search hard because the guy vanished for games at a time. With his size and playing next to Raji he should of been a nightmare for opposing Offensive Lineman. Instead, they knew they could take the play off and just occupy him.

  20. 5mics

    5mics Next Year's Champions

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    Some players bloom late? Why is he then being touted as a 2nd-3rd rounder instead of a late/UDFA if he was just a JAG? I'm open to changing my mind on him, but I want to hear the "final" evals from NFL scouts especially our guys. For now though, he's my guy.

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