Travis Frederick...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by mlubbering, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    I'll admit this was my first reaction. However, for months every source has told us that after the top 15 to 20 picks, the next 60-80 picks are basically all about the same grade. It's a huge bunch of quality players stretching well into the third round. In my mind Travis was taken near the top of the range but still within range.
  2. StarHead69

    StarHead69 Well-Known Member

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    So we should have let the center position be our achilles heel for yet another season while we waited for one to be the absolute BPA at our draft slot? I agree it was a (slight) reach, but feel that is acceptable if the position is a HUGE need.
  3. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    great pick because it is who they wanted at that spot,and they know a heck of a lot more about what they need--we've been burned too often by the consensus pick when most starters in the NFL were ignored before draft day
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I don't think Frederick is gonna play center...
  5. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    Would have been an amazing coup at #47.

    #31 is a big reach.

    Anyway, he's an instant starter at either OC or OG.

    Let's hope we can snag 3 more starters today. :)
  6. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    Instant starter says more about our line than his talent IMO.
  7. whateverman

    whateverman The Debacler

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    I'm not happy with the trade back with both Williams and Floyd sitting there, but quite frankly last night was the absolute worst case scenario as far as the way it fell vs our needs. We werent the only team reaching for oline either with both Kyle Long and Pugh going way ahead of where they were graded. The Jest really screwed us when they took Richardson with their second 1st rounder instead of an O player to help their horrible offense. If the Jest dont take Richardson, either he or Star falls to 18 and would have been our pick.
  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    His 2012 listed weight was 338 (higher than 2011) but he came into the combine at 312.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I guess if that's what you want to do, that's your business. However, not drafting a Center, that was pretty much rated as a 3rd round pick, in the 1st round does not preclude you for addressing the position. Heck, if you wanted to wait until the 2nd round, he still would have been there. There are several needs on this team. Center is just one of them. If he's the highest rated player on our board, fine, then he's the highest rated player on our board but, if that's the case, then we have bigger problems then just reaching. We can't evaluate talent the way we should be able to and that's why you reach for players when you should be picking guys who can help you at positions of value. Nobody sees him as a 1st round pick except us.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    It doesn't really matter what he weighs IMO. He's slow, regardless of his playing weight. It is what it is.
  11. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Yep, could have had Schwenke and Floyd.

    Jerry got cute, again.

    I like Frederick, just not at that spot. Way too early.

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