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WalterFootball.com 1/16/14 Mock Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    Agree, basing picks on Marinellis preferences when there's no guarantee how long he'll be here is idiotic
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I do think that Nix is a very good player that can play in any scheme. They would need to analyze his mental-makeup to be certain that he is not inclined to gain weight. He would probably benefit from dropping a few pounds, especially if he is drafted by a 4-3 team.

    The thing that worries me about the smaller DL is that the NFL is allowing OLinemen to hold a lot. Holding has a bigger affect on the smaller, quicker DLinemen than on the bigger DL that can power through the holds. If a player like Dontari Poe gets matched up against and underpowered OLineman, it does not matter how much the OLineman holds him, he will just drive the guy straight back to the QB.
  3. LatinMind

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    Thats why teams generally dont want guys like donald and Sutton. Small arms. You get a DT with long arms he can fight off that block
  4. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I posted a few times about Drake Nevis being limited due to short arms. He is a quicker player than Corvey Irvin and had a better college highlight reel, but his 31.5" arms seemed to be a big reason that he couldn't get off blocks if he didn't win with his 1st step; whereas, Irvin seemed to be better in that area thanks to his 34.75" arms.

    Nevis keeps flashing to mind when I see these shorter draft prospects like Sutton and Donald. It will be interesting to see their arm length.

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