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What we learned about defensive prospects at pro day-workouts

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by bodi, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. bodi

    bodi Active Member

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap20...-about-defensive-prospects-at-pro-dayworkouts

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    Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech: Another player who didn't workout at the combine, Attaochu was the star attraction at Georgia Tech's pro day and ran a great 40 time of 4.57 seconds at 249 pounds. In addition to showing off his speed, he ran through a number of drills that showed how well he could move in space

    Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State: There aren't many pass rushers who can get after the quarterback like Lawrence available this year, and he showed he can be a fit in any base defense by going through linebacker drills at the Broncos' pro day. It's possible he will even sneak into the first round as teams look to grab him before the second day starts

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    Carl Bradford, Arizona State: It seemed like Bradford was always overshadowed by others while playing for the Sun Devils but he stated his case to be a second-day pick at his pro day. He hit 4.68 on the stopwatch in the 40 and had a good positional drill workout

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    Khyri Thornton, Southern Miss: One of the few NFL prospects on the Golden Eagles' roster the past two years, Thornton had a great workout for scouts that might have moved him from a third-day selection (Rounds 4-7) to somebody that goes at the end of the second day (Rounds 2-3)

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    Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh: Donald was already considered a likely first-rounder, but he blew up at the NFL Scouting Combine to jump into the conversation as a potential top-15 pick. His pro day solidified his status and likely alleviated any concerns teams might have about what he lacks in size.
  2. bodi

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    LB Fellow linebacker Brock Coyle also had a good pro day

    I'd love to get this kid
  3. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Sad to hear that about Thornton. I really liked him as a 5th rounder. He has a really impressive burst for a 300 lb'er. I still might take him in the 4th depending on who's left but no higher.
  4. bodi

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    I would not mind getting Jeremiah Attaochu as first pick - hes climbing
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  5. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I like him, but watching him against Moses kind of concerned me a bit. He generated almost no pressure the entire game and seemed to be limited to bull/speed rushes. Realize Moses is a very good talent, but it was still concerning to me.
  6. bodi

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    good info O Canada
  7. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he doesn't seem to change direction very well. Not sure if its hip stiffness or just being raw and not having many pass rush moves. His 3 cone at his pro day was 7.28 which is pretty mediocre for a guy with his explosive ability. Could be something to look further at.....although I will say he does have the flexibility to dip and turn the corner so could be nothing.
  8. Gaede

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    Does Bradford fit our defense at all? I love that player.

    Seems like the type to go on and have a successful career in Pittsburgh or something
  9. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    2nd Round looks like quality DL picks, 3rd Round quality Safety Choices and 4th OL is still strong.....which leaves #16 wide open.
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  10. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen Bradford projected to be a 4-3 DE, 3-4 OLB, and 3-4 ILB. I'd say for us he'd play the SAM/Nickel pass rusher. Not sure about him in the 2nd though honestly. Although he's versatile I'm not sure he does 1 thing well enough to warrant a second round pick. 3rd round I'd definitely be interested in him though.
  11. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure his projected round. Can't get a good read.

    I just know that every time I watch Sutton's tape, I end up watching Bradford. He's all over the field.
  12. bodi

    bodi Active Member

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    Bradford 2-3 rd

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