Why The Cowboys Should Consider LB Telvin Smith

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by NeonDeion21, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Darrin Smith was a little bigger and could run about as fast as Woody but he was not a ferocious hitter or as instinctive. Guy was more of an athlete than a football player.
  2. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    ....was thinking like you were, that this kid being discussed sounds as instinctive and smart as a Woodson........
  3. bodi

    bodi Well-Known Member

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    sorry he should be a safety
  4. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Im not trying to call you out, but you completely contradicted yourself here.

    You've said several time FSU's defense is full of NFL talent but then say we shouldn't rate them as highly because they're all so good. Ummm ok.

    In your Ware comparison, you essentially say talent is talent no matter what the team is. Wait, which is it?

    Im not a fan of Telvin Smith. He is too small and won't be able to hold up in the NFL. Maybe in the later rounds but definitely not on the first couple days.
  5. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    In Marinelli's 4-3, the positions are almost indistinguishable. The WILL is practically a strong safety sized LB anyway. Seattle's Kam Chancellor (who Telvin is compared to) would have been an OLB in Jimmy's 4-3.
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  6. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    Church played a ton of WILL this year. Go watch him aganist PHI in the first game.
  7. dbonham

    dbonham Well-Known Member

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    A small guy like Malcolm smith succeeds in Seattle due to the size of the D line, our line is not going to be keeping him clean.
  8. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    Not sure where he plays with his build, and I agree with you completely.
  9. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    With the news that Carter is moving to SAM, I like the idea of drafting this kid a lot as a WILL. And rotate him with Holloman and Lee, strictly in nickel. Can he play special teams? That's where he'll need to get snaps as well.


  10. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Agree with the instincts/football IQ comparison. And Smith is actually a more vocal leader than Woody, especially early on in their careers. Whether at SS or WILL, Smith would improve the speed, instincts, tackling and coverage at those spots.
  11. Va_BoysFan4 Life

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    I Iike what I have seen of this kid. Wondering could he comfortably carry 10 to 15 more pounds to start. I believe he will definitely need the extra weight to play OLB. But everything he brings to the table is impressive.
  12. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Ugh I hate this line of thinking. If you want that Montana kid with 150 tackles, there's Caleb McSurdy for you. We need to target more starters from big programs.
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    For the same reason I don't want Aaron Donald I also don't want Smith.

    I covet versatility.
  14. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I never know when you are serious. Donald epitomizes versatility. He has played 4-3 DE and DT. He has played 3-4 NT. And he has been a stud at every position. How much more versatile does he need to be? And Smith is being talked about fitting both SS or 4-3 WOLB. So, unless this saracasm, not getting it.

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