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would Nate Allen be the best choice?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by jswalker1981, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. jswalker1981

    jswalker1981 Fact > Your Opinion

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    I've been thinking about this for awhile. And I'm starting to think that, if Earl Thomas isn't available when we pick in the 1st rd, that the Nate Allen would be the best option for us. Trade down a little, and take Nate Allen. And the reason I say this is because he comes from USF, and he played with Mike Jenkins. We have seen Jenkins grow as a corner, and become a real NFL player. Hitting the film room, studying, and trying to become better. I think that he would take Allen under his wing, and show him how to become a NFL player. So as much as I think Earl Thomas could be great, so do a lot of others. He will probably be picked in the top 20, and if that happens, I hope they trade down a bit, or even stay put if no one wants to trade up, and take Nate Allen.
  2. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Im hoping they take Nate Allen..smart player, good instincts. I'd love to have him here
  3. canters

    canters Well-Known Member

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    Fine with me. I think we get better value for a OT or OG in the second round anyways.
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Earl Thomas, Nate Allen, Morgan Burnett. I hope we walk away with one of those 3 on draft day.
  5. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Can someone explain to me why people like Nate Allen better than Morgan Burnett?

    Burnett almost had as many interceptions in one season (7) as Allen had in his entire career (9), and Burnett recently tested through the roof at his Pro Day in almost every drill while Allen still hasn't worked out.
  6. CanuckCowboysFan

    CanuckCowboysFan Benched

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    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !! bring him in Jerry. Those numbers are a bit mis leading because I read somewhere that Allen has had 4 int throughout his career that have been called back. Just read some scouting reports on both of them.
  7. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Burnett is a bit raw if you ask me, plus I just think Nate Allen has better upside, there's more to being a safety than the number of interceptions you had in one season.. MB is a watered down Kenny Phillips playing FS

    *edit. Nate Allen has 10 career interceptions, and almost double the tackles as Burnett
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Trading down for him is actually what I would call the worse case scenario. There should still be some first round prospects available with all the juniors that declared.
  9. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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  10. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    What makes him raw? He was a high school phenom recruit, went to Georgia Tech and started as a true freshman and led the team in interceptions, then had 7 ints as a sophomore than had 4 ints last year. Then he goes to his pro day and tests absolutely through the roof in every category (coming off an injury).

    Plus, I can hardly think of anything more unreliable and subjective than college tackle stats, where people get credited for standing next to piles.
  11. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    stopped reading right there

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