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Xavier Rhodes at FS?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by tm1119, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Now Ill be honest, I haven't seen a ton of Rhodes in actual game footage so I could be a little off on this...

    But if we are looking for a FS upgrade why not Rhodes? He's got elite size for the secondary (6'2 215) and is also a great athlete. His coverage skills as a FS would be unquestioned and every scouting report I've read describe him as a physical CB. So the only question is if Rhodes is a good enough open field tackler to play the safety position. I see a lot of Antrel Rolle in him as a S prospect in the NFL. Anybody else kick this idea around?
  2. lostar2009

    lostar2009 Well-Known Member

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    I dunno... I watch a few FSU games and he didn't impress.. I would rather grab a pure safety prospect in this draft than to do a conversion.
  3. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    Word is zone coverage is not his best trait, he also needs help with sure tackling, his effort is fantastic. He tackles well but for what we need he has to be better. He will get some interceptions and if he can improve his zone/tackling skills we will have a keeper.
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I like Duke Williams.

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