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Why not a DT in the 1st round?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; There are always guys that rise after the season ends but guys that weren't on the radar at the end of the season but then through workouts and the combine fly up into the first round worry me to. I ...

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Old 04-24-2007, 01:35 PM   #11
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There are always guys that rise after the season ends but guys that weren't on the radar at the end of the season but then through workouts and the combine fly up into the first round worry me to. I think of the three Houston might be the best example of someone who went from the 6th or 7th rated CB at best to being rated the top CB by some people. I see Harrell as being a little different because he was talked about as being a potential first rounder coming into the season and missed alot of time during his senior campaign and is now rising because people see the athletic ability and power he can display when he is healthy. But i agree with hagan in that guys that come up from nowwhere scare me a bit.
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:59 PM   #12
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Yes!!!!

I would be stoked to see us beef up the D line... In my opinion, our D Line was the reason we couldn't get off the field last year. Anyone remember how many 2nd or 3rd downs went for long runs.....?
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Old 04-24-2007, 03:10 PM   #13
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I would be stoked to see us beef up the D line... In my opinion, our D Line was the reason we couldn't get off the field last year. Anyone remember how many 2nd or 3rd downs went for long runs.....?
If you are looking for true run stopping DTs, I think Harrell fits the bill if hes ther at 27. If not Pitcock, Tyler, and Soliai are all great run stoppers. Mebane is strong at the point of the attack but is a little on the short side and thus has trouble disengaging from blocks, but he was very productive in college. Knock on these guys for the most part is inability to rush the passer.
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Old 04-24-2007, 03:21 PM   #14
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Talking But...

is any one (besides Harrel) a first rounder?? if not, what do you think about the first round??
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Old 04-24-2007, 03:37 PM   #15
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is any one (besides Harrel) a first rounder?? if not, what do you think about the first round??
Okoye and Branch but they will probably be long gone when we pick. I dont think the value is there for any of the other guys and dont think that we should be reaching for them. Perhaps a trade down to get one of them and an additional mid round player or just sitting tight and hoping that you can pick one up in the 3rd or 4th round. Unless Harrell is there at 27, this isnt the year for DTs with first round value.
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