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#1 flmike

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

For those of you who follow more closely than I do, what are the deepest positions in the upcoming draft? Drafting for need is sometimes necessary, but as a GM you want to take advantage of what the draft gives you, don't you? We really need a LB or two, CBs and a QB. Way to many important positions to fill in one draft. So, what position is deep this year?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

View Postflmike, on 05 January 2013 - 10:20 AM, said:

For those of you who follow more closely than I do, what are the deepest positions in the upcoming draft? Drafting for need is sometimes necessary, but as a GM you want to take advantage of what the draft gives you, don't you? We really need a LB or two, CBs and a QB. Way to many important positions to fill in one draft. So, what position is deep this year?

In the early rounds: OT, DT, CB, maybe DE

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

qb is pretty deep. pretty weak too :D

good talent at LB and OT

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

So sounds like it's a weak draft for long snappers then??

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

View PostEd_Roch, on 05 January 2013 - 10:36 AM, said:

So sounds like it's a weak draft for long snappers then??

....and for punt catchers.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

We might see a kicker drafted - Dustin Hopkinson (FSU)

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

without a doubt....Defensive Line is deepest....


there will be minimum 10 and as many as 15  first rounders....

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:13 PM

Id say 3-4 OLB.  I know we have switched back and forth a bunch but this might be the year to commit to the 3-4 if we get a coach that wants that.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

View Postpeterpan, on 05 January 2013 - 01:13 PM, said:

Id say 3-4 OLB.  I know we have switched back and forth a bunch but this might be the year to commit to the 3-4 if we get a coach that wants that.

In the first 2 rounds, its really deep.  That being said.  Stay 4-3, we just need a scheme, not stache

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

Also with regard to the popularly-held sentiment around here that we need to stay committed to the 4-3:

Numerous teams have recently transitioned from 4-3 to 3-4 in one season.

It can be done with the right coach.

Mike Nolan, Dom Capers, and Wade Phillips all recently performed this feat successfully IN ONE SEASON.

Ray Horton for instance could probably pull it off with a strategic draft choice or two (think Clay Matthews, BJ Raji).

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 05 January 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:

Also with regard to the popularly-held sentiment around here that we need to stay committed to the 4-3:

Numerous teams have recently transitioned from 4-3 to 3-4 in one season.

It can be done with the right coach.

Mike Nolan, Dom Capers, and Wade Phillips all recently performed this feat successfully IN ONE SEASON.

Ray Horton for instance could probably pull it off with a strategic draft choice or two (think Clay Matthews, BJ Raji).
True. When Horton became DC at Arizona,he successfully transitioned from 4-3 to 3-4 in a short amount of time.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

I'd rather stay 4-3. When you spend most of your time in the nickel why carry a base defense requiring that you carry more roster spots at LBr, in particular the usually expensive OLBrs if they are any good. In any trend, it's typically better to accept the fact that it is too late to join the innovators once the herd moves and seek an effective counterpoint and seek to innovate yourself.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

you need a defense that can handle the double tightend formation......

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 05 January 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:

Also with regard to the popularly-held sentiment around here that we need to stay committed to the 4-3:

Numerous teams have recently transitioned from 4-3 to 3-4 in one season.

It can be done with the right coach.

Mike Nolan, Dom Capers, and Wade Phillips all recently performed this feat successfully IN ONE SEASON.

Ray Horton for instance could probably pull it off with a strategic draft choice or two (think Clay Matthews, BJ Raji).
Given out personnel it might not be a hard switch. Dareus & Carrington were drafted to play 3-4 DE, Mario can play either scheme (better in 4-3), Barnett has played 3-4, and Shepherd is probably just as suitable (maybe better) in 3-4.

I'm not [necessarily] advocating a switch, but it wouldn't be as difficult this time around.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

The 3-4 requires a huge NT (don't have) and an all-star MLB (don't have)

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

View Postflmike, on 05 January 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

The 3-4 requires a huge NT (don't have) and an all-star MLB (don't have)
I think it depends what kind of 3-4 is being run. NE's 3-4 uses a massive NT in Wilfork which works very well there, but you also have Dallas' 3-4 where Ratliffe is the NT and while hes not your typical mammoth NT, hes still very effective. I think that kind of 3-4 is more prdeicated on having a penetrating line than a bunch of behemoths that hold up the blockers.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

Defensive line and Offensive line deep in talent will be the majority off the board in the first round. Expect 16-18 taken. DB and LB are the next group of talent. Weak draft for QB, RB and TE.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

View PostEd_Roch, on 05 January 2013 - 10:36 AM, said:

So sounds like it's a weak draft for long snappers then??

I don't care if it's not deep.  If I see Sanborn long snapping us to defeat one more time, I'm gonna snap.  

Yes, Sanborn records a lot of long snaps.  But how many of those are 5-10 yards downfield?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

View Postpapazoid, on 05 January 2013 - 02:02 PM, said:

you need a defense that can handle the double tightend formation......

Wouldn't it more of the type of safety rather than a defense as a whole.

I would throw in a "cover lb" as well...

I think both can be acheived 3-4 or 4-3 but It depends on the "body type"/make up of both of the safety and LB.

I could be wrong tho...I've been wrong before

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Several guests on Sirius NFL Radio have said that the 3 deepest positions are DT, DE, and LB.  I have no idea if their assessment is correct.