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#1 OldTimer1960

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

Interesting players remaining on the board:

RB: Stephon Taylor (Stan), Andre Ellington (Clem) - would have loved to nab Marcus Lattimore, but SF just selected him.  These two guys could be nice additional RBs.

OL: Oday Aboushi, David Quessenberry, Luke Marquardt - interesting guys who might be able to carve a niche as versatile multi-position backups.

DL: Jesse Williams (NT Alabama), Brandon Jenkins (DE FSU), "Q" Smith - Surprised the hulking Williams is still available, teams apparently don't like him as much as the analysts did.  Brandon Jenkins and "Q" Smith are pass rush specialists.  Smith is particularly interesting with high production.

CB: Think Jordan Poyer is still available.  

TE: Matt Furstenburg (Maryland), Chris Gragg (Ark) - both undersized, but fairly fast pass catching TE prospects

LB: Michael Mauti (Penn St) - would likely have been selected by now, but has significant injury history.

QB: Would they take Tyler Bray or Zac Dysert as possible long-term backups?  I don't think they would, but Bray (especially) has great physical talent.


Overall: I expect another pick on defense, but not sure who.  I think Western Kentucky's Quantarus Smith would be interesting as a pass rush specialist.

Edited by OldTimer1960, 27 April 2013 - 01:05 PM.


#2 Kelly the Dog

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:07 PM

I like Poyer or Furstenburg.

I could even get on board with Bray or Matt Scott.

Edited by Kelly the Dog, 27 April 2013 - 01:08 PM.


#3 OldTimer1960

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

View PostKelly the Dog, on 27 April 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

I like Poyer or Furstenburg.

I could even get on board with Bray or Matt Scott.

Certainly those two address needs...  (Poyer and Furstenburg).

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:19 PM

Don't rule out Jake Stoneburner

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

If guess back 7 on defense or oline. At this point it'll be a guy they have a personal interest in, not necessarily a guy we know.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

Wouldn't mind Ryan Swope

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:27 PM

View PostSection242, on 27 April 2013 - 01:25 PM, said:

Wouldn't mind Ryan Swope

Don't think we go Stevie, 3 rookies and tj at WR. Especially with a rookie qb. If for that reason alone I think brad smith sticks at this point

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

Swope would be  interesting

Boy, he (Jonathan Meeks) is WAY off the radar.  Can't find anything on him...

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

View PostOldTimer1960, on 27 April 2013 - 01:31 PM, said:


Boy, he (Jonathan Meeks) is WAY off the radar.  Can't find anything on him...
He was one of the 30 guys the Bills brought in. Pettine likes to play three safeties.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

Thanks.  Found that also.  Sounds very strong at 23 reps.  Likely special teams possibility.  If he can't cover, he probably can't play in the NFL.

I am very surprised with them picking 2 safeties.  I know that Pettine likes to play extra safeties sometimes, but I thought with Byrd, Searcy and Williams at Safety, they might be OK with just one additional pick there.  

I am thinking that they aren't very high one at least one of Searcy or Williams if they are adding two safeties in the draft - neither of whom were particularly highly regarded by "the experts".  But, 5th round on is where you get a number of these off-the-radar guys.  Teams are looking for guys who might be able to contribute in some way, particularly on special teams.  All of these guys are more suspect than prospect, but have one or more redeeming qualities (at least in the eyes of the team that drafts them).