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Mock Drafts / Re: Another fanspeak pre combine mock draft
« Last post by OneTwoSixFive on Today at 12:59:47 AM »
Another nice selection Starr2Max.

I would rather go a more FS route (Rapp's skills are clearly more suited to a SS), and though Burns is a very talented edge guy, his light weight is worrying - I'd like to see what he weighs at the combine and how he performs at the weight he comes in at. I had to look up WR Slayton, but he looks to be a very attractive choice at #118. I'd rather have TE Jace Sternberger than Nauta, but he could very likely be gone by this time, and you can't pick what isn't there.
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Mock Drafts / Re: Another fanspeak pre combine mock draft
« Last post by Starr2Max on February 21, 2019, 07:48:00 PM »
I'll just add mine to the list.  I feel fortunate the way the draft fell.
12: EDGE BRIAN BURNS
30: TE TJ HOCKENSON
44: S TAYLOR RAPP
75: G CHRIS LINDSTROM
114: TE ISAAC NAUTA
118: WR DARIUS SLAYTON
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NFL Talk / Re: NFL pays Keapernick $60m - $80m to go away.
« Last post by The GM on February 21, 2019, 05:01:57 PM »
The problem was that how can you defend Blake Bortles making 7 million a year, and he was benched for Cody Kessler.

But a guy who took his team to a SB, and almost won, cannot get a job?

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/02/19/colin-kaepernick-eric-reid-collusion-settlement

Which is why the NFL settled. And also because during the "discovery process", the attorneys for Kaepernick and Reid could have asked to look at all sorts of stuff the NFL wants to keep secret. Looking at some of the guys who were/are backups in the NFL, it was glaringly obvious that CK was better. And when the Ravens said the reason they didn't sign him was the expected backlash, well...

I can't blame teams for not wanting the backlash, and I really dont think each NFL owner cared if another NFL team signed him. I never though it was a conspiracy to keep him out. I just think each team didnt want to deal with it. JMO 
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Mock Drafts / Re: Another fanspeak pre combine mock draft
« Last post by RT on February 21, 2019, 12:32:15 PM »
Yeah, Lawrence is a monster NT. Clark can be moved around and play anywhere on the line. That was my thinking, Clark getting less double teams and more opportunities to get after the QB. Not to mention run defense with both Clark and Lawrence. Not the only option, he may be there at 30, just pointing out something I haven't seen any posters mention yet.

Good to keep an open mind to many different positional possibilities. Keep brainstorming, it is all good.
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Mock Drafts / Re: Another fanspeak pre combine mock draft
« Last post by SET4YRS on February 21, 2019, 11:16:12 AM »
 Yeah, Lawrence is a monster NT. Clark can be moved around and play anywhere on the line. That was my thinking, Clark getting less double teams and more opportunities to get after the QB. Not to mention run defense with both Clark and Lawrence. Not the only option, he may be there at 30, just pointing out something I haven't seen any posters mention yet.
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Mock Drafts / Re: Another fanspeak pre combine mock draft
« Last post by OneTwoSixFive on February 21, 2019, 11:04:35 AM »
With Lawrence, what you get is a run stopper, a guy who can hold the point, even against double-teams. What you don't get is someone who can offer much pass rush.

since we already have a great NT in Clark and a decent (for a backup) guy in Lancaster, and maybe we even get Wilkerson back for 2019. I just don't see the need for Lawrence.

Now if you want to talk about DL who DO have pass rush, like R.Gary, Simmons (pre-ACL), Wilkins, Omenihu, Ferguson, that is another conversation.
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Green Bay Packers News Talk / Re: Earl Thomas
« Last post by croquet on February 21, 2019, 09:49:15 AM »
Agree on Tony Brown.  Intensity but a bit of a loose cannon.  If the coaching staff can channel that energy along with a jump in maturity he could be a force.  Stupid penalties after plays can kill a stop.
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NFL Talk / Re: NFL pays Keapernick $60m - $80m to go away.
« Last post by ricky on February 21, 2019, 09:33:54 AM »
The problem was that how can you defend Blake Bortles making 7 million a year, and he was benched for Cody Kessler.

But a guy who took his team to a SB, and almost won, cannot get a job?

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/02/19/colin-kaepernick-eric-reid-collusion-settlement

Which is why the NFL settled. And also because during the "discovery process", the attorneys for Kaepernick and Reid could have asked to look at all sorts of stuff the NFL wants to keep secret. Looking at some of the guys who were/are backups in the NFL, it was glaringly obvious that CK was better. And when the Ravens said the reason they didn't sign him was the expected backlash, well...
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Mock Drafts / Re: Another fanspeak pre combine mock draft
« Last post by RT on February 21, 2019, 07:56:46 AM »
Dexter Lawrence is starting to make a ton of sense to me. I know people will say you can get a NT later in the draft, but he is a dominant player. They talk about the Clemson players benefiting from the play of others, he's the main guy. Imagine a D-Line with Clark- Lawrence- Daniels, who will they double team? Talk about collapsing the pocket and getting pressure up the middle.

It is way to early to have strong opinions on players until we get some numbers on them. We have game highlights, but we really don't know what they are yet athletically. But as for Lawrence, IMO, I will be very surprised if he is a first round pick and will not be surprised if he is bypassed in the second round either. He was the third or fourth best DLineman on his college team and enters the draft with strike one on the NFL drug testing. Add in the total of 1.5 sacks from him last season, hardly a studly stat, I don't think that is going to equal to being drafted very high.
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NFL Talk / Re: NFL pays Keapernick $60m - $80m to go away.
« Last post by Gregg on February 20, 2019, 07:19:04 PM »
The problem was that how can you defend Blake Bortles making 7 million a year, and he was benched for Cody Kessler.

But a guy who took his team to a SB, and almost won, cannot get a job?

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/02/19/colin-kaepernick-eric-reid-collusion-settlement
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