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Old 12-28-2012   #17
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Default Re: Aussie Mock 2013 draft 1.0

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Originally Posted by Wolf6151 View Post
JMO, don't kill the messenger.

1. Eifert, I like the player but with OD not going anywhere, and Graham getting better I think there are bigger needs in the 1st than an upgrade at a position of strength. I'd go NT here.
2. Williams, I think he goes late 1st or early 2nd and will be gone by the time we pick in the 2nd.
3. Slay, I think this is way to early for Slay, most likely in the 5th-7th.
3b. Jackson, this all depends on the type of ILB you want in our system. With teams blitzing their OLB's all the time the 3-4 has become a 5-2 system and ILB's are now required to play sideline to sideline and cover the TE or RB. Jackson is an old school ILB thumper to play the run in the middle but I'd prefer an athletic ILB prospect like Kiko Alonso. It all depends on what you want.
4. Nixon, I like this pick and player though it might take a little luck for him to fall this far, I see him as a late 3rd. Good pick and quality depth with lots of potential.
5. Swearinger, I don't know much about him only what I've read. This is probably about the right spot for him and we could use some Safety depth/competition.
5b. Uzzi, this guys undersized though he screams ZBS OG, I just wonder what adding 20 lbs. would do to his athleticism. Good place to pick some OG depth, though I'd prefer someone a little bigger.
6. Allen, love this pick. Field position is so important and an upgrade at P would be nice and save us some money.
7. Wilson, I've never seen this guy play but he seems to tall for FB where a blocker needs to get low to gain leverage. I'd take J.C. Copeland here, the guys a tank and a true Leach 2.0.
my retort:
With eifert im going BPA, yes i know its not quite a position of need but in my opinion he would greatly improve this offence so thats why i have selected him. See what NE is doing with 2 top TEs as an example of what could be achieved.
The colts will have a dual threat TE combo in a few years that will be really great.
GG is good but Eifert is better, blocking, catching route running you name it.
The value of 2 top TE's in this offence is incredible.

with slay, walter has him projected to go between the 3-4th while cbssports has him going in the 4-5th. So for him to go at the end of the 3rd i think wouldnt be a stretch. CBs always go earlier then projected because of the importance they have.

On williams see my reasoning above and also see what beerlover and badboy have mentioned.

Jackson yeah his a thumper but that doesnt mean his not athletic enough to go from side to side. remember he will be off the field on passing downs so he'll be mostly used to play the run. plus i think his the better playmaker.

finally on wilson watch him block for kansas state, trust me leverage will not be a problem. when i said leech 2.0 I'm not meaning a clone of leech but more the productivity wilson will bring to the texans.
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