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Old 01-01-2005   #21
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Our run defense is doing well for itself right now, not giving up too many yards to be concerned about(13th in rushing yards per game and 1st in rushing TDs). So the pass defense and pass rush has to be the thing we are concerned with. I think that we could use a good D-lineman to free up more room for our OLBs and I think that if Rod Wright decides to declare for the draft that he would be our best choice. That being said I still dont think the Texans would pass on a top tier safety if he fell that far.
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Old 01-02-2005   #22
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i know this has nothing to do with the topic of this thread, but since it seems to be the hot one at the moment i will use it to ask a question. why hasn't anyone said anything about craphonso (how every you spell it) thorpe. he hasn't had that great of a season, especially compared to last year, he was a biletnikoff finalist last year. part of the reason is because of his injury, broke his leg against ncst last year. but i think he could be an asset if he slipped in the draft. he is tall and is very fast, i think he sprinted at fsu also. maybe he is damaged goods and we don't want to risk it, look at bennie, but i was just throwing out a name.
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hey if we give him a physical and he looks good.. it could definatly be a great pickup in the late rounds.

our guys seem to be pretty smart about that kind of thing.. we got Glen Earl late in the draft cause of his injury. We also got Hollings because of his.. and he DID recover from his college injury.. we just didnt know he was made of glass.

Joppru, if im not mistaken, did not injure himself till he got in training camp here.
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Joppru, if im not mistaken, did not injure himself till he got in training camp here.
yeah he didn't hurt himself till training camp. i just mentioned it to make a point. im sure if we could, we would probably take back that pick and we might not want to gamble on thorpe if his injury is a problem.
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I dunno.. its still to early to say with Joppru. Yah, he hasnt done anything for us so far .. but if he DOES make a full recovering and plays next season, we may be praising Casserly and company for another great pick.
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i know this has nothing to do with the topic of this thread, but since it seems to be the hot one at the moment i will use it to ask a question. why hasn't anyone said anything about craphonso (how every you spell it) thorpe. he hasn't had that great of a season, especially compared to last year, he was a biletnikoff finalist last year. part of the reason is because of his injury, broke his leg against ncst last year. but i think he could be an asset if he slipped in the draft. he is tall and is very fast, i think he sprinted at fsu also. maybe he is damaged goods and we don't want to risk it, look at bennie, but i was just throwing out a name.
He hasn't just broken one leg, he's broken them both. JMO, but I think this guy is way overrated. Who wants a guy who has two broken legs and weighs 175?

The WR crop on whole looks really weak this year.
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... the way I see it, there are 3 guys that are 1st round quality 3-4 linemen.. Marcus Spears, Rodrique Wright, and Anttaj Hawthorne...
A lot of people like Marcus Spears, but at 297#, he's about 20 lbs light. in the NFL, I would be concerned with his ability to anchor against the run and also his ability to tie up multiple blockers.
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Spears is probably an ideal end really. You don't have to be 320 to be effective on the line in the 3-4. Just not 275.
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Spears is probably an ideal end really. You don't have to be 320 to be effective on the line in the 3-4. Just not 275.
Part of my opinion is based on my observation that he was mostly ineffective against Iowa on Saturday. The announcers said he was playing hurt, but my impression is that he is not such a sure thing as to be worth the #13 pick.
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I think he'll be the best of the LSU DLinemen that won the Sugar Bowl. Marquise Hill plays for NE and Chad Lavalais plays for the Falcons. Everything that I've seen of him suggests that he'll be a good fit for this team, but then again I'm nowhere near being a scout.
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A lot of people like Marcus Spears, but at 297#, he's about 20 lbs light...
You have to remember that Spears is only 21. He's likely to add muscle mass as he gets older and goes through a NFL training program. Spears had a great bowl game last year, so-so this year. Can a guy become consistant once he gets to the NFL is the question all scouts & GMs ask.
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Part of my opinion is based on my observation that he was mostly ineffective against Iowa on Saturday. The announcers said he was playing hurt, but my impression is that he is not such a sure thing as to be worth the #13 pick.
you're right he was playing hurt, a torn bicep, i have never had but the announcers said that it hurts pretty bad. i will say that i think he is worth the #13. he didn't play that great at the begining of the season but as the season wore on he returned to his old form. as a DE he is very good against the run and is quick off the ball. with his size he will fit in very well at the end in 3-4.
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