Derek Newton- First Impressions

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Derek Newton

  1. I like the pick

    43.6%
  2. I dislike the pick

    7.7%
  3. On the fence

    48.7%
  1. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    Second to last pick
     
  2. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    Do we need a tackle at all? Couldn't we at least take a chance on whatever NT is left?
     
  3. badboy

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    Who? I gotta get off computer for a while. I'll check on our superstar to be selected next--later.
     
  4. fiasco west

    fiasco west Hall of Fame

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    Never know when Duane's going to overtrain again...
     
  5. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    Actually, depending on the CBA rules, we might end up losing Rashad Butler. This isn't a bad pick.
     
  6. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    If we lose Butler I like the pick. If not, I would have preferred a different position. I am neutral on this pick as well.
     
  7. TimeKiller

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    First impression?

    No impression. Filling up the depth chart.
     
  8. JCTexan

    JCTexan Hall of Fame

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    As a 7th rounder... I like the pick. If for nothing more than depth at OT.
     


  9. nytexan

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    Will most likely start off on practice squad as a project. Not a bad pick if he works out. Appears to be an athletic big man but very RAW.

    Profootball weekly report:

    Positives: Very good straight-line speed — can lock on and steer defenders out of the hole. Can anchor and hold ground in pass protection. Appeared athletic moving through positional drills at the Combine. Works hard, plays hard and is motivated to succeed.

    Negatives: Straight-linish and tight-hipped — is not quick into blocks and struggles adjusting to movement. Can be outmaneuvered on the second level. Does not strike with authority in his hands. Can do a better job sustaining. Has faced marginal competition and is not battle-tested. Is raw and still learning the game.

    Summary: Raw, junior-college transfer with intriguing athletic ability to be groomed as a developmental zone blocker.

    NFL projection: Late draftable pick.
     
  10. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    man i wanted mr irrelevant. those guys are fun to watch to see how they actually do.
     
  11. Kulluminatii

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    I remember drafting him in the mock draft, here is some more info on the guy:

     
  12. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    I dont understand this post? We still have Mr. Irrelevant, in approximately 35 picks.
     
  13. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    oh ok u meant second to last pick we get my bad, i quit watching the draft after the 3rd round, my bad. hey atleast we get one more pick, my fav pick at that
     
  14. Blake

    Blake MMQB

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    Looks like good value, and insurance if Butler goes, or Brown goes down.

    **Best Stephen A. Smith impression** - HOWEVA!

    Would have liked Deunta Williams or DeAndre McDaniel to help out at safety.
     
  15. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I'm at work is he a tackle or guard. I think it's good because

    Roller skates Eric Winston sucks now. I hope he losses his Job to this kid
     
  17. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    Dude only did 24 reps on the bench press. Kinda weak. Probably camp fodder.
     
  18. JCTexan

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    He's listed as a tackle.
     
  19. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Here is a video about Newton. VIDEO

    As an aside, look at 55-57 seconds on the video and see if anything bothers you.
     
  20. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Another review.





    link

    Negatives remind me of Winston.
     

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