Nebraska's DT Jared Crick Out for the Season

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  1. Dutchrudder

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    espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7093194/jared-crick-nebraska-cornhuskers-torn-pectoral-muscle-season

    I know he was a prospect for the Texans to possibly be a NT. He's listed at 6'6 285, but could bulk up even more in the NFL. This ought to hurt his draft value and drop him to the bottom of the 1st, possibly into the 2nd.
     
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    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    That is real bad news for the Huskers.

    fwiw I really like Cam Meredith as a potential late round 3-4 end.
     
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    I can see Crick as a 3-4 DE but not as a NT. This will really hurt Nebraska.

    FYI, Marcus Forston-DT from Miami is also out for the year with an injury. I thought he had a much better chance at 3-4 NT for the Texans.
     
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    Damn, feel bad for him. But he still has a bright future, and wouldn't be surprise if got drafted in first round, maybe 2nd round too. 19.5 sacks for a DT is a lot.

    And yeah, he'd be a 3-4 DEnd, 4-3 DT.
     
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    Why not? He may not be prototypical for a 3-4 NT, but Wade likes the 300 pound NT and Crick is just 15 pounds shy of that. He may be a little tall for it, but Wade could probably work with him.
     
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    I think 2nd round would be good for Crick.

    He is rated a little better than he is because he looked so good playing next to Suh.
     
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    I don't watch Nebraska, but he actually had more sacks last year without Suh(9.5) than he did with Suh(9).
     
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    Eh it's not just his weight. It's his bulk. A 6'2" guy who weighs 300 is a lot bulkier than a 6'6" guy who weighs the same.

    Crick is built like a 34 DE. I think he is perfect for the scheme. I think he would have trouble as an interior tackle.

    I love his size and I love his skills. But he translates a ton better as a 34 DE.
     
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    Mario Williams is 6'6 280ish, maybe Crick could be an OLB...?


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    His skill set just doesn't translate well to either NT or OLB in a 34.
     

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