Starters out of this draft?

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  1. Hook'er

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    How many 08' starters do you think we have drafted from this draft?
     
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    By the end of the season? 3/4.
     
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    Wouldn't count on that RB we got, but everyone else.
     
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    If your talking next year, as in immediate; none. If you are talking about in year two, three so far.
     
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    i think brown and adibi will start immediately but slaton and molden will definitely get good playing time
     
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    start of the year? zero.

    end of the year? 1

    Next year? 2-3

    The OT starts by the eoy, Mouldin starts next season perhaps and Slaton isn't a feature back...he is a back along the lines of Norwood from the Falcons. Who knows about the new undersized linebacker...he's awfully small (he's a tweener like Michael Boulware).
     
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    Honestly, i see 2 possible immediate. Of course Brown & i think Adibi could come on like Meco did in his rookie year & supplant Greenwood. Slaton & Mouldin could both turn out to be solid contributors.
     


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    I said 08' starters.
     
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    Duane Brown - Starter
    Antwaun Molden - Nickel package maybe, behind Freddie and Dunta
    Steve Slaton - A member of our RB merry-go-round; 3rd down back
    Xavier Adibi - Starter

    Theres a chance that the Smithiak can find a DE who can fill in the right side.

    I project 2-3 starters. We are getting more and more solid.
     
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    Molden, Brown.
     
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    Hence why I said the immediate part, I think Brown and Molden could be starting by the end of the season.
     
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    Yep, my analysis above is based on the "by the end of the season" scenario.
     
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    Adibi: 6-2", 236 LBS
    Demeco: 6-1" 239 LBS


    I wouldn't make too much of his size....
     
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    It's not the size of the dog in the fight....

    I love the defense that we are building. Small, quick guys who play bigger than they are. DeMeco, D-Rob and Adibi are examples of this.
     
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    a smallish lb crew combined with smallish interior tackles may = inability to stop the run. I'm not so worried about one smallish guy in a group but when the entire group is undersized thats when I have a bit more of a concern.
     
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    Especially since Meco's going to be playing in the middle...........

    speed kills in the NFL evidenced by it's fascination with the 40 time, we're building a slightly smaller but faster than average defense, i like it.
     
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    Considering what I have seen out of all the players I listed as "undersized", I am not concerned about stopping the run. All of these guys are very good at wrapping up the ballcarrier, and that's really what the concern is about.
     
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    I can see Brown becoming a starter throughout the year, but I see Adibi taking an OLB job out of training camp. I thought he would be great in coverage and blitzing. I didn't think he was all that stout against the run though.

    He's a TAD undersized, but so was Ryans, so I'm not worried about that. His run stopping does worry me.
     

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