Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by Hook'er, Apr 27, 2008.
How many 08' starters do you think we have drafted from this draft?
By the end of the season? 3/4.
Wouldn't count on that RB we got, but everyone else.
If your talking next year, as in immediate; none. If you are talking about in year two, three so far.
i think brown and adibi will start immediately but slaton and molden will definitely get good playing time
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).
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.
I said 08' starters.
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.
Hence why I said the immediate part, I think Brown and Molden could be starting by the end of the season.
Yep, my analysis above is based on the "by the end of the season" scenario.
Adibi: 6-2", 236 LBS
Demeco: 6-1" 239 LBS
I wouldn't make too much of his size....
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.
Add Diles to that list.
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.
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.
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.
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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