Z Reports top defensive players

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  1. Lucky

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    here are some excerpts from Lance Zierlein's blog at The Chronic:

    I tend to agree regarding Reed, but disagree on Marsh. Reed looks like an effort type guy without a lot of athleticism. He's a self made guy, someone who should contribute at least as a backup and special teamer. But more of a stop gap guy that you would be looking to replace as a starter. Of course, the Texans may need a stop gap starter if Barwin can't go 100%. But, 2nd round seems too high to take Reed.

    On Marsh, he's rated as a 4th/5th round pick. How can you overrate a mid round CB? There are 3 types of player available in the mid rounds. One, an experienced player who has limited physical ability. Two, an unskilled, inexperienced player with plus ability. Three, a troublemaker. Given the choice in the mid rounds, I go with door #2. I take the guy with computer numbers and give my coaches a chance to develop him. The onus is on them.

    In the earlier rounds, I look for the guys who have it all. Putting aside the pipe dream of Patrick Peterson, the CBs I like the most where the Texans are sitting are:

    1st round - Amukamara
    2nd round - Dowling
    3rd Round - Burton
    4th/5th Round - Marsh
     
  2. awtysst

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    I completely agree. Moch comes across as the second coming of Vernon Ghoslten.
     
  3. awtysst

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    I completely agree. Moch comes across as the second coming of Vernon Ghoslten.
     
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    i pretty much said the exact same things about brooks reed yesterday in someone's mock draft thread where they had us taking him with our 1st pick. He'll be solid, but i don't forsee him being a force as a pass rusher mainly b/c of the things LZ said.
     
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    Nice to see someone else not drinking Phil Taylor koolaid.
     
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    zona kinda reached last year for Dan Williams, I know we discussed him around here too. both seem like 1 gap penetrators teams covet & are willing to pay premium to acquire.
     
  7. YoungTexanFan

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    Reed seems a lot like Clay Matthews III. Self made players at the 3-4 OLB spot from the Pac 10 with similar body styles. Not overly productive in college. I want him on my team, not at 11 by any means, but if he falls to our second round pick, I take him regardless of who I took in the first round. I didn't think Matthews was going to be any good and I was wrong.
     

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