Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
posted at 4/11/2010 11:29 PM EDT
In Response to Re: 2010 Mock Rounds 1-6
The answer could be staring us right in the face. It's a slipping player. Has all the pass rushing ability and size you want from a DE. If based purely on measurables and solid production, he's a top 5 pick, maybe top 3. His slipping is due to "character" issues, but I wouldn't call the issues, "character." Once you dig deeper, I'd call them immaturity issues. After all, the kid was only 20. The issues are a concern but what were the core reasons behind the incident? His coach, a close friend of BB, referred to the incident as "way out of character" and went to bat for him. Could it be BB knows exactly what happened and why? With VW, Mayo and now Pryor stepping up to become the vocal leaders of the defense and alumni Brandon Meriweather on the team, this young talented kid should have all the mentoring he needs. By now you've all figured out who I'm talking about. Others have mentioned him too but the more I consider it, the more I think this could be it. Carlos Dunlap is our pick at #22 or perhaps at 44 or with a slight move up. I bet BB picked Tim Tebow's brain about Dunlap and the other Gators like Spikes and Hernandez. The interest wasn't in Tebow as much as it was a fact finding. Think about it. BB drafted Meriweather, who also had "character issues." Urban Meyer going to bat for Dunlap will carry a ton of weight with BB. BB is sitting back licking his chops laughing that he might get the next Julius Peppers at 22 or even lower and for a song and a prayer compared to what the Bears just shelled out for the 31 year old. I'm suggesting Tebow was a smoke screen. It's like reluctantly dating some skanky chick who has a smoking hot friend just to get closer to the friend. Carlos Dunlap could be our pick at #22. If he's matured and ready to grow up, it could be a pretty big steal that people will be talking about for a long time. Feedback?
Posted by Faucetman
Before he started to slide and I had watched tape on him I thought he would be taken by us at #22.
Where are you playing him? People say DE but I was always thinking OLB. He's taller and weighs the same as Willie McGinest and ran an unoffical 4.6 40 at his Pro Day. I don't see why he can't play OLB and the Patriots generally like their DE's closer to 300 LBs.
My only issue with him is he doesn't chase anyone or rarely does is more accurate.
He has the measureables and pretty good speed too. He has the sack production that can be argued is in line with either Hughes and Kindle.
Again, I am assuming Graham is long gone by #22 and that's why I am not talking about him.
However, when you look at tackles both solo and assist Dunlap falls way off the pace of both Hughes and Kindle. I have no problem taking him at #44 or earlier in the 2nd via trade.
Just depends if they think they can get the 2nd effort from him.