Re: Duron Harmon - Not a reach afterall?
posted at 5/9/2013 3:37 PM EDT
In response to rameakap's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
We will have McCourty, Gregory, T.Wilson, A.Wilson, Ebner, Harmon, etc.
At this point,Im just hoping a formidable back end emerges from this group. I dont really like or dislike the pick. I just question if a whole college secondary(not named USC or Bama) can all make am impact in the NFL. I know Rutgers had a good scoring defense last year but still, we have basically the whole team and a few years back it was the same with Florida. If it works, fine. I just question the approach and wonder if its lazy scouting? leaving too many names out there. I think with all the college talent, you are selling yourself short by drafting all guys from the same school and its all on defense and our D aint exactly been lighting it up soooooo, we shall see. I actually like the Harmon kid, but Im more concerned with if he can play. I mean we were all excited about Chung and I thought he was a better prospect and fell off the map here. Have to question what kind of coaching they are getting at some point. Not BB, but his position coaches.
I think BB has a hard time trying to get HIS safety. This goes back to Dexter Reid and the other Duke Kid he drafted that busted out. He wants a FS/SS hybrid and those are hard to find if you want them to be able to play both at a high level. Harmon is capable of playing the single high S in college but in the NFL its different. He may not be able to play in the box at 200 lbs, so its the same gamble IMO, hoping a smaller guy can play in the box if needed but be fast enough to play Free. Thats why all the 3 safey alignments,. I remember in 2002, they tried it with Milloy, Green and Tebucky but they were all SS's. I know its a passing league and you dont want to dictate coverage with Strong and Free, but what good it is having 2 Free safeties who cant hit?? Lets hope A.Wilson solves this ongoing dilemna that has happened since Rodney left.
We do have 5 Rutgers defenders, but only one of them is likely to start and he's been on this team for 3 seasons and made a pro-bowl, despite his flaws Mccourty is an above average FS.
The other 4 guys are depth and only Ryan, a GREAT value pick in rd 3, is likely to not be fighting for a job in training camp.
Were there more Florida players than Cunningham and Spikes? That doesn't seem to represent a whole defense drafted from one school when its just 2 players. Spikes was GREAT value where he was picked. Cunningham was a rd 3-4 guy BB reached on.
This is true. I think you misunderstood though. I spoke only about Rutgers whole defense being here. In florida he drafted offense and defense. Spikes, Cunningham, Hernandez, and the guy who we cut 1st year and flourished down in J-ville. Like I said, Im not knocking it until I see resuls, But I do question why taking so many from one school. Thats my gripe. Wether or not its a valid gripe....only time will tell. I wouldnt call McCourty an above average FS yet, he hasnt even played the position for a year yet. A little premature is u ask me. Good transition so far? yes, but all he has been asked to do back there so far is play deep middle and use his speed and range to get to the sidelines.