Re: Rd 1 Winners and Losers
posted at 4/26/2013 12:22 PM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
I believe Datone Jones is coming off an injury and isn't a 3-4 player. Yes. I believe that is the very accurate assessment there. 6'4 280 is not a NT and it's not a 4-3 DT. It's more so a 4-3 DE, so unless GB is moving to a 4-3, that's not a good fit there.
So, either explain where he fits in the 3-4 or back away.
Second, Ansah, is a complete project and raw. I want a top 5-10 pick to be a starter and very good right away. I don't want athletes or projects, I wan the sure thing. I don't feel he will be being so new to the game and there is just something about him. He also looks like a 3-4 OLB to me and they're going to use him as a 4-3 DE. Again, not a fit to me.
Yes, Milliner was a great fit for Detroit whose secondary has been horrendous. You can bring in a DE in Rd 2 for example because Suh and Fairley can make a lot of DEs look good.
You're all over the map...
Datone Jones had some of the best shuttle and three cone times in the combine, this including all linebackers and defensive linemen. A elephant outside linebacker like Willie McGinest or Lawrence Taylor rushs the passer 90% of the time but has the athleticism to stand up and drop back. The difference between Jones and say a Quinton Coples, who can only play 4/3 end is the ability to play in four directions. Coples was only fast in one direction, going forward, which is why he was limited. Ziggy, Jones and Jordan were all terrific in their agility drills, they can play in any system and be good, that why I had them ranked high on Wozzy's Draft Guide and you would know this had you studied it more intensely.
Good post Wozzy. I think with Jones opposite Matthews the Packers have some good looking edge players. This should improve their pass defense, I think, by forcing opposing QBs to throw fast.