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Reading the coverage: Measuring ability vs. need

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by NewsGrabber, Apr 13, 2009.

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p><strong>Houston Texans</strong></p> <ul> <li>The Texans need <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6370631.html" target="_blank">immediate impact</a> from their first-round pick, writes John McClain.</li> <li>Sage Rosenfels didn't like <a href="http://www.examiner.com/x-778-Houston-Texans-Examiner~y2009m4d12-Kubiaks-yelling-frustrated-Rosenfels?cid=exrss-Houston-Texans-Examiner" target="_blank">Gary Kubiak's yelling</a>. Alan Burge found a story that touches on it.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Indianapolis Colts</strong></p> <ul> <li>Frank Reich tells Reggie Hayes that Peyton Manning <a href="http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090411/SPORTS/904110320/1002" target="_blank">wants to be coached</a>.</li> <li><a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20090413/SPORTS03/904130350/1100" target="_blank">Not missing</a> in the first round has been a big part of the Colts' success, says Mike Chappell.</li> <li><a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1146" target="_blank">No. 14</a> in John Oehser's list of the top 25 picks of the Bill Polian era.</li> <li><a href="http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=article7&news_id=fd9d17a5-ea5b-4242-b7b7-62e076a9cb95" target="_blank">Undrafted rookies</a> are a big element of how the Colts piece themselves together, says Colts.com.</li> <li>"Good players -- no matter the position -- drafted for their ability will help a team more than average ones drafted for need." Colts.com looks more at Polian's <a href="http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=article7&news_id=b3668011-afe0-437e-88a7-8c0598721ee2" target="_blank">draft philosophy</a>.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Jacksonville Jaguars</strong></p> <ul> <li>In case you missed this, Pat Yasinskas talked with Mike Peterson about <a href="/blogs/nfcsouth/0-10-50/Peterson-ready-to-tackle-new-role-for-Falcons.html" target="_blank">a fresh start</a> in Atlanta.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Tennessee Titans</strong></p> <ul> <li>Kyle Vanden Bosch says the Brady Rule won't change <a href="/blogs/nfcsouth/0-10-50/Peterson-ready-to-tackle-new-role-for-Falcons.html" target="_blank">how he rushes</a> the passer, writes Terry McCormick.</li> <li>A look at <a href="http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/news.php?viewStory=67459" target="_blank">possible DBs</a> for the Titans in the first round, from McCormick.</li> </ul>

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    Wow, anybody know anything about how good Sean Smith from Utah is?

    I've never really heard anything about him, but if he has any talent to go with that 6'4" frame I'd think some teams would be drooling over him.
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    Well...

    We were drooling over (and drafted) Andre Woolfolk for the same reason...great potential for a big CB.

    Problem is...these guys are boom or bust players! He could work out and be like Cromartie in SD or a Rashean Mathis...but the vast majority of the big corner big potential either move to S or bust.

    Gut
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    Hes too tall for a corner. Usually corners this tall have problems with quick change of direction skills. Good hips are probably the most important attribute a corner can have. Reaction time, acceleration, and speed are some others. Simply he lacks fluidity in his movement. Im not sure if fluidity is actually a word.
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