Sheldon Richardson is our guy or a guy a team will trade up for...

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  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

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  2. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

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    Careful! You have spent so much time fighting with TWW2 you are starting to become him. Remember your Nietzsche:
    "When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you"
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  3. LoneWolf

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    Am I the only one who thinks of Geno Atkins when I hear the name Sheldon Richardson
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  4. Titans2004

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    When I say impact player, I mean playmaker. A guy who teams have to scheme against. A guy who forces turnovers, gets sacks, or scores points. I think that Richardson has the skills to be that type of player and a true upgrade to what we currently have on the roster. I agree with you that we need a BIG 2 gap type of DT, but unless you play a 3-4 you don't take a space eater type of player at #10 unless he has pass rushing skills as well. Those types don't come around very often.
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  5. Titan43

    Titan43 Pro Bowler

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    I see what you are saying, but it just seems like a waste to me. We would be upgrading a position that we already invested a lot into (2 3rds and a 2nd). So then you are basically throwing away one of those picks. Those types of upgrades (upgrading a position that doesn't really need it) seem more like a luxury to me, not the type of pick you should make when trying to build a team. Doesn't mean this guy isn't good, I just wouldn't be to thrilled with the pick.
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  6. Danimal

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    One thing said about Star is that he cannot be blocked one on one. He eats blockers on every play. That opens lanes for the rest of the line. If there is a D-lineman like that available early it would be huge for us to pull the trigger.

    If I had to choose between Star and Womack . . . . I'm going Star.
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  7. steverife

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    I don't think the Mamula stuff is really fair.

    First, he had 28 sacks his last 2 seasons in college. He was a good player. Second, he was pretty good as a pro, he just got hurt a lot. He had 31.5 sacks in 5 injury-marred seasons and probably would have played a lot better in a system where he wasn't so undersized.

    What was he supposed to do? Not try in the combine?
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  8. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

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    Sheldon Richardson has become a much more viable option at 10 now. Why?

    Other options like a Wr or Mingo bother me. I just don't think there is a WR good enough for the 10th pick and i don't want a speed rusher who does nothing else.

    Werner could not crack a 4.80 40, there are health problems with Star. Warmack will likely be gone when we pick.

    And finally we can draft a smaller quick DT because we already signed 2 guys with big time size in Hill and that Pinacolda guy.

    Richardson would help our defense in many ways and he is a all around player not just some specialist.
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  9. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    Wanted to bump this thread back up.

    I've recently watched more of Sheldon Richardsons game... and wow. This kid can play. In my original posts (page 1), I stated that I like Sheldon but didn't think he'd fit since we already have many 3-tech DTs. I take that statement back, Sheldon can be a Geno Atkins/Henry Melton type player, someone who can get you 10 sacks at the DT position and force doubles.

    I hope he's in play @ #10
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