2021 NFL draft

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by TitanWally, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE goTitans 2019 Survivor Champion

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    Azeez Ojulari looks pretty good to me, Georgia Edge rusher.

    Hes only 240 tho, which in the NFL is small for an OLB.
     
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  2. Chronos

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    He will be a pure pass rusher probably as quick as he is. I would feel better about him in the 2nd than the 1st, but, dang we need impact defense guys.
     
  3. 2ToneBlueBlood

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    I know it's not a sexy position, but I wonder if we may move on from Ben Jones this season? This is a good draft for centers and Ben's cap number is a lot higher than I thought it would be ($7.25 million). He's getting long in the tooth and I wouldn't mind replacing him with a 3rd or 4th round center.
     
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  4. HurrayTitans!

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    I mentioned something about this earlier as well. The C from Alabama that won the best C award. Might even be a 2nd rounder.
     
  5. Chronos

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    We need Defense too bad and 7ish is not bad for a starter. We can’t just scroll down the payroll and look to cut guys based on their current salary. We have to evaluate the impact on the field as well. As close as we are with an average line, I don’t want to weaken it and push us backwards. Our OL moves last year took us down a notch against the better DL. We need to dominate the line to move ahead. And for everyone whose fingers are hovering over the keyboard to talk about a 2000 yard rusher, look at the extraordinary number of yards after contact.
     
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  6. HurrayTitans!

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    Fully agree but if the team were looking to free up cap $, this was just a suggestion.
    I honestly think Ben Jones has improved a lot since that first year here and has really been the only OL position not specifically b***hed about over the last 2 years, so he is playing well.
    That said, he's still not Kevin Mawae (I know he's a HoF, tough bar to set) so he is somewhat expendable and there are some excellent C coming out this year. The big question is how late in the draft they may fall because as you point out, D has to be the #1 priority and we can't spend afford an early pick fixing a newly created need just for a few bucks.
     
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  7. Chronos

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    Early on, I was ready to crack Jones over the head, and splash whiskey all over him and leave him in his truck in front of the police station. Now, he has surely improved. He is someone we need to upgrade at some point, but right now the defensive needs are too great and a majority of current resources need to go there.
     
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  8. Titanoiler51

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    And if that 3rd or 4th rounder doesn’t work out? What do you do then? To replace a center you have to have a better plan than that. Maybe you gamble on a first round center—or 2nd? No way I would gamble on a third or fourth. We could draft one with a succession plan in mind, but you keep Ben or sign another vet to play the position in 2021.
     
  9. JCBRAVE

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    Centers arent 1st rd picks

    Dont blow this JR, go OLB with our 1st
     
  10. HurrayTitans!

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    woah, woah, woah. Who is suggesting a first on a C? I think both of us talking about C even suggested to not spend even a 2nd rounder.
     
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