Touring the mock drafts

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Titans Insider, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Problematic AF

    6'8" is a little tall for DT. You also need to look at him. He is a lean 315. And we will be playing some 3-4 and 3-3-5 this year.
  2. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    The guy is a 3-4 DE so people see DE and assume that is what he is. His utility would be if we go 3-4 like you said or on the inside if we stay 4-3 maybe in passing situations. I suppose in a pinch he could play strong side DE but don't see him being that effective rushing the passer.

    At DE we have one solid starter in Morgan and a rotational starter in Wimbley. So either we are going to start playing a bunch of 3-4 looks where Wimbley is more of an OLB or we need another full time DE.
  3. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan The Reigning, Defending, Undisputed Beav Champion

    I consider DE and DT about equal needs. But that's just me. I'm thinking we have two young DTs with lots of potential in Casey and Martin. On the other hand, I don't see Morgan and Wimbley getting much better. Morgan could get better but I don't think he'll ever be a truly dominant DE. And Wimbley is entering his 8th year so I think we've already seen his ceiling.

    I'd be thrilled if we addressed either position with the 10th pick. We need a legit, consistent playmaker on the DL regardless of which position it comes from.
  4. SlidePiece

    SlidePiece Starter

    He shies away from physical play?
  5. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

    No doubt about it, that's why I asked if the grade was just off measurables. He's got great size, speed, vert... he's a "workout warrior" if you will. His highlight film is great, but all his flaws will be exposed even more in the NFL. Route running is everything, theres not many receivers in this league who can run terrible routes and still get catches; were talking Calvin, Fitz, Julio, AJ Green, etc... even then most of them are still good route runners.

    Patterson is very raw, but could easily be the next big receiver; or the next no-name wasted 1st round pick. Darius Heyward-Bey was the same thing. Projected late-1st, had a great combine, people became amazed and he went early. Although, Al Davis/Raiders are part to blame.

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  7. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

    Seems timid going across the middle of the yield; and going up to grab a ball. You can tell he's thinking about the safety coming over top, and not catching the ball. Not a huge deal, just something I noticed.
  8. SlidePiece

    SlidePiece Starter

    Ok, I just wanted to hear your explaination. Everything I've read states nearly the opposite. That he is in fact very physical. I've noticied him to be very difficult to tackle once he has the ball in his hands. He's not easy to bring down and he does not stop moving his legs in an attempt to pick up more yardage. Not exactly the traits of your typical timid reciever. Now before the catch entirely, you may be right, but its the first I've heard of that, and I would consider it surprising given the style he plays once he has the ball in his hands.
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