Regarding Devin McCourty: Read THIS Before Jumping To Conclusions

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    Regarding Devin McCourty: Read THIS Before Jumping To Conclusions

    To ALL:

    Originally the poster, Deman began a thread something like "Your Patriots Mock Draft," IN which I noted and found it odd how a select group of posters, Were wanting Not just that New England and Bill Belichick select a Cornerback, BUT these posters had a very specific CB that they ALL kept mentioning...it was Devin McCourty. 

    Now originally, I found it troubling NOT only that these guys wanted a CB, but that they wanted a guy, whom I had heard of, BUT one that wasn't a namestay on the mass Draftniks minds...  Yet, afterwards I did some research on Devin McCourty, and You ALL know that I don't usually go out on a limb posting about specific draftees, UNLESS I'm cr#zy high on them...  But what I found back then after researching McCourty rather extensively, Simply took my breath away on this kid. 

    The FOLLOWING was my post originally posted somewhere in March.  I'll add new comments at the very bottom. 

    +Originally Posted in Late March+
    To ALL:

    Honestly WhyTH should I trust a guy named deman, some dude's football knowledge when he's named Low-FB-IQ, some guy that probably NEVER did a mock draft before in Faucetman (wink), and some guys NFL Draft know-how from overseas in PatsEng...  Honestly, I thought there was some idi#tic thread already on this l#ser CB from Rutgers named Devin McCourty, but when I searched for it on this very site, ALL I got was these silly novice posters, touting off about him over and over...  Heck, I didn't even bother reading even 1 off their crazy posts about this guy, why waste my time...

    Then again, perhaps these 4 posters actually KNOW something that the rest of us Do Not...

    NO Cornerback in this 2010 Draft Class Impresses me MORE than Devin McCourty from Rutger's University.  NOT the guys who are ranked ahead of McCourty either...not even #1 rated CB Joe Haden from Florida, and certainly NOT Kyle Wilson of Boise State.  
         FIRST, Joe Haden:  Currently, NO player has a greater polished complete skill-set as a Cornerback in this 2010 Draft Class than Joe Haden, BUT Do I want him...nope, gimme McCourty instead (yes really).  Something about me says, that Haden is a great athlete and currently the best shut-down CB...but idk, something to me says that Haden ain't a FOOTBALL player with a cutthroat nature & insane instincts (which is different than "insane athleticism")...AGAIN, gimme McCourty at a reduced (i.e. farther down & less costly) Draft Selection, to boot.
         SECOND, Kyle Wilson:  Currently, NO player has a greater range of "potential" game-changing skills imo as BOTH a ball-hawking Cornerback and a Kick Returner as well, BUT Do I want him...nope, gimme McCourty once again.  RE: Wilson, something about me says, Great Skills to at least "Potentially" completely alter a game by returning a kick for a TD, or getting an INT and taking it back to the house.  AND likewise, something about me says, Gambling Loud-Mouth who won't ever sacrifice to make a tackle or play tough team-D, BUT will ALWAYS try to go for the big INT.  I don't want at best, Asante #2.0, at worst-Cromartie #2.0...Not on my team (yes, really).  Once again, gimme McCourty, and once again at a potentially lower draft selection and less-costly price in picks and money.

    ~AND First, HERE'S WHY There's NOTHING Special about Devin McCourty:

    IS McCourty a freak ball-hawk and Interception Machine?  Nope.
    IS McCourty either the biggest, strongest, or fastest CB in the Draft?  Nope.
    IS McCourty possessing a flawlessly totally-rounded skill set as Haden?  Nope.
    IS McCourty possessing the trully game-altering aspects of ball-hawking or as a kickoff return specialist as Wilson?  Nope.

    ~THIS is Devin McCourty...

    >McCourty is a 5'11 194lb Cornerback.
    >McCourty plays for the Big East's toughest #1 cold-weather Defense.
    >McCourty has played in ALL 4 years, and as a Starting CB for 3 years.
    >McCourty notched 80 Tackles, 7.5 TFLs, and 10 PBU as a Senior.
    >McCoury's 80 TT's was 1 away from the team-lead at ALL defensive positions.
    >McCourty plays on Special Teams.
    >McCourty averaged 25.4 yards on limited kickoff returns.
    >McCourty averaged an insane almost 20 yards on limited punt returns.
    >McCourty has blocked 7 career kick on the defensive Special Team's side.
    >McCourty won SEVERAL seperate academic honors last season alone.
    >McCourty is a team multi-year leader.
    >McCourty by all and any accounts, LOVES to play the game of Football...Loves it.
    >McCourty dominated the wideouts he covered @ The Senior Bowl (practice & game).
    >McCourty (according to NFL.com-Combine) was the top CB performer @ The Combine in the 40-yard dash, Broad Jump, 3-Cone Drill, & The 20 Yard-Shuttle.
    >McCourty can play man-press coverage, off-man coverage and zone defense.
    >McCourty in press-man plays tenacious and physical with the WRs while jamming them @ the LOS and is fast enough to recover.
    >McCourty in off-man is fluid in pedaling in reverse, quick enough to jump a short WR route on a 3-step QB drop, intelligent enough to read routes and body language, and aware enough to react off BOTH the QB and the WR. 
    >McCourty in zone, Is intelligent enough to know his own and any surrounding defender's coverage-bubbles, especially knowledgeable and aware with multiple wideouts in his area, and when another wideout is attempting to sink in a soft-spot behind him-when noone's in his zone, He even free-lances in run and pass-support and/or overall baiting of the oppossing QB.
    >McCourty has excellent read & react/closing & recovery skills: Again, extremely quick to recover, superb agility and body control, and intelligent and aware enough to jump routes, but also NOT to bite on such things like stop and go routes, ball-fakes, etc..
    >McCourty is excellent in Both tackling and overall run-support: WILL sacrifice body to make the tough tackle, WILL take the time to react off the play- hold up his man and thus turn the play inside, WILL take the time to attack things like screen-passes...And overall, IS an extremely fundamental tackler overall, Rarely misses, and gives up very few YAC on pass-plays.

    ~So again...WhatTH does those 4 posters who've been already talking about this dude for some time already, know...well, maybe they've known something that the rest of Us ALL previously missed.



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    Look, I still don't know IF I would have gone CB, with so many seemingly other pressing posiional needs...YET MAKE NO MISTAKE-Devin McCourty is an absolute S-T-U-D Cornerback...Imho, He's the next true future shut-down CB in this league.  You ALL watch.  And honestly, sorry to hurt some poster's misconceptions, BUT The Patriots ARE REbuilding.  Painful as it is...  So IF given the choice between taking a somewhat lesser player at a MORE pressing positional area of need, OR taking an utter beast stud at a LESS pressing positional area of need...I'll go with the stud more often than not-BUT I'll ALWAYS go with the better player, IF I'm Bill Belichick and I view My Selection in light of needing vast rebuilding blocks ALL around the entire team...  Yea, yea, Brady's NOT getting any younger, and blah-blah-blah.  Yet, Bill Belichick HAS tried it the other way: Attempting to piecemeal another Championship Team together for the last 4-5 years or so.  And guess what?  It HASN'T worked.  So Belichick took the very, VERY Best Player Available, at a position that's ALWAYS in need of a great player-Cornerback.  McCourty's a stud, and there IS a greater learning curve @ CB than at certain other spots, like RB, WR, and even at weakside pass-rushing specialist OLB.  In otherwords, NOT only is this a fundamental block for now, our entire secondary to be shored up for half a decade (NE has a deep Safety core, and now 2 very promising very young CBs in Butler & McCourty).  

    THIS is a move when looked at in the eyes of Belichick getting the very best Player Available at a position that ALWAYS needs depth, IN the eyes of REbuilding, IN the eyes of shoring up 1 half of the entire Defensive side in the Secondary spots of Safety & Cornerback, AND IN the eyes of the greater learning curve in the secondary...THIS is a move that DOES start to make good sense.    
     
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    Re: Regarding Devin McCourty: Read THIS Before Jumping To Conclusions

    Great post Laz ..... Your right on the money with our Devin
     
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    hoyle and ALL:

    Let me tell ya hoyle...  I CAN take credit for following and bringing to this board my partition of wanting Jared Odrick almost an entire year ago, BUT this McCourty kid slipped entirely past me...but NOT past those posters I mentioned above.  Make ZERO mistake, DID we MORE need a guy who could project to play 3-4 DE just like Jared Odrick can?  Imo, Yes.  YET, By passing on Odrick and imo, a more critical area of need @ DE, DID The New England Patriots ACTUALLY get a better player @ a positional area of Cornerback, which looks like it's a position of LESS trully critical need than @ 3-4 DE?  My answer again, Is YES...New England got a guy who imo has EVERY single aspect to be a TRUE shutdown Cornerback.  
         Devin McCourty has imho, an almost flawless feel for the CB spot...He's sick.  Dear god, Press-man, Off-Man, Zone, Special Teams, @ 5'11 and 193lbs, that's a very decen sized CB in this day and age of much lighter smaller CBs...  From McCourty's insane reaction times, his sheer LOVE of playing tough man-man coverage (but very limited in penalties), McCourty's extreme intelligence of the game and filmwork...Has the skills and Intelligence to bait QBs, He's a Tough hard pounding tackler.  EVERYthing I read about this McCourty kid proves to me that He IS a fearless consummate teammate with just mad skills at his disposal.  SO many people are looking for those Big INT returns for TDs the other way...BUT that is NOT what makes a GREAT CB.  Darrele Revis is the EXACT same way...Revis is all about just UTTERLY shutting down the oppossing sides best Offensive Weapon, NOT doing stup!d gambling moves like Asante Samuel looking for an easy pick.  This kid's old school, like Revis and like Ty Law...Only NOW in this day and age under the "No Touch the WR Bill Polian Rules", Devin McCourty has shown that he's good enough in his skill-set to NOT simply shutdown a wideout by mauling them (can't do that anymore).  CB is potentially next to QB in this day and age, The 1 single HARDEST position to find a guy who just might be good, let alone has those aspects to be even potentially, An Impact Cornerback. 
    SEE when I read how McCourty just attacks the running play by tearing through the wideout attempting to contain him on RUN-downs, AND How McCourty free-lances when NO eligible receiver is in his area when playing zone, by attempting to "bait" the QB into finding an opening in his coverage bubble, BUT that in man-man coverage, McCourty rarely "bites" on play-fakes, and that McCourty almost NEVER attempts to do the d^mb things like jumping the wideouts routes, then ultimately getting burned HUGE when that fails...Ya See ALL THAT, at least to me, Said, "Alright, Selfless kid who WANTS to win, fight for every play and even try to MAKE a play, but make that play in a very deliberate and controlled selfless fashion and form-NO ESPN Cameras goin' for the id!ot "route-jumping" Potential Pick...JUST tough, tough hard-nose playmaker that'll ALWAYS do his job and DO MORE (and not for the stup!d glame & glory, but to just win and beat his opponent)."  When THAT specific revelation dawned on me, That THAT was what Devin McCourty was about as a CB...It was THEN that I wrote the above piece on him in March. 

    AND McCourty simply LOVES this being a great CB...He!!, In this day and age, WhoTH would choose to be on a 1-1 matchup EVERY single play of a game, where the 1 single play you mess up by just a hair, It's a TD?  And this kid LOVES IT, AND does it CORRECT...In a completely unglamorous position except in getting a Pick-6 INT and in a far tougher Offensive Passing AND in a league geared to help the pass-catcher more than EVER before, Devin McCourty STILL cares and knows what a true "shutdown" TEAM Cornerback, SHOULD do.

    So in the end, WOULD I have wanted a potentially LESSER skilled player at a MORE critical positional area that needed to be filled (DE) with Jared Odrick, who's shown to be decent at pass-rushing, but rather modest at securing and edge, which is so totally critical @ the 3-4 point of attack...  OR, DO I want a player who's has a less flawed game set, A BETTER player at an unbelievably tough position to fill these days, BUT at a position that is NOT as much a pressing concern as some other needed positions on this team?  

    Well, I guess Bill Belichick has shown what HE wants...BOTH out of a position AND out of a specific player...The Answer?:  ZERO substitutes for the VERY best...no matter what.  NO more trying to squeeze a second rate product into some area, simply because that particular area has a few more leaks...  And ya know what?  I sorta dig that attitude, Of NOT merely settling for a little less anymore.  Do it right, get it done.  It might take another year to rebuild, but F- the tag-a-longs...so what IF the herd of wannabe fans and players gets thinned out in the process.  Do it CORRECT, or don't even bother doing it at all.  NO more trying to piecemeal a Championship Run together, REBUILD for a year or two, DO IT Correct by getting ONLY the best parts (else you're gonna come up short anyway), THEN Give US another DYNASTY TEAM.   
     
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    Lazarus, not that I really know you and I don't want to creep you out, but I kind of <3 you right now. Thanks for the reasonable and well-researched analysis on what I think is a very good draft pick.

    P.S. I feel like your name is a little ironic because you're one of the few people on this board right now who doesn't sound like they need some diazepam and a straitjacket.
     
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    Whew, thanks for that.  For a second I was worried we got the wrong guy. But it's arm-chair, half-baked, amateur analyses like these that give us confidence tell the pro scouts to shove it. 
    Posted by murghkhor


    Riiiiight. Because you've read all of the scouting reports and none of them said he was going to be any good.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/348072-2010-nfl-draft-scouting-report-devin-mccourty

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/563691

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Wilson-A-good-day-for-Devin-McCourty.html

    oh, wait...

     
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    Peacelaur...LingMAO with your second part man, good stuff.

    And just like murghkor states, It doesn't matter IF you follow the NFL Draft 365 days a year for the past 10 years or so and dedicate you're time and great research to forming a comprehensive analysis through many varying Scouts and Scouting Sites on not just WHO is a good draftee, but WHO precisely would fit in with The New England Patriot formula and system......BECAUSE, IF You don't have you're very own web-site, you're critiques and analysises are ALWAYS going to be far less researched, informed and worthy, COMPARED with those that DO have their own web-pages.  And even IF you do a comprehensive and correct analysis of some draftees fit and skills, it'll always be debunked by most, if not all, sarcastic non-sequitor 1-liners by those who weren't intelligent enough to find fault in your player analysis, itself.  I mean...that's a given obviously. 
     
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    Peacelaur ...LingMAO with your second part man, good stuff. And just like murghkor states, It doesn't matter IF you follow the NFL Draft 365 days a year for the past 10 years or so and dedicate you're time and great research to forming a comprehensive analysis through many varying Scouts and Scouting Sites on not just WHO is a good draftee, but WHO precisely would fit in with The New England Patriot formula and system......BECAUSE, IF You don't have you're very own web-site, you're critiques and analysises are ALWAYS going to be far less researched, informed and worthy, COMPARED with those that DO have their own web-pages.  And even IF you do a comprehensive and correct analysis of some draftees fit and skills, it'll always be debunked by most, if not all, sarcastic non-sequitor 1-liners by those who weren't intelligent enough to find fault in your player analysis, itself.  I mean...that's a given obviously. 
    Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium


    Thanks! I am, in fact, a chick, but I appreciate the props.

    Well, obviously if you were to get your own web space (preferably decorated with pictures of cheerleaders and blinged out Patriots logos) or Facebook group and post your opinions there, or maybe even a badge that proclaims you to be a person with Very Important Opinions, murghkor wouldn't have to lay the hammer down on you with such devastating wit. Unfortunately you seem to be setting yourself up for failure. For shame.
     
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    I liked McCourty but by no means in the 1st round. I thought at best he would be a #44/47 pick after we addressed our pass rushing need. I guess BB decided that the secondary was the better way to go. I'll fully admit I was extremely upset that they passed on Odrick, Hughes, and barring Kindle falling further him also. After a night to think about it I can see why they made the choice. Notice the run of CB's immediately after. If they were targetting a cb in the 1st 2 rounds then maybe they had it right and they needed to grab one early. The other thing of interest is that BB absolutely loves ST. We see every year he drafts players that can play both their position and ST's. Looking back on last year ST's was really hurting in both returns and gunners. So I can see why they took him even though I wish it wasn't in the 1st. Oh well if we take that extra 3rd we received and spend it on a Jimmy Graham or ship it to Oak for Morrison I'd be happy overall
     
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    As a Rutger's Alum, I know Mc is very good, just would have rather gotten him in the 2nd if we could.  He will be good this year on ST and as a nickle.  In 2-3 years can start.  Why 2-3, depends on Butler who has a year on him and I really like and of course we have Bodden still.  He will get his snaps and you will like his coverage in 3 cb Ds

     
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    Well Laz, I had a restless sleep last night and your post gives me some hope I guess. But, I can't help but wonder if McCourty would have been there in the 2nd or even 3rd round for the Patriots.

    What's hard to swallow is BB having him ahead of Dez Bryant, Bulaga, Jerry Hughes etc; I find it hard to believe we couldn't have one of those players today and then get McCourty tonight.

    I'm trying hard not to freak on this draft and have this hope that tonight we see some big, capable names come to the Patriots.
     
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    thats the whole problem.he would have been there in the 2nd,or 3rd round.
     
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    This guy will be an elite corner sooner than later. Hopefully the other DB's will find some motivation with this move.
     
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    who cares. we didnt need a corner that bad. this has nothing to do with mccourty. too many other needs. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Regarding Devin McCourty: Read THIS Before Jumping To Conclusions : Thanks! I am, in fact, a chick, but I appreciate the props. Well, obviously if you were to get your own web space (preferably decorated with pictures of cheerleaders and blinged out Patriots logos) or Facebook group and post your opinions there, or maybe even a badge that proclaims you to be a person with Very Important Opinions, murghkor wouldn't have to lay the hammer down on you with such devastating wit. Unfortunately you seem to be setting yourself up for failure. For shame.
    Posted by PeaceLaur


    Man Peacelaur...  I believe you're gender admission is contributing to a categorical existential breakdown en masse somewhere inside of me (somewhere near the spleen).  What I mean is- I gots to say then WhatTF is this, lettin' ya know I take care a' business; Can I get a witness, ta verify when I depict this:

    Ya see, I used to be able to at least entertain that Gamer was some female rogue, a chasmic oddity in the universe, Thus-An informed Female poster upon Football, AND a Patriot Fan...  But now, between your witticisms, KellieMB's reading of Belichick's books, he!!-even your straight up gangsta lean word-play with "props" and "bling."  In the past, I was one in the limited belief of the dude from the Alkohalics, who said, "I played Pop Warner for the Golden Bear losers, Hopped cornah's on our fresh deuce-cruisers; Playin' Galago, Asteroids an' eatin' Reese's, I had all the girls 'cause my tough skins had creases; And it's been dat way since day 1, Cause girls a' the world ain't nuthin' but fun...".   Alas, I was wrong.  Honestly though, This board gots some sturdy swingin' gals who been keepin' it still to da chest (like that, lol- & just messin' arround with that Alkaholic's quote)...   
     
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    Sorry but we wouldn't have been able to get him in the second round.  There was a run of cornerbacks at the end of the first round.  He would have been long gone.  You can bet the Saints would have scooped him up with the 32nd pick.  I think Kyle Wilson fits right in with the Jets being brash and being a cocky loud mouth.  I was surprised the Pats didn't go for a pass rusher but I do think McCourty is a good pick.  They wanted him and wouldn't have gotten him in the second round.  Maybe they move up to get Kindle in the second or he falls to us.  Maybe the same happens for Golden Tate/Arrelius Benn/Rob Gronkowski.  I think the second round will be a homerun for us.  Kindle/Tate/Gronkowski would be a great second round.  I was impressed by this piece of info from CBS website.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/563691?tag=pageRow;pageContainer


    In the last 38 contests, Rutgers has allowed the opposition to complete 572-of-1,038 passes (55.11 percent) for 7,144 yards, 36 touchdowns and 32 interceptions. Against McCourty, the Scarlet Knights opponents attempted 249 throws, completing just 88 (35.34 percent) for 684 yards and only two scores, an average of 7.77 yards per pass completion. He has allowed just 2.75 yards per pass attempt, the lowest figure of any active player in the Big East Conference.

    While those figures are very impressive, they do not tell the entire story of this shutdown cornerback's ability. Against his main pass coverage assignments, McCourty has held those receivers to only 42 receptions for 386 yards on 158 passes targeted into his area, meaning that quarterbacks have completed just 26.58 percent of those tosses and their intended targets were limited to 9.19 yards per pass completion and 2.44 yards per attempt.

    Those same receivers averaged 33.84 catches for 430.05 yards (12.71 yards per catch) and 2.47 touchdowns per season vs. other cornerbacks they faced. Devin has proven to be an excellent press coverage defender, as his excellent field vision has seen him make plays on the ball 45.39 percent of the time outside his area, coming to the aid after a teammate had blown an assignment. He has jammed/rerouted those pass catchers away from 148 incomplete attempts (average of 3.84 per game), the most of any cornerback in the Division I ranks during that span.

     
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    thats the whole problem.he would have been there in the 2nd,or 3rd round.
    Posted by mosseffectredux


    There is now way this guy would have lasted till the end of the first round. Jets might have taken him if the patriots didn't wilson and him were interchangeable
     
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    Re: Regarding Devin McCourty: Read THIS Before Jumping To Conclusions

     Another great post. Short, sweet, and to the point as always. Seriously, good post, it is good to hear a positive attitude on this board occasionally.
     I think that we had a need a cb. Especially with the wrs finding there way into the afc east these days. Sure, we still need a pass rush, but there are a lot of picks left and there is nothing wrong with building from the back in instead of the line out.
     
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    Re: Regarding Devin McCourty: Read THIS Before Jumping To Conclusions

    Laz.  excellent and i trully mean EXCELLENT analysis.  this is exactly what I see in the kid.

    Look people, McCourty has been compared to D. Revis.  WE DID NOT DRAFT A SPECIAL TEAMER IN THE FIRST ROUND!!!!!!!!! man some of these radio people are RETARDED. F U D&C on weei. how many NFL teams have they coached? oh right, ZERO.

    The first thing that stuck out to me about #21 is his crazy football instincts. 

    and more than anything else, we need guys who love the game.  McCourty is said to be one of those guys. 

    im still holding out for:  Pats trade 3rd pick to Raiders for Kirk Morrison.  now that they got McClain (finally a smart pick by oakland), we can swoop in and get a steal in Morrison.
     
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    why do you guy believe that he would of been there in the second round?  truthfullly, many drafts had him predicted to go late first round so there are definitely no guarantees that he will be in the second.
     
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    Guys like Mankins, Mayo, and Sea Bass were off the radar.  Most likely, this is the case for McCourtney, as well.
     
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    Thanks for that link!  I'm EXTREMELY happy with the pic now, expecially since he is a HS Ulumnus from my HS, like myself in NJ, St. Joseph Regional HS. 
     
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    Rick Gosselin (best mock drafter in the biz) had him going 28th to San Diego in his pre-draft.   
     
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    I was underwhelmed by the pick last nite, mainly since I was hoping for someone to improve the pass rush.  After reading these comments, my feeling has changed to just being disappointed with no pass rusher, but understanding (and actually liking) the reasoning behind the pick.

    Thanks to Laz and other who have made me a more informed fan.

    Here's hoping for help in the LB and DL corps in the second and remaining rounds.
     
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    [snip great post]

    Great post Laz! ;)

     

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