I would love 1) Hunt or Floyd/Richardson 2) Jenkins
I would love 1) Hunt or Floyd/Richardson 2) Jenkins
Regardless, I think Fauria could be a big-time redzone weapon if there's any development left in him. He's got great hands, Gronk's size and terrorized the teams inside the redzone all season long.
God damn, Revis and Sherman would just be scary good.
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I don't think Jenkins is worth a first round pick at all. I know it's all up in the air with this team, but he isn't a 1st round talent. Maybe not even 2nd round. I thinks it's a little TOO much of a reach, even for us. And the Will LB isn't a big enough need to go there with a reach in the first round.
Groz thinks we will trade up and take a DE. I'm just not sure that a DE should come on the first. We will have 4 guys trying to get regular PT for 2 years. Would have to be a LEO too right?
An ACL tear is scary stuff. I definitely think it will hurt his value. He definitely is more injury prone now than a lot of guys are.
Sure it hurts but it doesn't anything away from him
I think it might. People don't know for sure what he will be. Not everyone is like AP. But who knows I guess.
Some good commentary on the Seahawks philosophy and needs on the D-line:
Red Bryant was a major doubt for the Chicago Bears game due to injury. When asked who would replace Bryant at defensive end, Carroll answered Alan Branch. Greg Scruggs would fill in at three technique.
Bryant is 323lbs and Branch is listed at 325lbs. I found it pretty fascinating that Carroll was so determined to keep size at that position. He could’ve started Scruggs or Jason Jones at defensive end – with both seemingly capable of acting as a more orthodox five-technique. Instead he wanted to move an interior lineman to the outside at the expense of giving up 50lbs at tackle.
The role of Bryant has become pretty integral to this team. While some fans have questioned his impact this year, especially in light of the inconsistent pressure up front, there’s no doubt that Carroll intends to stick with this plan. He wants Bryant outside for a reason (we’ll come on to that in a moment). As a result, he’s also prepared to have a pretty unbalanced pass rush when using the base defense.
We discussed last week how important it was for Seattle to find more pressure within this scheme. Carroll and Gus Bradley are only rushing four most of the time. They aren’t blitzing all that much. It seems to me that they want to max out the potential for turnovers by playing tight against the run on early downs and putting teams into 3rd and long situations. And when they’re in third and long, they turn to speed. Bruce Irvin and Jason Jones join Chris Clemons for the ‘money down’. You can play nickel, you can create a situation where the chances of a turnover are increased. Quick pressure, force the mistake and have enough people in coverage to capitalise. It makes a lot of sense.
However – when teams are prepared to pass on early downs, quarterbacks are having a lot of time in the pocket. In the base defense, the line consists of Bryant, Branch, Clemons and Brandon Mebane. That’s a lot of size, but also a total reliance on Clemons for pressure. If you’re keeping Bryant in the line-up – and Pete Carroll is keeping Bryant in the line-up – the only place you can upgrade to create more pressure is defensive tackle.
The 4-3 under defense that Carroll is using lends a lot of weight to the philosophy created by Monte Kiffin. You shift the tackles away from the heart and strength of the offensive line, thus making it very difficult to double team the three-technique tackle. The nose tackle (Brandon Mebane) plays off the shoulder of the center. That, theoretically, creates a situation where the three technique and the LEO (Chris Clemons) are in 1vs1 situations with the left guard and left tackle. And that’s where the team is going to have success.
http://seahawksdraftblog.com/sheldon...deal-2013-pickIt does leave you light on one side of the line, which is why I think they like Red Bryant so much. He’s a space eater, he draws attention. And with the rest of the line favouring one side, there’s always the possibility you become easy to run against. Bryant takes away that advantage with his size. So while we can sit here and complain about a lack of pass-rush, Bryant is actually doing his job by simply stopping this team getting gashed consistently. He makes everything else tick. And his role will increase in importance the moment Seattle actually has a three technique who creates pressure.
Alan Branch isn’t a terrible defensive tackle. He’s just not a pass rusher. He’s playing 20-30lbs heavier than a prototypical three-technique and he doesn’t get a lot of penetration. Seattle should try and retain Branch as a useful rotational piece and a potential backup if Bryant or Mebane goes down. But really, he has to be upgraded on the base defense for this unit to maximise its potential. The Seahawks need a 290-300lbs three technique who won’t give up the run advantage they get with Branch, but can also take advantage of the scheme. As soon as you get someone collapsing the pocket inside, that’s when you’ll see the best of this defense.
I want Sheldon Richardson now. What would it take to move up to 15 or so if necessary to get him?
Calculate it here.
It'd take probably a swap of firsts, a second, and a couple lower picks.
So thus far this is what I've been able to do in the PSD 2013 NFL Mock:
Round One: Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Round Two: Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
Round Three: Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M
Round Four: David Bakhtiari, T/G, Colorado
Round Five: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
Now I know some of you aren't fans of my first two picks, but thoughts on how the rest has unfolded and suggestions for the sixth and seventh rounds? I want to snag Joe Kruger from Utah in the seventh round if he is there to help with D-line depth.