RB or S? IMHO these positions are too susceptible to injury to take that high
DT? I think resigning our guys and moving Odrick there would be better
Center or MLB? not a need
OG no thanks
OLB? not worthwhile in a 4-3 scheme
Why do you guys care about that LT position so much? It's not a big deal as long as we re-sign Long(to a fair deal) or sign or draft an average player. We don't need to have one of the best LT's in the NFL in order to compete for a championship. And we certainly shouldn't draft one in the first round even if we do manage to address the CB, WR and DE position in FA. We had one of the best LT's in the NFL from 2009-2011 and he didn't get us anywhere that's because LT's don't win games.
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Would you like this draft from an outsider who follows the Phins from a distant?
Rd1- Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
Rd2- DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
Rd2 (IND)- DJ Fluker OT/OG Alabama
Rd3- Logan Ryan CB Rutgers
Rd3 (CHI)- Robert Woods WR USC
Rd4- Gavin Escobar TE San Diego St.
Rd5- Hugh Thornton OG Illinois
I agree with Go. We don't need an Elite LT. No need to overpay for Long and to draft one in the first.
At least we aren't the Jets
I was listening to Adam Schefter the other day on ESPN and he was talking about the Niners. He was being asked about the team and what it was that made them so successful. "Is it their running game...their QB play...their defense" he was asked (paraphrasing). He said "no, the key to the Niners success is their offensive line. They have a young, talented, well-fitted, and chemistry-filled line...everything that this team does is based in their tremendous line play" (again, paraphrasing). But he was making the point that the line even in today's game is the foundation that an offense is built around. Just like with the Bears, all the weapons in the World can only do so much...you need the line to improve every aspect of the offense; a great line makes average RBs/QBs/TEs/WRs much more successful.
STRENGTHS: Warmack is considerably lighter on his feet than one would expect given his stout frame, and is adept at meeting and eliminating linebackers at the second level.
In pass protection, Warmack does a nice job of supplying an initial punch and grasping hold of his opponent, showing good lateral agility to slide as well as the anchor to handle powerful bull-rushers.
Warmack is equally effective when asked to drive defensive tackles off the ball or beat linebackers to the action at the second level.
WEAKNESSES: Due to his lack of height, Warmack may lack the position versatility of his more recognizable linemates Barrett Jones and D.J. Fluker, but he is further along in his development than Fluker and, frankly, makes more eye-popping blocks than Jones. Size means that he'll be relegated strictly to interior blocking in the NFL.
COMPARES TO: Will Shields, OG, Kansas City Chiefs -- Let's be clear, no incoming rookie truly deserves comparison to a first ballot Hall of Famer, but Warmack is a rare prospect. While perhaps a tad shorter than ideal, Warmack uses his natural leverage advantage to consistently get under the pads of his opponents, driving them off of the ball in the running game and anchoring in pass protection. His lateral agility and balance make him effective getting to and blocking at the second level and handling quicker pass rushers, as well.
He has a long way to go before threatening Shields' record of 231 consecutive starts in the NFL, but proved durable in the SEC, starting every game the past three seasons.
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Long is a classic case of "go out there and see what you can command and we will talk"
I personally think Long played hurt, alot of players have down years but they played through pain that we never really hear about. almost always impending FA's play like their hair is on fire, get paid and then suck. so what happened to Jake? perhaps he is just plain banged up and will never handle speed rushers like he did before he played through his injuries
I look at drafting a FS at 12 like this. If we have a chance to get the next Earl Thomas, then I'm on board. If not, then I want a Pass Rusher or Patterson.
At least we aren't the Jets
I've been brainwashed into thinking without an elite LT our qb will die, so yea, I want an elite LT. Just not, Jake long.