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    [quote user="nycsportzfan"]*Heres a little Scouting Report from* Walt football on mercilus ** I only put it on here because of the player comparison of JPP * I agree with Walt about Whitney being pretty athletic. Even if u don't think hes that athletic ** u gotta love Whitney as a prospect



    [*]Whitney Mercilus, 6-4/265
    [*]Defensive End

    [*]Illinois














    Whitney Mercilus Scouting Report

    By Charlie Campbell








    Strengths:
    [*] Raw speed to turn the edge
    [*] Agility to sink his hips/shoulder
    [*] Strength
    [*] Repertoire of moves
    [*] Active hands
    [*] Has the strength to anchor and hold his ground vs. the run
    [*] Always looking to force fumbles
    [*] Quick get off
    [*] Shedding blocks when pass rushing
    [*] Ability to bull rush heavy tackles and guards
    [*] Extremely athletic








































































    Weaknesses:

    [*] One-year wonder
    [*] Lacks complete body of work in college
    [*] Quality of tackles he faced







    Summary: Whitney Mercilus was the most productive pass-rusher in
    college football in 2011. He led the nation in sacks (16) and forced
    fumbles (9). It was a record-setting season as Mercilus topped Simeon
    Rice's school record for sacks in a year. Like Rice, Mercilus is a
    fabulous athlete. He has a special combination of size, speed and
    strength to go along with excellent technique. Mercilus also recorded 57
    tackles and 22.5 tackles for a loss.



    Entering the NFL, Mercilus is an advanced pass-rusher. He got the better
    of the best tackles he faced this season. Against Ohio State's Mike
    Adams, Mercilus recorded 1.5 sacks with a forced fumble. The Wisconsin
    Badgers' powerful offensive line couldn't contain Mercilus. He bull
    rushed through massive right tackle Josh Oglesby to get a sack-fumble on
    Russell Wilson. Mercilus also knocked out left tackle Ricky Wagner for
    part of the game.



    Mercilus has a very impressive repertoire of pass rushing moves. He
    attacks with speed around the edge. As a counter to the speed, he has
    the strength to execute rip moves and shed offensive linemen. Mercilus
    has the raw power to get under offensive linemen's pads and bull rush
    into the pocket. That catches linemen by surprise as they are so
    cognizant of being ready for his speed rush. Beyond his great physical
    skill set, Mercilus is an advanced pass-rusher technically.



    Mercilus holds up well in run defense. Linemen don't push him around, as
    he is strong at the point of attack. He also will burst into the
    backfield to disrupt running plays.



    The big question regarding Mercilus is why didn't break into the lineup
    sooner and why didn't he produce more earlier. In 2009 and 2010,
    Mercilus combined to record 24 tackles with two sacks and 6.5 tackles
    for a loss.





























    Player Comparison: Jason Pierre-Paul. There are a lot of
    similarities between Mercilus and JPP. Both are fantastic athletes who
    come to the NFL with a special combination of speed and strength. They
    also were one-year wonders at the college level. Mercilus had more
    production than JPP in their final college season, and the latter has
    turned into one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL.





    Right now, it looks like Mercilus should get drafted in the same range
    as JPP. However, it is possible that Mercilus will be this year's Aldon
    Smith and surprise some by cracking the top 10. It is not out of the
    question for him to pass North Carolina's Quinton Coples in the lead up
    to the 2012 NFL Draft. JPP did that with Derrick Morgan in 2010. Projecting Mercilus to the pros, I see a player similar to Pierre-Paul.





    NFL Matches: Jacksonville, Chicago, San Diego, New York Jets, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit




    What team couldn't use another pass-rusher? Mercilus has the athletic
    ability to be a stand-up edge-rusher in 3-4 defenses, and that opens him
    up to consideration from a lot of teams. He looks like a natural right
    defensive end in a 4-3 defense who will challenge left tackles.




    The Jaguars will have the first crack at Mercilus, and they need an edge
    rusher. Buffalo, San Diego and the Jets are all 3-4 defenses that need
    to find a player who can put heat on the quarterback. If Mercilus gets
    past all of those teams, he could end up in Chicago. They need some
    young talent for their defense. It would be a significant fall for
    Mercilus to get to the Browns' second first-round selection, but they
    could use an end to complete their young front four. The Lions almost
    took a defensive end last year, and if they don't re-sign Cliff Avril,
    they might consider trading up to land Mercilus.

    [/quote]He is the only 1 ive seen call him a fantastic athlete.Fantastic athletes in college usually dont play Strongside end.He is a lot stiffer then JPP.JPP is much more of a bender. I do think he is a very good player though and I have no problem adding another pass rusher

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      [quote user="Redeyejedi"][quote user="nycsportzfan"] *Removed for to keep the post from being a mile long*[/quote]He is the only 1 ive seen call him a fantastic athlete.Fantastic athletes in college usually dont play Strongside end.He is a lot stiffer then JPP.JPP is much more of a bender. I do think he is a very good player though and I have no problem adding another pass rusher[/quote]

      Mercilus kinda reminds me of Kiwi. Good athlete, but not on JPP's level of freakishness. I'd be thrilled to pick him up.


      I wonder what would happen if JR had to chose between:

      Kuechly
      DeCastro
      Mercilus
      Kirkpatrick
      Richardson
      Floyd (or possibly Jeffery)

      I foresee head explosion.

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        Started looking at Casy Hayward tonight.Trying to watch 2 games against Arkansas and the Bowl game.

        I really think he is a good fit for what Fewell likes to do. Fantastic in zone coverage

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          Hers the guys that have accepted Senior Bowl invites


          No. Name Position HT/WT School
          TBA Allen, Antonio DB 6-2 / 202 South Carolina
          TBA Ballard, Vick RB 5-11 / 220 Mississippi St.
          TBA Blake, Philip OL 6-3 / 320 Baylor
          TBA Boykin, Brandon DB 5-10 / 183 Georgia
          TBA Butler, Drew P 6-2 / 214 Georgia
          TBA Crawford, Jack DL 6-5 / 265 Penn State
          TBA Ganoway, Terrance RB 6-0 / 240 Baylor
          TBA Glenn, Cordy OL 6-5 / 348 Georgia
          TBA Harris, Josh DS 6-1 / 224 Auburn
          TBA Howard, Jaye DL 6-3 / 303 Florida
          TBA Iloka, George DB 6-3 / 216 Boise State
          TBA Ingram, Melvin DL 6-2 / 276 South Carolina
          TBA Jones, Ben OL 6-3 / 316 Georgia
          TBA Lynn, D'Anton DB 6-1 / 210 Penn State
          TBA Martin, Doug RB 5-9 / 215 Boise State
          TBA McCants, Matt OL 6-7 / 295 UAB
          TBA Moore, Kellen QB 6-0 / 191 Boise State
          TBA Mosley, Brandon OL 6-6 / 310 Auburn
          TBA Rainey, Chris RB 5-9 / 174 Florida
          TBA Still, Devon DL 6-5 / 305 Penn State
          TBA Troutman, Johnnie OL 6-4 / 323 Penn State
          TBA Winn, Billy DL 6-4 / 295 Boise State
          TBA Wright, Kendall WR 5-10 / 190 Baylor


          A lot of peope are high on this Mccants OT from UAB havent seen him play

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            Lots there to watch there.

            Definitely looking forward to seeing Doug Martin, Kellen Moore, Melvin Ingram and Devon Still go.

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              I wonder if Jordan Rodgers will get a shot in the NFL just because of his brother. He kind of sux though.Vanderbilt really doesnt have many weapons though

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                [quote user="Redeyejedi"]I wonder if Jordan Rodgers will get a shot in the NFL just because of his brother. He kind of sux though.Vanderbilt really doesnt have many weapons though[/quote]Have you seen him play? If Marcus Vick got a shot, maybe this guy will too, IDK?

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                  [quote user="nycsportzfan"]Heres a little Scouting Report from Walt football on mercilus I only put it on here because of the player comparison of JPP I agree with Walt about Whitney being pretty athletic. Even if u don't think hes that athletic u gotta love Whitney as a prospect



                  [*]Whitney Mercilus, 6-4/265
                  [*]Defensive End

                  [*]Illinois














                  Whitney Mercilus Scouting Report

                  By Charlie Campbell








                  Strengths:
                  [*] Raw speed to turn the edge
                  [*] Agility to sink his hips/shoulder
                  [*] Strength
                  [*] Repertoire of moves
                  [*] Active hands
                  [*] Has the strength to anchor and hold his ground vs. the run
                  [*] Always looking to force fumbles
                  [*] Quick get off
                  [*] Shedding blocks when pass rushing
                  [*] Ability to bull rush heavy tackles and guards
                  [*] Extremely athletic








































































                  Weaknesses:

                  [*] One-year wonder
                  [*] Lacks complete body of work in college
                  [*] Quality of tackles he faced







                  Summary: Whitney Mercilus was the most productive pass-rusher in
                  college football in 2011. He led the nation in sacks (16) and forced
                  fumbles (9). It was a record-setting season as Mercilus topped Simeon
                  Rice's school record for sacks in a year. Like Rice, Mercilus is a
                  fabulous athlete. He has a special combination of size, speed and
                  strength to go along with excellent technique. Mercilus also recorded 57
                  tackles and 22.5 tackles for a loss.



                  Entering the NFL, Mercilus is an advanced pass-rusher. He got the better
                  of the best tackles he faced this season. Against Ohio State's Mike
                  Adams, Mercilus recorded 1.5 sacks with a forced fumble. The Wisconsin
                  Badgers' powerful offensive line couldn't contain Mercilus. He bull
                  rushed through massive right tackle Josh Oglesby to get a sack-fumble on
                  Russell Wilson. Mercilus also knocked out left tackle Ricky Wagner for
                  part of the game.



                  Mercilus has a very impressive repertoire of pass rushing moves. He
                  attacks with speed around the edge. As a counter to the speed, he has
                  the strength to execute rip moves and shed offensive linemen. Mercilus
                  has the raw power to get under offensive linemen's pads and bull rush
                  into the pocket. That catches linemen by surprise as they are so
                  cognizant of being ready for his speed rush. Beyond his great physical
                  skill set, Mercilus is an advanced pass-rusher technically.



                  Mercilus holds up well in run defense. Linemen don't push him around, as
                  he is strong at the point of attack. He also will burst into the
                  backfield to disrupt running plays.



                  The big question regarding Mercilus is why didn't break into the lineup
                  sooner and why didn't he produce more earlier. In 2009 and 2010,
                  Mercilus combined to record 24 tackles with two sacks and 6.5 tackles
                  for a loss.





























                  Player Comparison: Jason Pierre-Paul. There are a lot of
                  similarities between Mercilus and JPP. Both are fantastic athletes who
                  come to the NFL with a special combination of speed and strength. They
                  also were one-year wonders at the college level. Mercilus had more
                  production than JPP in their final college season, and the latter has
                  turned into one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL.





                  Right now, it looks like Mercilus should get drafted in the same range
                  as JPP. However, it is possible that Mercilus will be this year's Aldon
                  Smith and surprise some by cracking the top 10. It is not out of the
                  question for him to pass North Carolina's Quinton Coples in the lead up
                  to the 2012 NFL Draft. JPP did that with Derrick Morgan in 2010. Projecting Mercilus to the pros, I see a player similar to Pierre-Paul.





                  NFL Matches: Jacksonville, Chicago, San Diego, New York Jets, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit




                  What team couldn't use another pass-rusher? Mercilus has the athletic
                  ability to be a stand-up edge-rusher in 3-4 defenses, and that opens him
                  up to consideration from a lot of teams. He looks like a natural right
                  defensive end in a 4-3 defense who will challenge left tackles.




                  The Jaguars will have the first crack at Mercilus, and they need an edge
                  rusher. Buffalo, San Diego and the Jets are all 3-4 defenses that need
                  to find a player who can put heat on the quarterback. If Mercilus gets
                  past all of those teams, he could end up in Chicago. They need some
                  young talent for their defense. It would be a significant fall for
                  Mercilus to get to the Browns' second first-round selection, but they
                  could use an end to complete their young front four. The Lions almost
                  took a defensive end last year, and if they don't re-sign Cliff Avril,
                  they might consider trading up to land Mercilus.

                  [/quote]Who is Charlie Campbell? Not a knock on Mercilus, but to compare him to JPP is just ridiculous.

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                    [quote user="heavyhitter"][quote user="nycsportzfan"]Heres a little Scouting Report from Walt football on mercilus I only put it on here because of the player comparison of JPP I agree with Walt about Whitney being pretty athletic. Even if u don't think hes that athletic u gotta love Whitney as a prospect



                    [*]Whitney Mercilus, 6-4/265
                    [*]Defensive End

                    [*]Illinois














                    Whitney Mercilus Scouting Report

                    By Charlie Campbell








                    Strengths:
                    [*] Raw speed to turn the edge
                    [*] Agility to sink his hips/shoulder
                    [*] Strength
                    [*] Repertoire of moves
                    [*] Active hands
                    [*] Has the strength to anchor and hold his ground vs. the run
                    [*] Always looking to force fumbles
                    [*] Quick get off
                    [*] Shedding blocks when pass rushing
                    [*] Ability to bull rush heavy tackles and guards
                    [*] Extremely athletic








































































                    Weaknesses:

                    [*] One-year wonder
                    [*] Lacks complete body of work in college
                    [*] Quality of tackles he faced







                    Summary: Whitney Mercilus was the most productive pass-rusher in
                    college football in 2011. He led the nation in sacks (16) and forced
                    fumbles (9). It was a record-setting season as Mercilus topped Simeon
                    Rice's school record for sacks in a year. Like Rice, Mercilus is a
                    fabulous athlete. He has a special combination of size, speed and
                    strength to go along with excellent technique. Mercilus also recorded 57
                    tackles and 22.5 tackles for a loss.



                    Entering the NFL, Mercilus is an advanced pass-rusher. He got the better
                    of the best tackles he faced this season. Against Ohio State's Mike
                    Adams, Mercilus recorded 1.5 sacks with a forced fumble. The Wisconsin
                    Badgers' powerful offensive line couldn't contain Mercilus. He bull
                    rushed through massive right tackle Josh Oglesby to get a sack-fumble on
                    Russell Wilson. Mercilus also knocked out left tackle Ricky Wagner for
                    part of the game.



                    Mercilus has a very impressive repertoire of pass rushing moves. He
                    attacks with speed around the edge. As a counter to the speed, he has
                    the strength to execute rip moves and shed offensive linemen. Mercilus
                    has the raw power to get under offensive linemen's pads and bull rush
                    into the pocket. That catches linemen by surprise as they are so
                    cognizant of being ready for his speed rush. Beyond his great physical
                    skill set, Mercilus is an advanced pass-rusher technically.



                    Mercilus holds up well in run defense. Linemen don't push him around, as
                    he is strong at the point of attack. He also will burst into the
                    backfield to disrupt running plays.



                    The big question regarding Mercilus is why didn't break into the lineup
                    sooner and why didn't he produce more earlier. In 2009 and 2010,
                    Mercilus combined to record 24 tackles with two sacks and 6.5 tackles
                    for a loss.





























                    Player Comparison: Jason Pierre-Paul. There are a lot of
                    similarities between Mercilus and JPP. Both are fantastic athletes who
                    come to the NFL with a special combination of speed and strength. They
                    also were one-year wonders at the college level. Mercilus had more
                    production than JPP in their final college season, and the latter has
                    turned into one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL.





                    Right now, it looks like Mercilus should get drafted in the same range
                    as JPP. However, it is possible that Mercilus will be this year's Aldon
                    Smith and surprise some by cracking the top 10. It is not out of the
                    question for him to pass North Carolina's Quinton Coples in the lead up
                    to the 2012 NFL Draft. JPP did that with Derrick Morgan in 2010. Projecting Mercilus to the pros, I see a player similar to Pierre-Paul.





                    NFL Matches: Jacksonville, Chicago, San Diego, New York Jets, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit




                    What team couldn't use another pass-rusher? Mercilus has the athletic
                    ability to be a stand-up edge-rusher in 3-4 defenses, and that opens him
                    up to consideration from a lot of teams. He looks like a natural right
                    defensive end in a 4-3 defense who will challenge left tackles.




                    The Jaguars will have the first crack at Mercilus, and they need an edge
                    rusher. Buffalo, San Diego and the Jets are all 3-4 defenses that need
                    to find a player who can put heat on the quarterback. If Mercilus gets
                    past all of those teams, he could end up in Chicago. They need some
                    young talent for their defense. It would be a significant fall for
                    Mercilus to get to the Browns' second first-round selection, but they
                    could use an end to complete their young front four. The Lions almost
                    took a defensive end last year, and if they don't re-sign Cliff Avril,
                    they might consider trading up to land Mercilus.

                    [/quote]Who is Charlie Campbell? Not a knock on Mercilus, but to compare him to JPP is just ridiculous.
                    [/quote] Why is it ridiculous? Hes not saying hes gonna be JPP but hes saying he is a good comparison of where Whitney could be if everything works out Hes also comparing him to JPP because like JPP Whitney is a one yr wonder who came outta nowhere and will likely fly up draft boards as the draft approaches Hes a sensational prospect and don't fall for Whitney being what hes talked about now because trust me when the draft is here Whitney will be going in the pick 15-23ish of the 1st round

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                      [quote user="Redeyejedi"]Hers the guys that have accepted Senior Bowl invites


                      No. Name Position HT/WT School
                      TBA Allen, Antonio DB 6-2 / 202 South Carolina
                      TBA Ballard, Vick RB 5-11 / 220 Mississippi St.
                      TBA Blake, Philip OL 6-3 / 320 Baylor
                      TBA Boykin, Brandon DB 5-10 / 183 Georgia
                      TBA Butler, Drew P 6-2 / 214 Georgia
                      TBA Crawford, Jack DL 6-5 / 265 Penn State
                      TBA Ganoway, Terrance RB 6-0 / 240 Baylor
                      TBA Glenn, Cordy OL 6-5 / 348 Georgia
                      TBA Harris, Josh DS 6-1 / 224 Auburn
                      TBA Howard, Jaye DL 6-3 / 303 Florida
                      TBA Iloka, George DB 6-3 / 216 Boise State
                      TBA Ingram, Melvin DL 6-2 / 276 South Carolina
                      TBA Jones, Ben OL 6-3 / 316 Georgia
                      TBA Lynn, D'Anton DB 6-1 / 210 Penn State
                      TBA Martin, Doug RB 5-9 / 215 Boise State
                      TBA McCants, Matt OL 6-7 / 295 UAB
                      TBA Moore, Kellen QB 6-0 / 191 Boise State
                      TBA Mosley, Brandon OL 6-6 / 310 Auburn
                      TBA Rainey, Chris RB 5-9 / 174 Florida
                      TBA Still, Devon DL 6-5 / 305 Penn State
                      TBA Troutman, Johnnie OL 6-4 / 323 Penn State
                      TBA Winn, Billy DL 6-4 / 295 Boise State
                      TBA Wright, Kendall WR 5-10 / 190 Baylor


                      A lot of peope are high on this Mccants OT from UAB havent seen him play[/quote] Right away i see Vick Ballard whos one of my most underrated RB"s in the draft and Jaye Howard who i like in the rd 4-5ish area as a penetrating speed DT Also i've had Phillip Blake as a late RD sleeper and i've seen him move up a bit in prospect rankings and a guy i want to see more of is Brandon mosely OT AUBURN a bit more

                      Theres obviously guys i love overall but those are so
                      me sleepers or guys i want to see a bit more of

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                        Pretty sure I'm already correct but the lowest we could possibly draft now is at the #26th spot, right? That's obviously assuming we would lose to GB and Denver loses too. Denver would be in front of us because we have the better record. Kind of excited to see where we might go in that area of the draft in the 1st round.

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                          [quote user="nycsportzfan"][quote user="heavyhitter"][quote user="nycsportzfan"]Heres a little Scouting Report from Walt football on mercilus I only put it on here because of the player comparison of JPP I agree with Walt about Whitney being pretty athletic. Even if u don't think hes that athletic u gotta love Whitney as a prospect



                          [*]Whitney Mercilus, 6-4/265
                          [*]Defensive End

                          [*]Illinois














                          Whitney Mercilus Scouting Report

                          By Charlie Campbell








                          Strengths:
                          [*] Raw speed to turn the edge
                          [*] Agility to sink his hips/shoulder
                          [*] Strength
                          [*] Repertoire of moves
                          [*] Active hands
                          [*] Has the strength to anchor and hold his ground vs. the run
                          [*] Always looking to force fumbles
                          [*] Quick get off
                          [*] Shedding blocks when pass rushing
                          [*] Ability to bull rush heavy tackles and guards
                          [*] Extremely athletic








































































                          Weaknesses:

                          [*] One-year wonder
                          [*] Lacks complete body of work in college
                          [*] Quality of tackles he faced







                          Summary: Whitney Mercilus was the most productive pass-rusher in
                          college football in 2011. He led the nation in sacks (16) and forced
                          fumbles (9). It was a record-setting season as Mercilus topped Simeon
                          Rice's school record for sacks in a year. Like Rice, Mercilus is a
                          fabulous athlete. He has a special combination of size, speed and
                          strength to go along with excellent technique. Mercilus also recorded 57
                          tackles and 22.5 tackles for a loss.



                          Entering the NFL, Mercilus is an advanced pass-rusher. He got the better
                          of the best tackles he faced this season. Against Ohio State's Mike
                          Adams, Mercilus recorded 1.5 sacks with a forced fumble. The Wisconsin
                          Badgers' powerful offensive line couldn't contain Mercilus. He bull
                          rushed through massive right tackle Josh Oglesby to get a sack-fumble on
                          Russell Wilson. Mercilus also knocked out left tackle Ricky Wagner for
                          part of the game.



                          Mercilus has a very impressive repertoire of pass rushing moves. He
                          attacks with speed around the edge. As a counter to the speed, he has
                          the strength to execute rip moves and shed offensive linemen. Mercilus
                          has the raw power to get under offensive linemen's pads and bull rush
                          into the pocket. That catches linemen by surprise as they are so
                          cognizant of being ready for his speed rush. Beyond his great physical
                          skill set, Mercilus is an advanced pass-rusher technically.



                          Mercilus holds up well in run defense. Linemen don't push him around, as
                          he is strong at the point of attack. He also will burst into the
                          backfield to disrupt running plays.



                          The big question regarding Mercilus is why didn't break into the lineup
                          sooner and why didn't he produce more earlier. In 2009 and 2010,
                          Mercilus combined to record 24 tackles with two sacks and 6.5 tackles
                          for a loss.





























                          Player Comparison: Jason Pierre-Paul. There are a lot of
                          similarities between Mercilus and JPP. Both are fantastic athletes who
                          come to the NFL with a special combination of speed and strength. They
                          also were one-year wonders at the college level. Mercilus had more
                          production than JPP in their final college season, and the latter has
                          turned into one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL.





                          Right now, it looks like Mercilus should get drafted in the same range
                          as JPP. However, it is possible that Mercilus will be this year's Aldon
                          Smith and surprise some by cracking the top 10. It is not out of the
                          question for him to pass North Carolina's Quinton Coples in the lead up
                          to the 2012 NFL Draft. JPP did that with Derrick Morgan in 2010. Projecting Mercilus to the pros, I see a player similar to Pierre-Paul.





                          NFL Matches: Jacksonville, Chicago, San Diego, New York Jets, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit




                          What team couldn't use another pass-rusher? Mercilus has the athletic
                          ability to be a stand-up edge-rusher in 3-4 defenses, and that opens him
                          up to consideration from a lot of teams. He looks like a natural right
                          defensive end in a 4-3 defense who will challenge left tackles.




                          The Jaguars will have the first crack at Mercilus, and they need an edge
                          rusher. Buffalo, San Diego and the Jets are all 3-4 defenses that need
                          to find a player who can put heat on the quarterback. If Mercilus gets
                          past all of those teams, he could end up in Chicago. They need some
                          young talent for their defense. It would be a significant fall for
                          Mercilus to get to the Browns' second first-round selection, but they
                          could use an end to complete their young front four. The Lions almost
                          took a defensive end last year, and if they don't re-sign Cliff Avril,
                          they might consider trading up to land Mercilus.

                          [/quote]Who is Charlie Campbell? Not a knock on Mercilus, but to compare him to JPP is just ridiculous.
                          [/quote] Why is it ridiculous? Hes not saying hes gonna be JPP but hes saying he is a good comparison of where Whitney could be if everything works out Hes also comparing him to JPP because like JPP Whitney is a one yr wonder who came outta nowhere and will likely fly up draft boards as the draft approaches Hes a sensational prospect and don't fall for Whitney being what hes talked about now because trust me when the draft is here Whitney will be going in the pick 15-23ish of the 1st round
                          [/quote]IDK Sportzfan, I haven't watched enough on him so I really can't speak but just by reading all different kinds of scouting reports he seems like a classic "boom or bust" type of guy. Like I said, I keep up w/ the ACC & SEC guys down here in Florida so I don't know enough to pass judgement on the guy. Do you really want to take that risk in the 1st round w/ Mercilus? If he's projected to go somewhere in the 15-23 overall range, then that makes him a bargain for the Giants, right? Check out this article Rob Rang wrote up on Mercilus. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/s...t-firstrounder

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                            I was looking at Sideline Scouting's newest mock and the have Quinton Coples still available when we pick. It got me thinking... could Coples add 20-25 lbs and play 3-Tech DT?? I think he could add the weight and still keep most of his athleticism which would be scary.

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                              [quote user="heavyhitter"]IDK Sportzfan, I haven't watched enough on him so I really can't speak but just by reading all different kinds of scouting reports he seems like a classic "boom or bust" type of guy. Like I said, I keep up w/ the ACC & SEC guys down here in Florida so I don't know enough to pass judgement on the guy.* Do you really want to take that risk in the 1st round w/ Mercilus? If he's projected to go somewhere in the 15-23 overall range, then that makes him a bargain for the Giants, right? Check out this article Rob Rang wrote up on Mercilus. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/s...t-firstrounder
                              [/quote]

                              [quote user="Rob Rang"]He plays hard through the whistle and even when effectively contained for several seconds, he persevered to make impact plays in 2011. An aggressive defensive scheme helped bloat Mercilus' stat line.

                              Illinois blitzed often, creating favorable matchups for edge pass rushers, and Mercilus often looped inside to attack slower interior linemen.

                              Scheme and hustle, not sheer athleticism, led to virtually every big play Mercilus made in regular-season games against Arizona State (Sept. 17), Northwestern (Oct. 1) and Penn State (Oct. 29) and UCLA last Saturday in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Illinois recorded 103 tackles for loss this season, the fourth-highest current total in the country. [/quote]

                              Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it?

                              I'm not one to have the utmost confidence to turn every raw mold of clay into a diamond, but it's incredibly hard to argue with our rich DE tradition. I don't think there is a greater place to learn technique. His stats may be a product of his system, but he seems to have the athleticism and motor everyone covets. He can very well flourish with the personnel in NY.

                              Plus his name is MERCILUS!

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                              • Re: A look at the 2012 NFL draft

                                [quote user="bLuereverie"][quote user="heavyhitter"]IDK Sportzfan, I haven't watched enough on him so I really can't speak but just by reading all different kinds of scouting reports he seems like a classic "boom or bust" type of guy. Like I said, I keep up w/ the ACC & SEC guys down here in Florida so I don't know enough to pass judgement on the guy.* Do you really want to take that risk in the 1st round w/ Mercilus? If he's projected to go somewhere in the 15-23 overall range, then that makes him a bargain for the Giants, right? Check out this article Rob Rang wrote up on Mercilus. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/s...t-firstrounder
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                                [quote user="Rob Rang"]He plays hard through the whistle and even when effectively contained for several seconds, he persevered to make impact plays in 2011. An aggressive defensive scheme helped bloat Mercilus' stat line.

                                Illinois blitzed often, creating favorable matchups for edge pass rushers, and Mercilus often looped inside to attack slower interior linemen.

                                Scheme and hustle, not sheer athleticism, led to virtually every big play Mercilus made in regular-season games against Arizona State (Sept. 17), Northwestern (Oct. 1) and Penn State (Oct. 29) and UCLA last Saturday in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Illinois recorded 103 tackles for loss this season, the fourth-highest current total in the country. [/quote]

                                Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it?

                                I'm not one to have the utmost confidence to turn every raw mold of clay into a diamond, but it's incredibly hard to argue with our rich DE tradition. I don't think there is a greater place to learn technique. His stats may be a product of his system, but he seems to have the athleticism and motor everyone covets. He can very well flourish with the personnel in NY.

                                Plus his name is MERCILUS![/quote]

                                It says he doesnt have sheer athleticism.This is more of a negative scouting report then a positive one. I do like Mercilus though and think he is good value where the Giants would be picking.From now on only guys that keep coming are worth drafting and Mercilus does that.

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