And about the 3 second thing. Bjeorn played LDE. That's not the side you want your guy to speed rush, esp with the mobile right handed QBs FSU faced this year. The speed rusher typically plays the RDE spot. So your 3 second rule doesn't apply. How many teams do you know play a speed rusher at the strong side? Furthermore, I would argue he got tor Qb rather fast for a strong side DE and he held his contain remarkably well, that is paramount for a LDE. Feel free to review his highlight reel.
Lastly, I would note how you did leave out some of the clear points of strength of his game. He was good vs the run and created havoc in opposing backfields. 35 tackles for a loss 2 seasons as a starter and a freshman year where he barely played. Any way you cut it that is excellent penetration. When you add in the fact that he led the nation in yardages accumulated in tackles behind the line of scrimmage( a whopping 134) It begins to make you look foolish for doubting his ability to beat blockers. This was also taking into consideration that teams ran away from him. Tank Carradine was the new guy on the defense this year replacing the injured Brandon Jenkins. Teams spent the bulk of the season going at Tank rather than BJeorn in the run game, and Bjoern garners his remarkable TFL stats despite this.
Now, I want you and anyone interested too look at the following chart....
What that chart shows is the top ~50 players at defending passes(knocking passes out of the air) in the ACC. Notice the lone defensive lineman to make that list (at the 18 spot no less) in 2012. Then look at 2011 too, notice how he was tops again. Then realize that FSU did not drop him into coverage at all. All those passes defended came in the form of batting passes at the line of scrimmage. He is 1 of the great all time at this. If you are going to bring up the quick passing game of the NFL then you need to recognize that Bjeorn Werner made a college career out of battling passes out of the air which is 1 of the best counters for the quick hit passing game. So I guess he should be thanking you for bringing it up.
Last edited by BlueSanta; 04-17-2013 at 04:51 AM.
I can't see us going CB unless Rhodes is there and he probably won't be. And while OT is a big need in my view, this FO (and EA before) deoesn't seem to like O linemen in round 1.
Having said that, DE is a huge need for us. Combine that with the tendency of JR (and again...EA before him) to love D linemen, I just think the best DE on the board may be their pick. I'm predicting what JR will do. I'm not saying that its the move that I would like to see the best.
I think protecting our QB has to be our #1 priority. We did not address that in free agency, except to re-sign Beatty and Booth.
I do think that if by some miracle, one of those guards are there at 19, even JR would jump at it. But as I said...that's a long shot. But our second priority, needs to be getting to the QB, or at least having more disruption on the D line.
BTW...Ogletree would be a nightmare.
So I like Fluker because he's isn't a reach at 19 and addresses our biggest need. And I'm sure we all like Rhodes with Webby getting on in years.
But I just think we are going DE in the first. Werner is a nice pick for the DE rotation and eventually as a LDE replacement for Tuck.
There only a few guys i dont like with the 19 pick. this buy no means say I dont like them as a player just not at 19. Eiffert I would hate this pick. Trufant it just way to early for him and the cb class is deep. Any safety in first
Any of these guys I am good with
Jump for joy Warmack Cooper Ogeltree Mingo
Solid drink a beer Rhodes Werner RIchardson Austin(never really thought bout this guy could be a monster and cruz little money game left sour taste)
So what is Ogeltree? He's not a MLB. He's too small and can't shed blocks. Is he a WILL? Don't know. He's never played there before.
Is he a 3-4 OLB? Maybe.
Its not that he's not a good football player. Its that their is no obvious fit for him in the NFL. To me...that means he needs to be stayed away from in round 1.
Werner seemed to play vs. the option/play-action extremely well. You beat these guys by being patient and smart. . .not straight-line speed. I think if we pick Werner, it tells us:
1. JR wants to shape this team SPECIFICALLY to defend the mobile QB. RG3 might be around for the next 10 years, Vick might be in Philly longer than people here think, and Romo is quite mobile and just signed a huge deal..
2. The clock is ticking on the Justin Tuck era.
We need our coaches to assign playing time based on something other than player salary.
I think our pick will be: Fluker
Im thinking Fluker also.. but I want Werner or Ogletree