View Full Version : Possible 2nd and 3rd rounders?

02-19-2006, 11:37 AM
I'd like some opinions on Donte Whitner, OU safety, Ray Edwards, Perdue DE, and Babatunde Oshinowo, Stanford DT as possible 2nd and 3rd round prospects.

I'm thinking Whitner as a 2nd, and the other two as possible 3rds.

02-19-2006, 12:04 PM
Whitner's not a good fit if we're going to be playing cover 2.

Edwards would be a 'potential' pick. He's not going to be able to make an impact right away.

I kinda like Babatunde. Don't think he'll ever be a big time player, but he should be good at doing the one thing asked of him; take up space. He's very intelligent. But again, if we're going to be playing cover 2, he doesn't fit. Cover 2 is successful with smaller DTs who can get into the backfield. A perfect DT for that would be Brodrick Bunkley.

02-19-2006, 12:09 PM
I'm assuming that cover 2 will stay on the back burner as long as Gunt remains the DC.

How would these guys fit in Gunt's scheme?

02-19-2006, 12:37 PM
Whitner fits it the best, although Oshinowo and Edwards could still play in it.

02-19-2006, 04:04 PM
Whitner would be a good pick if we're gonna let him attack. He might struggle in a Cover 2, as Holmezz suggested.

Babatunde is big, and that's about it. He's got virtually no football experience, so he could end up being another Siavii.

02-19-2006, 05:20 PM
Are there motivation issues for Babatunde similiar to Siavii's?

02-20-2006, 09:00 PM
None that I'm aware of.

Spicy McHaggis
02-20-2006, 11:44 PM
I wouldn't mind taking a Qb in the 3rd, especially if Croyle is still available. Whitehurst could probably be had a little later but he seems solid too. Having one of them on the bench to learn from Trent would be a great thing and at the very least an improvement in our depth at the position.

02-22-2006, 04:05 PM
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer-Donte Whitner ran a 4.39 in training.

02-22-2006, 04:43 PM
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer-Donte Whitner ran a 4.39 in training.

His stock will go way up if he runs like that in Indy.

02-24-2006, 01:23 PM
How about Hank Baskett in the 3rd. Big WR 6'4 220. Doesn't have great speed, but that's what Samie is for. Baskett is a great run blocker, will open up those long runs for LJ.