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Old 02-08-2012, 11:30 PM  
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Drafting a nose = bad idea this year.

Nose tackle prospects in the draft:

Dontari Poe, Memphis -- raw, from small school, inconsistent motor.
Alameda Ta'amu, Washington -- looks great one moment, notsogreat the next, more of a 1 gap
Josh Chapman, Alabama -- a little undersized, coming off ACL injury
Nick Jean-Baptiste, Baylor -- poor man's Phil Taylor
Henry Fangupo, BYU -- old rookie, completely raw from a goofy system, will needs a couple years

Everybody else is from a small school, or is a nobody getting attention for their size alone and is raw as red meat.

Now, check this out:

Nose tackle prospects in free agency:

Paul Soliai, Dolphins -- massive 2-gap hole-clogger, no longer fits Dolphins defense
Sione Pouha, Jets -- experienced 2-gapper, talented but past prime, could put in a solid season
Sammy Lee Hill, Lions -- huge, could be a decent value acquisition, not sure how he'd fit in a 2-gap
Antonio Garay, Chargers -- more of a 1-gapper
Kelly Gregg, Chiefs -- just sayin'
Shaun Rogers, Saints -- good one-year rental for the position
Aubrayu Franklin, Saints -- more of a 1-gapper
Casey Hampton, Steelers -- outside chance he lands on the market
Amon Gordon, Chiefs -- knows our system, Crennel likes him
Bryant McKinnie, Ravens -- could fill the role
Howard Green, Packers -- more of a 1-gapper but he did crack Cassel's ribs in the preseason, soooo...

My conclusion is that the draft is very shallow at the nose position.

It's not much better in free agency, but at least you've got guys that can play there.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:27 PM   #91
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IMO Poe isn't suited to be a NT in a 34. He's not an anchor in the middle.
Nice call.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #92
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Oh come on now, about 90% of this board hated the Poe selection, before and after the draft.

That number only dropped to something like 75% until training camp started this year.

Now everybody loves the dude.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:20 PM   #94
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Oh come on now, about 90% of this board hated the Poe selection, before and after the draft.

That number only dropped to something like 75% until training camp started this year.

Now everybody loves the dude.
If it's possible, I hated the Poe pick but really liked the prospect. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I'm pretty much going around today trying to serve as much crow as possible. I told myself I get to go full homer for the duration of week one. Tomorrow morning I'll return to an even keel.

Till then...


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