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killxswitch
12-11-2009, 09:33 PM
List your top 10 (if there are that many) edge rushing DE and OLB prospects for 2010. How is the class as a whole? Average, good, or bad compared to the last 5 years?

Day One Pick
12-12-2009, 06:00 AM
Jerry Hughes, 6-2, 242, Texas Christian
Greg Hardy, 6-4, 265, Mississippi
Brandon Graham, 6-2, 270, Michigan
Derrick Morgan, 6-4, 270, Georgia Tech*
Ricky Sapp, 6-4, 242, Clemson
Sergio Kindle, 6-4, 238, Texas
Greg Romeus, 6-5, 265, Pitt*
Von Miller, 6-2, 240, Texas A&M*
George Selvie, 6-4, 242, South Florida
Everson Griffin, 6-3, 263, Southern California*
Jeremy Beal, 6-3, 260, Oklahoma*
Jason Pierre-Paul, 6-6, 265, South Florida*
Brandon Lang, 6-4, 250, Troy
Lindsey Witten, 6-4, 258, Connecticut
Willie Young, 6-5, 243, North Carolina State

killxswitch
12-14-2009, 08:46 AM
Bumping this because I'm surprised there wasn't more interest.

Of the smallest guys listed in Day One Pick's list, can any of them put their hand in the ground as a 4-3 end in the NFL? Hughes, Sapp, Kindle, Miller, Selvie, and Young all seem pretty undersized, but as we saw last year with hard work and possibly roids a 225 lb. guy can put on 30 lbs. of muscle before the combine. And of course there are some 240ish lb. DEs that do just fine in the NFL.

Ozzy
12-14-2009, 10:25 AM
All the guys that have already been mentioned plus these guys as later round picks.

O'Brien Schofield Wisconsin
Rahim Alem LSU
Jermaine Cunningham Florida
Auston English Oklahoma
Broderick Stewart Vanderbilt
Dexter Davis Arizona State
Antonio Coleman Auburn
Eric Moncur Miami FL



If you are just talking speed to the quarterback off the edge I would go with
Jason Pierre-Paul South Florida
Jerry Hughes TCU
Thaddeus Gibson Ohio State JR
Cliff Matthews South Carolina JR


Those guys are all really quick at the point of attack.

villagewarrior
12-14-2009, 01:04 PM
Big big fan of Jeremy Beal, just a good overall football player. Anybody else think he's a second round pick when he comes out?

TACKLE
12-14-2009, 05:51 PM
This discussion begins and ends with this man.

http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/6136448.jpg

phlysac
12-15-2009, 12:26 AM
This guy deserves some love in this thread...

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7705/jasonworilds.jpg

FUNBUNCHER
12-15-2009, 01:12 AM
Bumping this because I'm surprised there wasn't more interest.

Of the smallest guys listed in Day One Pick's list, can any of them put their hand in the ground as a 4-3 end in the NFL? Hughes, Sapp, Kindle, Miller, Selvie, and Young all seem pretty undersized, but as we saw last year with hard work and possibly roids a 225 lb. guy can put on 30 lbs. of muscle before the combine. And of course there are some 240ish lb. DEs that do just fine in the NFL.

Funny, sad, and regrettably true.

Duffman57
12-15-2009, 01:35 AM
Funny, sad, and regrettably true.

Who would this be (i really dont remember lol)

CC.SD
12-15-2009, 01:54 AM
This discussion begins and ends with this man.

http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/6136448.jpg

I agree this kid is insane off the edge, would love to see him in a 3-4.

killxswitch
12-15-2009, 07:37 AM
Who would this be (i really dont remember lol)

Aaron Maybin.

http://blog.pennlive.com/bobflounders/2009/03/medium_maybin_before_after.jpg

619
12-15-2009, 08:15 AM
How's that working out for him?

killxswitch
12-15-2009, 08:28 AM
How's that working out for him?

You know, I haven't heard anything about him this year. Probably not too well.

Just looked it up - 14 tackles, 0 sacks, 1 FF, no starts. Maybe he's a late bloomer.

Or maybe he just isn't very good and shouldn't have been picked 11th overall.

SenorGato
12-15-2009, 08:33 AM
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0810/ncf_u_romeus01_600.jpg

no bare feet
12-15-2009, 08:35 AM
Hughes and Morgan are the two best edge rushers in this class. I doubt beal comes out, but he is going to be very good at the next level.

GaMeTiMe
12-15-2009, 08:53 AM
You know, I haven't heard anything about him this year. Probably not too well.

Just looked it up - 14 tackles, 0 sacks, 1 FF, no starts. Maybe he's a late bloomer.

Or maybe he just isn't very good and shouldn't have been picked 11th overall.

I think that's pretty much what he was getting at when he asked how it's worked out for him so far..

As far as this year's class, I really can't remember so many intriguing pass-rushers in one year like this. The growing popularity of the 3-4 and great amount of teams in need of speed off the edge this year (TB, CLE, DET, KC, OAK, SF, ATL, TEN, MIA, JAC, NE, ARI, GB, PHI, and some others can always use the depth) will really put these guys in high demand. Then there are teams like Jacksonville last year who may be playing a 4-3 but could quite possibly start showing some 3-4 fronts in the near future (I know they've gone in this direction before, but with the addition of a pass-rusher I think Oakland may have the best personnel to do this).


The juniors will make or break this class, I like Morgan and eventually one of the other ends, probably Pierre-Paul to go in the top 10-12 picks of the draft and I think Romeus and Griffen and to a bit of a lesser extent, Von Miller will have homes in the top-25.

Of course the stock of the seniors will be effected by the juniors that do or don't declare. I fully expect Hughes to be a starting OLB in a 3-4 next year and Graham, Sapp and Kindle should all intrigue different teams early for different reasons. Greg Hardy will have injury concerns but I think he'll grade out extremely well for a lot of teams. He'll be a bit of a wildcard, even in April, but once he's the best player available at 20-25 there will be a safe GM that plucks him in the 1st to be a 4-3 LE. He'd fit nicely in Atlanta, Tennessee or Philly.

Then of course there's Carlos Dunlap, who apparently no one even wants to mention anymore...