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RaiderNation
03-14-2010, 11:39 PM
Hes probably made one of the biggest jumps over the off season. Right now where can you see him going in the draft? Maybe as high as a early-mid 2nd? At 6'4 330lbs he fits into the role at a NT for 4-3 and 3-4 defenses. What do you all think?

Rosebud
03-14-2010, 11:42 PM
I'm leery with him. I haven't watched him very much or very closely but his rise has been astronomical while I wonder what makes him that much better than Linval Joseph or Terrell Troup.

V.I.P
03-15-2010, 12:03 AM
I see him going in the 2nd round. The earliest i see him going is 41st overall to Buffalo, but KC, MIA, and NYJ are all possible destinations IMO.

vidae
03-15-2010, 12:07 AM
Mid to late second, I think. I love this kid though. Would love us to snag him sometime but with Crennel loving Troup I'm not sure it happens.

adamprez2003
03-15-2010, 01:44 AM
Unless Miami uses their first on Dan Williams, I dont see him slipping past the Dolphins in the 2nd round. Ferguson is suspended for the first 8 weeks and a 3-4 is predicated on having a solid nose tackle. There arent that many 3-4 NTs in this draft and they will all be gone by the 2nd round. After that you take major projects

nofalcons10
03-15-2010, 03:19 AM
fringe late first early second round.

no way in hell he gets past 40.

Rosebud
03-15-2010, 03:30 AM
So what exactly makes Cam that much better than Joseph, Troup or Woods?

nofalcons10
03-15-2010, 03:42 AM
functional brute force. ability to collapse the pocket and consistently walk his man back 3-5 yards at the senior bowl. also gets a devastating inside push against the guard in the running game. seems to have long arms with good extention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npe9dFUyGJ4

he was the best NT against the pass at the senior bowl. even better than cody and williams from what i saw. he got better push against the pocket than cody and williams in the passing game.


i'd be lying if i told you that i ever saw alot of film on linval joseph or any as far as troupe is concerned. al woods has always been pretty athletic at LSU but he's never impressed me quite like terrence cody or dan williams.

Supporting Caste
03-15-2010, 01:34 PM
I'll admit that I haven't seen Troup, but I agree that there's no way Thomas goes later than 40.

I wish I had seen Troup play--he sounds like the kind of player I would be impressed with.

RealityCheck
03-15-2010, 04:42 PM
Cam is a beast. I'm expecting him on KC's second 2nd rounder, maybe as early as Miami.

The ironic thing is that he's probably the worst player in our defense.

CC.SD
03-15-2010, 06:53 PM
I don't have him over Troup but as far as big bodies go, you could go a lot worse. With the bolts needing a NT, this is a direction I'd be okay with if they go RB in the first. Developmental for now, but could still be part of a rotation based on size alone.

diabsoule
03-15-2010, 07:07 PM
I'd love to land him in the 2nd for the Saints if we don't go DT in the first. He's a force against the run and commands double teams and is a perfect NT for a 4-3. I question his ability to play NT in a 3-4.

CC.SD
03-15-2010, 07:22 PM
I'd love to land him in the 2nd for the Saints if we don't go DT in the first. He's a force against the run and commands double teams and is a perfect NT for a 4-3. I question his ability to play NT in a 3-4.

I question your mom's ability to play NT in a 3-4!

diabsoule
03-15-2010, 07:26 PM
I question your mom's ability to play NT in a 3-4!

I don't. She's stout, wide, and is used to taking on two people at the same time.

Addict
03-15-2010, 07:26 PM
I question your mom's ability to play NT in a 3-4!

I can't rep you anymore but that was awesome.

Addict
03-15-2010, 07:27 PM
I don't. She's stout, wide, and is used to taking on two people at the same time.

wow... hold on a minute... that's.... mildly disturbing.

CC.SD
03-15-2010, 07:27 PM
I don't. She's stout, wide, and is used to taking on two people at the same time.

:O goodness gracious

RealityCheck
03-15-2010, 07:28 PM
I question his ability to play NT in a 3-4.
He could. But he'd be even better in the 4-3. Hell, he could even play 3-4 DE.

diabsoule
03-15-2010, 07:30 PM
wow... hold on a minute... that's.... mildly disturbing.

:O goodness gracious

That would be check and mate, good sir. Thanks for playing :)

Addict
03-15-2010, 07:42 PM
That would be check and mate, good sir. Thanks for playing :)

did you just sink ma battleship?

diabsoule
03-15-2010, 08:05 PM
did you just sink ma battleship?

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/3/16/128817007803304688.jpg

Duffman57
03-15-2010, 08:40 PM
I really question him. He seems like Ron Brace last year. He didn't really do much to deserve anything more than a 4th or even 5th round grade durring the season, but now all the sudden he is a early 2nd round pick? I dont think that the post season circut should count that much. May just be me though...

niel89
03-15-2010, 08:48 PM
If he can play 3-4 NT his value more than doubles. There are a lot of 3-4 team looking to add another nose tackle in this draft

Larry121283
03-17-2010, 04:46 PM
He can join Kentwan Balmer in sending monthly stipends to Marvin Austin for his contribution to their new found riches...

vidae
03-17-2010, 05:22 PM
Cam is a beast. I'm expecting him on KC's second 2nd rounder, maybe as early as Miami.

The ironic thing is that he's probably the worst player in our defense.

That UNC defense is going to be nuuuuuuts next year.

RealityCheck
03-17-2010, 06:01 PM
That UNC defense is going to be nuuuuuuts next year.
Telling you.

bored of education
03-18-2010, 09:30 PM
Why does he have to get hype. I was hoping back in December he'd be there for the Chiefs in the 4th. DAMNNNNNNNN YOUUUU