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KBN570
05-14-2007, 02:54 PM
All pre draft we've discussed which players are the best, but now that they're drafted and part of a system, who will have the most successs this season?

Sportsfan486
05-14-2007, 03:02 PM
I actually like Anthony Spencer to have the best year statistically, I think he's going into a good situation for his skillset.

I'd take Pat Willis to have the most impact, though, and I think he'll be a great leader for that D.

sweetness34
05-14-2007, 03:05 PM
Dan Bazuin, duh.

Nah you know what, I'm going to go with Poz. I've taken the big name guys the past couple years so I'll switch it up this time.

bigbluedefense
05-14-2007, 03:09 PM
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*waits for someone to figure out who my pick is*

Bengals1690
05-14-2007, 03:15 PM
Paul Pozluszny

Javes
05-14-2007, 03:19 PM
Patrick Wiliis

fenikz
05-14-2007, 03:31 PM
Gaines Adams is who i think will have the most impact, he is a perfect cover 2 DE and should rack up about 10 sacks

Phrost
05-14-2007, 03:33 PM
Gaines Adams is who i think will have the most impact, he is a perfect cover 2 DE and should rack up about 10 sacks

Thats what I am talking about!

Borat
05-14-2007, 03:37 PM
Beason. I just like the situation he's going to. He'll succeed quickly.

kwilk103
05-14-2007, 03:40 PM
ill go w/ spencer, but im a boys fan; w/ ware on the other side, he should be freed up, since ware we'll likely take the double teams

Vilma the Animal
05-14-2007, 04:24 PM
Willis should come in and make a huge impact. Also Landry is ready to play at a high level right away.

bored of education
05-14-2007, 04:25 PM
Tank Tyler lol

JT Jag
05-14-2007, 04:34 PM
Reggie Nelson. Day 1 starter, will rack up the interceptions behind Rashean Mathis.

draftguru151
05-14-2007, 04:35 PM
If Anthony Spencer gets the PT, he will have 10+ sacks and get DROY. Willis should have 120+ tackles. Adams can be a 6-8 sack guy. Landry will have a big impact, a lot bigger than his stats will show. I think Beason can have 100+ tackles, and Okoye and Hall will have good years.

bored of education
05-14-2007, 04:38 PM
I think Carriker will be a beasttttttttt. Willis of course. Poz will be good. Marvin White could make some noise.

49erfanatic
05-14-2007, 04:51 PM
1. Landry
2. Spencer
3. Willis
4. Beason
5. Adams

Caddy
05-14-2007, 08:17 PM
Gaines Adams is who i think will have the most impact, he is a perfect cover 2 DE and should rack up about 10 sacks

It's nice when a non-buc fan says something like that. If I said it I would look like a dirty homer.

ironman4579
05-14-2007, 08:26 PM
If he beats someone out for a starting job, I think David Harris could have a great year.

WMD
05-14-2007, 08:55 PM
Well if you don't pick Johnny Baldwin, you just don't know Defensive Rookies!

Runners Up: Ikaika Alama-Francis, Gerald Alexander, AJ Davis, and Ramzee Robinson.

Caddy
05-14-2007, 08:57 PM
Well if you don't pick Johnny Baldwin, you just don't know Defensive Rookies!

Runners Up: Ikaika Alama-Francis, Gerald Alexander, AJ Davis, and Ramzee Robinson.

Maybe Calvin could just play both sides of the ball and win both OROY and DROY.

WMD
05-14-2007, 08:59 PM
Maybe Calvin could just play both sides of the ball and win both OROY and DROY.

He is not better than Johnny Baldwin.

ricky bobby
05-14-2007, 09:02 PM
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*waits for someone to figure out who my pick is*
Aaron Ross?

scottyboy
05-14-2007, 09:05 PM
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*waits for someone to figure out who my pick is*

lol no1's said WILLIS yet!!!!

WMD
05-14-2007, 09:05 PM
Aaron Ross?

No you idiot.. he's clearly talking about Melila Purcell.

Caddy
05-14-2007, 09:09 PM
Patrick Wiliis

1. Landry
2. Spencer
3. Willis
4. Beason
5. Adams

lol no1's said WILLIS yet!!!!

Yeh, nobody has said Willis.:rolleyes:

ricky bobby
05-14-2007, 09:11 PM
No you idiot.. he's clearly talking about Melila Purcell.
Yea, I've heard of him/her.

scottyboy
05-14-2007, 09:14 PM
Yeh, nobody has said Willis.:rolleyes:

lol, i meant in respone to BBD's comment.

757Dawg
05-14-2007, 09:21 PM
Eric Wright should be in position to have a lot of success this year.

Barring any surprises, Wright's probably going to be the opening day starter across from Leigh Bodden. Wright will play a whole lot and as teams have shyed away from throwing against Bodden, Wright will see a lot of balls thrown his way. He'll have the opportunities to pick off a lot of passes.

-black
05-14-2007, 09:26 PM
Reggie Nelson....

keylime_5
05-14-2007, 09:54 PM
I think these guys will have big rookie years:

Patrick Willis-ILB/SF
Paul Posluszny-ILB/BUF
Anthony Spencer-OLB/DAL
Jarvis Moss-DE/DEN
Gaines Adams-DE/TB
LaRon Landry-SS/WAS
Reggie Nelson-FS/JAC
Tanard Jackson-FS/TB
Darrelle Revis-CB/NYJ
Eric Wright-CB/UNLV

I think Mike Griffin will struggle at CB for a bit, but will be a good player down the line. Okoye will have a lot of learning to do with the big guys, but he's only gonna 20 this year. Hall and Ross will take time to develop as well at corner

TACKLE
05-14-2007, 10:02 PM
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*waits for someone to figure out who my pick is*

Is it Ramzee Robinson???

Next Best Thing
05-14-2007, 10:15 PM
Reggie Nelson, since he plays FS behind Brian Williams, I believe he will get many opportunities. Teams will shy away from Rashean Mathis' side of the field, because if he doesn't pick it off, Darius is back there waiting for the hit.

Hines
05-14-2007, 10:21 PM
im goin to sound like a homer but i think lamarr woodley will have a great season comin in as a situational pass rusher

i think he will have a better and more of an impact than timmons
eventhough i think timmons will have a great year

757Dawg
05-14-2007, 10:29 PM
im goin to sound like a homer but i think lamarr woodley will have a great season comin in as a situational pass rusher

i think he will have a better and more of an impact than timmons
eventhough i think timmons will have a great year
In that Joey Porter 3-4 OLB role, I think Woodley can be a monster. As a Browns fan, that pick definitely scares me.

MP123
05-14-2007, 10:34 PM
Willis or Beason since linebackers have the lowest bust rate.

Yung Flippa
05-14-2007, 10:38 PM
LaRon Landry

2nd= Anthony Spencer / Patrick Willis

goblue8888
05-14-2007, 10:56 PM
dave harris and moss gets 12 plus sacks

doingthisinsteadofwork
05-14-2007, 11:09 PM
Quentin Moses

Mr. Stiller
05-14-2007, 11:15 PM
In that Joey Porter 3-4 OLB role, I think Woodley can be a monster. As a Browns fan, that pick definitely scares me.

Woodley isn't taking over for Porter.. he's going to play a Jason Taylor/Terell Suggs role. He'll play SOLB In our 3-4, but unlike Haggans who he'll replace, he's strong enough to line up at DE, seamlessly using a 4-3 alignment.

Timmons is supposed to be playign in a Polamalu role. No real "position" and just roams and hurts.

Acreboy
05-14-2007, 11:20 PM
I actually like Anthony Spencer to have the best year statistically, I think he's going into a good situation for his skillset.

I'd take Pat Willis to have the most impact, though, and I think he'll be a great leader for that D.
I think that Spencer will have the most overall success.

He's going to benifit from teams doubling Ware all year.

edgrenade
05-15-2007, 04:00 AM
John Wendling......................







No, okay.

bigrich88
05-15-2007, 12:32 PM
I'm not saying he will have the most impact of all defensive rookies, but watch what type of impact Justin Harrell has on the Packers defense. Nobody is going to run on them.

schmiddog
05-15-2007, 12:36 PM
Patrick Willis will do what everyone expects him to.

Alan Branch and Chris Houston are going to prove they were top 15 talents.

HoopsDemon12
05-15-2007, 12:44 PM
anthony spencer will end having the most statiscally impactfull season most likely getting into double digit sack figures in the system. Laron landry is ready to contribute right now and even though he may not have eye popping stats i think he will do extremly well. Paul Posluszny with thrive in buffalo racking up 100+ tackles and making an imeadiate impact. Patrick Willis will have a monster season and end up with 130+ tackles and will teh leader of that defence for years to come, with him in middle... the speed of that defence scares the crap out of me. Gaines adams will also probably have 8-10 sacks just because of how explosive he is and the fact he almost perfectly fits that system to a T... not to mention he has simeon rice oposite to him on every down.

bored of education
05-15-2007, 12:53 PM
Tim Crowder sort of reminds me of John Abraham

draftguru151
05-15-2007, 02:21 PM
Tim Crowder sort of reminds me of John Abraham

How so? I don't see that at all. Spencer is a lot more like Abraham.

BlindSite
05-15-2007, 06:19 PM
I like Beason's chance, he can sit back behind our great defensive line on the weakside and rack up tackles.

nhlkdog411
05-15-2007, 06:58 PM
im goin landyr, poz or willis with carriker as a darkhorse pick...he's got a tougher time to get the award since he'll be playing d tackle but the reports ive read about him in camp so far basically said he's tossing around the rams olinemen and having his way with them

supermario86
05-15-2007, 07:04 PM
Alma-Francis...jk lol uh Spencer with the double teams on Ware Anthony is gonna take down every QB call me wrong but im entiltled to my opinion :/

supermario86
05-15-2007, 07:09 PM
but you know Wllis could get it to. I mean a middle linebacker with 4.38 speed could make every runningback nutless :)

Psycho
05-15-2007, 07:09 PM
Merriweather is a guy that can suprise imo.

draftguru151
05-15-2007, 08:39 PM
Merriweather is a guy that can suprise imo.

I think he will have an impact, but not a very big one. I don't think he starts this year unless someone gets hurt. He will probably come in and play NB right away though.

Woody56
05-15-2007, 08:42 PM
I not sure what to expect from Revis this year since historically rookie CB's struggle, but I expect David Harris to have a big year. Him and Vilma in the middle can be scary.

Nightmares Win 6-0
05-15-2007, 09:01 PM
OKOYE!!!!!!

-black
05-15-2007, 09:03 PM
Maybe Okoye, because maybe he and Travis help free up Mario for a big time season....

Nightmares Win 6-0
05-15-2007, 09:13 PM
Maybe Okoye, because maybe he and Travis help free up Mario for a big time season....

okoye effectively rendered johnson as useless since they're both 1-gappers...anthony maddox will probably be the other starter at dt...

i think okoye will have a good season, and register somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-8 sacks, but you're right, his main impact will be freeing up mario, who will hopefully have 12+ sacks, pending on his health...

LitoSheppard
05-15-2007, 09:16 PM
It kills me but Anthony Spencer will be D Rookie of the year..

nobodyinparticular
05-15-2007, 09:18 PM
John Bowie will win the DROY with 7 INTs. Mark it.

Nalej
05-15-2007, 09:25 PM
Merriweather is a guy that can suprise imo.

Exactly.

With all the injuries the Pats secondary goes through year after year...
I can see E. Wilson or R. Harrison goin' down for a bit and him blowin' up afterwards.

If not...

I like Landry then... dude's a monster.

BPhilb
05-16-2007, 12:10 AM
Turk McBride and Tank Taylor should have decent seasons for Kansas City. They will almost defiently get the opprotunity to play a lot this season given the lack of depth on the line and Edwards perchant for playing youngsters.

Adam Carriker gets my nod as defensive rookie of the year though as he will get a ton of oppirtunties to make plays for the Rams D.

BUTerriers
05-16-2007, 12:45 AM
I see Poz as this years' DeMarco Ryans, LB with 1st round talent who falls to the beginning of the second and ends up putting up huge numbers. Other than Landry, I don't see anyone as prepared to start from day one.

kiranadwaney
05-16-2007, 04:31 AM
jamaal anderson

Matthew Jones
05-16-2007, 05:05 AM
I'll go with Paul Posluszny, Patrick Willis, Jamaal Anderson, and Adam Carriker.

Addict
05-16-2007, 05:33 AM
It'll probably be either Johnny Baldwin, Patrick Willis or Anthony Spencer.

Chris30277
05-18-2007, 06:56 PM
If John Abraham can stay healthy, and that is a big if, I think Jamaal Anderson could have a huge year.

Phrost
05-18-2007, 07:00 PM
im goin to sound like a homer but i think lamarr woodley will have a great season comin in as a situational pass rusher

i think he will have a better and more of an impact than timmons
eventhough i think timmons will have a great year

Are you kidding? Timmons will DOMINATE in that defense, one of the surest things in my opinion.

remix 6
05-18-2007, 07:02 PM
Are you kidding? Timmons will DOMINATE in that defense, one of the surest things in my opinion.

if they run a 3-4 Timmons isnt anywhere near surrest thing. Hes small for inside and hes a pass rusher..at outside hes even more in a disadvantage

Phrost
05-18-2007, 07:03 PM
if they run a 3-4 Timmons isnt anywhere near surrest thing. Hes small for inside and hes a pass rusher..at outside hes even more in a disadvantage

They will play ALOT of 4-3 this year. Getting ready for that transition.

Hines
05-18-2007, 11:33 PM
They will play ALOT of 4-3 this year. Getting ready for that transition.


no they r playin a lot of 3-4 with some 4-3 packages
lebue has been statin that time in and time out

i think woodley will come in and be a situational pass rusher and be a force to be reckon with

timmons yes he will have a great year but i just dont see him on woodleys level this year untill timmons buffs up

jbeans187
05-19-2007, 02:21 AM
Exactly.

With all the injuries the Pats secondary goes through year after year...
I can see E. Wilson or R. Harrison goin' down for a bit and him blowin' up afterwards.

If not...

I like Landry then... dude's a monster.

Agreed. I also think Jarvis Moss could have a good year

reese
05-19-2007, 04:41 AM
patrick willis

GSOT
05-19-2007, 06:41 AM
Puz, Carriker and Willis will have great years, Carriker wont have amazing stats because of his position, but he will change the Rams D for the better

Staubach12
05-19-2007, 08:51 AM
My pick will be LaRon Landry. He'll definately be starting IMO. He's got the skillset to make an impact right away, and he has the smarts to digest the playbook, and understand what happens on the field. Also, the biggest thing is who he's playoing next to. When rookie safeties have good veterans next to them, it makes a huge difference. Sean Taylor is the kind of a guy that can (I'm not saying he will) make everyone around him better, especially Landry. Take, for example Roy Williams in his rookie year. The pressence of Woodson helped him develop a great ammount his rookie year.

OSUGiants17
05-19-2007, 09:13 AM
1. Lawrence Timmons
2. Patrick Willis
3. Reggie Nelson
4. Darrelle Revis
5. Gains Adams

GSOT
05-21-2007, 07:00 AM
Oh yeah forgot about Landry, he should have a fine year as well.

giant73zuma
05-21-2007, 08:24 AM
Gaines Adams is probably going to have the best year. especially becaue at first he will probably only be used on passing downs, with kevin carter in on running down. Adams can just come in go all out for after the qb and worry about trying to stop the run all that much. I think he could have a 10-12 sack season.

Carriker could have a great year depended on how he can adjust to playing inside

I also think merriweather will be very productive in NE, he will play all over the field, NB, FS, SS, they can plug him in anywhere in the secondary

BBD- Zac DeOssie

Jughead10
05-21-2007, 08:30 AM
It kills me but Anthony Spencer will be D Rookie of the year..

Why are so many people saying this? I think Spencer is in for a very rough transition. Especially his first year. Thats assuming he becomes a good player at all which I'm not completely sold on.

But then again I was worried about Bobby Carpenter his rookie year and we see how that turned out for now.

T-RICH49
05-21-2007, 09:03 AM
1. LaRon Landry
2. Darrelle Revis
3. Patrick Willis
4. Gaines Adams
5. Leon Hall

and the homer in me says Tank Tyler will show he should have been a 1st round pick.

dcarey20
05-21-2007, 09:22 AM
Jon Beason is my pick for DROY and I feel he's going to be one of the best defensive players to come out of the 2007 draft.

KBN570
05-22-2007, 09:01 PM
Why are so many people saying this? I think Spencer is in for a very rough transition. Especially his first year. Thats assuming he becomes a good player at all which I'm not completely sold on.

But then again I was worried about Bobby Carpenter his rookie year and we see how that turned out for now.


I think after Kamerion Wimbley's success in 2006, folks expect athletic defensive ends to be monsters at OLB in a 3/4... I'm rooting for Spencer, but only time will tell if Wimbley's success is an anomoly.

(exkuse mi pour speeling)

Mr. Stiller
05-22-2007, 09:25 PM
if they run a 3-4 Timmons isnt anywhere near surrest thing. Hes small for inside and hes a pass rusher..at outside hes even more in a disadvantage

Huh?

How is Timmons too small for ILB?

he's 6'0 234lbs. He's going to be a WLB/WILB guy.. Like Bart Scott.

Scott is only 6'2 240lbs.
Lewis is only 6'0 250lbs.
Dqwell Jackson is like 5'11 240lbs
Donnie Edwards is 6'1 228lbs.(Mack LB for San Diego)
Bruschi is 6'1 244lbs
Jon Vilma is 6'1 230lbs

Timmons is average size for the position. It's his demeanor.

Again though, Timmons will be playing Mack in a season or 2, we'll be adding another DE/OLB in next years draft. Giving us a young group with Foote, Woodley Timmons and 2008 draft pick.

I give Woodley the nod because they're going to let him loose in obvious passing situations, in which he'll be perfect on the other side of Aaron Smith. Giving us... Woodley, Smith, Hampton and Keisel.. thats a very tough and underrated DL.

They will play ALOT of 4-3 this year. Getting ready for that transition.

We normally only play 4-3 in obvious passing downs. And for the umpteenth million time... we're not playing a 4-3 this season as a base or oft-used defense.

T-Rat42
05-26-2007, 07:35 PM
Does Chad Greenway count as a rookie? haha

sodar21
05-26-2007, 08:03 PM
Huh?

How is Timmons too small for ILB?

he's 6'0 234lbs. He's going to be a WLB/WILB guy.. Like Bart Scott.

Scott is only 6'2 240lbs.
Lewis is only 6'0 250lbs.
Dqwell Jackson is like 5'11 240lbs
Donnie Edwards is 6'1 228lbs.(Mack LB for San Diego)
Bruschi is 6'1 244lbs
Jon Vilma is 6'1 230lbs

Timmons is average size for the position. It's his demeanor.

Again though, Timmons will be playing Mack in a season or 2, we'll be adding another DE/OLB in next years draft. Giving us a young group with Foote, Woodley Timmons and 2008 draft pick.

I give Woodley the nod because they're going to let him loose in obvious passing situations, in which he'll be perfect on the other side of Aaron Smith. Giving us... Woodley, Smith, Hampton and Keisel.. thats a very tough and underrated DL.



We normally only play 4-3 in obvious passing downs. And for the umpteenth million time... we're not playing a 4-3 this season as a base or oft-used defense.
Vilma has struggled in the 3-4 and Bruschi isn't that great (although thats more of an age thing).

Mr. Stiller
05-27-2007, 09:57 AM
Vilma has struggled in the 3-4 and Bruschi isn't that great (although thats more of an age thing).

Vilma has only played in it for 1 season and still posted 100+ Tackles..

The big difference? Look at Vilma's 3 DL... He's shedding blocks constantly.

dcarey20
06-03-2007, 01:01 PM
Again, I already said that Jon Beason is my pick for DROY, I became a big fan of his before the draft, and I think he'll be a stud for Carolina.

LaRon Landry and Gaines Adams are both guys that should have a lot of early success.

Some middle rounders that I think can make early impacts are Ray McDonald for the Niners, Tank Tyler for the Chiefs, and Josh Wilson for the Seahawks.

BufFan71
06-03-2007, 01:19 PM
my vote is Paul Pozluszny....
mlb's rack up alot of stats

underscore
06-03-2007, 01:30 PM
my vote is Paul Pozluszny....
mlb's rack up alot of stats

He may not have the most upside of other rookie LBs, but he's by far the most ready for the NFL, having played ILB and OLB, 3-4 and 4-3, and being the student of the game that he is.

Yung Flippa
06-03-2007, 03:06 PM
Patrick Willis, Anthony Spencer, Jon Beason & LaRon Landry

SuperKevin
06-03-2007, 04:10 PM
I think LaRon Landry will have a monster year because he's going to be allowed to play multiple schemes. Plus it'll be easy to rack up a ton of tackles from the secondary when nobody gets stopped by that horrible DL

HoopsDemon12
06-04-2007, 06:30 PM
I think LaRon Landry will have a monster year because he's going to be allowed to play multiple schemes. Plus it'll be easy to rack up a ton of tackles from the secondary when nobody gets stopped by that horrible DL

i think his impact will be more off the stat sheet personally.. btw havnt seen your post in awhile may be blind, but if not good to see you again

CC.SD
06-05-2007, 02:13 AM
No matter what happens, Eric Weddle will have a better season than Terrence Kiel could ever dream of.

bergo23
06-05-2007, 07:10 AM
Its easy to pick the first rounders, but Weddle gets 5 picks and makes a couple of game changers his first year as a safety in the league. All he did was make plays in college......and he will do the same on sundayz.

Space Ghost
06-05-2007, 08:44 AM
I think that Paul Posluszny will have a huge year for the Bills knowing that he will start at MLB on day one. He has the ability to be this years DeMeco Ryans/Lofa Tatupu. If Brandon Meriweather starts for the Patriots at free safety I think he will win DROY.