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Rucker was drafted because we suck at 3rd and short, and because we've been abused by MJD for years so it would be nice to have our own little bowling ball to abuse opposing defenses. Not that I think Carter will be as good as MJD, but he will be that type of back.
Woops, I feel stupid. I was talking about Carter, you asked about Rucker. I don't know much about him. Hopefully he can at least be a better than Lacey.
As you guys already might know, I'm a big Penn State fan. I really like what I saw from Pat Devlin whenever he got playing time for PSU.
I think he was a bit of a victim of a deep QB class. Most years, I think he gets drafted. He has ability.
Other then him, the guys that Killxswitch mentioned are high on my list also. Plus:
Joe Lefeged (S) Rutgers ... Big and fast Steven Friday (DE) Virginia Tech ... I know, I know, we don't need another undersized DE, but I personally think this guy is very underrated. David Mims (OT) Virginia Union .... 6'-8" 330lbs Jeff Tarpinian (ILB) Iowa ... athletic LB from a school that produces good NFL players Ryan Jones (CB) North Missouri St. ... interesting CB prospect that might be a fit for us and might project at safety Jarriel King (OL) South Carolina ... I saw him play a couple of times and thought he looked pretty good Ricardo Lockette (WR) Fort Valley St. ... 6'-2" 211 with 4.37 speed
Strong Safety and O-Line are our biggest remaining needs imo, so I hope we can find some interesting prospects at those positions specifically.
Based on a couple of times that I've seen him, he is a physical safety that plays well in run support. He is inconsistent in coverage, but has potential.
That doesn't sound too bad. If we had a safety who could sniff out the run like Bob did we would be much better. Of course we are hoping our D-line improves this year, but I think a safety to come up and make plays in the run is exactly what we need. You can't really coach toughness. I think coverage could be coached up depending on his potential.
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Originally posted by killxswitch
Bill Polian is cancer wrapped in AIDS delivered in an XXL enema so please don't expect me to disagree with you.
Yeah, I think our starting SS needs to be a hitter, and enforcer first. Let Bethea roam in coverage and get picks. Let Hayden, Powers, and Tryon play their man closer and actually COVER. And let our new SS come up and hit the ball carrier HARD. If that's a RB trying to stretch to the sideline, great. If that's a slot receiver or TE catching a ball over the middle, make him pay or hopefully make him drop the ball. We need someone to lay the wood like Bob did (or as close as possible) without getting hurt all the time. The Colts need to actually get some turnovers this year and make the other team pay for taking the easy underneath throw.
Seems like there should be some options in here for the Colts to get a legit starting SS.
Mikell, Whitner (cheap competition), and Page (cheap competition) seem like interesting options. Mikell would be the only one that could walk in and be a starter Day 1, but the other two could at least challenge Bullit or be special teams contributors. The only one on that list that I am fairly certain would be useless is Roman Harper, he's been terrible every time I've watched him play.
The problem arises when people use statistics like a drunk uses a lamp post: for support instead of illumination.
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