Originally Posted by watermock
Matt Roth, Iowa. DE, 6-4, 270. Converted LB that can drop into zone coverage and also is very diruptive and agressive to the passer. A roughing of the passer candidate, but manages to stay in mind.
Excellent first step which is second to his non stop motor. Great instincts. Channels his game to Dick Butkis. Hard hitter, good tackler.
Can overrun plays at times and lose containment trying to go outside the edge, may lack NFL strength at the next level.
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If he drops to us in the second, I will go Garcia if we pass.
Not sure where Roth will go in this draft, he's one of them "Tweeners" that could drop a few due to that, much like Corey Redding of Texas did a few years back. Super talented, engine always going, intensity to match anyone, but his OLB? MLB? DE? questions could play a role in him slipping a bit.
Redding looked like he was going to us at pick 20 that year, fell to the Lions(?) in round 2, so not a big slip, but a good 10-15 at least.
The real gem(not late round gem), but true 1st round gem in this draft from Iowa is Abdul Hodge. I dar say it, he has that sideline-to-sideline speed, but is big and physical enough to play MLB in the NFL, unlike a certain OLB from Michigan who Denver toted around his sideline-to-sideline speed, but after that project went down the tubes he now resides in Tampa playing as a Buccaneer.
I'm still miffed at the fact that Philly has a chance at getting back-2-back picks if they win the Super Bowl and Miami finishes dead last, that'll give them pick 32 and 33 and they can do some serious damager with that, whether they make 2 picks or use it as leverage to trade.