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Old 02-03-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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Default Conner Barwin

Barwin played his first 3 years as a Te before moving to De . What do you think about him as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Should have some coverage skills because of the time spent as Te.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:36 AM   #2
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Tell us about him. I have never heard of him....

'Course I have never heard of 95% of the College players. But I figure I keep reading here, I will learn more than I really need to know.......
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:46 AM   #3
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He's raw, but he could end up being a very good OLB, I think.

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Old 02-03-2009, 07:56 AM   #4
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Thanks. Interesting. Maybe one thing McD and the Brain Trust can do is get the right guys in the right positions.........
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:09 AM   #5
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I'm a fan. I think his diverse background would see him play very well at SOLB in the 3-4. His pass rushing talents are raw but impressive and he'd be just about the last guy a QB would want to float a ball near.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:22 AM   #6
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If he can be Mike Vrabel part dos- yes!
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:09 AM   #7
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I'd take him for a shot at LB.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #8
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i don't want any projects in the 2nd/3rd..i'd take a shot in the 4-5th range...
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:24 PM   #9
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As I'm understanding, no player taken through the fourth should be a "project" in this year's draft......
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:26 PM   #10
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I'm a fan. I think his diverse background would see him play very well at SOLB in the 3-4. His pass rushing talents are raw but impressive and he'd be just about the last guy a QB would want to float a ball near.
he is raw, but he tends to get pushed around, which was the problem we had with some of our LB's this season.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:50 PM   #11
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he is raw, but he tends to get pushed around, which was the problem we had with some of our LB's this season.
He gets pushed around as a 4-3 DE where OTs get their hands on him almost immediately after the snap. Even then he still had 11 sacks.

As a 3-4 OLB his size will play up better and he'll be more often than not fighting with guards, FBs, and RBs.

Is he a ready made fit? No, but if he was there in the 3rd round he'd be a hell of a nice product to groom for a long term payoff.
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He gets pushed around as a 4-3 DE where OTs get their hands on him almost immediately after the snap. Even then he still had 11 sacks.

As a 3-4 OLB his size will play up better and he'll be more often than not fighting with guards, FBs, and RBs.

Is he a ready made fit? No, but if he was there in the 3rd round he'd be a hell of a nice product to groom for a long term payoff.
you don't groom a 3rd round pick. in my mind 1st-3rd round picks should come in and be playing steadily or starting their rookie year. project picks are for 5th round and later.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:59 PM   #13
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He is way too weak right now, he needs to add a lot of muscle before he will be ready. I like his profile and he has some good experience, but he needs to be stronger and he needs to work his leverage.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:12 PM   #14
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If he can be Mike Vrabel part dos- yes!
Exactly the person I thought of...with the receiving skills to boot.
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I like the guy. He has the ability to stand up and play in space, and go get the passer -12 sack this season. Great football player that supposedly is gym rat and will do wantever is necessary to help the team.
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As I'm understanding, no player taken through the fourth should be a "project" in this year's draft......
No, that is not how it works. That is too simple. It is a value based equation and some times a better value player is there based on position and you have to roll the dice. The thing is the draft is fluid, and even though one team needs a guy to be ready to play, the next might be better suited to get the developmental player especially if their roster has less holes to fill.

This is a very deep draft at certain positions, but hell QB is a "Project" position in the first selection of the first round
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Barwin is a good player, who is smart enough to make the jump at either position. The thing is, he would be rated higher as a DE/OLB on most people's board's in this draft, so that is where he likely projects. It just matters where his actual value is once the draft begins.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:56 AM   #18
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I think the Broncos would have to use a 3 rounder on him in order to get Him.I could see a draft like 1. Rey Rey 2. Donald Brown 3. Conner Barwin or Terrance taylor.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:53 AM   #19
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The thing though it says he is a excellant ST. so if all he did this year was special teams. right the f on
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