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View Poll Results: Who @ 2?
Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn 93 46.73%
Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU 24 12.06%
Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson 8 4.02%
Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama 7 3.52%
Any of the above! 11 5.53%
None of the above (who then?) 2 1.01%
Trade down; accumulate picks 33 16.58%
Too early; ask me after the combine 21 10.55%
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Who should we draft at #2?

So now that Fairley has officially declared… who do you want? With such strong defensive prospects, we're at a great spot to have our choice of the lot unless Carolina goes D. Fairley has my vote, but I'd be damn happy with any of these guys.

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Old 01-14-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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Best defensive lineman, whoever that is. No problem with Fairley or Bowers at #2 if that's who they grade the highest.
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1. Trade down and accumulate more picks
2. Any of the above (Fairley, Peterson, Bowers)
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1. Trade down and accumulate more picks
2. Any of the above (Fairley, Peterson, Bowers)
We won;t be able to trade out of that second spot and get the value that you want.
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If they stay at 2 and Fairley isn't taken by Carolina, he's the obvious choice. This team needs an interior DL in the worst way. I'd like to see Liugit from Illinois or Heyward from Ohio St as well with a later pick. Also, if Illinois running back Mikael LeShoure is available in the 4th or 5th round, he would be a very good additon.
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We won;t be able to trade out of that second spot and get the value that you want.
With the new rookie scale in place high picks are going to be worth more than they ever have.
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Best defensive lineman, whoever that is. No problem with Fairley or Bowers at #2 if that's who they grade the highest.
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Having an all-pro HOF CB for the last decade has led to one playoff win. Even if Peterson is the equal of Champ (spoiler alert = he won't be) it doesn't help our biggest weakness.
Let's get the D line fixed first for god's sake.
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Hard to tell. If we're going with a 4-3, and we franchise or sign Champ, then Ayers and Dumervil are our DEs and Fairley would be the sensible choice as an interior, one gap rusher. If we don't sign Champ, maybe Peterson, but I would think that Fox will want to fix the Dline first, before investing heavily in the secondary. If we're going with a 3/4 then Dareus is the smart pick, but we still don't have much in the way of a NT or 3/4 LBs, so if it's 3/4, the smart thing to do is trade down and get two linemen, like Paea and Jordan and more picks for LBs. Doesn't really matter because it won't get fixed in one season.
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Trade down, get picks.
And do what with them I have an idea, lets get more of what we already have.... Average, make zero impact players. Great idea. We have been doing that for years and look what it has gotten us.

Do not trade down, do not pass go, do not collect "more picks" Pick the best player in the draft period at each draft slot.

I am so sick of hearing the lets get more picks crap. Who is going to give us equal/fair value to pick at #2 expecially if Fairly is taken #1 by Carolina.

Anyone? Bueller....
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With the new rookie scale in place high picks are going to be worth more than they ever have.
I hate to break the news to everyone but unless their is a agreement on the CBA there is no rookie pay scale.
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I'm leaning towards Fairley, but picked wait and see.
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And do what with them I have an idea, lets get more of what we already have.... Average, make zero impact players. Great idea. We have been doing that for years and look what it has gotten us.

Do not trade down, do not pass go, do not collect "more picks" Pick the best player in the draft period at each draft slot.

I am so sick of hearing the lets get more picks crap. Who is going to give us equal/fair value to pick at #2 expecially if Fairly is taken #1 by Carolina.

Anyone? Bueller....
I agree 100%. Screw trading down and collecting 2nd and 3rd round picks. I would say 70% of players drafted in round 2 and 3 turn out to be crap anyway. If you don't believe me look at all the last 10 drafts
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I would also choose Fairley but I think Carolina will take him. Next on my list would be Bowers then maybe Robert Quinn
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:06 AM   #22
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Nick Fairley. If he's gone trade down.

I'd rather another 2nd than a CB with the 2nd overall pick.
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With us going back to the 4-3, it has to be Fairley if available, if not, Bowers.
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Right now Patrick Peterson is the safest pick. Both Fairley and Bowers are in that one year wonder catagory, hell Fairley has the smell of Jarvis Moss. Fairley is coming in with the hype of the BCS Championship game (like Moss back in the day) and he could fall on his face.

To me Fairley is a huge risk with the 2nd overall. He has attitude issues and then the other day I heard McShay say that the kid takes more plays off then you would like. Let's face it the last thing this team needs is a lazy, fat, million dollar bust on the D-line.

Bowers is intriguing as hell. The kid is big and could anchor the DE position for Denver. But the guy has only done it one year and he didn't look good in the bowl game against USF. He looks the part of an NFL player, but we have seen that type look before fail.

Patrick Peterson is the most consistant defensive player worthy of the 2nd overall selection. The guy has done it for 3 years at LSU and always shows up in big meaningful games. With the uncertain CBA and the chance that Champ may move on to another team with better chance to win. Well it makes most sense to draft a player that can fill that void. Plus just look at the secondary as it stands today. Champ FA, Goodmen getting older banged up, Cox waiting for trial...Syd'Quan may never be more than a nickle corner.

Plus a corner like Peterson can have a longer career than a DT or DE.

I understand we are weak up front (have been for years) but to shoot ourselves in the foot to reach on a couple of D-linemen...that would hurt.

So for me it's Patrick Peterson and then work on the DL in round 2.
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