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Old 02-28-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default DT Nick Fairley Highlights/Lowlights



I worry about his skinny lower body and can only imagine what a mauling guard can do to him in the run game. Quickness off the snap is great, though i dont think its as good as the first step that Gerald McCoy had coming out. A 4.8 40 at 291 lbs is pretty crazy (and Dareus' 4.9 at 319 is too), but he has a long way to go in terms of strength training.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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Makes me sad - I'd say that leading up to the draft this is the weakest top 5 in recent history.

Hindsight is 20/20 and they didn't all work out, but leading up to the draft I am usually higher on at least a few players than the ones I think we're looking at at #2.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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I disagree. Dareus, Peterson, Green, Quinn (if not for the missed season) would be elite prospects in any draft. Bowers and Fairley (and all the QBs) are really really risky though.
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Makes me sad - I'd say that leading up to the draft this is the weakest top 5 in recent history.

Hindsight is 20/20 and they didn't all work out, but leading up to the draft I am usually higher on at least a few players than the ones I think we're looking at at #2.
I agree with some of this.

There is not a top QB in this draft like there usually is. But Peterson and Green are some of the most talented players at their position to come out in a long long time.
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I wouldn't touch Bowers or Fairley with a ten foot pole. They are to much of a risk reward for the broncos who need a sure thing like Von Miller, Marcel Dareus, or Patrick Peterson.
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I disagree. Dareus, Peterson, Green, Quinn (if not for the missed season) would be elite prospects in any draft. Bowers and Fairley (and all the QBs) are really really risky though.
I'll give you Peterson and maybe Dareus, but Quinn DID miss the season, and as you say the other considerations are far too risky for top 5 consideration. Which brings me back to saying that this isn't exactly the group you'd want to be making a top 5 pick in if you had the choice going back the last 10 years.

Really, I'm just saying that Fairley is a risky choice at 2! - but I suppose it turned into more than that!
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Hurry and watch before it gets taken down!!
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I get it I am the only Broncos Fan that wants Fairley . Fairley wins game.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:18 PM   #9
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I love this **** every year. Some great player goes out and wins the Lombardi Award, AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the BCS Championship Defensive MVP and he's being argued by scouts as the #1 player in the draft, and then there are guys on message boards all over the U.S. posting why he'll be a bust.

Yeah, bust winning.

Get used to Fairley, Broncos fans. He might just be wearing number 90 at Dove Valley in a few months (I'm sure David Veikune will give it up). All reports are that Fox and Xanders like him a whole lot.

Personally speaking, I think a line of Ayers, Fairley, Bannan and Doom will be ****ing awesome and strike fear into the hearts of QBs all over the league.

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:30 PM   #10
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Dareus > Fairley

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I love this **** every year. Some great player goes out and wins the Lombardi Award, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the BCS Championship Defensive MVP and he's being argued by scouts as the #1 player in the draft, and then there are guys on message boards all over the U.S. posting why he'll be a bust.

Yeah, bust winning.

Get used to Fairley, Broncos fans. He might just be wearing number 90 at Dove Valley in a few months (I'm sure David Veikune will give it up). All reports are that Fox and Xanders like him a whole lot.

Personally speaking, I think a line of Ayers, Fairley, Bannan and Doom will be ****ing awesome and strike fear into the hearts of QBs all over the league.
I've been as against Fairley as anyone, because of bust potential, but at this point I'd be fine with him. His ceiling is as hi as anyone's in this draft, so why not.

Hopefully we won't have a #2 pick again for awhile, so might as well go all in, right?

I still prefer Peterson though.
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Dareus > Fairley

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I agree in terms of probability, but Fairley has a higher ceiling.
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I love this **** every year. Some great player goes out and wins the Lombardi Award, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the BCS Championship Defensive MVP and he's being argued by scouts as the #1 player in the draft, and then there are guys on message boards all over the U.S. posting why he'll be a bust.

Yeah, bust winning.

Get used to Fairley, Broncos fans. He might just be wearing number 90 at Dove Valley in a few months (I'm sure David Veikune will give it up). All reports are that Fox and Xanders like him a whole lot.

Personally speaking, I think a line of Ayers, Fairley, Bannan and Doom will be ****ing awesome and strike fear into the hearts of QBs all over the league.

I love these kinds of videos. They show the player in a more balanced light. Whoever put this video up included the Kentucky game (after Auburn was up big) because it was probably Fairley's worst game. (What? Hyped up first round draft picks have bad moments? Impossible!).

But he was awesome against Alabama and Oregon. He wanted it and nobody out there could keep him from getting what he wanted.

That 4th and goal stuff that he put on that player...brilliant. A big play in a big moment. That's what kind of player Fairley seems to be, a big game playmaker, and that's why people view him as the top player in the draft.

He's a rare passrush specialist DT who makes big plays in big games...and people wonder why he's valued over other players?

I'll take this guy on my team all day. I'd personally rather have Dareus, and maybe Bowers, but this Fairley guy is a monster.

In the AFC where pocket passers rule, you put that guy on the line looking Philip Rivers right in the eye on third down and let him be that violent-hitting playmaker.
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He wanted it and nobody out there could keep him from getting what he wanted.
You've just summed up why he's a dangerous selection.

I'd rather a guy who only gets beaten by better talent than a guy who gets beaten because he doesn't want it. Fairley vs Kentucky is a perfect example of superior talent getting beaten by superior want to.

Who's to say he'll ever really want it once you give him $30M in guaranteed money?
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Whoever put this video up included the Kentucky game (after Auburn was up big) because it was probably Fairley's worst game. (What? Hyped up first round draft picks have bad moments? Impossible!).
Well technically it was because I only have 3 Auburn games on my DVR, but that works too!
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You've just summed up why he's a dangerous selection.

I'd rather a guy who only gets beaten by better talent than a guy who gets beaten because he doesn't want it. Fairley vs Kentucky is a perfect example of superior talent getting beaten by superior want to.

Who's to say he'll ever really want it once you give him $30M in guaranteed money?
Well, those Kentucky highlights were after Auburn was already blowing Kentucky out. I'm not sure that those are a good measure of his drive.

Xanders said that he has a non-stop motor. Over the course of a football game, sometimes you lose battles at the POA. It happens to every player.

But by the way that Fairley played for Auburn over the course of last season, its hard to say that he's just in it for the cash. Elway said that they look for guys who love the game, and the BBT have given this guy a review that infers that he's always playing this way. You can see it in the violence of his play, IMO. Dude rips people up.

I think its possible that he gets paid and then settles down, but I think its equally possible that he wants to be one of the best to ever play the game.

Thats the deal with him. That's the gamble. If he goes about it one way, he becomes a freak who can win games for you with big plays. If he goes about it the other way, he only shows up in contract seasons and he's a locker room louse.

Guys that play with that kind of violence though...its what sticks with you about that player.
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Well technically it was because I only have 3 Auburn games on my DVR, but that works too!
You put this up?

You rule dude. Way to go.

You should put one up about Peterson and Bowers if you have video.

Everyone rep this guy.
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Yup, here is my main channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProDraftParty

I'll have Dareus up soon. Maaaybe tomorrow but maybe only at the end of the weekend.
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I'll have Dareus up soon. Maaaybe tomorrow but maybe only at the end of the weekend.
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I want M. Dareus. I think we can't go wrong with him.
Nick Fairley I like a lot too. He looks to me like the BJ.Raji of this year's draft...
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It is hard as hell to find him on every play. Would love to have a square over him before the ball is slapped.
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He is the undertackle (3 technique, on the outside shoulder of the guard) on almost every play. Find the center, find the nosetackle across from him... Fairley is the other DT.
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I love this **** every year. Some great player goes out and wins the Lombardi Award, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the BCS Championship Defensive MVP and he's being argued by scouts as the #1 player in the draft, and then there are guys on message boards all over the U.S. posting why he'll be a bust.

Yeah, bust winning.

Get used to Fairley, Broncos fans. He might just be wearing number 90 at Dove Valley in a few months (I'm sure David Veikune will give it up). All reports are that Fox and Xanders like him a whole lot.

Personally speaking, I think a line of Ayers, Fairley, Bannan and Doom will be ****ing awesome and strike fear into the hearts of QBs all over the league.
Every single report has Fox and Xanders liking every prospect a whole lot.

Don't really see your argument there
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Driving the QB into the ground at the 1:00 minute mark would get him suspended in todays NFL especially if it's on Brady
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