DeAndre McDaniel SS/FS:
I sound like a broken record, but the weakest link on our Defense is the Free Safety position. Regardless if Rasheed Jones pushes Chris Clemons, we need to add a dynamic player maker that will oppose his will on the secondary.
Why didn’t this top 100 player not get drafted, thanks to discussion on our forum, we have learned that DeAndre suffered a wrist injury that scared off the majority of teams with respect to assigning him a draft grade. What we need to do is evaluate this injury, worst case scenario he signs with the team and is placed on IR for the season, which doesn’t count on the salary cap or the roster count. Yes, I honestly think that this prospect has the “IT” factor and would eventually become a pro baller.
His assertive nature on the field makes you want to watch him. His keen eye for player movement and nose for the ball, reminds me of a young but more physical Ed Reed. With this player you can park him at Free Safety for the next few years, and then he can eventually replace Y.Bell at the Strong Safety position allowing Clemons or Jones to develop. Tony S loves versatility on the Oline, why not in the secondary, is a debate for another day.
Who wouldn’t want to add this type of player to our team?
Love the hit on Ponder…break your shoulder!
Schuylar Oordt TE:
Best way to beat a 3-4 D; hybrid TE. If we don’t make a trade for my favourite TE (J. Finley) then we have to see what are the other options out there, therefore introducing Schuylar Oordt. This prospect can be summed up in one word – huge.
6’6, 261lbs, 33 ¾ arm length are his measurable. Best part about this kid, is that he is deceptive, meaning this prospects has wheels. Special Note – Oordt had the best 40 times of all the TE’s in the draft at the combine. Don’t believe, check it out yourself:
He can easily run away from man coverage, which is exactly what you want from a Hybrid TE. Needs a lot of fine tuning, but that is what coaches are for.
Adrian Moten LB:
Are you noticing a trend here…if I had to pool the audience, quickly name the three weakest positions on our team, excluding RB and QB: TE, FS, LB.
I honestly think that QB, and RB will be addressed with splashy free agents so that is why I am eliminating them.
Back to Moten, this kid fits the LB mold that our duo likes, 6’2, 230lbs, has experience in the 3-4 D, played the ‘SAM’ position, led the team in tackles and tackles for loss, and had a career high 4 INT’s last year. What is missing from our LB’s… game changing plays! We can’t rely on Dansby and Wake to do everything. Enter Moten that would immediately push Crowder, Dobbins, Edds for playing time….isn’t that what you want from a free agent acorn?
Also, the kid can flat out hit….watch the below link….dammmmm. How he went undrafted, no idea, but he is a prospect we need to sign.
Who else do you think deserves consideration…Pat Devlin? Damien Berry? Let’s the discussion begin.