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    With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson



    Dustin Fry
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 314 lbs
    Position: Center
    College: Clemson

    40-Time: 5.12
    Bench Press: 34 reps

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    I think we should have taken Aundre Allison, Rufus Alexander, or Brandon Siler.

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    I like this pick quite a bit. We need depth on the interior line and someone to compete with Romberg, and Fry probably could have gone earlier. Fry is a very powerful player, very strong with good push in the run game. Good size as well. I was hoping we'd nab a center later after passing on Kalil, and we may have ended up getting someone that is a better fit for our blocking scheme.
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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    Strengths:
    Has good size and a solid frame...Powerful with outstanding strength...Versatile and could project to a number of positions...Tough and a hard worker with good intangibles...Displays excellent balance and stays on his feet...Plays with superb leverage...Packs a solid initial punch to stun...A real mauler in the running game.

    Weaknesses:
    Is not very quick or athletic...Has limited mobility...Does not always play up to his impressive weight room numbers...Struggles with speed and in space...He has some minor durability concerns...Only started for two years and is still raw...His footwork leaves something to be desired...Potential might be all but maxed out.

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    A state champion wrestler and shot putter in high school...Can reportedly bench 225 pounds an outstanding 36 times...Could also project to guard...An intriguing prospect who could be a workout warrior but he looks like a prototypical backup.
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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    No doubt, he is a good player and could have gone earlier. I just like Allison, Alexander, and Siler better. I was not factoring in our team needs.

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    from his NFL.com profile, which i found interesting:

    Compares To: Richie Incognito, St. Louis -- Like Incognito, Fry plays with a lot of aggression. He is not the most sound-blocking technician (he is still learning proper hand technique), but has the strength and hand punch to shock and jolt defenders with consistency. He is very quick firing off the ball to lock on to the 1 tech defender working inside, but outside of the short pull, he doesn't have the foot speed to be effective blocking in the second level. He compensates for a lack of ideal quickness with brute strength, but when he gets too high in his stance, he can be walked back into the pocket, evident by his struggles holding off the bull rush in Senior Bowl practices.

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    our second round pick?
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick
    Dustin Fry
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 314 lbs
    Position: Center
    College: Clemson

    40-Time: 5.12
    Bench Press: 34 reps

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    i like the pick, but im still mad that the rams havent gotten a DT....

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    Compares To: Richie Incognito, St. Louis -- Like Incognito, Fry plays with a lot of aggression.
    Sounds like a road grader to me; nice pick.
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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    The good: He is a tough, nasty, smart, scrappy, blue-collar lineman who works well in a short area where he uses good power and leverage. He gives it his all from the snap to the whistle, and is very capable of quickly getting good position in his blocks and sustaining until the play is finished. He has good balance, the agility to slide laterally, does well at mirroring the defender and is seldom on the ground. He has a relentless attitude that allows him to finish despite marginal physical talent.

    The bad: He is only adequate on the perimeter at pulling. He has only marginal speed and striking ability at the second level. His hand punch is acceptable, but could be more forceful to stop the initial charge better. He lacks flexibility and the agility to recover if beaten on a play. He has short arms, which add to the problem.

    Outlook: He ran a 5.47 time in the 40-yard dash with 34 bench press reps at the Combine, but sat out the rest of the workout with a pulled quad. He has definite NFL starting ability - maybe sooner than most think. He combines all the tools to become a fine NFL interior lineman with enough athleticism to also spot start at guard. Hes an excellent value on the second day of the draft.

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    I like the pick, he looks very big and strong on film.

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

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    our second round pick?


    i like the pick, but im still mad that the rams havent gotten a DT....
    Where do you think Carriker will be playing? He's our DT.
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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    will he play C or does he project as a G? i imagine he joins the competition at C with Romberg and McCollum

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFan4ever View Post
    our second round pick?


    i like the pick, but im still mad that the rams havent gotten a DT....
    We're using Carriker as a DT.

    I'm hoping for maybe Rufus Alexander next pick.

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    Quote Originally Posted by Milan View Post
    We're using Carriker as a DT.
    Indeed, and will very likely be a very good one.

    I like this pick @139. Fry looked like the best short yardage run blocker on the board at the time. I like the words "solid initial punch to stun"... "a real mauler in the running game"... "versitile."

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    Re: With the 139th pick, St. Louis selects Dustin Fry, C, Clemson

    Rotoworld's take:

    Fry (6-3/315) showed great strength at the Combine with 34 reps of 225. He's above average athletically and feisty on the field. Fry could give incumbent Brett Romberg a run for his money at the pivot spot right away.
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