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    Drafting a DT?

    I hear a lot of chatter about trying to draft OLB/CB, especially in the 2nd/3rd round. Why not try and take a defensive tackle there? Especially at #33 if we could pickup someone that slid from the first round like a Jerel Worthy, Fletcher Cox, or Brandon Thompson. IMO, DT is a huge need, the run defense was atrocious. Also, I can't say I am thrilled with Bannan or Robbins.

    Note: I am not saying we should take one at #2 overall, maybe if we traded down into the 20ish range or got Cleveland's second first rounder...


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    Re: Drafting a DT?

    I'd look at Alameda Ta'amu in the 3rd or 4th round if he lasts.

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    Re: Drafting a DT?

    I think we'll have a lot of options in the 2nd round. Imo we have to take Blackmon or Kalil at 2. Both will be cornerstones of our offense for a decade.

    I would have no problem with us going dt, olb, wr/ot(whichever way we don't go in round 1), cb or rb in the 2nd. I don't think cb is as big a need as many think because Bartell and Murphy both should be 100% far before the season starts. Add Gordy and that's a solid nucleus.

    If we get Brandon Thompson(DT), Mike Adams(OT), Chris Polk, Mohamed Sanu, or Zack Brown(maybe a stretch but I've seen mocks that have him fall this far) at 33 I'll be very happy.

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    Re: Drafting a DT?

    #33 really gives us some flexibility. BPA from the first that drops is all ours. There's not much we don't need.

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    Re: Drafting a DT?

    One potential "slider" who would be worth a look is UM's Marcus Forston. He was a projected first round pick before his injury early this season. If his medical report checks out, I'd consider him in Round 3 or later.

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    Re: Drafting a DT?

    DT's are often more available in free agency too.....It's obvious we need 8-11 new starters so we need all the postitions we can't fill via FA

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