03-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Re: New binkie
Originally Posted by DaBruinz
There are plenty of ways that Simtin's name isn't called at #23. In fact, too many to list.
But some things to understand.
1) Virginia runs a 3-4 1 gap scheme. Not a 2 Gap. So, Simtin is a better fit for teams like Dallas and San Deigo than for the Pats.
2) The Pats have passed on every other 3-4 LB coming out of Virginia since Groh took over. Including Ahmad Brooks, whom they could have had on the cheap.
3) Simtin is a work in progress when it comes to coverage.
4) Simtin isn't great at stopping the run..
5) Has some bad technique on his pass rush that he hardly ever gets his hands up into the passing lanes.
For me, Sintim simply isn't a first round calibre player. He's similar to Cliff Avril from Purdue last year, who was listed as a 1st round pick in the 20's on lots of mock drafts (including lots of "professional" mocks) but ended up going around #92 to Detroit. He has limited athleticism, especially in coverage. I see him as a late 2nd/early 3rd round guy myself. I wouldn't mind him at #58 as an SILB conversion, but I don't see him as a solution at 3-4 OLB and wouldn't take him earlier than that.
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