10-16-2012, 03:17 PM
Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
Join Date: Mar 2011
Re: What DB do you like?
I'e been watching some safety play recently and here are some quick thoughts on some of the guys I've watched.
A lesser version of Mark Barron. Excellent when the plays in front of him. Very good angles in run support - able to jump on passes in his zone but I wouldn't trust him in man coverage on nimble TE's or slot guys. As a run support safety or the last line of defense guy in cover 1 or 2, he's worth a first rounder. However, not convinced he is when it comes to the Patriots system.
Really conflicted here. I know a lot of people like him a lot. He's very athletic and is one of the better cover safeties in the draft. I think he's probably the number one safety in the draft but I cannot get all that interested in him. He takes some really bad angles both in run support and pass coverage and I think he relies too much on his athleticism and less on football smarts. I would be neither happy or disappointed to get him in the first round. Just can't get behind him in the same way some do on this site and at NEPatriotsdraft.
The best coverage safety in the draft but he's a really bad tackler - plays very soft. I thought he might be the better fit, but I'm really not interested now.
Because of my Barron fixation last year, I got to watch a lot of Lester. He's about as meh! as it gets. He's just OK. Ok in pass coverage, OK in instincts, OK in run support. I doubt he will become a regular starter and I'm not that keen on the Patriots drafting him.
Has terrific length and when I watch him, I see his length and want him for the Pats. But then I see his stiffness and general weakness in coverage and don't see a safety that can necessarily improve our secondary.
Biiig hitter! Love watching him play and he's shown that he can cover at the college level. Just worried that he'll be Patrick Chung at the next level basically. Wouldn't be disappointed if we drafted him because there's a lot to like and hopefully he'd become the better Patrick Chung.
Oregon safety, injured for the year. If he checks out medically he could be really interesting as a late round option. He's a Patrick Chung/ Harrison Smith cross and as a late round option he'd be a very good pick even if he only ever provides depth for us.
My two favourites so far:
Personally I think he's got the best instincts of any draft eligible safety. The only safety I think worth taking ahead of Joyner if he declares is Vaccaro. Size limitations be damned (5'8") - Joyner would be an automatic upgrade to our secondary.
Only seen one game and he's now injured for the rest of the season. I absolutely loved the tape I saw. Hits like a train, gets up in run support very quickly, has excellent range in coverage and did I say hits like a train? Draft him! Even if it's only for the practice squad initially.
Edit - Draft Bronson this year in the seventh, draft Joyner and Sunseri next year and we'll never give up a deep pass again because no receiver would want to mess with those three.
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