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  1. jmt57

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    Cool interactive feature on Football Outsiders. You can sort by team, position, offensive snaps, defensive snaps, special team snaps, etc.

    FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2012 NFL SNAP COUNTS


    Some trivia, for example:

    - Donald Thomas had more offensive snaps than Aaron Hernandez, or any running back.

    - After McCourty, Ninkovich, Wilfork and Mayo, can you guess which players had the next most defensive snaps?
     
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    Yes, we should appreciate the contribution of depth players like THomas and Arrington.

     
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    I don't know if we 'appreciate' Arrington for playing a lot and playing poorly.
     
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    Interesting point: as a rookie, Nate Ebner finished second on the team in ST snaps behind only Niko Koutovides.

    If he keeps doing that, he'll more than justify the late 6 the Pats used on him. . . . and imagine if he can become a contributor on the D.
     
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    I don't think you will ever see him on defense, but he could be Slater 2.0
     
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    Ebner has all the physical tools to be a great safety, he's very raw as a DB but if he develops into a starting safety he could be great. He has already lived up to his draft position as a Special Teamer.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of these ST only picks. To me they seem like spots you should use on development talent.

    Just don't see Ebner filling that role. He screams career ST
     
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    Sorry dude but you are waaay off base.

    1) Most late 6th round picks do not even make the roster. A guy who can be a 10 year special teams ace is certainly worth that pick.
    2) Ebner is the definition of developmental talent. Excellent H/W/S athlete with little football background. Would you rather have an inferior athletic prospect who's a "real safety"?
     
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    Physically speaking, his Pro Day numbers are to safeties what Connor Barwin's were to linebackers. :eek:
     
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    Five of these are the top five safeties selected in the 2012 draft. The sixth is Ebner.

     
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