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  1. ausbacker

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    Our young Safety is starting to look every bit the part. I'm rather excited about his development, as his hands have improved, coverage is getting better and he's getting to the QB for strip sacks on the safety blitz.

    If RH is indeed finished after this season (perish the thought), I wonder what tandem we could establish, as I feel BM is becoming a very reliable defender for the Pats.

    Great job BM.
     
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    You cold aruge hes probably the biggest playmaker on defense.
     
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    I expect another big jump in his play next year then he'll just have small, incremental improvment the rest of the way. Next year will determine if he will be a good Safety or if he'll make a few pro bowls. Worst case, he's a good solid player.
     
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    I would also note that Richard Seymour has now bettered his best previous year for sacks, with a game still to go. He still keys the DL and demands double and triple teaming. He leads all pass-rushers in QB hits as well, so even if he doesn't sack them, they know he is coming...

    I thought he deserved to not only make the pro-bowl, but resume his position as an All Pro.
     
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    him and mayo are gonna be the leaders of this defense for years...and some scary playmakers to boot
     
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    He has made quite of few plays this year. He has my vote for the only play maker in the Pats secondary.

    He has solidified the SS spot. And this draft has quite a few quality FSs available.
     
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    LOVED seeing him come on another safety blitz and force another fumble with another sack.
     
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    My first wish would be a beast pass rusher but if not I like Taylor Mays from USC him and Meriweather would be a hell of a S tandem.
     
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    Not sure where he's projected but I like Rashad Johnson from Alabama. Coming from a Saban NFL-like defense (being the captain to boot), I think he will be a solid NFL player right away if given the chance.

    As for BM, absolutely right. He's made plays ever since he started getting on the field last year, but just never had a chance to do it consistently. Now he's getting consistent opportunities and showing what he's got. Hard to believe this kid hasn't even finished the second year of his career.
     
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    it's great he fell to us in the draft.

    one request: can we not call brandon meriweather BM?

    i have that abbreviation reserved for bowlmovement. :(
     
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    Amen, my brother!!! I have been talking about this in the draft room for two years now.

    The problem is there is no pass rushing demon in this draft. Last year I was drooling at the prospect of what a guy like Groves could do in our defense on third down.

    And I do not see any Free Agents that excite me either.
     
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    Put another Real Safety beside him and he would be Great.
     
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    Johnson absolutely, positively will not be there when we draft unless he has some sort of catostrophic injury in Alabama's bowl game.
     
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    ???

    He's more of a great college player than stud prospect. If we take him in the first round it will be considered a reach if the expected juniors come out.
     
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    Sey's having a great season. A big Raspberry to the naysayers, he needed to get healthy.

    The sacks are great, but it seems he's replacing OLB pressure. Saw Green with pressure today, we might have to find a way to work him in some.
     
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    Huh? You're kidding, right? The first round is going to be loaded with beastly pass rushers. George Selvie, Brian Orakpo, Everette Brown, Michael Johnson, and possibly even Aaron Curry, a 4-3 OLB with the size and pass rushing ability to play in the 3-4. And that doesn't even count mid-round guys with big upside like Greg Hardy or Brandon Williams (who I saw play live a couple times at Texas Tech this year and is a personal favorite of mine, and was first team All-Big 12), who is rumored to possibly be coming out early.

    A lot of those guys are juniors, but Selvie has inquired about his draft status with the NFL and the South Florida fanbase is already convinced he's leaving early, and Brown is all but confirmed to be coming out early. Either of those guys would be great fits as converted defensive ends. There's going to be a ton of talent in this draft because so many juniors are likely to declare, due to the likely changes to the rookie pay scale in the near future. If we're going after a pass rusher (and we should be), THIS is going to be the draft to do it. Moving Cassel for a first rounder could be huge this year, if we can do it.
     
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    You haven't seen enough of him yet. I have (look at my location). I've seen him every Saturday when I'm not watching the Gators. If this kid doesn't go early on in the 1st, I would be very suprised.
     
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    BM? Seriously dude? BM?
     
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    I watched most of their games on TV. I like him. A lot. But I doubt he makes it into the first round.

    For example, Scott Wright has him as the 22nd SENIOR this year :

    Draft Countdown - 2009 NFL Draft Rankings
     
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    Fair enough. I do have a feeling, though, that as draft day looms closer, Johnson's value will definitely increase. Especially if he has a good bowl game.
     
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