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Is Ryan Clady, OT a #7 pick?

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  1. carolinatony

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    Gholston and Chris Long should be gone when we pick and I don't see CB worth a # 7.
    He would help the OL.
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    Nope the only o-lineman I would take with the 7th pick is Jake Long, if him Chris Long and Gholston are gone id take Dorsey in a heartbeat if I couldnt trade down.
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    I would rather haveWilliams of Vandy over Clady anyday of the week.
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    From what little I've been able to gather, he had a good pro day.
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    Clady reportedly only scored a 13 on the wonderlick, which isn't great when you consider a person of average intelligence should score a 20...

    Other notable O-Line scores:

    Jake Long: 26
    Jeff Otah: 28
    Sam Baker: 27
    Chris Williams: 32 (very good)
    Godser Cherilus: 25
    Brandon Albert: 23
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    I would be pissed. No OL for me.
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    We better trade down if that is the case.. To be honest, the defense needs youth and speed...
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    Do people really think we need to improve the O-line? Or are we still feeling burnt from the Super Bowl? Some consider Clady a right tackle...I find it hard to pay that much money for a RT.
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    I dont think it would be a value pick. We could trade down and get a comparable talent in Williams / Cherilus later in the 1st round and pick up a 2nd or 3rd round pick.
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    I agree...NOT at 7....one needs a stud at 7 or basically a trade down will be needed...
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    I think they go with the following:

    1. CB Mike Jenkins, USF
    Arguably the top DB available. Best combination of ball skills + footwork.

    2. OLB/DE Marcus Howard, UGA
    Under the radar. 10 sacks last season. Top speed in draft class.

    I don't think they will address the OL until day two.
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    I don't buy the wonderlic argument. Reggie Nelson got a poor wonderlic score, got ripped badly for it on this message board, then proceeded to have one of the best rookie seasons of any young safety in the NFL. He completely blew the doors off Meriweather.

    http://www.nfl.com/players/reggienelson/profile?id=NEL617002

    I'd think that safety is a more complex position to learn than OL, where you just need to know who to block. A high wonderlic is a plus, but a low one hardly a disqualifies a prospect for consideration, imo. Clady has been dominating with his physical talent. He's worth the #7 pick, if he's not already gone by #5. But I think the Pats want to trade down anyways, so it's pretty much a moot point.

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    Two things.

    The Jags are infatuated with Florida Gators, and I had a pretty good idea they were going to select Nelson well before the draft.

    The Jags defensive system isn't really complex, and their system is especially easy compared to NE's. So, the learning curb for a Safety in that system shouldn't have been substantial.

    Combine those two points, and I don't really think you can project how he would have faired in NE. Also, it wasn't just members of this board who brought up his reported intellectual short comings. An actual NFL scout said Nelson was dumb, and questioned his ability to digest "complex" defensive systems.

    In today's NFL, some positions on the O-line can require a more intelligent athlete, and certain blocking schemes aren't particularly easy to learn. Plus, some FS's pretty much play as center fielders, while the SS is giving all the alignments...
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    Walter Jones has been the league's best LT for much of his career. Check out his score.

    The bottom line is that the players are learning football, not rocket science.
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    how the hell do you know that? sounds like you are pulling that out of your ass, just because someone else said it on a fan message board doesn't make it true buddy.

    again like the poster above me they are learning football, not rocket science.
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