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  1. FredFromDartmouth

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    I was re-watching the NFL network coverage of the draft when they were showing highlight of Brandon Graham in the senior bowl workout. The first highlight was him faking a tackle out of his jock and going right to the QB. Who was that jock-less tackle? Welch.

    Good. Now both Brace and Welch want to twist my head off.

    Anyway I am not too worried; BB and Dante have an incredible track record with lineman and apparently BB was surprised and excited to draft Welch where they did. Future road-grader?
     
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    Graham left numerous very good tackles searching for their undergarments. A tackle getting beat by Graham is something like a DB getting beat by Randy Moss in his prime.
     
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    Welch wasn't the best OT on the board at that pick, but Bill and Dante obviously saw potential. Most likely, he's not playing a down in the NFL for 2 or 3 years at the very earliest. I'm not worried.
     
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    No Jersey Selected

    For the Public Works Dept.? Sure, if that's what he wants to do after his days as an NFL turnstyle are over in about 3 years.
     
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    Maybe but he is a moose. He is 6-7 and 315 but he can probably carry a lot more weight. A potential road-grader.
     
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    larryo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I got some Thomas Welch trivia.....ok here goes

    Who did Welch say was the top defender on the Florida defense?
     
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    Cunningham
     
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    larryo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Bingo. Here is the quote.

    "While (DE Carlos) Dunlap seems to get all the pub on Florida's defensive line, No. 49 -- (DE Jermaine) Cunningham -- is really a great player. He's a tremendous athlete that gets after it every play. And he's a smart player, a guy that just doesn't make mistakes when you face him. Both of those guys are tremendous, but Cunningham is their top guy." (8/19/09)

    Thomas Welch, Vanderbilt right tackle
     
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    To be clear, though, that quote was taken before the '09 season even began. I wonder what he would honestly say if asked the same question today.
     
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    They aren't the only ones...
     
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    Dunlap was awful last year while Cunningham was great, he'd probably say the same thing with even more confidence.
     
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