Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by PATRIOTSFANINPA, Apr 5, 2010.
HMMMM Interesting, I know little about this kid....anyone?
I thought the visit had been scrapped due to logisitical difficulties?
That's what Chris Price reported earlier today.
Read this on Pats insider..maybe it was an early announcement?
From what I've heard about him he's strictly a 4-3 guy. I don't think he'd be able to play end in the 3-4.
He's a 300 pound Vince Wilfork with concerns about his conditioning.
Half of his tackles were in the backfield - impressive stat.
With his seven sacks, he certainly proved he can get through the offensive line.
He sure seems like more of a 4-3 one-gap interior lineman.
Not sure how easy he could convert to a two-gap system.
He's slower and shorter than you would optimally like at 3-4 end, and lighter than you would like at NT.
He should provide a 4-3 team more value.
i can see a trade down from 22 to draft price in the first
Why on earth would Bill do that?
Then again, why would Bill even bother to bring him to Foxborough? This guy's a Warren Sapp type of 4-3 DT.
I don't see the fit here, at all.
Seems to me that BB ran a fairly significant percentage of 4-3, one-gap sub-packages in '09. I think it's merely being open-minded to consider that, in 2010, the percentage of those might even increase a bit. In which case, Price, or someone like him, might be a decent fit and BB is merely performing due diligence..
Having said that, I doubt that BB goes for a DT in the 2nd round again this year or needs to, regardless of the scheme. There are probably a couple Pryor-like gems available in later rounds.
I don't think we'll end up taking him but I'm sure Belichick is looking for pass rush, even if it's not from "a starter". There's tons of passing downs that a guy like Price could get in on even if he's not out there the first snap of the game. Equivalent, but opposite, to Wilfork getting a big extension despite being on the sidelines for a lot of passing plays. We need pass rushing LB but pass rushing DL for those 3rd and 6s would be awfully nice too.
If he turns out a Warren Sapp, trade for number 1 overall. And change defense to 4-3, whatever king brian price wants.
I don't think he'll last to the 22nd pick. I could see the Giants taking him in the first.
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