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    It seems certain that we will have Albert and James, may add KO who can cover Albert or, add a vet. ESPN's latest mock has us taking LT Ronnie Stanley from ND at #8, which is interesting.

    IF we keep OV, Wake and Shelby and IF we address the DB's in FA, it becomes more interesting. Most believe that Albert should be replace by next year and this kid is VG.

    Opinions?

    ---------- Post added at 08:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:25 AM ----------

    He has experience at right tackle (13 starts in 2013) and left tackle (27 starts the past two seasons) with athleticism to suit any offensive scheme.

    Strengths Weaknesses

    STRENGTHS: Stanley passes the eye test with a girthy frame, long arms and the set-up quickness to protect the edge and mirror speed rushers in space. His long arms and fluid slide allow him to protect the edge, even when matched up against speed pass rushers. Plays on the balls of his feet with his knee bent, displaying good lateral agility and balance to mirror rushers. He has heavy hands and long arms, allowing him to catch and control opponents.

    Also shows strength and determination in the running game. Drives defenders off the ball in short-yardage situations, and speed and terrific effort getting to and effectively blocking at the second level.

    Besides size, athleticism and toughness, Stanley shows other traits that will earn him kudos with scouts, including good awareness and competitiveness. Keeps his head on a swivel and looks for peel back blocks on defenders in pursuit. Will block one defender before switching off to hit another.

    Further, he's more technically sound than one might expect for a young player. Stanley shoots his hands to stun defenders but isn't over-aggressive, demonstrating the patience that most blockers don't develop for years. He understands blocking with angles, using arm bars and running with defenders downfield to keep his opponent from making the tackle.

    WEAKNESSES: Young player still developing his immense skillset. He will play too high at times and needs to better sink and improve his blocking angles. When defenders are able to attack his chest, it doesn't take much for them to drive Stanley backward on his heels as he struggles to reset his anchor.

    COMPARES TO: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, New York Jets - Dancing bears who use their natural athleticism and length to shut down speed, Stanley needs some time to refine his technique and improve his functional strength to handle NFL rushers, similar to Ferguson when he entered the league.

    IN OUR VIEW: His lacks technical refinement and will struggle initially in the NFL as he learns the finer points to the game, but he has the size, length and athletic ability that few his size possess, which is why he'll be drafted high.

  • #2
    I know Mel Kiper has us taking Stanley @ 8 in his latest mock..Myself?, i can't imagine taking a lineman with the #8 pick overall..While our O-Line has been a perpetual disaster, i'm really hoping for a defensive gamechanger with that pick..

    I will say that if he's the BPA when our pick comes up we'll have to strongly consider it, a guy that compares favorably to D'Brickashaw Ferguson & can play both tackle positions well has to be considered; counting on Albert has killed us big-time...

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    • #3
      I have seen Stanley called a "dancing bear" because of his athletic skills for someone so big but, that he needs a year to develop. I never thought I would consider a OT at #8 but, the idea is kinda growing on me. I do want to replace Albert, not sure on what James can do, and if phasing out Albert lets us sign KO, it may not be a bad move. Thinking Tannehill would agree.

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      • Wulf
        Wulf commented
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        I like it far better than when we took Jake Long at #1 overall...

    • #4
      LB'ers, how do we address that problem, we have Hewitt that has shown the best out of all of them. Miami right now has LB'ers that wouldn't make ST's on most teams....
      Last edited by London Fish & Chips; 02-19-2016, 12:31 PM.

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      • Wulf
        Wulf commented
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        James Laurinaitis was just released by the Rams...

    • #5
      Originally posted by Seadog View Post
      LB'ers, how do we address that problem, we have Hewitt that has shown the best out of all of them. Miami right now has LB'ers that would make ST's on most teams....
      We all write to Santa for a Christmas in July. They are not out there.

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      • #6
        Ronnie Stanley will be great at 8! Especially if we can address the D in FA.
        The deeper the roots, the higher the reach.

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        • #7
          Originally posted by So Be View Post
          I have seen Stanley called a "dancing bear" because of his athletic skills for someone so big but, that he needs a year to develop. I never thought I would consider a OT at #8 but, the idea is kinda growing on me. I do want to replace Albert, not sure on what James can do, and if phasing out Albert lets us sign KO, it may not be a bad move. Thinking Tannehill would agree.
          If i'm thinking about red-shirting a guy i'd have to re-think my position on not drafting Jaylon Smith..i know i've said drafting injured guys is something we should stay way clear of, but if i'm gonna pull the trigger at # 8 on a guy we plan on sitting all or most of the year, i'm taking Smith, by most all accounts a top 5 or so player before his injury (Some had him as the #1 or 2 guy period) I'm thinking he's gonna be a stud at the next level, coupled with the fact that MLB is one of our biggest needs, definitely worth considering if you're not looking for him to start day one...

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          • Driven_Phinsane!
            Driven_Phinsane! commented
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            yes, but unlike some island guy whose been out in the sun too long...i'm not crazy enough to think that he's gonna still be sitting there when we pick in the 2nd round! ;-)

          • Bahamas
            Bahamas commented
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            would you take him 8th overall?

            I am starting to like that idea....

          • Driven_Phinsane!
            Driven_Phinsane! commented
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            Initially my answer to that question would've been a resounding 'Hell NO!' as i've grown tired of taking damaged goods that can't get on the field..But everyone here knows how badly i wanted Gurley last year and i'd take Smith as well this year, as long as we understand that this team isn't doing shit this season and we don't mind sitting him the majority of the year...

        • #8
          The fact is we need oline help, but I struggle spending another 1st rounder on a offensive lineman. I really would like to see this team spend the offseason filling in the holes on defense with maybe a 2nd round guard (Whitehead) and a FA guard like KO. IMO an elite defense can help hide the warts we have on offense. I hope that Douglas will be much improved in his second season and if we can find a FA and draft a decent player in the draft our oline should be decent and have added depth.

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          • #9
            We have so many other needs I would like to see if we can get another year out of Albert. He should be healthy to start next year. I would rather draft an immediate impact defensive player with our first round pick. What we need to do is get a better backup OT than Jason Fox either in free agency or later in the draft. If we upgrade the OG positions then we might want to consider moving Billy Turner back to OT so he can be the primary backup OT.

            If we upgrade the OG positions and get a better backup OT then our o-line should be fine.

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            • Alpha
              Alpha commented
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              I agree completely. We need two new starting guards and Turner should go to backup OT....

          • #10
            The more time goes on, the more I'm hoping we take Myles Jack. I see him as a 3 down LB who can really be a difference maker on D. I particularly like how strong he is in coverage - as that has been a real achillies heel for our D for years now.

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            • #11
              Originally posted by Alpha View Post
              The more time goes on, the more I'm hoping we take Myles Jack. I see him as a 3 down LB who can really be a difference maker on D. I particularly like how strong he is in coverage - as that has been a real achillies heel for our D for years now.
              If Myles Jack looks good at the combine and shows no lingering effects from his injury then I would consider taking him at #8. We need an impact defensive player with that pick either at LB DB or DE.

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              • #12
                SCOUTS INC.'S TOP 32 FOR 2016

                1. Joey Bosa* DE Ohio State 97
                2. Jalen Ramsey* CB Florida St 94
                3. Laremy Tunsil* OT Mississippi 93
                4. V. Hargreaves I.* CB Florida 93
                5. Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame 92
                6. DeForest Buckner DE Oregon 92
                7. Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville 92
                8. Carson Wentz QB N Dakota St 92
                9. Jared Goff* QB California 92
                10. Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama 92
                11. Myles Jack* OLB UCLA 92
                12. A'Shawn Robinson* DT Alabama 92
                13. Jack Conklin* OT Michigan St 91
                14. Jaylon Smith* OLB Notre Dame 91
                15. Ezekiel Elliott* RB Ohio State 91
                16. Jarran Reed DT Alabama 91
                17. Laquon Treadwell* WR Mississippi 91
                18. Vonn Bell* S Ohio State 90
                19. Robert Nkemdiche* DT Mississippi 90
                20. Hunter Henry* TE Arkansas 90
                21. Shaq Lawson* DE Clemson 90
                22. Taylor Decker OT Ohio State 89
                23. Eli Apple* CB Ohio State 89
                24. Andrew Billings* DT Baylor 89
                25. Darron Lee* OLB Ohio State 89
                26. M. Alexander* CB Clemson 88
                27. Paxton Lynch* QB Memphis 89
                28. Vernon Butler DT Louisiana Tech 88
                29. Leonard Floyd* OLB Georgia 88
                30. Kevin Dodd* DE Clemson 88
                31. Chris Jones DT Miss. St 88
                32. Noah Spence* OLB E Kentucky 87

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                • #13
                  Wow, they actually have Stanley rated as the 5th best player, slotted only 2 spots behind Tunsil who many have mocked to go #1 overall..Impressive.

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                  • #14
                    Hargreaves or Jack is who I am thinking we should draft.

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                    • So Be
                      So Be commented
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                      Problem is projecting who will be there at #8 while playing the FA game beforehand.

                  • #15
                    I'm with DP, if I am spending the 8th pick on a guy I plan to red shirt I am taking Smith, as I think he can be elite and a game hanger.

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