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Discussion in 'The Bill Nunn Draft Room' started by Sauce, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. numbah58

    numbah58 Staff Member Mod Team

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    If Ansah can play OLB what does it matter how much he weighs? The Steelers obviously don't care about the "cookie cutter mold" or Levon Kirkland would've played DE.
     
  2. turkeysniper

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    does anyone know if they dock reps at the combine. if so is there anyway to find out how many uncounted reps a player would have had.
     
  3. SteelByDesign

    SteelByDesign Well-Known Member

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    You can mention "most guys at that weight..." but the fact is most guys with his size don't have the crazy amount of speed and athleticism that he does... His size/speed combo is the reason he's such an intriguing prospect.

    He'd be the DL/LB version of Troy Polamalu (who's basically a S/LB). It's a moot point anyway because he's not dropping anywhere near us.
     
  4. antennaman1969

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    Yes, the strength and conditioning coach from the Rams counted them up. When the player finished, he often subtracted reps that were not clean, locked-out, etc.
     
  5. turkeysniper

    turkeysniper Well-Known Member

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    so do you know how many moore might have been docked? is there video anywhere of his bench test?
     
  6. antennaman1969

    antennaman1969 Well-Known Member

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    No, I'm not sure they shot video of his "performance". I checked NFL.com, Youtube, and Google. Just a highlight clip without him.
     
  7. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    You've got quite a high opinion of a guy who has 1 season and a whopping 4.5 sacks in college to his name. Troy is special because of football IQ. He recognizes patterns in what teams are doing and makes amazing, intuitive guesses at what they will do next. Take away his smarts, and he's simply a quick, hard hitting, run stuffing strong safety with questionable coverage ability. At this point, Ansah is a very good athlete with high potential. The only place we've seen that potential on display is as a 4-3 end, which in most schemes is a relatively simple position to play mentally (i.e. not a lot of responsibilities for a guy with limited football experience to deal with). He will probably impact Day 1 as a rotational player in a 4-3. As a 3-4 OLB, especially in our system where rush/drop decisions are often dictated by offensive formation, it could be a while before he's ready. He could pay off big in the long-term, but I see a longer road for him at OLB than DE.
     
  8. numbah58

    numbah58 Staff Member Mod Team

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    I'd say most of the NFL GM's agree with SBD. He has the intelligence, dedication and work ethic from all accounts to adjust quickly with the proper coaching. He may impact more quickly at DE but that could be said for many of the DE/OLB prospects. It's a mute point anyway, nobody we draft on that side of the ball will start year one.
     
  9. SteelByDesign

    SteelByDesign Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, have you watched any of his tape?
     
  10. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Of course. I'm not sure what about my statements would indicate otherwise.
     

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