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Discussion in 'The Bill Nunn Draft Room' started by mac daddyo, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    what position do you think would have the best chance to start for us as a rookie in this draft?

    i think o-line. the last two top draft picks have started as rookies. whats yours? :cool:
     
  2. GB_Steel

    GB_Steel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Mac, I think OL as well. I'd be inclined to say CB if we get Gilmore, but I think OL is the safest bet since there isn't a complex defense to master. RB would be a pretty safe bet, too.
     
  3. HugeSnack

    HugeSnack Well-Known Member

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    Any guard in the top 4 rounds would start week 1. After that, everyone will be in a legitimate battle, including Hightower if we were to get him. A battle if they're lucky. We could wind up with some high picks on positions that are not open for business.
     
  4. Wardismvp

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  5. numbah58

    numbah58 Staff Member Mod Team

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    Without question the OL.
     
  6. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I vote for Guard too.

    Hightower sure has a shot to start though, he appears like someone who would grasp this defense quickly.
     
  7. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin

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    I'll ring the OG bell, too. I don't see Hightower starting out of the gate.
     
  8. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    i figured we would have one or two NT's thrown in here. :? :cool:
     
  9. numbah58

    numbah58 Staff Member Mod Team

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    I think that the only NT available who would have an opportunity to start is Josh Chapman. So if we land him.. maybe.
     
  10. TarheelFlyer

    TarheelFlyer Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the consensus, that guard is the most likely to start. I tend to agree with HUGESNACK though that I think any G, I will say in the first 3 rounds not 4, will have a shot to start this year. I think we currently have these guys who will make the roster:

    Gilbert, Legursky, Pouncey, Foster, Colon, Essex, J. Scott. With Essex losing weight, he may truly be able to play anywhere on the line now which means he could be listed as a T as easily as a G. In that case, I think we will see only 9 Olineman on the team. I expect we may take 2 in the draft, maybe both in the top 3 rounds. Legursky is the first one to let go of his starting role, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Foster lose his by say week 7.
     
  11. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    I think that OG and ILB are the ONLY two positions that could start with us Day 1. You could make a case for NT if Hampton starts on PUP.
     
  12. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    i don't remember the last ILB that started day one. kirkland? bell played but did he start? none under tomlin. :cool:
     
  13. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    No question in my mind that it's Guard (barring training camp/preseason injuries).
     
  14. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    well, it looks like we got the position right and we will have a new starter at guard. tee hee hee. i can't get this grin off my face that he dropped right to us. :D :cool:
     

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