Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Draft – Tinshaker’s Top 10 by Position Projections - DEFENSIVE END

Well, despite being out sick this week, and being under deluge of winter storms, I actually have here the final Top Ten list posted before the deadline I set for myself which was the end of the day on Friday.

That's because, you see, tomorrow is the first All-Star game, and of the 109 prospects I've listed in the past two weeks, a whopping 13 of them will be playing in the East-West Shrine game on the 23rd. Of the remaining 96, a whopping 30 are confirmed to play in the Senior Bowl on the 30th.  A surprise attendee of the Senior Bowl is Myron Rolle, the 2009 graduate of Florida State who chose to accept a Rhodes scholarship and put off the Draft for a year.

So enjoy the final list, keeping in mind that in a 3-4 defense there is always some crossover between DE, DT, and OLB and it's too early to guarantee where any of these players will line up in the NFL.


5 comments:

  1. The Knight who says Ni!January 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Well done, Tin. There are a lot of intriguing hybrid DE/OLB and DE/DT/NT in this draft. I remember last year the pundits saying 2010 will be the year of the hybrid pass rusher. It's here! LOL

    With 8 draft picks and probably 9 we can find these types of players throughout the draft. I think we need to draft the BPA at #12 at a position that is not deep. Take that special player. Even if Gerald McCoy is there at #12. This guy is a top DL prospect. Maybe not a NT but a fierce 3-4 DE that upgrades the DL play. Maybe we move someone else to NT  ;) .

    Whatever prospect we take at #12 or in the 1st round whether we trade up or down, has to be an impact player right away. So you can't take raw projects with tremendous upsides. You need a sure thing.

    You can start to bend a little bit in the 2nd round and on, but at #12 in a draft with a pretty damn good 1st round, just get a real good player who will be a part of your core for 5+ years. You can't wait on this guy. That's for the later rounds.

    I'm glad you have a good feel for Jason Pierre-Paul. I don't like him at #12 and I see him jumping up in that range recently. I agree he's probably better suited being Jared Allen in a 4-3 than JT as a hybrid do-it-all guy.

    Suh, Berry and McClain are the best defenders for us. How do we get one of them?  *DONT_KNOW*

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  2. The Knight who says Ni!January 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    That said, the Rams should draft Suh. Not only will he make Laurinaitis better, but Chris Long on the outside. Suh is going to be a BEAST for any team that drafts him. This guy throws Olineman to the ground ala Reggie White. He's a rare breed.

    Not since Jerome Brown and Cortez Kennedy both UM stars, have I seen a dominant college DT ready to do the same in the NFL. Suh is the next guy. Total power and athletic ability. A rare combination.

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  3. Sometimes your rankings are too much subjective (clearly following your likings and dislikes of certain colleges). What really caught my eye is that almost every USC product is listed a lot lower on your lists than on almost any other lists. I don't like USC either, but you should be a bit more objective on these players.

    In addition to that, I think Carlos Dunlap is waaaaay overrated. If Al Davis doesn't draft him for his measurements and 40 time, he might even fall out of the 1st Round in my opinion (Arizona might be another possibility late in Rd 1).

    As for the Dolphins, if they should spend a pick on the position, I'd like them to pick up Brandon Lang from Troy, maybe in Round 4. He could possibly be converted to OLB, as we already have good depth at DE with Starks, Langford, Merling, McDaniel (even Dotson and Baker). All young, promising players, with Starks on the verge of becoming a star.

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  4. Burnum :  "<span>Sometimes your rankings are too much subjective (clearly following your likings and dislikes of certain colleges). What really caught my eye is that almost every USC product is listed a lot lower on your lists than on almost any other lists. I don't like USC either, but you should be a bit more objective on these players."    I think you are right with this statement.  (BUT, I think we are all guilty of this) </span>

    <span>What I like about Tin's take on things is he thinks "outside the box" (man I hate that quote) but it is true.  Tin may have his favorites as we all do.  But he thinks for himself and he seldom follows blindly on the word of someone else.  To many times we see people agree with someone based on nothing more than what they wrote on a blog or in the paper.  I don't see Tin doing that and I applaud him for it.</span>


    Burnum now that I defended Tin this will go right to his head and he won't be able to fit it through a door.  :)

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  5. Someone mentioned Dotson!

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