misfit wrote: bjornanderson21 wrote:
Dion Bailey top UDFA Safety available
Jackson Jeffcoat top UDFA Defensive End available.
Top safety and defensive end according to who? The same people that everyone here thinks are idiots?
You obviously don't follow this very well. Jeffcoat is a beast, and should have been drafted.
Sorry, sir, but I need to call you out on your own 'call out' here, and suggest that JJ is absolutely NOT a "beast." And I'm a U. of Texas grad, so I feel like I know one or two things about JJ and am not coming at this from some sort of uneducated perspective. First off, let the record reflect, I'm thrilled that we signed JJ. After he went undrafted I kind of saw this one coming, as PC recruited JJ to USC and JJ ultimately chose Texas over USC in the end (they were his final two). One of the main reasons that JJ went undrafted is that he does have multiple injury red flags, and there is significant concern in Austin about his pectoral situation being a 'habitual' one. He also is a very limited run-down defender, and is unlikely to ever achieve 'early-down' capability as a LEO DE. IOW, what you're getting here is a pass-rush specialist who has to be protected on early downs, a 'situational' player at best, and not even an elite one. As a pass rusher, his SPARQ scores notwithstanding, JJ is not an elite 'burst' athlete who is going to bend and close on the QB at the type of level that a championship-caliber team like the Hawks are going to trot out there and ask to get to (or contain) the Kaepernick's of the world on 3rd-and-10. Is he a solid pass-rushing LEO prospect in a 'protected' role? Yes. Is he an elite difference-maker in those situations, or one who can get you through a game as an early-down non-liability against the run? Absolutely not. Again, I like JJ, he did some great things for the Horns during his time in Austin, and was well-coached by UT DE's coach Oscar Giles who has developed numerous NFL pass-rushers (Orakpo, Melton, Houston, Robison, et al). But he is NOT a "beast," and he's does not project at a difference-making level, never mind his injury situation.