- Mar 22, 2022
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Idk if he's the best edge rusher in the draft, but I can tell you one thing..............he'd immediately be the best edge rusher on the Hawks.
Yeah. This feels similar. A player is overhyped by the media to gain clicks. It’s just raising conversation so there is something to write about. Baalke was dumb enough to bite on that. Let’s see if someone does the same this year.I don't think we should overthink it. Every year, there is a late riser who gets picked over the consensus pick. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't.
Last year, early on, it was thought that Kayvon Thibodeaux and Aidan Hutchinson were thought of as the top edge rushers, and then Jacksonville ended up taking Travon Walker at number one. Walker finished with 3.5 sacks, and Hutchinson with 9.5. Thibodeaux had 4 sacks but he was injured early in the season and missed a couple of games.
Depends on what you mean by best. He's certainly one of the most physically gifted and he can definitely turn speed into power. However, he is not the most polished I've seen. In the videos I've watched I have yet to see an actual pass-rushing move (rip, club, swim, etc.). He either beats his man off the snap and/or shoves him into the QBs lap. I also have to wonder how well he'll do dropping into coverage. At least initially, he could end up as a 3 tech in Seattle's bear front.