It is currently Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:03 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Adam Carriker
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:00 am 
Offline
Purveyor of Truth & Justice
Purveyor of Truth & Justice
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:03 pm
Posts: 26026
Location: North Carolina
I jsut watched some of the OU-Nebraska Big 12 Championship game, mainly to watch Nebraska DE Adam Carriker, and I came away impressed.

One of things I liked about him was that he actually used pass rush moves to try and get to the QB. Like 95% of college DEs just basically try to beat OTs with edge speed and a quick first step. Carriker did not, which I liked.

But it did seem like that was because he doesn't have a great first step, which could hurt him. I saw him using swims and spins and try to get off blockers. It didn't work to a great degree, but it does show a solid base for being a complete DE, rather than a guy that is purely an edge rusher.

Also gotta love his size (6-6/285) and his strength against the run. Good motor too. Basically he reminded me of a bigger version of Kerney.

If the Falcons wound up with him as their replacement or heir to Kerney/Abraham, I wouldn't have a problem at all.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: I would take him in the second round !
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:18 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:02 pm
Posts: 6598
Location: Indianapolis IN
Carriker kind of reminds me of Brady Smith a big guy who uses moves to get to the Qb. I wouldn't mind drafting him in the second depending who the falcon's get in the first. Alot is going to depend on what draft position the falcon's have. Here is a scenario

The Falcon's lose most of there remain games:

I would take that chance on Calvin Johnson.To heck with the critics saying falcon's have 3 no1 receivers. White and jenkins were drafted near end of the first round. Not many receivers have johnson's size or speed and he put up good numbers with a bad QB.

falcon's win a few more games:

I would draft Woodley or jake long

falcon's win the majority of there games

best player available to fill a need. Doubt if laron landry would still be available but a reggie nelson or michael griiffin would work.

_________________
Sometimes running the Mularkey offense makes me feel like I'm in a prison.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:19 am 
Offline
Purveyor of Truth & Justice
Purveyor of Truth & Justice
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:03 pm
Posts: 26026
Location: North Carolina
I think if the draft were held now, Reggie Nelson would definitely be the #1 safety taken, probably a sure bet as a top 15 pick. Landry might fall to the latter part of Round 1. After them, it seems Rouse & Zbikowski & Griffin are the next best ones, and maybe only 1 or 2 go in Round 1.

Basically, I'd draft anybody from Michigan, since I don't think you can go wrong with any of their potential #1s: Henne, Hart, Long, Woodley, Branch, Hall, etc.

Carriker might fall to Round 2, and he'd be a huge steal then. The Falcons have a lot of options in Round 1, and we won't know a lot until we see where they finally end up in draft position and which juniors come out. Because IMO, this seems like a very average year for seniors, with only a few that really stand out. This draft will probably be made or broken by the juniors.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:49 am 
Offline
2009 Mock Contest Winner
2009 Mock Contest Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:16 am
Posts: 12232
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
I like Nelson alot as well...but he is a different kind of safety, more like a crocker type...Landry however is more of a traditional type...and i think he will be a top 20 pick.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:17 pm 
Offline
Purveyor of Truth & Justice
Purveyor of Truth & Justice
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:03 pm
Posts: 26026
Location: North Carolina
If the Falcons make a switch to the Cover-2 next year, then Nelson probably would be a good fit to replace Webster at CB...


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:32 am 
Offline
Playmaker
Playmaker
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:44 pm
Posts: 431
Location: Woodstock, Ga
I think Woodley will be a LB in the NFL, and we have some great depth at LB.

_________________
"It's a privilege to wear this winged helmet," English says. "It's about Michigan today. Show everyone why this is the best program in the country!"


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to: