It is currently Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:48 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Shawn Merriman Maryland could he be falcon's no 1 pick
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:22 pm 
Sorry guys, as you can tell I am jumping the gun on the draft and free agency but since this is a slow week till the game thought I would bring up Shawn Merriman's name as possible pick for the Falcon's. He is only 253 in weight and I can't see him playing def end but who knows.He also could be shifted to linebacker but we already have Brooking.All I know is he can get to the quarterback is what we need,SACKS.

Until I see more draft publications I think Matt Roth would be the first pick for the falcon's but hey between now and the draft and free agency alot can change.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:05 pm 
Offline
Purveyor of Truth & Justice
Purveyor of Truth & Justice
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:03 pm
Posts: 25777
Location: North Carolina
From what I'm hearing, Merriman is a guy that had a breakout year this past year. It was really his first year as a starter.

I think most people are looking at Merriman more as an OLB in the 3-4 defense, but he could stick as DE in the NFL. It really depends on how much weight he puts on between now and Maryland's Pro Day. I believe right now most places have him listed at about 6-4 in the 245-255 range. He'll probably need to come in at around 260 to be considered DE material.

I think most projections are considering him a late first/2nd round candidate, but a good Pro Day could push him into the first round.

_________________
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.


Top
 Profile E-mail  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 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: