Fucking stud. 





That fumble/mugging he had yesterday reminded me of Woodson.  Heads up, nasty play. 

Some DB did the exact same thing at some point over last 10 years.  I don't think it was Woodson.  He literally ripped the ball out of the guy's hands and took off the other way.  I think Clay pulled that on AP once.  But I could swear another DB did it too.

Lambeau Lobo posted:

I'm thrilled with the way things went yesterday.  I thought Gute was fantastic.  For moving down four spots in the first round and a third rounder, we got a player that we wanted from the beginning--there's a good chance that he's the pick at 14 if we stay--and we picked up an extra first and some picks in the later rounds.  That's fantastic.  It was Belichick-esque, minus the monotone press conference.  

As for Alexander, I think he's a great addition.  A pure cover corner who is also a dynamic returner and plays with an attitude.  We need help in all of those areas.  And he's immediately one of the best athletes on the team.  

The size doesn't bother me.  Wolf instituted the "no-CB-shorter-than-six-feet" rule after Moss absolutely owned us. It continued to make sense with Calvin Johnson in the division.  But those guys are gone,and recent history tells us that shorter CBs can also dominate (see, e.g., Revis, who is 5'11" and Chris Harris, who is 5'10").   We also have a CB in King that has the ability to take any large WRs if there is a match-up problem. 

My only concern is the injury history, but those seem to be random injuries rather than long-term injuries that could linger.  

Worth a bump.

YATittle posted:
YATittle posted:

What I love about the pick after watching the highlight reel is the guy does his job and looks for the ball consistently, which helps his INT total.

I may break my arm patting myself on the back for this one.

Hopefully it's your "like" arm.

Herschel posted:

Shades of Ahmad Carroll with an injury history.

Joy.  

YooperPackfan posted:

Thanks for the smurf Gute  

Packdog posted:

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He struggled with Jeffery's size.  That will always be a challenge for him unless he hits a really late growth spurt.  Wasn't he on Agholor most of the game? I don't think Wentz even looked at him.

King on the other hand did better because of his own size.  And Jeffery couldn't challenge him with much change of direction.

There was a lot of good on that play. 
All 3 DL got lower than any of Oakland's OL. Fackrell shed his blocker, Martinez stoned their FB and plugged the hole, Alexander shooting through that gap, and Gary finished it off.
Textbook goal line defense.

Gary isn't showing much in pass rushing ability at this point but has shown the willingness to mix it up in run defense.  I've read several opinions suggesting he's more of a DE than an OLB.  But I think he's still very raw and has a lot to learn in the pass rushing department.  Guter picked him knowing he was a project. 

I challenge anyone to tell me which player they would've taken over Gary who was drafted after him in the 1st round.

As it looks right now, the 3rd best pick in round 1 is Savage (after Kyler & Bosa)

Anyway...this thread is about Jaire. Let's keep it there. 

Boris posted:

I challenge anyone to tell me which player they would've taken over Gary who was drafted after him in the 1st round.

As it looks right now, the 3rd best pick in round 1 is Savage (after Kyler & Bosa)

Anyway...this thread is about Jaire. Let's keep it there. 

I'd put Josh Jacobs in the discussion as well. 

In terms of Jaire, he kind of reminds of pre-injury Craig Newsome. He gets in guys faces and has a swagger. Jaire is a lot faster though. 

Losing Newsome in the first game of the 1997 season to that ACL tear was as big a loss as losing Nick Collins in 2011. 

Sure but Jacobs was drafted 24th even after Savage so you wouldn't have drafted Jacobs in the same slot as Gary.

The draft is a funny thing. Sometimes, no matter what, you select a bad player because you can't manufacture a guy out of thin air. You can only select who is there at that time & move forward.

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