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Can We Find A Place For Aaron Donald On This Defense?

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Username, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    That's simply not true.

    He didn't look special? He drew...what...1 or 2 penalties and hit the QB four or five times while sacking him once as well as blowing up at least 3 running plays in the back-field. And that's not special? Ok, can you point me to what is "special" play for a DT? Or better yet, above average play for a DT since you called his performance against the eventual National Champion "average"?

    Will he? Because I think he'll be one of the NFL's best pass rushing DTs and is much more than a rotational player.
     
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  2. laramsoriginal Well-Known Member

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    when Donald is sitting there in the middle of the second round, sure lets take a gamble on the kid.
     
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  3. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    Hey fellas, just thought I'd post this here:
    That's from the Senior Bowl weigh in. Donald weighed in at 6'1" 288. Bigger than expected. About the same size as John Randle and Geno Atkins. Here's a couple tweets from Day 1 on him:

    http://fansided.com/2014/01/20/senior-bowl-2014-aaron-donald-shines-1-1s-day-1/
     
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    That's a hard man to put on his ass.
     
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  5. Alan Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a big fan when it comes to one on one pass rushing drills. Especially when guards are involved. If the guard had the ability to control guys trying to run around them they'd be tackles. Knowing they have to try and prevent that probably affects their balance. Let's see him do that in the game.
     
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    This clip puts his incredible first step on display. He hits Richardson almost before he can even get out of his stance
     
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  8. laramsoriginal Well-Known Member

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    Richardson was not even set. Donald is very quick, rich was surprised by donalds quickness. Poor technique by rich
     
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  9. jrry32 Well-Known Member

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    Some more info on Donald:
    http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/cfb/46053/351/senior-bowl-notes-monday?pg=2
     
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    Walterfootballs coverage of the Senior Bowl

    "Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald (6-0, 288) has a some serious muscle in his chest and arms. He has a huge upper body, and scouts were talking about how he looked stout. Unfortunately, Donald is probably maxed out in terms of weight. He still is very strong for his size and looks like he spends a lot of time in the weight room. "
     
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  12. jjab360 Well-Known Member

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    I'd have no problem taking him at 13.
     
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  13. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    I like him a lot, not sure Fish does, but don't know what not to like.
     
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    Size, height, and ability to bulk up or push the pocket in the NFL?
     
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  15. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    6'1" 288 is a little short for the guys that we have gone after in the Fisher/Snead era. I have no problem with him. He has, push, pop, and hippity hop. He's Cudjo on Adamantium. He pushes the pocket like Ron Jeremy.
     
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  16. Barrison Well-Known Member

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    I could see us targeting this guy if Langford is a cap casualty.
     
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  17. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    We need the depth.
     
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  18. laramsoriginal Well-Known Member

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    Agree.taking a DT his size in the first is a bit risky. Can he go through an entire season playing DT in the NFCW filled with great bulking interior OL? Rams have greater holes to fill with that 2nd first round pick
     
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  19. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    WELL. If he's got hippity hop - I'm in. Is he as ugly as Ron Jeremy?
     
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  20. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    Just a bit more hair.
     
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