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Old 04-28-2017, 03:53 AM
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I was and still am absolutely delighted with the pick....he was in my opinion the 2nd most disruptive defensive player in this draft behind Myles Garrett. For him to fall all the way down to us at pick 15 was a dream scenario i never even considered possible. To have had the choice over Hooker AND Allen, was unreal, but looks like the injury concerns for Allen are more of a risk than originally thought.

Hooker is a playmaker who is still learning how to play the position! He will instantly upgrade the entire secondary, allow us to have Butler continue as the nickle corner and primary backup to Hooker. Maybe if Green shows any signs of improvement we can consider the possibility of Geathers playing the hybrid LB role on a more full time basis, with Green, Hooker and Butler on the field at the same time.

We still desperately need a starting quality corner, to enable the defensive backs to step up and help improve the pass rush. Without this piece of the defense being upgraded then opposing QB's will just target Melvin constantly and get the ball out early before the pass rush have a chance to get there.

I LOVE the selection.
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Old 04-28-2017, 04:08 AM
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Defensive formations that Hooker allows us to become flexible in.

Base 3-4 defense
CB Vontae Davis
FS Malik Hooker
SS Clayton Geathers
CB New draft pick or Rashaan Melvin
OLB Jabaal Sheard
ILB Sean Spence
ILB Edwin Jackson
OLB John Simon
DE Kendall Langford
NT Johnathan Hankins
DE Henry Anderson

3rd and medium base defense
CB Vontae Davis
FS Malik Hooker
SS Donald Butler
CB New draft pick or Rashaan Melvin
OLB Jabaal Sheard
ILB Sean Spence
ILB Clayton Geathers
OLB John Simon
DE Kendall Langford
NT Johnathan Hankins
DE Henry Anderson

Nickle
CB Vontae Davis
FS Malik Hooker
SS T.J. Green
CB Donald Butler
CB New draft pick or Rashaan Melvin
OLB Jabaal Sheard
ILB Clayton Geathers
OLB John Simon
DE Kendall Langford
NT Johnathan Hankins
DE Henry Anderson

Dime
CB Vontae Davis
FS Malik Hooker
SS Clayton Geathers
SS T.J. Green
CB Donald Butler
CB New draft pick or Rashaan Melvin
OLB Jabaal Sheard
OLB John Simon
DE Kendall Langford
NT Johnathan Hankins
DE Henry Anderson
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:11 AM
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I was and still am absolutely delighted with the pick....he was in my opinion the 2nd most disruptive defensive player in this draft behind Myles Garrett. For him to fall all the way down to us at pick 15 was a dream scenario i never even considered possible. To have had the choice over Hooker AND Allen, was unreal, but looks like the injury concerns for Allen are more of a risk than originally thought.

Hooker is a playmaker who is still learning how to play the position! He will instantly upgrade the entire secondary, allow us to have Butler continue as the nickle corner and primary backup to Hooker. Maybe if Green shows any signs of improvement we can consider the possibility of Geathers playing the hybrid LB role on a more full time basis, with Green, Hooker and Butler on the field at the same time.

We still desperately need a starting quality corner, to enable the defensive backs to step up and help improve the pass rush. Without this piece of the defense being upgraded then opposing QB's will just target Melvin constantly and get the ball out early before the pass rush have a chance to get there.

I LOVE the selection.
There will be starting caliber corners in rounds 2 and 3. I would expect at least one.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:33 AM
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Defensive formations that Hooker allows us to become flexible in.

Base 3-4 defense
CB Vontae Davis
FS Malik Hooker
SS Clayton Geathers
CB New draft pick or Rashaan Melvin
OLB Jabaal Sheard
ILB Sean Spence
ILB Edwin Jackson
OLB John Simon
DE Kendall Langford
NT Johnathan Hankins
DE Henry Anderson

3rd and medium base defense
CB Vontae Davis
FS Malik Hooker
SS Donald Butler
CB New draft pick or Rashaan Melvin
OLB Jabaal Sheard
ILB Sean Spence
ILB Clayton Geathers
OLB John Simon
DE Kendall Langford
NT Johnathan Hankins
DE Henry Anderson

Nickle
CB Vontae Davis
FS Malik Hooker
SS T.J. Green
CB Donald Butler
CB New draft pick or Rashaan Melvin
OLB Jabaal Sheard
ILB Clayton Geathers
OLB John Simon
DE Kendall Langford
NT Johnathan Hankins
DE Henry Anderson

Dime
CB Vontae Davis
FS Malik Hooker
SS Clayton Geathers
SS T.J. Green
CB Donald Butler
CB New draft pick or Rashaan Melvin
OLB Jabaal Sheard
OLB John Simon
DE Kendall Langford
NT Johnathan Hankins
DE Henry Anderson
You, apparently, don't believe that ILB Jon Bostic will be a factor at all at ILB?

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Old 04-28-2017, 09:35 AM
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You, apparently, don't believe that ILB Jon Bostic will be a factor at all at ILB?

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He's started 1 game since the end of 2014, so probably not?
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:03 AM
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Bostic obviously has talent since two teams have traded for him, but it's hard to expect much from him given how his career has gone so far.
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:56 AM
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No he might end up coming into to compete for a roster spot alongside Antonio Morrison, or possibly unseat Edwin Jackson, but i don't really expect him to be anywhere near the starting lineups in any of the formations that we will deploy.

If he makes the roster he will get game time, of course he will, but to spell players, not to be the primary guys in any of the packages.
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