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miadfins
04-03-2006, 04:51 PM
I think these two player are really similar. both are fast undersized DE that are projected as olbs. i like lawson alittle more because he more athletic, taller, and i believe plays the run somewhat better. wimbly does have some more bulk for his height and didnt play with mario williams. but i have seen more mock drafts with wimbley going early than lawson, so who would you take first.

motioncityhifi
04-03-2006, 04:58 PM
i take lawson because he is much more athletic.

firestorm
04-03-2006, 04:59 PM
it's complicated, both are very good players, but i like the athletics and speed of Lawson. But the great heart and perseverance of Wimbley is good too.

Geforce
04-03-2006, 07:23 PM
I think these two player are really similar. both are fast undersized DE that are projected as olbs. i like lawson alittle more because he more athletic, taller, and i believe plays the run somewhat better. wimbly does have some more bulk for his height and didnt play with mario williams. but i have seen more mock drafts with wimbley going early than lawson, so who would you take first.
I think it really depends on what you are looking for in a DE/OLB hybrid. Wimbley is more physical and better against the run while Lawson is definitely the faster and more athletic. Lawson played OLB before his junior year at NC State so he does have some experience there. Wimbley, when he uses proper technique, is difficult to get around in the running game. Both have tremendous upside and it really depends on what style of defense you are trying to run.

Lawson...a Jason Taylor type
Wimbley...a Jerry Porter type

kpcane
04-03-2006, 07:31 PM
Wimbley...a Jerry Porter type

Sweet...so we can send him on fade routes on 2 & 1. J/k buddy...I think you meant Joey Porter.

Geforce
04-03-2006, 09:10 PM
Sweet...so we can send him on fade routes on 2 & 1. J/k buddy...I think you meant Joey Porter.

Yeah...him. Thx for the correction.

Nappy Roots
04-03-2006, 09:56 PM
as a FSU fan, i cant understand how anyone believes wimbley is a 1st round pick at all. much less at our pick. i MIGHT pick him in the 2nd based on athleticism, but other than that, why yall in love with him all the sudden?

im willing to bet come draft time he isnt drafted in the first.

miadfins
04-03-2006, 10:16 PM
Wimbley...a Jerry Porter type
dont see him nearly as physical as joey porter. i see him depending on his speed too much and not that great as a tackler.

Geforce
04-03-2006, 10:31 PM
as a FSU fan, i cant understand how anyone believes wimbley is a 1st round pick at all. much less at our pick. i MIGHT pick him in the 2nd based on athleticism, but other than that, why yall in love with him all the sudden?

im willing to bet come draft time he isnt drafted in the first.
Are you reading the thread correctly? It said who would you take first not who you would take IN the first.

Nappy Roots
04-03-2006, 10:36 PM
Are you reading the thread correctly? It said who would you take first not who you would take IN the first.


are you reading everything else correctly? all the "experts", including Mel Kiper, and most the people on this site have BOTH of them going in the first....

Geforce
04-03-2006, 10:43 PM
are you reading everything else correctly? all the "experts", including Mel Kiper, and most the people on this site have BOTH of them going in the first....
I'm only talking about this thread, not what others say. The original poster asked who do you prefer and who would you take first. You can read more into it if you want but I won't.

Nappy Roots
04-03-2006, 10:48 PM
I'm only talking about this thread, not what others say. The original poster asked who do you prefer and who would you take first. You can read more into it if you want but I won't.


never asked you to. and i never asked why the thread starter thought wimbley was a first rounder. i was giving my unbiased, watched every game of his, opinion on a prospect in question. nice try though :rolleyes2

Geforce
04-03-2006, 10:55 PM
never asked you to. and i never asked why the thread starter thought wimbley was a first rounder. i was giving my unbiased, watched every game of his, opinion on a prospect in question. nice try though :rolleyes2
Nice try though??? Whatever.

musphinzfan
04-04-2006, 03:02 PM
I agree with ya Nappy....No matter where ya live usually a FSU game is on and I honestly didnt hear to much about him till the combine.

And I am a AVID football guy....The comparisons arent even close.

SF Dolphin Fan
04-04-2006, 06:45 PM
Great question. I like them both, but I really think Lawson has more elite ability to change the game. Wimbley looks stronger and is farther ahead I think. Also a high character guy. Wouldn't mind either and will be interesting to see how they compare a few years down the road.

Nappy Roots
04-04-2006, 06:52 PM
Great question. I like them both, but I really think Lawson has more elite ability to change the game. Wimbley looks stronger and is farther ahead I think. Also a high character guy. Wouldn't mind either and will be interesting to see how they compare a few years down the road.


wimbley might look strong, and he may be. but he doesnt use it. he is horrible at sheding blockers. he cant do it.

RUDEbyallMEANS
04-05-2006, 02:56 PM
Lawson is freakishly quick around the corner. Might be faser than JT.
Lawson being under JT would benefit him in the way of learning how to use leverage against the run. JT has been very good against the run and he is the same build as Lawson.

tmny99
04-05-2006, 04:43 PM
It's not even close. Lawson=JT clone, more athletic and versatile.