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Vertical Limit
12-11-2006, 03:01 AM
I think we should address this position in next year's draft. If we are going to run a true 3-4 defense, we will need a franchise Nose Tackle. A real run stuffer to make our defense much more stingier.

I really like Alan Branch; 6'6 330 pounds, has a high motor. Alombi Okoye would be a good pick up as well.

RoninFin4
12-11-2006, 03:11 AM
I think Okoye is better suited as a 3-4 end if he is in fact drafted by a 3-4 D. CK has a good post regarding this in the thread about the best D-line, good read.

HysterikiLL
12-11-2006, 05:18 AM
I picked Okam, but Okoye would be my 2nd choice.

CitizenSnips
12-11-2006, 10:05 AM
i agree that it should be addressed. But theres no way we'd even have a slight chance at alan branch. Guys a top 10 possibly top 5 pick.

Vertical Limit
12-11-2006, 02:06 PM
Wasn't Gabe Watson a first round prospect last year? :lol:

For these defensive tackles, it all depends on the combines IMO.

Geforce
12-11-2006, 02:29 PM
Unless we trade up or Branch has a unreported injury there is very little chance we draft him. I like Okoye because of his upside. He's only 19 so his body still has of maturing to do.

MustangFinFan
12-11-2006, 06:15 PM
getting an NT would be a waste of a pick...we have Dan Wilkinson, Fred Evans, Manny Wright, and even Rod Wright grooming. id wait a few years to see how Evans the Wright guys do...THEN get one. or well, there is always that Marcus Thomas guy from Florida gators...he got suspended for the year or something but apparently was a first round talent...so im guessing he'll go back to a 2nd day pick...in which case, ill take him.

Flyer22
12-11-2006, 06:55 PM
Okoye's great...and he's only 20 years old! The sky's the limit with this kid's potential, and he'll be available much later than Branch.

Miamifin23
12-11-2006, 09:10 PM
Okoye is going to be very good! The kid is very young, and still developing as a man let alone a football player. I think he's like 19 years old or something, give him another couple of years and he's gonna be a monster. Branch is very athletic for his size, but I have a strange feeling that Okoye will be a better player when it is all said and done.

TexanPhinatic
12-11-2006, 11:31 PM
This isnt the NBA, give me production over potential (taking the pot over the prod rarely works in the NBA either :wink: )

That said, I doubt Branch will be there at our pick, and I dont like anyone else in the first for a NT spot. Okoye would be a nice pickup in the third round if he is still there though. Like it has been said, DTs are heavily impacted by combine workouts.

Vertical Limit
12-11-2006, 11:43 PM
getting an NT would be a waste of a pick...we have Dan Wilkinson, Fred Evans, Manny Wright, and even Rod Wright grooming. id wait a few years to see how Evans the Wright guys do...THEN get one. or well, there is always that Marcus Thomas guy from Florida gators...he got suspended for the year or something but apparently was a first round talent...so im guessing he'll go back to a 2nd day pick...in which case, ill take him.
Manny Wright may never play a game as a Dolphin again, Dan Wilkinson production has dropped as the year went by; looked like a great offseason pick up, but as the year went on he certaintly doesn't look that good anymore. Fred Evans is interesting, but still not proven.

Disgustipate
12-12-2006, 12:38 AM
Guys like Frank Okam, Alan Branch, Red Bryant arent realistically starting Nose Tackles.

6'5-6'6" guys arent Nose Tackles unless they have alot of weight on them. Those guys arent Ted Washington sized. Even someone like Terdell Sands is 6'7" 340+ pounds.

Look at Manual Wright. He was 6'6" 330+, and he was a DE/DT, and saw some time at passing-down NT. Odds are these players are going to slim down to 315-320ish.

Quinn Pitcock also belongs on the list.

motioncityhifi
12-12-2006, 04:03 AM
another guy to look at is 6'4 330 Louis Leonard from Fresno State.

Mike13
12-12-2006, 11:37 AM
I think we should get Okoye.

dominizzo
12-12-2006, 11:42 AM
fRANK oKAM

Disgustipate
12-13-2006, 01:07 AM
fRANK oKAM

This is an absolutely worthless post. Not only did you fail to communicate any ideas whatsoever regarding Frank Okam, you managed to amazingly enough screw up the capitalization.

I dont want to be a total dick, but you should really look at your post and ask yourself if it took more then 5 seconds total to formulate, type out, then submit and if anyone is really getting anything out of it.

Skeet84
12-13-2006, 01:35 AM
Okoye is my first choice cause he has talent, Heart, and is still really young

Dolfan11
12-14-2006, 02:29 PM
I think we should address this position in next year's draft. If we are going to run a true 3-4 defense, we will need a franchise Nose Tackle. A real run stuffer to make our defense much more stingier.

I really like Alan Branch; 6'6 330 pounds, has a high motor. Alombi Okoye would be a good pick up as well.

Is Shaun Rodgers the DT from the Lions a FA this offseason?

Regan21286
12-14-2006, 03:39 PM
I think we should address this position in next year's draft. If we are going to run a true 3-4 defense, we will need a franchise Nose Tackle. A real run stuffer to make our defense much more stingier.

I really like Alan Branch; 6'6 330 pounds, has a high motor. Alombi Okoye would be a good pick up as well.

Essentially we need a future Tractor Traylor replacement. Branch is a good one. Okoye seems a little light for the spot but he's been a good run-stuffer.