Friday, January 16, 2009

1st Round DE Talent

In this years' draft, there is a great depth at DE and there is a need at DE. There are many DEs that can be drafted in the first round. Here are some of them.

Brian Orakpo, Texas- He is the best DE in this years' draft. He will most likely play at the 4-3 DE position in the NFL. He is 6'4''/260 and had 11 sacks this season, terrorizing the elite QBs in the Big 12. I think he will do well on a couple of teams, contributing to his team.

Everette Brown, Florida State- He is the best 3-4 OLB that played DE in college. He is very athletic and will be able to get the QB. Brown is 6'4''/250 and able to make the transition in the next level. I like this kid and he can be an Pro Bowler

Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech- He has great height and is very athletic. He will play at the 4-3 DE, but he will have to gain a little bit more weight. This guy is going to be a hit or a miss because people bash on his production, but I don't agree. He still had 9 sacks. He will do fine in the NFL.

Aaron Maybin, Penn State- Maybin is very interesting, because he is only a redshirted sophomore. He is very talented though. He will play 3-4 OLB and will absolutely torcher the QBs in his conference. He is about 6'4''/240 and will be a nightmare in the next level.

Clint Sintim, Virginia- Sintim's stock has been soaring since the college football season ended. He is a DE/OLB highbreed and he can play both DE or OLB. It will depend who he is drafted by. He is about 6'3''/240.

Paul Kruger, Utah- This guy's stock has rocketed recently. He is only a third year sophomore, but he already declared for the NFL. He was a key component for the Utes and its undefeated season. He is very balanced, being able to stop the pass and run. He had 8 sacks and 16.5 TFL last season. He is about 6'5''/265 and could play as a 4-3 or 3-4 DE, depending how much he grows within a year.

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