Originally posted by miked1978:
Can Alex Carrington play end in our 3-4? He's listed at 6'5" 284lbs. He seems to be impressing many at the senior Bowl.
Sounds like Carrington might be able to play in a 3-4: this from si.com:
"Carrington entered the game branded as a quick athlete who lacked the strength to beat larger blockers. Thus far, he's quelled that criticism. Carrington has displayed a complete game over the first two days and has run over blockers besides beating them off the corner. Carrington beat the highly rated Mike Iupati in drills and was loudly commended by coaches on the field."
this from scott wright:
"After an eye-opening performance yesterday Arkansas State DE Alex Carrington stood out again. In fact, one of the highlights of the morning was when Carrington plowed over Shawn Lauvao. That play drew a huge reaction from his teammates and onlookers. New addition Thomas Welch got a rude welcome in his first practice when Carrington gave him the same treatment. Needless to say Carrington is extremely powerful and aggressive."
Another player we're apparently looking at is Virginia CB Chris Cook (6-2, 210). This from si:
"Cook was another player who put the pieces together on the final day of full pads practice. He's presented himself as a big, physical cornerback that physically beats down opponents all week. On Wednesday he started to make plays on the ball and consistently broke up a number of passes."
My sense is we're going offense with our 1st-rounders, then looking for defensive sleeper picks. Too bad Perrish Cox is looking so impressive at the Sr. Bowl. He'd be a great fit for us, but might even go first round.
This is such a great draft season, with 2 first-rounders, a deep draft in our positions of need, and the team itself seemingly on the verge of something good. I heart the draft.
[ Edited by rivercity on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:48 PM ]