Originally posted by DFlo:
Thanks for the comments/kind words guys.
It is a pretty down year for pass rushers. No real stand out guy. Coples is having a down season. Curry might be on his way up.
An underrated pass rusher is Zach Brown. He has an incredible burst and he can time the snap really well. Reminds me of a pure finesse Von Miller.
Barkley to the Jags is an interesting option
Zach Brown a pass rusher?
I'm guessing you are taking that from here?
And the Von Miller comparison as well.
IMO, no way Brown compares to Von Miller, nor do I think Brown should be considered a pass rusher (he will be used as an occasional blitz, but thats it). He is a 4-3 OLB with sideline-to-sideline speed, with great pursuit, and decent coverage skills.
Edit: And I really don't get why Mercilus is getting no love. It reminds of Aldon Smith, none of the mock draft crowd gave him ANY love, but if they actually watched Aldon play, it was crystal clear he was an elite pass rusher. But because he was an underclassman with no previous success he doesn't have a name people are familiar with. And I think Mercilus does compare to Aldon fairly well, except less speed and more power. But he has that freakishly long arms and quick first step. One thing Ilike about Mercilus is that he beat O-lineman inside and outside, and was great on stunts and changing his angle of attack. Great motor, great hit power, great use of his hands and turnover machine. Mercilus is not a one trick pony when it comes to pass rushing.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Dec 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM ]