Originally posted by WillistheWall:
According to PFT Quentin Groves is available. I know he hasn't done anything in Jacksonville but I liked him in the draft 2 years ago and I wouldn't mind dealing a 5th or something for him.
I think he's looked pretty good when he's gotten on the field. He has a nice combo of speed and power. He'd be an upgrade over Brooks as a pass rusher. Groves has a high ceiling and could be used on special teams as well, replacing the need to keep Ulbrich on the roster.
I'd offer a 5th or a conditional (3rd/4th) pick to Jacksonville for him. We desperately lack players that excel at sacking the QB. Groves is a little quicker than Manny and he's more explosive. He really needs to stick with a team that allows him to play standing up.
Most draft gurus were saying that Groves needed to play 3-4 OLB in the NFL, yet they wanted to try to develop him at DE. When the Jags let him stand up and back off the line, he looks pretty good. The Jags are using him situationally as an OLB, but I think they realize that he just doesn't fit their defense and that he really should be playing OLB as a rusher.
Also, on the NFL Network, they mentioned that Kamerion Wimbley
is also on the market in Cleveland. They Browns are cleaning house. Wimbley has been one of the few bright spots for them this season. I suspect that Rob Ryan is wanting to abandon the 3-4 defense and they're hoping to land a high draft pick for Wimbley, while he's off to the best start of his career. He has sacks in 3 consecutive games and has 32 tackles and 4 sacks for the season..
[ Edited by strickac on Oct 18, 2009 at 8:08 AM ]