Ronald Blair-DE-Appalachian State-142nd Overall Pick

Originally posted by reasonable1:
Originally posted by 9moon:
The question is, will this kid be able to beat out last year surprise in MARCUS RUSH (Michigan State)??


They play 2 different positions.

Rush needs to beat out guys like Lemonier. Top 4 are Lynch, Brooks, Harold and Tank. Rush isn't cracking that 4. PS at best again.

Brooks and lemon head out next year
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by reasonable1:
Originally posted by 9moon:
The question is, will this kid be able to beat out last year surprise in MARCUS RUSH (Michigan State)??


They play 2 different positions.

Rush needs to beat out guys like Lemonier. Top 4 are Lynch, Brooks, Harold and Tank. Rush isn't cracking that 4. PS at best again.

Brooks and lemon head out next year

If a linebacker comes on, I could see Lemonier headed out this year. Particularly if we see the same issues as we did in 2013- getting swallowed up/lack of strength/no pass rush moves.
Kid has a great motor! Good nose for the ball. Shall be interesting to see. He's going to make this team no doubt
I think this was the best day 3 pick IMO love this kid
Blair is a very good pick. 3rd round talent and rated that way by many. Really liking our DE group right now.

LE: Armstead/Blair/TJE
RE: Buckner/Dial

Getting Blair gives us the flexibility and insurance of having Dial able to play NT if Williams or Purcell are hurt or need a breather.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Apr 30, 2016 at 5:51 PM ]
If this guy can put on another 20 lbs, he could be one hell of a NT with his strength....

I really really really have a good feeling on this kid! Great pic!
They needed a short DL so that the average height of the line did not look like a basketball team.
Originally posted by Bluesbro:
They needed a short DL so that the average height of the line did not look like a basketball team.

Sacking quarterbacks in November, dunking on fools in March.
This guy is the only pick I liked after the 1st round. The rest the draft is s**t imo.
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
If this guy can put on another 20 lbs, he could be one hell of a NT with his strength....

I really really really have a good feeling on this kid! Great pic!

We aren't doing that

He seems to be good but I don't think he will play unless there is an injury or if he moves to OLB. If he moves to OLB he would have to beat Eli Harold and Ahmad Brooks to play.
I think they ask him to slim down to 270 lbs and have him play OLB..hes short compared to players Baalke likes for the position but his motor and instinct remind me of James Harrison type of player..
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by ninerlifer:
If this guy can put on another 20 lbs, he could be one hell of a NT with his strength....

I really really really have a good feeling on this kid! Great pic!

We aren't doing that

Yeah I know lol
Everything you read and hear says that he's a DE, but for a GM that said he wanted to beef up the pass rush, drafting another DE after Buckner doesn't make much sense. We scouted pass rushers heavily to stand up and play OLB for us and since we didn't draft one, I think that lends to Baalke believing Blair will get a chance at OLb. I actually prefer him there.

He's a couple inches shorter than Lynch and only about 5lbs heavier. He has the quickness, power, and run-stopping skills to play outside. I think he's going to be a solid pickup for us.
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article69293617.html
He'll be an OLB for us
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