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Old 01-11-2018, 12:50 PM   #3281
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Do we need another WR?
They are preparing to take the best available player they can get with the last spot.
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Taking the best available player we can land with that last spot is the smart move. There is a longstanding NFL philosophy that you donít draft for need, you take the highest rated player on your board, regardless of position. Few teams stick to it, because need is a powerful motivator, but a few teams adhere to it religiously and thatís how, for example, an already strong offensive line becomes elite.

Now, an NFL team can try to fill deficiencies through free agency, and we donít have that option, so recruiting for need is a must on the college level...but in a last scholarship scenario, if your options are taking a player to simply add depth in a thin area or taking a potentially elite high 4-Star WR who could conceivably boost that group from strong to spectacular...I think you go with the latter.
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Taking the best available player we can land with that last spot is the smart move. There is a longstanding NFL philosophy that you donít draft for need, you take the highest rated player on your board, regardless of position. Few teams stick to it, because need is a powerful motivator, but a few teams adhere to it religiously and thatís how, for example, an already strong offensive line becomes elite.

Now, an NFL team can try to fill deficiencies through free agency, and we donít have that option, so recruiting for need is a must on the college level...but in a last scholarship scenario, if your options are taking a player to simply add depth in a thin area or taking a potentially elite high 4-Star WR who could conceivably boost that group from strong to spectacular...I think you go with the latter.
What if that position is a starting kicker, vs added depth at established positions that isn't consistently costing us points, or games?
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:24 PM   #3284
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What if that position is a starting kicker, vs added depth at established positions that isn't consistently costing us points, or games?
Parker White got better as the season went on, he started 1-7 and finished over 50% which means he did a solid job once he got settled in. Kicker isn't the massive need our fans want to make it out to be.
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Parker White got better as the season went on, he started 1-7 and finished over 50% which means he did a solid job once he got settled in. Kicker isn't the massive need our fans want to make it out to be.
He was good from 40 yds in. I think he only missed 1 kick under 40. the O needs to put him in better positions to succeed.
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Parker is only a freshman. He is going to be very, very good.
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What if that position is a starting kicker, vs added depth at established positions that isn't consistently costing us points, or games?
There's no proof given recent USC experience that a scholarship kicker (e.g., Nick St. Germain) would be any better than a walk on (e.g., Elliott Fry), and it would lock us into that kicker for 4 years regardless of their performance. Besides that, Parker was money from 40 yards in (which is better than a number of college kickers) and has much better leg strength than probably 90% of college kickers. Improve the snap and hold (also a problem) and let him work on some mechanics and he has the making to be All-SEC.
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He was good from 40 yds in. I think he only missed 1 kick under 40. the O needs to put him in better positions to succeed.
Agreed. Also after he started 1/7 he went 72% for the rest of the season. 72% would be on par with 2 of Elliott Fry's seasons here.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:41 AM   #3289
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Any information on the DJ Brown kid?
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people just remember the first 3 games..ouch..he got better, for sure.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:18 PM   #3291
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Mincey, Brown or W Thompson are the likely remaining choices......DE, DB or WR
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I don't know a whole lot about Mincey or Brown, and wr is probably our deepest position of those three, but Thompson would be a big get. He seems legit.
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