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"unique" and "rare" trait emphasis

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CB has gone on record as emphasizing a focus on players with "unique" traits. Pagano did the same but used the word "rare".

 

While I agree with the general thought, we have recently acquired Barkevious Mingo and Margus Hunt who were drafted for rare traits and are busts to this point. Mingo was the #6 overall in 2013 and has already failed with two teams including the Pats. The jury is still out on our drafted TJ Green and Philip Dorsett. LeRon Landry and Andrew Billings were muscular specimens. Billings last year was mocked to the Colts in round 1 by several well regarded draftniks, I guess based on his remarkable bench press reps. He went to the Bengals in round 4 after we took Ridgeway. BTW, Billings is on the bust alert list too, even for a round 4.

 

I believe Malik Hooker has unique traits too but they are more related to football skills and instincts.....awareness, anticipation, etc. I believe that "rare" football skills are extremely important. I'm less impressed by 40 times, bench press reps, etc.

 

What think? 

 

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I wholeheartedly agree with CB's approach to Draft prospect acquisition through a focus of "Unique" and "Rare" traits whether they be tangible or intangible.

 

SInce the vast majority of players in the Pros are big, fast, and strong then it makes sense to seek talent that exhibits a Special trait that distinguishes themselves from the rest; out of a 53-man roster, ONLY 46 suit up for gameday... so you better be d@%# good or special to find yourself on the playing field.

 

Here are my takes on what makes this year's class Unique & Rare

 

Hooker: "Umbrella" - The kind of safeguard that keeps a Team dry in a Monsoon, his rare "Big Play Elimination" trait is exactly what would prevent Big Ben from dropping +500 yards on our Defense, as well as his Unique propensity for turnover creation.

 

Wilson: "Jockey" - Built like a Horse (not its rider), his frame + competitive mindset make him a Unique force for receivers to reckon with, while his constantly obtrusive hand-fighting is a special trait that was used by many of the great HOF DB's before the League cracked-down, so if he's able to get away with it then receivers won't be able to get away from him.

 

Bashem; "Diesel Energy" - A Rare combo of size, speed + strength, his unyielding pressure and energized effort gain maximum miles for a long 60-min journey like how Diesel can yields higher mpg.

 

Banner: "Sun Dial" - A rare specimen so large that pass-rushing defenders struggle to get around him, it takes them so long that they can be clocked by a Sun Dial.

 

Mack: "Homerun" - His "Inside-the-park HR" trait is a unique in this Draft class due to his ability to take a soft grounder and round the bases Home, people LOVE the long ball cause it travels far and scores runs & his unique "Somehing from nothing" running ability can lead to lots of points.

 

Stewart: "Locomotion" - Having power and size as a DLinemen is a highly coveted in the NFL, but being able to snap quickly & move fluidly, at a grand size, is a crazy Unique ability to possess in the trenches.(Reason why OLinemen that run 4.9 or faster get drafted high)

 

Hairston: "Zero Theorem" - Contemporary metrics and simple math says, "if a Corner renders opposing Receivers to zero TDs then their value grows Exponentially in this "Passing League" atmosphere, and his rare ability to "Not get beat deep" overvalues his size and forty time. (Don't care how fast you run, more how well you play)

 

Walker: "Gravity" - A gifted athlete with a reckless nose for the ball, his Unique athleticism & gravitational pull to the ball is valuable against the run game.

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1 hour ago, BlueTruth said:

I wholeheartedly agree with CB's approach to Draft prospect acquisition through a focus of "Unique" and "Rare" traits whether they be tangible or intangible.

 

SInce the vast majority of players in the Pros are big, fast, and strong then it makes sense to seek talent that exhibits a Special trait that distinguishes themselves from the rest; out of a 53-man roster, ONLY 46 suit up for gameday... so you better be d@%# good or special to find yourself on the playing field.

 

Here are my takes on what makes this year's class Unique & Rare

 

Hooker: "Umbrella" - The kind of safeguard that keeps a Team dry in a Monsoon, his rare "Big Play Elimination" trait is exactly what would prevent Big Ben from dropping +500 yards on our Defense, as well as his Unique propensity for turnover creation.

 

Wilson: "Jockey" - Built like a Horse (not its rider), his frame + competitive mindset make him a Unique force for receivers to reckon with, while his constantly obtrusive hand-fighting is a special trait that was used by many of the great HOF DB's before the League cracked-down, so if he's able to get away with it then receivers won't be able to get away from him.

 

Bashem; "Diesel Energy" - A Rare combo of size, speed + strength, his unyielding pressure and energized effort gain maximum miles for a long 60-min journey like how Diesel can yields higher mpg.

 

Banner: "Sun Dial" - A rare specimen so large that pass-rushing defenders struggle to get around him, it takes them so long that they can be clocked by a Sun Dial.

 

Mack: "Homerun" - His "Inside-the-park HR" trait is a unique in this Draft class due to his ability to take a soft grounder and round the bases Home, people LOVE the long ball cause it travels far and scores runs & his unique "Somehing from nothing" running ability can lead to lots of points.

 

Stewart: "Locomotion" - Having power and size as a DLinemen is a highly coveted in the NFL, but being able to snap quickly & move fluidly, at a grand size, is a crazy Unique ability to possess in the trenches.(Reason why OLinemen that run 4.9 or faster get drafted high)

 

Hairston: "Zero Theorem" - Contemporary metrics and simple math says, "if a Corner renders opposing Receivers to zero TDs then their value grows Exponentially in this "Passing League" atmosphere, and his rare ability to "Not get beat deep" overvalues his size and forty time. (Don't care how fast you run, more how well you play)

 

Walker: "Gravity" - A gifted athlete with a reckless nose for the ball, his Unique athleticism & gravitational pull to the ball is valuable against the run game.

 

 

"Guardians of the Gridiron" (maybe a worthy selection for the "name the defense" thread) 

 

 

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7 hours ago, BlueTruth said:

I wholeheartedly agree with CB's approach to Draft prospect acquisition through a focus of "Unique" and "Rare" traits whether they be tangible or intangible.

 

SInce the vast majority of players in the Pros are big, fast, and strong then it makes sense to seek talent that exhibits a Special trait that distinguishes themselves from the rest; out of a 53-man roster, ONLY 46 suit up for gameday... so you better be d@%# good or special to find yourself on the playing field.

 

Here are my takes on what makes this year's class Unique & Rare

 

Hooker: "Umbrella" - The kind of safeguard that keeps a Team dry in a Monsoon, his rare "Big Play Elimination" trait is exactly what would prevent Big Ben from dropping +500 yards on our Defense, as well as his Unique propensity for turnover creation.

 

Wilson: "Jockey" - Built like a Horse (not its rider), his frame + competitive mindset make him a Unique force for receivers to reckon with, while his constantly obtrusive hand-fighting is a special trait that was used by many of the great HOF DB's before the League cracked-down, so if he's able to get away with it then receivers won't be able to get away from him.

 

Bashem; "Diesel Energy" - A Rare combo of size, speed + strength, his unyielding pressure and energized effort gain maximum miles for a long 60-min journey like how Diesel can yields higher mpg.

 

Banner: "Sun Dial" - A rare specimen so large that pass-rushing defenders struggle to get around him, it takes them so long that they can be clocked by a Sun Dial.

 

Mack: "Homerun" - His "Inside-the-park HR" trait is a unique in this Draft class due to his ability to take a soft grounder and round the bases Home, people LOVE the long ball cause it travels far and scores runs & his unique "Somehing from nothing" running ability can lead to lots of points.

 

Stewart: "Locomotion" - Having power and size as a DLinemen is a highly coveted in the NFL, but being able to snap quickly & move fluidly, at a grand size, is a crazy Unique ability to possess in the trenches.(Reason why OLinemen that run 4.9 or faster get drafted high)

 

Hairston: "Zero Theorem" - Contemporary metrics and simple math says, "if a Corner renders opposing Receivers to zero TDs then their value grows Exponentially in this "Passing League" atmosphere, and his rare ability to "Not get beat deep" overvalues his size and forty time. (Don't care how fast you run, more how well you play)

 

Walker: "Gravity" - A gifted athlete with a reckless nose for the ball, his Unique athleticism & gravitational pull to the ball is valuable against the run game.

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On 5/6/2017 at 3:47 AM, BlueTruth said:

I wholeheartedly agree with CB's approach to Draft prospect acquisition through a focus of "Unique" and "Rare" traits whether they be tangible or intangible.

 

SInce the vast majority of players in the Pros are big, fast, and strong then it makes sense to seek talent that exhibits a Special trait that distinguishes themselves from the rest; out of a 53-man roster, ONLY 46 suit up for gameday... so you better be d@%# good or special to find yourself on the playing field.

 

Here are my takes on what makes this year's class Unique & Rare

 

Hooker: "Umbrella" - The kind of safeguard that keeps a Team dry in a Monsoon, his rare "Big Play Elimination" trait is exactly what would prevent Big Ben from dropping +500 yards on our Defense, as well as his Unique propensity for turnover creation.

 

Wilson: "Jockey" - Built like a Horse (not its rider), his frame + competitive mindset make him a Unique force for receivers to reckon with, while his constantly obtrusive hand-fighting is a special trait that was used by many of the great HOF DB's before the League cracked-down, so if he's able to get away with it then receivers won't be able to get away from him.

 

Bashem; "Diesel Energy" - A Rare combo of size, speed + strength, his unyielding pressure and energized effort gain maximum miles for a long 60-min journey like how Diesel can yields higher mpg.

 

Banner: "Sun Dial" - A rare specimen so large that pass-rushing defenders struggle to get around him, it takes them so long that they can be clocked by a Sun Dial.

 

Mack: "Homerun" - His "Inside-the-park HR" trait is a unique in this Draft class due to his ability to take a soft grounder and round the bases Home, people LOVE the long ball cause it travels far and scores runs & his unique "Somehing from nothing" running ability can lead to lots of points.

 

Stewart: "Locomotion" - Having power and size as a DLinemen is a highly coveted in the NFL, but being able to snap quickly & move fluidly, at a grand size, is a crazy Unique ability to possess in the trenches.(Reason why OLinemen that run 4.9 or faster get drafted high)

 

Hairston: "Zero Theorem" - Contemporary metrics and simple math says, "if a Corner renders opposing Receivers to zero TDs then their value grows Exponentially in this "Passing League" atmosphere, and his rare ability to "Not get beat deep" overvalues his size and forty time. (Don't care how fast you run, more how well you play)

 

Walker: "Gravity" - A gifted athlete with a reckless nose for the ball, his Unique athleticism & gravitational pull to the ball is valuable against the run game.

 

Very nicely done!!! :) 

 

Chris Ballard feels like a Tony Soprano deep down!!! :) 

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