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    NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    [size=13pt]NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number[/size]

    The Tampa-2 defense employed by the Vikings gives a bigger role to safeties, amplifying their importance on draft day.

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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    Can you say LaRon Landry!

    or

    Maybe Griff and Griff combo by picking younger Griff in the second round, not likely that he will still be there.

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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    Sharper is a pro-bowl player and Doss, Tank, and Dwight Smith have all been solid starters when healthy.
    Not to mention I saw some good flashes by Greg Blue.

    As good as Landry may be, we don't really need him.
    Or at least, we have more pressing needs.


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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Sharper is a pro-bowl player and Doss, Tank, and Dwight Smith have all been solid starters when healthy.
    Not to mention I saw some good flashed by Greg Blue.

    as good as Landry may be, we don't really need him.
    Or at least, we have more pressing needs.
    yeah so tru we do not need laundry or griffin..

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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    The whole point of the article was that it takes a special player to play the Tampa2 safety postition.

    The kind of caliber player that they are talking about doesn't exist on our team.
    That could be argued.

    I like Blue also.
    I think we have talent.
    I also think that we don't need anything other than OL, DE, MLB and WR, not in that order.
    So on my draft list, I would exclude names such as AP and Landry at our first pick.

    But, if you want an impact player, those two might be the ones that are left that we get to choose from.

    I like Meechum assuming that Johnson is out of our reaches, sucks to be the seventh pick.

    Back to the safety position, Sharper is good, but he doesn't seem to be the in the box safety that the article was talking about, who knows about Tank, Smith doesn't seem like that huy either, Blue maybe.
    Plus, he is in the twilight of his career.
    With that said, could the coaches really think that Landry is part of the future?
    Our coaches are definitely not in a hurry, they are putting together a team for the future.

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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    Good read. I'm thinking we need Landry. Him or AP. Receiver 2nd round. I am going to be pissed if we take Carraker. We need a playmaker, not a solid starter in the first round.

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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    "jonnyb" wrote:
    Good read. I'm thinking we need Landry. Him or AP. Receiver 2nd round. I am going to be pissed if we take Carraker. We need a playmaker, not a solid starter in the first round.
    I agree, if we cant trade down or up to number 4 if CJ is still there, we need to draft someone who can be a playmaker. I wouldnt be pissed with landry, in fact i think id be happy with him if we stayed at #7, if AP is there take him, but next in line is definitely landry...hes a talent that the so-called experts are saying is the only dead cert (apart from CJ) to make it at the pro level. I like the sound of that!!

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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Sharper is a pro-bowl player and Doss, Tank, and Dwight Smith have all been solid starters when healthy.
    Not to mention I saw some good flashes by Greg Blue.

    As good as Landry may be, we don't really need him.
    Or at least, we have more pressing needs.
    Sharper is a former Pro Bowl player who might have come close to being released at the end of last season because of the lackluster way he played the last couple of weeks.
    He's also into his mid-30s.

    Doss & Tank are both coming off *major* injuries which kept them out for large chunks (Doss) of or the entire (Tank) 2006 season.

    Dwight Smith - well - I'm not convinced that he is the answer at S, although I do think he played better than Sharper last year.

    And I have man-love for Greg Blue, and really think he's got a bright future.

    But - if you had a chance to draft Ed Reed or Shawn Taylor - wouldn't you do it?
    Even if you had more pressing needs at WR?
    I'm starting to get an itch for Landry.

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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "ItalianStallion" wrote:
    Sharper is a pro-bowl player and Doss, Tank, and Dwight Smith have all been solid starters when healthy.
    Not to mention I saw some good flashes by Greg Blue.

    As good as Landry may be, we don't really need him.
    Or at least, we have more pressing needs.
    Sharper is a former Pro Bowl player who might have come close to being released at the end of last season because of the lackluster way he played the last couple of weeks.
    He's also into his mid-30s.

    Doss & Tank are both coming off *major* injuries which kept them out for large chunks (Doss) of or the entire (Tank) 2006 season.

    Dwight Smith - well - I'm not convinced that he is the answer at S, although I do think he played better than Sharper last year.

    And I have man-love for Greg Blue, and really think he's got a bright future.

    But - if you had a chance to draft Ed Reed or Shawn Taylor - wouldn't you do it?
    Even if you had more pressing needs at WR?
    I'm starting to get an itch for Landry.

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    It must be contagious.

    I really believe it will be him or AP.
    Both would be fine in my book.

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    Re: NFL draft: Top-flight safeties few in number

    Fair enough.
    I a convinced enough to add him to the list of players I would take.
    The good news is that list is up to seven, so barring a Tice-like move in the draft, we should get at least one of them.
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