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If the Bucs grade him out as a first round selection then I'd be fine with it. At this point it's pure speculation until we see what the Bucs do with/in- 1) Eric Wright and 2) Free Agency. There has been a lot of talk that this CB class is weak in comparison to last years. So does that necessitate elevating this years CB class to a high draft position than they should. I don't think that is a good thing. IMO the Bucs could take the PBA at 13 or trade back and still get either Rhodes or Banks.
Quote from: Benchwarmer#1 on February 12, 2013, 12:41:29 AMI would like to see this kids 40 time before I would consider him a mid first round pick.The kid already showed us his game speed and how well he can cover a deep route. What does it matter how fast he runs straight ahead in spandex and a T-shirt, without pads on, not trying to cover a WR?
I would like to see this kids 40 time before I would consider him a mid first round pick.
I've liked what I've seen from him. I'd take him at 13 & sign Sean Smith in FA.
Depends on who goes in the top 12. I agree that Rhodes is right up there neck and neck with Milliner for best CB. With that being said, they're still not that far ahead of the next tier of CB's that would justify passing over a more talented O or D linemen to take Rhodes at 13. Ideal situation, trade down a few spots and pick up a 3rd or 4th and still take Rhodes.
I think Rhodes and Sean Smith might have the same weaknesses. Big, physical, and match up well in man coverage against averaged sized to big receivers....but struggle against undersized cat quick guys like Welker. So I think if we drafted Rhodes, instead of Sean Smith we might wanna look at a smaller, quicker CB in free agency. NFL is all about match ups, and while we have lots of big receivers in our division, many teams have an undersized shifty WR.Although Rhodes and Smith as a 1 and 2 would be pretty nice. Maybe Johnson or Gaitor could step up and cover the smaller guys.
If you think he's a late teen pick, is it really worth not taking him at 13? I think folks get too caught up in projections and rankings and mocks. I f you desperately need a corner back that excels in man coverage, and there is one with a first round grade, how can you pass on him and hope he's there 6 or 7 picks later?
Quote from: Benchwarmer#1 on February 12, 2013, 12:41:29 AMI would like to see this kids 40 time before I would consider him a mid first round pick.40-Yard Dash: 4.47 Over the next three months, he'll look to show/improve…The one thing that Rhodes has never shown in his career is top-end speed. Teams will want to see that explosive burst expected of defensive backs at Pro Day. Rhodes also will need to have a good showing in agility drills. He will win team's over with his knowledge of the game and physical play. While he hardly gave up big plays, he could do a lot to improve his draft stock if he's able to post a sub-4.5 40-yard dash time. NFLdraftscout.com
everyone is moving up the draft boards. so who's moving down?