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Thread: Most Versatile Player in the Draft and in the NFL today

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueingreer View Post
    And how about a little love for Derrick Williams.
    He sucks at his "natural" position so no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draztek View Post
    He sucks at his "natural" position so no.
    Hey, I said versatile meant you can't start at one

    Besides we will see about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueingreer View Post
    Got to give some love to Hester, but then how good of a DB is he and he hasn't exactly tore it up as a WR yet. Guess Bush and Westbrook because they are pretty good WRs when put out there. How about Kevin Faulk, is there anything he doesn't do well, run, catch, block run routes. Could return kicks if Belichick wanted to risk him. He's probably not that versatile I guess, just think he is vastly under rated and Belichick knows it.

    Not really a lot of versatile players now days unless you count playing a TE or FB on the goal line unit. If you're playing a lot of positions it usually means you can't start at one.

    And how about a little love for Derrick Williams in the draft.
    How hard is to play a specialized role where you come out of the backfield uncovered and catch 5 yards curls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyPuncher View Post
    How hard is to play a specialized role where you come out of the backfield uncovered and catch 5 yards curls?
    Watch how many times did Brady get that long pass off to Moss because Faulk picked up the blitzer, at least once every game. Notice who is on the field every time for how many years now on the money down. NE has had a lot of RBs playing on 1st and 2nd down through their run, but it has always been Faulk on 3rd down. Check out what they are paying him, bet he is in their top 5.

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    Why does everyone act like picking up the blitzer is an amazing talent? It's easier to name RBs who can't than who can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyPuncher View Post
    Why does everyone act like picking up the blitzer is an amazing talent? It's easier to name RBs who can't than who can.
    Name the ones who can't, I got all the Lions other then Casion, that's why they keep signing them.

    Watch NE, I don't care if it's 3 and 14 or 3rd and 1, Kevin Faulk is in the backfield unless they are on the goal line. He's been with the team 10 years now, never been the #1 punt returner and hasn't been the #1 KR since his 4th year. I looked it up Faulk is 5th behind Brady, Moss, Seymore and Light for highest salary on the team, how many 3rd down backs can say that.

    Most people don't notice him but he is very valuable on that team and Belichick knows it, that's why he doesn't run the ball on 1st or 2nd down, he can find others for that. But when it counts like 3rd down or late in close games Faulk is in the backfield.

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    Actually the most versatile player is Lorenzo Alexander of the Skins.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...050201943.html

    He has played with 1st unit in games as OG, FB and TE in goal line offense, covers kick offs along with blocking for special teams. Thing is he played in 15 games last year on the DL, his primary position, as a run stopping DE that moves inside on passing downs. Expected to play a lot more in his 3rd year.

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    Actually the most versatile player is Lorenzo Alexander of the Skins.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...050201943.html

    He has played with 1st unit in games as OG, FB and TE in goal line offense, covers kick offs along with blocking for special teams. Thing is he played in 15 games last year on the DL, his primary position, as a run stopping DE that moves inside on passing downs. Expected to play a lot more in his 3rd year.
    Lorenzo needs to work on his coverage so he can play even more positions.

    The Redskins did that, allowing Westbrook only one big play, a 47-yard catch that came with Washington in a zone defense that left DT Lorenzo Alexander in one-on-one coverage with the Eagles tailback.

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    Spencer Larsen (second year player for the Broncos) started a game this year at linebacker AND fullback plus special teams duties and recorded six tackles doing so. He gets my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyPuncher View Post
    How hard is to play a specialized role where you come out of the backfield uncovered and catch 5 yards curls?
    Westbrook actually lines up out wide a lot.

    And whenever Westbrook returns punts, you're guaranteed to get have the ball inside your opponent's 40.

    EDIT: And no, I don't think Westbrook is the most versatile in the NFL. But he can play RB, WR, and PR.
    Last edited by bleedGreen; 05-09-2009 at 01:24 PM.

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