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2019 Fifth Round Pick (#160) - Daylon Mack - DT - Texas A&M

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Might also be insurance if Pierce leaves in free agency next year.

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1 minute ago, Danand said:

Might also be insurance if Pierce leaves in free agency next year.

Perhaps. Could also be future if they want to move on from Williams should he not bounce back to dominating next year. Always good to have multiple competent DL though. 

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https://www.nfl.com/prospects/daylon-mack?id=32194d41-4313-6606-d2bf-c9c8850e9706

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Strengths
  • Girthy wide-body with a thick, heavy base that teams dream of for nose tackles
  • Desired center of gravity improves ability to sink into the soil and stand his ground against double teams
  • Played with urgency defending and squeezing his gap this year
  • Impressive growth and improvement from 2017 to 2018
  • Quick reaction to snap firing out of stance and into neutral zone with force
  • Combination of balance and upper-body power make him tough to whip with a single blocker
  • Anticipates double teams and seeks to split them before they develop
  • Plays with wide base and quality shed strength
  • Rarely stops churning feet as bull-rusher, allowing him to maximize his pocket push.
Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent feel for down blocks on his edge
  • At times, fails to have off-hand ready to attack angle blocks and protect his edge
  • Anchor could benefit from improved feel for footwork and redistribution of weight after contact
  • Tackle radius somewhat limited by squatty frame and lack of length
  • Goes from hunter to survivor against double teams when fatigue sets in
  • Despite solid senior season, body of work has been underwhelming relative to his talent

 

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I wouldn't have thought it necessary to draft a NT, but when you consider that Pierce is a UFA next off-season and Williams could be a cap casualty it makes sense.  Sounds like a good pick

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4 minutes ago, drd23 said:

I wouldn't have thought it necessary to draft a NT, but when you consider that Pierce is a UFA next off-season and Williams could be a cap casualty it makes sense.  Sounds like a good pick

Yup. Also when we consider that Williams missed games in 2017 and Pierce in 2018 and our run defense suffered, having a big space eater in tow makes plenty of sense. We can ensure that our bases are always covered.

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