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3rd Round Pick (88th Overall): Oren Burks [LB; Vanderbilt]

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Just now, jfinley88 said:

did you watch this guy? 

Yep. He's only scratching his surface. 

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5 minutes ago, SSG said:

This is a head scratcher.  Not sure this improves our defense even slightly.  I guess pass rush isn't all that important anymore.

We have interior pressure, EDGE is just a metaphor lawlz

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1 minute ago, CWood21 said:

Part of me wonders if they view him as an EDGE.  A little lighter than you'd like but that kind of athlete...

Could see it. Could also see us grabbing a try hard EDGE like Holland, Ejiofor or Fitts later. 

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We've needed to get faster on Defense for years now, took us forever to do it but we're definitely close.

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Okay, let's trade Jake Ryan and get another fourth round pick.  Or trade all of our 5th-7th round picks to get the last pick in the third round. 

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3 minutes ago, strat1080 said:

The guy is a tremendous athlete. Just have to find a way to use him.

Looks more like a big safety than guy who's going to be able to hold up as an ILB in the NFL.  

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Man, the defense may finally be fun to watch. Excited to see what Pettine does. 

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Great all around athlete, around the ball a lot and his intangibles are great, too... There's some thinking the Packers wanted to jump in front of the Rams, who were looking at him.

The D is becoming very athletic.

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Freak athlete at ILB finally! Martinez is a liability in coverage so pairing him with Burks gives them a nice duo up the middle. Needed to upgrade at ILB next to Blake. Jake Ryan settles in as a solid backup

Defense is starting to take shape. DL is their strength on paper, ILB looks settled, and they've added serious talent to the CB group. Next up is finding EDGE depth

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The more I read about Burks, the more I like him. He seems like an insane athlete and a high character guy.

I'm definitely worried about our rush next year. We need a combination of Wilk returning to 2015 form, Biegel/Adams breaking out, and Clay/Perry staying healthy all year or it could be ugly.

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Well....I sure hope we stay healthy on offense cause unless I'm missing somebody (or cant think of him) we havent added a body on offense since last year.

Oh wait....forgot. Kizer.

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