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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:46 pm    Post subject: With the 29th pick, MINN selects - Harrison Smith [S] ND Reply with quote


Harrison Smith [S] Notre Dame
6'2
213 lbs
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Strengths: Looks the part with prototypical size and strength for a strong safety ... long arms with a filled-out frame. Extremely strong with natural power to make punishing hits. Physical striker who enjoys contact. Fills the run lanes hard and is a downhill athlete with an aggressive nature at the point of attack. Plays fast and closes in a flash with conviction and determination ... fast in pursuit. Makes plays at all levels of the field and has strong hands to make shoe-string tackles. Read/reacts quickly and does a nice job interpreting the eyes of the quarterback. Big-time competitor and leader, never giving up on plays ... goes hard at full speed. Very active pre-snap and shows natural awareness. Played both linebacker and safety in college with 47 career starts, showing steady improvement over his time in South Bend. Very productive at Notre Dame, leaving as the only player in school history to register more than 200 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 15 pass break-ups over his career ... finished with 307 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and 28 pass break-ups.

Weaknesses: An upright athlete who lacks ideal body flexibility and natural explosion to hold up in coverage or space. Has tight hips and struggles to turn and quickly change directions ... plays stiff. Needs to be a more technically-sound tackler, often going for the knockout hit or forced fumble instead of wrapping up ... hits too high and loses leverage, allowing ballcarriers to pick up extra yards. Plays overaggressive and moves too fast for his eyes ... missed tackles in space and over runs plays. Has streaky instincts and doesn't see things as quick as he needs to. Still has a lot of developing to do. Needs to play under control and disciplined ... too many unnecessary facemask penalties on his record. Has poor footwork and feel in man coverage and is too hands-on when left on an island ... will attract pass interference penalties. Still made too many mistakes as a senior and didn't register an interception in 2011 after seven pick-offs in 2010.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1265468/harrison-smith
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harrison Smith, my boy!!

So glad we did this. It was CRITICAL that we get a safety who can start in this draft, and we got one. I love me some Harrison Smith.

This draft is going beautifully to me so far!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who was going to take him, that they felt they needed to trade up? I like that they got a DB, I preferred Lavonte David on D at this point, but they needed DB help...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it, but Spielman is one predictable guy. How many of us over the last few months pegged Kalil/Smith as 1/2. It got so bad that we started to overthink it. Two low risk players from Spielman's go to schools. His patterns are so predictable.

If this follows suit, we will trade our 3rd & remaining 4th to move up to the middle of the 2nd and take Alshon Jeffery. Just wait.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LoverInTheCold wrote:
Love it, but Spielman is one predictable guy. How many of us over the last few months pegged Kalil/Smith as 1/2. It got so bad that we started to overthink it. Two low risk players from Spielman's go to schools. His patterns are so predictable.

If this follows suit, we will trade our 3rd & remaining 4th to move up to the middle of the 2nd and take Alshon Jeffery. Just wait.


I think I'd be ok with that....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LoverInTheCold wrote:
Love it, but Spielman is one predictable guy. How many of us over the last few months pegged Kalil/Smith as 1/2. It got so bad that we started to overthink it. Two low risk players from Spielman's go to schools. His patterns are so predictable.

If this follows suit, we will trade our 3rd & remaining 4th to move up to the middle of the 2nd and take Alshon Jeffery. Just wait.


I believe Alshon could be available in the 3rd.

If not, id love to see someone like Casey Hayward or Hosley.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PrplChilPill wrote:
LoverInTheCold wrote:
Love it, but Spielman is one predictable guy. How many of us over the last few months pegged Kalil/Smith as 1/2. It got so bad that we started to overthink it. Two low risk players from Spielman's go to schools. His patterns are so predictable.

If this follows suit, we will trade our 3rd & remaining 4th to move up to the middle of the 2nd and take Alshon Jeffery. Just wait.


I think I'd be ok with that....


Take care of 3 of your biggest needs in 2 rounds...I would be as well. I'd just hope it's a Stephen Hill/Randle over a Jeffery. Pray

3 sure starters in 2 rounds is very good.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather have the "safe" picks over the high potential "risk" picks.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LoverInTheCold wrote:
Love it, but Spielman is one predictable guy. How many of us over the last few months pegged Kalil/Smith as 1/2. It got so bad that we started to overthink it. Two low risk players from Spielman's go to schools. His patterns are so predictable.

If this follows suit, we will trade our 3rd & remaining 4th to move up to the middle of the 2nd and take Alshon Jeffery. Just wait.


You don't know how much I would love that.
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I'm extatic right now. My two favorite players in the draft are now on my favorite team!

Smith will be a beast and provide a general on the field for this defense for years.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good pick. Most would argue Safety was a bigger need than CB at this point, hopefully MN goes CB or WR in round 3.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before the draft, drafting Kalil and Smith was the perfect scenario for me.

A great job by Spielman on day one!

Don't forget, the Vikings still have 10 picks left.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zephiel wrote:
LoverInTheCold wrote:
Love it, but Spielman is one predictable guy. How many of us over the last few months pegged Kalil/Smith as 1/2. It got so bad that we started to overthink it. Two low risk players from Spielman's go to schools. His patterns are so predictable.

If this follows suit, we will trade our 3rd & remaining 4th to move up to the middle of the 2nd and take Alshon Jeffery. Just wait.


You don't know how much I would love that.


If the predictions are in the list of "to do" picks then that is the list I want him to be on.
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LoverInTheCold wrote:
Love it, but Spielman is one predictable guy. How many of us over the last few months pegged Kalil/Smith as 1/2. It got so bad that we started to overthink it. Two low risk players from Spielman's go to schools. His patterns are so predictable.

If this follows suit, we will trade our 3rd & remaining 4th to move up to the middle of the 2nd and take Alshon Jeffery. Just wait.


Yes, please.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spielman better bookmark this thread!

Look at all the praise he's getting!

By week 2, it will be replaced with topics about him being fired.
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