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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:14 pm    Post subject: Meet Derek Rivers Reply with quote

HUGE fan of this pick.

Great interview: http://draftbreakdown.com/exclusive-interview-with-youngstown-state-edge-derek-rivers/

For those who wants a tl;dr, he puts a ton of work into the film room, he's a devout Christian who won't cause off field problems, and he's dedicated to improving his craft and being the best pass rusher he can be.

Here's my favorite part:

Rivers: Most definitely. It always starts in the film room. Thatís how I first understand the type of guy that Iím going up against. Does he bail, does he set vertically, does he set at an angle, or maybe he jump-steps a lot. You get to see how strong he is with his hands, does he punch high or low? Itís definitely a mind game. If you get somebody who bails a lot, I might start hitting him with speed-to-bull a couple of times in a row, then heíll start settling his feet and heíll start preparing for power because heís sick of getting bull-rushed.

I love your attention to detail. You talk about doing some homework on your opponent, how much time do you spend in the film room?

Rivers: I spend about five to seven extra hours on top of whatís required of me. Itís very important to my game. I play the left side and Avery Moss plays on the right side. Having the knowledge that the film can provide you is huge. You go in there more confident because you know what to expect. After those first couple of snaps, you start to understand, this is exactly what I expected. You know whatís gonnaí happen before the play starts and you now understand what type of guy youíre going up against.


Highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrHbygjkVA8
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the pick. I think he's got a chance to displace Ninkovich pretty quickly
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhunt2402 wrote:
Love the pick. I think he's got a chance to displace Ninkovich pretty quickly


Really? With that learning curve?

He strikes me as somewhat of a project, I wouldn't expect him to even sniff a starting role for at least a full season (Nink started 11 games last year)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deadpulse wrote:
dhunt2402 wrote:
Love the pick. I think he's got a chance to displace Ninkovich pretty quickly


Really? With that learning curve?

He strikes me as somewhat of a project, I wouldn't expect him to even sniff a starting role for at least a full season (Nink started 11 games last year)


Just doing some research on him, he has an incredible ability to read an offense and he'll fit right in with Belichick's game preparation. Like every other player in this draft, he'll have to adapt to the speed of the game. But this guy landed at the perfect place for him.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lancerman wrote:
Deadpulse wrote:
dhunt2402 wrote:
Love the pick. I think he's got a chance to displace Ninkovich pretty quickly


Really? With that learning curve?

He strikes me as somewhat of a project, I wouldn't expect him to even sniff a starting role for at least a full season (Nink started 11 games last year)


Just doing some research on him, he has an incredible ability to read an offense and he'll fit right in with Belichick's game preparation. Like every other player in this draft, he'll have to adapt to the speed of the game. But this guy landed at the perfect place for him.


Every player does have to adapt to the pro game, but my point is that the level of competition jump for Rivers is much much much larger than most. It will be interesting to watch his progression in camp and pre-season action. At the same time though, it wouldn't be surprising to see him flash in pre-season games like Flowers did for a few years before contributing anything meaningful on the field.
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