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wubfree
02-19-2009, 11:56 PM
I find it explainable but interesting nonetheless that the NFL draft is so different from a fantasy football draft.

In fantasy, you (generally) would love to have a top 3 pick. For the Chiefs, you can probably make the case every year that any prospect would be a reach or not worth the money at no. 3. I'd argue based on production that Dorsey wasn't worth it.

Does our top pick have to be a QB OT or DE? Why not take a LB, especially with all this talk of moving to a 3-4? Game changers come at all positions, Safety, Linebacker, etc. If I think about it, if we're drafting a top playmaker, the only positions that make no sense would be FB and P/K...the rest can make plays and be worth $30M in their 1st contract.

I've never seen the guy play but if Aaron Curry is the next Ray Lewis - we should take him at no. 3. I sort of think if he's going to turn our D around...it doesn't matter that he's an LB and not a DE.

balto
02-20-2009, 12:05 AM
Rey Maualuga > Aaron Curry (In a 3-4 D)

I would still take Maualuga over Curry in a 4-3, but Curry would probably be the "smarter" pick. Maualuga is just the EXACT guy we need on our D ATM.

jmlamerson
02-20-2009, 12:09 AM
Rey Maualuga > Aaron Curry (In a 3-4 D)

I would still take Maualuga over Curry in a 4-3, but Curry would probably be the "smarter" pick. Maualuga is just the EXACT guy we need on our D ATM.

*nods happily*

Maualuga is worth trading back into the 1st for. My favorite player in this draft.

wubfree
02-20-2009, 12:17 AM
there's a lot of love for Malauga on this board. has anyone seen Curry play (more than a few times) and have any thoughts?

wubfree
02-20-2009, 12:45 AM
I just checked them both out on youtube... Curry and Maualuga look pretty similar....always coming out of nowhere and making stops ie driving the RB/WR backwards. I have no idea - these guy look about as good as DJ looked coming out of college from what I saw.

Curry
YouTube - LB Aaron Curry Highlights Wake Forest 2008

Maualuga
YouTube - LB Rey Maualuga Highlights USC 2008

windwalker
02-20-2009, 07:57 AM
The only problem with viewing "you tube" videos, is that you only see the GOOD plays.

tornadospotter
02-20-2009, 10:10 AM
Curry looks like the better tackler to me.

yashi
02-20-2009, 10:35 AM
The only problem with viewing "you tube" videos, is that you only see the GOOD plays.
excellent point... it's not about a few good plays they made over the course of the season, it's about whether or not they're getting into position to make plays all game and then executing. I could care less if someone makes a colossal hit every game if he's blowing tackles the rest of the time.

wubfree
02-20-2009, 11:11 AM
I agree - highlight films are exactly that. But Curry made A LOT of good plays in these hard to see, grainy videos. Ma'ga made some but seem to be involved in more gang tackles.

prough91
02-20-2009, 02:07 PM
Here's some good scouting on Curry here (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2009&id=23926&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl draft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fdraftyear%3d200 9%26id%3d23926) and
Maualuga here (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?id=24662&draftyear=2009&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl draft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fid%3d24662%26dr aftyear%3d2009)

Pro_Angler
02-20-2009, 10:44 PM
curry IMO is a better solid tackler. he wraps up much better. Maualuga will miss a lot of tackles in the NFL.

AussieChiefsFan
02-20-2009, 11:28 PM
I just checked them both out on youtube... Curry and Maualuga look pretty similar....always coming out of nowhere and making stops ie driving the RB/WR backwards. I have no idea - these guy look about as good as DJ looked coming out of college from what I saw.

Curry
YouTube - LB Aaron Curry Highlights Wake Forest 2008 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEwCf7huMgs)

Maualuga
YouTube - LB Rey Maualuga Highlights USC 2008 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp1dUZUMXxc&feature=related)Aaron Curry is AMAZING!

AkChief49
02-20-2009, 11:37 PM
I would have to go with Curry also. I would take Maualuga too, but he has played with a better supporting cast-Cushing, Matthews, Mays- and always with a bigger lead(not that the defense was not partly responsible).I just think Curry is a bit (maybe a lot) faster. Either would be a boost to our linebacker corps!

Chiefster
02-21-2009, 12:26 AM
Here's some good scouting on Curry here (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2009&id=23926&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl draft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fdraftyear%3d200 9%26id%3d23926) and
Maualuga here (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?id=24662&draftyear=2009&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl draft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fid%3d24662%26dr aftyear%3d2009)

You are the information highway!

Bike
02-21-2009, 12:58 AM
Here's some good scouting on Curry here (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2009&id=23926&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl draft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fdraftyear%3d200 9%26id%3d23926) and
Maualuga here (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?id=24662&draftyear=2009&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl draft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fid%3d24662%26dr aftyear%3d2009)
Can we have 'em both??:bananen_smilies046:

AussieChiefsFan
02-21-2009, 01:00 AM
You are the information highway!too right

prough91
02-21-2009, 05:46 AM
You are the information highway!

I do what I can.

hermhater
02-21-2009, 05:55 AM
I don't.