The Broncos are set with pass rushers in Miller and Dumervil, but need help in the middle at DT. I debated giving Peyton Manning another weapon in Stanford TE Fleener, but the Broncos' biggest weakness on defense is up front, in the middle. With Worthy, they get a player with a ton of potential, but someone who was at times inconsistent in college. He will always demand attention from the opponents' OL. Explosive at the snap. He's better at stopping the run than rushing the passer, and that's what the Broncos need.
With the 26th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select Nick Perry DE/OLB of USC.
Good repertoire of moves
Quick get off
Strong bull rush
Nice pad level
Turns the corner well
Has the strength to anchor and hold his ground vs. the run
Physical run defender who holds the edge
Smooth fit as a 4-3 defensive end
Rushes with good leverage
Wanted a reciever for them but Wright's off the board so I took a pass rusher that can replace Mario Williams and work well with Brooks Reed and Connor Barwin
I'll make the pick for the Pats since no one else wanted to step up and to get the draft sped up.
With the 28th pick, the New England Patriots select,
DE Melvin Ingram, out of South Carolina
Versatility. Ingram has an uncommon blend of speed and overall athleticism for a big man. Parlayed with a strong motor and instincts that have allowed him to lineup in numerous positions across the field, Ingram is around the ball often. He is quick off the snap and technically refined working the line of scrimmage, the type of lineman who can continuously defeat blocks to play the run or pass and make plays.
The weaknesses in Ingramís play as a defensive tackle are all about physical limitations such as height, weight and arm length. His short arms and size make it tough for him to eliminate double teams playing inside, and there are uncertainties about his effectiveness there at the next level. He'll also have to prove he has the first step to play defensive end and the movement skills to be moved to linebacker
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With the 29th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Peter Konz, Center out of Wisconsin.
Road-grading run blocker
Quick release off of line
Hits blocks on second level
Anchors well against bull rushes
Proper knee bend
Good pad level
Didn't play many elite speed rushers
How much did system contribute to his success?
Ankle injury is worth examining