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Ideal Head Coaches and First Round Picks.


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1. Seattle OC Darrell Bevell and Clemson QB Tajh Boyd.

-- Bevell has experience with mobile quarterbacks and works to the strength of his players. Boyd has a very similiar skillset to Seattle QB Russell Wilson. Boyd would be a good fit for Bevell's system.

"STRENGTHS: Possesses a compact build that makes him potentially better suited to handling big hits than taller, lankier passers. Efficient set-up and despite a slight wind-up the ball jumps out of his hand.

Very good velocity overall, especially on in-breaking routes at the intermediate and deep level. Shows good touch to loft passes over the heads of linebackers and under safeties over the middle.

Good ball placement. Generally hits his receivers in stride or leads them away from the defender. Quick feet, showing good footwork to step into his throws and escape pressure when needed.

Good poise in and outside of the pocket. Is willing to step up in the pocket to avoid outside pressure and generally keeps his eyes downfield. Creative passer, who can flick the ball (Brett Favre-style) to get rid of it as he's being pressured.

Talented runner. More elusive than his frame would indicate, showing lateral agility and surprising burst. Powerful runner who isn't afraid to lower his shoulder for needed yardage. Keeps his legs driving through contact.

Very tough. Reportedly lost 20 pounds in preparation for the 2012 season. Had been characterized as a team leader in the past but improved in this regard in 2012, demonstrating a more even-keel demeanor throughout games.

WEAKNESSES: Shorter than ideal. Most of his passes are relatively easy throws; i.e. screens, in-cutting routes across the middle, etc. Rarely asked to drive the ball from the opposite hash across the field.

Has a bit of a wind-up. Takes the vast majority of his snaps out of the shotgun. Surrounded by playmaking receivers who can turn his short passes into long gains.

Drops his eyes and looks to run too early rather than exhausting his passing options. Needs to improve upon his accuracy on the move.

COMPARES TO: Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks -- Like Wilson, Boyd will have to fight through the stereotype of short quarterbacks to earn his chance in the NFL. But he possesses the other athletic traits needed and showed improved decision-making and leadership traits in 2012."

--Rob Rang



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2. Ex-Bears HC Lovie Smith and Mizzou DE Kony Easly

--Lovie Smith had alot of Success in Chicago. He relied on a mean, stingy defense and a balanced offense, Easly is a great pass rusher that could add to our already mean front four. Jurrell Casey has done his best Warren Sapp impression this year and Derrick Morgan has come on strong. We need to upgrade opposite of Morgan and Easly would be that.

"STRENGTHS: Ealy's athleticism jumps off the tape. Operating at LDE for the Tigers, Ealy showed good initial quickness off the snap to force right tackles into respecting his speed rush. He also has a quick spin move back to the inside to complement his speed. Perhaps best of all, when he gets a lane, Ealy closes quickly on the ball-carrier.

WEAKNESSES: Ealy is prone to coming off the snap too high, making himself vulnerable to cut blocks. He also spends too much time battling with blockers at the line of scrimmage, needing to improve his hand play to disengage quicker, as well as showing better awareness of where the ball is headed."

--ROB RANG



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3. San Francisco OC Greg Roman and Michigan OT Taylor Lewan

-- Greg Roman is also very innovative and a pretty solid Quarterback developer. While Colin Kaepernick has struggled some recently, he still shows flashes of greatnes. Another OC with experience dealing with mobile quarterbacks. In this Scenario we take the best OT available in Lewan and draft a quarterback like Brett Hundley or David Fales in a later round to compete with Locker

"STRENGTHS: With good height and length, he looks the part and has the frame to play on the left side at the next level, adding nearly 50 pounds since his senior year in high school. Possesses quick feet. A former defensive lineman, Lewan is known as a self-starter with a mean streak and nasty attitude on the field, but also became more of a leader as a junior in 2012.

He keeps his head on a swivel and has the competitive drive to win one-on-one battles. Demonstrates enough lateral agility and balance in his kick-slide to maintain the edge, while also possessing the strength to lock up his opponent.

WEAKNESSES: Needs to stay focused to cut down on penalties and use proper footwork and technique, not simply relying on his natural ability. Struggled with jab-steps and counters back inside when battling South Carolina star pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney in the Outback Bowl, and didn't excel in high-profile matchups against Alabama and Ohio State earlier in 2012. Tends to drop his head upon contact.

COMPARES TO: Jake Long, LT, Dolphins: Lewan looks like the second coming of Long wearing No. 77 in the Michigan maize and blue. Lewan, who only made the switch to offensive line as a senior in high school, is certainly behind the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 draft in terms of development, but the size, athleticism and mentality are in place to resume the Wolverines' tradition of churning out quality NFL offensive linemen."

--Dane Brugler & Rob Rang

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