Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by rickochey, Apr 27, 2012.
wow ANOTHER REACH.. SORRY BUT AJ SUCKS!!!
Remember AJ is from Connecticut and went to Connecticut.
Haha it's not a reach, it's right about where he should go. There was even talk about him in the late 1st.
Exactly. He was projected to go late 1st/early 2nd. Just because a fan doesn't know the player or doesn't like the pick, doesn't make it a reach.
LOL........ 2nd round is not a reach. Another fan draft expert.
Some info on Reyes:
ROB RANG'S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 38. Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut: Reyes has been a standout throughout his career with the Huskies but really boosted his stock with an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl. Demonstrating the quickness and power there to translate well as a defensive tackle in the 4-3 or as a defensive end in the 3-4 alignment, Reyes' versatility and intangibles (two-time team captain) stand out at a position considered one of the 2012 draft's most talented. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
Reyes played both end and tackle in college and didn't impress scouts as a pass rush threat until he outplayed some of the best offensive linemen in the country at the Senior Bowl. He has good short-area quickness and will win most fights in a phone booth. This ability was demonstrated at the Combine, where he hoisted 225 pounds 36 times and surprised scouts with an unofficial 40 time of 4.79. Teams still appreciate his consistency against the run more than his threat as a pass rusher, however. Reyes arrived at Connecticut as a 245-pound, three-sport prep star (including basketball and track) and developed into a big body without losing his quickness and agility. He started 42 games at UConn ...
"Reach" = What some fans do, towards their backsides, to pull nuggets of draft expertise.
Oh, and Wednesday Connecticut abolished their death penalty.
Relevant? Probably no more or less so than other Connecticut observations...
It was a reach. ESPN was shocked and didn't have any info on him.. lol just like Larry English.
Gruden on ESPN (39 seconds after pick announced): "...I like this pick."
(other than the reality, you're dead on)
Chargers' front seven gets better
April, 27, 2012
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
The San Diego Chargers are letting the draft board come to them and in return for their patience, their defense is getting better.
The Chargers followed up the fabulous choice of South Carolina pass-rusher Melvin Ingram at No. 18 on Thursday by taking Connecticut defensive lineman Kendall Reyes at No. 49 on Friday.
These two players will enhance San Diego’s front seven. Reyes has a chance to be an impact player; Denver was considering him at No. 36.
Reyes is flexible and can play both defensive tackle and end in the 3-4. He gives San Diego another young defensive lineman. Reyes, Corey Liuget (the Chargers' top pick last year), Cam Thomas and Vaughn Martin have a chance to grow up together, all the while watching Ingram create havoc on the perimeter.
Things are looking up on San Diego’s defense.
You can never have too many DTs, especially in a 3-4. Need someone who could take on double teams and free up rushers.
Ive come around to him already. 36 on the bench second behind dontari Poe and runs 4.95 great hands and feet. What not to like??
No at 298 he is most deffinatly not staying at DT he will be a solid DE tho.
Can't he bulk up or something? Either way, I'm cool with moving to DE.
39 seconds... that has to be the record of 'ummmmmm'
He's your future starting DE alongside Liuget. He is like Castillo but better value, better motor, better production and a better all around player. It wasn't as big of a need BUT there was no safety of value unless you wanted to move Lavonte David and there weren't any real OL there. He's a great pick, AJ is having a hell of a draft
The NFL is a copycat league, and the Gnats have won 2 Superbowls in 5 years with a myriad of defensive linemen, who they could rotate in and keep fresh, providing constant pressure on opposing quarterbacks - the more guys we have who can pressure the passer, the shorter amount time our secondary will have to cover and the better off our defense will be.
AJ should have gone after LaMicheal from Oregon, he could have replaced Sproles very nicely. With Mathews always hurt we could have used this guy as a great speedster.
Id actluay like to see him put on 10 lbs to be more convinced he is a solid 3-4 DE.
And it works, too.
I agree with the pressure but the level of talent this kid played against was not. He will become just another back up.
Sorry, I was assuming you'd seen the show. (I obviously just cut to the chase)
Berman started with about 10 seconds of (mostly positive) commentary.
Gruden followed with 32 seconds of (mostly positive) commentary.
Kiper followed with 37 seconds of (very positive "You could make an argument that he's the most athletic defensive lineman in this draft") commentary.
Berman threw out "relentless," closing with another 15 seconds of (mostly positive) commentary.
So, no, ESPN had plenty on Reyes, was very positive about him, and your mystery "ummm" just didn't happen.
Again, aside from entirely misrepresenting what ESPN said, to support using
an ill-fitting term like "reach," you totally nailed it.
If you're determined to keep calling a guy a "reach" (who many predicted would be taken before the 49th pick) then you're just making up a new definition of the word. "Reach" does not mean you just don't like a pick, or that you're cranky about a pick from 5 years ago that didn't pan out. You've staked out what looks like a silly position to me...so I won't argue it further.
I am watching. I am just sick of all these players that we reach/draft never pan out. I know that coaching has everything to do with getting the most out of your players but what happened to dobbins, Siler, Olshansky, Castillo, English,amongst others? We had so many people that were either hyped or depressed with these picks. AJ has had a LOT of failure.
And alot of success as well - his 2004 draft garnered him NFL Executive of the Year honors, and the '05 draft produced several quality starters in the NFL, even if some of them are now on other teams.
Dobbins if I remember right was a 5th round pick...Wasn't exactly a reach.
Siler if I remember right was a 7th round pick? So wasn't exactly a reach.
Lets not talk about Brandon Siler or Nick Roach or even Tim (yes he did recover that Cutler fumble) Dobbins. Great players and I would still welcome back Siler and Legadu and Seji Ajirotutu (see that I even kno how to spell his name wout lookin it up) to the team any time now.
John Butler set up AJ for that draft. All AJ had to do was execute. Since that draft AJ has gone down hill. AJ is no JB.
JB passed in 2003. So AJ executed that draft (Sammy Davis). So much for your wisdom.
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