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The 25th pick

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Bolts4lyfe, Mar 30, 2014.

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With the 25th pick the San Diego Chargers select.........................

  1. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

    18.2%
  2. Louis Nix, Nt, Notre Dame

    27.3%
  3. Dee Ford, DE/OLB, Auburn

    9.1%
  4. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

    27.3%
  5. Other Option

    18.2%
  1. Bolts4lyfe

    Bolts4lyfe BoltTalker

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    Just want to get some feed back on who you would like the Chargers select, Would be appreciate if you can throw in your input on your pick and why you would select them if all those players were available
     
  2. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    I'm going Verrett, lets get some swagger back in this defense.
     
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  3. Lance19

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    Gee, given your fresh new avatar, I'm having a hell of a time figuring out which way you're leaning! ;)
     
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  4. Bolts4lyfe

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    Peshek: CB Metrics 1.0 & 2.0


    Since Fuller and Verrett are my top two guys I'm going put them head to head

    The Trinity of CB Stats
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    - Racking up maybe the most solid overall resume within the ‘trinity’ of stats, Jason Verrett capitalized heavily on his ball skills. He broke up one out of every 2.75 targets which makes him the best ballhawk of this group, if not the entire CB class


    - Fuller’s metrics here instantly stand out. His pass defense rate, where he gets his hands on one out of every 3 targets, is best for second in the two tiers behind only Jason Verrett. He was targeted more often than every other CB, but his leading burn rate of 24% more than makes up for it. With that stat, he edges out Darqueze Dennard for the least burned CB in this class.


    Where the Ball was Thrown?
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    - Verrett on the other hand was targeted much more in the intermediate 11-20 yard zone where 38% of his total targets came. You’d rather your DB not be giving up those crucial, NFL style throws, so we’ll check in on his defensive prowess there in the next section as well.

    - Kyle Fuller’s distribution is pretty normal except for an increased percentage of targets in the intermediate zone of 11-20 yards. This could either be a bad thing if he’s getting beat by NFL type throws or positive if he defended them well.


    How Did the DBs Defend Those Throws?

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    - We can check in on Verrett’s intermediate completion percentage, per the last section here. In the 11-20 yard zone he allowed a 31.58% of passes to be completed, which is above-average. Given how often he was targeted in that intermediate zone and an average completion percentage, that’s definitely something to keep an eye on when watching film.

    - The 100% completion percentage on short passes for Fuller may look concerning, but it’s likely a product of the coverage at Virginia Tech. Fuller often played 6-10 yards off the LOS, ceding shorter throws to the opponent. More impressive here is that Fuller only gave up 7.14% of targets in the 11-20 yard zone. That means he was challenged 14 times and beat only once on those NFL type throws.

    Where Did They Line Up?
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    - Verrett may have the least experience playing a variety of techniques. He was lined up 1-5 yards off the line of scrimmage slightly more than half the time. He still had a decent amount of snaps where he played press – around 16% of the time.

    - As mentioned earlier, Fuller played nearly 57% of his snaps 6-10 yards off the line of scrimmage. Although this led to many short completions, his quickness allows him to play off the ball and still make plays.
     
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