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5. ROSS PIERSCHBACHER, Alabama (6-3 ½, 307, 5.22, 5-6): Fifth-year senior, four-year starter. “When you’re getting into the seventh round you can take a guy like him who played at a high level and started every game (57) in college,” said one scout. “Durable, smart (Wonderlic of 26), tough. Can play multiple positions, none of them well. But he can do it. Or do you take the talented, inconsistent, maybe not very smart guy with some up side who can excite you but also can kick you in the (bleep)? I don’t like the player but I do think he’ll go in the late rounds just because he started (every) game and can play guard or center, smart as heck, no maintenance. It’s going to be a hard cut with him.” Saban went all the way to Cedar Falls, Iowa to recruit him. His first 42 starts were at guard before the move to center in 2018. Other scouts dismiss him. “If he was not from Alabama he wouldn’t even be talked about,” said one. “He’s overachiever personified. He just works and works and works. He’s got no feet, no balance.” Short arms (32 1/8), too.

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5 minutes ago, DWinzit said:

I think Amani was selected by Detroit earlier in the round

Missed that. Great value for the Lions.

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1 minute ago, Morrison J said:

Missed that. Great value for the Lions.

For sure. There still seem to be a few values at ILB, TE and for what ever reason Harmon

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14. COLE HOLCOMB, North Carolina (6-1, 231, 4.49, 4-5): Former walk-on from New Smyrna Beach, Fla., who ended up starting three of his four seasons. “He moves around pretty good,” said one scout. “Played with toughness. He’s a hustler. Testing well definitely helps his cause.” Wasn’t invited to the combine but excelled at pro day in Chapel Hill. Besides the 4.49, he went 39 ½ in the vertical jump and put up an 11-0 broad jump that led the position. Wonderlic of 27. Finished with 327 tackles (15 ½ for loss), 2 ½ sacks and five takeaways. 

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https://www.nfl.com/prospects/cole-holcomb?id=3219484f-4c00-6318-dfc2-c03b54847fbe

 

Holcomb has been a productive player for the Tar Heels despite having to earn his roster spot as a walk-on. The Florida native redshirted in 2014 before becoming a special teams stalwart the next season (15 tackles). Eventually earning that scholarship, Holcomb went on to lead the team in tackles in 2016 (115, five for loss, five pass breakups in 13 starts), 2017 (93, 2.5 for loss, three pass breakups in 11 starts) and 2018 (105, 8.0, one sack, four pass breakups in 11 starts). Holcomb ranked in the top 10 nationally with four forced fumbles his senior year.  

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Posted (edited)

Matching the picks to their visits -- there seems to be zero correlation.  If anything it tells you what positions they prioritize but for the most part they are picking players they haven't met with -- with the exception of Haskins,

Brugler

 

19. COLE HOLCOMB | North Carolina 6012 | 231 lbs. | rSR. New Smyrna Beach, Fla. (NSB) 6/30/1996 (age 22.83) #36 BACKGROUND: A no-star recruit out of high school, Cole Holcomb, who was born in Charlotte, was a two-sport letterman at New Smyrna Beach (high school teammate of 2019 safety prospect D’Cota Dixon), playing football and soccer. He played mostly safety and tight end and earned Second Team All-County as a senior. Holcomb received one FBS-level scholarship (Air Force) and several offers from FCS-level programs, but he wanted to play in a power-five conference. He originally agreed to walk on at Duke, but that fell through and he was left scrambling to find a team. North Carolina took a chance and he redshirted in 2014 and earned a starting role in 2016, leading the team in tackles three straight years. Holcomb accepted his invitation to the 2019 East-West Shrine Game. YEAR (GP/GS) TKLS TFL SACK FF PD INT NOTES 2014: Redshirted 2015: (14/0) 15 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 2016: (13/13) 115 5.0 1.0 0 5 0 2017: (11/11) 93 2.5 0.5 0 3 0 2018: (11/10) 105 8.0 1.0 4 4 0 Second Team All-ACC Total: (49/34) 328 15.5 2.5 4 12 0 HT WT ARM HAND WING 40-YD 20-YD 10-YD VJ BJ SS 3C BP COMBINE N/A (not invited) PRO DAY 6012 231 31 3/8 09 7/8 77 1/4 4.51 2.63 1.59 39 1/2 11’00” 4.14 6.77 22 (vertical result is from Regional Combine) [165]

 

STRENGTHS: Above-average athleticism with play speed that matches his timed speed…plus lateral range, mirroring the running back to the hole…gap sound due to outstanding eyes and anticipation…intelligence like his is mandatory for the position…sees through blockers…rarely fooled by eye candy and won’t take himself out of plays…drops his pads and fills to take on lead blockers…determined chaser and unleashes violence as a tackler…refuses to be out-worked and can be trusted to give top effort each down…consistently productive and averaged 8.9 tackles per start the last three seasons.

 

WEAKNESSES: Average size dimensions, lacking ideal length…overeager in pursuit and arrives too hot, allowing runners to shake him…needs to better calm his feet to break down on the move…more of a hug-and-wrestle tackler rather than an explode, lift and drive player…undeveloped take-on skills and late to disengage…hyperfocused on the ballcarrier and late to anticipate road blocks…too reactive in coverage, struggling to take chances or challenge throws…his gaudy tackle production compared to his meager numbers in coverage matches the tape.

 

SUMMARY: A three-year starter at North Carolina, Holcomb earned the Tar Heels’ starting WILL linebacker role as a sophomore and led the team in tackles each of the last three seasons. He went from 120 pounds as a high school freshman to an 185-pound walk-on to a 231-pound NFL prospect, consistently surpassing expectations and out-working others. Although he will find himself out of control as a tackler, Holcomb senses what is about to happen to quickly press and mirror without wasted motion. He has room to develop his recognition skills in coverage, but quickly finds his landmarks and has upside vs. the pass. Overall, Holcomb needs to become more efficient shedding and finishing, but he is a natural run defender with the athletic profile desired at the next level, projecting as a special teamer and solid backup. GRADE: 5th-6th Round 

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Love is a gamble

Martin is country strong

Pierschbacher is hard to spell

Holcomb is wholesome

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Posted (edited)
1 minute ago, dswerdlw said:

Love is a gamble

 

I think that's a Billy Ray Cyrus song...

Edited by DiscoBob

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1 minute ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Isn't it always ?

Love, yeah, brings you to your knees,

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4 minutes ago, dswerdlw said:

Love is a gamble

Martin is country strong

 

 

3 minutes ago, DiscoBob said:

 

I think that's a Billy Ray Cyrus song...

 

I guess that means Bryce Love is "Country Strong" too

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Been a way a  good part of the day. Looks like the Redskins did some trading. Anyone have info on that? Did we gain or lose any more 2020 picks?

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1 minute ago, Burgold said:

Been a way a  good part of the day. Looks like the Redskins did some trading. Anyone have info on that? Did we gain or lose any more 2020 picks?

 

We didn't trade anything today.

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Posted (edited)

Come in Brrrrrrrruuuuce, your the real mastermind at the park.  We want that guy ... everyone!  We want that guy, we want that guy, we want that guy... you know? that irrelevant 6th round camp fodder!

Edited by DiscoBob
Cerrato for president!

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22 minutes ago, bowhunter said:

How far is Kelvin Harmon gonna fall?

 

Seriously, it’s weird. Hope we grab him in a couple picks, we’re up soon.

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19 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

We didn't trade anything today.

Huh? I thought we had a two sixes?

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