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Rd 3, Pick 89 (25): LB Terrell Bernard, Baylor


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10 hours ago, CountDorkula said:

probably like me and dont have cable.

 

I had ABC on but also had my phone up with NFL app.

 

I had ABC for quite awhile, but gave up when the Bills drafted in round 2 and all they were doing was interviewing Derek Houff about Dancing

 

Then switched to ESPN

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1 minute ago, GolfandBills said:

Are you a scout?  

 

 

I used to be a recruiting assistant at the D1 level who knows multiple NFL Scouts. So yes I used to scout High Schoolers that we recruited to an FBS level school.

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extract from Beast - Brugler - rated him 4th round - number 12 LB

 

First Team All-Big 12; Led team in tackles; Missed one game due to knee injury; Team captain; Sugar Bowl MVP

 

STRENGTHS: Plays with plus speed and range … moves well laterally to track the football up-and-down the line of scrimmage … trusts his eyes and diagnoses quickly vs. the run to fill (Rhule: “He’s just a great football mind.”) … resets his vision well to adjust his movement patterns on the fly … has the foot quickness to give blockers the slip … alert and active in zone coverage with smooth coverage transitions … flow-fast blitzer who finished his career No. 3 in school history in sacks (16.5) … adequate length and tackling strength with room to add bulk … wants to be a strength coach after his playing days and invests in his conditioning … disciplined by nature and was a senior captain (head coach Dave Aranda: “When I think of the heart, soul, and character of our team, I think of him.”) … productive with a pair of 100-tackle seasons on his résumé.

 

WEAKNESSES: Lacks ideal size by NFL standards … adequate vision, but his anticipation is lacking … tends to see the ball through a straw and must do a better job locating impending blockers … doesn’t have explosive hands when attacking blocks … overaggressive downhill and can get sucked up too far or out-leveraged on the edge … reactive in coverage and can be caught flat-footed in man-to-man … battled through several injuries in college: suffered a season-ending fractured shoulder nd torn labrum that required surgery (November 2020); broke his right hand that required surgery (November 2019), but didn’t miss any time; missed one game as a senior because of a knee scope (September 2021); redshirted in 2017 after breaking his foot … didn’t play on kickoff coverage in college.

 

SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Baylor, Bernard was the weakside linebacker in head coach Dave Aranda’s 3-3-5 base scheme and played mostly to the field side. He consistently filled up the stat sheet with 8.4 tackles per game over the past three seasons, and both of his head coaches in Waco (Rhule and Aranda) were eager to praise his leadership and integrity. Bernard is always involved in plays because of his play speed and inside-out range, showing the ability to unlock and accelerate in any direction. He tends to be too reactive at times and doesn’t have the play strength or heavy hands to quickly dispose of blockers at the point of attack. Overall, Bernard is undersized and doesn’t have the anticipation of a playmaker, but he has disciplined eyes and athletic range to cover space, projecting as a fourth linebacker and potential down-the-road NFL starter

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I don't know what to think (I never do) - but special teams is too often overlooked as a reason to prioritize players.  Having a leader & impact player in that unit could be big reasoning here.

 

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Total McDermott pick

 

Baylor’s coach Dave Aranda is a close buddy of McD.

 

I think this is a poor pick being the third round is early for him. they must have been worried he would go prior to our fifth round pick.

 

However, last pick McDermott got Aranda’s insight on was Tre White as he had been Tre’s DC at LSU. So let’s hope they know a lot more than we do!

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Won't lie, this is a very disappointing draft so far. It seems the attitude is "We have Josh Allen, so who needs playmakers on offense. And while we're at it, let's draft a 5th rounder in the 3rd."

 

Are we becoming the Packers of the AFC?

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