Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by Goldfield, Apr 2, 2020.
If we drafted Brown, would Brown and Phillips play outside, with Peters inside at NT?
I would think so, although there was the one thread earlier that had Phillips at NT. At that size, I think all three would be interchangeable. It sounds fantastic to have that kind of size up front in this division.
That would be my guess, but at that point they would be pretty interchangeable along the line. All of those guys are capable of playing NT or DE in a 3/4.
I think adding Phillips to Peters is already going to have a big impact on the defense as a whole...and adding Brown or even Kinlaw could increase it that much more. I am a big Zach Allen fan, so I'm hoping that he is going to become a long term starter...but you need a stable of good defensive linemand and Peters is only under contract 1 more year and wont play forever.
Adding Brown would give us IMO an above average NFL D-Lineman at the very least. I do not think he is going to be Aaron Donald or Chris Jones, but I don't think he is going to be a bust either. In terms of impacting a game from the defensive side of the ball, I go Young, Simmons, Okudah, and Brown....so as long as we don't pass on one of those three I would be fine with taking him as a building block for the future.
It would allow us to bring Zack Allen off the bench. Good starters with depth
Yeah, it'd be great to take someone a little smaller and have him in on passing downs, bringing what is said to be a really high motor. 2021 could see Allen-Brown-Phillips if Peters moves on, too.
I think Brown is a natural NT but we can get creative. Phillips is a wild card. I do like the idea of Peters being fresher with less reps/responsibility should we draft Brown.
Brown is ranked so highly because he is so strong and so disruptive. It's not always about the sack count. Bucky Brooks says Brown reminds him of how strong and disruptive Reggie White was (and he played with White). If Brown could be 9/10ths of a Reggie SOMEDAY, it would suck to pass him up.
Brown is my first pick if available. Then Wills
I think Peters would be moved to the right DE spot but they may all be interchangeable?
Brown played most of his snaps at Auburn as a Nose tackle. It's far from automatic that he's going to be some great pass rushing 3 tech.
Considering he's never topped 4.5 sacks and his poor combine it's much more likely Brown is a good run stuffing DT in the league.
I think Kinlaw has more upside as a pass rusher.
and I would disagree. 31.5 tackles for loss to go with 11.5 sacks over the past years vs 17 and 10 for Kinlaw would be how I support that disagreement. Also, one dude has been the dude that teams scheme against for two full off-seasons while the other has not.
Kinlaw was the only talent on his D line. He got double and triple teams all the time which is why his stats aren't the same. Brown never had that.
There are similar vids on this board with Derrick Brown facing the same thing. Facts are that Brown has produced significantly more negative plays than Kinlaw over the past three season.
This might be an Unpopular Opinion, but I think that DL might be a more pressing need for the Cardinals than OL is.
I'm also not sold on any of the defensive FAs that were signed either...time will tell, I suppose.
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