- Oct 11, 2008
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Interesting prospect. Any of you guys know about him? Looks strong yet quick and athletic.
3-tech could become a position of need if the Saints lose Onyemetta in Free Agency, and of course we don't know how Rankins' will bounce back from an achilles and ankle injury in back to back years.Even if it is not a position of need, improving the pass rush would make a bigger difference than any other of the so called position of needs. I say this because Payton can always design plays to have a good offense but when the Saints D lacks pressure on theQB they are below avg.
According to PFF Javon Hargreave would be an upgrade over Onyematta anyway.3-tech could become a position of need if the Saints lose Onyemetta in Free Agency, and of course we don't know how Rankins' will bounce back from an achilles and ankle injury in back to back years.
Regardless Drafting for need is not a sound strategy, but if the Saints somehow managed to get Kinlaw it would definitely bolster your rotation and help give pressure up the middle something that was lacking last season. Other than Rankins, there isn't another Defensive Line that fits what Kinlaw does.. which is be a disruptive gap shooter; providing immediate interior pressure.
I don't think Kinlaw makes it out of the top 15 though; there are early rumblings the Jets, Colts, Bucs are all heavily interested in him; and they all desperately need D-line help.
Are you referring to Rankins (25) or Cam (31) ? Rankins is only 25 years old, so definitely not old .. but you are right a common disturbing trend in his young career has been serious lower body injuries./sarcasm. But I’d love that team above!
And I’d love Kinlaw. I’m not sold on Rankins or our D line in general as our stud is getting old and he’s the only non injury prone we have there (knock on wood).
And yes. That was my last Madden draft the other day. ?
I got rid of all the current players I can’t stand and traded em for picks.
Are you referring to Rankins (25) or Cam (31) ? Rankins is only 25 years old, so definitely not old .. but you are right a common disturbing trend in his young career has been serious lower body injuries.
2016 - Rookie year missed the first 7 games with a Broken Fibula suffered in pre-season
2018 - Suffered a Torn-Achilles in the Divisional round playoffs after a career regular season
2019 - Undisclosed Ankle Injury suffered in Week 14 ended season on Injured Reserve
I am concerned about his future going forward with the team this is his 5th year option season so he will become an Unrestricted Free agent after this year, so it is crucial for him to have a bounce back season for him to shed the injury-prone label and come into a nice Second contract.
On a sidenote I always thought he was carrying around too much weight for his frame; just by look you would think he has the body type of a Linebacker, or Big Safety but just bulked up to 300 lbs. which may be why he keeps having leg/foot injuries. (I don't know I could be completely off base here and maybe he's just really un-lucky so far)