Nix visits Bears

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  1. Grizzblue

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    Biggs just reported via twitter.

    Hope this is a smokescreen, seems like a real JA pick to me.
     
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    Grizz, It could be, but I don't think it would be a JA pick, necessarily. IF the D scheme is a 4-3 UNDER then AND Allen came to play next to Ratliff, then the team has their RDE and DT MORE set then NT. Also the team has stated they wanted to play SOME 3-4, so they still need a 3-4 NT, Paea and Ratliff won't cut it there so why not go w/a guy that could play NT in a 4-3 and 3-4? It's actually a good backup plan for the team if the draft falls wrong, which is possible.
     
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    Well they can bring in 30 guys and at least some of them will be players who are just that. A smokescreen. Never hurts to window shop and kick the tires a bit to see what he's like in an interview. In many cases they do this for future reference. If four years from now Nix is still around and productive, we need a wide body NT, and he becomes a FA then they have some familiarity with him and an idea of whether or not he's got his shit together. Also to check out his injury status.

    Of course they could also have just had him in to sample pizza and tell them whether he liked the traditional "cracker crust" or "deep dish" better. I'd shit if we drafted this kid. I don't want another lineman more concerned with whether it's Taco Tuesday or $1 Double Cheeseburger Thursday and to me this kid is the defensive equivalent of that goofy ass JWebb. He busted his ass to get down to 325lbs now but he's been 350lbs before and at that weight he'll be useless to most teams.
     
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    Smokescreen and a pretty poor one at that.
    We aren't drafting Nix. Nor should we.
     
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    I don't claim to know much (and I'm right every time I claim that), but one thing I am pretty darned sure of is that Emery really does educate himself on all of his choices before he makes a decision and his decisions are very educated ones. Nix can be one of the top DT choices and if some other choices are not there, I think it's just smart to know what you have in Nix. I am fairly certain he will still be there at 14, so it is smart to know if you want to pick him or not when the time comes, especially if you don;t have a possible trade.
     
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    BiH, that's the other thing, what if a worst case scenerio happens and Dix/Pryor and Donald are all off the board? Dennard apparently had some kind of surgery on the off season so his stock is actually falling. So your top 3 could possibly be all off the board, and your cb safety valve might be dropping b/c of inj concerns, so who do you draft then? Gotta get the others in.

    It well could be a smoke screen, but it could just be a a safety valve incase everything falls bad; and it's not like the team couldn't use a NT also, why is Paea looked at as safe; unless the team runs a different 4-3 scheme from last year Allen and Ratliff are your starting RDE/DT(btw it is fully possible they play a different scheme from last year), so that means the only DL not changing from last year is NT; why?
     
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    Sure he will and long after that too. He's not even worth a top 20 pick to anyone and less than that to us. Hageman would be a better pick for the Bears than Nix and that's not saying much. To take either of those guys in the top 20 would be a huge risk for whoever took them. I wouldn't even have them on my 1st round list period.
     
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    Yeah... I'm looking at it the same way. Whether or not I want to see him pick Nix at 14, I still like that he is looking at him. FOr all I know, he may think that Nix might be there with our second pick, although I doubt it.
     
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    Or he's looking at guys in case they trade out of the 14 pick. Anyways it could be a smoke screen also, I just don't think it's that simple, a smoke screen would be more along the lines of Ealy or Ebron. I think Nix is a possiblility in some situations.
     
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    Even if he was I still won't take him houston. I don't believe this kid is another B.J. Raji or Vince Wilfork and sure not a Haloti Ngata. I'd say he's a lot more like the Fridge only fatter from the very start. I don't trust that this kid will keep his weight down and right now we have no need at all for a two gap NT. He'd be a wasted pick.
     
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