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  •  ESPN looked at all 32 teams (21+ / 0-)

    They seem to think the Buffalo Bills have the highest need for Sam. They also think Miami has enough defensive ends already, so the chances are low.

    It will be REALLY interesting to see the fallout in Miami from the Wells report.

    •  Bills, Steelers & Chargers (7+ / 0-)

      In my book are the 1-2-3.

      The problem Sams runs into isn't his talent or any of these issues, it's that there aren't a lot of teams with DE needs this year; a lot of contracts went down, and so if he were a WR or a Corner, he'd be way higher in the draft.  Just how it goes.

      But The Bills are the ones who actually have need.   The Steelers, in my book are next because they have good positions but injury problems and contracts that lapse at the end of the year, and the Chargers would like the pickup and it would let them let go of other more expensive talent that hasn't paid off.

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 08:43:22 PM PST

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      •  Look for Sam to be a LB in a 3-4 defense. (5+ / 0-)

        That's where most scouts are placing him.

        If he can make a transition to the middle, look to the Bears to draft him.

        "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

        by zenbassoon on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 09:03:18 PM PST

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      •  Ya, remember how we were told Manti Te'o (1+ / 0-)
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        Was going to be a huge distraction for whatever team drafted him last year due to his personal life?  Pittsburgh drafted him and he was never the slightest bit of a distraction.  This is why organizations like New England and Pittsburgh run like clockwork where other organizations fail.  A quality NFL team can put aside perceived "distractions" and work with the best talent available.  Pittsburgh would probably be a good fit for Sam.

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        by ChadmanFL on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 10:54:04 PM PST

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        •  The Steelers (2+ / 0-)
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          Would be the best place for him to go.   I hate to say this, but if you're in the NFL draft, there are some places you don't want to go.

          Even when Kansas City was down, you have a loyal fan base and it's a community that will prop players up, they show up.  I don't think a player would blink at going to Houston or even Tennessee.

          But if you were to ask players where they want to avoid, Buffalo, Oakland, and Jacksonville are high on the list.   Low fan base support, bad scheme with staffs that are in high pressure mode and no real prospects for a turn around soon.

          Going to any of those places you have to play great.. because they are missing so many pieces that you're always at risk of looking bad.

          Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

          by Chris Reeves on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 11:16:39 PM PST

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        •  Actally... (1+ / 0-)
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          Dave in Northridge

          San Diego drafted Te'o. But your point is understood.

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