Five early round NFL draft picks that are likely to be slow starters

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  1. DKphin

    DKphin A True Fan Donator

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...aft-picks-that-are-likely-to-be-slow-starters
     
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    I disagree that Harris is better suited as an OLB. He's a DE. He just needs to add some bulk. Pass rushers, in general, start slow. That's why you draft them before you need them.
     
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    Agreed - not to mention WRs, RBs, QBs, CBs.....well ****.

    In most years I'd say about 75% of the early draft picks start slow. This time of year we're going to see a lot of the same stuff repurposed into new articles lol. Seems like this guy is saying the same thing we've heard repeatedly on the forum and elsewhere, that Harris may not hold up well enough in the run game to get on the field in early down situations. That could develop over the season, or maybe it takes a year. Regardless if he makes a handful of disrupting plays per week, we're getting exactly what we drafted him for, and just have to hope he can build on that.
     
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    He's definitely a DE. He could very well get a off to a slow start however because of lack of playing time due to having Wake, Branch, and Hayes playing ahead of him on many plays.
     
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    the guy is not a olb. they want him to be aldon smith or think he is like him. harris is going to be fine. just has to get stout against the run and he will be fine. the guy has only been playing for what 4 or 5 years, he is a freak
     
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    He's probably going to start as a pass rush specialist. Just like Cam Wake did...I can see Harris getting 5 sacks in that role this year.
     
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    Harris will be on the field wreaking havoc in long yardage situations. Maybe limited overall snaps, but not a "slow start."
     
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    He might start slow as in limited snaps but I think he's rather polished so he shouldn't start slow
     
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    Good thing Wake will be there to mentor him. If Miami was inexperienced at DE I'd be much more concerned.
     
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    It's going to be a tough challenge to fend off two quick pass rushers...one from each side...I see a problem blocking BOTH Wake and Harris consistently...quick passing game from the opponents...maybe some draws or screens....the middle of our dline will feast if the opponent is focusing on these two ends....hope our linebackers have the athleticism and read skills to clean up
     
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    He's barely athletic enough to be a DE but OLB is his best position? Someone paid him to write that.
     
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    I don't see Harris as a slow starter actually. While he doesn't have veteran polish, he has a very solid array of pass rush moves for a rookie, and he is destined to start as a pass rush specialist ... sooooo, I can see him starting off quickly. If I were to pick a Dolphin, it would be Cordrea Tankersley. The guy is going to look impressive in tight in-your-face press man, and needs a lot of work in space, where I'm sure teams will exploit him. Think Tony Lippett vs. AJ Green ... yeah, that rough. But, I doubt that 3rd round draft picks are the types they want for that article.

    Then again, it's Lance Zierlein, and he doesn't rate our draft very well. So, it's no surprise he harshes on us. Time will tell who is right, but my money is on the Dolphins draft class. I respect Zierlein, but disagree with his assessment of our class.
     
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    Harris will be fine. If Wake can't go for some reason this will look like a very very good pick.
     

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