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Van Smith...if only

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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 7:53 PM
 

I cannot shake this thought of..."man, if only Van had come back..." I think losing Van is the biggest hit that we took this year. Our 2 deep on the front 7 is absolutely mythical, and I would put our top 3 cornerbacks against any receiver corps and feel great about it. However, the lack of depth and experience at safety worries me. I just think about how much scarier this defense would be with just Van coming back. Now he's probably not going to get drafted and end up in playing football in Canada somewhere. I hate that these guys get bad advice on going pro...

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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 8:02 PM
 

5’11 free safeties should almost always never come outta school early. Hate it for him.


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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 8:40 PM
 

Brian Dawkins was a 5'11" free safety ...he turned out alright .

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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 9:20 PM
 

was he not a corner at clemson?

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Georgia and Athens just did not offer what I felt would be best for me in the end. Sure, I had a fun time on my visit, but when it comes to playing football I just do not feel comfortable there. And when you consider everything that is going on up there, it makes you wonder just how long Kirby Smart is going to be around. He certainly is no Dabo Swinney or Nick Saban, and let's just leave it there. -Jadon Haselwood


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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 10:14 PM
 

Yes , and he grew 1 inch and became a pro safety .

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I think Dawkins was always a hard hitting safety even in


Posted: Apr 23, 2018 12:29 AM
 

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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 11:39 PM
 

Van Smith is good but he is no Brian Dawkins...... should have stayed for his senior year......hope it turns out well for Van but do not think he will get drafted.......Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!!!


Two very different eras of football! Just sayin' . . . . .


Posted: Apr 23, 2018 5:02 PM
 

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Re: Van Smith...ironic, don’t you think?

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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 8:09 PM
 

If he’s all that to our defense (obtw: I too, agree), how can/will he not be drafted?!

But I think also of Tajh Boyd, Ben Boulware, and others - heck, even Cole Stoudt, who demolished Oklahoma - who were instrumental in making our team a winner, yet, did not make it at the pro level.

Well, I wish Van Smith luck! He made us better and will be missed.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2018 5:34 PM
 

The biggest surprise to me was Jay Guillermo.

I thought for sure he'd be drafted.

Starting center on the national championship team.


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Posted: Apr 22, 2018 8:29 PM
 

K’Von Wallace will make you forget all about Van smith. I promise you that


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Posted: Apr 23, 2018 12:11 PM
 

+1 - the man's a baller. I think Denzell Johnson's going to be a nice surprise too!

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Mid round pick IMO***


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Re: Mid round pick IMO***


Posted: Apr 23, 2018 2:35 PM
 

I agree. He was destined to get knocked by the pre-draft media and he's clearly not a great fit for how the NFL is trending more toward taller rangy safeties. But he's a high IQ hard worker that had a few plays he'd like to have back (we all would) but a whole lot of good tape on him. One team will take a flyer on him knowing he'll be a good special teams guy and a cheap backup option that will at least be up to speed early if they need a backup to call on. One team will pick him over higher ceiling safeties for that reason alone.


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