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Diamonds in the rough....


I'm fairly new to BTB so please forgive me if this has already been discussed at any length. With all the talk about who we need to get in FA and who we need to draft, has anybody done a real evaluation of the talent we currently have on the team that were recently aquired or have been on the practice squad? Are they better than the 2nd, 3rd or 4th round selections we'd make in the draft? I'd like to know what the experts and scouts on BTB think of the following guys:

Baraka Atkins (DE 6'4"), Robert Callaway (DT 6'5"), Orie Lemon (LB 6'1"), Brashton Satele (LB 6'), Mana Silva (S 6'), Mario Butler (CB 6'1"), Justin Taplin-Ross (CB 6'3"), C.J. Wilson (CB 6'1"), Andre Holmes (WR 6'5"), and Raymond Radway (WR 6'3").

Some of these guys have the right size for their positions (most of these CB's are taller than most of the draft class). I'm really curious to know whether Mario Butler, Mana Silva or any of the other secondary guys are ready to make plays for us. Do they have what it takes to contribute and improve our team?

If we believe that JG, the coaches and the scouts have focused again on finding talent (I hope they have based on the last 2 drafts), then maybe we can believe that they see something in these guys and they might be ready to fill in some of the holes that we have, especially in the secondary. If that's the case, then hopefully that'll help narrow their choices in FA and the draft. What do you guys think?

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