Rd 2, P39: Kyler Gordon, CB - Washington

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It's fine. If we were taking a DB I'd rather have had Brisker. I think there are a lot of good corners that will be available later. I hope tried to trade down but couldn't make it happen
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I think Booth is a better prospect but Gordon fits our system better.

I like it.
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I like it. Would’ve like Booth too.

I loved Forte announcing pick…..Though I want Ed “Hill Strret Booze” Marinaro announcing every pick for the rest of the draft
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Good pick. BPA at a position of need who went right about where he was ranked. It's gonna make some people very unhappy though.

We've done well before with 2nd round DBs so here's another to look to for better coverage in 2022.
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Mr.Irrelevant wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:54 pm It's fine. If we were taking a DB I'd rather have had Brisker. I think there are a lot of good corners that will be available later. I hope tried to trade down but couldn't make it happen
Well, I guess we got both
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BreadNCircuses wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:23 pm
Mr.Irrelevant wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:54 pm It's fine. If we were taking a DB I'd rather have had Brisker. I think there are a lot of good corners that will be available later. I hope tried to trade down but couldn't make it happen
Well, I guess we got both
Yeah - that's a surprise. Makes me wish we'd traded down even more
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We don't know that they didn't try to trade down - but I like the 2 DBs. Flus is bringing defensive pride back to Chicago, and he needed those guys if he's going to be playing nickel as much as he says (85%!).

I think the Bears might roll the dice on Pickens if he's still there in the 3rd. It is getting pretty close to everyone who needed/wanted a WR has gotten one.
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31 inch arms and just ridiculous agility scores (6.67 3-cone and 3.96 short shuttle). Plus three productive years in the Pac 12.

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I'm a fan, tough-nosed kid, will come up and stick you and is solid in coverage.

Big boost to our secondary and will start across from Jaylon Johnson.
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I have to admit that after the first round was in, this was my guy if they didn't trade down. That's actually never happened before, so I'm going to feel responsible if he's a bust.
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@TheWorldBreaker posted this guy's analysis of Brisker and I loved his energy so here's his of Gordon:

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AZ_Bearfan wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 1:54 pm Poles went to a nice steakhouse, ordered the cheapest thing on the menu and is stuffing the bread rolls in his pockets for later. Poles is basically my mom.
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Poles had a lot of options on how to build the team back with the draft and guys left over in FA. His plan is coming into focus a bit more. You can almost picture the conversation Getsy, Eberflus, and poles had while sitting down and discussing their philosophy on building a team and how they ranked certain priorities.

The defense has some potential stars on it and could rise above the same of its parts. The offense will get some plug and play FAs to help evaluate Fields and they can seriously start building the whole thing next offseason.
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I’m a fan. I thought he was making a case last season to be a top 15 pick.
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I was immediately put off by his mirror posing and cheesy demeanor in the quick interview. Seemed like a massive doucher. But that’s utterly meaningless and if he’s a hard nosed player then that’s all that matters. Fills a big need. He and JJ make a nice young tandem.
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Just read the kid was a competitive dancer when he was younger, and also is a Judo enthusiast. Sort of a unique guy. Speaks to his athleticism, which is great.
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dplank wrote: Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:01 pm I was immediately put off by his mirror posing and cheesy demeanor in the quick interview. Seemed like a massive doucher. But that’s utterly meaningless and if he’s a hard nosed player then that’s all that matters. Fills a big need. He and JJ make a nice young tandem.
I think you have to keep in mind these are guys who probably have never had a job yet and thus don't know anything about being "professional" and to be honest, I don't expect them to.

I mean, when Poles called Velus and Velus answered with, "How we doing my guy" I cringed too. I couldn't imagine being a new hire, getting a call from the CEO of the company immediately after being told I was being hired, and answering the call with that.

Then again, football is not exactly accounting and it was a very emotional moment so he was probably completely overwhelmed and just acted like he as talking to a close friend.
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dplank wrote: Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:01 pm I was immediately put off by his mirror posing and cheesy demeanor in the quick interview. Seemed like a massive doucher. But that’s utterly meaningless and if he’s a hard nosed player then that’s all that matters. Fills a big need. He and JJ make a nice young tandem.
For what it's worth, his reputation around here (greater Seattle, where he grew up and played) is absolutely golden. He's definitely his own guy, but in a good way, like Prince. From Charlie Murphy's story on Chapelle's Show.

Okay, that's a stretch, but it gets at something. I think we're going to like the guy a lot.
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He will be a good corner in the league. While we all thought Poles was going offense, that doesnt take away Gordon is a quality player at a position of need.
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Xee wrote: Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:33 pm
dplank wrote: Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:01 pm I was immediately put off by his mirror posing and cheesy demeanor in the quick interview. Seemed like a massive doucher. But that’s utterly meaningless and if he’s a hard nosed player then that’s all that matters. Fills a big need. He and JJ make a nice young tandem.
I think you have to keep in mind these are guys who probably have never had a job yet and thus don't know anything about being "professional" and to be honest, I don't expect them to.

I mean, when Poles called Velus and Velus answered with, "How we doing my guy" I cringed too. I couldn't imagine being a new hire, getting a call from the CEO of the company immediately after being told I was being hired, and answering the call with that.

Then again, football is not exactly accounting and it was a very emotional moment so he was probably completely overwhelmed and just acted like he as talking to a close friend.
LOL.....and then there was Jimmy Mac who strolled out of the limo sent to pick him up with a beer in hand and five more on the back seat. He did like his "beverages". Then in the meeting with GSH who always loved to talk down rookies during a contract negotiation where after GSH told Mac all that was wrong with him Mac asked; "Then why'd you draft me old man".

How we doin' my guy seem fairly tame in comparison.
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karhu wrote: Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:16 pm
dplank wrote: Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:01 pm I was immediately put off by his mirror posing and cheesy demeanor in the quick interview. Seemed like a massive doucher. But that’s utterly meaningless and if he’s a hard nosed player then that’s all that matters. Fills a big need. He and JJ make a nice young tandem.
For what it's worth, his reputation around here (greater Seattle, where he grew up and played) is absolutely golden. He's definitely his own guy, but in a good way, like Prince. From Charlie Murphy's story on Chapelle's Show.

Okay, that's a stretch, but it gets at something. I think we're going to like the guy a lot.
Hey thx for that tidbit - I was being unfair. Happy to hear this, he’s an important player for us as our secondary just became a strength.
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If he covers receivers like he dances we're going to be just fine.

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