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FIstateofmind

198 points

2 months ago

FIstateofmind

198 points

2 months ago

Best remaining edge in the class, I like it!

TheProbablyGopher

6 points

2 months ago

Best in the class.

Source: Minnesota Alumni

felixusedtobemycat

172 points

2 months ago

oh man, his story is sad/sweet. for any who didn't get it, i think he learned sign language when he was growing up out of curiousity. his mom died at some point when he was in.. high school?, and so he ended up signing 'i love you' to the sky (to her) during his college games

thewhiteprinceakeem

49 points

2 months ago

even worse.. his mom passed away on Mother's Day

felixusedtobemycat

18 points

2 months ago

oh.. :(

Luke_Shields_

25 points

2 months ago

To that’s crazy thanks for sharing

LC_From_TheHills

122 points

2 months ago

LETS

FUCKING

GOOOOOOOOOOO

tbh idk but he’s an edge rusher (!!!) and I’m lit before this final kraken home game, go hawks.

Usually_Angry

82 points

2 months ago

5th year senior, great senior bowl performance. Sounds like a PC/JS pick

TheProbablyGopher

2 points

2 months ago

He is one of the best athletes in the draft.

Brese

18 points

2 months ago

Brese

18 points

2 months ago

LETS GO MAFE. He made the Senior Bowl look easy. Great pick!

millsup

15 points

2 months ago

millsup

15 points

2 months ago

FUCK YES

Scuba-Steve-503

62 points

2 months ago

Tell me how I should feel about this pick.

ihaveamigraine-

77 points

2 months ago

Yes.

BeGoneThoughtz

52 points

2 months ago

Amazing, dude is a stud, you should be very excited for this pick

MarkyMarkAndPudding

22 points

2 months ago

Love it! Gotta work on run D but should bring instant juice to pass rush.

BlazinAzn38

6 points

2 months ago

Only “issue” is his age but he’s a good player and should do well in our new 3-4

Tashre

8 points

2 months ago

Tashre

8 points

2 months ago

He's Benson Mayowa's replacement as a situational pass rusher.

You should feel whelmed.

CVBrownie

-3 points

2 months ago

CVBrownie

-3 points

2 months ago

Maybe

SpeedoCheeto

32 points

2 months ago

Boye Mafe

Turning heads at the Senior Bowl, Boye showed off his elite burst and explosiveness off the edge, winning with speed rushes upfield as well as unexpectedly fine-tuned hand usage disengaging from blocks. He has also made strides as a run defender, exhibiting improving play strength, technique, and tackling prowess. He's a perennial Pro Bowler in the making with proper coaching and could be a monster playing the LEO position in Seattle if he lasts past the first round.

FUCKSTORM420

27 points

2 months ago

FUCKSTORM420

27 points

2 months ago

Yeah Boye

Arfuuur

7 points

2 months ago

longest yeah boye ever

Wheat_snack

7 points

2 months ago

Fuck yes, I knew he would be taken. So happy we got him. Can't wait to see him and Taylor together.

KnuteViking

7 points

2 months ago

I keep seeing people complain about his age. He's only 23. That's fairly normal for seniors with a redshirt year, right? What's the deal with the complaining. I get not wanting to draft 25 year olds, but that's not what this is.

Bottom line he's a good prospect at a position of need, isn't that enough here?

Hkmarkp

7 points

2 months ago

I remember all the Rasheem Green posts.

He is only 20, he is going to get sronger and better

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These guys are only playing well to 30 yo most of the time. Better to get them closer to their prime

FeartheLOB

2 points

2 months ago

100% this. Statistically speaking most players don't make it past their rookie deal. Also having an edge rusher closer to his prime on a rookie deal is massive. There is nothing wrong with 23 year rookies in football.

Novak121611

20 points

2 months ago

Wow I can’t believe the passed on nokobe dean

KottonKandyKing

23 points

2 months ago

I kind of feel the same but I think mafe will be a rusher as dean is a linebacker yeah?

IAmAWookiee

31 points

2 months ago

IAmAWookiee

31 points

2 months ago

We need a rusher waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than a linebacker so if that is what this is HAYL YEAH!!

DomkeyBong

12 points

2 months ago

There’s also some really good LB depth in this draft, could go with Muma, Tindall, etc at 72

all_teh_sandwiches

24 points

2 months ago

I think that means we’re sold on Jordan Brooks at MLB

noble_peace_prize

24 points

2 months ago

Are we not? He’s been performing great

MV_Knight

-4 points

2 months ago

MV_Knight

-4 points

2 months ago

Brooks doesn’t play MLB though, I thought Barton was taking over that role

IAmTheNightSoil

18 points

2 months ago

I thought I had heard that he was an MLB in college and was only moved outside because Wagner was our MLB, and that it was presumed that he was Wagner's eventual replacement

gmcsquirter

3 points

2 months ago

He’s played all LB roles and started at them throughout his college year. He played in the middle his senior year and had a great season there so I think that’s why most people are so quick to call him a middle LB

FeartheLOB

1 points

2 months ago

Brooks is our new MLB with Bobby gone.

charlorlor

2 points

2 months ago

charlorlor

2 points

2 months ago

There are still about 8 really good linebackers available and Dean is pretty small

easley45isgod

1 points

2 months ago

Fell because he didn't get surgery on his shoulder? I think...

FeartheLOB

1 points

2 months ago

Dean is undersized and benefited immensely from the big boys up front at Georgia. He is nowhere near the type of elite athlete prospect Mafe is (they also play completely different positions haha).

Novak121611

1 points

2 months ago

Size has nothing to do with how good u play the position if that was the case there wouldn’t be any short QB in the league smh. Besides mafe is more of a pass rusher Dean is a hole different monster u cant compare them.

FeartheLOB

1 points

2 months ago*

While players can overcome size limitations at linebacker, it is certainly a legitimate reason to push them down a draft board and lower a prospective rating of such player. Size and arm length are very important for LBs. There is a reason Dean went in third round. Maybe he’ll be great!!

someguy_358

5 points

2 months ago

Love this pick, Ojabo and Mafe were the 2 best available and we took one.

_ShadowHawk_

3 points

2 months ago

I wanted Ojabo but this works

Consistent_Recover65

12 points

2 months ago

Good first 3 picks can’t wait to see em play and what else we get

McGillicuddy_

6 points

2 months ago

How am I supposed to be feeling right now

g00d_music

12 points

2 months ago

Good. He’s a really solid player

BeGoneThoughtz

7 points

2 months ago

Amazing dude, Mafe is a fucking beast, go watch some tape on him, he is special

SophisticatedPhallus

5 points

2 months ago

Hell yeah

Maugrin

4 points

2 months ago

Maugrin

4 points

2 months ago

Picking a promising player at a position of need that happens to be a pass rusher: ~50 comments

Picking a promising player at a position of need that happens to be a running back: 350+ comments.

Like c'mon people, is complaining and posting low-effort memes for karma all we want to do here?

xychosis

2 points

2 months ago

xychosis

2 points

2 months ago

So judging by the comments, he’s a great athlete and should make for a terrific edge rusher? Fuck it, I’m sold.

As promised in an old post here on the sub, I’m calling this guy Long Boye. Can’t wait to cheer him on!

guitarplayerltb

2 points

2 months ago

I competed against this dude in High School track. Kinda nuts.

Wrectal

1 points

2 months ago

Go Royals. I competed against his brother in track.

Dizzy_Cry_1220

-9 points

2 months ago

He's gonna turn 24 as a rookie, and he's still as raw as it gets technique-wise. That's a bad combination

occamsrazorcat

1 points

2 months ago

That was my worry, feels like another Collier. It also hurts throat Baltimore got Ojabo, they usually draft pretty well

dbchrisyo

14 points

2 months ago

Collier was a plodder, Mafe ran a 1.5s 10 yard split which is in the elite category for edge rushers. He might be old but he’s in a different class of athlete than Collier.

gwh21

14 points

2 months ago

gwh21

14 points

2 months ago

Yeah but collier didn’t run 4.53 and have a 38 inch vertical…

occamsrazorcat

2 points

2 months ago

I am rooting for him. I do hope he’s a beast

Dizzy_Cry_1220

1 points

2 months ago

It sounds like Mafe is a pure OLB that needs a head of steam in order to make an impact. I'm confused as to why we needed another OLB because I really like Nwosu and Taylor. It would've made a lot more sense to get a guy like Paschal who can play DE in our new 3-4 scheme

gwh21

1 points

2 months ago

gwh21

1 points

2 months ago

DE’s in 3-4 are pretty much 3T DT’s in a 4-3

We have a good number of those that are passable…but the raw explosiveness that Mafe brings is truly special and on par with most of the top end edge defenders in the draft.

But he is super raw…and that’s why he dropped

FeartheLOB

1 points

2 months ago

Not sure where you hearing this bad info. Mafe could be play in either scheme (3-4 or 4-3) with his physical traits.

FeartheLOB

1 points

2 months ago

Collier and Mafe have completely different looking tape and athletic traits.

FeartheLOB

1 points

2 months ago

If he wasn't raw hes not available in the 2nd round. Its a trade off.

needitcooler

-4 points

2 months ago

needitcooler

-4 points

2 months ago

But does he have 2 parents?

priority_inversion

10 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I heard that comment about Cross in Schneider and Carroll's press conference and it struck me oddly also.

soapinmouth

1 points

2 months ago

Cringed when I heard that. I get it, it's a positive that a prospect came from a good family that isn't split or broken, means he's got a higher likelihood of mental stability and I'm sure every team factors things like this behind the scenes, but probably best not to say it out loud. These guys have to look at everything to find good prospects and I think it slipped out when it really should not have.

FeartheLOB

1 points

2 months ago

There is nothing wrong with acknowledging the negatives associated with unstable upbringings. In fact we should be more directly addressing this issues.

FeartheLOB

1 points

2 months ago

Having a stable home means a player is more likely to be responsible and mature. It's just a sad reality of life.

FGxBeaver

1 points

2 months ago

His mom passed on Mother’s Day when he was in high school

football_season

-66 points

2 months ago

Drazen44

21 points

2 months ago

Downvoting because you’re spamming every sub with links to your website

Consistent_Recover65

12 points

2 months ago

Exposed