E50: Pocket Protectors [Was Harrison Smith Snubbed?}

E50: Pocket Protectors [Was Harrison Smith Snubbed?}

Climbing The Pocket
Climbing The Pocket
E50: Pocket Protectors [Was Harrison Smith Snubbed?}

To start this episode, we get caught up with Eric and Nick and get into the topic of Harrison Smith being snubbed from the NFL.com All-Decade Team.

Nick makes a very compelling argument as to why Harrison Smith is more deserving than Eric Berry and others.

Eric defends Tyrann Mathieu based on his impact across multiple teams and then took us down memory lane to let us know which safeties were the best last decade based on WAR

Eric Weddle

Jason McCourty

Earl Thomas

Harrison Smith

Malcolm Jenkins

Glover Quin

Kam Chancellor

Reggie Nelson

Jairus Byrd

Antoine Bethea

Next up, we discuss tape vs analytics vs PFF and how we can best utilize these resources to maximize our understanding of football. Eric discusses how PFF incorporates the lessons from specialists like Duke Manyweather and Brandon Thorn into their process to create scale.

Lastly Eric and Nick give us their best and worst case scenarios for the Vikings in the opening rounds of the draft.

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