The Pound: DawgNation chat highlights 

April, 19, 2012
4/19/12
6:04
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DawgNation Insiders and DawgNation writers David Ching, Radi Nabulsi and Kipp Adams were joined by SEC blogger Edward Aschoff, Southeast regional coordinator Jamie Newberg and ESPN senior national recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill on Wednesday night for The Pound's inaugural live chat, forum style. Here are the highlights. Check out the complete transcript here. (Questions and answers are edited here for content.)

DantesInferno60: I was just wondering, do college coaches possibly pay attention to players that pop up on recruiting websites such as the ESPN 150 or players ESPN says are sleepers? I mean, I understand colleges do their own analysis, but obviously players could fall through the cracks. Do you think they might not have gotten film on a player that ESPN says is the best athlete in the nation at such and such a position and then they decide to offer the player?
Tom Luginbill: College coaches are going to use every available resource at their disposal to do the best job they can and acquire as much info as possible. I can tell you I speak with college coaches all across the country and share ideas and thoughts on players, talk about different film, philosophy and different approaches, and I know coaches know there are different ways to skin a cat and are always looking to get better. Oftentimes, most programs are not national and may have a pool on the large end of about 700-1,000 players they are concerned about or write up, of which about 180-200 will be offered. We do around 3,000, so at times we may see a guy some have not seen yet, and vice versa.

HereWeGoBuffalo89: Loogs, can you explain Lawson at #5 and Andy Dodd making the 150? Those are the two that stood out the most. Also, Ahmad Fulwood is going to be a beast. This coming from a Georgia Bulldog to a future Gator. Please reference my handle on TV when it comes to fruition.
Loogs: Listen, I see the argument for both Adams and Lawson. One is an edge guy and the other interior. At this stage we feel one is further along as a player. Adams may actually have more long-term upside because of some of his raw play. The reality is it comes down to impact off the edge in our minds. Hand usage, leverage, having a plan, pad level, closing speed, technique, scheme versatility, etc. Keep in mind, we aren’t looking at it from a fan's eyes and never pretend to have all the answers, but whether it is pro, college or HS the general notion is to go with the edge guy early on. Don't sleep on Dodd. Prospects that are projected guards but play TE and H-back with that type of movement skills at that weight are going to garner a lot of attention. You watch, more and more schools are looking into him. Too good an athlete for a big guy. Tough to find.

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