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Monday, April 14, 2008

Quentin Groves: Minor Surgery Not Effecting Draft Status

The NFL Source | MVN - an NFL and pro football blog » Blog Archive » 49er’s Like Groves: "According to the Sacramento Bee, the 49er’s don’t believe that former Auburn outside linebacker Quentin Groves will suffer from any long-term effects from the minor heart surgery he had in May.
His agent, Sean Kiernan, explains why:
”An (electrocardiogram) taken seven days after surgery shows he is completely normal. He no longer has (the syndrome), and there are no long-term ramifications to this condition.”
Sounds good to me, but then again, I’m not a doctor.
Groves seems to be a perfect fit for San Francisco at pick twenty-nine. Tully Banta-Cain, the current weak-side starter, is no longer liked by the organization, and in result, they would like to cut or bench him. Groves would allow this to happen.
The all-time Auburn sack leader can also play defensive end, but they would use him at Cain’s spot. He’s a very big guy, but excels at rushing the passer. This is what the 49er’s defense badly needs, even with the signing of Justin Smith.
So, you’d definetely have the think that Groves is whom San Francisco wants for now, especially if they think he’s fully healthy. They’ll also look at some receiver options, as DeSean Jackson and Malcolm Kelley will be visiting. However, look for them to go the defensive route instead, as they can get more value by picking a receiver in round number two."

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