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Rookie defensive end Malliciah Goodman talks with the media.
There was no surprise with Dimitroff's pick of Desmond Trufant in the first round of the draft. There was a surprise when he double-dipped at cornerback and got Robert Alford out of SE Louisiana.
Fans kind of griped at the move, wondering why Dimitroff had not gone after a pass-rusher, but after seeing highlights of third-round pick Malliciah Goodman (aka Sacksquatch), there's obviously method to Comrade's madness.
Levine Toilollo, the 6'8" tight end from Stanford, is also a unique and exciting pick. Toilolo, like Tony Gonzalez, played basketball as well as football.
Safety Kemal Ishmael has impressed with his abilities in team activities. While Thomas DeCoud is a Pro Bowler thanks to his ball-hawking ability, if he can't continue to be five-plus-interception-per-year safety, his unimpressive tackling skills could create a future competition for the other safety spot.
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