Originally Posted by jterrell
40 times are vastly overrated at LB(see jason williams, bobby carpenter). Having good instincts and showing great agility help more than just straight-line speed which you seldom get to use.
His issue will be that he isn't really a true pass rusher so has to play inside or a SAM 4-3 over TEs.
He can probably cover TE's provided he doesn't get stuck with those 230 pound hybrids. He apparently showed that in Senior Bowl practices.
Also til we get to the combine 40 times out now are merely guesses.
All that said of course you'd rather have Von Miller.
I do think this kid would be a great fit next to Sean Lee but a 3rd is the most I'd give up for him. And he may be a 2 down LB with Carter coming on for pure nickel duties.
You're right JT.
There are guys like say Terrell Suggs who play (for whatever reason) better than what their 40-time suggests.
And like you said I'd rather have Von Miller.
Jimmy spoiled me when it came to linebackers... Speed, speed, speed.