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Brian Cushing USC

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by NeonDeion21, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    Hey I watched the USC vs Penn State game and he really stood out to me. He is a very solid tackler and i was just wondering if any of you knew where he is projected to go. Could even play in our system?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    He's projected late 1st to 2nd round, last I checked. I just hope he's not the next Bobby Carpenter and Ray is his A.J. Hawk. He would have to play ILB here, although he has played some DE, I don't think he's a 3-4 OLB.
  3. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    ILB is what I think he would have to play here too. We are just going to be needing some LB's if Burnett and Zach leave. I was shooked to see someone actually make a form tackle unlike alot of our players here. :(
  4. Dcowboy84

    Dcowboy84 Well-Known Member

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    i personally drool over a lot of USC players, but as a USC fan i'm biased.

    i tend to lean toward the opinion that Cushing would be gone by the time our pick came around.

    the guy on that defense that's under the radar whom i have my eye on...and i'm not sure where he's projected to go, but it's the "other LB"

    everyone talks about Maualuga and Cushing, but Maiava is a very solid LB, and i think he has the speed and frame to succeed as a 3-4 ILB, and i believe he can cover also. he is not as good a cover LB as Cushing, but i like the kid and think he could be a solid LB.
  5. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    I was just looking at Maiava's stats and they are better than Clay Matthews', who NFLdraftscout projects as a 1st day pick
  6. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Kaluka Maiava is a weakside OLB on a 4-3 team. He's listed at 6'0" but having stood right by him, I can tell you he is 5'10", 5'11" maybe.

    Brian Cushing can play all linebacker positions in the NFL and will be a star. He has started at the following positions while at USC:

    LOLB
    ROLB
    MLB
    LDE
    SS

    The kid is a football player.

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