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LB Prospect Overview

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by TLCC, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. TLCC

    TLCC New Member

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    This should help people with Mock Drafts and for what players to keep an eye out for during their pro-days and the Combine.

    OLB
    2nd Round
    1. Larry English - 6'2 254 - 4.76 - Northern Illinois (NDS 1/2)
    +'s - Size, Great Motor, Leadership and character
    -'s: Lateral movement, Balance, Durability, Coverage
    2. Michael Johnson - 6'7 258 - 4.67 - Geogia Tech (NDS 2)
    +'s: Athletic, Excellent pass rusher, Could add weight and play DE in 3-4, Huge upside
    -'s: Durability, Needs to improve against run, Mental toughness
    3. Brian Cushing - 6'3 243 - 4.75 - Southern Cal (NDS 1)
    +'s: Versatile, Pass Rush, Instincts, Athleticism
    -'s: Durability, Performance Enhancers
    4. Clay Matthews - 6'3 246 - 4.75 - USC (NDS 1/2)
    +'s: Talent, Bloodlines, Motor
    -'s: Coverage, Experience
    5. Paul Kruger - 6'5 265 - 4.68 - Utah (NDS 2)
    +'s: Athleticism, Motor, Size and speed
    -'s: Plays too tall at times, Age
    6. Clint Sintim - 6'3 249 - 4.70 - Virgina (NDS 2)
    +'s: Size, Speed, Athleticism, Leader
    -'s: Coverage, Unable to take on double teams, Run Defense
    3rd Round
    7. Connor Barwin - 6'4 253 - 4.64 - Cinncinnati (NDS 2/3)
    +'s: Athleticism, Explosiveness, Character, Motor
    -'s: Experience (Raw), Level of Comp, Size
    8. Cody Brown - 6'2 243 - 4.68 - Connecticut (NDS 3)
    +'s: Lateral Movement, Pass Rush, Great potential for 3-4, Athleticism
    -'s: Coverage, Strength, Durability
    4th Round
    9. Lawerence Sidbury - 6'3 267 - 4.76 - Richmond (NDS 4/5)
    +'s: Motor, Build, Build (Arm), Uses Hands well
    -'s: Running Game, Can't shed blocks, Inconsistant
    10. Brandon Williams - 6'5 252 - 4.76 - Texas Tech (NDS 4)
    +'s: Athletic Body, Speed, Pass Rush
    -'s: Running Game, Lacks Agility that might be cause for concern as a LB prospect, Not strong tackler
    11. David Veikune - 6'2 255 - 4.83 - Hawaii (NDS 3/4)
    +'s: Motor, Uses Hands well, Coverage skills
    -'s: Speed, Durability
    6th Round
    12. Victor Butler - 6'2 241 - 4.64 - Oregon State (NDS 5-6)
    +'s: Good straight line speed, Agility,
    -'s: Needs to work on coverage skills, Experience, Instincts, Project
    13. Orion Martin - 6'2 253 - 4.74 - Virgina Tech (NDS 6)
    +'s: Strength, Good Hands, Good Backpedal, Hard Worker
    -'s: Lacks elite athleticism, Coverage, Durability
    14. Michael Bennett - 6'4 271 - 4.84 - Texas A&M (NDS 6)
    7th Round
    15. Stryker Sulak - 6'5 240 - 4.69 - Missouri (NDS 7) Good pass rusher, causes fumbles, needs improvement in coverage and run defense.
    16. Pierre Walters - 6'4 269 - 4.79 - Eastern Illinois (NDS 7)
    17. Tim Jamison - 6'3 265 - 4.83 - Michigan (NDS 7)
    18. Will Davis - 6'3 262 - 4.76 - Illinois (NDS 7) Good motor, Talented, Little experience in coverage, still learning LB after switch from WR/TE
    19. Slade Norris - 6'3 245 - 4.64 - Oregon State (NDS UDFA)
    20. Brandon Swain - 6'3 256 - 4.76 - West Texas A&M (NDS UDFA)
    21. Ian Campbell - 6'5 255 - 4.87 - Kansas State (NDS 7)
    22. Kenny Mainor - 6'4 242 - 4.64 - Troy (NDS UDFA) - Injured for the year.
    23. Tim Bailey - 6'3 254 - 4.75 - Mississippi State (NDS UDFA)
    24. Eric Moncour - 6'2 252 - 4.78 - Miami (NDS UDFA) - Injured. Was projected to go in 5th round prior to season.)
    25. Cyril Obiozor - 6'4 270 - 4.77 - Texas A&M (NDS UDFA)
    26. Kirston Pittman - 6'3 256 - 4.72 - LSU (NDS UDFA)
    27. Jamaal Westerman - 6'2 265 - 4.76 - Rutgers (NDS UDFA)

    ILB
    2nd Round
    1.Brian Cushing - 6'3 243 - 4.75 - Southern Cal (NDS 1)
    +'s: Versatile, Pass Rush, Instincts, Athleticism
    -'s: Durability, Performance Enhancers
    2. Clay Matthews - 6'3 246 - 4.75 - USC (NDS 1/2)
    +'s: Talent, Bloodlines, Motor
    -'s: Coverage, Experience
    3rd Round
    3. Darry Beckwith - 6'1 233 - 4.59 - LSU (NDS 2-3)
    +'s: Physical, Smart, Team Player, Good Against Run
    -'s: Unable to come off blocks, Medical Concerns, Coverage
    4. Scott McKillop - 6'1 243 - 4.74 - Pittsburgh (NDS 3)
    +'s: Instincts, Production, Open Field Tackler, Hard worker
    -'s: Lacks Elite Athleticism, Speed
    5. Tyrone McKenzie - 6'2 244 - 4.64 - South Florida (NDS 2-3)
    +'s: Versatile, Can shed blocks, Tackles well in space, Hard Worker
    -'s: Coverage, Strength, Won't play in Nickel D, Likely a 4-3 LB
    4th Round
    6. Dannell Ellerbe - 6'1 236 - 4.63 - Georgia (NDS 4)
    +'s: Athletic, Versatile, Good in coverage, Effective Blitzer, Instinctive
    -'s: Size, Injuries, Plays soft, Tackles High
    7. Marcus Freeman - 6'1 235 - 4.58 - Ohio State (NDS 3)
    +'s: Athlete, Instinctive, Open field Tackler, Good in Coverage, Special Teams
    -'s: Injuries, Best Fit is in 4-3 D, Size, Running Game, Not Physical
    8. Zack Follett - 6'2 231 - 4.68 - Califonia (NDS 3-4)
    +'s: Physical, Hard worker, Forces fumbles
    -'s: Plays better outside in 3-4 but doesn't have the size, Tackling technique, Coverage
    9. Jason Phillips - 6'1 236 - 4.58 - TCU (NDS 4-5)
    +'s: Fits 3-4 D, Instinctive, Tough, Good in Coverage
    -'s: Tackling Techniques, Level of Comp., Over Aggressive at times
    5th Round
    10. Frantz Joseph - 6'2 245 - 4.72 - Flordia Atlantic (NDS 5) - Excellent character, might be a good backup option for Bradie James, Strong and a good tackler
    11. Jason Williams - 6'1 241 - 4.59 - Western Illinos (NDS 4-5) - Has atleticism can stay with TE's and RB's in coverage. But will need time to develop due to level of competition. Played well during East-West week.
    6th Round
    12. Worrell Williams - 5-11 242 - 4.73 - California (NDS 5-6)
    13. Lee Robinson 6'2 249 - 4.68 - Alcorn State (NDS 6) - Good size speed, Coverage issues, Is he OLB or ILB?
    14. Josh Magua - 6'2 245 - 4.65 - Nevada (NDS 6)
    7th Round
    15. Antonio Appleby - 6'4 243 - 4.72 - Virgina (NDS 6-7) - Athletic, good in coverage
    16. Jasper Brinkley - 6'2 262 - 4.74 - South Carolina (NDS 7) - Injury concerns, Good Size for 3-4, Good Open Field Tackler, Relies on size and talent not instinctive,
    17. Daniel Holtzclaw - 6'1 246 - 4.72 - Eastern Michigan (NDS UDFA) - Smart Instinctive Player, Good Size, Lacks Explosiveness, Hard worker
    18. Robert Francois - 6'3 243 - 4.73 - Boston College (NDS 7)
    19. Johnny Willams - 6'2 242 - 4.72 - Kentucky (NDS 7) Likely need to spend time learning position and on the practice squad before bringing any value.
    20. Anthony Felder 6'2 231 4.76 - California - (NDS 7) - Has had nagging injuries, overshadowed by other Cal. LB's
    21. Stanley Arnoux - 6'1 240 - 4.75 - Wake Forest (NDS UDFA)
    22. Dave Philistin 6'2 232 - 4.72 - Maryland (NDS UDFA)
    23. Morris Wooten - 6'1 245 - 4.76 - Arizona State (NDS UDFA)
    24. Michael Tauiliili - 5'10 234 - 4.74 - Duke (NDS UDFA)
    25. Maurice Crum, Jr. - 5'11 237 - 4.72 - Nortre Dame (NDS UDFA)
  2. DaBoys4Life

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    After the combine a lot of those second round guys will go into the 1st round. Especially Johnson and English.

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