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OLB in the draft...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by silverbear, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    If we want to draft one, we'd best do it early...

    I'd be happy with Whitney Mercilus in the first...

    I'd be happy with Vinny Curry or Shea McClellin in the second...

    I'd be happy with Bruce Irvin in the third...

    I think any one of these four could contribute to the Boys as rookies...
  2. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry but curry doesn't excite me at all, he looks like a 4-3 DE to me.
  3. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    I don't think any of them replaces Spencer. Not this year, anyway.
  4. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    I think next year is a better year for OLB.

    That's why I think DL/secondary/OL/TE will be the focus in this draft.
  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I think McClellin could replace Spencer pretty soon.
  6. Outlaw Heroes

    Outlaw Heroes Active Member

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    We don't need any of them to replace Spencer this year (I actually think McCellin would be able to, if required, though I don't think he'll be there in the second). The real question is whether one or more of them could bolster the pass rush in nickel packages this year while learning to become a three-down player.
  7. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    If he was used as a pure pass rusher, then maybe. But, the SOLB has to cover a lot. Can he cover? When he comes in, does the other team realize the potential for mismatch and pick on him? An upgrade over Butler, maybe, but not Spencer.
  8. Outlaw Heroes

    Outlaw Heroes Active Member

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    Coverage may not be McClellin's forte, but he certainly has the athleticism to drop back into coverage and showed the ability to do so at Boise State. If there's a concern I would have, it's with his strength, but that can be corrected.
  9. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong, I like McClellin and would have loved him in the second, but that ain't happening. I wouldn't take him in the first because he can't start and contribute right away. We don't need another guy that needs a year in the weight room to be ready. We need players now.
  10. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying to get some feedback on the prospect of drafting Nevada's Brett Roy and making him a full-time strong-side outside linebacker.

    Anybody else have any thoughts on the player?

    :confused:
  11. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I was thinking of the exact same thing earlier today.

    He's really versatile in that in college he's lined up at DT, DE, ILB, and OLB.

    The issue is that he weighs around 275 lbs, so he's going to have a tough job playing DT in the pros.

    On the other hand, he could possibly play SOLB in a 34.

    He is a player the Cowboys have showed some interest in as well. He's got good production in college, plays with real intensity, etc.

    I think he'd be a 5th or 6th round prospect.

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