Discussion in 'Roster Zone' started by Cogan, Dec 9, 2016.
Jaylon Smith was drafted to be a 4-3 LB, not a pass rusher.
Guess you don't know about Jaylon Smith. He is a pass rusher
I know all about Jaylon Smith.
Of 4-3 type LBs, he was a very good pass rusher, but he was not drafted to be a pass rusher because 4-3 LBs are normally only used to blitz and that is a very small percentage of their snaps.
If he gets healthy, I would love to see him rush the passer, but playing LB in Marinellis' defense is not going to result in many pass rush opportunities unless Marinelli suddenly changes his style.
Seattle and Denver in the past used a 4-3 LB as a pass rusher but most teams don't. Seattle used Bruce Irvin as LB on base downs and sometimes moved him to DE in the Nickel.
Most people don't realize it, but Denver played a 4-3 with Von Miller as a 4-3 LB until the 2015 season when the brought in Wade Phillips to run the 3-4. Miller was obviously as pass rusher and often lined up at DE in the Nickel.
Summary: Yes, Jaylon Smith could have been a pass rusher for some 4-3 teams but it is unlikely in Marinelli's 4-3 defense.
Not possible, as the Bucs took Spence at #39. Unless we would have traded back up, & that would have cost us both the Collins & Tapper picks, at least. Unless you're talking about Smith falling out of the 2nd round.
I'm talking about taking spence first and trading back up or jaylon falling out of the 2nd
If "ifs" & "buts" were candy & nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas...lol! Nice to dream, though.
Yeah no ****. That's why I said I wish. It's hypothetical. In reality I'd have take spence all day long and if jaylon was gone (all indications point to that not being the case or even close) then so be it.
It's pretty hard to make the argument that anyone else would have drafted Smith in the 2nd round.
If the Cowboys were 12-2, we would all have a Merry Christmas...
no way the upside Jaylon smith is way to high
MLB for Cowboys.
Ask this question before next seasons opening game.
He hasn't taken a snap but yes he should be a MLB. That doesn't mean he can't rush the passer, go watch his film
Would be really disappointed if they play him at MLB... He isn't stout enough for the middle. Playing him weakside would be the smartest thing they could do with his speed. Move Lee back to middle.
Will he ever play again and if yes...will he be the same player??
He played strong-side and ILB for the Irish.
He had just 4.5 sacks for his career at Notre Dame. To say he is was a pass rusher is like saying Zeke Elliott was a WR at Ohio State.
Don't have to. I watched him in college. Just had a feeling.
.5 sack is .5 sack. He wouldnt even lead RDEs in Dallas with sacks. Mayowa leads Dallas with 6. In probably less than half the snaps Spence has
Cowboys wouldn't make that trade right now. I'll take the dumb Cowboys and their recent draft track record.