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2012 OLBs

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by FCBolt, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. The LBC
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    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    We had one... one with a beard before the damn hipsters made beards trendy again too, and everything turned to shite once we traded that clipboard jockey.

    You realize that none of this is on Norv, Manusky, Shelmon, whathaveyou... we're suffering the Curse of trading away Clipboard Jesus.
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    Bird isn't good enough? (sarcasm)
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    Ayne sorray.... Who (best Bruce Bochi voice)
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    Wouldnt it make more sense to ask Gachkar to jus grow his hair out some?? Doesnt he have the shaggy look anyway?

    Never mind he has to start from scratch.

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    So i just put this together for another forum a couple of days ago, and i thought i'd share it. Delano Johnson is now my favorite player in this draft with Perry.

    1st: Nick Perry
    2nd: Courtney Upshaw
    3rd: Andre Branch (i'm starting to come around on him, REALLY like his length)
    4th: Vinny Curry
    5th: Cam Johnson (Very underrated, a tools guy, looks the part, was hurt by like 3 different DC's at UVA, athletic as all hell, big dude)
    6th: Melvin Ingram (Just dont see it with him...)
    7th: Jonathan Massaquoi (SOLB, another tools guy, needs a LOT of work on instincts)
    8th: Shea McClellin (WOLB, doesn't really fit our needs, VERY Shaun Phillips esque)
    9th: Bruce Irvin (Not a fan for us, Strictly a pass rush specialist for his first few years, which we already have solid ones, but DEFINITELY potential to turn into a Cam Wake type player)
    10th: Brandon Lindsey (Really not a big fan of his. He's a LB, but not a great pass rusher)

    Sleepers:
    Josh Kaddu (Really needs to add some bulk at only 6'3" 235, but EASILY has the room to do it. I'm an Oregon homer, but he's already a 3-4 OLB at Oregon, and really is an impressive athlete. Plus, one of my good friends up here is an assistant LB coach, so i know the guy who coached him.)

    Kyle Wilber (Really like his length and potential, and has some REALLY good assets to him. Has pretty good burst and uses his hands decently from the limited amount i've seen. Has some good versatility to him, showed really well at the Shrine game)

    DEEP Sleepers (And i mean i'm REALLY diggin deep):
    Adrian Hamilton (This has been said, but he weighed in a bit smaller, at 6'2" 246, but any player who gets 22.5 sacks in a college season, even if it is at Prairie View A&M)

    Delano Johnson, Bowie State (I REALLY love this guy....like REALLY love the dude. He's a stud STer in college and is just strait one of those guys that is Passionate and plays with his emotions on his sleve, and will do anything to make it. He's 6'4" 267 lbs of SOLID muscle (according to reports of the weigh in from the HBCU/Astroturf NFLPA Collegiate bowl all star game weigh in) and really loves to play out of a standup. He also has the long arms i covet in a rush LB with a set of 34in arms. I'll go on and on about this guy and i haven't seen him play once.... :p hahahaha. I'd love to get this guy. Here are a few notes on him from some good scouting places below...)

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/HBCU-AllStar-Bowl-weighin-results.html

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/HBCU-Bowl-Practice-Report-Day-1.html

    And here's the video that made me love the kid...

  6. FCBolt
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    Nice work.
    I like what I've seen out of McClellin. Worth a mid round pick imo. We're going to need depth guys like that and who knows how much time Phillips has left?
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    Interesting thing about McClellin is that he didn't even practice at OLB at the Sr. Bowl, he actually practiced as a MLB...kinda strange.
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    Who's coaching the North squad? ;)
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    No i really dont, who is it?:tdown:
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    http://www.nfl.com/seniorbowl/story...lented-group-of-hybrid-pass-rushers-in-mobile
    1. Melvin Ingram, South Carolina (6-1 7/8, 276 pounds)
    Ingram couldn't be blocked in the Tuesday practice, as he showcased a complete arsenal of pass rush moves. He reminds me a lot of Pittsburgh Steelers star LaMarr Woodley, and is stout against the run. I see him as more of a 3-4 outside linebacker than a 4-3 defensive end.

    2. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama (6-1 1/2, 273)

    Upshaw is another ideal 3-4 OLB in the mold of Woodley, but he can come out of a three-point stance with explosiveness as an open-side end if a 4-3 team is interested. Upshaw does not have as much quick-twitch ability as Ingram, but he makes up for it in pure strength and football speed.

    3. Shea McClellin, Boise State (6-3 1/4, 248)

    McClellin was with the defensive ends in the 4-3 scheme on Monday. By Tuesday, he was working with the linebackers. McClellin was a tight end in high school and has plenty of skill to drop in coverage. When he rushes the passer from a two-point stance, like a 3-4 outside linebacker, he has a solid arsenal of moves to get to the quarterback. He reminds me of the Houston Texans' Connor Barwin when he was at the 2009 Senior Bowl. I heard one head coach say McClellin reminds him of Mike Vrabel, which is pretty high praise in my book.

    4. Cam Johnson, Virginia (6-3 3/4, 267)

    Johnson is a guy that was a high school wide receiver and defensive back. He played linebacker at Virginia and wound up as a defensive end. He is one of the most intriguing hybrid players in Mobile. I watched him line up with his hand on the ground and he blew up a pulling guard on a trap scheme his way. I observed him in a two-point stance and he easily beat a running back and also bull rushed a tackle. Johnson is athletic enough to line up on a flexed tight end and cover him. One NFL scout called him an enigma, but another scout said he's exactly what his team looks for in a 3-4 scheme.

    5. Jake Bequette, Arkansas (6-4 1/2, 264)

    Bequette can play with his hand on the ground -- like he did in college -- but he also has the athletic ability to play standing up, dropping in zone coverage as well as rushing the passer. He had 30 tackles for loss and 22 sacks in college, and he's on the radar for a number of teams. He can run for a big man and could be a steal in the middle rounds.

    6. Audie Cole, North Carolina State (6-4 1/8, 258)

    Cole is a little different than the players mentioned above. He is an inside linebacker who can also go outside and play. A 4-3 team may see him as a Mike or Sam 'backer. A 3-4 team may see him as a strong inside linebacker or a left outside backer. I watched him practice twice and he is versatile enough for a team seeking a guy to train at multiple spots. I'm waiting to see how he plays in the game on Saturday to finish up my Senior Bowl evaluation.
  11. FCBolt
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    Vikings coaches.
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    ...and it looks like they woke up and are playing McClellin on the outside. IIRC, they did in Tuesday practice as well.
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    Sean Spence, LB
    Chase Ford, TE
    Tommy Streeter, WR
    Oliver Vernon, DE
    Brandon Washington, OG
    Lamar Miller, RB

    :D
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    homer
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    We could've drafted Blount in the 7th and gotten more production. Hell, we could've stayed pat, drafted Gronkowski in the 1st, Dexter McCluster in the 2nd, and Blount in the 7th and had THREE TIMES the production that Mathews has given us. Mathews wasn't worth this pick, let alone what we gave up to get this pick in order to select him. Unless Mathews becomes a combination of Jesus and Superman, capable of taking the handoff and leaping to the endzone in a single bound, while healing Larry English when he invariably injures himself on the Turfmonster, Mathews won't be worth this selection in the current era of the NFL. Sorry.
  16. Buck Melanoma
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    I agree regarding the cost of Mathews but at this point its water over the dam.
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    Yup, nothing to be done about Smitty's blown picks. Mathews does produce fantastically for his position. Sadly, the only position less important in the current pass happy NFL than "Elite Running Back" is the now defunct lead-blocking fullback.
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    Been that way since LoNeal was let go. Leaugewide I mean.
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    This is FA not draft but it is OLB-related. Prick-sco sez .....

    He also sez VJ to Vikings.
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    PrickSko is Raider fan I've always been pretty sure of that. He says VJ and Gaither will leave.....leaving our WR and LT spot in ruins, and we'll sign Anthony Spencer who is looking for too much money despite dissapointing production for the last 2 yearas.

    PrickSko would love that. What a douche.
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    I like Sapps idea Peytong and VJ to Wash.
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    In order to get them out of the AFC or because you're a closet Foreskins fan? :whistling:

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