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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:24 am    Post subject: Top 4-3 inside linebackers Reply with quote

So outside of Manti Te'o who do you guys have as quality inside backers?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This years class of insider linebackers is pretty weak. One of my favorite linebacker prospects for the 2013 class though is Andrew Jackson out of Western Kentucky. He's 6'1" 262 with long arms and is always around the ball. While he's not the fastest linebacker he's very fundamentally sound, he's a big hitter, and he wraps up. Whoever takes him in round two or three is getting a steal as he should be a longtime starter in the NFL.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best 4-3 MLBs?
IMO:
1. Alec Ogletree
2. Manti Te'o
3. Chris Borland(how is he playing this year Wisconsin fans?)
4. C.J. Mosley
5. Kevin Minter

I'd also like to give a shout out to PSU OLB Gerald Hodges. I like him a lot as a NFL WLB.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bo_Spice wrote:
This years class of insider linebackers is pretty weak. One of my favorite linebacker prospects for the 2013 class though is Andrew Jackson out of Western Kentucky. He's 6'1" 262 with long arms and is always around the ball. While he's not the fastest linebacker he's very fundamentally sound, he's a big hitter, and he wraps up. Whoever takes him in round two or three is getting a steal as he should be a longtime starter in the NFL.


I just don't like his struggles to cover sideline to sideline.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a 4-3? I think your best options are Jon Bostic and Arthur Brown, especially Brown who is IMO the best 4-3 LB in the draft by a fairly wide margin.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrry32 wrote:
3. Chris Borland(how is he playing this year Wisconsin fans?)


Not sure if this is something he's always done, but when I've seen him this season, he lines up as a DE on 3rd down passing situations and rushs the QB. Was happening pretty much every drive to, so it wasn't an isolated play...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demetrius Hartsfield from Maryland deserves mentioning. I was very impressed with him when they came to Morgantown this year. Great nose for the ball, adequate in coverage and just knows how to play the game. He will probably time in the high 4.6/4.7 range at 240 lb and has the frame to add another 10-15 lb without looking like he would lose much, in terms of explosion. I've seen him listed as an OLB prospect, but I like his potential at Mike a lot more. He's not considered a top prospect, at the time being, but I think he will make an NFL team VERY happy if they can snatch him up around the 6th round. Keep an eye out for him.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shayne Skov will probably be a late first-early second.
Doug Rippy is a sleeper that I think can play well at the next level.
Will Compton is intriguing.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrry32 wrote:
Best 4-3 MLBs?
IMO:
1. Alec Ogletree
2. Manti Te'o
3. Chris Borland(how is he playing this year Wisconsin fans?)
4. C.J. Mosley
5. Kevin Minter

I'd also like to give a shout out to PSU OLB Gerald Hodges. I like him a lot as a NFL WLB.
How do you have a guy rated #3 when you haven't watched him play all year?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jyod21 wrote:
Demetrius Hartsfield from Maryland deserves mentioning. I was very impressed with him when they came to Morgantown this year. Great nose for the ball, adequate in coverage and just knows how to play the game. He will probably time in the high 4.6/4.7 range at 240 lb and has the frame to add another 10-15 lb without looking like he would lose much, in terms of explosion. I've seen him listed as an OLB prospect, but I like his potential at Mike a lot more. He's not considered a top prospect, at the time being, but I think he will make an NFL team VERY happy if they can snatch him up around the 6th round. Keep an eye out for him.


Yeah, I was hoping to get more feedback on Hartsfield in this topic :

http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=14653110#14653110
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bo_Spice wrote:
This years class of insider linebackers is pretty weak. One of my favorite linebacker prospects for the 2013 class though is Andrew Jackson out of Western Kentucky. He's 6'1" 262 with long arms and is always around the ball. While he's not the fastest linebacker he's very fundamentally sound, he's a big hitter, and he wraps up. Whoever takes him in round two or three is getting a steal as he should be a longtime starter in the NFL.


Andrew Jackson = Jasper Brinkley
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nicfre2011 wrote:
jyod21 wrote:
Demetrius Hartsfield from Maryland deserves mentioning. I was very impressed with him when they came to Morgantown this year. Great nose for the ball, adequate in coverage and just knows how to play the game. He will probably time in the high 4.6/4.7 range at 240 lb and has the frame to add another 10-15 lb without looking like he would lose much, in terms of explosion. I've seen him listed as an OLB prospect, but I like his potential at Mike a lot more. He's not considered a top prospect, at the time being, but I think he will make an NFL team VERY happy if they can snatch him up around the 6th round. Keep an eye out for him.


Yeah, I was hoping to get more feedback on Hartsfield in this topic :

http://www.footballsfuture.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=14653110#14653110


I never noticed the topic or I would have responded. That was before UMD/WVU played though, so I wouldn't have been as high on him then as I am now after watching him on the field. He had a great presence all game.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaMike wrote:
jrry32 wrote:
Best 4-3 MLBs?
IMO:
1. Alec Ogletree
2. Manti Te'o
3. Chris Borland(how is he playing this year Wisconsin fans?)
4. C.J. Mosley
5. Kevin Minter

I'd also like to give a shout out to PSU OLB Gerald Hodges. I like him a lot as a NFL WLB.
How do you have a guy rated #3 when you haven't watched him play all year?


We talked plenty about Borland last season. Pretty sure most people, if not all, talk about prospects who they might have seen twice.

Heck people talk about prospects they've never seen... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheVillain112 wrote:
DaMike wrote:
jrry32 wrote:
Best 4-3 MLBs?
IMO:
1. Alec Ogletree
2. Manti Te'o
3. Chris Borland(how is he playing this year Wisconsin fans?)
4. C.J. Mosley
5. Kevin Minter

I'd also like to give a shout out to PSU OLB Gerald Hodges. I like him a lot as a NFL WLB.
How do you have a guy rated #3 when you haven't watched him play all year?


We talked plenty about Borland last season. Pretty sure most people, if not all, talk about prospects who they might have seen twice.

Heck people talk about prospects they've never seen... Laughing
That is quite true. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its A Sabotage wrote:
Bo_Spice wrote:
This years class of insider linebackers is pretty weak. One of my favorite linebacker prospects for the 2013 class though is Andrew Jackson out of Western Kentucky. He's 6'1" 262 with long arms and is always around the ball. While he's not the fastest linebacker he's very fundamentally sound, he's a big hitter, and he wraps up. Whoever takes him in round two or three is getting a steal as he should be a longtime starter in the NFL.


I just don't like his struggles to cover sideline to sideline.


I think he's almost purely a 3-4 TED. The guy can thump and thump hard, but like Sabo said you don't want him caught up in coverage a ton. The Jasper Brinkley comparison is pretty close, I think Jackson might be a hair more athletic though. The kid can play, but it's definitely a scheme fit concern with him.
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