OL followed by LB...
Post 4/20 mock draft:
Round 1: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama
Round 2: ASJ, TE, Washington
Round 3: Marcus Martin, C, USC
Round 4: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford
Round 5: Khairi Fortt, OLB, California
Round 6: Ethan Westbrooks, DE, West Texas A&M
Round 6 comp: Cornelius Lucas, OT, Kansas State
LBs.. strong side & middle
(1)Aaron Donald, DT Pittsburgh - (2)Troy Niklas, TE Notre Dame - (3)Jack Mewhort, OT Ohio State
(4)Brandon Coleman, WR Rutgers - (5)Bryan Stork, C Florida State - (5)Tyler Gaffney, RB Stanford
(6)Prince Shembo, OLB Notre Dame
DL. a good DL and pass rush makes things much easier on the rest of the D.
RT then DE followed closely by DT.
Our DTs were also not good. Most great MLB's have a good dline in front of them eating up blockers. If we actually had a DT eating up blockers then we have a better LB corp.
Why do you think Reese drafts LBs in the 6th round or later? Why does Coughlin play those 6th rounders and UDFA's? Because LBs are the least important part of the 4-3 defense.
People either overestimate what LBs can do or overestimate how good the dline and secondary are. However I agree that the LBs we trot out there are a joke and I don't like how it's a problem every single year. But if you don't have a dline or secondary it won't matter.
Last edited by Sovereign; 02-17-2013 at 09:13 PM.