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    06-07 linebackers

    i think its safe to say that we need help at LB, but it might not be that bad. EJ can move back to MLB then we draft an OLB, and the 3rd spot can be battled for between dontarious thomas and napoleon harris (i think both will fit better in the tampa cover 2)

    waddu guys think?

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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    "vikings11_27" wrote:
    i think its safe to say that we need help at LB, but it might not be that bad. EJ can move back to MLB then we draft an OLB, and the 3rd spot can be battled for between dontarious thomas and napoleon harris (i think both will fit better in the tampa cover 2)

    waddu guys think?
    Listening to the NFL channel, they said there will be 4-7 linebackers going in the 1st round.

    I'd like us to snag one of them. A.J. Hawk sounded awesome.

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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    hes supposed to be one of the best prospects at LB in years

    his scouting report is here - http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/scoutingreports/olb/ajhawk.html

    but he is probably a top 5 pick, top 10 at the very most

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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    "singersp" wrote:
    "vikings11_27" wrote:
    i think its safe to say that we need help at LB, but it might not be that bad. EJ can move back to MLB then we draft an OLB, and the 3rd spot can be battled for between dontarious thomas and napoleon harris (i think both will fit better in the tampa cover 2)

    waddu guys think?
    Listening to the NFL channel, they said there will be 4-7 linebackers going in the 1st round.

    I'd like us to snag one of them. A.J. Hawk sounded awesome.
    Too bad Hawk is locked in as a top 10 pick, he would be great.
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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    "LuckyVike" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    "vikings11_27" wrote:
    i think its safe to say that we need help at LB, but it might not be that bad. EJ can move back to MLB then we draft an OLB, and the 3rd spot can be battled for between dontarious thomas and napoleon harris (i think both will fit better in the tampa cover 2)

    waddu guys think?
    Listening to the NFL channel, they said there will be 4-7 linebackers going in the 1st round.

    I'd like us to snag one of them. A.J. Hawk sounded awesome.
    Too bad Hawk is locked in as a top 10 pick, he would be great.
    They mentined 3 others as well. They all sounded like fast LB's that could pretty much fill any of the 3 spots.

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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    chad greenway and demeco ryans have to be there, im not sure of the otehr one, maybe ernie sims?

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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    According to Vic Carucci these are the top 5 linebackers in the draft:

    1. Derrick Johnson, Texas, Outside

    Positives: Speed, play-making ability, ball skills, instincts, ability to diagnose plays, tackling, height (6-foot-3), long arms … He is not only the best linebacker in the draft, but the best defensive player in the entire college crop, and his game-changing impact should make him a top-five pick.

    Negatives: Handling running plays directed straight at him, upper-body strength.

    2. Shawne Merriman, Maryland, Outside (underclassman)

    Positives: Size (6-4, 272 pounds), pass-rushing, instincts, intensity, leaping ability, open-field tackling, outside run stopping … Although he surprised more than a few player personnel evaluators by electing not to work out at the National Scouting Combine, Merriman still offers enough elite talent as a pass rusher to be selected in the middle of the first round.

    Negatives: Hand placement, ability to gain leverage on offensive linemen, vulnerability to play action.

    3. Darryl Blackstock, Virginia, Outside (underclassman)

    Positives: Initial quickness, change-of-direction skills, intensity, discipline, recognition skills … His talent is good enough for him to become a low first-round choice or early second-rounder.

    Negatives: Lower-body strength, ability to gain separation from blockers, overall technique against the run.

    4. Channing Crowder, Florida, Inside (underclassman)

    Positives: Man-to-man coverage of running backs, intensity, instincts, big-hitting ability … He is very raw and probably should have remained in college for one more season to fully develop his skills, yet he does have the talent to likely become a second-round choice.

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    Negatives: Lower-body strength, ability to shed blockers, discipline and accuracy in making reads.

    5. Kevin Burnett, Tennessee, Outside

    Positives: Size (6-2, 239 pounds), speed, athleticism, man-to-man coverage of running backs, tackling … His stock didn’t suffer because of the calf injury that prevented him from working out at the combine; he should be a solid second-rounder.

    Negatives: Recognition skills, closing speed as a pass rusher.


    I am shocked he doesn't mention Hawk!
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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    thats last years

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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    merriman was ROY i think

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    Re: 06-07 linebackers

    Oh CRAP! I just posted it witout even looking. Boy do I feel dumb!
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