There are some sites that suggest he may be better served as an OLB vs ILB, but the majority of sites suggest that he could do well at either position.
The one consistent knock on him is his size. Yet he is the same size as Te'o. I think these guys are just regurgitating each other's BS.
On the site you referenced, cbsports, here is what they started the article with:
Note that they are not saying he should be an OLB, but rather that he can play either ILB or OLB. Don't penalize the guy because he is being projected as a guy that can play either position unlike your boy Minter, who only has a chance to play MLB due to his lack of coverage skills and speed to play in space.Quote:
04/21/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: FIVE BOLD PREDICTIONS: 5. One linebacker becomes an All-Pro...Arthur Brown of Kansas State got little press in Manhattan and isn't yet a headliner, but he'll make like NaVorro Bowman and go from overlooked rookie to most wanted in short order. Brown can play inside or outside linebacker and his experience stopping the run and in coverage showed scouts he'll play all three downs with the kind of verve coaches want from their defensive captain. This isn't a knock on Manti Te'o or Alec Ogletree as much as a nudge to the limelight for Brown. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange
I would like to know more about the status of his shoulder injury. But I wouldn't generically categorize it as a lack of size issue. It is a technique issue in how he takes on blockers by putting either shoulder into the blocker that both gives him the advantage to slip off the block easier and put himself into a more injury prone position. Other guys in this category (Ogletgree,Minter, Te'o) struggle with shedding blockers because they don't stick their shoulder into the blocker, but rather use their hands more to try and keep space between them. Pick your poison.