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    Re: With the 17th pick in the 2006 nfl draft

    Ernie Sims all the way, best LB from the gate and experts are saying vikings will pick the first Linebacker of the draft. Meaning a lot of hopes for Sims.

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    Who DOESN'T Want Him For Linebacker?




    ERNIE SIMS -- What a ripped dude! No wonder he'll be a tough linebacker.
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    Re: Who DOESN'T Want Him For Linebacker?

    For comparative purposes, do you have a picture of WIGGINS?

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    Re: Who DOESN'T Want Him For Linebacker?

    I am up in the air on him.

    He may be built like a brick shit house but he is only 6' 0" and he is only 220lbs, that is small for an NFL linebacker! I have seen player evaluations that have him rated 4th of the OLB in the draft, and one that did not have him in the top 5 OLB.

    He would be a gamble at 17.
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    Re: With the 17th pick in the 2006 nfl draft

    hopefully he translates well in the NFL, we need a solid starter, from what i've heard he's definately the best LB in the draft

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    Re: Who DOESN'T Want Him For Linebacker?

    "whackthepack" wrote:
    I am up in the air on him.

    He may be built like a brick pooh house but he is only 6' 0" and he is only 220lbs, that is small for an NFL linebacker! I have seen player evaluations that have him rated 4th of the OLB in the draft, and one that did not have him in the top 5 OLB.

    He would be a gamble at 17.
    You don't want big, bulky linebackers in a Cover 2 defense. They only make the D less effective. He's athletic and very strong, which compensates for him being slightly smaller than the prototypical linebacker. He's a perfect fit for the Cover 2. He reminds me a lot of Derrick Brooks.


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    Re: With the 17th pick in the 2006 nfl draft

    Dis is da info on dis mug....
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    Ernie Sims
    OLB | (5'11", 231, 4.54) | FLORIDA STATE

    Scouts Grade: 92

    Strengths: Is a speedy and athletic WLB prospect. Plays with great tenacity and aggressiveness. High motor LB with a mean-streak. Shows very good natural instincts and a nose for the ball. Is a sideline-to-sideline run defender. Shows good initial quickness and closing burst in pursuit. Is a powerful tackler, especially for his size. Will make the big hit and jar the ball loose from the RB or WR. He does a very good job of slipping blocks and sifting through traffic. He has the upper body strength to keep some blockers off his body even when reached. He is fluid in coverage. Shows good instincts in zone coverage, as well as the sped and athletic ability to turn and run with most RB's and TE's one-on-one. Also possesses outstanding ball skills in coverage. Should contribute as a nickel linebacker on passing downs even if he can't play a fulltime role as a rookie in the NFL. He also has the physical and mental tools to provide good production on special teams.

    Weaknesses: Is undersized. Must add bulk and lower body strength in order to hold his ground in the NFL. He is short and lacks body mass. Gets rag-dolled by bigger blockers that are able to get into his body. He occasionally plays out of control. Will run around blocks and take himself out of position at times. He occasionally will go for the big hit when he should be playing the ball in coverage. He is far better in coverage than he is rushing the passer. Lacks an array of pass rush moves and struggles to get off of blocks once reached as a blitzer. Suffered a fractured fibula during spring practice in 2005 but did not miss any time during fall. He comes from a good family background and coaches speak highly of him as a person, but 2005 arrest causes concern regarding his character.

    Overall: Sims played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2003 and finished with 42 tackles. He started all 11 games and earned second-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore in 2004, when he finished with 86 tackles, nine tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He was arrested for domestic battery and resisting arrest without violence on June 6, 2005 after a fight with his girlfriend. He completed two days of public service after pleading no contest (Aug. 10, 2005) to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. Sims started all 13 games as a junior in 2005 and finished with 77 tackles, 13 TFL, and three interceptions before electing to leave school early for the 2006 NFL draft. Sims is an undersized prospect that played the "Sam" linebacker position in college but projects as a "Will" linebacker in the NFL. He has added significant bulk over the course of the last year but he still must continue to get bigger and improve his lower body strength in order to adequately match up in the NFL. However, Sims' speed, athletic ability, instincts and explosive tackling skills are difficult to ignore. He would fit best on an NFL team that emphasizes speed over size on defense (Colts, Buccaneers, Bears, etc.). Regardless, Sims projects as a late-first round pick in the 2006 draft.
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    Since Wilfy wants a squeaky clean organism, dis might be da only ting keepin' him from bein' a Vike. His Highness Mel Kiper, Jr. has us pickin' him wit' da numba 17 pick in da draft. Sims is rated thoid by Scouts, Inc., behind Hawk and Greenway, but not behind by much. For da type of defense we plan ta play, Sims would seem to be da man.
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    Re: Who DOESN'T Want Him For Linebacker?

    I done posted dis in anudda article, but, here it is....
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    Ernie Sims
    OLB | (5'11", 231, 4.54) | FLORIDA STATE

    Scouts Grade: 92

    Strengths: Is a speedy and athletic WLB prospect. Plays with great tenacity and aggressiveness. High motor LB with a mean-streak. Shows very good natural instincts and a nose for the ball. Is a sideline-to-sideline run defender. Shows good initial quickness and closing burst in pursuit. Is a powerful tackler, especially for his size. Will make the big hit and jar the ball loose from the RB or WR. He does a very good job of slipping blocks and sifting through traffic. He has the upper body strength to keep some blockers off his body even when reached. He is fluid in coverage. Shows good instincts in zone coverage, as well as the sped and athletic ability to turn and run with most RB's and TE's one-on-one. Also possesses outstanding ball skills in coverage. Should contribute as a nickel linebacker on passing downs even if he can't play a fulltime role as a rookie in the NFL. He also has the physical and mental tools to provide good production on special teams.

    Weaknesses: Is undersized. Must add bulk and lower body strength in order to hold his ground in the NFL. He is short and lacks body mass. Gets rag-dolled by bigger blockers that are able to get into his body. He occasionally plays out of control. Will run around blocks and take himself out of position at times. He occasionally will go for the big hit when he should be playing the ball in coverage. He is far better in coverage than he is rushing the passer. Lacks an array of pass rush moves and struggles to get off of blocks once reached as a blitzer. Suffered a fractured fibula during spring practice in 2005 but did not miss any time during fall. He comes from a good family background and coaches speak highly of him as a person, but 2005 arrest causes concern regarding his character.

    Overall: Sims played in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2003 and finished with 42 tackles. He started all 11 games and earned second-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore in 2004, when he finished with 86 tackles, nine tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He was arrested for domestic battery and resisting arrest without violence on June 6, 2005 after a fight with his girlfriend. He completed two days of public service after pleading no contest (Aug. 10, 2005) to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. Sims started all 13 games as a junior in 2005 and finished with 77 tackles, 13 TFL, and three interceptions before electing to leave school early for the 2006 NFL draft. Sims is an undersized prospect that played the "Sam" linebacker position in college but projects as a "Will" linebacker in the NFL. He has added significant bulk over the course of the last year but he still must continue to get bigger and improve his lower body strength in order to adequately match up in the NFL. However, Sims' speed, athletic ability, instincts and explosive tackling skills are difficult to ignore. He would fit best on an NFL team that emphasizes speed over size on defense (Colts, Buccaneers, Bears, etc.). Regardless, Sims projects as a late-first round pick in the 2006 draft.
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    Imo, I tink Sims would do all right wit' da Vikes. Hawk will be gone by da time we're up, an' da only udda one dat might drop to us would be Greenway. I also got da dope on him....
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    Chad Greenway
    OLB | (6'2", 242, 4.78) | IOWA

    Scouts Grade: 93
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    Strengths: Is one of the most complete OLB prospects in this class. He possesses good height and bulk. He has very good quickness and plays faster than his 40-time indicates. He shows rare instincts. Diagnoses plays quickly, takes excellent angles in pursuit and knows how to use his hands to get through traffic. He shows good closing burst and makes plays from sideline-to-sideline. Breaks down in space, gets his head around, wraps up and finishes strong. He plays with a rare motor. He has developed into a playmaker in the passing game. Shows adequate range in zone coverage. Has the instincts, speed and ball skills to continue to improve in that area. He has the physical tools to match up vs. most RB's one-on-one. He also is an explosive pass rusher with closing burst and a relentless approach. He prepares hard and takes the game very seriously. Has great intangibles.

    Weaknesses: He lacks ideal lower body strength and plays with too narrow of a base. He needs to learn to take on blockers with better leverage more consistently. He will get into some trouble when forced to take on bigger blockers in the phone booth. He likes to run around blockers and will take himself out of position on occasions by doing so when he shouldn't. He also lacks explosive upper body strength (only 16 reps on the 225-pound bench at the combine). He has quickness, instincts and ball skills in coverage but there still will be times that he doesn't look completely comfortable. He will need time to develop his coverage skills in the NFL. He has some trouble getting off of blocks when reached on the blitz and will need to improve his array of pass rush moves. Some long-term durability concern because of his major knee injury in 2002.

    Overall: Greenway redshirted in 2001. He had a major knee injury in the 2002 preseason and missed the first four games of that season, as a result. He played primarily as a backup the rest of that season before emerging as a fulltime starter during his sophomore season in 2003. As a junior in 2004, he finished with 113 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three interceptions and three sacks. Greenway started all 12 games as a senior in 2005 and finished with 156 tackles, including 10 TFL, eight broken up passes, two sacks and one interception. He was named second team All-Big Ten in 2003 and first team All-Big Ten in 2004 and 2005. Greenway projects on the weak-side in the NFL. He lacks ideal strength and he will need to improve his ability to disengage from blocks quicker in the NFL. He also did run well at the combine, which leads to some concerns about his ability to avoid blockers as effectively in the NFL. However, Greenway remains an elite linebacker prospect in the 2006 class because of his outstanding quickness, instincts and athletic ability. He is a sideline-to-sideline run-stopper who also has emerged as a dynamic playmaker in the passing game both in coverage and as a pass rusher. Greenway is ready to contribute immediately as a WLB in the NFL and he should quickly emerge as a playmaking fulltime starter. In our opinion, Greenway grades out as a mid-first round prospect in the 2006 class.
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    Re: With the 17th pick in the 2006 nfl draft

    gr8 post like always thanx

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    Re: Who DOESN'T Want Him For Linebacker?

    holy crap do you think he works out

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