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Which OLB do you prefer for the 9ers?

Which OLB do you prefer for the 9ers?

If things play out the way I expect them to in the draft, the 49ers will have a chance to select the first OLB off the board at 17. God knows we need a pass rushing OLB. Brooks is the best pash rusher on the team, and in order to run an effective 3-4 ala Ravens/Steelers weve got to have pressure on the QB. So which player should we get at 17?
Ive seen more of Graham so him.
I have no idea why there isn't more love for Kindle. He has prototypical size, length, speed, and explosiveness for a 3-4 OLB, and he has had great production. Graham's had great production too and is a good prospect, but he has short arms and is no where near the physical specimen that Kindle is. Plus the last Texas DE to come out turned out pretty good.
To me, Graham looks just like LaMarr Woodley and if we could get a guy like that then thats our best option.

Im just not sold on Kindle. Hes athletic and fast but so is Manny Lawson. Plus he really just had one year of solid production at Texas. I'm not saying he wont be good but I think he's getting too much love.
They seem pretty close in my book.

I think most teams probably have Kindle rated higher because he's more athletic and probably drops back into coverage better while Graham is a more complete pass rusher.

Toss up for me....I'd be happy with either.
Originally posted by Draftology:
I have no idea why there isn't more love for Kindle. He has prototypical size, length, speed, and explosiveness for a 3-4 OLB, and he has had great production. Graham's had great production too and is a good prospect, but he has short arms and is no where near the physical specimen that Kindle is. Plus the last Texas DE to come out turned out pretty good.

The Last DE to come out of Michigan turned out pretty good too. I think Graham is closer to Woodley than Kindle is to Orakpo. Orakpo was like 260 lbs and strong Kindle is 6-4 and does have the speed and length but no where near the Strength Orakpo had. I Think Kindle is gonna be like Lawson when it comes to OLB he wont get as many sacks but will still be a good LB cause he is good in other things. Graham will be a pass rush beast.
i don't follow the college game closely enough, but I hear a lot about Graham, so my knee-jerk, instant-gratification pick is Graham.
Graham. I like an OLB that is just as good as defending the run as he is at rushing the passer.
I like Jerry Hughes in the 2nd round
Originally posted by al49erfan:
Originally posted by Draftology:
I have no idea why there isn't more love for Kindle. He has prototypical size, length, speed, and explosiveness for a 3-4 OLB, and he has had great production. Graham's had great production too and is a good prospect, but he has short arms and is no where near the physical specimen that Kindle is. Plus the last Texas DE to come out turned out pretty good.

The Last DE to come out of Michigan turned out pretty good too. I think Graham is closer to Woodley than Kindle is to Orakpo. Orakpo was like 260 lbs and strong Kindle is 6-4 and does have the speed and length but no where near the Strength Orakpo had. I Think Kindle is gonna be like Lawson when it comes to OLB he wont get as many sacks but will still be a good LB cause he is good in other things. Graham will be a pass rush beast.
The short arms are a pretty big concern. And there has been very very few offensive linemen to come out that have been as strong as Orakpo. Kindle is still really strong. He had one less bench press rep than Graham, but he has waaaay longer arms.
Originally posted by Hawaii49erfan:
I like Jerry Hughes in the 2nd round

Word, if you like Kindle you might as well take Hughes who was more productive and more athletic than Kindle and a better value.
They both look good, but Graham looks more like what I think a 3-4 OLB should be, stouter and able to play with leverage.

Still, I think I'd rather see the niners wait until the 3rd and go for Norwood or Misi.
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Sergio Kindle maybe a more well rounded player, but what we need is a pass-rusher and Graham certainly has the edge in that category. SO I gotta go with Graham.
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Originally posted by Draftology:
I have no idea why there isn't more love for Kindle. He has prototypical size, length, speed, and explosiveness for a 3-4 OLB, and he has had great production. Graham's had great production too and is a good prospect, but he has short arms and is no where near the physical specimen that Kindle is. Plus the last Texas DE to come out turned out pretty good.

I've defended him against other Texas fans all year. They'd always ask, "Where are the sacks?" Why don't people get that TFLs are as good as sacks?