Originally posted by drake49er:
Originally posted by saniner:
Originally posted by Lobo49er:
It's possible one of these four will be there:
Akeem Ayers UCLA OLB
Justin Houston Georgia OLB
Brooks Reed Arizona OLB
Jabaal Sheard Pittsburgh OLB
Would you if we took one?
I think Houstons best fit would be at 4-3 DE. I would be ok with Reed or Sheard
Why do you think Houston would be better at 4-3 DE?
His draft stock rose when UGA switched to a 3-4 last year and he played OLB. He recorded 18.5 Tackles for a loss and 10 Sacks. Which is more production than Reed and Sheard. I'm not saying Houston is going to be a star as a 3-4 OLB but to dismiss Houston as a 3-4 OLB is just wrong.
I don't like his ability to drop into coverage. I know he will be used primarily to get after the QB, but at times he will have to drop back. I just feel that he excels at getting after the QB, and as a 4-3 DE he will be able to do that more.
I don't doubt he could be effective as an OLB, I just feel he can be more effective with his hand on the ground