Originally posted by SteveYoung:
Originally posted by monsterzero789:
He had 2 sacks and 30 tackles this year. Complete waste of space. How is this not apparent to you?
I would assume since he was the starting ROLB on the NFL's best defense and the fact that he held his own would mean that he is NOT a waste of space. Stats dont tell the whole story.
I can also assure you that a rookie OLB will not be able to come in and assume the responsibities that Haralson assumes. If Aldon didn't start last year as the 7th overall, no OLB picked at #30 or in round two will start.
If ANYTHING, we will take an OLB in the premium rounds only if Brooks leaves. I think we will take a OLB in the later rounds. Maybe someone like Shea McClellin for depth purposes.
Either way, I think Aldon and Brooks start with Harlason seeing limited time as a backup. We need to get a player who can make an imediate impact, not a player who sits on the bench behind three other players.
Which is another reason why I doubt we take a DE in round 1 to sit on the bench behind Smith and McDonald.
Oh i am not arguing to take a OLB or DE in the first couple of rounds. I was just stating that Haralsons (well Lawson's really) replacement was already drafted. Haralson could not and get any pressure on the QB whatsoever.