Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
The reason I went with Barrow, I see him doing a better job of dropping back into coverage as well as diagnosing plays and reacting appropriately.
Barrow is very experienced at dropping back into coverage which IMO is one of the biggest losses with Bowman being. With Barrow you're talking about a guy with a 4.6 40 who has some ability to recover if he gets beat, he's a solid cover guy, one of the better ILB's in coverage in this draft. To me that is the biggest factor for any ILB, if they can't cover well, then it doesn't matter how hard they can hit or anything else.
This is why I agree with you! I would love to have Skov on the team because he is really my kind of LB when it comes to aggressive play, but he also misses some plays by being overly aggressive. Barrow is a much better replacement of Bowman. The niners really have a unique set of MLBs--speed, tackling, coverage skills, toughness, intelligence...everything but injury-proof!