Originally posted by SofaKing:
MD, what is your take on C Tyler Larsen, LB Carlos Fields Jr., and OLB Derrell Johnson? I'm looking for some mid-late round prospects who can add quality depth and potential at those positions.
I like Larsen a lot, but see him as substantially lower than Richburg and Martin. He is tough, and fiesty, maybe in the mold of Cal's center Schwenke last year (but not that good). More of an in the box center. Don't think he has much versatility on the line.
Fields is a really intriguing guy. Smaller school, but huge production. Will be drafted and a core special teamer right away. Not sure if he can crack a starting lineup some day, but a nice guy for depth. Fast, but needs to get stronger. At 238, needs to bulk up for sure. Being less than 6'1" is probably an issue for the team, who likes the taller, longer OLB's in the roster.
Johnson is somewhat like Fields. Just over 6'1", about ten pounds heavier, and played at a bigger program. To me, not as explosive at Fields, and I think is a bubble draftee. Good college player, but I don't think he offers much in the NFL.