Originally posted by NCommand:
This is a better post. Fleming and Johnson are both pass rushers at the OLB position and have a shot to back up both Aldon/Brooks. We can hope they are equally effective in pass rushing and against the run.
Getting these two plus Dobbs back is like getting three free draft picks WITH a full year+ on OUR defense. Let's hope at least one pans out...
According to those that think Aldon Smith is overrated, we should be more than ok since Justin Smith is the SOLE reason he got over 30 sacks in two years.
In all seriousness, I believe we can get some production out of Johnson and Fleming and if I remember right, Cam Johnson was highly rated coming out in 2012 and it was injuries that had him drafted in the 7th round. I would still use a lower pick on a pass rusher and hope we would be good to go with Johnson, Fleming, and the rookie.
Considering that Baalke has drafted the only effective rusher for this team since Andre Carter, I'm thinking he can identify college defensive ends that can make the transition to 3-4 OLB (Johnson).