Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub
Some are saying that Dont'a Hightower is too slow to be anything but a 2 down LB'er or that he is in adequate in coverage. This is not true. He was a 3 down back at Alabama in Nick Saban's 3-4 zone blitz and although he isnt great in coverage he is far from inadequate. If he isnt the guy you want the Steelers to draft, cool, but dont just make up stuff because about Hightower because he isnt your pick.

Here are some clips of him. Please watch them.

watch the 6 play on this clip. Hightower picks up the back in the flat and has him blanketed. Also you will notice that Hightower was used all over the place. Even off the edge as a DE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzJ3o1heM5E

These next clips all show how quick he plays. From the ILB spot he is able to get hits on these QB's. And they arent just hits. They are violent hits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBe6Ez1O ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fdY8xns ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOYCrxD- ... re=related
Come on DD .... We all know evidence of him playing against the best and fastest teams in the country (SEC) isn't enough evidence to mitigate these concerns.