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    The levon kirkland days are over

    NFL LB'ers are getting smaller and faster. The college game is dictating to the NFL for the first time EVER. The spread offenses are coming to the NFL. The college recruiting game is combatting them with hybrid LB/Safety players. Guys who can run, hit and cover ground and space. The days of the #255 linebacker are disappearing. Yes the pass rushing #260 OLB will always have a spot in the NFL. But the surrounding complimentary LB'ers will continue to evolve into the Hybrid type players. Ryan Shazier is a perfect example. How many of us wanted Lavonte David 2 years ago. Shazier is the same type player
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    The days of Levon Kirkland LBs will never be over. That dude was close to 300lbs and could run down field and cover TEs. He was an athletic freak.

    But to your point, sure the thumpers aren't going to be the norm in a passing league. But you still have to be able to stop the run. That was a huge problem for us last year.

    And if all teams go this route, it's really gonna help our O with our big thumpers at RB.

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    Makes me sad. I wanted to see Shayne Skov in the Black and Gold
    1. CB Marcus Peters Washington 6/190
    2. OG Josue Matias Florida State 6-6/320
    3. OLB Geneo Grissom Oklahoma 6-4/250
    4. DL Ellis McCarthy UCLA 6-5/330
    5. TE Jeff Heurman Ohio State 6-5/255
    6. FS Adrian Amos Penn State 6/200
    7. DT Terry Williams East Carolina 6-1/340

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    The days of Levon Kirkland LBs will never be over. That dude was close to 300lbs and could run down field and cover TEs. He was an athletic freak.

    But to your point, sure the thumpers aren't going to be the norm in a passing league. But you still have to be able to stop the run. That was a huge problem for us last year.

    And if all teams go this route, it's really gonna help our O with our big thumpers at RB.
    The Levon Kirkland freakish size-athleticism combo platter will be playing DT in St. Louis, though.


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    2.56 CB/FS Eric Rowe 6'1" 205 lbs. Utah
    3.87 TE Clive Walford 6'4" 251 lbs. Miami
    4.121 DE Henry Anderson 6'6" 294 lbs. Stanford
    5.160 WR Stefon Diggs 6'0" 195 lbs. Maryland
    6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel 6'3" 255 lbs. North Dakota State
    6.212c CB Quandre Diggs 5'9" 196 lbs. Texas
    7.239 RB John Crockett 6'0" 217 lbs. North Dakota State

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    Quote Originally Posted by focosteeler View Post
    Makes me sad. I wanted to see Shayne Skov in the Black and Gold
    Foco I am a big fan of Skov's, But it wouldn't shock me to see him go undrafted.
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    7) Jeremy Langford-RB-Mich St
    5/152) Nick O'Leary-TE-FSU

    6/183) Titus Davis-WR-Central Mich
    6c)-Sean Hickey-OT-Syracuse
    7/214) Julian Wilson-DB-Oklahoma













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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    The Levon Kirkland freakish size-athleticism combo platter will be playing DT in St. Louis, though.
    ...on a four man defensive line may I add!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    ...on a four man defensive line may I add!
    Wherever you put them, there will always be a market for big and fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    ...on a four man defensive line may I add!
    Imagine if they drafted Khalil Mack at #2 instead of Greg Robinson.

    Their front 7 would be:

    Chris Long-Aaron Donald-Michael Brockers-Robert Quinn

    Khalil Mack-James Laurinaitis-Alec Ogletree

    Dayum...that NFC West division would have been home to numerous epic defenses.


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    2.56 CB/FS Eric Rowe 6'1" 205 lbs. Utah
    3.87 TE Clive Walford 6'4" 251 lbs. Miami
    4.121 DE Henry Anderson 6'6" 294 lbs. Stanford
    5.160 WR Stefon Diggs 6'0" 195 lbs. Maryland
    6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel 6'3" 255 lbs. North Dakota State
    6.212c CB Quandre Diggs 5'9" 196 lbs. Texas
    7.239 RB John Crockett 6'0" 217 lbs. North Dakota State

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