in today's NFL where offenses just spread you out now and ILBers have to defend TEs and scatbacks in space the smaller, faster ILB types are necessary. the day of the big, slow thumper is passe'...
Originally Posted by Shoe
That's fine by me. Would I like the next Larry Foote as a backup ILB? Yes, please.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
Final Ruthless Mock:
1.22 CB Marcus Peters, 6'0" 197 lbs., Washington
2.56 FS Damarious Randall, 5'11" 196 lbs., Arizona State
3.87 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251 lbs., Miami
4.121 DE Henry Anderson, 6'6" 294 lbs., Stanford
5.160 WR Titus Davis, 6'1" 196 lbs., Central Michigan
6.199 OLB Kyle Emanuel, 6'3" 255 lbs., North Dakota State
6.212c OLB Max Valles, 6'5" 251 lbs., Virginia
7.239 RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217 lbs., North Dakota State
Larry Foote is so under appreciated
Alex Kozora @Alex_Kozora ·
Terence Garvin has been all around the ball today. Sean Spence also looks good. Nice day for the ILBs.
James C Wexell @jimwexell ·
Molls is a friggin tackling machine.
Danny Molls consistently beat his man up middle. Sleeper ILB.
Wexell article on Molls:
The Steelers will have some interesting decisions when it is time to make the final cuts. Behind the first 4 and Moats, they have Spence, Williams, Garvin, Molls, Howard Johnson, Zumwalt and Chris Carter. Of those 12 guys, there will be some difficult cuts.
I would get rid of Chris Carter in a heartbeat, particularly with Moats serving as a veteran backup at OLB. Nice to have competition at the most important position in the defense.
You think MLB is the most important part of the defense?
I think they definitely keep spence...after that I have no idea
I think the LBers overall are the most important part of the D. I'd love to see more depth outside (if breaking it down, the OLB are more important than the ILB), but its nice to have depth at an area that was such a weakness last year.
Originally Posted by K Train
From that list I can see them keeping 9.
Zumwalt, Molls to the PS.
To be honest, this is the first time I have heard anything said about Molls, so a bit early to have him as a candidate for a spot.
Zumwalt should make the roster over Howard Johnson, he needs to get reps on ST though