Originally Posted by Rohirrim
JDR runs 3/4 packages all the time. In the pass rush packages, Von lines up as a DE just about every time. That's when opposing QBs usually switch to run plays. The Broncos also play other mixed packages, including 7 DBs on occasion. JDR loves to mix it up and mess with QBs. I think a guy like Skov would provide excellent run support in the lighter packages and still not hurt us too much in coverage. Maybe JDR would add another DB in obvious pass situations? I'm more concerned with size and speed, ability, focus, intensity and smarts. Skov has all of that. Would I prefer Te'o? Sure, but that's the cost of going deep in the playoffs.
We do line up in 3-4 looks but our base LBs Woodyard and Brooking do not play with 3-4 responsibilities. I understand what to expect at the bottom of the first round, but I would rather take a different prospect in the third or fourth round.. Jackson, Reddick, Bostic.. They are physical down hill players but Reddick and Bostic can drop into space. If we are going to look for a thumper and rely on sub packages for coverage LBs which I have mentioned, then I would much rather take Andrew Jackson over Skov. Jackson lays the wood on anything and everything of the opposing team, his athleticism and upside is through the roof.
So what I'm getting at is no matter which LB direction we go in the draft, there are better value prospects later. I agree with the scheme and idea you suggested, that's why I'm so big on Andrew Jackson, but I'd rather wait for value then reach on one. I could see the FO drafting Arthur Brown or Kasheem Green from Rutgers to play MLB because of their coverage abilities. If that were the case we would be going in a more coverage based MLB direction.
I value size and physical play as well.. Funny you want Elam at SS if you value that size. I'd much rather have a prospect like Ray Armstrong or Cooper Taylor with a late late round pick. They have the size and physicality of a Cam Chancelor type SS. Elam is a smurf compared to them..