Originally Posted by peacepipe
I pointed this out when he was drafted but he is playing OLB in a 4-3. As a result he's going to be limited in the amt of times he's able to after the QB. Doom as DE in a 4-3 is going to have a opportunity on every play whether to play run or pass,and going to have a higher percentage.
playing OLB allows him to do more than just rush the passer and come from the DE position.
plus he would need to bulk up to 245-250 to play through the entire season as a pure DE.
this is why so many of us want to see a MLB and DT added via the draft fairly high. the MLB can take more coverage assignments and allow Von to show as a LB but rush the passer and also the DT can help eat up blockers.