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Old 02-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Rascal View Post
Name some LBs who will be available late day 2 who will have success in the NFL?

I'm also not sure I agree with you about the prototypical size disagreement. I looked up every starting MLB in a 4-3 and the average size was 245 lbs and 6'2" with standard deviations of 8 lbs and 1.5" courtesey of excel. I don't have the historical information to compare this too, but I don't think its a stretch to assume that they aren't getting smaller.
I can name about 4 I think will be ok, but I'll pm you before the OM draft

These are some guys who are Playing LB right now who are later draft picks and are successful:

Navorro Bowman 3rd round SF, ALL Pro
KJ Wright Miss St. 4th round SEA, Probowler
Justin Houston Georgia 3rd rounder KC
Nigel Bradham FSU 4th rounder BUF
Daryl Sharpton theU 4th rounder HOU
Kavell Connor Clemson 7th rounder INDY
Arthur Moats JMU 6th rounder BUF

All are smaller than prototypical size and all were starting last year. That does not include the Colts leading tackler Jerrell Freeman who took over for Connor when he was injured last year. He was a UDFA and led the team in tackles at 6'0 and 234. He played better than his numbers too.

The prototypical guys with talent get drafted early. The guys who are not prototypical but can really play and contribute get drafted 3-7.
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