Two of my "Sleeper/Backup" type LBs, Derrick Pope and Marquis Cooper, now are in a new situation with both fighting with top 4 LB draft picks. Pope - I grabbed him in the dynasty draft expecting him to take over for Zach Thomas, maybe as soon as this year. But now the Fins drafted Crowder, who is probably more talented and suited for the MLB spot. Seau also needs a backup at WLB, but Eddie Moore has been doing that and has looked decent. I guess if they switch to a 3-4, Pope and Crowder may be the ILBs long term. Cooper - I grabbed him to eventually take over for either Brooks or Quarles. Now there is talk that he may move to SLB to compete with Nece for that spot. I assume that Ruud was drafted to be the MLB, so he may not cut into Cooper's time. The problem is that Cooper is pretty undersized and I'm not sure if they are setting him up to fail by moving him to SLB. Are these guys still worth stashing on the bench, just in case?
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