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LB Julian Peterson to SEA (1 Viewer)

I always thought that Peterson was a 3-4 outside LB who would often act as a virtual DE and rush the passer. Do I have that wrong?

 
I always thought that Peterson was a 3-4 outside LB who would often act as a virtual DE and rush the passer. Do I have that wrong?
He can play both 4-3 OLB and 3-4 OLB/DE ...He will not be a full time DE.

OTOH, I wonder what all this Abraham to the Sehawks talk does to the value of Wistrom/Fisher ...

 
WLB: Hill

MLB: Tatapu

SLB: Peterson
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I always thought that Peterson was a 3-4 outside LB who would often act as a virtual DE and rush the passer. Do I have that wrong?
He was nominally a 3-4 OLB because that's where SF needed him most, but they moved him around quite a bit in an effort to make him as disruptive as possible. I'm sure Seattle will take advantage of his versatility as well. Assuming he's fully back to his pre-Achilles injury form, he will be outstanding in coverage, nasty in the blitz, and part of what looks on paper at least to be a defense few offensive coordinators will relish facing.
 
From an IDP viewpoint, playing SLB will hinter Peterson's upside and I doubt he is a top 40 LB. He really sucked last year coming off his injury (ranked #55 among LB's). Maybe he rebounds, but I think he is one of the more overrated LB's out there.

 
From an IDP viewpoint, playing SLB will hinter Peterson's upside and I doubt he is a top 40 LB. He really sucked last year coming off his injury (ranked #55 among LB's). Maybe he rebounds, but I think he is one of the more overrated LB's out there.
Well, I think he is a physically talent player who can not stay on the field. I also agree that at SLB, he drops in FF value. He will have the occasional sack but his tackles will suffer covering the TE in running schemes. He's not the best at taking on blockers
 
Right now Peterson is listed as the WLB and Hill the SLB on ourlads, not sure how it will shake out though.

 
Right now Peterson is listed as the WLB and Hill the SLB on ourlads, not sure how it will shake out though.
Take ourlads.com with a grain of salt. They also have Thomas Davis listed as the SS for the Panthers, while Adam Seward is the starting WLB. :rolleyes: Peterson (6'3" 235) is far more suited to cover TE's than Hill (6'1" 229). It's been well documented than Peterson can essentially play every position on the field outside of DT.

I could see Wistrom getting yanked on passing downs with either Hill or Peterson rushing the passer. The remaining LB's (Tatapu and either Hill or Peterson) would then be the two nickle LB's. It's painfully obvious Wistrom cannot get to the QB anymore.

 
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From an IDP viewpoint, playing SLB will hinter Peterson's upside and I doubt he is a top 40 LB. He really sucked last year coming off his injury (ranked #55 among LB's). Maybe he rebounds, but I think he is one of the more overrated LB's out there.
Me too
 

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