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MLB vs ILB (1 Viewer)

Bouddha

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In the recent past I have often dropped LBs in my rankings when they moved from MLB to ILB. I was assuming that their stats would go down somewhat because MLB is a more productive position than ILB. I still think this is true for most LBs, but for the premier LBs I will not drop them anymore. I have made the mistake too many times. Premier LBs will not see a decline in production if they go from MLB to ILB as long as the ILB next to them is not of their caliber.Examples: Donnie Edwards last year moved to ILB. He has not missed a beat. The Dolphins now play a mix of 4-3 and 3-4 defense. Zach Thomas is still top notch. I dropped Andra Davis in my preseason rankings when I found out the Browns were going to 3-4. A Davis is one of the top LBs after 2 weeks. Does someone have counter examples where a top LB had a clear drop in production when moving from MLB to ILB?Thanks

 
moving from MLB in 4-3 to a 3-4 ILB can make some players have a dropoff, but remember too that in a 4-3 the WLB will usually score fairly well too, meaning most defensive units have two good scoring LB.i'd say that ray lewis saw his play slip slightly in the 3-4, thats not to say he wasn't a top 5 LB, but he went from being #1 by far to a few years at 2, 3 or 4.

 
moving from MLB in 4-3 to a 3-4 ILB can make some players have a dropoff, but remember too that in a 4-3 the WLB will usually score fairly well too, meaning most defensive units have two good scoring LB.

i'd say that ray lewis Baltimore's official scorer saw his play slip slightly in the 3-4, thats not to say he wasn't a top 5 LB, but he went from being #1 by far to a few years at 2, 3 or 4.
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