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Rookie DEs/OLBs/ILBs (1 Viewer)

Tick

Footballguy
Ruud, Barrett Nebraska 36 Tampa Bay  4-3 MLBTatupu, Lofa Southern California 45 Seattle  4-3 MLBThurman, Odell Georgia 48 Cincinnati  4-3 MLBCrowder, Channing Florida 70 Miami  4-3 MLBMorrison, Kirk San Diego State 78 Oakland  4-3 ILBFincher, Alfred Connecticut 82 New Orleans  4-3 LBBeck, Jordan California State Polytechnic 90 Atlanta  4-3 LBGrigsby, Boomer Illinois State 138 Kansas City  4-3 LBSeward, Adam Nevada-Las Vegas 149 Carolina  4-3 MLBMcCune, Robert Louisville 154 Washington  4-3 MLB/WLBWallace, Rian Temple 166 Pittsburgh  3-4 ILBMitchell, Lance Oklahoma 168 Arizona  4-3 ILBSmith, Mike Texas Tech 234 Baltimore  4-3 ILBBergeron, David Stanford 252 Philadelphia  4-3 ILBJames, Erasmus Wisconsin 18 Minnesota  4-3 DERoth, Matt Iowa 46 Miami  4-3 DECody, Dan Oklahoma 53 Baltimore  4-3 DETuck, Justin Notre Dame 74 N.Y. Giants  4-3 DEBurns, Vincent Kentucky 92 Indianapolis  4-3 DE/OLBDavis, Chauncey Florida State 128 Atlanta  4-3 DE/OLBCole, Trent Cincinnati 146 Philadelphia  4-3 DEWelsh, Jonathan Wisconsin 148 Indianapolis  4-3 DE/OLBHuckeba, Jeb Arkansas 159 Seattle  4-3 DESwancutt, Bill Oregon State 184 Detroit  4-3 DEMoore, Eric Florida State 186 N.Y. Giants  4-3 DEHaye, Jovan Vanderbilt 189 Carolina  4-3 DELong, Khari Baylor 199 Kansas City  4-3 DEGoddard, Jonathan Marshall 206 Detroit  4-3 OLB/DERiddle, Ryan California 212 Oakland  4-3 DEFanene, Jonathan Utah 233 Cincinnati  4-3 DESpears, Marcus Louisiana State 20 Dallas  3-4 DECanty, Chris Virginia 132 Dallas  3-4 DERatliff, Jeremiah 'Jay' Auburn 224 Dallas  3-4 DENua, Shaun Brigham Young 228 Pittsburgh  3-4 DEDavis, Thomas Georgia 14 Carolina  4-3 SS/OLBJohnson, Derrick O. Texas 15 Kansas City  4-3 OLBPollack, David Georgia 17 Cincinnati  4-3 SLBMcCoy, Matt San Diego State 63 Philadelphia  4-3 WLBBlackstock, Darryl Virginia 95 Arizona  4-3 OLBHill, Leroy Clemson 98 Seattle  4-3 OLBPoppinga, Brady Brigham Young 125 Green Bay  4-3 OLBBoley, Michael Southern Mississippi 160 Atlanta  4-3 SS/OLBHagler, Tyjaun Cincinnati 173 Indianapolis  4-3 SLB/SSNewberry, Jared Stanford 183 Washington  4-3 OLBThomas, Pat North Carolina State 194 Jacksonville  4-3 OLB/MLBWortham, Cornelius Alabama 235 Seattle  4-3 OLBWilson, Rodriques South Carolina 220 Chicago  4-3 OLB/SSWare, Demarcus Troy State 11 Dallas  3-4 OLBMerriman, Shawne Maryland 12 San Diego  3-4 OLBBurnett, Kevin Tennessee 42 Dallas  3-4 OLB/MLBMcMillan, David Kansas 139 Cleveland  3-4 OLBClaridge, Ryan Nevada-Las Vegas 170 New England  3-4 OLBSpeegle, Nick New Mexico 176 Cleveland  3-4 OLBPettway, Kenneth Grambling State 227 Houston  3-4 OLB

 
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Tick

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Do those look right to people? Does anyone have any news on players being projected to play a different position?

 

Tick

Footballguy
Also, does anyone have any info on who's a WLB and who's a SLB in 4-3s?That applies to:Johnson, Derrick O. Texas 15 Kansas City  4-3 OLBMcCoy, Matt San Diego State 63 Philadelphia  4-3 OLBBlackstock, Darryl Virginia 95 Arizona  4-3 OLBHill, Leroy Clemson 98 Seattle  4-3 OLBPoppinga, Brady Brigham Young 125 Green Bay  4-3 OLBCole, Trent Cincinnati 146 Philadelphia  4-3 OLBHuckeba, Jeb Arkansas 159 Seattle  4-3 OLBBoley, Michael Southern Mississippi 160 Atlanta  4-3 OLBHagler, Tyjaun Cincinnati 173 Indianapolis  4-3 OLBNewberry, Jared Stanford 183 Washington  4-3 OLBWortham, Cornelius Alabama 235 Seattle  4-3 OLB

 

Tick

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i think ware is going to be an OLB, and im hearing murmurs about pollack at OLB too.
Ware is listed as an OLB/DE, so in a 3-4 he'd fit at OLB more than DE - that makes sense. Pollack I haven't heard about - that would surprise me a bit. I know he's a bit undersized, but don't really see him as a 4-3 OLB.
 

Birdie048

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Do those look right to people?  Does anyone have any news on players being projected to play a different position?
Im guessing that Thomas Davis ends up at the Sam in Carolina
Actually, they are talking of him at WLB in Mark Fields spot. Threre is still uncertainty on his return. DEFENSE

LDE Julius Peppers Kemp Rasmussen/R-Jovan Haye

LDT Brentson Buckner R-Atiyyah Ellison Omari Jordan/Eddie Freeman/Charles Hill

RDT Kris Jenkins Kindal Moorehead Jordan Carstens/Cleveland Pinkney

RDE Mike Rucker Al Wallace Isaac Hilton

OLB R-Thomas Davis Brandon Short

MLB Dan Morgan Chris Draft R-Adam Seward/Vinny Ciurciu

OLB Will Witherspoon Sean Tufts Justin Smith/Bryan Knight

CB Ken Lucas Eddie Jackson Dante Wesley

CB Chris Gamble Ricky Manning William Hampton/Marcus Floyd

SS Mike Minter Marlon McCree Scott Farley

FS Colin Branch Idrees Bashir R-Ben Emanuel

Panthers Depth Chart

Also... what about Lofa Tatupu from Southern Cal (5111, 238, 4.85)... Seattle traded up to get him in the 2nd round (2.13, #45 overall). I think he is a year away from making an impact, but he could supplant Niko...

 

Tick

Footballguy
Do those look right to people?  Does anyone have any news on players being projected to play a different position?
Im guessing that Thomas Davis ends up at the Sam in Carolina
Actually, they are talking of him at WLB in Mark Fields spot. Threre is still uncertainty on his return. DEFENSE

LDE Julius Peppers Kemp Rasmussen/R-Jovan Haye

LDT Brentson Buckner R-Atiyyah Ellison Omari Jordan/Eddie Freeman/Charles Hill

RDT Kris Jenkins Kindal Moorehead Jordan Carstens/Cleveland Pinkney

RDE Mike Rucker Al Wallace Isaac Hilton

OLB R-Thomas Davis Brandon Short

MLB Dan Morgan Chris Draft R-Adam Seward/Vinny Ciurciu

OLB Will Witherspoon Sean Tufts Justin Smith/Bryan Knight

CB Ken Lucas Eddie Jackson Dante Wesley

CB Chris Gamble Ricky Manning William Hampton/Marcus Floyd

SS Mike Minter Marlon McCree Scott Farley

FS Colin Branch Idrees Bashir R-Ben Emanuel

Panthers Depth Chart

Also... what about Lofa Tatupu from Southern Cal (5111, 238, 4.85)... Seattle traded up to get him in the 2nd round (2.13, #45 overall). I think he is a year away from making an impact, but he could supplant Niko...
Hmm - Ourlads shows:SLB 53 Short Brandon U/NYG | 57 Tufts Sean 04/6 | 00 Smith Justin F05 | |

MLB 55 Morgan Dan 01/1 | 00 Draft Chris F05* | 50 Ciurciu Vinny F03 | |

WLB 54 Witherspoon Will 02/3 R/1^ | 59 Knight Bryan F05 | | |

That's from before the draft, obviously... but are you saying that Witherspoon is moving to SLB? That would hose a lot of people who picked him quite early in dynasty startups this offseason.

 

grady

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Here are the exceptions from your list. Of course, this is all speculation at this point.Pollack, David - will play SLB in the 4-3Blackstock, Darryl - I think there is a good chance you will see him at DE too.Davis, Thomas - will play WLB in the 4-3

 

The_Hunchback

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I think that Witherspoon stays as the WLB and Davis is the SLB. Witherspoon doesn't have the physical style that Davis does. At this point it is all a guess anyway. Davis will be on the field whether it is at LB or DB. I read something that if Fields does come back then Davis could be the SS moving Minter to FS.

 
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The_Hunchback

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i think ware is going to be an OLB, and im hearing murmurs about pollack at OLB too.
Ware is listed as an OLB/DE, so in a 3-4 he'd fit at OLB more than DE - that makes sense. Pollack I haven't heard about - that would surprise me a bit. I know he's a bit undersized, but don't really see him as a 4-3 OLB.
There is an article out saying that he is going to play OLB for Cincy and is going to drop some weight down to 250.
 

Tick

Footballguy
Updated to add ILBs and change a few positions based on what I've read in the past couple of days.

 

waiver wire

Footballguy
thanks for the list :goodposting: and it typical FBG (ask for more) fashion : what is the chance to put who is starting on the list?That way all the info is in 1 thread

 

Tick

Footballguy
thanks for the list

:goodposting:

and it typical FBG (ask for more) fashion : what is the chance to put who is starting on the list?

That way all the info is in 1 thread
Sure, just let me know who and I can put it on there.See how that works? Right back atcha!

 

Birdie048

Footballguy
Hmm - Ourlads shows:

SLB 53 Short Brandon U/NYG | 57 Tufts Sean 04/6 | 00 Smith Justin F05 | |

MLB 55 Morgan Dan 01/1 | 00 Draft Chris F05* | 50 Ciurciu Vinny F03 | |

WLB 54 Witherspoon Will 02/3 R/1^ | 59 Knight Bryan F05 | | |

That's from before the draft, obviously... but are you saying that Witherspoon is moving to SLB? That would hose a lot of people who picked him quite early in dynasty startups this offseason.
Looks like they have made a preliminary spot for him to play.... Thomas Davis will play Strong Safety.
No. 1 pick will start camp at strong safety

By Darin Gantt The Herald

(Published April 27‚ 2005)

CHARLOTTE -- Carolina Panthers coach John Fox cleared up part of the mystery surrounding first-round pick Thomas Davis on Tuesday.

But it remains to be seen how his announcement that Davis will begin this weekend's minicamp at strong safety will affect the rest of the roster.

During an appearance on WFNZ’s “PrimeTime with the Packman,” Fox said his first-round pick would work with the second team at strong safety, receiving roughly the same number of snaps as incumbent starter Mike Minter.

"We want to see him at safety first," Fox said of Davis, who was recruited to Georgia as a linebacker but ended up in the secondary when injuries left the Bulldogs short there. When asked if that changed Minter's role, Fox said it didn't now, but said if the decision was made to leave Davis at strong safety "we'd have to make some adjustments."

Minter's entering the final year of his contract, and carries a $5.9 million salary cap number into the season.
Link to whole article
 
Roth, Matt Iowa 46 Miami  4-3 DE -- Given his size, I bet he ends up at OLB in the 3-4

Cody, Dan Oklahoma 53 Baltimore  4-3 DE -- Another possibility at OLB, but haven't heard anything, just speculation

Huckeba, Jeb Arkansas 159 Seattle  4-3 DE -- another OLB conversion

Goddard, Jonathan Marshall 206 Detroit  4-3 OLB/DE

Riddle, Ryan California 212 Oakland  4-3 DE --- Should end up a LB

Pollack, David Georgia 17 Cincinnati  4-3 SLBPoppinga, Brady Brigham Young 125 Green Bay  4-3 OLB ---- Much more of a DE from seeing him play
Just a couple notes on who I think shoulc/could be moving positions.Lots of DE tweeners this year.

 

Tick

Footballguy
Miami's tough to peg. I have no idea whether they're going to play a 3-4 or 4-3, and guys will shift between positions based on the scheme. I wouldn't be surprised to see them shift situationally, but I expect them to use primarily 4-3 so they can get Taylor on the field in his best position.

 

Toads

Footballguy
Yo, Tick.

Just dropped a post on the rookie LB thread re: MFL and there roll in identifying the draft designation of DE's and LB's.

They (MFL) follow the lead of each NFL team....identifying players for purpose of FFB draft by position based on what the team designates.

It looks to me that until MFL reflects the team's accurate designation....it's anybodies guess.

 

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