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WaxOn WaxOff
04-16-2010, 05:36 AM
I am a fan of Brandon Graham, but weak side OLB is going to be the real problem if Taylor is not re-signed. Wake may develop into a pass rushing specialist SOLB. I don't have a lot of faith in the weak side.

Weatherspoon looks to be the best option at weak OLB, given his speed and coverage skill. Perhaps he should be the target if we are looking at the weakest link. A great scenario would have us trading down for a team that covets Spiller @ 12 and pick up a second, then take Weatherspoon later.

hooshoops
04-16-2010, 05:37 AM
buddy...weatherspoon is by all means NOT a wolb in a 3-4...

datruth55
04-16-2010, 05:45 AM
I think Wake gets moved to the weakside.

WaxOn WaxOff
04-16-2010, 05:45 AM
buddy...weatherspoon is by all means NOT a wolb in a 3-4...

Please enlighten me... Where do you see him playing?

hooshoops
04-16-2010, 05:51 AM
Please enlighten me... Where do you see him playing?

if i see him in a 3-4 period it's as an ilb...but i still think that he's a better 4-3 wolb...

3-4 olb...nada

Ozfin77
04-16-2010, 05:51 AM
I did my own mock the other day and Weatherspoon ended up with the Lions with pick 34.

Not a guy i'm all that high on anymore for our team

newlownorder
04-16-2010, 06:05 AM
It's too bad because Spoon is going to be a good player............................for a 4-3 team.

datruth55
04-16-2010, 06:07 AM
I did my own mock the other day and Weatherspoon ended up with the Lions with pick 34.

Not a guy i'm all that high on anymore for our team
I can see New Orleans taking him at 32.

hooshoops
04-16-2010, 06:10 AM
It's too bad because Spoon is going to be a good player............................for a 4-3 team.

it's the same thing with daryl washington...you get more bang for your buck in a 4-3 with each of them...run and chase players attack the ball...need clean looks

and neither of these guys project as any kind of 3-4 wolbs...i don't see anything on tape that would even suggest that

PhinsTD
04-16-2010, 06:19 AM
Weatherspoon and Washington could both be 3-4 ILB's, but their maximum potential is in a 4-3 weakside where they can flash and attack the ball with clean lanes.

I actually like both players, but neither is anything close to a 3-4 WOLB.

Ozfin77
04-16-2010, 06:25 AM
I can see New Orleans taking him at 32.

I hear ya...I was tossing up Weatherspoon and Daryl Washington.

Washington was the pick. I just like his instincts more, although he'd need to bulk up a little.

hooshoops
04-16-2010, 06:31 AM
that's a toss up for me...washington and spoon...i think washington may be the more point of attack physical player but i think spoon may be the more likely play maker of the two...

washington projects to me as the more effective get off blocks and shed player but i think spoon has the better quick acceleration to the ball...

spoon even in that soft conference he played in with east west running games and what not doesn't get off of blocks worth a damn imo...

i can see him having issues with downhill running teams in the nfl...

i still like both of them...as top 45 picks

j-off-her-doll
04-16-2010, 06:43 AM
If we go WOLB, it's Hughes.

#1dolphinsfan
04-16-2010, 06:46 AM
Weatherspoon is a ILB in the 3-4 system

Ricky4Life
04-16-2010, 07:35 AM
If we go WOLB, it's Hughes.

I would love to trade down and then select Hughes.

WaxOn WaxOff
04-17-2010, 11:23 AM
I would love to trade down and then select Hughes.

I've got no problem with Hughes, he may actually be the better pick. I think Weatherspoon is probably the best pure coverage LB in the draft from what I've seen on tape (watch the Senior Bowl highlights esp.).

As for Weatherspoon, I heard one of the NFL network hosts just last night pick him for WOLB in a 3-4 'D', with the quote 'He'd be the PERFECT weakside OLB in a 3-4'. Obviously I'm not the only one who thinks he can play the position.

PhinsTD
04-17-2010, 11:28 AM
Which analyst was it? That way I can listen to his stuff in the future and know he thinks the opposite of myself. =)

WaxOn WaxOff
04-17-2010, 11:35 AM
Which analyst was it? That way I can listen to his stuff in the future and know he thinks the opposite of myself. =)

Nice. I don't remember which airhead said it, maybe Brando. It wasn't Gil Brandt, who is the only guy I trust without question.

PhinsTD
04-17-2010, 11:57 AM
I like Brandt...normally, I am a fan of people who shy away from making grandiose statements just to get the headlines.

With that said, I still do enjoy Mayock, as much for his attitude as anything else.