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OLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 3

Posted 04-03-2008 at 10:18 PM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:16 AM by hagan714

12. Beau Bell, UNLV, 6013, 244, 4.68 (MLB/OLB)

Bell is very athletic with a good combination of size and speed. A big backer for today's standards and exceptionaly quick. Bell does an excellent job in his pre-snap reads and fights through traffic really well. He is quick to read and react and is able to change direction quickly because he is an intuitive player. Bell is one of the better tacklers in college football and has huge upside when it comes to creating turnovers. He shows good...
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OLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 2/3

Posted 04-03-2008 at 10:11 PM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:17 AM by hagan714

8. Ezra Butler, Nevada, 6016, 240, 4.51

Butler has excellent size with long arms, well built and Very fast for a linebacker. He hasn't really been used as a classic outside linebacker, as the "Bandit" position he played is more like a 5-tech rush end. He is agile and moves well and has quick change of direction, moves well in traffic. Butler plays sideline to sideline and can really get after it when he is engaged. He closes quickly on ball carriers and very explosive when he gets...
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OLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 2 cont.

Posted 04-02-2008 at 10:53 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:17 AM by hagan714

6. Xavier Adibi, Virginia Tech, 6018, 232, 4.69 (ILB/OLB/S)

Few players can match the productivity of Xavier Adibi. He used his speed to get to the quarterback and earned three sacks and seven quarterback hurries as a senior and he proved to be an effective player in coverage as well, intercepting seven passes during his Hokie career. Instinctive player who finds a way to the ball, as he can get to the line with suddenness, taking on the inside run with his shoulder downhill. Runs to...
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OLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 2

Posted 04-02-2008 at 10:52 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:18 AM by hagan714

4. Jerod Mayo, Tennessee, 6013, 242, 4.54

Mayo is an outstanding physical specimen. He possesses great speed and agility and shows good strength and explosiveness as well. He has been very productive and made a smooth transition from OLB to ILB in 2007, where his athleticism has served him well. Mayo covers a lot of ground, as evidenced by his high number of tackles ( 140 tackles -- 79 solo). He's explosive off the ball, which makes him an effective blitzer and he's capable as a run...
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OLB in the 2008 Draft: Rounds 1

Posted 03-30-2008 at 11:07 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:18 AM by hagan714

1. Keith Rivers, USC, 6022, 241, 4.60

Rivers has the size and speed combination that NFL scouts love in outside linebacker prospects. Excellent athleticism with a good frame and long arms. Rivers plays sideline to sideline from his weak-side outside linebacker position. He is quick, agile and works through the trash and traffic well. Rivers is great in backside pursuit and has great lateral speed. Great speed. with a burst to close. Aggressive and plays with an attitude. A big hitter...
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