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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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CB in the 2008 Draft: Rounds 4/5

Posted 03-24-2008 at 09:24 PM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:12 AM by hagan714

17. Patrick Lee, Auburn, 6000, 200, 4.53, 15, (CB/S)

Patrick Lee had to wait until his senior season before he was able to land the starting role for good. After waiting behind the likes of David Irons, he burst onto the scene in 2007 with 55 tackles and 4 picks. Lee has outstanding size and speed at the position. A great natural athlete, he has fluid hips to turn and run vertically. He's able to stick the larger receivers and has the leaping ability to neutralize any advantage they...
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CB in the 2008 Draft: the rest 3/4

Posted 03-24-2008 at 09:18 PM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:13 AM by hagan714

12. Dwight Lowery, San Jose St., 5111, 201, 4.47, 16, 33.5 (CB/S)

One of the better cover corners in the nation who wisely decided to return to school for his senior season. An absolute ball hawk. Can track the ball and come out of nowhere to make the interception. Lowery has very good size with long arms and very good hands for interceptions. Lowery is very athletic, having a uncanny field awareness and has the ability to mirror a WR. Can take the best receiver and close him down....
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