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MLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 1

Posted 04-16-2008 at 08:59 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:19 AM by hagan714

1. Dan Connor, Penn St., 6-3 233 4.67

Blue collar. That's the word heard most often when describing Dan Conner. The Penn State Senior linebacker has been nothing short of a tackling machine since the first game of his freshman year. Conner led Penn State with 145 tackles this year. Conner doesn't just wait for backs to come at him to be tackled. Conner has experience playing both inside and outside on the line backing core, both with equally impressive results. The best...
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OLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 4

Posted 04-04-2008 at 11:36 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:16 AM by hagan714

16. Bryan Kehl, B.Y.U., 6023, 242, 4.56

Kehl is not a typical BYU linebacker having adequate size and bulk. Kehl is a very fast and a decent athletic player. Bryan has good instincts in the running game evident by the number of tackles he makes. Capable of delivering the big hit. He is active with nice range showing excellent instincts and awareness. He does an excellent job in open space and taking on blockers at the edge. Has a knack for getting to the sideline and keeping runners...
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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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