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MLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 3

Posted 04-16-2008 at 10:20 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 08:11 AM by hagan714

7. Philip Wheeler, Georgia Tech, 6019, 248, 4.66, OLB/ILB

Philip Wheeler will not be the biggest or strongest linebacker of this class. However, despite those concerns, Wheeler has great athleticism. Wheeler is a solid cover man for a linebacker and will be able to match up well with most backs and tight ends in the league. Smooth, natural and a great athlete with loose hips. Wheeler is a strong player who can shed blocks and stuff the run with seeming ease. He has good quickness...
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MLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 2

Posted 04-16-2008 at 10:08 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 08:18 AM by hagan714

3. Erin Henderson, Maryland, 6028, 244, 4.73, ILB/OLB

Linebacker Erin Henderson has great size and speed and one of the top LBs in the nation that should be one of the top linebackers on most draft boards. He is quite instinctive and will always be around the ball and deliver some big time hits. He reads the action quickly, and is athletic and strong enough with his hands to get through blocks on his way to the ball carrier. Can beat the running back to the edge. Has decent range...
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MLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 1

Posted 04-16-2008 at 09:59 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 08:19 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 12:36 PM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 08:16 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 11:18 PM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 08:16 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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