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Old 05-10-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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New Orleans Saints draft California LB Khairi Fortt in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Fortt was one of 12 national semifinalists for the 2013 Butkus Award® at the collegiate level for the honor given annually to the nation’s top linebackers at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. Fortt played in and started the first nine games of the 2013 season at Cal in his first and only year of action for the Golden Bears after redshirting in 2012 following his transfer from Penn State just prior to training camp. Fortt, who missed the final three games of the 2013 campaign due to injury, recorded 64 tackles to rank third on the team after leading the squad for most of the season. He was 18th in the Pac-12 with an average of 7.1 stops per game. Fortt, who was an early entry for the 2014 NFL Draft with one season of collegiate eligibility remaining, added 3.5 tackles for loss (-5 yards) and 0.5 sacks (-1 yard). In two seasons at Penn State from 2010-11, Fortt played in 22 contests and compiled totals of 50 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss (-23 yards) and 2.5 sacks (-16 yards). He was invited to and participated in the 2014 NFL Pro Scouting Combine.

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He is a physical specimen a la Victor Butler.

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Old 05-10-2014, 04:13 PM   #2
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Re: New Orleans Saints draft California LB Khairi Fortt in 4th round

Yeah he sure looks like a LB. Jury is out on him staying healthy. And will he play inside it outside?
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I think he ran a 4.7? I think he's going to play inside. Knowing that he was recruited to Penn State to play linebacker is always a plus imo.
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Re: New Orleans Saints draft California LB Khairi Fortt in 4th round

What is he trying to say in that pic... just how big his check is going to be?
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I think he ran a 4.7? I think he's going to play inside. Knowing that he was recruited to Penn State to play linebacker is always a plus imo.
No doubt. Penn State knows a thing or two about the linebacker position. His collegiate highlight tape is promising. Dude looks mean and lean.
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He cut his hair for the combine. So he is a bit shorter now.
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From what I've read; ILB in the 3-4 is where he should fit best...
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Gee, he looks fat!
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another gamble on an injured player but this one has a longer history.
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