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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; hey guys..we been saying how we need LBs but i have been researching Fisher annd hes pretty good.....he was rated higher than Boulaware in the free agency and hes 5 years younger...although hes smaller but hes more athletic. heres a ...

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Old 05-17-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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Levar Fisher VS Peter Boulaware

hey guys..we been saying how we need LBs but i have been researching Fisher annd hes pretty good.....he was rated higher than Boulaware in the free agency and hes 5 years younger...although hes smaller but hes more athletic. heres a little info..................

Levar Fisher
Position: Outside Linebacker
College: North Carolina State
Height: 6-1
Weight: 233
Hometown: Beaufort, N.C.

AGILITY TESTS
4.67 in the 40-yard dash … 2.71 in the 20-yard dash … 1.66 in the 10-yard dash … 7.3 in the three cone drill … 31-inch vertical jump … 9'2" broad jump … 455-pound bench press … 505-pound squat … 330-pound power clean … 30 3/8-inch arm length … 9-inch hands … Right-handed … Posted the highest strength and conditioning points total (bench press, squat, power clean, dips, pull-ups) on the 2001 Wolfpack squad … Tied for the top mark in the incline (380 pounds) among all players weighing over 225 pounds … Can do 71 dips and 42 chinups, the high marks for any Wolfpack player.

ANALYSIS
Positives: Has the bone structure to carry an additional twenty pounds with no loss of quickness … Has very quick instincts to read and react … Moves through traffic with force, able to locate the ball in an instant … Makes great use of his strong upper body, able to deliver a crunching hand jolt when shedding … Uses his hands to sift through traffic, showing a sharp burst when accelerating off the edge … Has the balance and body control needed to avoid low blocks … Has good zone awareness, showing good depth on his drops … Sound tackler who lowers his shoulder properly before delivering the hit … Quickly fills the inside rush lanes, displaying balance as he moves down the line in pursuit … Has a crisp, controlled backpedal, opening his hips properly to turn on the ball … Takes good angles working in space … Has the flexibility to counter blocks when attempting to close on the quarterback … Plays low to the ground, playing with classic wrapup tackle technique.
Negatives: Little undersized, and this poses problems at times, as the bigger blockers generally cover him up … Lacks the bulk to stay inside, so he must play off the line in order to be effective … Tries to run through blocks and does not have the strength to develop consistency as a blitzer … Gets tied up at times and is slow to shed … Falls off tackles working in space, as he seems to be unaware of the receivers moves through routes.

CAREER NOTES
Four-year starter who led the nation in tackles per game average the last two seasons … Regarded as the best athlete on the team, he boasts the highest strength and conditioning points total (bench press, squat, power clean, dips, pull-ups) on the 2001 Wolfpack squad … One of the most vocal characters you will ever find on the football field, Lavar has more than backed up his "chatter" over the years, totaling a school career-record 492 tackles (276 solos), topping the previous mark of 457 by Damien Covington (1991-94) … Registered 12 sacks for minus-90 yards, 33 stops for losses of 147 yards and 21 quarterback pressures … His 12 sacks are tied for ninth while his 33 stops behind the line of scrimmage are topped only by Tyler Lawrence (38, 1990-93) and Carl Reeves (45, 1991-94) on the school's all-time record list … Caused nine fumbles, recovered six others and had 15 pass deflections … Only Jesse Campbell (15, 1988-90) caused more fumbles in Wolfpack annals … His six fumble recoveries are surpassed only by Fernandus Vinson (7, 1987-90) on the team's career-record chart … Had at least 10 tackles in 27 of 45 games he has played in.

2001 SEASON
All-America first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report … Semi-finalist for the Lombardi Award … Consensus All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team choice … Started all year at weakside outside linebacker … Led the team with 148 tackles (84 solos), including 1½ sacks for minus-17 yards and three stops for losses of 18 yards … Credited with four quarterback pressures … Caused a fumble and recovered two others … Also deflected a pair of passes.

Preseason - Sat out spring drills after undergoing right shoulder surgery.

Indiana - Opened the season with 3 pressures and 13 tackles (9 solos).

Southern Methodist - Added 15 hits and deflected a pass.

North Carolina - Totaled a season-high 21 tackles (10 solos) with a pass break-up … Only Clayton White (23 vs. Ohio University, 1988) and Bill Cowher (24 vs. South Carolina, 1977 and 24 vs. Clemson, 1978) had more tackles in a game for the Wolfpack.

Wake Forest - Followed with 20 tackles (11 solos) … His two-game total of 41 tackles matched his school record set in 2000 (21 vs. Maryland, 20 vs. Florida State).

Clemson - Sacked QB Woodrow Dantzler for a 13-yard loss and posted 8 tackles.

Georgia - Credited with a 17-tackle (11 solos) performance.

Virginia - Caused a fumble and delivered 10 hits (6 solos).

Duke - Returned a fumble recovery 52 yards for a touchdown and registered 12 tackles (6 solos) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage.

Florida State - Collected 9 tackles (5 solos).

Maryland - Recovered a fumble and came up with 10 tackles (5 solos).

Ohio University - Added 13 tackles with a 4-yard sack.

Pittsburgh (Tangerine Bowl) - Made a solo tackle, but suffered a left forearm fracture (radius) early in the first quarter.

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Ht: 6-4 Wt: 255
Position: OLB
Projected as: OLB
Position Rank: 12
Date of Birth: 12/18/1974
Birthplace: Columbia, SC
Experience: 8
High School: Spring Valley HS
(Columbia, SC)
College: Florida State

Biography:
In his career, Boulware has consistantly been able to get after the quarterback. There are few players in the league that have as much explosivness coming off of the edge. While he is a pass rushing demon, Boulware has improved his pass defense. Still, Boulware needs to improve his run defense to be considered the best strongside linebacker in the game.
Peter Boulware attended Florida State University. A hard-hitting outside linebacker, Boulware racked up 52 sacks in his first five years in the league.

Peter Boulware Facts: Peter Boulware entered the NFL Draft after his Junior Year at FSU... Peter was Baltimore's first-round selection in the 1997 NFL Draft forth pick overall... Won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1997... In his Junior Year Peter Boulware was a first-team All-American selection and was named National Defensive Player of the Year by Football News as a junior and was named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and All-ACC... With 19 QB sacks, Peter shattered the Seminole's all-time mark of 12 held by Ron Simmons in 1977... Peter first Pro Bowl in 1998 was as a "Need" Player, after being voted a first alternate... Boulware in the Pro Bowl, 1998, 1999, 2002 & 2003(Did not play knee injury)... Ed Block Courage Award Winner... Brother Michael will be drafted in 2004...
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