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TexansSeminole
11-03-2006, 12:25 AM
I think the Top Linebackers in this draft are:

Patrick Willis - 101 Tackles 7 TFL 1 Sack 0 INT 1 FF1 FR 6 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 72 Tackles 5 TFL 3 Sacks 1 INT 1 Breakup
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 63 Tackles 4.5 TFL 2 Sacks 4 INTs 2 Breakups
Paul Posluszny - 79 Tackles 4 TFL 2 Sacks 0 INTs 1 Breakup


I think all of these guys are MLBs except Posluszny. I know Buster can play outside as well as inside, not sure about these other guys...from what I have seen Tony Taylor may be able to play outside, but I am not so sure about his speed.

whiskeyrbl
11-03-2006, 05:36 AM
If Pusluszny Knee keeps getting better and is there in the 2nd RD. I think we need to jump on him. DWreck and this guy would be awesome. Same motor as Demeco, same nose for the ball and loves to lay the lumber.Plays way bigger than his size. 6'2 238 IIRC.

bah007
11-03-2006, 09:41 AM
David Harris is a decent player but all that talent on the Michigan D makes him look better than he really is.

V Man
11-03-2006, 02:06 PM
You could add Rufus Alexander from OU to that list.

TexansCanes
11-03-2006, 07:25 PM
i really like pat willis, talk about a great player that has character. would get alot more pub if he played for anyone else. if we trade down or he somehow he slips i think he would be a great fit to play along side ryans for awhile.

TexansSeminole
11-05-2006, 12:31 AM
Buster Davis had 8 tackles tonight, a sack, and a safety.

painekiller
11-05-2006, 12:57 AM
Add HD Blades to the list. He is looking to be an early 2nd rounder.

YoungTexanFan
11-05-2006, 01:48 AM
Add HD Blades to the list. He is looking to be an early 2nd rounder.

HB Blades has been a easy 1st round choice since pre-season.

bah007
11-05-2006, 01:55 AM
HB Blades has been a easy 1st round choice since pre-season.

Not really.

He has had serious work ethic & attitude problems.

He has tremendous talent but is character is an issue.

painekiller
11-05-2006, 04:28 PM
HB Blades has been a easy 1st round choice since pre-season.

HB Blades is rated #40 on the Huddlereport.com. That is a solid 2nd rounder. Now their ranking is not the best at this time of year, but that is a # I have heard for him on other sites.

Rex King
11-05-2006, 05:43 PM
I'm a bit biased, but I think Poz's versatility would be a real bonus. He played OLB his first three seasons, but switched to ILB this season, which along with wearing a heavy knee brace was a reason he struggled early in the season. On the other hand, I don't think he'll drop out of the first round.

DeMeco's playing well enough that I'd be wary of moving him outside and picking up one of the MLBs.

TexansSeminole
11-05-2006, 05:47 PM
DeMeco's playing well enough that I'd be wary of moving him outside and picking up one of the MLBs.

I am starting to thinki the same thing.

TexansJunkE
11-05-2006, 06:59 PM
Are you serious? Paul Posluszny has looked horrible since his injury. He's not even the best LB on his team.

kastofsna
11-05-2006, 07:00 PM
Are you serious? Paul Posluszny has looked horrible since his injury.
horrible? :yikes:

bah007
11-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Are you serious? Paul Posluszny has looked horrible since his injury. He's not even the best LB on his team.

Connor has looked better but no way has Posluszny looked horrible.

TexansCanes
11-06-2006, 05:58 PM
Pozy hasn't looked like he did last year but he is really starting to improve. I watched the Illinios game and he was all over Juice in the 2nd half, i think he has like 10 tackles, a sack, and forced fumble that was returned for a TD. I would expect to see him make more plays in the last few games then he was earlier in the year.

TexansJunkE
11-06-2006, 08:13 PM
OK maybe not horrible, but not a top LB. Conner is better.

TexansSeminole
11-06-2006, 09:06 PM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 112 Tackles 7 TFL 1 Sack 0 INT 1 FF 1 FR 6 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 81 Tackles 6 TFL 4 Sacks 1 INT 1 Breakup
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 73 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups
Paul Posluszny - 93 Tackles 4 TFL 2 Sacks 0 INTs 1 Breakup


Paul has looked good to me. His stats are consistant with last years, and last year he had 115 tackles 11 TFL and 3 sacks. The only thing that is down is TFL. He is easily a top 5 linebacker

What I think is interesting is that Tony Taylor has 5 interceptions. He plays WLB for Georgia very well. He would be a nice upgrade to Greenwood.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
11-07-2006, 12:08 AM
Brandon Siler - Florida

Might declare as a junior.

painekiller
11-07-2006, 12:15 AM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 112 Tackles 7 TFL 1 Sack 0 INT 1 FF 1 FR 6 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 81 Tackles 6 TFL 4 Sacks 1 INT 1 Breakup
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 73 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups
Paul Posluszny - 93 Tackles 4 TFL 2 Sacks 0 INTs 1 Breakup


Paul has looked good to me. His stats are consistant with last years, and last year he had 115 tackles 11 TFL and 3 sacks. The only thing that is down is TFL. He is easily a top 5 linebacker

What I think is interesting is that Tony Taylor has 5 interceptions. He plays WLB for Georgia very well. He would be a nice upgrade to Greenwood.

Interesting that most of your guys are MLB, at least this year. I think Posz's TFL numbers being down has a little to do with him playing the middle this year, and yes Connor would be a great pick up for any team.

Also thank you for putting Taylor on my radar.

TexansSeminole
11-07-2006, 01:09 AM
Interesting that most of your guys are MLB, at least this year. I think Posz's TFL numbers being down has a little to do with him playing the middle this year, and yes Connor would be a great pick up for any team.

Also thank you for putting Taylor on my radar.

Seems like all the top LBs are MLBs but I think Buster Davis can play all the LB positions.

Taylor is a great player, but for some reason, hasn't gotten a whole lot of recognition. He plays on a defense with top ranked DE Quentin Moses who isn't doing as well as people thought he was going to. Taylor has also got 2 FF and a fumble recovery. Of all things, 5 INTs is a very interesting stat. Taylor seems to have a nose for the ball.

V Man
11-07-2006, 09:41 AM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 112 Tackles 7 TFL 1 Sack 0 INT 1 FF 1 FR 6 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 81 Tackles 6 TFL 4 Sacks 1 INT 1 Breakup
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 73 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups
Paul Posluszny - 93 Tackles 4 TFL 2 Sacks 0 INTs 1 Breakup


Paul has looked good to me. His stats are consistant with last years, and last year he had 115 tackles 11 TFL and 3 sacks. The only thing that is down is TFL. He is easily a top 5 linebacker

What I think is interesting is that Tony Taylor has 5 interceptions. He plays WLB for Georgia very well. He would be a nice upgrade to Greenwood.

Add Rufus Alexander from OU to your Stats
75 tackles 2 sacks 1 INT 2 Pass Breakups 2 QB Hurries 3 FF 1 FR

TexansSeminole
11-16-2006, 02:15 PM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 112 Tackles 7 TFL 1 Sack 0 INT 1 FF 1 FR 6 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 87 Tackles 7 TFL 5 Sacks 1 INT 1 Breakup
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 77 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups
Paul Posluszny - 100 Tackles 7 TFL 3 Sacks 0 INTs 2 Breakup

Others:
Rufus Alexander: 82 Tackles 11 TFL 2 Sacks 1 INT 3 Breakups 3 FF 1 FR

bah007
11-16-2006, 02:24 PM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 112 Tackles 7 TFL 1 Sack 0 INT 1 FF 1 FR 6 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 87 Tackles 7 TFL 5 Sacks 1 INT 1 Breakup
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 77 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups
Paul Posluszny - 100 Tackles 7 TFL 3 Sacks 0 INTs 2 Breakup

Others:
Rufus Alexander: 82 Tackles 11 TFL 2 Sacks 1 INT 3 Breakups 3 FF 1 FR

Michael Griffin has more tackles as a SS than half of those LBs.
His stats so far:
91 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack, 6 passes defended, 3 INT, 3 FF, 2 FR, & 1 block.

He is a playmaker.

TexansSeminole
11-16-2006, 02:31 PM
Michael Griffin has more tackles as a SS than half of those LBs.
His stats so far:
91 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack, 6 passes defended, 3 INT, 3 FF, 2 FR, & 1 block.

He is a playmaker.

I know right, Griffin is one of my fav players in the NCAA.

If I could have it my way, like Burger King, I would take Griffin and make him our SS. Then I would take Tony Taylor and make him our WLB.

bah007
11-16-2006, 02:34 PM
I know right, Griffin is one of my fav players in the NCAA.

I would love to have Griffin in the 1st (mid-round maybe) & Buster Davis in the 2nd.

real
11-16-2006, 02:36 PM
I would love to have Griffin in the 1st (mid-round maybe) & Buster Davis in the 2nd.

Try again.

real
11-16-2006, 02:38 PM
1. Paul Posluszny, Penn State
2. Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma
3. Earl Everett, Florida
4. Juwan Simpson, Alabama
5. Prescott Burgess, Michigan
6. KaMichael Hall, Georgia Tech
7. Jeremy Jones, UTEP
8. Tim Shaw, Penn State
9. Zach Catanese, Arizona State
10. Brian Smith, Missouri

http://football.about.com/cs/positionalranking/a/nfldraftolbrank.htm

TexansSeminole
11-16-2006, 02:40 PM
http://football.about.com/cs/positionalranking/a/nfldraftolbrank.htm

I dont understand how they could not have Tony Taylor on that list. Amazing.

bah007
11-16-2006, 02:43 PM
Try again.

What is wrong with Buster Davis?

He is the same type of player as DeMeco.

His field awareness is top notch & he can play OLB.

real
11-16-2006, 02:43 PM
I'm really hoping the Texans Take Earl Everret in the second or third if he'll last....He's a beast IMO...

real
11-16-2006, 02:45 PM
What is wrong with Buster Davis?

He is the same type of player as DeMeco.

His field awareness is top notch & he can play OLB.

I haven't watched every game of his, but I have watched enough of him that I wouldn't wan't to take him unless we got him in the third or lower...

He is a high energy player(sometimes) but his awareness is not top notch, and he doesn't get off of blocks well...

I don't think he sucks...And I'm not saying he can't succeed at the next level....but IMO, there are much better LB's than him....

bah007
11-16-2006, 02:48 PM
I haven't watched every game of his, but I have watched enough of him that I wouldn't wan't to take him unless we got him in the third or lower...

He is a high energy player(sometimes) but his awareness is not top notch, and he doesn't get off of blocks well...

I don't think he sucks...And I'm not saying he can't succeed at the next level....but IMO, there are much better LB's than him....

Well the link that you posted has him listed as the #18 overall player on their Big 30 Draft Board.

The only LBs on their are:

Willis - #5
Posluszny - #11
Davis - #18
Alexander - #26

TexansSeminole
11-16-2006, 02:52 PM
I would love to have Griffin in the 1st (mid-round maybe) & Buster Davis in the 2nd.

I'd love to get Buster as well, but IMO he is going to go in the 1st round.

real
11-16-2006, 02:54 PM
Well the link that you posted has him listed as the #18 overall player on their Big 30 Draft Board.

The only LBs on their are:

Willis - #5
Posluszny - #11
Davis - #18
Alexander - #26

I'm not sure what you are referring to, but I don't see a top 30 list...I see a top 25 list and he's not on it...

But I do see where they have him as the #5 MLB....

And really what they have is not relevant...I meant there are better LB's out there for us...

bah007
11-16-2006, 02:56 PM
I'm not sure what you are referring to, but I don't see a top 30 list...I see a top 25 list and he's not on it...

But I do see where they have him as the #5 MLB....

And really what they have is not relevant...I meant there are better LB's out there for us...

You have to go back to the main football section & click on the Big 30.

But I will agree that what they have is not relevant. Most of their rankings seem out of whack anyway.

TexansSeminole
11-16-2006, 03:13 PM
and he doesn't get off of blocks well...

I'd say that that was nearly his only fault...and its not even all the time...its just sometimes he struggles to get off blocks...particularly when the play bounces outside and he gets stuck on blockers.

But when it comes to playing at the line of scrimmage and behind it...this guy is one of the best.

real
11-16-2006, 03:18 PM
I'd say that that was nearly his only fault...and its not even all the time...its just sometimes he struggles to get off blocks...particularly when the play bounces outside and he gets stuck on blockers.

But when it comes to playing at the line of scrimmage and behind it...this guy is one of the best.

I think it was the game against Maryland that I was watching and for the most part, if I remember correctly, he was a non-factor....

I'm not saying the guy sucks...I think he's alright....I don't think he's a top tier LB in this draft...but he's one of the better ones...

I just don't like how his game translates to the next level....IMO he also struggles with runs right up the middle...It seems he's better at running down the line...which isn't a bad thing...But I don't see him as a MLB in the NFL....he might make a damn good SLB though....

TexansSeminole
11-16-2006, 03:35 PM
I think it was the game against Maryland that I was watching and for the most part, if I remember correctly, he was a non-factor....

I'm not saying the guy sucks...I think he's alright....I don't think he's a top tier LB in this draft...but he's one of the better ones...

I just don't like how his game translates to the next level....IMO he also struggles with runs right up the middle...It seems he's better at running down the line...which isn't a bad thing...But I don't see him as a MLB in the NFL....he might make a damn good SLB though....

Ya, I think he would be a better SLB than MLB in the NFL.

TexansSeminole
11-16-2006, 03:52 PM
IMO he also struggles with runs right up the middle...

I've only seen him struggle when he has blockers coming at him and the run is up the middle. FSU lost two defensive lineman to the first round last year...Alot of the time the defensive line is getting manhandled and Buster has to work his way around multiple blockers before he is able to make a play on the ballcarrier, which he seems to do alot of the time.

real
11-16-2006, 04:12 PM
I've only seen him struggle when he has blockers coming at him and the run is up the middle.

If blockers aren't coming at him and the run is up the middle....:tease:

TexansSeminole
11-16-2006, 04:19 PM
If blockers aren't coming at him and the run is up the middle....:tease:

Teams gameplan around Buster Davis...I wouldnt be suprised if they had a specific lineman run up and block him on every running play.

TexansSeminole
11-27-2006, 03:21 AM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 137 Tackles 11.5 TFL 3 Sack 0 INT 2 FF 1 FR 7 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 102 Tackles 7 TFL 5 Sacks 1 INT 2 Breakups 2 FF
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 87 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups 2 FF 2 FR
Paul Posluszny - 108 Tackles 7 TFL 3 Sacks 0 INTs 4 Breakup 2 FF

Others:
Rufus Alexander: 95 Tackles 10.5 TFL 2 Sacks 1 INT 3 Breakups 3 FF 1 FR
LaMarr Woodley: COULD NOT FIND STATS

YoungTexanFan
11-27-2006, 09:11 AM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 137 Tackles 11.5 TFL 3 Sack 0 INT 2 FF 1 FR 7 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 102 Tackles 7 TFL 5 Sacks 1 INT 2 Breakups 2 FF
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 87 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups 2 FF 2 FR
Paul Posluszny - 108 Tackles 7 TFL 3 Sacks 0 INTs 4 Breakup 2 FF

Others:
Rufus Alexander: 95 Tackles 10.5 TFL 2 Sacks 1 INT 3 Breakups 3 FF 1 FR
LaMarr Woodley: COULD NOT FIND STATS


HB Blades?

bah007
11-27-2006, 11:20 AM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 137 Tackles 11.5 TFL 3 Sack 0 INT 2 FF 1 FR 7 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 102 Tackles 7 TFL 5 Sacks 1 INT 2 Breakups 2 FF
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 87 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups 2 FF 2 FR
Paul Posluszny - 108 Tackles 7 TFL 3 Sacks 0 INTs 4 Breakup 2 FF

Others:
Rufus Alexander: 95 Tackles 10.5 TFL 2 Sacks 1 INT 3 Breakups 3 FF 1 FR
LaMarr Woodley: COULD NOT FIND STATS

stats for LaMarr Woodley:

33 tackles, 17 TFL (1st place among DL), 11 sacks, 4 FF (leads the Big Ten), & 1 FR (& returned for a 54 yd TD).

I could see Woodley moving to OLB in a 3-4 defense but I think in a 4-3 he will stay at DE. He runs a 4.5 40 but he looks strong enough to handle DE at the pro level.

YoungTexanFan
11-27-2006, 11:25 AM
stats for LaMarr Woodley:

33 tackles, 17 TFL (1st place among DL), 11 sacks, 4 FF (leads the Big Ten), & 1 FR (& returned for a 54 yd TD).

I could see Woodley moving to OLB in a 3-4 defense but I think in a 4-3 he will stay at DE. He runs a 4.5 40 but he looks strong enough to handle DE at the pro level.

Yes, Woodley will most likely be a 3-4 OLB. Therefore he is not on my list.

My top 5:

Patrick Willis
Buster Davis
HB Blades
Dan Conor
Paul Posluszny

threetoedpete
11-27-2006, 01:47 PM
David Harris is a decent player but all that talent on the Michigan D makes him look better than he really is.

Yep don't want to make another TJ mistake.

threetoedpete
11-27-2006, 01:53 PM
I'm really hoping the Texans Take Earl Everret in the second or third if he'll last....He's a beast IMO...

Agreed I like 3 & 4 on your list the best. Evert is what 240ish ? That means he can grow into a Sam. Like Orrs game, but the bottom line is this team is not getting any production out of the back seven.

El Amigo Invisible
11-27-2006, 01:57 PM
Yep don't want to make another TJ mistake.

NO MORE TJ MISTAKES!!! AMEN BROTHER!

Trap_Star
12-07-2006, 08:45 PM
Update of my Top 5 LBs:
Patrick Willis - 137 Tackles 11.5 TFL 3 Sack 0 INT 2 FF 1 FR 7 Breakups.
Buster Davis - 102 Tackles 7 TFL 5 Sacks 1 INT 2 Breakups 2 FF
David Harris - COULD NOT FIND STATS
Tony Taylor - 87 Tackles 6.5 TFL 3 Sacks 5 INTs 2 Breakups 2 FF 2 FR
Paul Posluszny - 108 Tackles 7 TFL 3 Sacks 0 INTs 4 Breakup 2 FF

Others:
Rufus Alexander: 95 Tackles 10.5 TFL 2 Sacks 1 INT 3 Breakups 3 FF 1 FR
LaMarr Woodley: COULD NOT FIND STATS


You guys are forgetting about this guy. He's a beast of a linebacker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94

beerlover
12-08-2006, 01:58 AM
I don't think the Texans take a LB 1st day. However I would not be surprised if they looked in the 4th/5th rd. for OLB help. Watching the USC/UCLA game last weekend I was impressed with the Bruins Justin Hickman, looked like another DE to me (better suited for 3-4 OLB) pass rushing specialist, could replace Babin if they decide to go another direction (still cannot beleive Casserly gave up that much to trade up) anyway looks like a player to me :cool:

painekiller
12-08-2006, 03:50 AM
You guys are forgetting about this guy. He's a beast of a linebacker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94


I now have a new favorite. Triple T all the way.

Ckw
12-08-2006, 04:25 AM
One more vote for Terry Tate. What a bad a**!! Would love to have him in a Texans uniform.

Rex King
12-13-2006, 06:45 PM
Here are a few guys flying under the radar and might be had late first or early second day:
J Leman, 6-2, 240, Junior, Illinois. Unlikely to declare, but one to watch for next season. Switched from OLB to MLB.

Korey Hall, 6-1, 228, Boise St. Best defensive player in the WAC. Seems a bit undersized.

Tim Shaw, 6-1, 237, Penn St. Has played out of his natural position of WLB the past two seasons due to team needs (after switching from TB) last season at MLB to accommodate Dan Connor, this season at standup DE to accommodate another stud Sean Lee (rememember the name for the 09 draft), compensate for the loss of two senior DEs, and take advantage of his athletic ability. Thus his stats are not reflective of his ability, as he was outstanding in the games he played as WLB, but lost the position due to injury and the subsequent emergence of Connor. Academic All-American. Has supposed sub-4.5 speed and one of the strongest players on the team. I'm betting his stock will rise after the combine.

Leman 152 tackles (75 solo), 19 TFL, 4 sacks, 4 PBU, 5 QBH, 2FF
Hall 105 tackles (54 solo), 5.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 6 INT, 1 PBU, 1 QBH
Shaw 76 tackles (43 solo), 5.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 2 FF (2005)
37 tackles (21 solo), 6 TFL, 6 sacks, 7 PBU, 1 QBH (2006 as DE)

Rex King
12-13-2006, 06:57 PM
Based on some recent comments, it appears more and more likely that Connor will be staying at Penn State for his senior season. Given that he could be a mid first rounder in 08, IMO it's unlikely he'd declare early unless he were virtually guaranteed at least a mid second round grade. In any case, he hasn't requested a draft grade from the NFL yet (Reggie Nelson and Darrelle Revis have).

TexansSeminole
01-05-2007, 07:32 PM
Alrighttt...bumping this back up...

I'd have to say I am sticking to my top 5.

If we want to replace Greenwood...Tony Taylor has had a good year and should be available late first day.

YoungTexanFan
01-05-2007, 07:41 PM
My top 6:

Patrick Willis
Buster Davis
Earl Evertts
Dan Conor
Timmerman
HB Blades


I have updated my list.

Willis and Davis are still at the top. Everetts has moved up. Conor has moved up. Timmerman made my list, blades fell slightly.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
01-05-2007, 07:42 PM
Alrighttt...bumping this back up...

I'd have to say I am sticking to my top 5.

If we want to replace Greenwood...Tony Taylor has had a good year and should be available late first day.



You're looking at the wrong linebacker to replace. We need someone to take over at SLB to take over for Orr.

TexansSeminole
01-05-2007, 07:53 PM
You're looking at the wrong linebacker to replace. We need someone to take over at SLB to take over for Orr.

He will be replaced eventually...it may not be this year though you are right...SLB is a bigger need than WLB.

Recaping:

Patrick Willis
Buster Davis
David Harris
Tony Taylor
Paul Posluszny

Others:
Rufus Alexander

threetoedpete
01-05-2007, 08:27 PM
You could add Rufus Alexander from OU to that list.
LOL, this dang thread is four weeks old.


Agreed and Blades of Pittsburg is a high LB prospect. The guy he moved outside at Pittsburg should be on the Texans day two list. Slade I believe.

Anytime you get a D1 doormat jumpimng up all of a sudden, need to sniff that roster for prospects. I'm looking forward to seeing So. Florida's Nicholas in the combine. We've also got all the DII and three guys.

trublu
01-05-2007, 11:46 PM
He will be replaced eventually...it may not be this year though you are right...SLB is a bigger need than WLB.

Recaping:

Patrick Willis
Buster Davis
David Harris
Tony Taylor
Paul Posluszny

Others:
Rufus Alexander

I haven't seen anyone mention Desmond Bishop(6'2" 243lbs). I've seen him play in a couple of games and he reminds me of Demeco(agile and has a nose for the ball).
Tackles-114(55solo); tackle for loss-14; sacks-3, ff-3; int-3
Those stats don't include his last bowl game.
Tackles-12(8solo); tackle for loss-1

YoungTexanFan
01-05-2007, 11:51 PM
I haven't seen anyone mention Desmond Bishop(6'2" 243lbs). I've seen him play in a couple of games and he reminds me of Demeco(agile and has a nose for the ball).
Tackles-114(55solo); tackle for loss-14; sacks-3, ff-3; int-3
Those stats don't include his last bowl game.
Tackles-12(8solo); tackle for loss-1

We mention him a lot, just not with these elite LB's. DeMeco was rated for the most part as a 1st rounder for the year and then just fell into our laps and was thus a steal. Bishop has never been projected above the 3rd, which changes the variable entirely. That is why his name is not in the top 5 LB's of anyone. We all like him, but he is no Pat Willis or Earl Everett or even DeMeco Ryans.

trublu
01-06-2007, 01:33 AM
Sorry, when I saw the post I automaticlly started to think of the best LBs the Texans could get not the best LBs in general. Just felt Bishop would be feasable "steal" :secret: in a later round for the Texans.