Originally Posted by Lucky
First, Hightower measured 6'2" at the combine with 32" arms. Not a good candidate for 3-4 OLB (though there are OLBs who fit that profile). Second, no NFL team will try to teach a rookie 2 different positions. There's just not enough reps to get him ready. So if Hightower is drafted by the Texans, it's likely to be an ILB. And I just don't see them taking an ILB in the 1st round.
Not a good candidate for 3-4 OLB? Tell that to Brooks Reed. Point is his primary position will be ILB. His athletic ability & skill set allow Wade to move him around, as he's apt to do sometimes in outside pass rushing situations, just another position he could
cover due to injury or unforseen circumstance.
One more thing, don't get stuck on tags. End of first, first of second all pretty much similar talent, wasn't DeMeco in fact the first selection overall of the second round in 2006. Got get over that if you want to draft bpa @ a position of need