Re: Roster Moves, Ruud and White signed, Holliday gone
Ruud has the potential to be a very nice pickup providing injuries haven’t limited his range and burst, he’s not a speed guy.
One of the knocks on him coming out of Nebraska was his lack of take-on ability to play inside. He’s more of a run and hit LB which worked well for him in Tampa’s scheme. Some scouts felt he was best suited to play will in an even front.
Ruud definitely has it between the ears, very smart and instinctive. He had no trouble adjusting to three different defensive coordinators and four different defenses at Nebraska. Finished as their all-time leading tackler, set a school record for tackles as a junior and was defensive MVP his senior year.
If he still has the physical skill set he should be able to help us in coverage. Like others have said in early post, could be looking at a platoon situation with Dobbins.
If he has anything left, Wade will know how to put it to use.