Originally Posted by thunderkyss
This is why I hope to see Brooks Reed at ILB. He's not a pass rusher, he's not going to make a significant amount of plays from the outside. He's JAG on the edges.
I expect more from a 2nd round pick. I think we need to move him to see if he can be that impact player we need on the inside.
At the same time, draft a guy who could be that dynamic end rusher we were missing last year.
Leaving Brooks at OLB doesn't help this team get better. We can draft a young guy to be that dynamic play maker inside, but your entire hope for outside pass rush will rest with Whitney Mercilus.
And even if the guy we draft isn't ready for the position, you can rotate Brooks down in pass rushing situations, where we lose nothing from last year. It would be exactly like what we had last year without an ILB with Brooks, Jj, Antonio, & Whitney on the line.
You just limit your ability to improve on your outside pass rush.
I think Reed is ok as a strong side OLB. ok. Not great...but ok...
Him and Merciless starting next year at the OLB spots worries me....I think Reed would be fine at SOLB if the WOLB is a pass rushing force. I do not believe Merciless is that guy...
But I won't rule guys out. Maybe Merciless can improve his game...Maybe Reed can improve his game...
I don't know...But at this point right now, they scare me. I think we need a better pass rush from the edges.