Cheatwood played LB in college.. so it may not be as much of a stretch for him as you think. as for why another team didnt get him earlier.. well he did workout for two other teams first (broncos and someone else).. but the reason he hasnt been taken earlier is because he didnt lead the CFL in sacks until this season.
Am I the only guy who feels we would be squandering DJs talent if we drafted him and put him at ILB? he is fast.. strong around the edges.. and we are gonna throw him in the middle cause he is better in coverage than Foreman? If we drafted DJ we would be better off using him at OLB.. which is why I think we wont draft him unless he falls to us at 13. Even then im not so sure we would... not if we could trade down and get an extra pick and pick up Spears.. who is more of a necessity than Johnson. but then you never know.. Johnson may be the more talented of the two so we may grab him despite the fact that we dont necessarily need an OLB as much as we need other stuff.