"All rookies are projects, more or less. And the transition from pass rushing DE to pass rushing OLB has to be one of the most overrated."
You're football knowledge is apparently confined to watching games from the
prone position of a comfortable sofa on weekends, because the project is not for a DL to learn to pass rush from the upright position - rather it's learning how to cover pass receivers. See, you probably slept thru the video presentation of NFL 101, but pass coverage is a foreign concept to defensive
And football is physically demanding, can be exausting - sometimes even very painful, but not brutal. Irag - now that's brutality.