Mid to Late Round ILB Prospects

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    I'm really just getting in my draft mode lately and I'm beginning to waiver on my initial 1st round ILB pick. The more I've been learning myself up and watching the Combine (as if it means much), I'm starting to question whether any of the ILBs have 1st round talent. I was high on Minter, but now question his coverage abilities after watching a bit of video.

    So, considering we'll likely be targeting a 2 down ILB I've begun looking at mid-rounders. I've got 3 thumper type guys I want y'all to 2nd guess for me.

    Nico Johnson (Bama) - He's probably my top rated run stuffer. Plus, I love me some Bama backers
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    Kevin Reddick (NC) - 18.5 TFL's last season
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    And my longshot pick, A.J. Klein (Iowa St.) - He's a playmaker and has that Watt-type motor. I really like this cat for some reason. A 3rd or 4th pick would be a nice spot to grab him.
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    What do y'all think?
     
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    I can only speak about Reddick, because I have seen him play quite a bit. He is a good player, not sure where he is projected to go at this point. He isn't anything overly special.

    I really like Greene out of Rutgers. I have been watching him for some time and he is quite versatile. He can be an asset as a blitzer, a run stopper, and in some coverage situations. From what I have read, he is projected as a second rounder. I would imagine he will be off the board by the time our second rounder rolls around.
     
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    Isn't he projected as an outside rush type backer?

    He looks intriguing. Heck of a two year stint. I'll check him out a bit more
     
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    Moore is projected to be an ILB or an MLB (most are leaning to ILB in a 3-4) but from what I've read he could do either ILB in the 3-4 or all 3 spots in a 4-3.
     
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    Y'all both have good prospects. I found this posted on Twitter. Looks like all 3 of our guys are in the top percentile in coverage. Mine being my sleeper pick , Klein

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    Right now I like Moore a lot as a late round prospect.
    I might even go 4th round on him.
    Very versatile player who can play in or out.
    Perfect as a compliment for Cushing, allowing Reed to move back to OLB.

    He isn't bad in pass rushing, but I think his coverage skill is better than any one we currently have outside of Cushing.

    The knock is his size.
     
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    I think we need to take a look at the guy from S Miss.

    Besides him, Moore is putting up great numbers so far.
     
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    This is the first day I've ever seen Moore, he looked very good in the stack and shed drill that I watched so I looked him up. His combine numbers are really good though so he might rise more throughout this process.
     
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    Jamie Collins damn near jumped put of the stadium. 41 1/2" vert good lawd.

    EDIT: I see Collins as more of a pass rusher though.
     
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    It appears he has everything except experience. He's another DB /LB tweener that might need a year or two before becoming acclimated to the NFL.

    Southern Miss went 0-12 this past season. lol
     
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    Whew! Thanks. Thought I might've jinxed him or something
     
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    You can rarely tell how serious an injury is when you initially look at it, so he could have suffered a serious injury. I hope not because that is really tough for a guy like Klein.
     
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    What are the thoughts on Zaviar Gooden out of Mizzou? His name keeps popping up amongst the top of most of the drills & from what I have read his college resume isn't that bad either. He seems a bit small but he seems to have what the Texans need w/ good speed & coverage skills having been a former safety. I kinda like what I've seen & read so far...thoughts??
     
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