Has Mercilus been on the field this season in the OLB position? I know he has been playing special teams, and doing a very good job of it, but I have not noticed him on the field as an OLB. Phillips said that Mercilus was drafted so that their would be a 3 man rotation at OLB to keep everyone fresh but I have not noticed him on the field at anything other than special teams. Now I missed most of game 2 so if I'm wrong feel free to correct me but has Mercilus been playing any OLB this season? I expect more from a 1st round draft pick. Also what happened to Brandon Brooks? Brooks came into OTA's overweight but then lost some weight and was impressive in training camp/preseason and was challenging Caldwell for the starting position at RG. Now 3 games into the season he's nowhere to be seen. He hasn't been in any game yet, not even in a backup role, and now Ben Jones is stepping up nicely rotating with Caldwell at RG instead of Brooks. What's up with Brooks, anyone know? It seems that all 3 of our 4th round picks Jones, Keshawn Martin, and Jared Crick have been playing and making meaningful contributions to the team. Our 1st (Mercilus) and our two 3rd (Posey and Brooks) aren't doing much. What gives?