Sounds like somebody likes Alabama LBs. Christian Harris... now I'm not sure that was a Lovie pick
Yeah this late in the draft you're looking at big school guys and BPA for value.Not a bad idea to pick up a 1st team ALL SEC MLB. Not a bad idea to grab as many Alabama defenders as you can. Can’t wait to see DeMeco and staff mold these LBs into the best version of themselves!
Also excited to have Perryman mentor him this season.
Hmmm... I didn’t know you could trade compensatory picks. Has that always been the case or did it just start recently?
To’o To’o can also work into the rotation on obvious passing downs. I can’t think of a better situation for him to start his career.To'o To'o can learn behind Perryman who is on a 1 year deal. You have to layer young guys behind 1 yr guys. Good strategy. Henry is a small mike, but we've seen small guys like Donnie Edwards and Kendriks play well being small at mlb. Harris is a wb and maybe the mike in obvious passing downs. I really like the draft personally, Scruggs and Patterson gives them depth inside and the loser will backup up both guard spots.
His football IQ is evident in his play. Makes that 4.6 speed look like 4.4 because he doesn’t waste movement or make wrong decisions. Reminds me in some ways of that Alabama MLB that used to play for the Texans.A leader and a teacher [a captain, not in college, but in HS.......although he had all the necessary traits to see that role in college].
Jordan Battle explains the value of having a 'genius' in Henry To'o To'o on defense
Henry To’o To’o transferred to Alabama from Tennessee in 2021, and made an immediate impact for the Crimson Tide. To’o To’o enters his second season as the Tide’s middle linebacker, the leader of the defense tasked with calling out plays and making sure everybody on the field knows their assignment. Teammate and safety Jordan Battle talked about To’o To’o, and his contributions to their defense.
“You have to be a genius in the Alabama defense to even be at the middle linebacker position,” Battle said. “So seeing Henry progress coming from Tennessee, he’s been a great guy, a great addition to our defense.”
To’o To’o’s numbers speak for themselves, as he’s currently Alabama’s third-leading tackler three weeks into the season, and led the team in tackles a season ago with 113. He earned All-SEC second team honors, and made a multitude of award watchlists heading into the season including the Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy, and Butkus Award watch lists.
The on-field production and off-field recognition is great, but Battle also spoke about To’o To’o’s strengths in communicating with others on the field and his help in developing Alabama’s younger linebackers of the future.
“He’s been getting the d-line right, getting the linebackers right. Young guys in the linebacker room going to him every day, guys like Shawn Murphy, guys like Deontae Lawson, just going to him and being able to teach them and being able to keep the DBs intact with him has just been a great thing, great addition,” Battle said.
To’o To’o may not be one of the more tenured players on Alabama’s roster, but his leadership and impact are evident, as he’s setting up their defense for current and future success.
I really like Hansen last year he started getting some playing time towards the latter half of the year and did some good things. I’m holding a bit of hope DeMeco can make something out of him.Yes he’s gonna take a spot from one of the young LBs from last season (Wallow, Hansen, Cashman).
Could he ever be a Polamalu type safety at his current weight or less?…..but To’oto’to hasn’t finished feeling out. He’s 227 pounds coming out of college. I’ve got a feeling that a couple of season’s in NFL Training Rooms and with team Dietitians he’s going to make it to 240+ pounds. He’ll be an NFL sized LB in short order.
As some of you know… I’m Deaf. As a result my speech carries a heavy Deaf accent. It’s embarrassing when I mispronounce words so I’ve been practicing pronouncing his name these past couple days.
DeMeco was the superior prospect coming out. SEC Defensive player of the year his final year in college and All American. He was also about 10 lbs bigger.Isn't that pretty much about what they said about Ryans?