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We have a ton of inside linebacker recruits, but only one outside linebacker.
How interchangeable are these positions?
Obviously I know that if you need a warm body, anyone can fill in, but technique wise, is it an easy move, or are there any major differences they have to overcome?
Bonus question: is this the return of the fantastic linebacker corps we saw in the 80s and 90s?
Wade was told he'll be a Will
Ed Williams was told he'll be a Sam
Claiborne was told he'll be a Will
Chevis is a Mike
Mastro is a Mike
JUCO Sanders is an OLB
Not sure where Flowers is supposed to play
Jenkins to Mike/Sam
Flowers to Sam/Mike
Baggs/Sanders to Will/Nickle
back fill where needed
imo this is how I see our current LB commits:
Chevis and Maestro- true MLB commits. Chevis is a scary dude who kills people in his highlights. Maestro is about 3 years ahead of him in technique and development at the position.
Jucos: Sanders is a true OLB and I fully expect him to start for us. Flowers is a versatile guy who could be either a MLB or OLB. I don't think he has a real high ceiling but I expect that he'll find a spot in the 2 deep this spring and be a very solid contributor. With lack of experienced depth at MLB I think he ends up there and competes for that starting spot.
Edwards- could be a MLB or strong side backer.
Claiborne and Wade- listed as MLB on some sites but both are athletic guys who actually project more to OLB due to size and athleticism. Wade has said we're recruiting him at OLB.
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