My 'notables' here:
-Ja'Marr Chase and Kyle Pitts in the top 3 after Trevor Lawrence. Not that I disagree... just notable.
-Zach Wilson over Justin Fields. I think I agree... although it's close.
-Trey Lance over Justin Fields... I'm not sure I agree with this one. But interesting nonetheless.
-Rashawn Slater over Penei Sewell... hard disagree... but I like Slater too, so... I just love Sewell
-Caleb Farley over Patrick Surtain... I think I agree... have to do a lot more study on the CBs though.
-Gregory Rousseau EDGE1 over Kwity Paye
-Trevon Moehrig S1
-Jaelan Phillips in top 20... interesting to see how the league sees him. From what I've heard he has some off-field stuff that might impact his draft stock.
-Kadarius Toney top 20... yes! I love Kadarius too.
-Levi Onwuzurike at 23... haven't seen him yet... but I think this is the highest I've seen him on draft boards. Interesting.
-Tutu Atwell no.31
-Joe Tryon no 32... not sure I agree with this one...
-Christian Barmore at 37!! Wow. He's low on him... I've seen people mock him in top 10.
-Eric Stokes makes top 50... Campbell does not.
Very interesting read. Will have to go over some of the prospects ...
It has more to do with our scheme than with our players' specific strengths IMO. This scheme relies heavily on the LBs and safeties ability to rally to the ball when the pass is completed and not so much on sticking with the receiver and disrupting his ability to catch(this is part of the frustration with the scheme for me... we allow short passes to be completed on a whim and then rely on the secondary line of defense to get there and limit the damage). The length for our LBs serves multiple purposes not just in pass-defense - it is also useful keeping clean from blocks with long arm when in pursuit of a RB or a pass-catcher.
BTW 7 passes defended is not a little for a LB. For example - Bobby Wagner has 8, Fred Warner has 6... Demario Davis has 5... Lavonte David has 6... It's very much in line with all the best LBs in the league.
That contract for Xavier Rhodes is a 1 year deal for 3 million? I mean that is funny. I think he might be looking for a lot more than that. Plus I would not be shocked if he gets at least a two year deal.