Originally Posted by Blackluck
Patriots have worked out a handful of nickle LBers, so they're in the market for one of those. David seems like the best cover LB and supposedly has a very high football IQ.
Ever see how tall Reiss is? This guy is s Reiss binkie. Third round at best IMHO. If he was bigger than 5'11" or 6' maybe a second rounder.
David might not be very big, ..........but he is slow too. He runs 4.7 40. We already have him on our roster and he is bigger and way faster. His name is Josh Barrett and he has a contract that is $1mm and BB has let him stay on the roster. If you need someone like David we have him. Make him a sub LB.
Ten times the better choice is Zack Brown who is the best in coverage. 105 Tackles 5.5. sacks, 3 INTs almost 6' 2" and hand held speed better than any present Patriot other than Stallworth at 4.29. Better 3 cone than David and much stronger.
David has not done anything on tape to make him better than Brown. Brown has slid from end of first to second rounder. Maybe he is there at #48. I think you can get David at #62 with ease.
Zack Brown=He was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, a first-team All-ACC selection.
David=First Team All-Big Ten and won Butkus award by having more tackles.
Is ACC a better conference?
Do Nebraska players translate well into the NFL?
Do you want a very small 225lb (versus 240lbs) short, slow LB? Evidently Reiss does. But like I say, Barrett can play the sub package OLB that Reiss envisions.
Meanwhile we could have ten guys covering but if we don't put pressure on the opposing QB, this Draft is a complete bust. I don't care if BB is your best friend....epic fail with the best set of rushers in years.