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  1. LuthierJr

    LuthierJr Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Anyone think Lofton will fall to 62? If he does would you want him? I know not everyone is high on him, and I think rightfully so as his workout numbers are not off the charts, but I like him..... then again I'm from Norman so I'm too biased :)

    Here is a highlight video of him fwiw.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=X_x4WvWEJO4
     
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    LuthierJr Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    some more notes on him (from nfldraftcountdown.com):

    Strengths:
    Great bulk and a solid frame...Excellent instincts and awareness...Has a non-stop motor...Quick and plays faster than he times..Does a terrific job in pursuit and has a burst to close...Big hitter and reliable tackler..Able to step up and fill against the run...Does a decent job in zone coverage...Smart with a high football I.Q....Tough and strong...Hard worker and team leader with top-notch intangibles...Productive.

    Weaknesses:
    Doesn't have the ideal height that you would prefer...Stiff and does not have fluid hips...Is not a great athlete...Marginal timed speed...Struggles to match up in man coverage...Just an average blitzer with a limited pass rush repertoire..Has to do a better job of protecting his legs...Limited college starting experience ( 19 games ).

    Notes:
    Could play in either a 43 or a 34 defensive scheme...Contributed mainly on special teams as a true freshman..Began to emerge as a sophomore but really burst onto the scene as a junior in 2007 when he was named an All-American and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year...Might not have all the physical tools you look for but is just a football player..The type who won't be a 1st rounder but will play like one.

    Career Statistics
    Year GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT
    2005 10 3 1.0 0.0 0 0
    2006 14 32 6.0 0.0 0 0
    2007 14 157 10.5 1.0 2 3

    Totals38 192 17.5 1.0 2 3
     
  3. LuthierJr

    LuthierJr Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    reading on a few places that he may be around at 62 now, although most places seem to have him being gone near the top/middle of the 2nd round.
     
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    If it's at #62 and we already have a CB, I'd be ok with it.
     
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    I'd like to see Lofton become a great pro, and show that combine numbers aren't really that important, that instinct and grit are more important. But he's fighting an uphill battle against history at his position.
     
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    Personally, I think that Lofton relies TOO much on his instincts and doesn't follow the plays called.

    I also don't believe that Lofton is a fit for the Pats 3-4 other than as a 2 down LB and the Pats need more than that.
     
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    zarakotas5 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    For the Patriots, prolly not so much. For other teams, I think Lofton is potentially 90% of Patrick Willis.
     
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