49ers rookie LB Patrick Willis had a career-high 18 tackles -- including a career-high 16 solo tackles -- during a Week 12 win against the Cardinals. He also had 1/2 sack in the game. Willis now has 110 tackles and one sack in 11 games. (Updated 11/25/2007). http://sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/430383 The problem was that he didn't last until the Patriots pick. They subsequently passed on Beason and obtained a 4th round pick (Randy Moss) and future 2008 1st (currently #4). I don't dislike linebackers at all. I was fully in favor of drafting Willis because I felt he was a special talent. You can go ahead and hunt up my posts. But the fact remains that BB, traditionally has not drafted linebackers early. It would have to take a very special talent for him to change his drafting pattern.