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  1. midwestpatsfan

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    Hey draftniks,
    Since the combine, just about every guy I had on my board to play at either inside or outside linebacker in the Patriots system has either had bad workouts, said in interviews they are better suited for the 4-3 or had an "expert" say they may not be suited for our system. So who is left? I see patriots.com now has jon beason as a 1st round possibility and I didn't have him as a fit.

    So who do you guys see as fits at either LB spot and what round do you see them going?
    Thanks
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    A look at the LBs on our team helps.

    46 Corey Mays LB 6-1 245
    58 Pierre Woods LB 6-5 250
    59 Rosevelt Colvin LB 6-3 250
    50 Mike Vrabel LB 6-4 261
    54 Tedy Bruschi LB 6-1 247
    95 Tully Banta-Cain LB 6-2 250
    52 Eric Alexander LB 6-2 240

    The protypical LB in the BB system is an freak of nature, about 6'3, 250 lbs. This is a rare attribute found in most college LBs. Most play in the 4-3 scheme and are 230-ish.

    There are few in this draft like

    Stewart Bradley, 6'4, 254 lbs
    Zak DeOssie, 6'5, 250 lbs
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    Jon Beason fans lament:
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/analysis/individual_workouts
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    Calvin Johnson weighed 235. Jon Beason weighed 229. Translation: NFL safety/Cover 2 LB. Not for us.
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