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Patriots Approach Trojan Linebackers @ Senior Bowl

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  1. JSn

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    Trio of talented Trojan LBs on display at Senior Bowl

     
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    tx for the article..
     
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    It was interesting watching Maualuga getting pancaked in one on one drills at the Senior Bowl by a lanky looking TE that's supposed to struggle as a blocker. The same TE, Shawn Nelson, easliy handled him on an outside rush the next play.

    Overrated LB.
     
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    I saw that. Nelson tooled him. He needs freedom to make plays and that is why I think we should pass on him.
     
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    Agreed, Rey looks like a 4-3 LB with a growing list of questions about his play.
     
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    Cushing would look great in this defense. I would be ten times more excited about getting him over Maualuga.
     
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    Can you guys list any defining plays by Cushing?
     
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    Not so much, but whenever I watched a USC game he always stood out setting the edge and in the pass rush. At the Senior Bowl he is getting good reviews for playing in coverage. The one big question that needs to be answered is how well he plays downhill as an off-the-LOS LB.
     
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    I don't care much for practice notes, i take Maualuga over Cushing 10 times out of 10 times. When it's game time and not an allstar practice Maualuga is the guy opposing offenses are thinking about, not Cushing, though he is also very good.
     
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    And now the rest of the story...
    Talented kids, but when evaluating them for the NE 3-4 I rank them Cushing, Matthews, Maualuga, Maeivi (and the latter would need to bulk up considerably - both he and Maualuga need to get better at stacking and shedding blockers).
     
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