Anyone who has paid attention to my posts knows Ive been wanting an OLB even before this fiasco. Now AD and Burgess are most likely gone after this season, it makes OLB an even bigger target in FA and Draft. With that said, there are very few (if any) proven 3-4 OLBs in Free Agency. Merriman is one that alot of people are keeping an eye on but you can almost guarantee the Chargers will franchise him and keep him an extra year to see if he can recover fully and play at his old level. Guyton will be able to bounce back from this as he's still a youngster and made a dumb sophomore mistake. Moss is just being Moss. I think he's frustrated rather than having an ill will like AD or flat out apathy like Burgess. Those two are the true cancers on the team and horrible role models for the younger players. They must be replaced. With no one but TBC as a productive OLB, this makes it far and away our biggest draft need. Let's take a serious look at what OLB's have 1st-2nd round stock in this years draft... Sergio Kindle - Huge red flags. He can't rush the passer from the LOS. Hasn't produced well at all this year. Only average size for a 34 OLB. They tried putting him at DE to boost his draft status but it only hurt it. He's a 43 OLB as proven by his drop off this year as a DE. Jerry Hughes - The best pure pass rusher. Nice pass rush moves with a successful speed rush, spin move, and bull rush. High motor. Has the highest ceiling and most potential out of any DE in this draft. DeMarcus Ware-like potential but currently an unpolished product. Only average or below average tackling form. Questionable instincts and intelligence. Hasn't shown leadership... and judging on the recent turn of events this season, our D needs leadership more than anything else. Brandon Graham - My fav prospect. All around good player with good character. Leader with a non-stop motor who will fight the entire game no matter how bad his team was losing. Stout vs. the run but can also get to the QB. Good awareness to bat down passes. Destroyed high OT prospect Baluga when they faced off. Positive attitude. Not as much potential as Hughes, but more of a solid "sure thing" type of pick. Might not have the hips to be effective in coverage. George Selvie - Not the prospect he once was. Gets stone walled constantly now. I dont know if it was injuries that hurt him or if it's something else, but his stock dropped so much now he isnt even considered a first day pick anymore. Take him off your big board. Carlos Dunlap, Everson Griffen, Derrick Morgan, Corey Wooton, Greg Hardy - 4-3 DE's with boom or bust written all over them. Probably not fit for our scheme. Character concerns will almost all of them. Certainly not what we need at this point. Ricky Sapp - Tweener. Too skinny. Shawn Crable v.2 Eric Norwood - Good prospect. After Graham and Hughes, the only other OLB I like right now. He lacks ideal size but he's a gamer. He plays OLB right now so he's already comfortable playing in space and dropping into coverage. Not as good a pass rusher as Graham and Hughes though. Most proven versatile OLB prospect as he's shown he can play both standing up or with his hand in the ground. Not as good at shedding blocks as Graham or Hughes. Would be a consolation prize if those two are gone by our pick. Good but not elite. If our targets are projected to be taken before our pick, do we trade up a few spots to grab them? I think at this point we NEED to. It's time to get big impact players on D instead of trading down to get stockpile picks. Share your thoughts on OLB's in this years draft and how the recent events may impact our day 1 picks.