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  1. Rob0729

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    So I was scanning the list of DE free agents out there for potential guys who might convert to OLB in the 3-4. I came onto one interesting name. Bobby McCray from the Jags. He is tall, lean and quick (6-6, 261lbs). Here is what Scouts Inc. has to say:

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/fa?playerId=5774

    There is a chance that we add a LB who was not a LB before he came to the Patriots. McCray looks like a DE who could potentially move to the OLB spot. He did have 10 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in 2006. Not sure if he could make the transition, but he might be a guy to watch. Calvin Pace is so hot on the free agent market because he was a DE who converted to a 3-4 OLB.
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    Highly doubt that. He doesn't look very fast and agile. I don't see that happening.
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    The difference between Calvin Pace and McCray is that the Pats had one chance to draft Pace, and they took Ty Warren. The Pats had at least 8 chances to draft Bobby McCray, and they took Dexter Reid and Christian Morton. Athletically, he's already been evaluated. He's a straight 4-3 rush specialist, not a 3-4 OLB.
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