2019 Nfl Draft Preview: Linebackers

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  1. DKphin

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    The Dolphins will enter the season with a respectable linebacking corp. Raekwon McMillan is looking fully healthy coming off a torn ACL that stole his rookie season away, Kiko Alonso is a seasoned vet that certainly is one of our leaders on defense and Jerome Baker is an undersized but athletic linebacker that brings a lot to the table. I am actually pretty excited about the future with Baker and McMillan.

    https://www.thephinsider.com/2018/6/27/17493896/2019-nfl-draft-preview-linebackers
     
  2. The Ghost

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    If that's our biggest weakness.....

    I can't wait for week 1.
     
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    Certaintly doesn't hurt to keep an eye on LBs, sooner or later we will kick kiko to the curb, and unless someone else stops up we should be on the look out for top LB talent, whenever we can, its been a sore spot over the years.
     
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    So i decided to compare this list to Slimm’s rankings.....

    #1- junior, Devin white (best LB he’s evaluated since Kuechly / Willis)

    #1- senior, TJ Edwards

    #1 rush LB, senior Josh Allen

    #16 senior - te’von coney

    #1 rush LB, junior - afernee Jennings

    #2 lb, senior - Cameron Smith

    Unranked, senior - Germaine Pratt

    #9 lb, junior - Tre Lamar

    Those are the guys discussed in the article but he has a list of some more guys, let’s see how they stack up to Slimm’s

    -Jamal Davis, Akron (Sr) ( - )
    Andrew Van Ginkel Wisconsin, (Sr) (3 rush LB)
    D’Andre Walker Georgia (Sr) (21)
    Terrill Hanks, New Mexico St. (Sr) (27)
    Nate Hall Northwestern, (Sr) (10)
    Ryan Connelly Wisconsin (Sr) ( - )
    Charles Wright, Vanderbilt (Sr) (4 rush LB)
    Mack Wilson, Alabama (Jr) (2)
    Jordan Jones, Kentucky (Sr) (7)
    Joe Bachie, Michigan St. (jr) ( 10)
    Kendall Joseph, Clemson (Sr) (6)
    Terrell Lewis, Alabama (Jr) (2 rush lb)
     
  5. TedSlimmJr

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    Jamal Davis lines up more at DE for Akron. Although I understand why this guy has him listed as a LB, he projects as more of a stand-up edge rusher at the next level. He simply doesn't have the weight to line up at DE in the NFL. He's a good defender in the MAC. Actually started his career out at Pitt before transferring to Akron.

    However, I'd like to see more technical improvements from him as a Senior. I don't like his tackling form, and hasn't developed any pass rush moves to beat better offensive tackles than what he sees in the MAC every week.

    Very good athlete with solid quickness, agility, and a nice frame that can support more weight. If he adds more weight, could develop into a nice situational pass rusher as an NFL prospect. But he's already going to be old when he enters the draft. He'll turn 24 before his rookie year begins.
     
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