40 time: 4.92
BIO: Three-year starter and first team All-Conference selection as a senior after posting 82/4.5/2. Junior totals included 78/5/3 when he was honorable mention All-SEC.
POSITIVES: Forceful, run-stuffing linebacker who struggles in pass coverage. Diagnoses the action and quickly locates the ball. Disciplined defender who stays with assignments. Defeats blocks on his way to the play, stacks well against the run and wraps up tackling. Forceful up the field on the blitz and quick filling gaps to stop ballcarriers. Mentally alert and works hard.
NEGATIVES: Lacks speed to the flanks, struggles moving laterally and slow redirecting to ballcarriers.
ANALYSIS: A straight-line player best going downhill, Turner is a two-down defender. Offers both size and strength as well as football intangibles, which could help him catch on as a backup.
PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent
tigerskin said:I wouldn't be surprised if Saban gives Marcus Randall tryout at safety
ckparrothead said:I think Saban might want to keep at least one linebacker around who can run, so Eddie Moore might be safe for now. Turner would probably battle it out with Derrick Pope for a job, and sad to say I think he might win. Pope is small and slow, Turner big and slow.
We normally kept 7 linebackers and 9 DL. On the DL we've still got Carter, Chester, Bowens, Taylor, Holliday, Zgonina, David Bowens, Roth, Romero, Vickerson, Josh Shaw, Mario Monds, and Ronald Flemons. At LB we have now Zach, Seau, Spragan, Crowder, Moore, Pope, Ayanbadejo, Jenkins, Strother, and Renauld Williams.
I wonder if we'll break it down the same way? I suppose Vickerson could battle Romero for a roster spot. It wouldn't look out of place for Ayanbadejo to battle Jenkins for a roster spot. Those would be the 9th and 7th spots at their respective positions...