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Lionel Turner?

finsnchips said:
called Saban's onfield plays for him...
Yep, I think he was Saban's favorite player at LSU. Here is some of what Scouts Inc. says about him.

Turner redshirted in 2000 and was a reserve linebacker in 2001 before becoming a starter on the outside in 2002, when he registered 9.5 sacks. Turner made the move from OLB to MLB and started all 14 games as a junior in 2003, finishing second on the team with 78 total tackles, including five TFL, three sacks and two INT's. He stayed at MLB as a senior in 2004 and finished with 82 total tackles, including five TFL and two sacks. Turner has some versatility having played WLB, SLB and MLB during his career at LSU. Turner has great experience and was very productive in the passing game  both as a blitzer and in coverage. He also is an explosive hitter with very good size and upper body strength. However, while Turner is quick and powerful, he is not fast and he struggles to get through traffic when moving laterally. Overall, he has the potential to serve as a reserve ILB in the NFL and could contribute in a pinch as a two-down run plugger. He also has some potential to contribute on special teams. However, his lack of speed and athleticism limit his NFL upside and should cause him to slip to the final rounds of the 2005 draft or possibly to go undrafted all-together.
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