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Who ya got?
2. Reuben Foster
3. Grant Hill
Honorable Mention: Allen, DHenry, Tenpenny, Kamara, DPaige, ARobinson
Way too Early Top 3:
Foster is great but his height will limit him in scouts eye.s Think rennie curran. I'd say Howard is easily the highest rated in terms of pro potential
Reuben Foster's height won't be an issue. He's legit 6'1".
The above guys have a plethora of Pro Bowls playing ILB/MLB.
Also, 4 of the top 5 ILB/MLBs in this year's draft are 6'0"-6'1"
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You can always name outliers, just like tall running backs, but it does not take away from what scouts generally look for
Exactly what I was about to say. Foster is future NFL first round pick. He's one the best linebacker prospects I've ever seen. Reminds me of a young Ray Lewis or LaVarr Arrington.
Height won't hurt him at all. There are only a few teams (new England, Pittsburgh) that go after, what seems like, tall LBs only.
Outliers by definition is an anomaly or oddity of occurrence that is atypical of the norm. The 3 best MLBers in the past 15-20 years are Brooks, Lewis and Willis. 6'1" is the average height of the best guys so why would scouts be concerned about a guy that is the same height as the best guys at the position?
The 2 top ILBers this past season as denoted as being All-Pro were Patrick Willis (6'1) and Navarro Bowman (6'0"). This height isn't an outlier for ILB/MLBs.
Sample the starting ILB/MLB the NFL and tell me what average height you get.
****FYI, Hightower measured 6'2" at the Combine and is listed at this height on the Patriots roster.
Get the latest news, stats, videos, highlights and more about New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower on ESPN.com.
Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the nfl. Darren McFadden, when healthy, is next. They are both over 6 ft. Tj Yeldon is 6-2, and arguably the best back in cfb.
In conclusion, I can say that running backs over 6 ft are best.
See how easy that was?
Also, foster isn't a legit 6-1. I dont care what metro Atlanta bikini contest measured him barefoot in a thong back in 2011 at. I've seen him in person a couple times
I actually think our highest draft pick from the class will be Eddie Jackson. CNS and Staff think he has 1st round potential and CB's are highly valued by NFL teams.
-When has Darren McFadden ever been healthy in the NFL? No GM or Scout would say he's the 2nd best RB in the league.
-Yeldon is probably 6'0 1/2" combine measurement. Might be 6'1"
My comments are substantiated by:
-Actual Pro Bowls and All-Pro teams (as opposed to your "hypothetical" about McFadden)
-Average height of starting ILB/MLBers in the NFL currently....which is right at 6'0 3/4- 6'1 1/4
In terms of RB heights....there is a plethora of data on the optimal height of RBs (1. Research -See Link, 2.Top All -Time NFL Rushers, 3. Recent 1st Round RBs selected, 4. Top 10 rushers in NFL each year). Now unless you can direct me to a similar study [as the 20 year NFL study completed in 2011 that says 5'9" is the optimal RB height]....one for ILB/MLBs that says 6'0"-6'1" is NOT ideal height or other support....then I'm going to continue saying that Foster's height isn't a problem.
****Anybody have the Under Armour Game pic with Reuben & Robert Foster next to each other. If Reuben isn't 6'1".......then Robert Foster is less than his listed height.
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This post was edited by BamaBornDukie 12 months ago
Rennie Curran is like 5'8. Reuben is the ideal body type for in inside LB.
1. Reuben Foster
2. Tyren Jones
3. OJ Howard
There are more starting LBers in the NFL that are 5'10'-6'0" than there are over 6'3". Amazing how people "assume" they know what they are talking about when they don't.
London Fletcher has been a legit player at the position for 15-16 years and he's 5'9x....rounded up to 5'10" roster listing.
1. Reuben Foster
2. Jonathan Allen
3. Eddie Jackson
4. Ashawn Robinson
5. Robert Foster
6. Tyren Jones
Derrick Henry would be at the top of this list if he was playing Outside LB.
You missed the entire point of my post. Surely in your gigabytes of links you have one that can decipher it
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