Thorton and a MLB in for the nickle?

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  1. theprizdfighter

    theprizdfighter Newb to the 19.5°

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    Your right he isn't big, but your wrong about him not being physical. I am fully confident he would be able to stop the run.
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  2. GLinks

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    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/9328192

    Jackson tops the list of the MLBs. He's very versatile. I've been thinking about Kai Parham for awhile, too, because of the group, he's the one with the actual ideal size to play the position...but...I heard he ran like a 5.0 forty. Anyone remember that?
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  3. Soxcat

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    Kai Parham seems more the size I think we need but his 40 time is a little in the Brad Kassel range.
    Jackson could be a good fit but his 230 pound size is on the small size for a MLB. He might end up being a better SOLB in the pros however there are effective MLBs his size that have been successfull.
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  4. Bobo

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    I know, but I'd bet both could (and be big upgrades over what we have).
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  5. Pit Bull #53

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    The two guys from last year come to mind - Tatupu and Odell Thurman.

    Kai Parham did clock a 5.0 at the combine, but he does have better game speed than that, and he also has very good short range quickness on the field. In my opinion he's best suited as a 3-4 ILB, where his footspeed would be masked more.

    I agree with you though that we need more of a run stopping guy, since the MLB will likely not be in on nickel packages. D'Qwell is more of a coverage guy that works better in space. Abdul Hodge is the guy I like. A bit bigger than D'Qwell is @ 237, but he's alot more physical. He works better in traffic, and as a downhill, run stopper rather than in coverage like D'Qwell does. I just think he would fit better.
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  6. titans_0607

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    Is David Thornton as fast as Bulluck? I know bulluck is about as fast as LB's get but I know that David is very quick as well.
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  7. GLinks

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    No. I don't think so. They only time I've heard on Thornton so far is 4.62 or so.
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  8. titans_0607

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    oh ok...yeah thats not too bad though...still quick for a LB
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  9. currage

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    I really like Gerris Wilkinson, ILB from GA Tech. I think he could come in and make an impact as a later round pick.
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  10. bulluck4dMVP

    bulluck4dMVP Pro Bowler

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    if you all remember right, godfrey was cut after he was pushed aside as a 3 down player by sirmon i.e the samething that is happening to sirmon now that thornton has been signed, honestly i see sirmon being cut, but if he reduces his pay, then that might be a different story...

    round 2 i want abdul hodge from iowa...the kid is a stud...
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