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Bringing the pain : The 2012 LB Class is Scary good.

Posted by dannyz on May 8, 2011 – 7:14 pm in: 2012, NFL Draft

The LB position is declining the last few years but 2012 should change that, there are only a few Patrick Willis’s and Jerod Mayo’s every few Years but 2012 could have Four guys that can really be Captain’s of the Defense.

Vontaze Burfict, JR- A guy who was highly recruited out of high school has been a monster since arriving on campus at Arizona State. Freshmen year he was Second on the teams in tackles with 69 (40 solo), he also added  seven tackles for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles. As a Sophomore he Sporting News Pac-10s Defensive MVP. A True LB with the aggressive Streak of Ray Lewis, the only concern with him is that he plays with to much Passion sometimes and gets called for personal fouls a little more than he should but if he can fix that in 2011 he has all the Potential to be a Top 10 Pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Manti Te’o, JR- Another highly recruited guy coming out of Hawaii, he has been the man in the middle for the Notre Dame Defense since he was a Freshmen. a big LB at 6-2, 255 he fly’s all over the field and is a tackling machine, eclipsing  10 or more tackles in seven different games (Michigan, 13; Michigan State, 11; Stanford, 21; Boston College, 10; Western Michigan, 10; Navy, 13; Army, 12) with another good year you might see Te’o in the top 15 Pick’s in the 2012 NFL Draft.

 

 

Luke Kuechly, JR- Learning under Mark Herzlich, Kuechly has great instincts, awareness and does all the little things right. He may not have the Athleticism  or hitting power of guys like Burfict or Te’o but he can a 10 year starter for any teams who picks him up in the Top 15 in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Shayne Skov, JR- All you have to do with watch is Stanford in the 2010 Season he you will know Skov has all the makings of a great NFL LB, The Leader of of the Defense that is a tenacious and tough competitor with excellent instincts for the position. Expect him to be a Top 15-20 Pick in the 2012 NFL Draft

Any Team in need of a LB should be happy with the 2012 LB Class. If you can’t get on of these guys look for Courtney Upshaw, Travis Lewis,  Dont’a Hightower,  Zach Brown,  Nigel Bradham, Tank Carder, Lavonte David, Ronnell Lewis.

 

 

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