Originally Posted by bitonti
He's an accountant and a numbers man. the statistics on converting DE to OLB are not good. You can point to Suggs and Ware, i can point to dozens of others who failed.
Well you bring up a good point. It's possible that these players are also too risky for Tanny. It wouldn't surprise me at all if they draft a tackle and let OLB be a late round/UDFA situation again. It's where they found maybin, westerman and McIntyre.
1 - Quick name a few that aren't Gholston...I don't doubt that there's plenty of them.
2 - What ARE the statistics anyway?
3 - Can the statistics explain why the vast majority of 3-4 OLBs in the pros are college DE converts? Why do you insist our GM has to live in fear for failing with one guy when that's the conversion that has worked for pretty much any and everyone else running a 3-4? I simply don't get your train of thought here.
4 - So to avoid all risk at the position, aim for the Maybins/Westermans/McIntyres of the world? Pass.
I don't mind using a 2nd or 3rd on the position, so long as they land one of:
Lewis (Okla, maybe)
with the pick...possibly someone else, but this is a short list for now.