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8 minutes ago, Millenhater said:

I think this is for two reasons.  Holmes as talked about HBC and wanted to do them a solid, but more likely he's getting into the good graces with Deion Sanders for future drafts.  Like you said he doesn't have a skillset that fits anything.

Holmes did said he was trying to build relationships, so it does make sense in that regard. 

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I have to be honest, if either of these LB picks contributes anything beyond special teams I will be shocked. Maybe Rodriguez can be a LB/S hybrid type who has a role in certain sets but at 5'11", who's he going to cover?

The Lions must really love Anzalone and still think he's going to be good for them. Either that or they are going to play so many 2 off-ball LB sets that they don't care if they have much depth. Or both. As far as I'm concerned, we still don't have a single top-level NFL linebacker on the team.

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12 minutes ago, Superduperman said:

I have to be honest, if either of these LB picks contributes anything beyond special teams I will be shocked. Maybe Rodriguez can be a LB/S hybrid type who has a role in certain sets but at 5'11", who's he going to cover?

The Lions must really love Anzalone and still think he's going to be good for them. Either that or they are going to play so many 2 off-ball LB sets that they don't care if they have much depth. Or both. As far as I'm concerned, we still don't have a single top-level NFL linebacker on the team.

I tend to agree, but this Rodriguez kid seems to have some ability and performed just fine at the D1 level. Why is Nakobe Dean worth the risk but this kid isn't, aren't they similar size? I know Dean was the heart and soul of the national champs and very highly regarded and all. 

As for the other dude, he will probably be able to contribute in 3-4 sets as a pass rush specialist.

Who knows though, I tend to be overly optimistic.

Your point remains regarding our starting talent though. Terrible. 

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38 minutes ago, BarryTheBest said:

I tend to agree, but this Rodriguez kid seems to have some ability and performed just fine at the D1 level. Why is Nakobe Dean worth the risk but this kid isn't, aren't they similar size? I know Dean was the heart and soul of the national champs and very highly regarded and all. 

As for the other dude, he will probably be able to contribute in 3-4 sets as a pass rush specialist.

Who knows though, I tend to be overly optimistic.

Your point remains regarding our starting talent though. Terrible. 

Dean is a similar height but is built like a fire hydrant, has pass rushing skill, and displayed great leadership on a defense that was one of the best and most talented of its era. Rodriguez looks more like Miles Killebrew to me, except 3 inches shorter

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50 minutes ago, Superduperman said:

Dean is a similar height but is built like a fire hydrant, has pass rushing skill, and displayed great leadership on a defense that was one of the best and most talented of its era. Rodriguez looks more like Miles Killebrew to me, except 3 inches shorter

I did mention the positives about Dean and I am not saying that Rod is the same level of prospect, but Rod is technically listed as 7 lbs heavier. So if one is built like a fire hydrant, they both are. Also, Rod has a pretty well rounded game from what I have read since his selection. 

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6 hours ago, Louis Friend said:

Cannot believe Justyn Ross and Jojo Domann are still available.

JoJo is surprising. I'd have to guess it's medicals. He's outstanding in coverage. Ross wasn't impressive this year. When you combine that with the medicals, I'm not surprised.

3 hours ago, Superduperman said:

I have to be honest, if either of these LB picks contributes anything beyond special teams I will be shocked. Maybe Rodriguez can be a LB/S hybrid type who has a role in certain sets but at 5'11", who's he going to cover?

The Lions must really love Anzalone and still think he's going to be good for them. Either that or they are going to play so many 2 off-ball LB sets that they don't care if they have much depth. Or both. As far as I'm concerned, we still don't have a single top-level NFL linebacker on the team.

You're selling Rodriguez way short imo. I think he's going to outplay his draft status. In 2021, he put up 129 tackles, 16 TFLs, 3 sacks, 1 INT, 4 PDs, and 4 FFs. He forced 7 fumbles in 2020. You heard that right, 7 forced fumbles. Is he undersized at 5'11" 232? Yes. But he has great instincts, ran a 4.52 40, and jumped 39.5 inches. Dude is physical, explosive, very strong for his size, and has a nose for the ball. Plus, he's going to be a demon on special teams. You're not going to get Patrick Willis in the sixth round. But the Lions landed themselves a dude who can be a major contributor on special teams who also has the potential to become an above average starter at ILB. His straight-line speed, physicality, and quick processing will play on Sunday.

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12 hours ago, Superduperman said:

Dean is a similar height but is built like a fire hydrant, has pass rushing skill, and displayed great leadership on a defense that was one of the best and most talented of its era. Rodriguez looks more like Miles Killebrew to me, except 3 inches shorter

MALCOLM IS WAY bigger than Killebrew..and was a wrestler...if nakobe is a fire hydrant....malcolm is a brinxxx truck...I laugh at any ignorant soul that looks at 5' 11"...whoever sayss or thinks that has been watching dumb mel kiper wayyyyyy to long....these media fools are morons...no one got anything right lmaoooooo. 

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