mse326 Posted January 11 Share Posted January 11 50 minutes ago, ET80 said: A *bit* small? He’s 243 lbs - he’s giving up near 100 lbs to guys like Quenton Nelson and Trent Williams. Heck, Derrick Henry has him beat by close to 10 lbs. He doesn’t have the bend of a guy like Nick Bosa (265 lbs) or the power of Myles Garrett (271 lbs) and his hand usage could be limited when trying to punch a guy who has that much mass on him. His speed needs to be beyond where it is, because if someone who outweighs you by 100 lbs locks on, you’re not going anywhere. I also don’t know how you can assume this is a non-injury risk - contact is guaranteed on every down when you’re in the box, how do you really justify this stance? This makes no sense whatsoever. If a big, strong, fast guy who has 100lbs on you hits you and drives you into the ground, there is no guarantee you just pop back up - there’s no flag coming out for roughing the DE, you don’t get fined for a pancake block - broken ribs and dislocated shoulders are absolutely on the table when you have a 250 lb frame getting driven into the ground by a 331 lb pulling G. You’ll have to really go into this one for me to get it, because I’ve seen big Quenton Nelson pull around and seal the edge with bad intentions - I don’t care WHO you are, this is high risk: Easy, blocking is not as violent as tackling no matter the size difference. And it's people of the same weight that are going to be tackling Young. There have plenty of LBs in the mid 240s. Von Miller and Micah Parsons were 246 at the combine, Clay Matthews was only 240, Lavonte David, Bruce Irvin and Myles Jack were mid 240s and aren't even rush LB, Mack I believe was 250 even. You even have ILB that were that small like Demeco Ryans, Ryan Shazier, AJ Hawk, Bobby Wagner, Paul Posluzny and Navarro Bowman. You are free to argue his technique isn't enough to compensate, I very much disagree and his production shows it, but his size is not a worry. He really is only a bit small. He isn't playing DE Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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