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What Draftable Edge Rusher Best Fits The Leo Position


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  1. 1. Not your favorite edge rusher but best LEO

    • Dante Fowler, OLB, Florida.
      12
    • Leonard Williams, DT, USC.
      0
    • Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson.
      73
    • Alvin ?Bud? Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky.
      11
    • Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Missouri.
      7
    • Randy Gregory, OLB, Nebraska.
      22


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Vic and Gregory are the top 2. Ray could play it but I do not believe that's his best fit.

Vic is number 1 because his combine results show he may be able to drop and cover better then Gregory. And I won't argue that but imo its 1a and 1b with Vic and Gregory. Gregory needs more polish from the looks of it to drop and cover as well as Vic might be able to but Gregory has all the talent and potential that Vic has.

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Beasley was a workout warrior. Not so sure that he is as far above all the other DEs as most seem to think

Yes, this is a full game. Few can take over a game like Beasley.

EDIT: forgot how bad that tackle attempt at 2:45 was lmao. But yeah, this game shows him dropping back a bit more in addition to his ridiculous pass rush.

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Gregory and it's not even close.

I'll give it to Vic Beasley though. He definitely progressed throughout his collegiate career, but he's far from the consensus number one edge rusher and probably the 3rd best "LEO".

You guys are acting like he's the 2nd coming.

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Yes, this is a full game. Few can take over a game like Beasley.

EDIT: forgot how bad that tackle attempt at 2:45 was lmao. But yeah, this game shows him dropping back a bit more in addition to his ridiculous pass rush.

that was some good stuff no doubt. But for me you've gotta put it in context when evaluating how what you saw will translate to the next level.

At he very beginning of the tape the announcer points out that this is the number ranked defense going against an offensive line thats missing its starters at RT and RG.

Number 2 the LT he's facing is sophmore in his first year starting at the position( James Hurst of the Ravens was a four year starter i believe).

Clemson is facing a team that was 4-4 in the division and 6-7 overall.

This kinda tape adds to his mystique as a college all american but i don't think this is something you can use to say he's head and shoulders above the rest

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that was some good stuff no doubt. But for me you've gotta put it in context when evaluating how what you saw will translate to the next level.

At he very beginning of the tape the announcer points out that this is the number ranked defense going against an offensive line thats missing its starters at RT and RG.

Number 2 the LT he's facing is sophmore in his first year starting at the position( James Hurst of the Ravens was a four year starter i believe).

Clemson is facing a team that was 4-4 in the division and 6-7 overall.

This kinda tape adds to his mystique as a college all american but i don't think this is something you can use to say he's head and shoulders above the rest

But it's just being used to make a point - his other games are great too. You can say that this was a bad example, but point out one defensive player in the draft that has tape consistently as good as Beasley. Just one. I'd be thrilled to see it.

In terms of getting to the QB, it's just hard to compare.

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But it's just being used to make a point - his other games are great too. You can say that this was a bad example, but point out one defensive player in the draft that has tape consistently as good as Beasley. Just one. I'd be thrilled to see it.

In terms of getting to the QB, it's just hard to compare.

well without posting his tapes you already know who i think is the better guy. But just commenting off the OP's post when it comes to putting your hand in the ground and consistently being able to be your guy i don't think the argument is close. I don't think beasley is a bad player i just don't think he is a refined pass rusher and lacks a bull rush. The speed is great but in the nfl your not going against guards playing tackle and tackles that lack athleticism. I know you can't penalize him for who he went against in college but i think you get a more accurate description of what he really is when he faced better lineman

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