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Which Mlb Prospects Will Be Available In Rounds 2-4?

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Soliciting ideas on guys that will fit the MLB role in our defense. Guys that could be available for us in rounds 2-4 in this year's draft. Need to be fast, athletic, able to drop in coverage, physical against the run, smart and a proven leader. Reggie Ragland and Kendell Beckwith are two guys I've had my eye on but I don't think either fit the first three requirements.

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I would suggest that we concentrate on upgrading the OLB positions first.

I think (I don't know) that Vic Beasley can play SLB....and probably should be moved to the position next year.

We need a WLB that is smart and can cover ground quickly. We don't need a thumper. Durant is a fine player, but like Moore, he can not stay healthy. We need an upgrade here and I think that we can find a guy in the third round. Deion Jones (LSU) comes to mind.

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Joshua Perry, WLB, Ohio State, Sr. (6-4, 254, 4.67, #37)

When discussing the top NFL prospects on Ohio States roster, Perry is rarely among the first names mentioned and thats understandable considering he plays in a defensive front-seven with first round talents like Joey Bosa, Adolphus Washington and Darron Lee. But he deserves more attention for his outstanding senior season and scheme-diverse skill-set that will be in high demand by NFL teams. On Saturday against Minnesota, Perry showed his impact as a blitzer, run stopper and cover man, finishing with 10 total tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and a pass break-up. But his best play of the night only shows up as a quarterback hurry. In the second quarter on third-and-six with Minnesota backed up inside their own red zone, Perry executed a perfectly timed A-gap blitz, forcing Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner to hurry his throw, which was intercepted and returned for a pick-six by Buckeyes safety Vonn Bell to break the scoreless tie. Earlier in the second quarter, Perry, who has the size of a defensive end but moves like a safety, showed his ability in coverage, taking on a block at the line of scrimmage before peeling off the blocker to pick up a running back on a wheel route. He stayed stride for stride with the Minnesota back and got his head turned around downfield to knock the ball away for the incompletion. Perry is a highly respected individual in the Ohio State program and has the skills to be an every-down linebacker in the NFL.

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