Official Ninersnation Draft thread

Hello, I'm manraj7 and I'm here to talk to you about the consequences of being awesome. Oh wait sorry this is the wrong blog. I'm actually here to talk to you guys about the NFL draft. This time I am going to write the big board of the top OLB prospects in the draft. When I decided to do this Brooks wasn't signed so blame him for messing this up.

First we will need to run through some rules. Well we have just one rule and that is to keep site rules i.e. no breaking decorum and no insulting people. Also rec the post.

Personally I'm not a huge fan of these players but this is a valuable position so some of these players will be drafted in the first.

1. Nick Perry

Perry weighed in at 270 lbs at the combine. Usually when someone is that heavy you wonder if he can do the extra things that OLB needs to do such as covering. If he can't cover it won't be because he isn't athletic enough. Perry ran a 4.6 40 at the combine which is pretty darn good for a guy that big. He isn't the most developed prospect but he has the highest potential out of all of the OLB prospects.

2. Melvin Ingram

There isn't a lot wrong with Ingram. He produced in college and he has decent athletic ability the only problem is his arm length. When an OT gets their hands locked on a pass rusher it usually means that the OT won the play. Igram's small arms will significantly inhibit his production.

3. Courntey Upshaw

A lot of people like Upshaw I don't. Watching him play you can tell that he does not have elite speed. He also played for Alabama and it is easier to produce when you are surrounded by talent than when you are the only person on the team that can make it in the NFL. The good thing about playing for Alabama you know that he was well coached and can start contributing from day1.

4. Adrian Hamilton

Hamilton has the same problem as Shea McClein. Mainly that they play against weak opponents. This is compounded with Hamilton. The thing is those is that Hamilton dominated. Putting up 20+ sacks last season in the FCS. But watching him play he has the size, athletic ability, and pass rushing moves to play well in the NFL.

5. Bruce Irvin

Irvin is a raw prospect and by raw I mean raw. If he was a hamburger he would be a cow. He weighed in at 245 lbs at the combine which is pretty light but on the other hand he ran 4.5 40 yard dash. I don't see him starting in year one but he could contribute on 3rd downs.

Also there is a MTD live draft that will be occurring on March 23rd and 24th. I will be opening a spreadsheet on google docs with the chat feature so that NN can participate in this activity as a whole. If you want to participate shoot me an email and I will send you the link to the document.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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