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philfree
04-29-2005, 10:15 PM
Julian Peterson?

PhilFree:arrow:

nychief
04-29-2005, 10:25 PM
yes

Count Zarth
04-29-2005, 10:30 PM
DJ is a tank. Julian's more catlike.

I'd go with Keith Bulluck.

Tribal Warfare
04-30-2005, 12:26 AM
Jack Hamm and Lambert

Saggysack
04-30-2005, 12:27 AM
Derrick Johnson. 110% proof postive match.

htismaqe
04-30-2005, 05:54 AM
Derrick Brooks.

DJ himself said that's the player he's most like.

shaneo69
04-30-2005, 06:25 AM
Donnie Edwards. NTTAWWT.

keg in kc
04-30-2005, 07:07 AM
Donnie Edwards.Jesus, I hope not.

Right now LB he most compares to is Kevin Burnett. 'cause, you know, they're rookies. They don't compare to anybody yet.

yoswif
04-30-2005, 07:18 AM
DJ's physique, athleticism, and his ability to not only make plays sideline to sideline but also make plays from the opponents backfield to the endzone reminds me of the most dominant safety to ever play, Ken Easley from the Seahawks.

I really believe he could be as dominant as Easley was as a 220 lb free safety. Easley closed on the ball and layed the ballcarrier out like DJ and he was always around the ball in coverage. If Easley's kidneys hadn't failed, there's no telling how many defensive player of the year awards he would have won. Ronnie Lott and Rod Woodson speak of him in reverent tones.

It's hard to compare Johnson to a current LB because he basically played a roverback role in college,imo. He'll fill out some in order to carry out the more physically demanding duties of an NFL linebacker. As a 250 lb NFL linebacker, his eventual playing weight I think, I'm hoping for the next Bobby Bell but I may have to settle for former Buffalo Bill, Cornelius Bennett.

Marcellus
04-30-2005, 07:20 AM
Man I can't wait for the season to actually start so the crazy comparisons will stop. Oh wait they will just get worse then.

I honestly hope he is most like himself and people start comparing other players to his talent.

I think he is most like Boomer because we have yet to see either of them play in the NFL. :rolleyes:

the Talking Can
04-30-2005, 07:36 AM
well, someone has to do it..




a black Rich Scanlon

Deberg_1990
04-30-2005, 10:14 AM
I have no idea who he compares to, But im almost 100% positive that Gunther got a full blown woody when he heard DJ's named called by the Chiefs last Saturday.

eazyb81
04-30-2005, 10:19 AM
Definately Keith Bullock. They both play extremely quick and are very athletic, and they both make plays from sideline to sideline. Bullock slipped on draft day because of his tackling technique, just like DJ. Bullock perfected his tackling once he got in the pros and is now one of the best LBs in the league, just like DJ will be.

Rain Man
04-30-2005, 04:55 PM
Derrick Brooks.

DJ himself said that's the player he's most like.


It's funny, because I've never seen Johnson play, but on hearing the descriptions of him, Brooks was the guy that I would've named.

royr17
04-30-2005, 05:01 PM
DJ = Keith Bulluck I would say.

He will probably be better then Bulluck. It wouldnt shock me though if Bulluck left Tennessee that he came to the Chiefs cause of Gunther.

Rudy lost the toss
04-30-2005, 05:17 PM
I haven't seen Johnson enough to give my own comparison, but I've heard him being compared to Jessie Armstead