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irishjayhawk
08-20-2005, 10:35 AM
Rookie to watch: Derrick Johnson
He reminds me of Derrick Brooks more than any linebacker I've seen in the last 10 years. People say that Johnson might be too small, but they said the same thing about Brooks.

The Kansas City Chiefs are in desperate need of a playmaking middle linebacker, so they're going to put their first-round pick in situations to be successful. Johnson has all of the attributes to be great in the NFL.

Now that the Chiefs are adding the same caliber talent on defense that they've brought in on offense, look for Kansas City's defense to be much improved. Not only will Johnson be able to cover premier tight ends a skill that has become a premium in the league but the former Texas star will also be able to get to the quarterback. Eventually, he will be one of franchise's key pieces.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cc-linebackers081905&prov=yhoo&type=lgns


Apologies if this is a repost

Dave Lane
08-20-2005, 12:22 PM
He is Capt Obvious but its still nice to hear.

Dave

beer bacon
08-20-2005, 01:06 PM
Anyone that says DJ is too small should be dragged out onto the street and shot. He is a 6'3, and has been reported weighing anywhere from 242 to 248. That is just about perfect for an OLB in the 4-3.

SNR
08-20-2005, 01:10 PM
He's not a MLB! :cuss: