Originally Posted by Saccopoo
Actually, if they truly think that AJ Jenkins is the answer (which I don't, but let's hypothesize that he is), I think that they go with Kyle Van Noy, LB, BYU at #23.
I don't think that they were very satisfied with the LB play outside of Derrick Johnson and realize that with teams utilizing the TE position more and more as an offensive weapon (as well as larger receivers), that the LB position needs a more well rounded player versus the traditional "thumper." (49ers Bowman and Willis are an excellent example of a more modern approach to the 34 inside linebacker position.) As well, Van Noy is equally effective in a pass rush role as he is in mirroring defenders in space.
There's as much of a talent void at the LB position behind Johnson as there is at the WR position behind Bowe.
You think Van Noy can be a Darryl Washington type? I think he has the instincts to do it, I just don't think that Sutton is capable of utilizing his personnel that way though. Van Noy was also too slow for me to take in the 1st. Have enough slow defenders on our team already. Slow and not explosive is a no-no for me in the 1st.
If we go LB, I'd much rather take Ford or Attaochu over Van Noy.
We can get a MLB like Khairi Fortt in the 4th-6th rounds.