One of my big things for players is at least three years of starting experience. With that improved production each year.
You have players that improve year after year when you know the other teams are having to scheme for them it tells me a lot.
I want to see how they were used. I want to see how they do agaisnt the top talent agaisnt them.
I think Andy talks about the Packers using college DE’s as OLB’s, the VAST majority of NFL 3-4 OLB’s were college DE’s.
It ‘s just the difference in the game, A 6-3 240 college DE is not going to play DE in the NFL. That would be Burns, Polite, Sweat.
Crawford is a perfect example, started at DE for Illinois at 6-2 240# he is being converted to ILB in the NFL.
Sweat was a DE, Polite a DE, Bosa a DE, Ferrell a DE, Burns a DE.
The only top ten Edge player that was an OLB is Josh Allen.
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