Inside The Bills

Where prospects fit

Posted by Chris Brown on February 10, 2009 – 2:20 pm

I’ve mentioned my concerns about top pass rush talents like Everette Brown and Aaron Maybin being viewed solely as 3-4 outside linebackers, with the general consensus of scouts feeling neither are capable of holding up against the run in a 4-3 system at defensive end.

Looks like more and more “experts” are of that opinion. The National Football Post has both listed as 3-4 outside linebackers. Brian Orakpo is listed by them as a 4-3 defensive end, though some other draft “gurus” have also listed him as a 3-4 OLB prospect.

Though there’s a good chance that Brown won’t be on the board when the Bills pick anyway, Maybin should be there, but it’s becoming more and more apparent that he’s not a fit for Buffalo’s system.

They do have some interesting breakdowns especially at the receiver position where they differentiate between slot and possession receiver prospects. They also specify third down backs for the NFL level.

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