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    Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker







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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    Quote Originally Posted by rd1z View Post
    He is a developing player with a lot of talent. I think he can make the transition and excel at it if he commits to it. So many like the cache of the pass rushing OLB, but if he can run stop ( which I think he has shown he can) he could set himself up to be one of the future leaders of this defense.




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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    In a 3-4, I can see it, easily. Plus, gives them FA options and draft options. This time of year though alot of bluffing can be going on with the draft upcoming.




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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    I think he could. I have ALWAYS said Upshaw is a beast. If I am the FO, I 'd already be thinking about locking him up in a few years, he may turn out to be a pro-bowl player.




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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    I think Upshaw would excel at ILB. He is over 270 lbs. and is good against the run. Also, he doesn't have the speed to excel as an edge pass rusher, but could be more effective as a bull rusher inside. that could set the Ravens up to draft a player like Arthur Brown early or Kevin Reddick in the 3rd-4th round, as both players could play ILB or OLB.




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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    Quote Originally Posted by Tolucaraven View Post
    In a 3-4, I can see it, easily. Plus, gives them FA options and draft options. This time of year though alot of bluffing can be going on with the draft upcoming.
    That was my first thought - Ravens saying 'we're not taking a ILB early... honest!'

    Still,if he can, that's good for both his career and the Ravens - can move him around where needed.




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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    Paul Kruger took 3 years to find his niche because we tried to do different things with him. I think that should be a cautionary tale (as well as Michael Oher) whenever they are considering taking a promising young player and moving him to a different position. I understand the thought process behind it (having your best players out there at all times) but some players may not have the aptitude to transition to a new position.




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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrian View Post
    That was my first thought - Ravens saying 'we're not taking a ILB early... honest!'

    Still,if he can, that's good for both his career and the Ravens - can move him around where needed.
    Then I think they will draft Kevin Reddick (ILB out of North Carolina) in the middle rounds. They seem to really like him.




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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt1 View Post
    Then I think they will draft Kevin Reddick (ILB out of North Carolina) in the middle rounds. They seem to really like him.
    I know I do. I think this means all signs point to a WR or LT in round 1/top of round 2 if they trade back

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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    Quote Originally Posted by Terpsfan82 View Post
    Paul Kruger took 3 years to find his niche because we tried to do different things with him. I think that should be a cautionary tale (as well as Michael Oher) whenever they are considering taking a promising young player and moving him to a different position. I understand the thought process behind it (having your best players out there at all times) but some players may not have the aptitude to transition to a new position.
    I agree with not moving players back and forth. I also hope they don't do that with KO, and just leave him at LG. I think moving Upshaw to ILB should be a permanent move though.




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    Makes sense to develop him inside and out as the article says, so you have the best players on the field...but I also had a thought that it could be a bit of a smokescreen Pre draft.
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    Re: Pees: Upshaw could play inside linebacker

    Pees said all his players can play different positions so they can slide them in when needed. They might play Up at ILB some but it doesn't mean he will move him there permamently. Radio just said they will draft someone for that spot.
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