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McClain is not the Best

That's right you heard it from me over a hundred times but: McClain is not the best Lber in this draft. He is to me the second best, there is a guy out there who is rapidly increasing his draft stock. He is very confident and is a beast overall as a linebacker. He could play OLB or ILB and he could sing and dance. The person im talking about is:

Sean Weatherspoon

He is a ILB/OLB from Missouri

H/W: 6-1/239

Arm length: 31 1/4

Hand size: 10 1/4

he is an overview from NFL.com:

Weatherspoon is an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism for the position. He is a tough hard-nosed linebacker that plays with a great motor. Weatherspoon is a solid tackler but not a thumper in this area. He runs well and shows good range in pursuit as well as in coverage. Weatherspoon leverages the ball well with good angles and proper body positioning. He uses his hands well to ward off blockers and maintain gap responsibility. Weatherspoon is an intelligent linebacker that possesses great intangibles that along with physical attributes which should make him a productive player as a rookie.

And some analysis:

Strengths

Weatherspoon’s a highly-productive linebacker. He possesses a great combination of size, strength and athleticism. Displays very good range against the run and dropping in coverage. Plays with good intelligence and has proven to be an outstanding leader. Has displayed the toughness to play through injuries. Durable performer in college.

Weakness

Weatherspoon can be an inconsistent reactor at times. Despite his intelligence, he takes too many false steps and is often a step too slow. Won’t get away with this as a starter at the next level. Needs to expand his blitz techniques in order to provide more value on third down.

Now for his combine:

40 yard dash: 4.68

Bench Press: 34

Vertical Jump: 40.0

60 yard Shuttle: 11.59

He was a top performer in each of these , he has the strength and speed to be a really good Lber in this league. I already made a post to why he's better than McClain:

http://www.thephinsider.com/2010/2/20/1318807/rolando-mcclain-vs-sean

And even though they play different positions remember i said "who is the best linebacker in this draft". Not ILB or OLB just overall linebacker.

And for some mysterious reason, out of nowhere McClain got injured so he could not participate in the combine. This is having alot of teams scratching their heads on this. Here's some highlights of Sean Weatherspoon at the combine.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d816aeecb/Scout-s-Take-Day-3-standouts

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d816ae551/Sean-Weatherspoon-interview

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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