2009 NFL Draft: Linebackers Who May Fill a Void

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Published: March 20, 2009


... athletic. Has excellent speed, but needs to add muscle and strength throughout his body. Very good in special teams. Might not get drafted.

James Laurinaitis, MLB, 6'2" 244, Ohio State

Won the Nagurski and Lott Awards, as well as the Butkus twice. Excellent athlete with special instincts. Rarely is fooled or caught out of position. Hits hard and is adept in pass coverage.

Few chinks in his armor. Needs to get stronger in his upper body, which should happen as he matures. More steady than spectacular. A first-round draft pick.

Clint Sintim, OLB, 6'3" 256, Virginia

Very strong with long arms and good speed. Hustles, and has the ability to be a pass rushing DE. Built for a OLB in a 3-4 scheme. Not experienced in pass coverage. Needs to improve his hand play. A possible first-day selection.

Stanley Arnoux, LB, 6'0" 232, Wake Forest 

Short, but a good p...

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