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#75 : June 30, 2012, 09:27:39 PM

How often do Will body types make transitions to the middle?  Between being smaller, being a rookie, and then having to play a new position... I think its a waste of David's talents.  With his speed and coverage ability he's suited to the edge, not middle.  That being said, doesn't matter who we have back there if our D line keeps getting blown up.

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#76 : July 01, 2012, 09:05:08 AM

If you listen to the first 60 seconds of this interview, which was before his senior season, they talk about his size being an issue to scouts and the fact that most people don't realize he has put on 10-15 lbs.



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#77 : July 01, 2012, 10:32:10 AM


yep...he played at 215-220 in school...



Much like the NFL listed weights and heights, college height and weights rarely ever get updated. Just because David was 215-220lbs when he transferred to Nebraska as a Junior, it doesn't mean he stayed at that weight for the last three years. He isn't rocked up like Patrick Willis or anything, but he looks like a solid 230lbs to me.



David said he put on weight for the combine. I think it was 8 pounds. That doesn't mean he can't do it but why force it?

Yep...Middle Linebackers are born not made...Playing David at at MLB would be playing him out of position....


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#78 : July 01, 2012, 10:34:47 AM

Didn't he play MLB at Nebraska?


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#79 : July 01, 2012, 02:18:09 PM

Didn't he play MLB at Nebraska?

Will in base. Mike in dime.

Virtually every report on the guy is that he's a best fit as a Weakside LBer. Considering the Bucs are probably more desperate for a Will over a Mike, I can't see why it's even being discussed on the board.

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#80 : July 01, 2012, 02:24:52 PM

I wholeheartedly agree. Watson is a stud at FSU. I'm a huge ACC fan, so I saw Watson in action a lot and I always thought "Wow, that guy would make a great NFL player!" And...Well, look at him now! Watson needs to start as SOON as possible!

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#81 : July 01, 2012, 02:24:59 PM



Yep...Middle Linebackers are born not made...Playing David at at MLB would be playing him out of position....

he was the middle linebacker in college so what are you talking about?


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#82 : July 01, 2012, 09:44:29 PM

I wholeheartedly agree. Watson is a stud at FSU. I'm a huge ACC fan, so I saw Watson in action a lot and I always thought "Wow, that guy would make a great NFL player!" And...Well, look at him now! Watson needs to start as SOON as possible!



At what spot is the question.  The coaches have their work cut out for them, getting the right combination of LB's on the field.  But that is what training camp and preseason is for.


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