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kennyb
02-03-2010, 06:37 PM
could he? would he?

I think he could, I think he would.

If given a shot.

He maybe needs to lose 10 pounds, but he's pretty fast and quick already. NE Patsies might be interested, they need a pass rusher and don't like little midget guys who can't set the edge.

SenorGato
02-03-2010, 11:18 PM
3-4 DE with a couple years of NFL weight training. I think he can be a Justin Smith/Shaun Ellis type 3-4 DE.

BeerBaron
02-03-2010, 11:36 PM
3-4 OLB? No....no no. Who is the biggest 3-4 OLB to ever be relatively successful?

I honestly think he could have success as a DE in either the 4-3 or 3-4. Might take a little bit for him to fully grow into the 3-4 DE position.

ElectricEye
02-03-2010, 11:43 PM
Right scheme, wrong position. 3-4 DE.

Jakey
02-04-2010, 12:25 AM
3-4 OLB? No....no no. Who is the biggest 3-4 OLB to ever be relatively successful?

Ermm, Woodley, Merriman and Adalius Thomas are all around 270lbs. Levon Kirkland was a 300lb ILB in the 3-4 :eek:

But carrington isnt one of them :p He's a 3-4 DE imo.

BeerBaron
02-04-2010, 12:50 AM
Ermm, Woodley, Merriman and Adalius Thomas are all around 270lbs. Levon Kirkland was a 300lb ILB in the 3-4 :eek:

But carrington isnt one of them :p He's a 3-4 DE imo.

Ehh, I'd say that Woodley and Merriman are probably 270 tops while I recall Thomas was moved around quite a bit with the Ravens, and then also switching inside with the Pats.

But it really doesn't change the main point that Carrington isn't going to be a 3-4 OLB.

Razor
02-04-2010, 05:08 AM
I like Carrington as a 5-tech, not as a OLB. But 3-4 seems to be the right scheme for him, and as a Pats fan I would love to have him on the team.

Defsoul
02-04-2010, 05:58 AM
3-4 OLB? No....no no. Who is the biggest 3-4 OLB to ever be relatively successful?

Willie McGinest. 6 ft 5 in, 270 lb

fear the elf
02-04-2010, 06:12 AM
Willie McGinest. 6 ft 5 in, 270 lb

That's who I immediately thought of.

Grizzlegom
02-04-2010, 06:55 AM
3-4 OLB? No....no no. Who is the biggest 3-4 OLB to ever be relatively successful?

Tamba Hali made the successful transition last year at 275. Ask the Chiefs how good he was.

brasho
02-04-2010, 11:07 PM
Carrington is 285 now and is likely to grow. Very seldom does a player come into the league and actually lose weight after being in a NFL strength training program. He's 285 now but if he ends up a 3-4 DE he'll soon be playing at 305 and if he's a 4-3 DE they'll be begging to keep his weight down under 290.

GoRavens
02-05-2010, 10:01 AM
no no no no no Carrington is a 3-4 DE.
He's too stiff, and his coverage skills are probably horrible.
He reminds me of a young Trevor Pryce.
Carrington 3rd round pick BALTIMORE RAVENS!!!!

RealityCheck
02-05-2010, 10:07 AM
No joke, I would like if we took him at #22. Carrington is a monster. If he's there in the 4th, then I'd be a happy man.