View Full Version : Thaddeus Gibson?
02-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Just wondering what you guys think about him?
Im a huge fan of him as a conversion 34 OLB, i think he will go in the second because he may very well run a 4.5 and has some great explosion. Hes raw but i think he may be a potential stud pass rushing OLB
02-19-2010, 03:25 PM
A lot of people will want to compare him to Gholston. A lot of Buckeye fans will tell you that's foolish. Gibson's a hard worker, and great for any pass rush. He's more helpful in run defense as a result, and he did drop back into coverage on occasion and did well. A 3-4 just might be the best fit for him. Gholston should've stayed in a 4-3 as a pass rush specialist.
02-19-2010, 03:26 PM
I'm a fan of his as well but I have him as a mid to late 3rd rounder at best. This class is really deep along the DL and there are a ton of DE/OLB tweeners that could all go in the 2-4 round range so its all a matter of preference but i expect to hear his name called early day 3 at the latest.
02-19-2010, 03:31 PM
I think he will be a big time riser with his speed. Hes smaller than gholston but imo the same kind of freak athlete (i had a man crush on gholston, obviously he hasnt worked out though). I would really not be surprised if he snuck into the second round with his speed. Right now as far as conversion guys go i like Graham, Hughes, Kindle, Gibson, Sapp, Selvie...in that order
02-20-2010, 12:26 AM
i really like the kid. he and rennie curran i would love to have in the 3rd or fourth round for the saints.
02-20-2010, 01:09 AM
Everyone needs to stop with the Gholston comparisons. The only thing that is comparable is that they played at tOSU. They are pretty much completely different players in my eyes. Gholston was mainly a all power, stout, point of attack played. Yeah he oozed athletic ability but only for a power type player. His workout numbers were obviously off the charts, but his quickness/explosion/gets aren't the same as Gibson when at Ohio State. Gibson is built differently and lighter, even appears much lighter than listed weight. What Gibson has an elite first rounder type level of explosiveness. From a 3-4 OLB position, I think he'll contain his outside edge very well chasin people down. He has matured over the years and feel he is very coachable and eager to do well. His footwork/hands/explosiveness translate into a passrusher that is more than just a upfield speed rusher. However, he just isn't big or strong enough to hold up at the point of attack. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up in top half of 2nd after working out well. 3rd round at worst.
As a side note, Gholston's complete lack of exsistence has been disappointing/shocking. Seemed like he just doesn't have the fire and is too mild mannered. If true, Gibson is not that way at all, which is another reason they are not comparable at all.
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