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    After watching the LSU-Arkansas game, Ali Highsmith really stood out to me, he had over 15 tackles, and he could really run, he looked a little undersized, but is he worth a late first round pick?

  • #2
    He is undersized, but he plays bigger than his actual size.

    I think he is worth a late first rounder. He's a slightly less athletic version of Ernie Sims.

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    • #3
      A natural weakside LB with his 4.5 speed and pass rush ability. his speed allows him to track back and be a solid pass coverage. can play both sides. I agree about the late first round. His size is one of his issues but it should not effect him too much.

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      • #4
        poor coverage skills, but very sure tackler. arkansas really exploited him on the wheel route to hillis.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by vatech=accdomination View Post
          poor coverage skills, but very sure tackler. arkansas really exploited him on the wheel route to hillis.
          Yeah they beat him several times on the play to the FB he never even turned to look at the ball.

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          • #6
            i think he'll work really well as a terrel suggs esque player in the 3-4, but he could play in the 4-3 too.

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            • #7
              He really looked like he could fill the hole and stuff the running backs for a loss as well, he seems like a very intriguing prospect to me

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              • #8
                Originally posted by asmitty45 View Post
                i think he'll work really well as a terrel suggs esque player in the 3-4, but he could play in the 4-3 too.
                Really? He's extremely undersized for a 3-4 OLB, and hasn't shown the pass rush ability required for the position either. He seems to be primarily a weakside OLB in a 4-3, preferably a cover 2 type scheme which emphasis speed.
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                • #9
                  But can he shed blocks?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BucSappy View Post
                    He is undersized, but he plays bigger than his actual size.

                    I think he is worth a late first rounder. He's a slightly less athletic version of Ernie Sims.
                    perfect comparison


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                    • #11
                      he is similar to Ian Gold.

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                      • #12
                        2nd round to 3rd round guy.

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                        • #13
                          on some of those passes to the FB he had great position and turned his hips and ran with the guys fine, he just needs to do some work about when the ball is in the air. He's a great tackler and despite his lack of size is top notch in run support. LSU has big lineman so that could be helping that but even still I think he works good in a 4-3 weakside backer or cover 2.

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                          • #14
                            I'd look for Highsmith in the Early-Mid 2nd for now. Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Buffalo, Indianapolis are just a handful of teams running the Cover 2 that could afford to take him in the 2nd Round. Of course his coverage skills would have to be improved, but he has the speed/athleticism to learn fairly quickly and be a force on special teams his rookie year. Also, the Bengals are desperate for talent/depth and speed at LB so with roughly the 40-45th Overall pick I would not be surprised to see them go Highsmith.

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                            • #15
                              He is very quick as said. Could be a late 2nd-3rd rounder. Cover 2 as said as well. lol you guys are stealing my thunder!
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