Cleveland Browns 2009 Positional Rankings: Outside Linebackers

April 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In this third edition of Cleveland’s 2009 positional rankings, we’ll take a look at the playmakers of the 3-4 defense—the outside linebackers.
Different teams have different versions of the 3-4 defense asking their OLB’s to do different things, and have slightly different skill-sets.
As you’ll soon find out, it appears that Eric Mangini likes his outside linebackers to be bigger and stronger at the point of attack to more adequately control the line of scrimmage.
The Chris Gocong acquisition is a prime example of this notion.
It’s difficult to get a read on where the Browns currently stand at outside linebacker. With question marks as to where players like Chris Gocong, Scott Fujita, and David Bowens will play—no one really knows what to think right now.
Hopefully, this article will shed more light on this situation.
Note—Rankings are out of 28 3-4 OLB’s with at least 25 percent of their team’s sn...

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