How Sean Spence Will Eventually Replace Troy Polamalu for Pittsburgh Steelers

May 5, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Pittsburgh Steelers used their third-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Sean Spence, it was believed that he was intended to be the next Steelers draft pick to become great playing linebacker.
Yes, I believe that he is going to become a great Steeler. I am just not sold on his being a linebacker.
Make no bones about it, Spence was a great addition to the Pittsburgh Steelers. But, if you look at him compared to the other linebackers, he really doesn't measure up:
Outside Linebackers
LaMarr Woodley: 6'2", 265 lbs
James Harrison:  6'0", 242 lbs
Jason Worilds:  6'2", 262 lbs
This pretty much rules out any speculation that the Steelers have any intentions on moving Spence outside. 
He simply doesn't have the frame for the position.
Inside Linebackers
Lawrence Timmons:  6'1", 234 lbs
Stevenson Sylvester: 6'2", 231 lbs
Larry Foote:  6'1", 239 lbs

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