Oakland Raiders: Kamerion Wimbley, Line-Backer Or Defensive End?

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the Raiders recent acquisition of Kamerion Wimbley a good deal of questions have rose:
What will his role be on the defense?
Was he brought in to play linebacker or defensive end?
Could the Raiders be switching to a 3-4?
Some people have suggested that since Mike Haluchak(Raiders current linebacker coach) was Wimbleys' linebacker coach in Cleveland that means Wimbley will be playing linebacker in Oakland. Likely on the strong side. Others have suggested that this also means the Raiders may be switching to the 3-4; since Haluchak coached a 3-4 in Cleveland.
Wimbley is an interesting prospect to play linebacker. He has great size for that position at 6'3'' 255 lbs at great athleticism posting a 4.61 40 in the 2006 combine.
By some accounts, he is too small to hold up in the run as a defensive end and his athleticism would be wasted there. So he would be better suited to play linebacker.
And the 3-4? Sure it could happen. Tommy Kelly and Richar...

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