Eighth in a nine-part series previewing the NFL draft. Today: linebackers.
By BOB McGINN
At one point, Clemson’s Tre Lamar, New Mexico State’s Terrill Hanks and Wisconsin’s T.J. Edwards all appeared headed for at least the middle rounds of the draft.
Then they violated the first commandment for a linebacker: Thou Shalt Run Fast.
Guilty of football’s mortal sin, they’ve plummeted in the minds of many personnel people and now might not get drafted at all.
“Linebackers have to run at least 4.61 or better,” said one decision-maker for an NFL team. “It’s the National Football Leagu...
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