badgerbacker I swear I've heard this story somewhere before.
Very well done, Shazor was never moved to linebacker in college though like Tate was, or at least I do not think he was. Seems like ever since Kenny Tate was moved to linebacker he has been injured and has not played great, wish he would have stayed at safety honestly.
Nick Moody is another that was moved to linebacker in college, not liking that choice, great athlete but would have loved to seem him stick it out at safety. And based on Terrence Brooks performance against Clemson maybe he should have stuck around at safety.
But Florida State likes those small fast linebackers, but interesting to see how guys like Telvin Smith and Terrance Smith do prospect wise in the future at such a light weight for a linebacker.
Corey Nelson of Oklahoma is another small safety type linebacker but he is putting on weight but not sure he won't be tried to move him back to safety.
Harrison Smith on Notre Dame started at linebacker and was actually moved back to safety and clearly that was a good choice to make.
Darian Stewart and Antonio Allen were the 'spur' on South Carolina, linebacker safety player and both play at safety in the NFL.
Then you have Terence Garvin on WV, who has complete linebacker size but would have loved to see him play as a natural SS instead of their "rover" linebacker safety player. Interesting to see what position he goes to in the NFL.
Eddie Pleasant of last season, had a linebacker body and played a rover type also on Oregon, but is getting a shot at safety in the NFL thankfully.
Myron Rolle is another, played safety all throughout his time at FSU, too slow in reaction time for safety in the NFL, tried at linebacker and that did not work out.
Another would be Cody Grimm, played basically linebacker in college, guess you could call in a rover though too. But because of his size is moved to safety in the NFL and is doing ok, still hanging around.
One player I can remember where they were a safety in college, moved to linebacker in the NFL worked out would be Cato June from Michigan. But not many others come to mind.
Love the increase in speed but if they are not big enough that is a huge issue. They can do that game in college, not so easy in the NFL.