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Old 02-22-2012, 01:25 PM    (permalink
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Whitney Mercilus

Pros;

-Has the length and bulk needed to play either DE or OLB
-Very good speed
-Explodes while turning the corner
-Excellent functional strength
-Can set the edge in the run game
-Varied pass rushing moves
-Technically he is a very good player
-Good hand usage
-Can set OTs up. Counters very well with his bull rush when they are expecting a speed move
-Extremely productive this year
-Forces lots of fumbles

Cons;

-Is a one year wonder
-Has 18.5 career sacks and 16.5 were last year
-He doesn't have much experience if any dropping into coverage
-Isn't a disciplined player when it comes to gap control
-Will over pursue at times
-To nitpick he could develop a few inside moves to add to his repertoire


Overall;

Mercilus is someone I am warming to for the Pats if he is still around. He isn't going to wow anyone with straight line speed but he is very technically sound and uses a variety of moves to beat his blocker. He may be a bit stiff to play on the weakside at OLB for the Pats but he would definitely be a big upgrade of Jermaine Cunningham at OLB. He needs to be able to alleviate concerns that he only pressed the gas for one year but he has the ability to be an impact OLB.
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