then why wasn't he an OLB in college? why didn't he ever produce? where was he his first four years? and i like i said, he's not going to play linebacker in THIS defense. surely it won't be in the middle, he just doesn't fit there. he won't supplant thornton as our SLB and he doesn't have the athleticism to play WLB. he's either a rush linebacker in a 3-4 or an inside linebacker in a 3-4. we don't play a 3-4. hence, he does not fit in our defense.