5 comments on “2011 NFL Draft Positional Rankings: Defense

  1. FYI it was a pain in the ass to try and break everyone into the different groups because a lot of these guys can play multiple positions on the front 7. For example, Kerrigan and Quinn could play 3-4 OLB or 4-3 DE and Fairley could easily play 3-4 DE or 4-3 DT. I tried putting them at the position where I feel they have the best chance to succeed.

    • Ya, I kinda figured that looking at some of these guys and their positions. You did a fine job though, lol.

  2. Thanks man, some were obvious changes like Miller and Aldon Smith to 3-4 OLB but I struggled with some. It just kills me when everyone gets listed at DT, DE, or OLB because more teams run a 3-4 now so it’s irrelevant to not break it down further than that.

    • Amukamara just shuts people down like Nnamdi Asomugha. Peterson has more potential and is a better athlete, but Asomugha has the higher football IQ and is the better player overall in my opinion. Plus people tend to Peterson the advantage because of return abilities which has nothing to do with playing corner. Nebraska’s pass defense was also 7th in yards allowed per game and 3rd in completion percentage while only ranking 29th in sacks. Peterson will be taken first, but I like Amukamara more.

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