'20 TN LB Bryson Eason (UT SIGNEE)

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Harrison is 5'11 250 of solid muscle.
This kid is...well a kid. So his body hadn't matured completely. Naturally big kid that can play anywhere in the front 7.

Yeah he's probably 270 but it fits on him differently then it would say a Henry To'oto'o...
270 would make Henry T look quite different. But Eason doesn't look too different a 245 than 270.
Body composition...
Yeah thats what I was getting at. At 6'2 270 he is a similar body and build of a James Harrison coming off the edge, albeit a little taller. Most of those guys are 6'4 and up.

Just wondering if anybody else could see him in that mold, or if he is in the middle all the way.
 

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Yeah thats what I was getting at. At 6'2 270 he is a similar body and build of a James Harrison coming off the edge, albeit a little taller. Most of those guys are 6'4 and up.

Just wondering if anybody else could see him in that mold, or if he is in the middle all the way.
Both...

He'll start middle and could rush outside on 3rd.

He has so many natural tools to work with.
He can blitz on 3rd and short.
He can scrap sideline to sideline and play in the nickel defense.

He could also be 3-4 DE like Blakely.
That 270 he is at now isn't a good 270.
Needs to speed his metabolism. But his frame can get back to 270 of all muscle...bench pressing 100 more pounds than whatever his max is now AND having more stamina.

People get caught up in height -weight and don't consider body type enough.
 

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Crouch 6'2 245 -played RB in high school.
Played both SLB and ILB as a freshman
Daniel Bituli 6'3 250- played DE his freshman season then moved OLB, then MLB..then played outside on key 3rd downs to rush.

Eason is like them, in that he's versatile.
Primarily he will play ILB. But like Brandon Spikes did for Florida and Bituli for us... occasionally he will rush from the outside.
But his Primary position will be ILB.
 

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Because outside pressure is at a premium.

Because a byproduct of gaining weight, even muscle, is lost flexibility and speed.

Because there isnt 1 single MLB I can think of at any level, anywhere, who plays mike at that weight.
Byproduct mentioned above is a possibility but not known for certain. That is why he could play Mike if he kept his speed and mobility, no one cares about the weight if he is effective at that weight. In early 1980’s teams were likely not to consider a 300 pound lineman as an asset who could play competitively. Look at today.
 
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Because outside pressure is at a premium.

Because a byproduct of gaining weight, even muscle, is lost flexibility and speed.

Because there isnt 1 single MLB I can think of at any level, anywhere, who plays mike at that weight.
Levon Kirkland did back in 1990s
Clowney plays LB and has played some MLB after being a DE at South Carolina
Donta Hightower...was 260 ish all through college

His ability to take on OLineman in space, physicality,
Short area speed and his instincts is why you play him at ILB whether at 245 or 270.
He can do it.
 

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Lol just because he didn’t play it doesn’t mean he didn’t learn it. He could have played any LB / DE position if he needed to, he was literally a defensive play caller while Bituli was out.
You just said all the linebackers play all of the positions. My whole point of this conversation was to get others opinions on whether he could play outside.

You act like it is so preposterous that he could play outside. And then you are now telling me that all the linebackers can play all the positions. Gotcha.
 

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You just said all the linebackers play all of the positions. My whole point of this conversation was to get others opinions on whether he could play outside.

You act like it is so preposterous that he could play outside. And then you are now telling me that all the linebackers can play all the positions. Gotcha.
Correction. I said LBs learn all position. I then said they learn how to be a rush end as well so they don’t have to come off the field. Lol don’t put words in my mouth.
 

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Levon Kirkland did back in 1990s
Clowney plays LB and has played some MLB after being a DE at South Carolina
Donta Hightower...was 260 ish all through college

His ability to take on OLineman in space, physicality,
Short area speed and his instincts is why you play him at ILB whether at 245 or 270.
He can do it.
I have no doubt he can at current weight.

My question was where would he play IF, IF, again IF he gains weight.
 

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