Shuffling the linebacker list? Update: 4/24 12AM


Posted Apr 23, 2004


At first it looked like a solid group of linebackers coming into the 2003 season but several of the nation's top prospects underachieved and did not live up to expectation. Now comes word of a potential shuffle at the top of the crop because of medical concerns. UPDATE 12AM New info on several of the underclassmen.

Scout.com has learned that several teams are red-flagging Miami linebacker Jonathan Vilma as MRI's have revealed a pre-existing knee injury.  While it is not believed to be severe, there is some thought that Vilma could slide into the late first round, potentially into the top of round two.  More as we receive it.

Update

Several other sources have confirmed the Vilma injury situation and expect him to fall significantly. 

Another player who could take a tumble is Will Poole.  Teams have gone back to his days at Boston College and his "rap sheet" is inches long.  Franchises are also looking into a serious off-the-field issue from earlier this year Poole was involved in.

Late word has Reggie Williams dropping.  Two weeks ago several scouts told us Williams was no more than a slow number two receiver and not a difference maker.  Now comes word his pre-draft interviews were not good.

The Eagles are trying desperately to trade up either with the Vikings or Niners.



Related Stories
The Final Mock
 -by NorthwestFootball.net  Apr 23, 2004
Vilma Shrugs Off Size Concerns
 -by CanesTime.com  Apr 23, 2004
2004 NFL Draft: Hurricane Flood
 -by CanesTime.com  Apr 24, 2004

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES
> Members-only Forums
> Insider Information
> Free Agency &
   Draft News
> Expert Chats

Sign Up Today!

Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from ScoutNFLNetwork.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
LB Jonathan Vilma (profile)
[View My HotList]