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2012 Bills Draft - SLB Pass Rush Specialist


Now that the Bills have decided to revert to running a 4-3 base defense, have apparently promoted Kirk Morrison to starting SLB and are actively negotiating with him (all of which I agree with) I still believe they will need help improving the pathetic lack of pass rush from multiple positions and I further believe there should be room to add a pass rush specialist who replaces Morrison just for that purpose on pass plays.

Although one option might be Arthur Moats I believe another option is posed by the 2012 draft. Specifically, I would like to see the Bills add a really good pass rush specialist who is capable of coverage and can play OLB but who is primarily a devastating pass rush specialist. I have two excellent candidates in mind (one primary, the other secondary).

First is former Boise State DE Shea McClellin, who weighed in at the Senior Bowl at 6-3, 248 (down from 255 he carried as DE) and showed he had the instincts and agility to play OLB at the next level. Second is another former college DE but one who is physically different from McClellin - WVU's Bruce Irvin. Irvin, who goes 6-2, 245, supposedly runs a [i]sub[/i] 4.4 40! He totaled 22 QB sacks over the past two college seasons and he also projects to OLB in the NFL. If McClellin is gone I would take Irvin in a heartbeat for the same pass rush specialist role I have in mind.

Yes; this pass rush specialist role is essentially exactly what Aaron Maybin now does for the Jets. Hopefully the breakout season Maybin had in the role last year is evidence of the value of the right kind of asset in the role can bring to a team that needs help generating an edge pass rush. The Bills still need to focus first on the RDE position but I think having an additional pass rush specialist behind Morrison on the depth chart could only help resolve this problem even more. I like McClellin or Irvin in Round 3 for that role a whole lot.

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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