razor150 wrote:I am pretty sure Boulware was projected as a SS in the NFL, and the Seahawks weren't the only ones planning to make that conversion.
And Jim Druckenmiller was projected as a QB. The point is that certain guys are good at certain things. Just as Druckenmiller sucked butt at QB, the fact is that Boulware was an excellent pass rusher and wasn't undersized. He was projected by the Seahawks as a safety prior to the draft, and other teams took a pass on him completely because they felt he was too small to be a defensive end. Of course he was. He wasn't too small to be a LBer though. His speed made a certain team fall in love with the idea of moving him to being a DB, because he hit hard and was fast (thinking Kam Chancellor here). But after his rookie year it was OBVIOUS that he was better suited at LBer. He never got the chance. They forced him into the safety position with a completely undisciplined player in Hamlin next to him. It was a horrible idea. He could have been a force in the role he was in the majority of his rookie year. Covering TE's and playing facing the QB.