It doesn't matter who can win a race, it matters who can identify a play, react to it, and get there quicker. Straight-line speed and shuttle drills are good, but at some point you have to look at productivity and level of competition as well.
Connor is Penn State's leading tackler, for what it's worth.
your the one who used the combine results to support your idea that connor should be the SLB and now your saying they aren't really all that important? why did you bring them up then?
Bringing up his combine results and his college productivity isn't all that relevant, he's in the NFL now.
I feel that connor is a very good MLB I just don't think he'll make it on the outside consistently
. He can be a package guy and the backup MLB. And it wouldn't be a disaster if he I'd like to be wrong since it seems we're really going to rely on our younger guys. But I don't see him as a cover 2 OLB. He's just a hair too slow, he's not really clumsy but it just seems like he's moving slower than a lot of guys. I don't think he'll be an effective blitzer at all from what I've seen.
The pats game that everybody has brought up where he got 8 or 11 tackles also had Anderson getting 9 and Beason getting 16. Brady had a lot underneath that game 10 yard average and they ran the ball 38 times at a great YPC. All the linebackers had tackles that game.