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Decatur Freakshow
 
 
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PostSubject: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:30 am

I think it's time to start talking about players that may not be getting attention for this years draft. These players, I feel, are going to slip under some Fantasy radars. Hightower is a good start in my mind.

http://www.kffl.com/a.php/129833/nfl-draft/2012-NFL-Draft-Scouting-Report--Dont-a-Hightower--ILB--Alabama

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By Cory J. Bonini
Edited by Keith Hernandez

Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower declared for the 2012 NFL Draft as a junior and ranks among the best at inside 'backer. His best performance of the 2011 season was an 11-tackle, 1.5-sack, one pass-defensed performance against Mississippi State.

Better player than athlete

Strengths
•Great size (6-foot-4, 260 pounds)
•Strong build, powerful tackler
•Experienced as an edge rusher
•Well-respected team leader
•Plays with intensity and determination
•Knows his assignments and sticks to them - heady, instinctual player
•Hard worker in the weight and film rooms
•Excellent zone awareness in pass defense
•Ideal fit for inside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment

Weaknesses
•Lacks athleticism and speed - will struggle getting to the edge
•Sometimes outright misses on a tackle attempt
•Injury history - torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2009
•Occasionally takes poor angles
•Lacks flexibility and speed in pass defense
•Diagnosis of plays can be a little slow
Expected draft placementHightower should be a late first- or early second-round pick in April. He could go to the likes of the San Diego Chargers (No. 18), Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 24) and Baltimore Ravens (No. 29).

I think if he ends up at Pittsburgh or Baltimore, he will develop into a top tier LB. I think he has tons of ability and some teams are going to miss out.
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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:20 am

Thanks for the post Bob. This kind of stuff is always really useful as it's easy to miss good IDP rookies.

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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:41 am

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Hightower is expected to be sidelined six to seven months following offseason surgery on his right shoulder, the Boston Globe reported on Thursday.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport originally reported Hightower's labrum procedure in February. The linebacker was on the injury report since Week 14 with a shoulder injury.


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:34 am

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Per source, Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is believed to have suffered an MCL sprain last night in Denver.


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:37 pm

To re-sign with the Patriots. That was a tease.


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:38 pm

4 years, 43.5 mil, 19 guaranteed


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:11 pm

He's an RFA, but if anyone wants him it won't take much...

cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:14 pm

Philadelphia Pigskins wrote:
He's an RFA, but if anyone wants him it won't take much...

cheers



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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:39 pm

Titletown Tyrants wrote:
Philadelphia Pigskins wrote:
He's an RFA, but if anyone wants him it won't take much...

cheers


ROTFLMAO ROTFLMAO lol3


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Show me the money!


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:02 pm

Titletown Tyrants wrote:
Philadelphia Pigskins wrote:
He's an RFA, but if anyone wants him it won't take much...

cheers


laughing ROTFLMAO Laughing rofl clap

Very nice Nick.


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:15 am

Titletown Tyrants wrote:
Philadelphia Pigskins wrote:
He's an RFA, but if anyone wants him it won't take much...

cheers


Awesome!!!

Trying to pull an Edelman with Hightower I see...


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:54 am

According to PFT, Hightower met with famous surgeon Dr. James Andrews regarding his knee.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/09/17/report-donta-hightower-sought-a-second-opinion-on-knee-from-dr-james-andrews/


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PostSubject: Re: Dont'a Hightower LB NEP   Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:15 am

Pats should trade for Vaccaro and play him at nickel LB.


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