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Can Vic So'oto play on the right?

As I'm sure all of you know, Vic So'oto was a dominant force this preseason. The undrafted rookie OLB from BYU put up 2.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and returned an interception 33 yards for a score. Outside of Clay Matthews, he looks to be the most physically gifted linebacker the Packers have on the outside, and he could certainly help in the pass rush. Certainly they need to get him on the field.

Here's the thing. I've only seen him play the LOLB spot, which is where Matthews makes his money, so I doubt he sees much action there. Do you guys think So'oto has what it takes to play on the right side. where Erik Walden currently lines up? This might not be true in all schemes, but I feel many 3-4 defenses, Packers included, like to put their premier pass rusher on the left and then a guy with a little more coverage ability on the right. Despite the pick-six, I think it's safe to say that So'oto's forte is applying pressure on the QB, while his biggest weakness is currently defending the pass.

So basically, what I'm asking ya'll to discuss is if Vic So'oto has the ability to compete for the starting ROLB spot, and if this would be a good move for the Packers. If not, how do you see GB using him? Situational pass-rusher, occasional speller for Matthews?

 

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