David Veikune talked about moving from DE to LB

CR = Canton Repository

CR Note: “It’s asking a lot for Veikune to soar as a rookie in that he is converting from 4-3 college end to 3-4 pro linebacker. He is being tried inside and outside.”

About his pass coverage experience at UH and how he played LB in high school, Veikune said:
“At Hawaii we dropped a lot in zone coverages, and I played a little bit of linebacker in high school, but it’s a new position for me.” (CR)

Veikune said that he would “work extra hard” to:
“get natural.” (CR)

CR Note: “As a head coach, Mangini’s 2007 Jets put rookie second-round linebacker David Harris on a fast track, playing in a rotation early and starting the last nine games. He was in on a combined 41 tackles in his first two starts. It is hard to compare Harris and Veikune, though, since Harris was an inside linebacker in college.”



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