Not sure I would qualify the recent LBs as after-thoughts.
Riley never received any praise from the fans. Sheppard was looked at too lite play MLB when he first made he switch. People were bitching cus bama had 260lb lbs and all ours are under 230lbs. No one saw the type of season minter or barrow would have.
So yes these guys were an after thought. In fact when Sheppard moved to the middle everyone said that would be the weak spot on the defense. People bitched about recruiting a 3* lb out of georgia.
Fans really know nothing.
This post was edited on 1/19 at 12:24 pm