Originally posted by tjd808185:
Originally posted by Overkill:
He's one of the best DT prospects I've ever seen, but we shouldn't trade up for him. Much like Dorsey (or Warren Sapp), he's perfect for the 4-3 but would be wasted in a 3-4 imo.
Basically, we would be paying a very high price to move up to get a player that doesn't fit us and plays a position we don't need.
Really I think he compares pretty well to Richard Seymour. I wouldn't be against it. There's 2 types of 3-4's. Teams like NE who bring heat with their DL, and teams like the Steelers who bring heat with their OLB.
Smith, Franklyn, and Suh would be one beasting defensive line.
Maybe - he definitely has enough potential to be intrigued, and he looks like of those guys that could be a very special player.
But I think he looks more like the perfect 3 Technique DT and the transition from 3 to 5 technique is certainly far from automatic. Bottomline is that I wouldn't trade up that far to get him when its not clear he can make the transition imo.
I also think our current DE's are playing very well, so we've obviously got bigger needs (like OLB, S, OT, OG & maybe even CB). Trading up likely means we miss out on the opportunity to address one of those. Its just not worth it to me.