The D-Line for a 3-4 system is one of the hardest things in the NFL to solidify. With Smith starting to get up in age, an aging and unhappy Franklin at NT, and a platoon serving adequately at the other DE position, it might be a good idea to take advantage of this stellar class.
Not to mention Fangio's 3-4 tends to be more hybrid than pure 3-4, so we might see a lot more 4 DL fronts.
Who wants to draft Cameron Jordan?
The guy was unblockable during the senior bowl and has a ton of moves already for a lineman. Imagine a force like Justin Smith on one side and Cameron Jordan on the other. If we could get consistent pressure on the QB with a 3 man front, that would open up a lot of other possibilities on defense. Not to mention, the DL in a 3-4 is suppose to take on blockers in order to free up the LB's to get to the QB, so it would help the LB core also.
Further, DE's in the 3-4 have less bust potential then other positions and take a while to develop, so it might be good to start now.
The Chiefs took Tyson Jackson at #3 a couple of years ago because they knew how valuable the position is and how hard it is to find good ones.
Also, did I mention, the guy is a BEAST and might be too good of a talent and value to pass up.
I know many on here are caught up in the Von Miller or Prince hype, but I know there are a few that like Cameron. Let's draft him.
[ Edited by RedWaltz24 on Jan 28, 2011 at 18:33:08 ]