Originally posted by jacklegniner:MadDog or Phoenix or any other draft nut:
I''ll pick your brain a little... In other threads I've been talking about finding a Haloti Ngata type NT in the draft. It doesn't seem that there is that type of guy although I do like Jenkins from Georgia. I want more consistent pressure on the opposing QB so our D can get more sacks and more INT's. That's made me look at DE's for the draft but it's difficult to decide which DE's can play in a 3-4 D. I think we can trade whatever to move up or down to get the guy we want so that doesn't bother me. I read a lot last night about guys like Sam Montgomery, Dion Jordan, Sheldon Richardson sounds great but would he fit our D? and then Margus Hunt. You have Hunt at 77 right now. From what I've read he sounds good. I kind of thought he might move up the draft board as well. Any thoughts on the guys I've mentioned or other players that might fit our DE/ NT situation?
Others have answered this question well. I'll elaborate. From a measurement stand point you want 6'3 ish with long arms. He need to be able to pop off blocks without leaning to much. It doesnt matter how heavy he is but he cant be to small or he will get pushed off the ball by the guard. This is why hunt is more suited for 4-3 AT THIS POINT for a 4-3 edge rusher but if hes can still gain 10pds at 26 he has the explosiveness. Dion jordan and montogomery are to small. I could be wrong but i think they're both under 260. Better suited as tweener OLB. the attribute i value most in a DE is his gap pressure. If you watch much film pay attention to how often the DE is single blocked. If he can bust through his gap creating instant pressure thats a good sign. Also watch how they handle double teams. You want somebody who can pop off the blocks and not get blocked out of the play.