Originally posted by jacklegniner:I don't understand how people get fixed on locking a guy to a certain position. Tank is 6 foot 4 amd weighs 276. Justin Smith when he got drafted was 6 ft 4 and weighed 267. Smith was a good 4-3 DE. He is also great as a 3-4 DE. Tank can add 20 pounds and do the exact same thing.
I'm not even saying that this is the best move but it is possible.
Height and weight have very little to do with it. It's the type of players they are. Tank is a a explosive edge rusher with great dip. You don't move those guys to 5 technique. Justin smith on the other hand was always more of a bull rusher who could more naturally transition to 3-4 end.