Originally posted by TheGoldDiggerrrr:
I don't think we need one that bad. We have Ian, who mostlikely will be a solid starter, will give us what we need 30% a season, we will mostlikely grabe a guy to compete with him. I think we have a bigger hole at Fs and Back up tightend. Two major pieces of the superbowl run left in goldson and walker. I wouldn't say issac was much of anything besides a fat guy who just stood in the middle why everyone else made plays around him. I think Ian will give us the same if not better production than issac ever did. Again I hate issac and thought he was the most overrated niner by this board, with that said im glad he's gone. I think It's BPA for either FS, TE, DT and if Austin the wr falls all beats are off.
The notion that the nose tackle only played 30% of the defensive snaps is wrong; way wrong.
According to Matt Barrows the team played 1014 defensive plays.
Three players lined up a nose tackle during the regular season:Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky Jean Francois, and Ian Williams.
Snaps played at nose tackle
Ian Williams 3
Ricky Jean-Francois 190
Isaac Sopoaga 335
total nose tackle snap 528
SF had a nose tackle on the field for 49.95% of the regular season defensive plays.
I do think that there is a good chance that we will draft a nose tackle in the first three rounds of the draft.
I got the number of defensive snaps from Matt Barrows.
I got the number of defense snaps taken by a 49er nose tackle from Pro Football Focus