Originally posted by Quest4six:Aaron Donald is not Geno Atkins
NT needs to be big
Atkins is 6'1 325lbs
Donald isn't even over 300lbs (285)
IF he bulks up, he will lose some of that 4.6 40 speed, no way a guy over 300lbs is anywhere close to 4.6
Also, Hands are more active than strong -- could play with more pop and power. Overpowered in the run game and ground up by double teams. Gets snared and controlled by bigger, longer blockers. Not a two-gap player
I pulled that off the combine website... Those are the not problems you would want a NT to have
Lacks playing with power, overpowered in the run game, gets ground up by double teams, no way this guy can change into a NT,
He would LITERALLY have to become a different player
"He's undersized as a defensive tackle lacking adequate height and bulk. Doesn't have the power to consistently hold up at the point of attack against the run and is overpowered by bigger blockers. Must become more consistent with his hand use."
I guess your right. I just pulled that from the weaknesses section of the combine website... Oh wait that's from Geno Atkin 's profile. Says he only weighed 293 coming out of college? He must have bulked up since then.
[ Edited by HarboutTHAT on Apr 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM ]