I know Harbaugh said that Okoye was going to have to make the team as a defensive linemen - and therefore, not on special teams, but it sounds like Okoye would be the perfect guy to have on kickoffs in particular, but also punts, to stay back and toward the middle of the field to be like a free safety of the kicking teams - a last line of defense (kickers barely count as a last line of defense). It sounds like he's got the speed and I imagine he could very well be able to blow through a block or two if he needed to, to get to the returner. Sounds like a good idea to me - probably because I don't know much of what I'm talking about when it comes to special teams. Summer is the time to think creatively about these kinds of things, though, right?
I also wonder if Okoye is better physically suited to be a middle linebacker where lateral speed is as important as ability to get low with leverage. Of course, the football knowledge and experience it takes to play middle linebacker successfully is likely much greater than defensive tackle, so that's probably not practical. I was just wondering what position Okoye is best physically suited for if lack of football knowledge and experience didn't limit him so much.
[ Edited by 49erphan on Jun 26, 2014 at 6:46 AM ]