Originally posted by simplyfloyd:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
good to hear, we need Aubrayo in 2010.
Our D-Line in 2010:
Justin Smith, McDonald
Aubrayo Franklin, RJF
Isaac Sopoaga, Demetric Evans
One thing that stood out to me last year while watching RJF was his raw strength. I don't know if he is big enough to be a classic NT but he sure has the strength.
I really hope he plays well in the preseason at NT, that would be a huge boost for us.
I believe RJF is the same size as bryant young...of course he was a 4-3 defensive tackle, but still...
Like my wife says "size doesn't matter" I would take technique, strength and athletic ability over pure size. Jay Ratliff is one of the best 3-4 NTs and I believe he is under 300lbs. Sopoga got his shot at NT at 330lbs and he didn't much. Also, I heard RJF was up to around 315lbs about the same weight as Franklin.
I'm really looking forward to how DE Khalif Mitchell finishes the season. He has looked good at DE and has also been taking snaps at NT. He is a long shot at making the roster because we will only keep 6 DLinemen. However, Evans could be a surprise cut if Mitchell keeps playing well.