Originally posted by NCommand:
I watched the video of him (see below). I like his size but he seemed to be cut-block rather easily and wasn't very strong or elusive at the POC; pushed back a lot (recovers well) He looked like he was blocked one-on-one easily too (even by a TE solo - see :25 mark). And it appears like he's playing DT in a 4-3.
Post #10, first video.
You guys have any other insight? On a better true two-gap NT who can hold AND collapse the pocket?
He's playing a lot of 3-4 DE (5-tech) in this video, as well as a little nose. Seems the predominant look Georgia shows is just the base 3-4 with the OLBs rolled up on the line of scrimmage.
Difficult to judge his ability to occupy multiple blockers or get push on stretch and other outside zone plays, a lot of which went opposite him. The one thing that does jump out is his movement, which is pretty damn solid for someone that's 6'3", 360.
Also, that's Auburn's RT blocking him at the 0:25 mark and he does a fairly solid job of holding his ground on the play in question. 3-4 DLs in base sets are not asked to penetrate gaps. It's a two-gap scheme, as you indicated.
If you want someone that's a little more explosive but doesn't eat up quite as much space, Sylvester Williams is probably the guy.
[ Edited by JamesGatz83 on Feb 22, 2013 at 3:49 PM ]