Originally posted by jacklegniner:
I've said this to other people and I'm glad people feel the same. The NT is probably the most important part of a 3-4 D. We had guys in there to keep us going but what I want out of this draft is a Haloti Ngata type guy. I don't know who compares to him in this years draft but if there is one, I say trade however many picks to get him. We have 14 picks and maybe more with an Alex trade. 14 guys will not make this Pro-bowl roster filled team. They will be waisted picks. We need to trade away for future draft picks or group picks together to trade up etc...
We have a lot of talent on D but a good NT will make teams one dimensional. They won't be able to run on us. That was the case 2 years ago but this year it was up and down.
Whether you agree or not, who is most like Ngata in this years draft?
There's no guys like Ngata but Jesse Williams is similar in the regard that he's very versatile, you can move him around along the defensive line as he can play pretty much anywhere. He won't give you much in the way of pass rush but he's an absolute beast in terms of holding his ground, controlling his assignment, stuffing the run and engaging multiple blockers.