Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
You don't necessarily need a "big fat guy", I think there's a lot to be said about a more athletic, more mobile NT, a guy like Jesse Williams could be very good in the middle and could even handle being out there for 3 downs if necessary for whatever reason. The downside about some of the real big guys is that they inevitably struggle with conditioning and get worn down by the end of the game. If they could have a nice rotation of 2 NT's going, that would be ideal.
I totally want them to move wherever they need to to take Jesse Williams. He has huge size (6'4", 320 lbs.), but by most accounts, he also has a non-stop motor. I'm just saying I'd like to see him at tackle and an even bigger guy at NT. I want them to get larger on the inside D line. I think the way to handle Russell Wilson is to make sure the OLB's contain him and keep him from leaving the pocket and the inner guys just keep crushing the pocket. In addition, if you have a couple of the inner guys who just can't be blocked by one guy, one of the ILB's can be there to shoot in the middle and drop that little a-hole before he gets the chance to see a lane.