NT is a hard position to judge. Soap is definitely not the game-wrecker that Wilfork or Ngata can be, but those guys are rare. He can't disrupt the pocket or make plays down the line, but he does eat up two blockers and funnels the action to our All-Pro ILB duo. That's his primary responsibility, and he does it well enough. My main issue with him is his salary and age. It's just about time to look for an upgrade.
If we want a massive, athletic NT that will collapse the pocket, penetrate into the backfield, and stuff the run all at the same time than by all means, draft one in the 1st round. In the mean time Soap has done a fine job. We've been top 3 against the run with him as a starter so something must be going right, even if his only responsibility is to allow Willis and Bowman to make the play.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Feb 11, 2013 at 4:54 PM ]