Yes, but I have a different take
The die has already been cast.
Justin was such a hard worker in the weight room and it is scary because he was already "country strong"
Justin's influence has already rubbed off on Ray McDonald, who is beasty in his own right. RJF went from a 7th round pick to doing the peanut butter jelly dance to being another fiend in the weight room. Soap already was
He stopped at like 39 reps at the combine because he wanted to.
Tank and Dial will be the next DL to learn from from Justin. Just as will Glen Dorsey, who should finally blossom under Tomsula.
The more I read about Dial, the more I wonder how in the hell he fall that far.
If Okoye can actually put the "football" together with the athleticism, it will be scary
I think he will because he played rugby. RUGBY people. That is football without pads or helmets or anything. Granted, in Rugby, they don't have those fancy "3 gap" or any of that kind of thing going on. He might fall for the occasional screen. Or not, I don't know. I think Okoye might struggle with "playbook" initially but he will be a beast. Justin's influence will rub off on him to.
Justin will mentor Dial, Tank, Dorsey, and Okoye. He will not be selfish with his knowledge. He WILL demand the same effort out of those guys that he puts in himself. We see guys like Dobbs, Tofuaku, and Williams become serviceable DL. Between Tomsula's coaching and Justin's mentoring and example, I think we will have a dominant line.
So, yes, Aldon needs Justin. But the ripples of the waves he has and will create again are more important than any particular 3rd and 7.