Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:Originally posted by eonblue:Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:Was Dial decent in college?
Yea. I mean as decent as any other Bama linemen.
Sabans Dlines for the past 3 years have been focused on controlled pressure.
He wants players to first and foremost maintain the integrity of the pocket. If a player gets outside his gap he will get an earful after the play.
Playing against the mobile QB/spread offense has caused Saban to abandon the traditional pass rushing fronts for containment principles.
This means Dial didn't put up big numbers, and his performances were very blue collar.
From time to time he showed glimpses of guy that could beat the single block, and he's trench warrior.
Ultimately, I think this is the type of guy we need at NT. If Tomsula can turn Ian Williams into a legit prospect I'm very intrigued to see what he can do with Dial.
If the reports are true and he is weighing in at 350 lbs, I hope he will be good. I forget the name of the GB NT from years back, but I hated when the Niners played him because he wrecked the Oline.