Originally Posted by El-Gonzo Jackson
Shutdown, I dont see a guy like Still at 6'5" 303lbs being a NT. Especially since most of the scouts and NFL writers like Pasquerelli, Tony Pauline, Mel Kiper and yes the local scribes like Dulac and Bouchette all say he is either a 5 technique or a 3 technique.
I think Hood, Heyward, Keisel and Al Woods are good depth at DE. Heck , I think McClendon can play DE for us too. Dont need to draft Still.
Oh I'm not saying we should draft him, but to imply Dontari Poe can play nose tackle anymore effectively than Devon Still is insane, media-driven garbage. Poe ends up on the ground consistently when trying to handle a one on one run block. He gets blown way off the ball everytime he is double teamed.
Still is much better suited for 43DT or 34DE, but he could handle nose if asked of him. I really don't know if Poe could even play the position without a year or two of coaching.
If you're looking at Poe as a 34 nose he shouldn't even have a first round grade on your board. He's a huge man but has very little functional strength.