Nose Tackles with Flaws aplenty
After reading Bouchette's article today It really confirmed what I had been thinking all along. That every NT candidate in this year's draft has many flaws including the one teams think the most of, Dontari Poe. There is really no safe pick and most are going to be just average in the long run. So what are the Steelers to do?
With Hampton back one more year and McClendon possibly being able to play the position at a high level, they may be better off holding off on selecting one early and go with a few guys late.
As suggested by many on this forum Hebron Fangupo might make an excellent 5th round pick but other teams will want him that round as well. Even he comes with his share of negatives.
So I say take your chances on two guys that may not get drafted at all.
Nicolas Jean Baptiste
who many including myself had going as early as the 3rd round.
And a real dark horse candidate
Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, NT Kent State
6' 1" 334lbs
Bench press: 35
40 time 5.35
Vertical jump 31"
The Steelers were represented at his pro day with several other teams.
Unless a Josh Chapman falls to them in the 3rd I really wouldn't trust any of the other candidates until late..