02-23-2010, 04:13 PM
Join Date: Mar 2005
Re: Some options after Dan Williams
Originally Posted by furley
I'm speaking in terms of good quality alternatives to Williams. I'm reading some of these players might not be ideal at nose tackle. For example, Kade Weston could be too tall, and Jared Odrick or Lamarr Houston's skills might translate better as a defensive end in a 4-3.
Those names I'd mentioned are players who could possibly succeed in a 3-4.
Williams proj. 1/2
Cody proj. 1/2
Thomas proj. 2/3
Troup proj. 3
Joseph proj. 5/6
Ross proj. 7
Ivey proj. 7
Tevaseu, Udofia, Duhart, Koroma, Weston, Granger, Toeaina, Heard... proj. PFA
As NT classes go, this is pretty deep. I'd take Ross in a heart beat if he could play consistently the way he did against Arkansas in their bowl game. I watched some UNC highlights and one thing that stands out when you look past all those flying DL in the backfield is that #93 anchoring against a couple blockers in the middle. Troup is the same kind of player. NE has the option of letting Williams and Cody go and still getting a player they can move inside or outside.
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