Why is it that we all think Ngata is a NT?
I feel lied to.
On that note though he causes a lot of havoc playing DE in a 3-4 and we just need a fatty to play NT (Or a well conditioned athlete in the case of Wilfork) would you draft Star to play 3-4 DE?
I know Walter has him listed as the #1 NT but if he works better playing like Ngata I'm game for whatever makes our Defense monsters.
I'd definitely draft him to play a 34 DE, he could be a monster at the next level. He's a very high-risk/high-reward player, though, so I don't know if I would draft him in the Top 5.
As far as a NT, honestly Ron Edwards (if he can come back from two pretty severe injuries) played NT in Kansas City, so he's an option, even if he's just a rotational player. Fua was a NT in college in a 34, and could definitely player better there than in at the NT position in a 43.
However, if I was looking to draft players for a 34, I would look at players like Jackson Jeffcoat from Texas (might drop to the early 2nd because of a pectoral injury) who is very similar to a Whitney Mercilus or Ryan Kerrigan. Can be a stand-up, drop into coverage guy, can be a hand in the dirt pass-rusher, or can be a hybrid of both.
Then there's Alex Okafor, also from Texas, who is more similar to a JJ Watt style player. More suited at the DE position in a 34, but can be incredibly disruptive.
Then there's guys like Jesse Williams, from Alabama, who could dominate the game from the NT position in a 34.