Don't want Richardson. Dwan and Neblett are UTs, not NTs. If our starting DTs are Dwan and Richardson, sure we'll get a few sacks from the DT position every now and then, but teams are going to keep running up the middle on us. They'll just scheme away from them. It would definitely be in the vein of the Jim Johnson scheme, but I'd rather get Star or Hankins in the 1st or Jesse Williams or someone comparable in the 2nd and have someone to plug that middle.
Chung is garbage. Dwan is NOT a NT. He's a 5 tech in a 3-4 and a UT in a 4-3. I like Woods, but id rather have Patterson. Think
theres more of a ceiling to him.
Like I mentioned, I know that Richardson is an "UT" and "NOT" a NT. I said that taking Richardson is clearly taking the BPA. Jon Jenkins and Jesse Williams are NT, but neither of the two arent really worth taking in the top15. Dwan has experience playing in a 34 D, which I think would really help him play the run for a NT. I can really see Dwan making the transition to a NT easily. Remember that he played DE in a 34 D both at Baltimore and Buffalo. Fans here are getting the assumption that Dwan is just a pass rushing UT because of the season he put up this year for us. Go back and look at his statistic and it'll show that he was never the pass rushing UT he is today. What does a DE in a 34 D do? They played the run and let the linebackers make the play.
Look at Ngata for example. He's clearly a 43 NT, but he's playing the DE spot for the 34 D in Baltimore. I just think that when you talk about both side of the ball, talking "Dline and Oline" that players can make easy transition anywhere on the line. A DE can move inside and play DT, a DT can move outside and play DE, an OT can move inside and play OG, and an OG can move outside to play OT. It's simply a mentality thing unlike talking about moving a MLB to OLB i.e., Jon Beason. The skillsets are different in these areas as do in the secondary also. Kuechly or Beason wont be as successful on the outside because now they'll have to drop back and cover faster TEs. But a Byron Bell can move from RT to RG, or a Travelle Wharton can move from LG to LT to RG/RT.