Too many people here are acting like athletic defensive tackles are common. We went without one until last year, when we signed a stopgap. Getting a rare commodity for the long-term is an opportunity.
I love how when we talk about individual positions, there's a flood of "BPA!" When we talk about individual prospects, though, it's about whether a guy can get playing time right now. Let's talk a little bit about Dwan Edwards. He's a 32 year-old stopgap who we only signed after he got cut by his team. He produced well, but his six sacks were totally anomalous; he's had less than that in the rest of his career combined. His only other contract offer came from a Miami team that wanted depth. Not a starter. Depth.
Richardson is one of the better prospects in the draft. The bust rate is high for his position, and this whole conversation is dependent upon him interviewing well, but he's a rare and important talent. A defensive tackle that can get into the backfield is growing more and more crucial. He does it well. I wouldn't mind it.