Originally Posted by thunderkyss
He's not going to take Watt's place. He's too big to play OLB. He's going to have to play in Antonio Smith's place. We call Antonio a DE since we play a 3-4, but he's really like an UT in a 4-3, even on passing downs.
This guy will be playing the 3 tech, attacking the gap between the weakside guard & tackle. That's a lot different than rushing the outside of the tackle like he probably did in college.
I don't know this guy, but if you don't think he can play inside, he won't fit in our system. He's about Antonio's size, but it's a totally different mindset.
I see him as a replacement for Smith, maybe not this season but next. I do think he can play OLB in certain situations, bumping to NT on passing downs. Given that we play a hybrid 3-4, I like DJs flexibility.