Originally Posted by thunderkyss
It's not going to happen.
What I truly dislike about this, & it's not just your mock, it's "everybody's" mock.
It's not going to happen. & when it's not going to happen, you & "everybody else" are going to complain about our run defense. Whether we are #5 in run defense, or #7 in run defense, because we don't have that 320lb mountain of a man in the middle..... our run defense "sucks"
Bottom line, & I mean absolutely no disrespect, but when we consistently pick 320lb NTs we're saying that we don't understand what our team is trying to do, we don't agree with what our team is trying to do, or some mixture of both.
What you and Corrosion are not mentioning is Phillips has never said he prefers a smaller Nose for his scheme. He has said he works with what he has. Sacks from the Nose are just gravy, a Nose is primarily to shut down the run (which Mitchell and Cody did not do) and take up blocks so the other two Dline and your OLBs can cause havoc with QB. If the Nose can collapse the pocket and Hankins, Sy Williams and Brandon Williams can, you have a great fit. If Phillips were opposed to big boys we never would have tried out Fangupo. he did not have skill set but Wade did allow him. If we do draft Short over Hankins, I will then agree with you. If we go for other positions 1- 3B and not select a NT all that means is Texans felt those postions had greater need. I have said that I have feeling that Wade will start Mitchell and use what he has for backups. I think that is a mistake but would gladly say I am wrong as that would allow us to foucus on other spots.