Originally Posted by thunderkyss
I don't think Wade sees the Nose the same way we do. We look at our defensive front & we "see" a 3-4, but he plays it more like a 4-3. His weakside DE is more like a 4-3 UT & his nose is more like a 4-3 strongside DT. These guys can be huge like Kyle Williams & be successful, or they can be like your traditional 4-3 tackle who normally goes unrecognized (Shuan Cody).
Wade's defense is not about taking up blocks or making it easier for others to make plays. He attacks the gaps, he wants the offense to react to what we're doing, cause havoc all along the line.
I could be completely wrong. I'm just a guy. But I don't think we'll ever spend a 1st on a guy to play Shaun Cody's position. That is the big ugly of the big uglies. He does all the dirty work, noone will ever know his name.
We might get lucky & find an overacheiver like Jay Ratliff, but he won't be a first rounder.
I'm not sure they'll grab a NT in the first as its pretty much a 2 down player, BUT Wade has used mammoth NTs in the past, he had big Ted Washington in Bufflo and Jamal Williams in SD, both played around 340 if I remember correctly.